If you’ve never visited the town of Lake Arrowhead, there is one important fact about the postcard-pretty resort in the San Bernardino Mountains you might not know, which is that its eponymous lake is privately owned. Lake access is limited to landowners and their guests, and there are strict rules governing its use for boating and fishing.
As one might expect, proximity to the lake is a strong selling point with Lake Arrowhead real estate. Properties closest to the waterfront are referred to in their listing copy as “lakefront,” while homes located directly across the street are categorized as “first tier,” and so on. Two short blocks from the lake, or in the “second tier,” is where you’ll find this cozy three-bedroom cottage currently on the market.
Built in 1942, the stylishly updated cabin has been featured on Remodelista as well as designer Jenni Kayne’s lifestyle blog Rip & Tan.
Along with vintage elements such as knotty-pine paneling, open-beamed ceilings, and a stone fireplace, it’s got a modern kitchen with honed marble countertops and an Aga stove, two new bathrooms, and new wide-plank oak flooring.
On a 5,000-square-foot lot, it’s asking $559,000. Rob Kallick of Compass and Sue Ellen Knapp of VanDerMeulen Investment Properties share the listing.