EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 19, 2014

Lavish new homes offer a carefree lifestyle

By Linda Greenstein
Advertising Correspondent

---- — Visit the stunning “Village at Old Mill” single-family homes subdivision, catering to the active adult community, offering elegant, one or two level living with all the amenities, at an incredible starting price of $279,900. These lavish style homes range from 1,500 square feet of living space to 2,800 square feet. This is not a misprint. Be one of the first in Phase two to take advantage of 2013 prices before they start to rise. The first three buyers will enjoy a $5,000 package of upgrades totally free. These amazing new homes offer all the pleasures of new construction, a picturesque setting and the privacy of a single-family home with no maintenance headaches as the neighborhood association takes care of snow shoveling, lawn care, landscaping including fall/spring clean up and fertilizing and snow removal with shoveling right to the front door.

The Village at Old Mill homeowners will enjoy a beautiful neighborhood of individual homes that each has a distinctive architectural personality, but blend beautifully with the common themes of the neighborhood. The lush professional landscaping balances perfectly with the wooded backdrop and the awe-inspiring views of the scenery. Yet, all this is conveniently located near major commuter routes, great shopping, fabulous restaurants, outstanding recreation and medical care.

With seven home styles, ranging from 1,500 to 2,800 square feet, there is a home to fit every lifestyle. Each two-bedroom home includes a two-stall, attached garage, depending on style and a full basement. Buyers can choose from popular single-floor or two-story styles along with options for lofts and sunrooms.

Touring the model is a delightful experience as sunlight streams in from the many oversized energy-efficient windows and the open floor plan maximizes the dazzling views of the private woodlands.

The handsome homes sit on a quarter-acre lot allowing for privacy and excellent outdoor entertainment space, but also makes for easy socializing with neighbors for those that want to be active in the neighborhood.

The welcoming farmer’s porch is just right for a couple of chairs and hanging plants and serves as a harbinger of the attractive architectural details inside. The front entry is beautiful with a paneled door, two sidelights and a transom that echoes the characteristic architecture of New England while updating it for a fresh contemporary feel.

On a frosty winter day, the interior sparkles and the hardwood floors gleam in the warm array of sunlight. Two windows and a transom above the fireplace provide natural light and visual interest. The open floor plan flows easily while subtle architectural features define the living space. The superior level of craftsmanship and design is immediately apparent throughout.

The open floor plan works perfectly for a contemporary lifestyle with thoughtful elements including direct entry from the garage to bring in groceries, a laundry room near the garage to capture beach towels or work clothes and full glass doors that lead out to a relaxing patio or deck depending on the lot.

The dining room boasts crown moldings and shadowbox paneling, the eat-in kitchen offers granite counters, a breakfast bar, hardwood flooring and recessed lighting. The gas-log fireplace is attractive and provides a cozy fire at the touch of switch with no mess. The living room and dining room are perfect for entertaining family and friends.

The stunning kitchen is open to both rooms keeping the cook in the conversation without extra steps. Buyers can choose from several cabinetry options and receive a generous appliance allowance assuring they choose the appliances that meet their needs and lifestyle.

Hardwood or carpet outlines the sleeping quarters for a cozy comfort, the 11-by-16-foot master bedroom is large enough to accommodate even a king-size bed and the walk-in closet is dream. A large private-suite bath with two sinks, a large soaking tub and separate shower is a real treat.

There is a second bedroom that may also be used for an office or den and a second bath with a shower that is convenient for guests.

The amenities for these elegant new homes include carefree siding, public water, public sewer, high-efficiency natural gas heating and cooking, central air conditioning, outstanding storage, garages and a full basement that offers the potential for even more living space.

Designed for active-adults age-55-and-older (just one person needs to be 55), the Village at Old Mill is not about downsizing; instead, it is about choosing to live a carefree lifestyle in a stylish new home surrounded by the natural beauty of New England. The new neighborhood provides wooded walking trails along with a meandering layout for a casual evening stroll. The private backyards work well for family gathering or neighborhood cookouts.

Westminster is a small suburban community located just 45 minutes from the Merrimack Valley. This real treasure can be found directly off of Route 2A, along the Johnny Appleseed Trail, with breathtaking views of tranquility. It is well known for the 1761 Old Mill Restaurant and gifts shop, nearby is golf and factory outlet shopping.

Now is the time to leave snow shoveling behind and see what a luxurious lifestyle is like at the Village at Old Mill. Plan a trip to the famous restaurant and stop by the open houses every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 to view the model home, or by appointment. For a private showing or further information contact Stephan Coufos, Team Leader of Coco, Early & Associates at 978-758-3688, or the office 603-898-o3226, or online at stephancoufos@gmail.com