This past October, my parents purchased a lake house in the NE part of PA because they are transitioning into retirement (my dad wants this to be his last year working). Here are two photographs that I took while visiting it, both are edited (one really edited!) HDR images w/o a tripod (which is a dumb idea). They were taken from our dock.
The house is funny, on the outside it looks like a barn, and is painted an yellowish color with green trim... its a little ugly, and I think my parents are going to repaint it this summer. Inside, there are beautiful dark beams and a massive stone wall and a double sided stone fireplace. Upstairs there are three small bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. In the basement is another bedroom and bathroom and a large room that could be a media room/game room, but right now, is completely empty. We are on the lake, but the property is steep and there is a boardwalk with 77 steps down to the dock and lake. Its a bit of a hike, but the property is wooded and full of GIANT rocks, which is pretty cool. Once it is all fixed up, I will post some pretty pictures, but I think the best part of the house is the lake, which is beautiful all year round.