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Winning homes and businesses that enhance Sullivan County

November 14, 2008

[MONTICELLO] – Winners of the 2008 “Sullivan Showcase Awards” were announced to almost 150 people on November 13 at the Eagle’s Nest in Bloomingburg.  Sponsored by the Sullivan County Board of Realtors and Sullivan Renaissance, the awards recognize owners of homes and businesses that enhance the appearance of their community. 


·         Best Residential Renovation: Swinging BridgeLake House, Arthur & Maureen Glick

·         Best Residential Addition: Livingston Manor Get Away, Nikhil & Nisha Bott

·         Best Modular Home: Gabled House at SwanLake, Flora Francisco & Bob Chapman

·         Best Residential Construction (under 2500 sf): Tennanah LakeHouse, Curtis & Laura Terry

·         Best Residential Construction (over 2500 sf): MongaupForest House, Mary May Schmidt

·         Unique/Most Interesting Residential: Swinging BridgeLake House, Steven Greene

·         Best New Multi-Unit Residential: Horizons at Wurtsboro, Regan Development

·         Best New Commercial: Catskill Dermatology Associates, Monticello, Steven Fishman, MD

·         Best New Commercial/Farm: Bridle Hill Farm, Jeffersonville, Daniel and Elinor Young

·         Best Commercial Spruce Up: Liberty Elks Lodge, Liberty

·         Best Commercial Renovation: Callicoon Creamery, Callicoon, Justin & Kara McElroy

·         Best Commercial Renovation/New Addition: Gershowitz Transportation, Liberty, Dimifini, LLC

·         Unique/Most Interesting Commercial: Rolling River Café Bar Gallery, Parksville, Kimberley & Rob Rayevsky

·         Best Commercial Renovation/Resort: Mountainview Resort, Glen Spey

·         Special Recognition Award: VillaRomaResort & ConferenceCenter for a $27.3 million renovation to re-open this popular resort destroyed by an accidental fire in April 2006 

·         Best Municipal/Public Building Project [awarded $2000 grant for beautification by Sullivan Renaissance]: Callicoon Fire House


Winners and finalists in each category also received certificates from U.S. Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey, State Senator John J. Bonacic and Assembly Member Aileen M. Gunther. 


Photos are available by contactingGlenn Pontier at 845-295-2442 or  For more information about the awards, contact Ada Cole at 845-794-2735 or 




Best Residential Renovation

Finalist:           Fosterdale Summer House

                        Owners: David Driver & Jason Tougaw

                        Contractor:  Country Craftsman, Barry Williams

Finalist:           Forestburgh Red Barn

                        Owner/Builder: Joseph Lorino

Winner:           Swinging Bridge LakeHouse

                        Owners: Arthur & Maureen Glick

                        Architect: John Horton

                        Contractor: AOK Construction, Greg Karpinsky


Best Residential Addition

Finalist:           Elko LakeLog House

                        Owners: Don and Nadine Gelestino

                        Architect:  Irace Architecture, Joseph Irace

                        Contractor:  Log Chips LLC, Fred J. Krol

Winner:           Livingston Manor Get Away

                        Owners: Nikhil & Nisha Bott

                        Architect: Irace Architecture, Joseph Irace

                        Contractor: Bury Builders, Fred Bury


Best Modular Home

Winner:           Gabled House at SwanLake

                        Owners: Flora Francisco & Bob Chapman

                        Contractor: Makovic Homes, LLC


Best Residential Construction (under 2500 sf)

Finalist:           Roscoe Fishing House

                        Owner: Donna Vallone

                        Designer: Donna Valone

                        Contractor: Armstrong Builders, Rob Eggleton  

Winner:           Tennanah LakeHouse

                        Owners: Curtis & Laura Terry

                        Architect: Irace Architecture, Joseph Irace

                        Contractor: Roscoe Lumber


Best Residential Construction (over 2500 sf)

Winner:           MongaupForest House

                        Owner: Mary May Schmidt

                        Architect: Liebman Associates, Sam Liebman

                        Contractor: Allison-Devore General Contractors, Carl Allison 


Unique/Most Interesting Residential

Winner:           Swinging Bridge LakeHouse

                        Owner: Steven Greene

                        Architect: John Horton

                        Contractor:  Piazza Construction, John Piazza


Best New Multi-Unit Residential

Winner:           Horizons at Wurtsboro

                        Developer: Regan Development

                        Architect: Coppola Associates

                        Contractor: Affordable Housing Concepts

                        Landscape/Design: VP Landscaping, Vito Ponesse


Best New Commercial

Finalist:           Jefferson Professional Plaza II, Monticello

                        Owner: MG Catskill LLC

                        Builder: Martco Management Corp.

                        Architect: Liebman Alfandre Architecture PC

Finalist:           WhiteLake Fine Wine and Spirits Shoppe, WhiteLake

                        Owners: John & Rose Mary Bogaert

                        Designer/Builder: C.A. Phillips Design & Build Company

Winner:           Catskill Dermatology Associates, Monticello

                        Owner: Steven Fishman, MD

                        Architect: Paradox Designs

                        Contractor: Allison-Devore General Contractors


Best New Commercial/Farm

Winner:           Bridle Hill Farm, Jeffersonville

                        Owners: Daniel and Elinor Young

                        Designer: Elinor Young


Best Commercial Spruce Up

Finalist:           Callicoon Wine Merchant, Callicoon

                        Owner: Robin Mailey

                        Contractor: John Gattus

Winner:           Liberty Elks Lodge, Liberty

                        Contractor: Many Volunteers


Best Commercial Renovation

Winner:           Callicoon Creamery, Callicoon

                        Owners: Justin & Kara McElroy

                        Contractor: Justin McElroy, JIT Contractors


Best Commercial Renovation/New Addition

Winner:           Gershowitz Transportation, Liberty

                        Owner: Dimifini, LLC

                        Designer: Dave Tucker

                        Contractor: TLC Home Improvement Contractors


Unique/Most Interesting Commercial

Winner:           Rolling River Café Bar Gallery, Parksville

                        Owners: Kimberley & Rob Rayevsky

                        Contractor: M & K’s Excavating of Liberty


Best Commercial Renovation/Resort

Winner:           Mountainview Resort, Glen Spey

                        Owner: Mountainview Resorts LLC

                        Contractor: Power Point Construction, LLC


Special Recognition Award – To the VillaRomaResort & ConferenceCenter for a $27.3 million renovation to re-open this popular resort destroyed by an accidental fire in April 2006 

Winner:           VillaRomaResort & ConferenceCenter, Callicoon

                        Owners: Martin Passante & Paul Carlucci

                        Architect: Martin A. Passante, Jr.


Best Municipal/Public Building Project – The winner of this category receives a $2000 award from Sullivan Renaissance to help with planting flowers, landscaping and other beautification. 

Winner:           Callicoon Fire House

                        Owner/Builder: Callicoon Fire Department