Only Three Homes Remain Available at Legacy of Mountain Lakes in Morris County

Carriage ExteriorsMOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – Time is running out for buyers who want to take advantage of one of the only new construction products available in the desirable Morris County borough of Mountain Lakes. Legacy of Mountain Lakes, the upscale townhome community, is down to its final three homes remaining, developer HornRock Properties announced today.

In a local market where new construction homes are difficult to come by, HornRock Properties is preparing to close out an extremely successful sales and marketing program that has attracted buyers who want to live in Mountain Lakes, but who are also looking for modern features such as designer interiors and upscale finishes. The property is 95 percent sold and filled with happy residents who enjoy close proximity to lake beach clubs, golf courses, mountain trails, excellent public schools, and everything else that makes Mountain Lakes special.

“Mountain Lakes’ award-winning schools, scenic locale and commuter-friendly location have made the borough one of northern New Jersey’s long sought-after residential destinations,” says Maurice Hornblass, a HornRock Properties principal. “Introducing a luxury townhome community to the neighborhood has proven to be a hit, and with three homes now remaining, there is still an opportunity for buyers here, but we don’t expect that availability to last much longer.”

The three homes remaining at Legacy of Mountain Lakes represent three distinct floorplans. The “Midvale” is a three-bedroom, 2 ½-bath home design that includes a variety of upscale appointments, including an upgraded kitchen. It provides approximately 2,236 square feet of living space and lives even larger, with a spacious foyer that opens onto a magnificent Great Room and patio, an open-concept second floor with country kitchen, living and dining rooms, and third floor with a luxurious master suite. The home is priced at $635,900. [Read more…]

Grand Opening of New Hillcrest Model To Be Held This Weekend at Legacy of Mountain Lakes

Carriage ExteriorsMOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. –  HornRock Properties will host the Grand Opening of a new, professionally-decorated Hillcrest model home this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th) at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, the upscale collection of townhomes in this prestigious Morris County borough.  The official opening celebration — which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — will not only highlight the luxury interior and upscale finishes offered in the popular three-bedroom Hillcrest design, but also the enviable lifestyle available in one of northwestern New Jersey’s most sought-after residential suburbs.

Highlighted as part of the Carriage Series at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, the Hillcrest is one of the few remaining opportunities to purchase at the community.  The Carriage Series homes are priced from $599,900.

Also debuting this weekend will be limited-time homebuyer incentives which create great value at Legacy of Mountain Lakes.  Available until March 31st, the special program provides purchasers up to $25,000 in savings for the Carriage Series homes and up to $35,000 in savings for the Signatures Series homes.

Only nine townhomes remain available at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, which is on the verge of a complete sell-out thanks to its blend of spacious and luxury housing designs, complete lifestyle and desirable location.  Justin and Anna Zhang are just one of the many families who have discovered all these attributes that make Legacy of Mountain Lakes a special community.

The couple were living in a two-bedroom apartment in Randolph last year when they decided it was time to purchase a new residence. They liked living in Morris County, so they began searching in nearby communities. About ten miles away, they fell in love with Mountain Lakes, a classic American lake town with upscale suburban tranquility.

While the Zhangs immediately fell in love with the town, they found it wasn’t compatible with their preference for new construction residences. Most of the housing supply in Mountain Lakes is elegant and charming, but several decades old. Fortunately, the Zhangs discovered Legacy of Mountain Lakes. They bought a spacious Hillcrest townhouse, moved to the community in December and they are loving every minute of it.

“This was the newest construction available in Mountain Lakes, and it is an inviting boutique community with great architectural design,” Mr. Zhang said. “We really liked it. I am especially fond of the low-maintenance lifestyle. It saves a lot of time and energy not to have to shovel snow, rake leaves or cut the grass.”  The Hillcrest” floorplan is one of four designs available at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, and one of two in the community’s Carriage Series. The home includes two full baths, two half-baths and a two-car garage. It was designed to take advantage of every square inch of its 2,162 square feet of living space.

The Hillcrest home opens on the recreation level, where a spacious recreation room is flanked by the home’s porch and an inviting patio. The Zhangs particularly enjoy the intelligently-designed living level, which features a large, well-appointed great room and dining area that is coupled with a country kitchen with a large center island, all arranged in a manner that maximizes living space and offers all of the advantages of an open floor plan.

