EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 21, 2012

Harvest Estates, a welcoming neighborhood to call home

Open House today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By Linda Greenstein Correspondent
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Welcome home.

That is the simple and honest impression a visitor gets driving into Harvest Estates,an attractive new neighborhood in a rural corner of Derry. Set against a stunning backdrop of mountain vistas and colorful woodlands, the gorgeous new homes on 3-acre lots, starting at just $360,000, are a sweet treat in this impressive location. Whether it is an evening stroll along the meandering road, the ability to walk to the elementary school or catching fireflies in the large back yard on a summer’s eve, this multi-generational neighborhood is place to call home.

There are six appealing home designs to choose from and the builder is open to working with buyers to personalize their new home. The quality of construction and variety of styles is remarkable as the local builder has extremely high standards and has included many high-end options as standard features. All the homes have carefree siding, 9-foot ceilings, hardwood and tile floors, granite countertops, crown molding, dual heating and cooling systems and generous allowances for appliances.

Touring the model homes is an enlightening experience as each one offers an exceptional design. The current model has great personality with an inviting farmer’s porch, craftsman style columns and a variety of windows that create great visual texture. Stepping inside the beautiful front door, it is quickly evident that this is no cookie cutter home. The spacious front entry has sight line right out to the picturesque backyard. The high ceilings, large windows, hardwood floors and wide opening between rooms maximize the natural light and give the home a fresh open feel. The clean lines and openness of the home are wonderfully balanced by handsome details like crown molding, wainscoting and interior columns.

On one side is an astounding front-to-back living room that offers great flexibility. It could be used as one large room or visually divided. The spacious eat-in kitchen is a sunny delight with double doors out to the large deck. It is well planned with exceptional workspace, extensive storage, a breakfast bar and a large dining area for family meals. The deck, right off the kitchen area, is perfect for gas grill cooking and outdoor dining.

The kitchen is as handsome as it is practical with hardwood cabinets, double window over the sink and gorgeous granite counters. The builder provides a generous appliance allowance to so that buyers can choose the appliances that fit their family lifestyle.

The adjacent dining room is seamless for entertaining or as a place for large family gatherings for generations to come. The house has a family-friendly floor plan with a study or home office, half bath and tiled laundry and mudroom on the first floor that links to a 25-by-23-foot two-car garage. The garage is a dream in that it has finished walls along with excellent storage and workspace

Upstairs the bedroom level is enchanting with unique angles and window combinations that give the rooms a sense of style and personality while also maximizing the space. The spacious bedrooms and large, tiled bath with a double vanity allow plenty of space for a growing family. In this model there is an option for a second master suite that might also work well for multigenerational families or long term guests. While, each of the four bedrooms is bright and offers good closet space, the master bedroom suite is outstanding.

This master suite has so many little extras that make it special from the recessed his-and-her-reading lights to the two closets including one generous walk-in closet, to the spectacular master bath with an oversized glass enclosed shower, separate tub and double vanity. This is a sophisticated adult retreat with double windows that frame lush woodland views.

The homes have full basements with large windows and some have walkout access to the back yards. This is exceptional space that offers great expansion potential for any growing family.

With six plans to choose from it is impossible to describe each home in detail, but they all share a sense of style, fresh contemporary feeling, family-friendly floor plans and exceptional attention to detail. Keystone Builders prides themselves on their level of customer service working with each buyer to personalize their homes and provides a two-year warranty on their homes.

Other amenities include underground utilities, high-efficiency dual heating and central air conditioning, 3-acre lots, flexible floor plans including first floor master bedroom options, professional landscaping, 2-car garages, public water and all the positives of new construction.

With this combination of location, exceptional design and affordability, it is not surprising that several homes have quickly sold and buyers want a quick closing to be settled before the new school year begins and to take advantage of record low interest rates.

This new residential community is being marketed by The New Homes Division of Prudential Verani Realty and prices start at $360,000.

Just minutes from Route 93, downtown Derry or Hampstead, the new model home, on Harvest Road will be open today, Sunday, October 21, from 10 to 3 p.m. for a special open house. Bring the family to tour the welcoming new community and stylish homes.

For those that cannot attend, the model is open every Friday thru Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, directions or a private showing, please contact Brian Daniels at Prudential Verani Realty, directly at 603-845-2264 or via e-mail at Brian.Daniels@verani.com or contact the New Homes Sales and Marketing Manager at Prudential Verani Realty, Gail Nickerson at 603-845-2129 or gail.nickerson@verani.com or www.harvestestatesderry.com

AT A GLANCE: Where: 1 Harvest Rd., Derry, NH Designed for: anyone that desires a spacious new home on a large lot in a welcoming neighborhood Price: starting at $360,000 Listing agent: Brian Daniels, Prudential Verani Realty, 603-845-2264