Robert and Carol Perkins recently purchased a new home in the White Sulphur Hill neighborhood and are loving the fall season here at The Greenbrier. Learn more about the Pe rkins and their decision to create their own legacy at America's Resort below…
Robert & Carol Perkins
Martha Perkins (48), Anna K. DeCordova (47), and Robert Mark Perkins, M.D. (46)
White Sulphur Hill 61 ~ Originally from Millbrook, New York
Activities Of Interest:
Fishing, Hunting, Golf, Tennis, Gardening, Skiing, Travel, Reading, Hiking
Q: How did you first become aware of The Greenbrier and our real estate opportunities?
A: On a trip to Augusta National, over four years ago. Our first trip to The Greenbrier, however, was in 1978.
Q: What attracted you to become a member at The Greenbrier Sporting Club (GSC)? What were you looking for in a club?
A: We were really drawn to the quality of amenities and the unusual home ownership arrangement, in that it was “fee simple.” Also, the shared combination of the hotel and Sporting Club as well as all of the members themselves.
Q: What kept you looking at property at GSC over the years as opposed to other communities?
A: A number of things—access to large space, architectural designs, extremely high quality food service and scenic surrounding, expecially the fact that this area enjoys all four seasons. No other community we are familiar with offers the variety of amenities and service to homeowners in conjunction with privacy and security.
Q: How often did the Perkins Family visit The Greenbrier and The Greenbrier Sporting Club before purchasing your new home?
A: We visited seven different times in the past four years.
Q: What drew you specifically to your home purchase in White Sulphur Hill?
A: The location and close proximity to the hotel as well as the architectural design of the home.
Q: What influenced your decision to make The Greenbrier Sporting Club your new permanent home?
A: Well, it's geographically similar to our previous farm home of 35 years up in New York. There's also a considerable tax and operating expense relief. Overall, however, we had a desire for new beginnings late in life.
Q: What legacy do you hope to create with your family at The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
A: That the family gatherings will create enduring memories.
The Greenbrier Sporting Club is a private residential sporting community and equity club on the 6,750-acre grounds of the legendary Greenbrier, developed by the Greenbrier Hotel Corporation. Members enjoy access to an array of private amenities including a Members’ Lodge, award-winning golf at The Snead – an 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course, Eastern-inspired spa (Ananda in theAlleghenies), full-service equestrian center, sports complex with infinity pool, indoor squash courts and 25-foot climbing wall. Members also indulge in exclusive mountaintop amenities at Greenbrier Summit Village and so much more. Home ownership at The Greenbrier Sporting Club also means complete access to more than 50 amenities and activities at The Greenbrier resort, including three championship golf courses, The Greenbrier, The Old White TPC and The Meadows.