The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, overlook

I'd like to know if "overlook" has the same meaning in these two excerpts from the first chapter of The Great Gatsby:

1) My own house was an eye-sore, but it was a small eye-sore and it had been overlooked, so I had a view of the water, a partial view of my neighbor's lawn and the consoling proximity of millionaires—all for eighty dollars a month.

2) Their house was even more elaborate than I expected, a cheerful red and white Georgian Colonial mansion overlooking the bay.

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"overlooking the bay" means visually seeing the bay. "Small eye-sore and it had been overlooked" means not considered so deeply.