“We were looking for a home with lots of storage and an open-concept living room,” Mr. Zhang said. “The Hillcrest floorplan was perfect for us.”

The Zhangs’ home also includes an impressive bedroom level with a master suite that is complete with a walk-in closet and master bath with granite countertops, dual sinks and Kohler fixtures. Two other well-appointed bedrooms are also located on the bedroom level.

The Zhangs have enjoyed the lifestyle their new home offers them. Mr. Zhang works for a pharmaceutical company in the area and has an easy driving commute to work. Mrs. Zhang takes the train to her office in Manhattan. They like to get outdoors too, and the pleasant vistas and nine scenic lakes in Mountain Lakes gives them plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation practically in their backyard.

“I like to go for runs on Boulevard, where there is a running and biking path alongside the road, and I work out at the YMCA on Fanny Road, which is within walking distance,” Mr. Zhang said. “Everything I want to do is close by, so it is an excellent location.”

Legacy of Mountain Lakes offers two distinct housing collections. In addition to the Hillcrest, the Carriage Series collection includes the “Midvale” design, with three bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths and a private garage. Homes in the Carriage Series range from 2,162 to 2,236 square-feet of finished living space and are priced from $599,900. Both Carriage Series homes feature expansive living spaces, exquisite finishes and a modern, “open concept” layout.

Legacy also offers its “Signature Series”, which includes an elegant “Briarcliff” model townhome which is now available for sale. Both the Briarcliff and the “Fernwood” layout offer buyers a three-bedroom, 2 ½-bath floorplan, all of which back up to premium wooded locations. The homes range in size from 2,829 to 2,853 square feet of luxury living space, but can be upgraded to 4,700+ square feet of living space with a finished lower level and 4th level. They also include an attached two-car garage. Prices for the remaining Signature Series homes start from $839,900.

Mountain Lakes is extremely well-connected with Routes 287, 80, 46, and 202 intersecting just outside of the town’s border, and the Mountain Lakes NJTRANSIT station offers commuters service on the Montclair-Boonton line.

Home buyers at Legacy become part of a community with an award-winning school system, an attractive collection of streets, public parks and homes, and unique attractions, such as a private lake club. Several popular shops and restaurants are nearby. The quaint, sophisticated colonial town center of Morristown offers additional shopping, dining and nightlife options just a 10-minute drive away. The neighboring town of Boonton features a charming Main Street with shops, restaurants, a historic vaudeville theatre, and other attractions. Golf courses are nearby, and the Lakeland Hills YMCA right down the street from Legacy of Mountain Lakes offers a pool, gymnasium, child care, summer camps, fitness facilities and more, all within walking distance.

For more about The Legacy of Mountain Lakes, or to schedule a tour, please contact the sales office at 973-265-0899 or visit www.legacyofmountainlakes.com.

Excitement is Building for Debut of New Carriage Series Furnished Model Home at Legacy of Mountain Lakes

Legacy of Mountain Lakes’ Midvale floorplan is one of two home designs in the community’s popular Carriage Series. A model featuring the other Carriage Series floorplan, The Hillcrest, will open in late February.

Legacy of Mountain Lakes’ Midvale floorplan is one of two home designs in the community’s popular Carriage Series. A model featuring the other Carriage Series floorplan, The Hillcrest, will open in late February.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – Only a limited number of homes remain at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, the upscale collection of just 39 townhomes in the desirable Morris County borough of Mountain Lakes, but the community’s developers are still doing everything they can to accommodate their final few buyers. In addition to offering limited-time incentives, they have announced plans for a new furnished model home that will highlight one of the floorplans available in its final phase of homes.

The new model will showcase the “Hillcrest” home design, a three-bedroom floorplan with two full baths, two half-baths and a two-car garage that is part of Legacy of Mountain Lakes’ popular Carriage Series. The home, scheduled to open in late February, is designed to take advantage of every inch of its 2,162 square feet of living space.

The Hillcrest home opens on the recreation level, where a spacious recreation room is flanked by the home’s porch and an inviting patio. The intelligently-designed living level features a large, well-appointed great room and dining area that is coupled with a country kitchen with a large center island, all arranged in a manner that maximizes living space and offers all of the advantages of an open floor plan. On the bedroom level, an impressive master suite with a walk-in closet, master bath with granite countertops, dual sinks and Kohler fixtures highlights the collection of three bedrooms.

