Mountain Lakes, N.J.: A ‘Resort Getaway’ to Call Home

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This week’s “Living In” section features HornRock Properties‘ The Legacy of Mountain Lakes in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.

2014-06-25_10-37-59What You’ll Find

The Lake Arrowhead section and “the Village” are two areas where more modest houses were built after World War II, with a mix of ranches, Capes and cottages. The borough has two established townhouse condominium developments, Pine Edge and Spruce Edge, with a total of about 115 units, and a third, newer townhouse development called Legacy of Mountain Lakes, with 39 units.

What You’ll Pay

As of June 23, there were 55 houses on the market in Mountain Lakes, the highest priced being a six-bedroom three-bath lakefront home built in 1930 on three-quarters of an acre, listed at $2.55 million, and the lowest a three-bedroom two-and-a-half-bath 1940 bungalow on 0.23 acres, listed at $439,000. The average price of the 27 homes sold through mid-June was $905,430, compared with an average price of $849,503 for the 69 houses sold here in 2013, according to the Garden State Multiple Listing Service.

Three-bedroom townhouses in the older developments are listed in the $600,000s, while the newer Legacy townhouses are listed with prices ranging from the high $500,000s to the $800,000s.

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Legacy of Mountain Lakes Offers Classic Upscale Townhomes in Charming Small Town Setting

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Buyers Respond to Elegant New Model Home in Desirable Morris County Borough

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – With tree-lined streets, rolling hills, stately homes and nine pristine lakes scattered within its borders, the Borough of Mountain Lakes is a community well-known for its scenic beauty. Families flock to the town for its excellent schools and its “tucked away” location in a peaceful corner of Morris County near major business and entertainment centers. Whether it is the allure of spending the day at a lake club or simply the desire to enjoy all of the attributes of a classic American small town, the community consistently ranks as one of New Jersey Monthly’s “Best Places to Live” in the state.

It’s no surprise, then, that homes in Mountain Lakes are in high demand. Recognizing the strong appetite for new construction homes in the community, developer HornRock Properties launched sales at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, an upscale collection of 39 townhomes. Now buyers can enjoy a spacious, new construction townhome at a price point that makes it an affordable option for many families looking for a Mountain Lakes address.

Two furnished models are available to tour at Legacy of Mountain Lakes.  The new “Fernwood” model home, one of the two floor plans that comprise the Signature Series of homes at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, is drawing rave reviews from buyers. Guests who have toured the new model home appreciate the level of luxury and comfort that it offers, blending the relaxed, low-maintenance townhome lifestyle with the space, privacy and grandeur of a stately single-family home.

The Fernwood floor plan is a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath layout with 2,829 square feet and the option to upgrade to more living space. Merchandised by the prominent interior design firm Gacek Design, the open floor plan includes an expansive first floor great room with fireplace, access to an outdoor deck, designer kitchen with raised panel cabinetry and lustrous granite countertops, and a lavish master bedroom suite with a massive walk-in closet and a granite-clad master bath with Kohler™ fixtures.

The Fernwood model complements the highly-praised “Briarcliff” furnished model the community opened in February, which boasts a spacious three-bedroom, 2.5-bath layout with a walk-out, lower level recreation space.

“One thing we have heard over and over again from our guests is that they were expecting our model homes to be very nice, and we still exceeded their expectations,” said David Hornblass, a principal of HornRock Properties, the developer of Legacy of Mountain Lakes. “We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback on our Fernwood design since debuting that model.”

Home buyers interested in making Legacy of Mountain Lakes their new home may want to schedule their visit as soon as possible, as the most desirable locations are going very quickly. In a town like Mountain Lakes, long known for its excellent schools, high quality-of-life and family-friendly atmosphere, homes do not sit on the open market for long.

Priced from $799,900, the two floor plans in the “Signature Home Series” at Legacy of Mountain Lakes feature three-bathrooms, unfinished walk-out basements, two-car garages and either 2,819 or 2,853 square-feet of luxury living space. Upgrade packages are available to expand to even more living space. Optional finished basements, elevators and loft spaces which can be used as an additional bedroom or flex space with full bath are available.

Legacy of Mountain Lakes also offers two additional designs in its “Carriage Home Series” collection. The “Carriage Home Series” features three-bedroom layouts with two full baths, two half baths and one- or two-car garages.  The three-story townhomes range from 2,162 to 2,236 finished square-feet and are priced from $599,900.

“The Carriage Series particularly appeals to couples and young families looking to upgrade,” Maurice Hornblass added. “We have received a lot of inquiries from buyers in their 30s and 40s looking for a home in a family-friendly location, and they are pleasantly surprised to learn that not only can they afford Mountain Lakes, but they can afford a brand new townhome in our Carriage Series.”

