I'm a Captain in the US Army currently serving on active duty in Peru. I was born and raised in New York and attended college in Pennsylvania at the University of Scranton. As a member of the US Army I have lived all over the country including Washington, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, and California. I have also served two combat deployments in Iraq in 2006 and 2009. I also managed to get my Master's degree from Norwich University during my military service.
I am currently serving at Fort Irwin in California. This is the site of a large training center for the Army and I am part of the training staff here on the base. Eventually, I will be transferring to Monterey, California to begin language training and training as a Foreign Area Officer with a specialty in Central and South America. This job will mean spending a good deal of time rotating in between assignments in South America and the United States.
I love the military and intend to serve as long as I can. While my military career does not allow me to use this house as often as I like, I definitely take any chance I can get to visit the house and the region.
Noreen Gratzel purchased this house in 2009
I fell in love with the Adirondack region while visiting my father's cabin in Lake George as a child. My love of skiing eventually lead me to discover Whiteface Mountain and the Lake Placid area, but it was over an hour drive from my father's place. After my second deployment to Iraq in 2009, I managed to save up enough money to put a down payment on this house and secure my own piece of Lake Placid.
The ultimate plan for this property is somewhere for me to retire to after I am finished with my military service. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
In real estate they say it's all about location, and for me this house was the ideal location. I looked at other houses in the area, but they were either too far from town or they were on busy side streets near downtown. This house gives the perfect balance of being close to all the region has to offer, but still offering a feeling of seclusion.