Time Running Out To Receive Fall Savings at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes

Midvale Kitchen_HDR2Time is running out for prospective homebuyers to benefit from a special “Fall Savings Package” at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes, the intimate collection of luxury townhomes in this highly sought after Morris County Borough.

Scheduled to end in the weeks ahead, the tremendous incentives include finished walk-out basements valued at almost $40,000 included in the purchase price of homes in the community’s “Signature Series” and $20,000 in free upgrades and features offered on residences purchased in the “Carriage Series.”

“These Fall savings have quickly captured the attention of homebuyers who want upscale Mountain Lakes living at a value-packed price,” says Maurice Hornblass, a principal of HornRock Properties, developer of The Legacy.

“We’ve had a number of homebuyers who have been moved to purchase in order to receive these limited-time incentives before it’s too late.  Unfortunately, we can’t make these deals available forever and these are the final weeks for those interested to add another level of luxury to their home purchase.”

The limited-time incentives enhance the already exceptional value the community offers through its spacious layouts, upscale appointments and ideal location in one of New Jersey’s top school districts.

Four distinct home designs are available at The Legacy. Homes in the community’s Signature Series feature three bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and either 2,829 or 2,853 square feet of luxury living space, priced from $799,900.

Homes in the Carriage Series are offered in two designs, the “Midvale” and the “Hillcrest”, both of which offer three-bedroom layouts with two full baths, two half baths and one- or two-car garages. These three-story townhomes range from 2,162 to 2,236 finished square-feet and are priced from $579,900. The Carriage Series homes were designed with the needs of today’s young suburban home buyer in mind, as they feature expansive living spaces, exquisite finishes and a modern, three-story layout.

“Many buyers who have their heart set on Mountain Lakes are pleasantly surprised to learn about the multiple townhome designs we offer and just how much quality, space and comfort they are receiving for their home buying dollar,” said David Hornblass, another HornRock principal. “The combination of a beautiful new construction townhome and this classic American small town setting is proving to be a tremendous draw.”

Legacy of Mountain Lakes has proven to have broad appeal to a wide range of home buyers.  Buyers to date have cited the community’s visually stunning location, excellent quality-of-life and top-notch public school system as motivating factors.

Situated at the intersection of Morris Avenue and Fanny Road, Legacy of Mountain Lakes offers a superb Morris County location characterized by winding country roads, bucolic lakes and heavily wooded terrain. With its attractive setting and close proximity to convenient transportation, the community unquestionably offers a prestigious address. The community features easy access to Routes 46, 287 and 80, putting residents just minutes from world class shopping, entertainment and major business centers. The quaint but sophisticated colonial town center of Morristown with top-rated restaurants, shopping and nightlife is about a 10-minute drive away.

Mountain Lakes is home to countless parks and nine lakes, making it ideal for outdoor recreation, all right in the heart of one of northern New Jersey’s most picturesque settings. Golf is abundant in the area, and lake clubs, such as the Mountain Lakes Club, offer a variety of outdoor activities and dining options. The Lakeland Hills YMCA is right down the street from Legacy of Mountain Lakes, offering a pool, gymnasium, child care, summer camps, fitness facilities and more, all within walking distance.

If you wish to arrange a tour of the model homes or learn more about The Legacy of Mountain Lakes please contact the sales office at 973-265-0899 or visit http://www.legacyofmountainlakes.com.


Signature RenderingThe Legacy of Mountain Lakes Will Feature 39 Luxurious Residences in This Sought-After Suburban Neighborhood

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – – A list of VIP homebuyers is now being assembled for a collection of upscale townhomes set to make its highly-anticipated debut this February in the highly sought-after Morris County Borough of Mountain Lakes.

Called The Legacy of Mountain Lakes, the new community will feature 39 luxurious three-and four-bedroom residences specifically designed to appeal to the savvy homebuyer looking to enjoy the ease and convenience of a maintenance-free lifestyle without sacrificing the space and luxury they’ve grown accustomed to, according to HornRock Properties, which is introducing Legacy of Mountain Lakes on a distinctly suburban 8.379-acre site.

Townhomes at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes are expected to be initially priced from the low-$600,000s for the “Carriage Home Series” and upper-$700,000s for the “Signature Home Series.” All homes will include a long list of designer appointments and upscale features. Interested homebuyers who would like to add their name to the VIP Priority List for the community can visit www.legacyofmountainlakes.com to register.

“This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for buyers who seek a care-free environment in one of New Jersey’s most prominent residential settings,” says Maurice Hornblass of HornRock Properties. “And they’ll enjoy this in a neighborhood defined by uncompromising luxury. This distinctive community will feature exquisite housing styles, ultra-luxurious finishes and intricate architectural details rarely built in today’s new home communities.”

The two separate housing collections offered at The Legacy both boast tremendous interior spaces and a host of upscale design elements. The “Carriage Home Series” will feature three-story townhomes ranging from 2,162 to 2,236 finished square-feet of luxury space. The three-bedroom residences will boast 2 full baths and 2 half baths and one- or two-car garages.

The “Signature Home Series” will feature two-story townhomes with unfinished walk-out basements and two-car garages. The three-bedroom, 2 ½-bath homes will range from 2,829-2,853 square feet with the standard layout, but buyers who purchase optional upgrade packages can expand their living space to more than 4,200 square feet. Optional finished basements, elevators and loft spaces which can be used as an additional bedroom with full bath are available. Each of the residences will back to wooded areas for additional privacy.

