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Log Cabin Retreat Makeover spotlight
Salvaged architectural artifacts, towering timbers and locally-sourced custom accents are the building blocks assembled over the past 8-years to create a weekend getaway and retirement retreat for a couple of New York City contractors making their way to the Poconos for weekends, holidays and soul rejuvenation.
The fireplace mantel on the beautiful stone wall showcases a massive 200 to 300-year-old hand hewn red pine beam retrieved from the refuse of a demolished commercial building in Manhattan. Three huge granite support stones, also rescued in Manhattan, serve as its sturdy hearth.
Above and to the right of the magnificent fireplace, the American-made, laser cut iron panels pay tribute to the beautiful surrounding landscape. Several pieces of furniture throughout the space have been commissioned by local artisans and crafted from reclaimed barn wood.
Rustic, engineered oak hardwood floor with hand-carved fissures, split planks, and aging techniques resembles a reclaimed floor from the 19th century. The very durable 10-inch wide, 110-inch long Alderbury planks are hand-rubbed with oil producing an exquisite appearance. The same floorcovering product, supplied and installed by Schnaitman’s Flooring America, is used horizontally on an accent wall lining the half-log staircase.
Every inch of the space is drenched in Nature’s rich beauty. The beamed ceilings and handrails, the soaring stone walls, and aged hardwood floors--rustic beauty pervades the cabin, exuding warmth and authentic comfort.
This lovely log cabin nestled in the Pocono hills is a labor of love, coming together weekends at a time for nearly a decade. Now complete, it serves as a monument to the Pocono region and its spectacular scenery.

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