Significant change underway in Port Kent

Port Kent Keeseville-based contractors Steve Fuller and Kim Marsha have embarked on a large-scale project that should bring significant change to the Port Kent community and to the North Country. Fuller and Marsha have purchased the historic Port Kent Golf Course from the Richard Harmon estate and work has already begun on a phased expansion from nine to eighteen golf holes as well as construction of what Fuller and Marsha hope will eventually be seventy-one homes. They call the project the Harmony Golf Club and Community.

Fuller said that when he and Marsha first looked over the course they said, No, were not interested. Then, they rethought the project and saw its potential, especially its beautiful building lots. Negotiations started early last fall and the sale took place in May of this year. The 7,000-yard+ golf course and the new homes will occupy about 250 of the propertys 450 acres.

Discussing their plans Steve Fuller said, The homes will be on ? acre to 6 acre lots and will be priced in affordable packages.

He explained, Were leaning to an adult community, one that would attract people forty and over.

Work has begun on the first of three or four spec homes. They will be located close to Route 373 and should be ready for occupancy this fall. Prices for the one-story homes will start in the low two hundreds and square footage will range from 1,400 to 2,400. They will be built directly on the course very close to fairways, tee boxes and some greens. Sixteen lots on the northern end of the property have beautiful Adirondack and Lake Champlain views. They are being reserved for higher-end two-story homes that are expected to sell in the $400,000 to $500,000 price range.

Fuller and Marsha have hired Peter Person as their project manager. The former State Police Troop B commander has extensive management experience and is an avid golfer. Commenting on the project Person said, A lot of thought has gone into this. We want to stay environmentally friendly. Its a quaint community here and we want to keep it that way. He emphasized that as few trees as possible will be disturbed.

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