EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 3, 2013

One-level living at The Village at Russell Farm

By Michelle McCarty
Advertising consultant

---- — Imagine the opportunity to live at The Village at Russell Farm; a well-estab­lished and inviting neighbor­hood conveniently located near major highways, shopping, medical care and just a short drive to almost anything Massachusetts and New Hampshire have to offer. The last phase of Russell Farm located at One Lauren Court in Methuen is in the final stages and should be ready for spring occupancy. Planned and built by local builder/developer Joseph S. Pappalardo of Homestead Village LLC, Russell Farm is a close knit community of only sixty-nine homes.

The attractive homes have been thoughtfully built in a village setting with pro­fessional landscaping. The one and two bedroom garden style condominiums are built for active adults ages 55 and older and offer quality construction at an affordable price. The units in this final phase consist of six 2 bedroom, 2 bath units, and two 1 bedroom, 1 bath units. The homes are priced between $199,900 and $249,900 on the first floor and between $209,900 and $259,900 on the second floor. All units range from approximately 900 to1,300 square feet. With such affordability, the garden style condominiums would work well for couples that may also have a winter home in a warmer climate but want to maintain a home locally close to family and friends, or even a single person that desires a maintenance-free lifestyle in a brand new home.

The homes are elegant with fresh clean lines and fine quality details including granite counters, handsome maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and full bathrooms. All units include convenient in-unit laundry hook-ups, spacious walk-in closets, forced hot air heating, and central air conditioning. The two bedroom units also feature a master bathroom with easy-access walk-in showers. All bathrooms have comfort height toilets which is common request of the 55+ homebuyer. The units are truly maintenance-free, and come complete with composite decks with PVC railings. The building has two separate entrances and an elevator for the second floor homeowners’ease of access to their unit.

Beyond quality construction and a maintenance free lifestyle, the community itself is desirable, convenient, and inviting. “The quality of life at The Village at Russell Farm is just so comfortable,” said Paul Higginbottom, resident for the past six years. “It har­kens back to the tight neigh­borhoods that we grew up in where people looked out for each other and sat out on the front porch and greeted one another. We were one of the first residents and we have made many new friends and everyone says the same thing ‘I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner.”

“We love the overall feel of the neighbor­hood and its close proxim­ity to everything we need,” added another resident. “But it still feels very private.”

In addition, there is also one remaining row-house style unit available at Russell Farm. This luxurious home with over 1,700 square feet of living space offers an open concept and includes upgrades galore. The spectacular kitchen has ample workspace, brand new stainless steel appli­ances, gorgeous granite counters, high-end cabinets, window over the sink with attractive views of the land­scape, a huge pantry closet, and an island that makes a great space for casual dining. There is also a formal dining space, vaulted family room with full glass doors to a private patio area, and a gas fireplace.

Also in this unit, priced at $424,900, is a master suite with a custom walk-in closet, a huge tiled master bath with an oversized ceramic tiled shower, and marble topped vanity. This home comes complete with double automatic garages, central air, granite front entry steps, and James Hardie fiber cement siding.

Marketed by Deb Douglass of RE/MAX Partners, these lovely new condominiums at The Village at Russell Farm need to be seen in person to fully appreciate the quality of construction. Deb will host an open house today, Sunday, March 3, at One Lauren Court (off 380 Merrimack St. in Methuen) from 2 to 4 P.M. and every Sunday at that time thereafter.

For those that cannot attend the open house today or those that prefer a private showing may contact Deb at her office 978-475-2100, ext. 142, directly at 978-569-6028 or visit her website www.deb­douglass.com.

Open House Marketed by Deb Douglass of RE/MAX Partners, these lovely new condominiums at The Village at Russell Farm need to be seen in person to fully appreciate the quality of construction. Deb will host an open house today, Sunday, March 3rd at One Lauren Court (off 380 Merrimack St. in Methuen) from 2 to 4 P.M. and every Sunday at that time thereafter. At a glance Where: The Village at Russell Farm, One Lauren Court (off of 380 Merrimack St. in Methuen) Designed for: Active Adults seeking one level living and a maintenance free lifestyle. Contact: Deb Douglass, RE/MAX Partners 978-475-2100, ext. 142, directly at 978-569-6028 or visit her website www.deb­douglass.com .