EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 9, 2013

Enjoy a carefree lifestyle at Bunker Estates in Derry

Model Open every Thursday through Sunday, 11 to 3

By Linda Greenstein
Advertising Correspondent

---- — Forget shoveling snow, scrapping ice off a car and the difficulties of winter maintenance, the stylish new homes at Bunker Estates in Derry, N.H. offer a carefree lifestyle for active adults age-55-and-older. The brand-new garden-style condominiums feature every convenience imaginable, none of the headaches that come with maintaining a large single-family home and are perfect for those that want to be maintenance-free or spend part of the year in a warmer climate, but also have a home close to family and friends.

Bunker Estates is a friendly neighborhood bordered by trees and nestled off Route 102 just a short distance from popular Derry center. Located in this lively district, the neighborhood itself is surprisingly serene, unhurried and self-contained. Homeowners have a true sense of privacy, yet they are only minutes from excellent tax-free shopping, medical care, restaurants, a park and all the conveniences of the dynamic downtown district.

Some residents at Bunker Estates also have winter homes in Florida or other warmer locales. For them, it is stress-free to leave their car safely stored in the underground parking and take the shuttle bus to Manchester airport. While they are away, they do not need to worry about their homes or damage from the winter weather.

A brand-new secure building with fabulous enclosed porches, underground parking and a private setting is now ready. These new units are just right for residents that enjoy the social aspects of the community, but also appreciate a relaxing place to retreat and enjoy the wooded views and quiet time.

Bunker Estates has been carefully planned and designed by JMJ Properties, a local builder, to offer a carefree, comfortable and very affordable lifestyle. Priced from just $134,000, these sophisticated new two-bedroom homes, with central air conditioning, enclosed porches, elevators and a fabulous clubhouse, are a tremendous value.

The new homes are open and spacious with a delightfully fresh and new feel. The builder’s open concept floor plan has the living room flowing easily into the dining area and the kitchen is open to the main living space for easy conversation.

The kitchen is a dream with an abundance of counter workspace and marvelous maple hardwood cabinets. The brand new appliances sparkle and some units like Kendall style, have an oversized pantry for storage. It is a kitchen that has everything the cook needs, but is laid out so that there are no wasted steps. Here cooking is a pleasure, not a chore. For peace-of-mind, the homes and all appliances come with a full one-year warranty.

The living room is large and easily accommodates comfortable furniture. A sliding glass door provides just the right amount of natural light and door opens out to the private porch. This enclosed porch is the perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the tranquil wooded neighborhood views.

The master bedroom suites are charming and spacious, ready to accommodate most bedroom furniture. The available corner units, with windows on two-walls in the master suite, have a year-round sunny disposition. The Exeter has an oversized master bath that is comfortable, indulgent and beautiful. The spacious master bath has a linen closet and includes a washer and dryer. It also offers a nice linen closet for storage. The Kendal models have the same spacious bath but cleverly the builder has two doors accessing the master bath, so that laundry does not have to be carried through the bedroom. A large closet next to hallway entry is especially convenient.

Each new home has a good-size second bedroom that works well as a guest room or home office. Pinehurst model offers a full bath for guests, and a shower off the master bedroom.

While the homes themselves are outstanding, Bunker Estates offers a complete lighthearted lifestyle where the residents can join the active social community or simply appreciate the benefits of maintenance free living and the nearby downtown. The popular community clubhouse is the site for regular gatherings, special occasions and can be reserved by the residents for family gatherings. With a kitchenette, it works well for covered-dish suppers, pizza parties or holiday events.

What is really nice about Bunker Estates is its established sense of community. Many residents are home during the day and those that choose to gather, know how to have fun. While very sociable and welcoming, the residents also respect the privacy of their neighbors.

The community allows homeowners to have two small pets and a dog-walking park is only a short stroll from the homes. This is a popular destination for owners with dogs as both pets and owners enjoy the fresh air, exercise and companionship that comes with a walk to the park.

Overall, Bunker Estates provides a carefree lifestyle for residents that have earned the right to relax and enjoy life.

The neighborhood, when completed will have a total of 106 homes. The buildings and grounds are truly lovely with an attractive gazebo and plenty of mature trees. With elevator, central air conditioning and efficient gas heat, the gorgeous new homes have every amenity necessary.

The community is marketed by Prudential Verani Realty’s New Homes Division. To fully appreciate the location, design options and sense of community, potential buyers need to experience Bunker Estates for themselves.

The model home is open every Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For further information or private showing contact team leader Lou Brawley (603) 345-5747 or the Sales and Marketing Manager; New Homes Division at Prudential Verani Realty, Gail Nickerson at (603) 845-2129, or at gail.nickerson@verani.com. For directions, visit bunker-estates.com.