Pocono Pines, Pa. | $319,900
An A-frame midcentury vacation house with three bedrooms and one bathroom, on a 0.46-acre lot in a lake community
The owner of a real estate investment company bought this house in the Pocono Mountains restored it and furnished it to evoke the summer of 1969, the year it was built. For an additional $12,500, he will sell it outfitted with its camp-style décor, down to the martini glasses, birch-bark lamps, Battleship board game and Adirondack chairs around the firepit.
Residents have access to the amenities of nearby Lake Naomi and its club, including seven beaches, a golf course, tennis courts, a recreation center and a swimming pool (membership fees apply). The community of Pocono Pines (population about 1,400) offers a restaurant, gas station, inn, market and other services. New York City is about 100 miles southeast; Philadelphia is about the same distance south.
Size: 1,095 square feet
Price per square foot: $292
Indoors: The seven-inch-wide plank floors throughout the house are replacements, but the wall paneling is original. And while the bathroom was thoroughly updated (the original steel shower now has subway tile and glass walls), the vintage flooring remains in the adjacent sauna. The central, wood-burning stone fireplace is a legacy; the paint inside and out is fresh. Existing kitchen cabinets were painted green and topped in quartz, and retro hardware was added. The kitchen appliances are from Summit, a company that specializes in tight spaces. A stacked washer and dryer were added to a main-floor closet.
Several features — including the “Lake Naomi Summer of ’69” sign in front and the birch-bark mirror over the bathroom sink — were custom ordered from crafters on Etsy.