by Lisa Tome
The former Brantwood (Bittersweet) Golf Course is off the market. "I am always happy when a property sells," said Charlie Roosa, an agent from Key Realty. Settlement on the 145 acre property was held October 21.
Roosa began marketing the property which was owned by Cecil Bank following foreclosure, earlier this year. The property was forfeited in October 2013.
The property has been sold three times since 1980. In April 1980, it was sold for $400,000. It was sold in 1986 for $821,500. In 2006, it was sold for $3,350,000.
The property was listed at $1.525 million. It drew a selling price of $859,000.
The former club house is part of the selling price and is on the market as a private home. The club house has three bedrooms, two full, and one half bath. It has a full basement, attic, butler's pantry, galley kitchen, and separate dining room. There is a a machine shed, shed/shop, and storage building on the property. There is parking for 11 vehicles.
The county taxes are currently paid at the assessed price of $14,509 annually. The land could also be developed into a subdivision. Most of the parcel is zoned residential. Less than three acres has a commercial zoning.
Roosa said the owners, whose identity he did not reveal, are keeping their options open. He said their plan includes "nice, gentle uses for the land."
"I'm from here and I don't want it to become a grown up area like everything around us," Roosa said.
He also said he'd like to see a deal made between the property owners and the county for part of the site to become walking trails.