We found Overlook Manor nestled on a quiet street not far from what remains of the iconic Pocono Manor. Winding through the community, we’re reminded of the community’s deep roots and impressive history. Homes built in the early 1900s lining the streets, you can lose yourself in thought as you consider the many lives lived within these homes.

Cozy and unassuming, it’s hard to believe that one of the best views in the Poconos can be found just beyond the front dutch door of Overlook Manor. Unlike any other home in the area, Overlook Manor has an exclusive 50 mile unobstructed view of the Poconos. Even in the dead of winter, the view is breathtaking. The amazing view isn’t the property’s only remarkable trait, there were still plenty more to see.

Built by prominent Quaker architect Walter Smedley, the four-level 4,000 square foot cottage has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office, chef’s kitchen with breakfast nook, formal dining room, three balconies and an expansive outdoor deck. Original beams, floors, woodwork, and windows can still be found throughout the home.

When the owners purchased this property at the onset of the pandemic, they didn’t realize how much they would fall in love. Sipping morning coffee while watching the sunrise from a 10 foot wide picture window in the living room, playing tunes on the 1925 baby grand piano, reading a book and enjoying the sunshine on one of the many terraces and decks, creating memories in the beautiful dining room or winding down over a cocktail or glass of wine by the large fireplace are just a few of the reasons they’ve made this address more permanent.

Like any old home, the renovations and repairs have been an ongoing process. With the goal of preserving much of the home’s historic charm, the new owners have locally sourced many of their turn of the century decorative pieces from local antique stores. They have also relied on the craftsmanship of many local companies whom they highly recommend.

Standing in front of the 10 foot picture window we were reminded of the beauty of the Poconos. Sipping a drink on the terrace, taking in the view on a summer day is something dreams are made of and we’re so glad we had the opportunity to witness it. •