Overlook Mission

A heritage landscape, Overlook is a 320 acre estate in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The land was purchased by Helen M. and Edward L. Fuller in 1902. They commissioned the Olmsted Brothers to design and implement plans for a weekend and summer retreat. The firm continued to advise the Fuller family for nearly 30 years. Now, after over 100 years of continuous Fuller family connection to this land, Edward’s great-grandson Mort and his wife Sue Fuller, have reassembled the property with the assistance of his sisters, Pat Fuller and Fay Gunster, to honor their family’s long history there, restoring the property and creating uses for the land to preserve it sustainably into the future.

In 2012 Sue and Mort Fuller engaged Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW), landscape architects known for design that honors and reveals the local context and natural history of a site, large or small, rural or urban, public or private. Thomas and his NBW Conservation Agriculture Studio team created a 2015 ASLA Award winning Master Plan for the property. It establishes the path to preserve the property’s rich ecosystems, celebrate its cultural heritage, and establish a model of restorative agriculture with ecological stewardship to assure the health of the Overlook landscape.