On the Market in the Poconos: Cedar Contemporary in Hemlock Farms

This rambling modern house is configured so that you can invite your relatives and their families, or your friends and theirs, to spend time with you.

house for sale hemlock farms cedar contemporary exterior front

Love having your relatives over but don’t want them underfoot all the time? The unique design of this cedar contemporary home lets you put them up in a separate wing. It’s located at 123 Remuda Dr., Blooming Grove, Pa. 18428 | Pike Wayne Association of Realtors/OneKey MLS images via Service World Realty

Much like so many new modern townhouses in Philadelphia look alike, it becomes hard to tell Poconos houses apart from one another after a while. Those that don’t mimic midcentury or modern Main Line Colonials all tend to follow the 1970s-1980s contemporary aesthetic, and the great majority of them are painted in neutral shades like gray or beige.

This Hemlock Farms cedar contemporary house for sale, then, is a standout in several ways.

For starters, it’s built of Western red cedar tongue-and-groove siding. You don’t find that type of wood all that often around here. Its russet color makes you take notice.

So does its unusual layout. This house actually consists of two pavilions connected by an L-shaped corridor emanating from the foyer.

house for sale hemlock farms cedar contemporary main living area

Main living area

house for sale hemlock farms cedar contemporary balcony view

Main living area, view from balcony

The one to the right of the foyer takes you to the main house. It boasts a totally open main living area with a cathedral ceiling, a full-height stone fireplace and windows that stretch just as high. The living room is bracketed by decks in front and back.

house for sale hemlock farms cedar contemporary sun porch

Sun porch

Beyond the kitchen and dining room lies a sun porch. Two bedrooms and a full bath sit off the living room.

primary bedroom

Primary bedroom

primary bathroom

Primary bathroom

A balcony hallway leads to the primary suite on the second floor. Its bedroom and bathroom both have vaulted ceilings with clerestory windows, and the bathroom features a jetted soaking tub and dual vanities.

basement rec room

Basement rec room

Down below the main floor is a finished basement with plenty of room for a home theater, game room, home office or all three. You’ll also find unfinished storage and laundry rooms down here.

guest suite living room

Guest suite living room

Heading back to the foyer and turning right takes you to the pavilion with the two-car garage and workshop. Its upper floor contains a guest suite consisting of a living/recreation room, two bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bath between them, and a half bath for visiting friends.

Both its amenities and its unique design make this Hemlock Farms cedar contemporary house for sale ideal for anyone who invites relatives or friends to come spend time with them when they’re on vacation. And since it’s located in Hemlock Farms, you and your guests will have access to an unrivaled array of community facilities, clubs, amenities and activities. If you plan on spending lots of time here, you may even want to consider joining the Lords Valley Country Club, contained within the community.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $650,000

OTHER STUFF: A $200 monthly association fee covers snow removal, trash removal and access to the community facilities. Those facilities include three swimming pools (one indoors), tennis courts, a community center, a fitness center and Hemlock Lake and its beaches and boat ramp. There’s also a summer camp for the kids.

123 Remuda Dr., Blooming Grove, Pa. 18428 [Svetlana Tamam | Service World Realty via Zillow]