Not far from Newark and downtown Manhattan, Toll Brothers has carved a niche for white-collar professionals and families, many of whom have moved to this country from abroad to pursue high-tech jobs. At Patriot Mews, in Somerset County, N.J., internationals from India, Asia, and Latin America, along with U.S. nationals, have a chance at the American Dream.
The development's two-level Granview model features three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The Granview and all the carriage homes and townhomes feature 9-foot first-floor ceilings, whirlpool-style tubs in master suites, vaulted ceilings in the living room, and Corian kitchen countertops. Homes start in the 2,550-square-foot range and are priced in the mid-$400,000s. "For this price, in the Northeast, with the options and upgrades, it's an amazing find," says Kira McCarron, director of marketing for the Huntington Valley, Pa.-based Toll Brothers.
As members of the master plan community The Hills, Patriot Mews buyers enjoy first-class recreational facilities, including two Olympic-size pools, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, playgrounds, and tot lots for children. Golf enthusiasts are within walking distance of a golf course. An American "melting pot" at its best.
Project: The Granview at Patriot Mews, Basking Ridge, N.J.; Sales started: May 1999; Sales through June 2000: 68; Units released through May 2000: 68; Units planned: 76; Price: $443,000; Unit size: 2,550 square feet and up; Builder/Developer: Toll Brothers, Huntington Valley, Pa.; Architect: In-house; Interior merchandiser: Icon Design Group, New Hope, Pa.; Landscape architect: I'Sod Landscaping, Denville, N.J.; Ad agency: In-house
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