By Linda Greenstein Advertising Correspondent
---- — Leave the raking, shoveling and lawn care behind and choose a new maintenance-free neighborhood. Arriving at the Pine Creek Village in Litchfield, N.H., you immediately feel welcome. The serene landscape dotted with attractive homes is a charming new carefree community for active adults age 55 and older.
With two models to choose from, the homes have a synthesis of style, but there is enough variation to make them feel unique. The beautiful designs include interesting roof lines, angles and window combinations. The variety of exterior materials and professional landscaping provides outstanding visual texture.
Many of the homes like the “Pinnacle” model have friendly Trex farmer’s porches that are perfect for chairs where homeowners can sit and enjoy the splendor of the Southern New Hampshire countryside while also greeting neighbors out for walk.
Inside, the two-story model homes are filled with splashes of sunlight and have a fresh open upscale feel. The oak hardwood floors gleam, and the many windows fill the home with natural light and embrace the beautiful landscape as part of the décor. The quality materials used throughout the home add a feeling of elegance and sophistication.
The model home is cheerful, surprisingly spacious and comfortable. A lovely gas fireplace with a marble surround and handsome traditional mantle anchors the large vaulted family room.
The eat-in kitchen has been efficiently planned to provide the cook with excellent and handsome workspace with granite counters standard and hardwood cabinets. The layout is superb, with loads of windows and a set of sliding glass doors that lead out to the private back deck. The warm, sunny kitchen works well for casual meals, for summer outdoor preparation or even for entertaining. There is natural gas for cooking, and homeowners get an allowance for appliances so they may choose what works best for their lifestyle
The marvelous maple kitchen cabinets have outstanding storage space and there is a walk-in pantry.
The sliding glass doors frame a beautiful wooded view and lead out the spacious private deck. This is the ultimate location for a gas grill and casual outdoor dining since the kitchen is just steps away. The deck is a great spot for entertaining friends, relaxing or stargazing on clear nights. There is an option to finish the area into a three-seasons room.
The first-floor master bedroom suite is delightful. Carpeted for comfort, the master suite is spacious and light filled with plenty of space for most bedroom sets. There is an enormous walk in closet to fit just about any wardrobe.
The master bath is a joy with a walk-in shower and linen closet. A first-floor laundry is conveniently located next to the master bedroom suite. The home has been thoughtfully planned to provide easy everyday living on one level, yet it has outstanding additional living space on the upper floor.
Upstairs is another spacious bedroom. This room would make great guest quarters, allowing plenty of privacy for guest and hosts alike.
There is a handsome full bath with tub on the upper level and an additional loft room just right for a home office, study or den.
While the Pinnacle has two levels, there is another model available for those that want single-floor living. The popular “Doral” model offers 1,407 square feet, two bedrooms and two baths on one level, an open concept kitchen with granite counters, dining and living room accented hardwood floors and a beautiful corner gas fireplace. All the homes feature a huge basement level that could be converted to a finished room, or used for hobby and storage space.
All homes offer a two-car garage with easy access directly into the house, a real treat in the New England winter and handy for bringing in groceries year round.
Choosing Pine Creek Village is about choosing a lifestyle. There are no exterior maintenance or yard work headaches; everything about the homes is new; and the builder, Ashwood Development Company, with over 30 years of knowledge and experience, takes great pride in the integrity of its work.
What sets this community apart is the carefree lifestyle that includes the fabulous clubhouse. Imagine having a clubhouse with exercise room, a great room for large gathering and even a card room, just steps from your front door. Available for resident events or family parties, the clubhouse is an integral part of the active community. As all homeowners have their own key and access, residents could easily stop by for a workout before heading to the office or off on errands.
There is also a community garden space where homeowners can grow their own produce.
When finished, the community will include 42 homes; more than half have already been sold.
Litchfield is a premiere location, just 10 minutes from every convenience, including the cultural pleasures of Manchester, with its dining, theater, entertainment and shopping. There are several public golf courses only a short drive from the neighborhood and expert medical care is available in nearby Manchester or Derry.
For those who travel or spend part of the year in a warmer climate, the Manchester Airport is 10 minutes away.
Amenities at Pine Creek Village include gas fireplaces, high-efficiency natural gas heat, central air conditioning, professional landscaping, lawn irrigation, snowplowing and shoveling right to the front steps.
Several homes are now under construction, including two detached ranch homes featuring a three-season room and a walkout basement, so now is the time to choose a new home for spring. Pine Creek Village is a well-established and welcoming community that really should to be seen to fully appreciate the quality of design, construction and the serene setting.
The community is marketed by Prudential Verani Realty’s New Homes Division. There is an Open House every Friday through Sunday from noon until 3 p.m., and everyone is invited to a special open house with refreshments and tours today (Sunday, Nov. 11) from noon to 3 p.m.
For further information or private showing contact team leader Nancy Philbrick at (603) 845-2151 or via email at Nancy.Philbrick@verani.com or the Gail Nickerson, the sales and marketing manager, ew Homes Division, at Prudential Verani Realty, at (603) 845-2129, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions visit www.pinecreek-village.com.
AT A GLANCE Where: Pine Creek Village, off Route 3A, (Charles Bancroft Highway) on the Manchester-Litchfield line Designed for: Active adults age 55 and older. Prices: Starting at $240,900 for the attached Doral ranch. Listed by: Prudential Verani Realty's New Homes Division, (603) 845-2129.