A Safe Haven in the Wild

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A Safe Haven in the Wild

The wild borders of an Adirondack life. Where the land ends and green mountains are carved on the horizon. Where the stillness is more silent, and the silence is more still. This is TempleWood. Set on the Southern border of the Great Adirondack Park. Here, in the night sky, the moon and milky way compete for attention. And the morning sun ushers in the day with equal brightness and beauty. This is the place to reset your circadian rhythm. This is not a place where nature sits off in the distance – this is total immersion. Here, you are a wilderness creature, and you are as much a part of the terrain as the pines and the fern. This home was designed by its architect owner to pay homage to the forest and water of the Great Northwoods. It is Adirondack Style Greek Revival and named after a Celtic Stone Circle in Scotland. Situated on 14 acres surrounded by over 25,000 acres of Adirondack Park Forever Wild Wilderness on 3 sides, and 600 feet of waterfront on Canada Lake with 10 miles of navigable water. This was, and is, and artist’s retreat, and an astronomer’s dream. The home incorporates and interacts with the scenery providing a connection to the environment. Ideally oriented for solar power and with continually flowing fresh water, this home could be your off-grid oasis. Need I even say, this place is very special. A place where time is told by the quivering of leaves and the wind in the pines. A place where the mountains stand shoulder to shoulder around you in a full circle. Let the forest pour its silence around you. Let the pitch dark outline of the mountains be the last thing you see before sleep. I promise, you will be forever changed. 

Here you will find luxury living in a year-round, 3,000 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 full and 3 half bath, lake front home with complete and total privacy. Located at the end of the road, your private drive leads to enchanting landscaping, terraces, brick walk ways, patios, stone walls, and a bocce court. Expanded living space will be found in the 500 sq. ft. four seasons room attached to the finished 4 car garage. And, in the fully finished, 1,800 sq. ft. basement with hearth and woodstove. For entertaining, the kitchen is a chef’s dream with a six burner, plus griddle or grill, commercial stove with 2 convection ovens and 2 broilers. A 6x12 foot center island includes room for several people to prepare food while 4 others can be seated on the other side. Features are: 5 zone radiant heat, all custom Marvin exterior doors and windows, custom raised panel interior doors with mortised antique Corbin locksets, hinges are quality antique brass reproductions, fully functioning Rumford fireplace with cast iron soapstone woodstove in the great room. The superb attention to detail is a common characteristic throughout this home. Offered fully furnished. 

Cooperstown, Saratoga, Lake George, all within a fun afternoon drive and NYC only 3.5 hours south. Royal Mountain Ski area is 25 minutes away with fabulously groomed trails and minimal crowds, wonderful cross country skiing right from your door and snowmobiling trails nearby.