Three generations of the Clarke family have grown up in this historic 1949 stone home situated on over one acre fronting Skytop Lake. Upon entering this nearly 6,000 square foot home through the inviting courtyard into the grand living room, one can’t help but be captivated by the stunning lake views. Recalling summers spent exploring the lake, the Lodge and all the amenities Skytop has to offer, homeowner Mary Clarke Zigo reminisces, “We made so many great family memories here. We would spend the entire summer, and Dad would travel from Washington D.C. to be here on weekends. The kids would leave the house in the morning and not come back until after five for dinner! Skytop is such a wonderful and social place. We had the best old-fashioned family fun here.” David Clarke, another of the six siblings, spoke of large family clam bakes, and gathering on the lawn and dock to watch the fireworks across the lake at Skytop Lodge. The Clarke children inherited this home after the passing of their mother earlier this year. Now, with their own growing families and busy lives, the home is not as accessible as it once was to the family.
“This house has a great layout because it is set mainly on one floor,” Zigo explained as we explored the large open family room with stone fireplace that her mother once used as a studio. The home also features an original mid-century kitchen with butler’s pantry, a sunny dining room and breakfast nook, all with gorgeous natural light. Each of the main rooms of this home has spectacular lake views. In addition, the house has six very spacious bedrooms and five and a half baths. The western exposure allows for dramatic sunsets views from the flagstone patio, screened porch and dock. Directly across the lake from the house is Skytop Mountain, the boathouse, and historic Skytop Lodge up on a hill in the distance.
Skytop lakefront homes are in great demand. Two have sold in the past year, both within weeks of coming on the market. These special lakefront homes don’t become available very often, making them all the more desirable. Prior to this year, it had been eight years since the last one was offered. To view the full listing details of this home go to PoconosLuxuryRE.com or phone Caroline Salvino, Associate Broker, Classic Properties, at 570.977.1777 to set up a private showing appointment.