If you had a hillside lot with a clear view of the lake below, wouldn’t you build an upside down house too?
Flip-flops – houses with more than a main floor – are becoming more common on the Jersey Shore, mostly for defensive reasons. Yes, owners get better views from the top floor, but since most Shore homes have balconies or decks on every floor, there’s no obvious reason why the first bedroom can’t go upstairs. But as many coastal cities become more prone to flooding, elevating the kitchen as much as possible can reduce the amount of damage that owners need to repair if their land is partially submerged.
You can find flip homes in the Poconos like this Sunrise Lake renovated contemporary home. But people build that way for an entirely different reason: Many home lots in the Poconos sit on the sides or tops of hills or mountains. Placing the main floor on top, like here, gives it the best view.
And this is pretty close to the view you’ll get from the floor of this house:
Almost three-quarters of an acre lot As this home sits on the borders of the road on the south shore of Sunrise Lake, the home can be built on a site that offers an unobstructed view of the lake. It is also large enough to offer lake views at the home on Shore Drive.
The curtain wraps around the main floor on two sides, and the south side is partially covered.
A beautiful, recently renovated open-plan wraps around the main floor. His living room has a fireplace and three sets of sliding doors. A newly installed tongue-and-groove beam roof covers spray-foam insulation between it and the roof. That means it’s easy to make this home cozy thanks to the fireplace, electric baseboard heater, and small space air conditioner units.
Is this a dining room or a dining room? Given the position on the floor, the answer is probably yes to both.
The all-new kitchen behind the dining table has a galilee layout with quartz countertops and contemporary appliances including a Miele refrigerator.
Stairs lead down from the deck, past the main entrance on land. You enter this home through the second floor where the bedrooms are located. Just inside the front door, stairs to the left lead to the main floor, and a door to the right hides the stairs down to the basement. Here is the plot:
The second floor has three bedrooms and one bathroom. The other bathroom is off the living room on the main floor.
Both bathrooms are well equipped and updated; The main floor has a shower and the second floor has a tub and a bath.
Floor plans designate this bedroom as the master bedroom. Maybe it’s because it’s the only one with two windows.
But the bedroom on the right is large and has a door to the bathroom, which makes it interior. I would argue that this should be the master bedroom as it has a large closet. As currently configured, it plays three roles: home office, thanks to the desk; Den and guest bedroom, both thanks to the slide-out sleeper sofa. The small bedroom on this floor is prepared in the same way, but the sofa does not fold.
The full basement has sliding doors leading out to the backyard. Currently it can be used as a bedroom.
A new pellet stove in one corner provides warmth and serves as the focal point of the living room.
In addition to its namesake lake, the Sunrise Lake community features two additional lakes, an outdoor swimming pool, baseball field and basketball courts. Other nearby recreation options include the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the state game lands surrounding the Shohola Marsh Reservoir. Also a short drive away: Dingmans Ferry, home of the last privately operated toll bridge over the Delaware River, and historic Milford, home of Gifford Pinchot, former governor of Pennsylvania and father of the conservation movement.
A top-to-bottom makeover makes this Sunrise Lake renovated contemporary home for sale look like new. Its location makes it a great choice for those looking for a cozy Poconos home with a view.
The fine print
Square Feet: 1,728
Selling price: 335,000 dollars
Other things: When it was relisted on August 17th, the sale price of this home was reduced by 14,000.
101 Kingfisher Court, Milford, PA 18337 [Alex and Lisa McAteer and Carl Will | McAteer & Will Estates | Keller Williams Real Estate]