In the Poconos: Mountaintop Mansion in Effort

In the Poconos: Mountaintop Mansion in Effort

This huge neotraditional mansion sits just below the top of a mountain ridge. It also goes over the top on the amenities. Not everyone who vacations in the Poconos is the rugged, outdoorsy type. Some actually prefer the comforts of a huge, luxurious suburban estate like this one at 1435 Whispering Hills Court, Effort, PA 18330. If that describes you, well, what are you waiting for? You won’t find one priced this low close to Philadelphia. Want to stand out from the crowd in the Poconos? Or would you rather entertain one?

You can do both if you buy this Effort mountaintop mansion house for sale.

The people who built it in 2008 clearly put a lot of effort into designing and outfitting it to impress, and then some.

Perched just below the top of a mountain ridge on a sloping lot, it offers fabulous views in almost all directions. And its three levels contain all the room you need to host visiting friends or relatives as well as throw one helluva party. Exterior front In terms of appearance, this house departs radically from the Poconos standard. It wouldn’t look at all out of place in, say, Gladwyne.

And your Gladwyne friends would no doubt be impressed by all the goodies this house contains as well as how they’re all put together. Foyer Once past its huge wraparound front porch, one enters this house to encounter a foyer with a staircase worthy of Gone with the Wind . Living room To the left of the foyer is a relatively modest yet comfortable living room. Great room To its right is the first of this house’s many showstoppers: A two-story-high great room. Dining room A full-height stone gas fireplace open on both sides serves to divide this room from the equally lofty dining room. Kitchen breakfast area

Behind the dining room lies a well-equipped kitchen featuring bar seating at its large island, a full complement of modern appliances, a work desk and a breakfast area that currently sits unused. You might want to put a table in it to make sure you have room for all your guests at that big dinner party you will no doubt want to throw. Sunroom

A doorway leads from the breakfast room to one of two sunrooms on this level. This one contains an indoor koi pond with a waterfall and a bridge leading over it to the seating area. Primary suite sunroom

The other sunroom is part of the primary bedroom suite. It lacks a koi pond but also has windows that offer a wide view. Primary bathroom

The bedroom itself is plenty large and the bathroom is sumptuously fitted. You will also find a second en-suite bedroom, a laundry room and a bonus room on this floor. Indoor pool

Not to mention an indoor saltwater pool and Jacuzzi. Upper level lounge

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