Just Listed in the Poconos: Lake Wallenpaupack Cabin in Tafton
Just steps from the lakeshore, this roomy 1950s classic cabin has gotten updated and enhanced where it counts.
For some reason, whenever I see knotty pine, I think of the 1950s and basement recreation rooms covered with the stuff. Whether it was planks or paneling, knotty pine was the wood of choice for creating warm, welcoming spaces in that pivotal decade.
Many of those rec rooms also had linoleum floors that now look awfully dated. Thankfully, whoever built this Lake Wallenpaupack cabin house for sale in 1956 avoided that mistake, opting to install pine floors — some of them knotty too — in this celebration of knotty pine.
Situated on an 0.59-acre lot, this woodsy cabin near the lake’s south end captures the ambiance of the Fifties but has been updated and expanded in all the right places.
Starting with the expansive deck with built-in seating in front.
From it, you enter the house via a sun porch that now serves as a game room. Two storage closets in this room give you plenty of space to store winter coats and other clothes.
Then you pass through another door that takes you to a very modern open main living area.
The living room has a bluestone fireplace with wood stove as its centerpiece.
Next to it lie the kitchen and a casual dining area.
The kitchen has been totally updated, with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and an island with bar seating.
In back of the kitchen you find the formal dining room. This room has two large pantry cabinets where you can store groceries and gadgets.
To the left of the living room are two bedrooms with a hall bath in between. The bedroom not pictured here has a knotty pine accent wall with a work desk alcove.
Stairs lead up from the front door to the second floor and a large flexible room that can serve as a rec room or sleeping space, as here.
Also on this floor are a third bedroom and a spa bathroom that includes a jetted tub, stall shower, bidet and heated towel rack.
The spacious backyard includes a gazebo, a fire pit and a stone patio with picnic table. The unfinished basement contains the laundry facilities, plenty of workshop or storage space, and room enough to park a car on the other side of its garage door.
Even though this house is not right on the lake, a two-minute walk down a path leading from the front of this house takes you to it. Not only can you see the lake at the end of the path from your front deck, but you also have deeded rights to access it.
On top of all this, this Lake Wallenpaupack cabin house for sale comes with all the furniture you see in these photos. And it comes with no homeowners association fee. That makes this rustic beauty an even better bargain in a region filled with vacation-home bargains.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,626, plus 765 in the unfinished basement
SALE PRICE: $269,000
116 Spinnler Point Rd., Tafton, Pa. 18464 [Karen Rice | Joseph J. O’Brien Realtor, Inc.]