2012 Pocono Builders Association Award for Residential Addition – Greater than $100,000
The home’s history from its beginnings as an inn claimed by fire, to its days rebuilt as a hunting club and its conversion to a home in the 70s was the owner’s inspirations for this project and its many special features.
The homeowner’s goal to revitalize the space for family living required a complete interior and partial exterior renovation. The A-frame hunting lodge structure was reconfigured from a cold 18-foot high open space into a cozy family living area with master bath and storage area above. A new main entryway was designed and added with a small court yard and hardwood floors were integrated throughout. Built-ins were added to the mud room addition and foyer to maximize storage and add character. The exterior was revitalized with new roofing and cedar board and batten siding. Other renovations included new high efficiency windows, insulation and all new HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems
The new kitchen is a mix of modern and historic materials used within the existing layout creating a functional and contemporary space. The master bedroom renovation included a balcony, vaulted ceiling, new gas fireplace and restored plank flooring. The master bath features granite vanity tops with copper sinks, custom tile shower & new skylights.
Unique touches abound throughout the home. Antique hand-hewn barn beams serve as accents in the great room. Banister fashioned from maples branches cut from the home site, and a newel post salvaged from a historic Cherry Valley property and new custom wood trim throughout. Exterior French doors, reclaimed from the original lodge structure were transformed by a local artisan with stained glass, and used as the master bedroom doors.
The result is a modern family home abounding with charm and history.