Berckmann Residential, aka Augusta National Golf Club, continues to purchase homes west of the course to expand parking and perhaps improve their spectator entrance in anticipation of a Berckmans Road widening. Or in my dream scenario, Masters parking and a course for the kids ala Gullane and North Berwick!
In the most recent transactions, Jerry and Sally Thacker sold their house at the corner of Berckmans Road and Heath Drive for $3,653,000. The home on 2.32 acres was valued at $424,729, according to 2013 property tax records.
Plans to widen and realign Berckmans Road finally persuaded the Thackers to sell, they said. The preferred route would cut through their front yard.
“We bought this house in 1991, and we thought we’d be here for 40 years,” Jerry Thacker said. “The road’s coming to our front door.”