Just Listed in the Poconos: Modern Log House in Lake Ariel
Want all the modern comforts in an old-timey rustic package? This house has your name on it.
The image of the log house in American culture remains mainly that of the modest cabin in the woods, maybe with a steel chimney with smoke pouring out of it. Abraham Lincoln was famously born in one of these, in Kentucky.
But anyone who has seen enough houses knows that log houses come in all shapes and sizes, from those modest cabins to palatial lodges and mansions. But no matter how big or small they are, they all carry with them a whiff of the rustic and outdoorsy.
So does this Lake Ariel log house for sale. It’s back on the market after the person who bought it was unable to sell the house they owned.
This rancher dates to 1994, so in addition to being rustic, it’s also very modern.
But only on the inside. Outside, it has that timeless, homey, country look and feel, thanks mainly to its expansive front porch.
It also has a rear deck.
That deck sits off the equally homey and spacious living room. Like all the other rooms in this house, it has walls consisting of both actual logs (the exterior walls in most cases) and wood planks (mainly knotty pine on the interior walls). And like the rest of the main living area and two other rooms, it also has wood ceilings with log beams. This room also boasts a full-height stone fireplace with a wood stove insert.
You enter this house, however, via the dining room, which is open to the living room. It has a picnic-style dining table, or you could replace it with a more conventional one.
So is the up-to-date kitchen next to the dining room and one with it. It has bar seating for four and modern stainless-steel appliances. The open plan makes the main living area ideal for entertaining.
Two of this house’s three bedrooms sit off the living room and share a hall bath. The one shown here has a day bed and bunk beds for the kids.
The wing of the house containing the primary bedroom also has a den with a bay window. Currently configured as a music studio, it could also serve as a home office or a fourth bedroom.
Both the den and the primary bedroom have beamed ceilings like those in the main living area. It also has plenty of room.
Its bathroom has a shower stall with a rain shower head. And, of course, this house has a laundry room with a utility sink.
A detached garage holds three cars and has a bonus room above it. It could serve as a gym, playroom or studio.
This Lake Ariel log house for sale sits on a little more than seven wooded acres in the Indian Rocks community at the head of Lake Wallenpaupack. The community has a clubhouse that you can rent for events or use as a hangout. A gym sits next to the clubhouse, and a single key available for purchase for an annual fee unlocks the doors to both. The community also has tennis and pickleball courts, a cafe, a pond next to the lake, a horseshoe pit and cornhole game, and a kids’ play area with a pirate ship. A community beach and boat docks are on the lake itself.
Indian Rocks is also easy to reach from I-84, which begins in Scranton. The Ledgedale Recreation Area and Ledgedale Natural Area sit just outside the community entrance, and the Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center are just a short distance up the road.
Combine all this with the woodsy look and feel of this house, and you will have a perfect spot for your Poconos second home.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,880
SALE PRICE: $599,000
OTHER STUFF: No information about dues or fees appears in the listing, but Indian Rocks does have a Property Owners Association that you will join upon purchase of this house. The POA charges an annual assessment, an annual capital improvement fee and an annual capital assessment. The fees are set at the beginning of each year; for 2023, those are $925, $875 and $125, respectively.
19 Polaris Way, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 [Elena Nouri | Davis R. Chant Realtors]