With the last phase of building at Village Hill underway, this weekend is a great time to check out some of the homes there. An open house will be held at the Flats, 74 Village Hill Road, from noon to 2 Sunday.
Village Hill, just a few minutes walk or drive from Smith College and downtown Northampton, is a great example of "new urbanism," with planned neighborhoods, a range of single family homes, duplexes, townhome, and apartments, and a few businesses at the front of the development. On the site of the former Northampton State Hospital, Village Hill is also a terrific example of thoughtful and well executed revitalization.
It's also an exceptional neighborhood that offers the best of community life. Housing options incorporate green design and energy efficiency, whether LEED or Energy Star certified. With views of the Mill River, Mount Tom, and the Holyoke range, you're still just a short walk from downtown Northampton's terrific restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions. If you are looking for real estate in Northampton, this communityis a great option.
The Flats is a classic Arts & Crafts style building offering one-level living, with two units per floor for a total of six units. A central elevator runs from the underground garage up to the top floor.
Built by Wright Builders, these solidly constructed, energy efficient homes offer great views from three sides, with lots of light and ventilation, along with plenty of other features including:
· High efficiency heat and AC
· Gas cooking with direct ventilation
· Raised ceilings
· Energy Star 3.0 compliance and LEED certification
· Private balconies or patios
Construction on a second Flats building just across from the first one has already begun; five of the six units there are available, with one already spoken for. Just three units are currently available at 74 Village Hill.
Wright Builders is also constructing three single family homes that will function as condominiums up on Ford Crossing - likely a Victorian, a bungalow, and a Cratsman-style home. Other opportunities include a townhome to be built near Beech Tree Park, and a duplex next to the Flats. A single-level condo built by Pecoy Builders is still available on Musante Drive. But properties are going fast, so consider checking out the Flats and while you're there, take a walk around the neighborhood. It's lovely.
For more information about Village Hill, email Alyx Akers or give her a call at 413-320-6405.