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 beautiful location, excellent quality-of-life and top-notch public school system, which boasts the 7th best high school in the state, according to the latest New Jersey Monthly ranking of Top Public High Schools in New Jersey, 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. Routes 46, 287 and 80 are all nearby, putting residents just minutes from world class shopping, entertainment and major business centers. The quaint colonial town center of Morristown is about a five 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.

Guests who wish to arrange a tour of the model homes or learn more about Legacy of Mountain Lakes can contact the sales office at 973-265-0899 or visit http://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.

LEGACY OF MOUNTAIN LAKES LUXURY TOWNHOME COMMUNITY NOW OPEN IN SCENIC SUBURBAN MORRIS COUNTY

Officials from the Borough of Mountain Lakes and developer HornRock Properties officially open Legacy of Mountain Lakes luxury townhome community. From left to right: Maurice Hornblass, Principal of Hornrock Properties; Dan Happer, Mayor of Mountain Lakes; and David Hornblass, Principal of Hornrock Properties.

Officials from the Borough of Mountain Lakes and developer HornRock Properties officially open Legacy of Mountain Lakes luxury townhome community. From left to right: Maurice Hornblass, Principal of Hornrock Properties; Dan Happer, Mayor of Mountain Lakes; and David Hornblass, Principal of Hornrock Properties.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – Mayor Dan Happer and fellow officials from the Borough of Mountain Lakes joined developer HornRock Properties Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 2014, to celebrate the Grand Opening of Mountain Lakes’ newest luxury residential community: Legacy of Mountain Lakes.

The mayor cut the ribbon on the new property, officially opening it to home buyers and guests who wish to tour the community’s brand new furnished model home. The new furnished model provides an up close look at the spacious interior designs, luxurious features, quality finishes and unsurpassed lifestyle homeowners at Legacy of Mountain Lakes will enjoy.

“This property has had sort of a storied past which actually began before I was on the council, when I first moved in here about 16 years ago, so it is good to see you guys come in. I think the plans you have put forth are really great,” Mayor Happer said. “I agree with you that the design blends in with the community and I would say you made the right decision by coming to Mountain Lakes. You describe what I hear most people say when they move in to town, which is ‘I came here, I looked around, I saw it had a great school system and I experienced a true sense of community.’ So I think for all of the right reasons, you made a great choice to come here and we wish you the best of luck as you move forward.”

Although the ribbon cutting marked the official grand opening of the community, a number of the homes have already been sold at pre-construction prices. The opening of the model is expected to generate even more sales traffic, making Legacy of Mountain Lakes one of the hottest buying opportunities of the spring. The community of 39 three- and four-bedroom townhomes boasts ultra-luxurious finishes, spacious layouts and an ideal location in one of suburban Morris County’s most highly-desirable towns.

“The Morris County location is a big draw, with major employment centers in Morristown and Parsippany less than 10 miles away and easy access to New York City via Route 80 and the Mountain Lakes train station,” said David Hornblass, a principal of HornRock properties. “Residents can enjoy access to nearby shops, services, museums, restaurants and theatres, or just spend the day on the golf course or at a lake club. It’s a tremendous lifestyle and Legacy of Mountain Lakes residents will be able to enjoy all of it.”

The model unveiled on Wednesday showcases the Briarcliff floor plan, a 4,761 square-foot layout that exudes luxury, grace and charm, merchandised by prominent interior design firm Gacek Design. It boasts an expansive first floor great room with fireplace, formal dining room, designer kitchen with raised panel cabinetry and lustrous granite countertops and a lavish master bedroom suite with granite-clad master bath with Kohler™ fixtures.

The three-bedroom Briarcliff is just the first of two furnished model homes being unveiled at Legacy that showcase the two-story designs in the community’s “Signature Home Series.” A Fernwood model is expected to open to the public in April.

“Buyers have been clamoring for the opportunity to tour this model home since word of its debut began spreading earlier this year,” said Maurice Hornblass, another principal at HornRock Properties. “We fully expect a spirited response to the grand opening because buyers know that after the model opens, some of the most desirable home site locations in the community are going to move very fast.”

“The Briarcliff illustrates exactly how Legacy of Mountain Lakes is redefining sophisticated suburban living with sprawling townhome floor plans, high-end appointments and architecturally-distinct stone and stucco exteriors that blend perfectly into the heavily wooded surroundings.”