Home buyers looking forward to the opening of the Hillcrest model may actually want to visit the community before it opens, as selection grows more limited every week. A variety of different floor plans and locations are still available, but they are going fast. Buyers are acting now to secure the home of their choice, and also to take advantage of limited-time upgrade incentives worth up to $35,000 in value depending on the home series selected.

“Buying a home from our Carriage Series is an excellent way to become a part of this highly-coveted Mountain Lakes community, and the new Hillcrest model will demonstrate just how much potential the homes offer,” said David Hornblass, a principal of HornRock Properties, the developer of Legacy of Mountain Lakes. “We’re excited to introduce this new model, but at the same time, we are telling prospective buyers not to wait until then to visit. The incredible lifestyle, affordable price point and generous incentives has already made these homes popular, so the limited supply of remaining homes may not last very long.”

Two distinct housing collections are available at Legacy of Mountain Lakes. Homes in the community’s 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 townhomes range from 2,162 to 2,236 square-feet of finished living space and are priced from $615,900. The Carriage Series homes feature expansive living spaces, exquisite finishes and a modern, “open concept” layout.

Homes in Legacy’s “Signature Series” include an elegant “Briarcliff” model townhome which was released for sale late last year. Both the Briarcliff and the “Fernwood” layout offer buyers a three-bedroom, 2 ½-bath floorplan, many of which are in premium wooded locations. The homes range in size from 2,829 to 2,853 square feet of luxury living space, but can be upgraded to 4,700+ square feet of living space with a finished lower level and 4th level. They also include an attached two-car garage. Prices for the remaining Signature Series homes start from $899,900.

Much of Legacy of Mountain Lakes’ immense popularity can be attributed to its location in a leafy corner of Mountain Lakes, one of New Jersey’s most desirable suburban towns. Buyers to date have cited the community’s natural beauty, excellent quality-of-life and top-notch public school system as motivating factors. It is also one of the only new construction options for home buyers in Mountain Lakes, a town that typically offers an older housing stock.

“When we first designed Legacy of Mountain Lakes, we set out to create a community that offered luxury, sophistication, very little maintenance, and an opportunity to enjoy everything that makes Mountain Lakes special,” said Maurice Hornblass, another HornRock principal. “Now it is a vibrant community full of friendly neighbors. With the special, limited-time, incentives that are now available we don’t expect the remaining homes to last for long, so we urge all interested home buyers to visit the community today.”

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 neighboring town of Boonton features a charming Main Street with shops, restaurants, a historic vaudeville theatre, and other attractions. The quaint, sophisticated colonial town center of Morristown offers additional shopping, dining and nightlife options just 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.

For more about The Legacy of Mountain Lakes, or to schedule a tour, please contact the sales office at 973-265-0899 or visit www.legacyofmountainlakes.com.

Morris County’s Mountain Lakes A Popular Residential Choice For Homebuyers

SMALL A02423_HornRock Dusk Townhomes_Building 4_130514Quaint Borough Draws Many With Close-Knit Environment and Commuter-Friendly Location

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – Lying just 30 miles outside of New York City, the Borough of Mountain Lakes is a scene out of a classic Norman Rockwell painting defined by heavily wooded terrain, rolling hills and streetscapes of dramatic flair.

Situated in the middle of suburban Morris County, the quaint Borough has historically been a popular residential destination for those who want all that attributes of small-town living in a location that’s not only ideal for raising a family, but is also in close proximity to the area’s major business and entertainment centers.

Distinctive homes, an abundance of lifestyle opportunities, highly-regarded school system and overwhelming sense of serenity and security are just some of the attributes that consistently have Mountain Lakes ranked as one of  New Jersey Monthly’s “Best Places to Live” in the state.

“The majority of Mountain Lakes’ base is made up of residents who commute to work in Manhattan, Morristown and other nearby Cities,” says David Hornblass, a principal of HornRock Properties, a real estate developer which is active in the Borough.

