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First home completed at 980-acre Duck Harbor.

First home completed at 980-acre Duck Harbor

The Duck Harbor Company and Mountain Valley Builders completed construction of the first lake-front home in The Woods at Duck Harbor, announced Joseph Harcum, developer of the 980-acre community. The property surrounds a two-and-one-half-mile long glacial lake named Duck Harbor Pond, in Lebanon and Damascus Townships of Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

The 3,060 square-foot contemporary speculative home is located on Lot 2 with 400 feet of lake frontage and panoramic views of this unique property described by the New York Times as "making nature an equal partner with development."

The home, priced at $575,000, features four bedrooms, three ceramic tile baths, a "great" room and a large country kitchen plus a dining room and a master bedroom suite adjoining a sun room. Elegant architectural highlights include a circular stairway, skylights and hardwood oak floors. A dramatic 20 foot interior bridge adjoins two wings on the second floor and there are sliding glass doors on two levels. Situated on 10.08 acres, the home includes a 34 X 12 foot patio deck and is reached via a private driveway bridge which crosses a border stream.

In addition to marketing the completed home, Duck Harbor Company is offering another seven homesites in Phase I, varying from 10 acres to 45 acres, and starting at $99,000. The property is located seven miles from The Delaware River in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, about 120 miles Northwest of New York City, 150 miles north of Philadelphia, 30 miles northeast of Scranton and 15 miles north of Honesdale, the County Seat.

In total, 83 homesites are planned in the community, each with a minimum of 10 acres, to be built in seven phases. Homesites are lake-front or come with lake rights, and the topography is characterized by ponds, streams, rock cliffs and timbered forests.

A main-gate security system marks the entrance to the development. All roads are being built by the developer in natural stone aggregate to preserve the rural tone of the property, and utility and cable lines are in place underground.

"We have also incorporated walking, biking and horseback riding trails into common wooded areas throughout the community," Harcum said.

The Managing Director of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in New York City, Joseph Harcum is developing the property with his wife, Nancy. The Harcums reside in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and own a lake-front home across from The Woods as well as a 140-acre horse farm on the lake.

Art Howarth of Century 21/Howarth Paupack, Inc., Honesdale, Pennsylvania, is the exclusive broker for the property. Mountain Valley Builders, based in Hawley, Pennsylvania, has constructed a number of homes in Wayne County including primary, lake-front and vacation homes. Swendsen Associates, of Honesdale, Pennsylania, is the Project Manager.
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