Sunset Harbor gets new condo
By ELISA SAND, Staff Reporter
A housing development on Lake Madison that started in 2000 is moving forward with the recent completion of an 11-unit condominium.|
Dan Lemme of C-Lemme Companies said the 11-unit complex at Sunset Harbor needed some interior work and renovations, but three units are already sold. An open house is set for Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Everyone is invited.
The open house will feature refreshments, a car show, pontoon rides provided by Park's Marina, and a jet ski display from Interlakes Sport Center.
The Sunset Harbor development began in 2000. The first buildings were constructed by Larry Husman, who also established a boat canal. The area is widely recognized as the former Marr's Beach Resort, which was operated by Maurice and Betty Beyer for about 40 years.
Husman's progress on the development stalled when he got sick, Lemme said.
"Larry's dream was to build this Class A development," Lemme said. "We came in and finished the development."
A second development team, Ted Thoms and Kent Vicurvich, moved the development forward somewhat before Lemme financed the balance of the project.
Today, the development includes homes owned by 11 people.
Lemme said one last finishing touch for the area was returning Herkimer to his rightful place on the pond in front of the development. The lone fisherman in a boat floating in the water had been a mainstay for many years. Lemme said he's gotten numerous comments from people who are happy to see him back.
In addition to units in the condominium, Lemme said that six vacant lots are available for single-family homes, along with a nine-acre strip of land that was previously purchased from Lake County. Homes developed must meet covenants set by the development.
Residents at Sunset Harbor have several amenities, including snow removal and lawn care, which are paid for through association dues. Docks installed in the canal can be left in year-round, Lemme said. Circulation pumps in the canal prevent the water from freezing in the winter.
To date, Lemme said, the housing development doesn't include a clubhouse that was part of the original plan. A central courtyard has been developed with some playground equipment and a volleyball net.
Lemme said the homes within the development are ideal for year-round residences or vacation houses.
Lemme is one of five businessmen who came together five years ago and formed Kingdom Capital Fund. The organization supports a variety of missionary groups. Lemme said the proceeds from this development support Kingdom Capital.
One of the projects funded by Kingdom Capital is a water project in Kenya, Africa. The $1.5 million project installed an eight-mile pipeline to bring water to a community of 70,000 people who previously had to hike eight miles to get water.
Lemme said the results of that project are amazing with residents able to grow vegetables in their garden through the dry season.
Other members of Kingdom Capital are Rob Broin, Kent Huisken, Blake Hoffman and Steve Jankord.
Lemme said it took about three years for the IRS to approve the formation of Kingdom Capital.
"The Lord's been good to us," he said. "The more you're blessed, the more you should give."
Lemme said completion of the development was made possible through a combination of contractor time and donated materials.
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