Priced from $799,900, homes in the “Signature Home Series” feature three-bathrooms, unfinished walk-out basements, two-car garages and up to 2,853 square-feet of luxury living space. Buyers who purchase optional upgrade packages can expand their living space to more than 4,700 square feet. Optional finished basements, elevators and loft spaces which can be used as an additional bedroom or flex space with full bath are available.

Legacy of Mountain Lakes also offers two additional designs in its “Carriage Home Series” collection. The “Carriage Home Series” features three-bedroom layouts with two full baths, two half baths and one- or two-car garages.  The three-story townhomes range from 2,162 to 2,236 finished square-feet and are priced from $599,900.

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 consistently excellent schools and close proximity to convenient transportation, the community unquestionably offers a prestigious address. Routes 46, 287 and 80 are all nearby, putting residents just minutes from world class shopping, entertainment and major business centers. 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.

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.

HornRock adds Briarcliff to its ‘Signature Home Series’ Collection

The first decorated town home model at Legacy of Mountain Lakes will make its highly-anticipated debut during the first weekend of March 01 and 02, developer HornRock Properties recently announced.

Rendering of townhomes at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes.

Rendering of townhomes at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes.

The new model homes at Legacy of Mountain Lakes will showcase the desirable lifestyle buyers can enjoy in one of New Jersey’s most highly-coveted residential communities.

On Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2, guests are invited to come tour the new model, learn about the lifestyle the community offers and be among the first group of buyers to select from the avail able home sites. Several of the 39 three- and four-bedroom luxury townhomes have already been reserved by pre-construction buyers, but some of the property’s most desirable locations are still available.

With limited new-construction ownership opportunities available in the desirable Morris County borough of Mountain Lakes, Legacy of Mountain Lakes has already generated a lot of interest. Buyers are drawn to Mountain Lakes for its visual beauty, quality-of-life and top- notch public school system, which boasts the 7th best high school in the state, according to New Jersey Monthly’s 2012 annual ranking of Top Public High Schools in New Jersey. With demand already high, sales activity is expected to jump even more significantly once the model opens.

“The opening of this new model will allow buyers to see for them selves the type of upscale, comfort able and spacious homes we are offering at Legacy of Mountain Lakes,” said David Hornblass, a principal at HornRock Properties. “Even without the benefit of any models, pre-construction sales have been extremely strong because Mountain Lakes is a beautiful town with an excellent school system that families want to be a part of. Now that the elegant, graceful interiors of our home designs are on full display, we are expecting a lot of traffic in our sales office from both new buyers and those who have previously expressed interest.”

The decorated model will feature the community’s Briarcliff floor plan, one of two floor plans available in the “Signature Home Series” collection. A second model featuring the Fernwood floor plan is scheduled for an early April grand opening. Both designs feature three bedrooms and expansive interior spaces high lighted by ultra-luxurious appointments.

Merchandised by prominent interior design firm Gacek Design, the two-story “Signature Home Series” models will be loaded with exquisite features and designer appointments to provide visitors a true sense of the estate-style layouts, distinctive architectural details and luxury living that have already made Legacy of Mountain Lakes one of the area’s most popular housing choices. The Fernwood boasts 2,829 square feet of luxury living space and the Briarcliff offers 2,853 square feet of space. Both designs feature three bathrooms, 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 or flex space with full bath are available. Homes in the “Signature Home Series” are priced from $799,900.

Legacy of Mountain Lakes also offers two additional designs in its “Carriage Home Series” collection. The “Carriage Home Series” features three-bedroom layouts with two full baths, two half baths and one- or two-car garages. The three-story townhomes range from 2,162 to 2,236 finished square feet and are priced from $599,900.

Legacy of Mountain Lakes has proven to have broad appeal to a wide range of homebuyers. 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, appreciate the Mountain Lakes location. Professional couples have been attracted to the spacious, well-appointed interior layouts, which pro- vide plenty of room for sophisticated living, entertaining family and friends and more. Situated at the intersection of Morris Avenue and Fanny Road, Legacy of Mountain Lakes offers a desirable Morris County location characterized by winding country roads, bucolic lakes and heavily wooded terrain.

While the community 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 community is home to many parks and nine lakes.

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

Luxury Townhome Model to Debut on Weekend of March 1 at Legacy of Mountain Lakes

Buyers Can Tour Professionally-Decorated Briarcliff Model in One of New Jersey’s Most Desirable New Residential Communities

SMALL A02423_HornRock Dusk Townhomes_Building 4_130514MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – The first decorated townhome model at Legacy of Mountain Lakes will make its highly-anticipated debut during the first weekend of March, developer HornRock Properties announced today.

