This extra-large home in the Timber Trails gated community of Lake Naomi is built to higher standards than most Poconos homes. It is also designed to handle a crowd.
After a while, one has the opportunity to spot a contemporary Poconos home miles away. Most of them are similar in their choice of materials and the quality of their construction. Both are acceptable but not top notch.
This contemporary home for sale from Timber Trails is the exception that proves the rule. While it may resemble a typical contemporary Pocono home in some ways, it should be clear that in the exterior photo above, it stands head and shoulders above them.
The reason is: the owner, who built it, worked with a contractor she knew from outside the area. “Its owner is an engineer, so she was very proud of the infrastructure of this house,” says listing agent Andie Gerhard of Dembinski Realty Company.
And because it was so solidly built 20 years ago, it has aged very gracefully. You should be able to see the high quality of construction everywhere, from the Canadian Kraus hardwood floors under your feet, to the huge windows that let the sun shine into the great room, to the substantial staircase and balcony railings.
Another thing that sets this house apart is its size. With seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, this home is built and designed to accommodate a large crowd.
Instead of a foyer, the front door opens directly into the living room, which is one of two spaces in this home set up for media viewing.
And the living room is one with the two-story great room, which has a fireplace as its focal point and is equipped with a wet bar. Its large windows offer superb views of the wooded lot of this house.
A large arch next to the wet bar leads into the dining room, which forms a single space with the kitchen.
This kitchen has bar seating on a peninsula and a serving counter behind its two six-burner gas ranges with pop-up exhaust fans behind them. You see, I told you this house was designed to accommodate a crowd – it definitely allows you to cook for one person.
On the other side of the dining room is a billiard room.
And on the other side of the large room are a laundry room, a shower room and the master suite. As this home is currently furnished – and this home is being sold furnished – the master bedroom functions more like a guest bedroom. But there’s nothing stopping you from rearranging the furniture and going downstairs to the master bedroom.
The loft overlooking the great room is the second media viewing space. Wings lead from this loft to the other six bedrooms.
One of these six is equipped to function as a master suite.
Another is equipped to serve as a bedroom and playroom for young people.
Three of these six bedrooms have an adjoining bathroom and a bathroom serves the other three. A bathroom on the ground floor welcomes the guests.
Two screened porches, one next to the game room and the other next to the laundry room, shelter outdoor spaces transformed into three seasons.
The one in the games room above has a fireplace and the other has a hot tub.
If you have a large family or enjoy entertaining on a grand scale, this contemporary home for sale in Timber Trails is the place you’ve been looking for. And if you’re looking to play innkeeper, you can do that too: its owner rented it out on Vrbo for all but nine weeks last year, when she used it for her own vacations and those from his family. She got a decent income from the arrangement, and if you do the same, you can ask your guests to help pay your mortgage.
THE SMALL CHARACTERISTICS
THERMES: 5 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 4,672
SELLING PRICE: $1,350,000
OTHER THINGS: An annual homeowners association fee of $2,336 covers maintenance of roads and common facilities, snow and trash removal, and annual Lake Naomi Club membership. Along with this is to use and enjoy the clubhouse, its restaurant, several beaches and all the lakes of Lake Naomi and Timber Trails. The family-friendly resort community offers all kinds of recreational opportunities and activities for young and old. For some strange reason, the listing for this house on Zillow mistakenly puts the house at Tobyhanna.
117 Small Fawn Crescent, Pocono Pines, PA 18350 [Andie Gerhard | Dembinski Real Estate Company]