High on a ridge known as Lambert's Hill in Hunterdon County, N.J., the regional company is putting a twist on the town-house. About half of homes in the 129-unit attached-housing development feature a master bedroom suite on the first floor. The Livingston model targets the area's empty-nesters wanting the convenience of single-floor living but appreciate the two upstairs bedrooms for guests. Vaulted ceilings, open loft space on the second floor, and a molding and trim package add extra allure.
“We have all ages [interested]. [But] a good majority are active adults. They got rid of their large house somewhere around the area–Princeton or Hopewell, [N.J.,]–but they said this is where they want to be,” says Gary Shaw, Orleans' sales and marketing executive for the Northern region.
But active adult or not, residents are attracted to the community's location. They value the one-hour commute to Philadelphia, access to the Jersey shore, beautiful views of the Delaware River, great local schools, and plenty of shopping and dining in New Hope, Pa., an artsy town across the river. “If they want to run, they can run. If they want to go to the shore, they can go to the shore,” Shaw explains. About half the development has sold in the past 18 months, he says.
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