“We expect this community and these homes to have broad appeal to homebuyers,” adds David Hornblass, also of HornRock Properties. “For example, empty-nesters who want the opportunity to reside in an upscale care-free environment, yet still remain close to friends and family in northern New Jersey will certainly appreciate the prestigious Mountain Lakes location.

“Professional couples will be attracted to the spacious, well-appointed interior layouts which provide plenty of room for sophisticated living, entertaining family and friends and so much more.”

Situated at the intersection of Morris Avenue and Fanny Road, Legacy of Mountain Lakes offers a superb Morris County location characterized by winding country roads, bucolic lakes and heavily wooded terrain. While the community unquestionably offers a prestigious address, a close proximity to major transportation including Routes 46, 287 and 80 also brings residents minutes from world class shopping, entertainment and major business centers.

“The shops, services, museums and theatres of historic Morristown are just 15 minutes away and there are a number of golf courses, country clubs and other entertainment pursuits for Mountain Lakes residents to enjoy,” David says. “What‘s more, New Jersey Transit trains at the Mountain Lakes station whisk commuters into Newark Penn Station, Hoboken and New York City.”

Home to countless parks and nine lakes, Mountain Lakes provides a variety of recreational activities right in the heart of one of northern New Jersey’s most picturesque settings. The Borough boasts one of the state’s top public schools systems, with Mountain Lakes High School recently ranked number 7 on New Jersey Monthly’s 2012 annual ranking of Top Public High Schools in New Jersey.

About HornRock Properties

Led by brothers Maurice and David Hornblass, HornRock Properties is a rising development company that’s quickly gaining a strong foothold in the mid-Atlantic region. The Paramus, N.J.-based developer of residential and commercial properties is building a sterling reputation for signature properties that combine quality construction, dramatic homes and a personal approach to customer service. In addition to Legacy of Mountain Lakes, HornRock Properties has launched an aggressive acquisition program to significantly expand its portfolio in the Northeast by acquiring real estate developments, with a focus on the New York/New Jersey urban and suburban markets.



Living In Morristown’s 40 Park

ParkPlaceMag released this wonderful story about living at 40 Park. We are excited to share this behind the scenes detailed view at the beautiful condos.

It’s been two years since Mimi and Kenneth Heyman decided to downsize from their Short Hills colonial into a condo. “We have a grown son and daughter, and travel quite a bit. My husband convinced me it was time [to move]—reluctantly I agreed,” says Mimi. The couple wanted to stay in New Jersey and be in a community that offered easy access to things they enjoy—theater, restaurants, movies, and museums.

Morristown was an ideal choice for the Heymans. It is “city, yet suburbs,” Mimi says. “We didn’t look anywhere else.” After seeing the plans for the new 40 Park, luxury condominiums at the site of the former Epstein’s department store in Morristown, the couple was sold. “We decided to buy that day,” she says. “It was a leap of faith.”

For the Heymans, that leap has paid off. They moved into their two bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo in March, and are delighted with their sunny, third-floor corner unit, which also has a den and a panoramic view of the Morristown Green.

To help them get settled in their new space, the Heymans hired Morristown interior designer Phyllis Mechanic of Pereaux Interior Design. “A lot of what was used was taken from their house,” Mechanic says. “I helped them decide what would work. The look [for the condo] was contemporary, the house was traditional so we created an eclectic mix.” About 50 percent of the Heymans’ furniture came from their former residence. “They wanted to display their great art collection, and they had many meaningful accessories they wanted to integrate. I helped them edit what they had and find the right new pieces that would fit comfortably in this space,” she says.

We have a totally different lifestyle now,” Mimi says. “It feels like home.”

Living at 40 Park
Commanding a premium location on Morristown’s historic green, these Manhattan-style residences feature modern architecture, quality finishes, large private terraces, and breathtaking views. Amenities include concierge service, private garage parking, and the Park Center lounge and fitness center. For more information on 40 Park, call 973-359-0010 or visit 40park.com.

Designer Phyllis Mechanic selected this tall, comfy bench from Lee Industries to pull up to the kitchen’s granite bar area. Stainless appliances and glass mosaic tiles give the kitchen a sleek look, while richly colored wood cabinetry warms the space.

Soothing shades of taupe and powder blue give a contemporary feel to this living room. A custom-made sectional sofa and white artisan-finished coffee table by Hickory Chair make for a comfortable seating area. Empty-nesters Mimi and Kenneth Heyman downsized from a larger home in Short Hills, and were thrilled that their new condo was spacious enough to display many of their sentimental items, such as the Emmy Award won by their son, a producer at ESPN. The Heymans’ dog, Elmo, has made himself at home beside the newly reupholstered ottoman brought from their former residence. Both sets of windows offer a view of the Morristown Green.

Touches such as the handsome crown moulding seen here are the standard for units at 40 Park. Other standard features include nine-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, and garage parking. Tenants are free to upgrade elements, such as lighting. The Heymans installed this glimmering mirrored chandelier by Currey & Company.

A single wall with fanciful wallpaper makes a dramatic statement in the bedroom. The color palette blends from one room to the next creating a seamless flow. Mechanic used neutral fabrics from Kravet for the bedding and window treatments. The artwork, from the Heymans’ collection, works perfectly in the new space.

Utilities Could See Decrease Soon

Our utility bills could see a 5% decrease! Jersey Central Power & Light is seeking permission from state regulators for a $180 million rate decrease. If approved by the state Board of Public Utilities, the reduced rates would take effect on Jan. 1, 2011. That’s exciting, now we can enjoy the A/C at our 40 Park condo with no worries or maybe we can spend our utility savings at the new AT&T store at the base of the 40 Park condos. You can read the full story here.