Jamesville, N.Y. — Sometimes life throws a person a curveball.
In 2012, Joe and Marlo Catroppa were looking for a new home for their family and seemed to have a place all picked out.
But then their agent asked them to look at a model home being built at 5840 Parapet Drive in the Crown Point development in Jamesville.
Marlo was excited about the open floor plan, but Joe was skeptical. He wanted to buy a ranch; this house was a Colonial.
But then he stepped into the master bedroom and looked out the large picture window there.
The view he said was “unbelievable,” and mentions that on a clear day he can see Oneida Lake, the lights of Nine Mile and fireworks from Sylvan Beach.
“Oh! I love it,” he remembered saying, and made an offer on the house, though it was unfinished.
“It was 100 percent