For those who prefer their outdoor pursuits a little less backwoodsy, this little piece of the Main Line in the Poconos with a golf course beyond its backyard should make the difference.
The Radnor Hunt isn’t, but this East Stroudsburg Colonial Home for Sale is sure to make any major ocean liner feel right at home.
Indeed, this house backs onto the Great Bear Golf Club, a private club whose golf course is open to the public. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the Great Bear Course claims the # 1 spot among public golf courses in Pennsylvania.
You can either use the links as a member of the general public or join the golf club. Becoming a club member allows you to access the links at any time without paying green fees. It also allows you to book tee times up to three weeks in advance, and you can also use the club’s pool and tennis courts. Membership also gives you a discount on purchase from the club’s pro shop and reciprocal privileges at the 26 other Pennsylvania, Missouri, Vermont and Southeast courses operated by Brown Golf Management.
Now, about the house that comes with the golf club.
This is a classic colonial hall built in 1985.
Well, in fact, it deviates from the classic form in several ways, starting with the oval foyer and the grand curved staircase.
To the right of the front of the foyer is what in any other central hall would be the formal living room, but in this one it feels like an afterthought. You can see a piece of it from the piano room just behind.
To the left, you find a formal full-size dining room.
And across the hall to the rear is the two-story Great Room, which has the classic fireplace that would otherwise grace the living room.
A balcony from the hallway on the second floor overlooks the great room and a passage opening connects it to the kitchen and the breakfast room.
Of course, the kitchen is also directly connected to the dining room. And it’s very well equipped, with built-in wine racks and shelves for your cookbooks.
Also on the ground floor is a powder room and a home office with stone tile flooring.
Four bedrooms surround the hallway on the second floor. Two of them share a bathroom in the hallway, while the other two have a private bathroom.
The master suite has a very spacious bedroom and large walk-in closets.
Its bathroom is just as sumptuous, with two sinks, a bathtub and a glass-enclosed shower.
At the back, a paved patio and a deck overlook the spacious backyard.
From the back yard you can see the golf course through the trees.
And that takes over the Main Line portion of what this Colonial East Stroudsburg home for sale has to offer. The Poconos part starts right in front of Hidden Lake Drive.
This home sits across from Hidden Lake Park, which is part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Turn back and forth from your entrance and you will soon reach an access road leading to the lake; the closest is only 500 feet from this house. Here you can fish, hike, picnic, and explore the park’s nearly 200 lakes and ponds.
Like I said, the Radnor Hunt isn’t that. But it does give you a bit of that mainline feel while giving you the full Poconos experience.
THE FINE PRINTING
THERMAL: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 4,111
SELLING PRICE: $ 599,900
OTHER THINGS: The earth heats and cools this house thanks to its geothermal heating and cooling system. The annual homeowners association fee of $ 1,400 covers the maintenance of roads and common facilities in the community. Its sale price was reduced by $ 5,000 on August 11.
433 Hidden Lake Drive, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302 [Jesse L. Rodriguez | Keller Williams Real Estate — Stroudsburg]