On Saturday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., guests are invited to come tour the new model, learn about the lifestyle the community offers and be among the first group of buyers to select from the available home sites. Several of the 39 three-and four-bedroom luxury townhomes have already been reserved by pre-construction buyers, but some of the property’s most desirable locations are still available.

With limited new-construction ownership opportunities available in the highly sought-after Morris County Borough of Mountain Lakes, Legacy of Mountain Lakes has already generated a lot of interest. Buyers are drawn to Mountain Lakes for its visual beauty, excellent quality-of-life and top-notch public school system, which boasts the 7th best high school in the state, according to New Jersey Monthly’s 2012 annual ranking of Top Public High Schools in New Jersey. With demand already high, sales activity is expected to jump even more significantly once the model opens.

“The opening of this new model will allow buyers to see for themselves the type of upscale, comfortable and spacious homes we are offering at Legacy of Mountain Lakes,” said David Hornblass, a principal at HornRock Properties. “Even without the benefit of any models, pre-construction sales have been extremely strong because Mountain Lakes is a beautiful town with an excellent school system that families want to be a part of. Now that the elegant, graceful interiors of our home designs are on full display, we are expecting a lot of traffic in our sales office from both new buyers and those who have previously expressed interest.”

The decorated model will feature the community’s Briarcliff floor plan, one of two floor plans available in the “Signature Home Series” collection. A second model featuring the Fernwood floor plan is scheduled for an early April grand opening. Both designs feature three-bedrooms and expansive interior spaces highlighted by ultra-luxurious appointments.

Merchandised by prominent interior design firm Gacek Design, the two-story “Signature Home Series” models will be loaded with exquisite features and designer appointments to provide visitors a true sense of the estate-style layouts, distinctive architectural details and luxury living that have already made Legacy of Mountain Lakes one of the area’s most popular housing choices.

The Fernwood boasts 2,829 square-feet of luxury living space and the Briarcliff offers 2,853 sq.-ft. of space. Both designs feature three-bathrooms, 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 or flex space with full bath are available. Homes in the “Signature Home Series” are priced from $799,900.

Legacy of Mountain Lakes also offers two additional designs in its “Carriage Home Series” collection. The “Carriage Home Series” features three-bedroom layouts with two full baths, two half baths and one- or two-car garages. The three-story townhomes range from 2,162 to 2,236 finished square-feet and are priced from $599,900.

Legacy of Mountain Lakes has proven to have broad appeal to a wide range of homebuyers. 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 appreciate the prestigious Mountain Lakes location. Professional couples have been 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 community 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.

“The Morris County location is a big draw, with major employment centers in Morristown and Parsippany less than 10 miles away and easy access to New York City via Route 80 and the Mountain Lakes train station,” said Maurice Hornblass, another HornRock principal. “Residents can enjoy access to nearby shops, services, museums, restaurants and theatres, or just spend the day on the golf course or at a lake club. It’s a tremendous lifestyle and the residents of our community will be able to enjoy all of it.”

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.

Debut Of Two New Models At Legacy Of Mountain Lakes Will Add To Already Impressive Sales Activity

Professionally-Decorated Fernwood and Briarcliff Townhomes Expected to Open in early March at Morris County Neighborhood

Rendering of townhomes at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes.

Rendering of townhomes at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – The impressive buyer interest in Legacy of Mountain Lakes is expected to see a significant jump when two professionally-decorated model homes make their highly-anticipated debut in early 2014 at the intimate collection of just 39 three- and four-bedroom townhomes

The spectacular new models will officially open with several residences at Legacy of Mountain Lakes already reserved and the initial townhomes at the upscale new neighborhood expected to be delivered for occupancy in January, according to HornRock Properties, which is developing the community in this sought-after Morris County Borough.
“We’ve been able to record a number of sales even without the benefit of model homes as buyers have responded to the sumptuous designs and sophisticated lifestyle that separate Legacy from the competition,” says Maurice Hornblass, a HornRock Properties principal.
“We expect this number to rise dramatically once prospects can tour these models and see for themselves just how elegant and graceful these interiors will be. And with just a select number of homes available in our soon-to-be-completed buildings, the model opening is the perfect time for interested buyers to act before the existing inventory is spoken for.”

Legacy of Mountain Lakes features two distinctive housing sections. Debuting in January will be three-bedroom Fernwood and Briarcliff model townhomes which will highlight the expansive and ultra-luxurious interiors offered in the “Signature Home Series” collection.
Merchandised by prominent interior design firm Gacek Design, the two-story residences will be loaded with exquisite features and designer appointments to provide visitors a true sense of the estate-style layouts, distinctive architectural details and luxury living that have already made Legacy of Mountain Lakes one of the area’s most popular housing choices.

