Barryville, NY (PRWEB) April 6, 2007
Mountain Partners will sell their fully approved 190-acre luxury equestrian development in Barryville to the highest bidder on April 28, according to Robert A. Doyle of Absolute Auction and Realty, Inc.
Doyle explained that John Corso, president of private development firm Mountain Partners, and a 25-year resident of Barryville, acquired the property when it was a sawmill in an effort to preserve the natural splendor of the Delaware River treasure.
"As a leader in the construction industry for more than 25 years, Corso had a wealth of experience to draw from," said Doyle, "including projects for such clients as Brooks Brothers, Pfizer and Macy's. When he learned that the old Robinson Sawmill in his hometown was available for purchase, he took a special interest in making sure the property would not fall prey to the kind of overdevelopment that often destroys the natural beauty of such bucolic locales."
Corso and his partners bought the property, naming it Highland Estates, and set into motion Corso's vision of a pristine, environmentally sensitive, custom luxury home community that would set the standard for conscientious land development in the area.
"Approved subdivisions of this quality rarely become available at any price in the marketplace," noted Doyle." This is an exceptional opportunity for the developer/entrepreneur to buy at their price."
The residential parcels will be offered with all installed roadways, utilities and infrastructure. The auction also includes approximately 40 acres of prime commercial land on New York State Highway 97. The entire project, including a sales office, stables, barns and fenced pastures, will be sold to the highest bidder in a "winner-take-all" format.
The planned community features three tiers of elevation, the highest of which is known as The Summit. Primary access is along Appaloosa Way and encompasses sites 1 through 7. These magnificent, top-of-the-mountain, wooded lots have very dramatic panoramic views of the distant mountains and the Delaware River.
The middle tier, The Terrace, is enclosed by Thoroughbred Trail and Painted Horse Path. It also has very dramatic mountain views but is less steep than The Summit. Sites on this level are moderately wooded with rolling hills and remarkably beautiful natural features such as glacial stone grottos and rocky outcroppings. The Terrace is home to sites 8 through 14 and 18 through 20.
The Sherwoods tier, at the lowest elevation, features sunbathed open woods, rolling hills, fields of ferns and wildflowers, and graceful valleys and glades. It includes sites 15 through 17, and 21 through 24. Despite their lower elevation, many of these sites also have lovely mountain views.
In light of the many spectacular natural attributes, preservation of the indigenous landscape has been very important to the mission of Highland Estates. Mountain Partners has harvested only enough trees to allow access to and around each home. Custom-designed homes have been strategically nestled into choice wooded sites with much care and consideration for the environment. The size of each site ranges from four to eight acres, which provides the coveted privacy many homeowners are seeking.
Sixteen approved home sites will be offered at the auction, and the seller represents that there is potential for nine additional home sites. Four homes have been built and sold to others and are not part of the auction. Prospective purchasers are urged to review the materials on the auctioneer's website as a starting point for conducting a thorough due-diligence investigation.
The auction is set for 4:37 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. A property preview will be held on Sunday, April 22, at 12:12 p.m. and must be confirmed by appointment. For more information, visit absoluteauctionrealty.com or call toll-free (800) 243-0061.
About The Barryville Area
The serene town of Barryville boasts 47 businesses. The Shohola Bridge, right in town, crosses the Delaware into Pennsylvania allowing easy 15-minute access to snow skiing in winter. From spring to fall, every weekend can be filled with events such as rafting and canoeing on the Delaware River, bass and trout fishing tournaments, bald eagle sighting trips, artists' Open Studio Weekends, antiques shows and sales, renowned local theatre group performances, nature hikes, equestrian events, flea markets, parades, fairs and festivals of all kinds, and, of course, shopping at nearby premium outlet malls.
Sullivan County Area Amenities
A large, full-service market is just five minutes with regional malls less than 30 minutes away, as well as premium outlet malls within an hour's drive, offering everything from electronics to designer clothes. Sullivan County offers a wide selection of restaurants, ranging from fast food to fine dining.
Several establishments appealing to the adventurous sportsperson provide exhilarating rides on the mighty Delaware River. Boaters and swimmers also find plenty of fun in calmer waters. Bass and trout fishermen are encouraged to challenge themselves, as plenty of trophy fish abound. Both tournaments and solitary outings entice anglers to the myriad state lakes and streams. Sullivan County also boasts many picturesque golf courses within a 15-30 minute drive. While sledding and cross-country skiing can be enjoyed right at Highland Estates, downhill skiing is just 15 minutes away in Mast Hope, PA.
As a protected part of the Delaware National Recreation Area, the forests and mountains surrounding Highland Estates are a natural paradise. The area is home to an abundance of wildlife, including deer, wild turkey, pheasants, rabbits, owls and hawks. The area even features an American Bald Eagle conservation site just 10 minutes from the Highland Estates community, at which nesting eagles can be observed in their natural habitat. Residents will enjoy four seasons of nature in all its glory.
Dozens of art, industrial and historical museums are within a half-hour of the Barryville area, as well as star-studded shows and professional and semi-professional theatre events. New York Philharmonic concerts and other musical events provide enjoyment at the new $40 million Cultural Center in Bethel. Another coming attraction is the proposed casino planned for a site located about 20 minutes from Barryville. Last but not least, all the excitement of New York City is just a short hour-and-a-half train ride away via the newly renovated, historic Port Jervis station.
Frank T. Pietrzak
Absolute Auctions & Realty, Inc.
P.O. Box 1739
45 South Avenue
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
Phone: 800-243-0061 x132