Sunday, November 01, 2009
described LakeWatch Club,
And he should know.
up on a farm where Trey Park-developed LakeWatch Plantation is now located and
has been selling real estate at the lake for 28 years. Basham’s company, RE/MAX
Lakefront Realty, is listing and marketing the LakeWatch
sculpted out of 100 gently sloping acres overlooking a wide stretch of the
“Rolling terrain, sweeping views of the mountain, gently sloping waterfront with several natural sand beaches,” are aspects of the property that make it attractive, Basham said. “This will have definite appeal to people looking for ideal sites for long-term residences.”
Added Park, “We are aiming to make LakeWatch Club one of the lake’s most exclusive communities.”
The property is part of a 200-acre farm that has been in Amos family hands since well before the lake was filled. Three relic tobacco barns along the original entrance road testify to its earlier commerce. Filling the lake created nearly two miles of shoreline, much of it used as a vacation retreat for Amos family members and their guests in recent years.
Park acquired 100 acres with 8,800 feet of shoreline in 2008.
“We’re really excited about the plot plan,” he said. “It establishes a gated community with 28 waterfront lots ranging from 1.2 to 2.5 acres, plus 12 off-water estate lots interspersed with 50 acres of open space. The off-water lots are just a half acre each, but with the open-space separation, will seem much larger.”
and five waterfront lots have been sold, and
construction is underway on a 10,000-square-foot stoned and
turreted waterfront home for Brian and Lori Abt of Darnestown, Md.
“We looked for a couple of years, but never found a more ideal combination of phenomenal wide-water views of the mountain and gently sloping land with deep water out front,” Brian Abt said.
Waterfront lot prices range from $595,000 to $1.1 million; estate lots are $195,000. Property owners’ association dues will be $500 annually, with no monthly maintenance fee.
LakeWatch Club residents will also enjoy meandering walking trails, a shielded boat/RV storage area, clubhouse, tennis court, beach and day dock.The minimum size for residences in the development is 4,000 square feet for one-story homes, 5,000 for one-and-a-half story homes and 6,000 for two-story homes. Community covenants specify dwellings of low environmental impact design that use all natural materials on exterior walls. Builders must also use green building techniques similar to the ones required at LakeWatch Plantation.