“These families have been attracted to award-winning school district and easy access to major highways such as Route 287, 80 and 46, as well as public transportation at New Jersey Transit’s Mountain Lakes Train Station which whisks commuters into Newark Penn Station, Hoboken and New York City.  Add in the close-knit, neighborly environment and it’s easy to see why so many are choosing Mountain Lakes as the place to raise their families.”

The award-winning Mountain Lakes public school system has received many accolades.  Most recently, the High School was ranked as the seventh best public high school in the state in the August issue of New Jersey Monthly’s Top High Schools.

With its winding country roads and bucolic lakes, Mountain Lakes provides a serene oasis that is minutes from world-class shopping, entertainment and recreation.  Within the Borough itself are the Torne County Park, nine lakes, golf courses, as well as countless recreational programs at the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA.  Nearby, historic Morristown boasts upscale restaurants, shopping and theatre and concert venues.

The sought-after lifestyle of Mountain Lakes is driving demand and generating strong interest in homes for sale throughout the Borough.  The large desire to live in one of the state’s most desirable communities is evident at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, an upscale collection of townhomes which HornRock Properties recently opened to an enthusiastic buying public.

“From the day we opened our doors, a wide range of homebuyers have expressed tremendous interest in these homes,” says Maurice Hornblass, also a principal of HornRock Properties. “Of course, young couples and single-professionals are jumping at the opportunity to purchase a spacious, well-appointed home in the Borough.

“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 are also attracted to our convenient location and low maintenance lifestyle.”

HornRock Properties has reported significant initial interest in the “Quick Delivery” homes which have been released for sale at Legacy of Mountain Lakes.  The homes provide move-in dates soon after purchasing.   These exquisite residences provide sophisticated buyers the ideal scenario of owning a brand new home complete with cutting-edge designer finishes and appointments, and the opportunity to be enjoying their Mountain Lakes lifestyle in time for the Holiday season.

“These homes are perfect for those who want a newly-built residence, but can’t afford to wait the typical four-to-six months for construction to be completed,” says Maurice.  “This includes homebuyers relocating to the area, those who have already sold their current home or purchasers whose personal living situation has changed.

“With fast delivery dates, prospective buyers will be residing in these upscale townhomes shortly after they make their decision to purchase.  Better yet, the homes provide all the advantages of new construction such as peace of mind, the latest interior features and lower maintenance and energy costs.”

The “Quick Delivery” homes feature three-bedrooms plus a bonus room and 4,949 square feet of luxury living space.  Priced starting at $899,900, the homes offer 4.5 bathrooms, two-car garages and finished walk-out basement with gas fireplace and full bath.

The quick delivery homes stand out due to a very high level of trim details and features normally available only in expensive custom homes.  Among the luxury features lining these residences are hardwood stairs, gourmet kitchens with island breakfast bar, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and expansive master suite with walk-in closets and lavish master bath with granite countertops, Kohler fixtures, spa tubs and upgraded tile floor.  Homes also boast two decks off the kitchen and master bedroom suite.

“The level of luxury is further enhance in one of the homes which also features a completely furnished wet bar in the basement with wine fridge and granite countertops and an elevator,” says David.

The “Quick Delivery” homes join a new offering of 37 residences which have opened for preview sales at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes.

Two new distinctive housing collections are being offered — the “Carriage Home Series” featuring three-story townhomes ranging from 2,162 to 2,236 finished square-feet of luxury space and the “Signature Home Series” offering two-story townhomes ranging from 2,829-2,853 square feet.

Townhomes at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes are initially priced from the high-$500,000s 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.

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-bedroom residences with boast 2 full baths and 2 half baths and one- or two-car garages.

The three-bedroom, 2 ½ bath “Signature Home Series” homes will boast unfinished walk-out basements and two-car garages.  Buyers who purchase optional upgrade packages can expand their living space to more than 4,700 square feet in the residences. Optional finished basements, elevators and loft spaces which can be used as an additional bedroom with full bath are available. Each of these residences will back to wooded areas for additional privacy.

Construction on the new townhomes is booming with framing well underway for the initial ten homes.  The development timeline at Legacy of Mountain Lakes will include the official opening of professionally-decorated Signature Series model homes at the community in early 2014.

For additional information on Legacy of Mountain Lakes, please call 973-265-0899 or visit www.legacyofmountainlakes.com.

About HornRock Properties

Led by brothers David and Maurice 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.