Just Listed in the Poconos: Main Line Mansion in East Stroudsburg
Most great Poconos houses reflect the region’s wild and woodsy nature in some way. This one, on the other hand, would be right at home in Gladwyne.
The Pocono Mountains contain some of Pennsylvania’s best woodlands and wild country. And many, maybe even most, Poconos houses are styled or designed to reflect or respond to their wild and woodsy settings.
Not this one. If:
- you worry that your friends in Villanova would think less of you for buying one of those rustic numbers
- you’ve always wanted to live in a grand mansion but didn’t want to pay Main Line or Bucks County prices for it
- you have a large family, and you’d love for all of them to come spend time with you in the Poconos
- you want to entertain on a grander-than-grand scale
- some combination or all of the above apply
then this East Stroudsburg manor house for sale is just what you’ve been looking for.
Like many other huge mansions, this French Provincial has every amenity for elegant or casual entertaining that you could possibly want, plus a few unique features to top everything off.
It’s designed to wow visitors from the moment they step into the two-story foyer. And every one of the rooms your guests and relatives will enter from here will elicit similar responses.
The owners of this house are clearly fond of crystal chandeliers. The foyer has three, the living room beyond the foyer two, and the formal dining room to the left of the foyer one. The skylit sunken family room has a pendant light in its vaulted ceiling.
The kitchen is clearly up to the task of preparing a large meal: it has a professional-quality Viking range with four burners and two griddles and a separate, full-sized Viking refrigerator and freezer. And that’s not the only kitchen in this house: there’s also a summer kitchen in the opposite wing, next to the recording studio.
Yes, we said recording studio. Know a professional musician, or want to indulge your own talent? Your musician friend will love you for inviting them up, and you can have fun emulating them. (Unless, that is, you too are already a performer.)
This room is part of the main floor’s work/play wing. In addition to the studio and summer kitchen, this wing has a home office and a home theater.
The rest of the indoor play space is in its walkout basement. Down below you will find a second family room with a bar, a game room and a billiard room.
You will also find a large wine cellar, another home office, and two bathrooms — one full, one half — on this floor.
The second floor of the main house contains a spacious primary suite consisting of a huge bedroom, a cedar closet for him, a closet with a dressing table for her, and a primary bathroom that can accommodate both with its dual vanities, jetted tub and large stall shower. Two other en-suite bedrooms complete this part of the floor.
A bridge connects the main house to the garage building’s second floor, where you will find three more en-suite bedrooms and an in-law suite with a lavishly decorated living room, a bedroom and its own kitchen. Two laundry rooms, one in this wing and a bigger one with two washers and dryers in the main house, can handle whatever a full house can throw at them.
If car collecting is a hobby of yours, you should have enough room to store them in the five-car garage on the main floor and the two-bay garage that can store six more on the lower level of this building.
The main house’s third floor contains its gym and two bonus rooms.
And finally, there are the spaces for outdoor fun and entertaining. An outdoor kitchen and dining area off the family room overlooks a formal pool.
In back, steps lead from the basement rec room to a large pool, poolside cabana and fire pit. (The photos above show what they look like in their season.)
And nearby, you will find a small lake with a boat dock and a tennis court.
If this spacious, sumptuous East Stroudsburg manor house for sale is missing anything, we’d like to know what it is. Even though it’s located not far from the heart of East Stroudsburg in Smithfield Township, there’s really no reason to leave this place — unless, that is, you want to explore the Delaware Water Gap or go skiing.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 8 full, 4 half
SQUARE FEET: 13,160, plus 2,400 in the finished basement
SALE PRICE: $2,650,000
281 Manor Dr., East Stroudsburg, Pa. 18301 [Cristina Primrose | Cristina Primroase Team \Keller Williams Real Estate]