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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Father, Son Developers Renovating Former Falcon’s Club


By Dennis Phillips dphillips@post-journal.com

A lakeside development is receiving a face lift thanks to a father and son development team from Colorado and Ohio.
What will now be called the Falcon's Club, but was once known as the Falcon's Nest, is being redeveloped by Brook and Hunter Burnberry. The lakeside property, located near Greenhurst along Route 430 before Bemus Point, is being redeveloped into town houses that will include 600 hundred feet of lake frontage on a nine acre lot.
Burnberry said he has been looking for a place along Chautauqua Lake for three years after helping his son and his wife, Kris, escape life for a little while by vacationing in the area.
''My daughter-in-law was fighting breast cancer at the time, and my son's family, my wife and I were on vacation. Chautauqua is close to Cleveland where my son lives and my wife just loves the institution,'' he said. ''Ever since, for the past three years, we've been looking for a place and we found this gorgeous piece of property.''
Burnberry, who has done other similar developments in the past, said it took some work to finally get the land purchased, which was finalized on Dec. 31, 2008.
''The property is great. Now we're just updating it with a new water system. We've got a tennis court and basketball court. This fall we will finish up the landscaping,'' he said. ''It will be a great project when we're finished. We've just started to put the property on the market.''
Burnberry said units will be 2,700 to 3,000 square-feet and selling for around $200 a square-foot, which would be between $540,000 to $600,000.
''We're going to have about 16 town houses at max,'' he said.
Burnberry said all units will have a two car garage, three bedrooms, two full baths, hardwood hickory floors, granite counter tops, washer and dryer facilities, new carpet, new appliances and a fire place.
''They're virtually new in the way we've redone them with all the fixtures,'' he said.
Richard and Julia McMahon, Real Estate Advantage owners, turned Burnberry onto the lakefront property. McMahon said Burnberry has put a lot of money into the development of the project, which had been vacant for a long time.
McMahon said it's nice to see people who are not from Chautauqua County making such an investment in renovating property.
''To me, these guys from Denver, the father, and the son from Cleveland selecting this particular project to move forth with is great,'' he said. ''This should bring hope and enthusiasm to the area.''
For more information, the McMahons can be reached at Real Estate Advantage by calling 483-3300 or by visiting their Web site at http://www.chautauqualakehomes.com/.


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