By LINDA GREENSTEIN
---- — There are many options for active adult communities in Southern New Hampshire, but Black Rocks Village in Fremont stands out maybe because of its astonishing rural location on 91 acres, impressive design and affordability — starting at just $170,400.
Black Rocks Village is a welcoming new neighborhood designed for residents 55-plus that are ready to be free of exterior home maintenance, lawn mowing and snow shoveling. These new homes offer a carefree lifestyle for empty nesters and active adults that seek the pleasure of all new construction and are ready to enjoy life.
Built and Marketed by Lewis Builders, a local family business that has had a longstanding reputation for quality construction and superb customer service since 1958. Black Rocks Village offers outstanding amenities with one and two-car garages, one-floor living, two baths, central air conditioning, efficient gas heat, gas-log fireplaces, carefree siding, tons of storage, a community center, paved sidewalks and wooded walking trails. It is an attractive and inviting community where residents can go for leisurely walks and greet their neighbors and no one worries about digging out their car in winter since they have a garage and the neighborhood association provides snow removal right to the front door.
Entering the model home it is easy to see why 16 new homes were sold last year and they are on pace to sell even more in 2013. The bright interior offers cathedral ceilings, an open floor plan and a fabulous kitchen.
The living room with high ceilings and double sliding glass doors out to a private deck is so inviting a visitor just wants to sit in front of the corner fireplace and enjoy the cozy warmth of the room. A solar tube that provides natural light is just one of the many details that Lewis Builders incorporates that make these new homes so special.
The eat-in kitchen is equally handsome and functional. A bay window provides the perfect spot for a table and chairs and adds warm sunlight on a wintry afternoon. The maple hardwood cabinets, in a soft fawn tone, feature a nice mix of solid doors and glass doors to create visual texture while also providing great storage and display options. The conversation or breakfast bar works well for casual meals or entertaining.
These new homes feature a self-cleaning gas range, dishwasher and built-in microwave. For the cook, there is plenty of workspace, but is has been designed so there are no wasted steps. Recessed soft lighting above the cabinet adds to the efficiency and beauty of the kitchen.
The model home features a spectacular master bedroom suite with sliding glass doors that open out to the private deck. It would be wonderful to step outside on a spring morning and take in the natural beauty of the Southern New Hampshire landscape. Carpeted for comfort, the large bedroom has double closets and a lovely en-suite bathroom with a maple hardwood vanity, 4-foot walk-in shower and linen closet.
There is a nice second bedroom with large closet. This would work well as a guest room or could be a home office. Next door is another full bath with one-piece fiberglass tub, maple vanity and built-in linen storage.
The efficient floor plan includes a laundry closet thoughtfully located near the bedrooms and there is an additional linen closet in the hallway. A direct entry from the garage is convenient for bringing in groceries or dry cleaning.
While the one-floor living space is ample, the builder offers a terrific lower level finished family room option. In the model home the family room adds great relaxation or entertainment space. With plenty of room for a large screen television and bar area, it could be the ultimate room for watching sporting events or it could just as easily become a home theater. With a direct walkout to the backyard, windows and access to storage, the lower level is a very flexible space.
Speaking of storage, this new homes has an unbelievable amount of closets and storage space, making it stress-free for those residents moving from a large single-family home to settle in and then decide what to keep and what to give away.
Lewis Builders takes great pride in their craftsmanship and understands the needs and interests of active adults. This new community offers a spacious clubhouse for residents, an RV parking lot, a patio picnic area and designated garden area.
“The Lewis Builders objective is to achieve total customer satisfaction beginning with sales and construction, and continuing through the warranty period after closing. Extra steps are taken throughout the building and finishing process to provide structural integrity, energy efficiency and quality finished work, the hallmarks of a well built home” stated Christine Lewis Morse, President.
Located just off Route 107 in Fremont, the new neighborhood is convenient to Routes 101, 125 and 495 for commuters. It is only a short drive to great shopping, restaurant, medical care, entertainment and minutes to the Seacoast and Manchester
AT A GLANCE
Where: 148 Hall Road, Fremont, NH
Designed for: active adults age 55-and-older
Price: starting at $170,400
Builder: Lewis Builders, (603) 489-1185
AT A GLANCE Where: 148 Hall Road, Fremont, N.H. Designed for: Active adults age 55 and older Price: Starting at $170,400 Builder: Lewis Builders 603-489-1185, www.lewisbuilders.com OPEN HOUSE The model home is open every Monday through Thursday, 11 to 4, and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4. Stop by for a hot beverage and freshly baked cookies at a special open house today, Sunday, January 27 from noon to 4 at the model home, 148 Hall Road, Fremont. For directions, details or additional photos visit www.lewisbuilders.com or call (603) 489-1185.