Just Listed: Modern Rustic Lodge in Hawley
Name your sport — hunting, fishing, skiing, whatever — and know you have plenty of opportunities to indulge all around you in this spacious, recently built retreat.
The Pocono Mountains are an outdoor sports lover’s paradise. Whether it’s skiing, ice skating or ice fishing in the winter or hiking, mountain biking, boating, swimming, fishing or hunting in the summer, the region overflows with places where you can indulge each passion.
Guess which outdoor sport the owner of this Hawley modern rustic house for sale indulges in.
Advance warning: if you’re not an avid hunter, please do your best to mentally edit out all the taxidermy you will see in the photos below, for these stuffed animals will not be your companions should you decide to buy this spacious rustic compound.
Even though you will probably have a hard time chasing images of Theodore Roosevelt from your mind as you look at the pictures, you should banish them, for this house has plenty of goodies to offer anyone who loves the outdoors and also wants to invite guests to share the love with them.
It actually has its own pond, for starters, so you can go swimming whenever you feel like it. Several nearby lakes offer opportunities to enjoy other water sports, like sailing, power boating, and fishing.
And it has plenty of space on the inside for relaxation and entertaining in a rustic early-20th-century environment that’s all of 11 years old.
Because this house sits on a lot that slopes downward to the pond in back, you enter it through a main door next to its detached three-car garage, adjacent to the upper floor.
That main door takes you directly into the houses dining room. The current owner, it appears, doesn’t throw too many dinner parties, for the space currently sits empty save for its large area rug, some wall decor, and the antlers ringing its chandelier.
The main living space onto which the dining room opens, however, is far from empty.
A full-height stone fireplace flanked by bookshelves anchors its living-room end.
And a vaulted knotty-pine ceiling ties it to its very spacious, very well equipped kitchen. That kitchen offers breakfast bar seating at its peninsula.
And next to it, a dining nook ringed by windows opens onto the upper covered balcony, where you will find a screened-in porch under its turret.
The primary bedroom suite lies to the right of the dining room. Its bedroom also has a full-height stone fireplace and knotty pine trim on its tray ceiling.
The stairs that separate the dining room from the hallway leading past the kitchen pantry to the powder room and garage lead down to the walkout lower level.
The centerpiece of the lower level is the spacious family room, which has sliding doors that open out onto the rear patio. In composition, it’s similar to the living room above it, only minus the knotty-pine vaulted ceiling and with a regular fireplace in place of the full-height one.
Three other bedrooms, two with bay windows and one of those with a knotty pine ceiling, share this floor with the family room. The bedroom with the knotty pine ceiling is a secondary suite with an en-suite bath, while the other two bedrooms share a hall bath.
Also on this floor is a library lined with display cases. There’s also a storage room with ample shelving and a pine-lined hideaway next to the library.
The backyard has a fire pit in addition to the pond, and next to the main house is a guest house.
Most of its rooms are fully clad in knotty pine and currently stuffed with stuffed animals.
This home office is also in the guest house, on its upper floor. It too has taxidermy to keep the current owner company. (Remember, you can actually use this house to put up your visiting guests after you buy it. Presumably, the trophy animal collection will move with the owner.)
This Hawley modern rustic house for sale is actually a little closer to the Delaware River than to the Upper Poconos burg whose post office services it, but that’s a minor quibble. Also close to this house is the Big Bear ski area at Masthope Mountain, which lies between here and the river, and there are at least three large lakes close by. I can’t tell you which of these offer public access, but I can tell you that if you drive over to Hawley, it’s a very short jaunt from there to Lake Wallenpaupack, which offers plenty of public access.
So if getting out there is your goal, then this Hawley modern rustic house for sale makes an ideal home base, whether or not hunting’s your thing.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 5,967
SALE PRICE: $799,000
140 Corkys Rd., Hawley, Pa. 18426 [Barbara Wainwright | Davis R. Chant Realtors — Milford]