Theodore Roosevelt would have loved this place.
If solid wood is the wave of the future in building construction, the builders of this Lake Wallenpaupack log home for sale must have misheard the bugle call.
Instead of using solid lumber, the designer of this large log home, Durfield Log & Timber of Williams Lake, British Columbia, used solid lumber to build this home.
It is “massive” like the large logs of western red cedar that support the ceilings, roof, and porches. Local company Ann’s Construction did all of the heavy lifting to put them in place. Looks like several dozen ancient trees gave their lives to build this place.
I can forgive that if the result is as breathtaking as this truly unique lakeside retreat which is only 15 years old but which channels the early 1900s.
Outside, it benefits from its location on the hillside by the lake. Balconies, terraces and gazebo all offer stunning views of Lake Wallenpaupack through the trees that line it.
Inside, it offers the grandeur and musculature of our Western National Parks lodges, but on a more intimate scale.
“Intimate” might not be the word you would choose to describe the breathtaking large room, which rises over two floors and features a 26-foot-high window overlooking the lake. But it is a space built to accommodate a family and their guests, not multitudes. And it’s definitely big enough to accommodate a decent crowd for a fun night out.
Of course, it does so with all the rustic touches and exterior decor one would expect from a home like this.
These deer antler chandeliers in the Great Room, however, aren’t the only custom-made fixtures in this home. The dining room, kitchen and playroom all have custom pendant lights with forest designs.
The kitchen is also very well equipped for civilized meals. There is a bar and wine rack next door for the pre-dinner reception.
And after dinner, everyone can go down to the games room to play shuffleboard, foosball, pool or pinball – or just hang out at the bar for a drink or watch sports or games. movies on the large screen television over the fireplace.
Two bunk bedrooms on the lower level can accommodate younger guests and three regular bedrooms can accommodate adults. One is a ground-floor suite with a lavish private bathroom.
Your own private retreat takes up most of the second floor, which also includes two more bedrooms and a living room that overlooks the Great Room.
The master suite has cathedral ceilings and a sitting area in its bedroom.
Its bathroom has a shower cubicle, a double sink and a separate toilet.
If you walk to work from anywhere – and if you can afford that most expensive Poconos house we’ve featured so far, you probably can – you’ll appreciate its home office, which is just as rustic. old-fashioned than the rest of the house.
The 0.58 acre lot this home sits on includes 151 feet of lakefront. That’s enough room for fishing, swimming, and a boat dock, and there’s plenty of room to stow your outdoor gear downstairs.
“Time lost by the lake is time well spent,” reads a plaque on the bathroom wall of the downstairs suite. With everything that this great Wallenpaupack Lake log home for sale has to offer, I predict it will quickly become your favorite waste of time.
THE FINE PRINTING
SPA: 4 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 6,139
SELLING PRICE: $ 3,400,000
1516 Lakeland Dr., Ariel Lake, PA 18436 [David Rottkamp | Century 21 Select Group]