SOURCE: Real Estate Auction Partners

Real Estate Auction Partners

May 06, 2010 09:43 ET

Kansas Log Home, Lake, Hunting Land to Sell at Auction

FREDONIA, KS--(Marketwire - May 6, 2010) -  When Harold Burtnett decided to create a personal retreat in Fredonia, he refused to cut corners. He imported logs from Colorado for a 6,000+/- square foot home, which he placed on the 15+ acre lake he created and stocked. But now, Burtnett is preparing to auction the 133-acre property on June 19, with Real Estate Auction Partners managing the sale.

"It's been great for me because I like to entertain, so I've gotten a lot of use out of the bar, the game room and the wraparound deck," said Burtnett, former owner of S&S Express Sanitation Service.

"This turned into something bigger than I first intended, but one thing led to another," said Burtnett. "The lake even has an island with a gazebo, accessible by a five-ton bridge," he said.

"As much as I love this place, it's more than I need at this point in my life. The kids are grown, and I want to move back to Wichita, which is where I lived for 50 years and where all my friends are," he said. "I'm ready to go back to being a city boy and retire the tractors."

Those tractors fit easily into the 60-foot by 90-foot shop that he also has on the property. The lake required a 42-foot dam and is fed by underwater springs as well, he said.

The four-bedroom log home also has a commercial-quality kitchen with high-end appliances and granite countertops. But one of the biggest initial attractions for Burtnett remains relatively unchanged from when he purchased the land a decade ago: the deer and turkey hunting.

"This area around my property has produced some of the highest-scoring whitetail deer ever tagged in Kansas, and I see really nice bucks all the time," he said.

Bids are being accepted currently online at www.reapauction.com until 9 a.m. Saturday, June 19. At 10 a.m., a live auction will be conducted, with the property going to the highest bidder, whether live or online. The live auction will be held at the property at 4616 900 Road, Fredonia, Kan. Individuals seeking additional auction information may contact Real Estate Auction Partners at 316-371-1246.

Contact Information

  • Real Estate Auction Partners

    For more information:
    Carl Carter, 205 823-3273
    Lindsay Fernandes, 205 909-3705