Recipients of the SFAI residency will stay at the Schweizer lake house located in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania, USA, during the month of September. This two-bedroom cabin has a large, park-like yard surrounding it, and it borders on a lake. The house has 1 ½ bathrooms, a full kitchen, a working space/office, and a living room. There’s a patio facing the lake with patio furniture and a gas grill.
A separate two-car garage doubles as an atelier/workspace.
The house is situated on a private road and thus has minimal traffic. There are some full-time neighbors, as well as vacation homes in the larger surrounding. This is a very quiet, rural area of Pennsylvania. You need to be able to tolerate (or like) a certain degree of solitude to enjoy this place.
There is a small private grocery store carrying basic supplies within walking distance of the house, as well as a hardware store and a restaurant. Large grocery stores and department stores (Wal-Mart, Shop Rite, Lowes, etc.) are located within a 20 minute drive from the house. A car for local travel and shopping is provided. Food deliveries can be arranged via delivery service like instacart.com.
The lake on which the house borders is good for canoeing and fishing. We have a canoe, kayak, and fishing tackle. There is plenty of walking and hiking in the area.