Just Listed in the Poconos: Rustic Contemporary Bi-Level on Lake Wallenpaupack

This house is configured in such a way that it could serve as two residences. Its location will make it worth the additional money you will spend fixing it up.

house for sale lake wallenpaupack rustic contemporary lakeside exterior

With two covered, screened porches and one open deck, this handsome rustic contemporary makes the most of its location on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack. It’s big enough to handle one family comfortably and outfitted to accommodate guests living separately. It’s located at 1146 Salem Park Lane, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 | Pike Wayne Association of Realtors MLS images via Keller Williams Real Estate

This week, I have two attractive Poconos houses to show you.

One is a very nice rustic contemporary in good condition. The other is a more run-of-the-mill contemporary house that could stand some renovating.

The funny thing is, both of these residences occupy the same container, namely, this Lake Wallenpaupack rustic contemporary house for sale.

The structure is a classic bi-level built in the mid-1980s. It’s outfitted in such a way that, if you bought it, your family could live on the upper floor and your in-laws or friends on the lower one when you came here on vacation. Or you and your brood could simply occupy the whole thing, as the current owners do.

house for sale lake wallenpaupack rustic contemporary main living area

Main living area

The main floor is on top, up the flight of stairs from the entrance. It consists of an open main living area, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The living-room portion of the main living area has a beamed vaulted ceiling.

house for sale lake wallenpaupack rustic contemporary DINING ROOM

Dining room

Sliding doors lead from the adjacent dining room to the enclosed sun porch.

house for sale lake wallenpaupack rustic contemporary sun porch

Sun porch

And a door leads from the sun porch to an open deck.

house for sale lake wallenpaupack rustic contemporary kitchen


The kitchen is in good shape, with bar seating at an L-shaped peninsula.

kitchen and bar seating

Kitchen and bar seating

Nonetheless, it’s clear that about the only things in the kitchen that aren’t 1980s originals are the appliances.

primary bedroom

Primary bedroom

The primary bedroom has two large closets, while the smaller second bedroom has plywood paneling.

main-floor bathroom

Main-floor bathroom

The bathroom, likewise an original, is also in good shape, with country-style cabinetry and lighting and a fiberglass tub/shower with glass doors.

lower-level kitchenette


At the bottom of the flight of stairs down from the main entrance, you will see this kitchenette. As you can see, it has room for a microwave (or maybe even a regular) oven in it — or you could reconfigure it into a full kitchen by replacing the two-burner cooktop with a small range.

recreation room

Recreation room

To the right of the stairs is this rec room. Off to one side of it is a small bedroom. And beyond it is a covered screened porch spanning the width of the floor. A larger bedroom and a bathroom with shower and laundry lie to the left of the stairs.



Both porches and the deck look out on this house’s backyard, which slopes downward to the Lake Wallenpaupack shore.

boat slips

Boat slips

75 feet of that shoreline is your own, and you will find two movable boat slips at its edge.

This Lake Wallenpaupack rustic contemporary house for sale sits on the lake’s upper reaches. Of course, you can go fishing, sailing and boating — even powerboating — on the lake right now. And there are several lakeside recreation areas within a reasonable drive of here.

Frankly, given that it does need some work, I’d say this Lake Wallenpaupack rustic contemporary house for sale might be a tad overpriced. But if you don’t need that kitchenette right away, you can put fixing it up off, and everything else in this house is in good shape, even if some of it could stand some cosmetic improvement. Besides, you’re also paying for the lakeshore that comes with it.





SALE PRICE: $675,000

OTHER STUFF: There’s plenty of room to park your vehicles on the parking pad next to the landward side of the house. It also has a garage and storage shed for your tools and lake toys. A $600 annual homeowners association fee covers maintenance of local roads.

1146 Salem Park Lane, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 [Karen E. Rice | Keller Williams Real Estate]