The Fernwood boasts 2,829 square-feet of luxury living space and the Briarcliff offers 2,853 sq.-ft. of space. Both designs feature three-bathrooms, 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. Homes in the “Signature Home Series” are priced from the upper-$700,000s.

The “Signature Home Series” models are expected to be joined in early spring by two new models in Legacy’s “Carriage Home Series” collection. The “Carriage Home Series” features three-bedroom layouts with two full baths, two half baths and one- or two-car garages. The three-story townhomes range from 2,162 to 2,236 finished square-feet and are priced from the high $500,000s.
Legacy of Mountain Lakes has proven to have broad appeal to wide range of homebuyers. 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 appreciate the prestigious Mountain Lakes location. Professional couples have been 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,” indicates David Hornblass, another HornRock principal. “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.

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.

Two Upscale Townhomes Now Available For “Quick Delivery” At Legacy Of Mountain Lakes

SMALL A02423_HornRock Dusk Townhomes_Building 4_130514MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – The elegance of luxurious townhome living, the allure of brand new construction and the appeal of a sought-after Morris County lifestyle is now at the fingertips of discerning homebuyers at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes.

Two “Quick Delivery” homes have been released for sale at the new collection of just 39 upscale townhomes which 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.

One of the “Quick Delivery” homes offers immediate occupancy and the second provides a move-in date this November.

“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 Hornblass, a principal of HornRock Properties, developer of The Legacy.  “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, two 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.”

Both “Quick Delivery” homes are Dartmouth designs and 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 two 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 Hornblass, also a principal of HornRock Properties.

The two “Quick Delivery” homes join a new offering of 37 residences which is now being introduced at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes.

VIP Preview Sales are underway for two new distinctive housing collections — 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 4,200 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 buildings.  The development timeline at Legacy of Mountain Lakes will include the official opening of professionally-decorated Signature Series model homes at the community in late October.

Legacy of Mountain Lakes has had broad appeal to wide range of homebuyers. 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 appreciate the prestigious Mountain Lakes location.  Professional couples have been 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.

For additional information on Legacy of Mountain Lakes, please call 973-265-0899 or visit http://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.

The Legacy Of Mountain Lakes Prepares For Exciting Fall

A02423_HornRock Dusk Townhomes_Building 4_130514MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – Activity abounds at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes which is gearing up for an exciting fall filled with development and sales milestones.

Framing has commenced for the initial townhome building at the intimate collection of 39 ultra-luxurious residences, according to HornRock Properties which is developing Legacy of Mountain Lakes.  The bustling construction activity coincides with the recent launch of the VIP Preview Sales which provides interested prospects their first opportunity to purchase at special introductory pricing at the community.

“The next few months are shaping up to be a very important period at Legacy,” says David Hornblass, a principal in the development group.  “The swift pace of development on these townhomes will provide visitors a glimpse at how these townhomes will look when finished.  What’s more, we’re preparing to begin offering ‘hard hat’ tours of the homes shortly which will offer an up close look at the elegance, grace and comfort of the interior layouts.”

“In fact, we’ve already experienced a significant rise in interest since we started the foundations of these homes and we fully expect activity to grow even stronger as they get closer to completion.”

Legacy of Mountain Lakes is designed to reflect market conditions and satisfy the desires of area homebuyers.  The new community will feature two distinctive housing collections — 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.

The development timeline at Legacy of Mountain Lakes will include the official opening of professionally-decorated Signature Series model homes at the community in late October.

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 4,200 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.

“We expect this community and these homes to have broad appeal to homebuyers,” adds Maurice Hornblass, also a principal 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, MountainLakes 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 MountainLakesHigh School recently ranked number 7 on New Jersey Monthly’s 2012 annual ranking of Top Public High Schools in New Jersey.

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.

HornRock Properties Puts Signature on Tri-State Region With Two Sought-After Residential Communities

Rendering of townhomes at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes.

Rendering of townhomes at The Legacy of Mountain Lakes.

PARAMUS, N.J. – –HornRock Properties has certainly put its signature on the local real estate marketplace. The Paramus, N.J.-based developer is responsible for two of the most sought-after new residential communities in premium locations in Orange County, N.Y. and Morris County, N.J.

HornRock Properties’ comprehensive and responsible approach to development, which includes conducting extensive research, identifying market needs and introducing homes that fulfill housing gaps, has translated to strong sales atHighPointe at Woodbury Junction in Central Valley, N.Y. and tremendous interest in Legacy of Mountain Lakes in Mountain Lakes, N.J. which is expected to open shortly.

“Our recipe for success begins with identifying locations that are poised for significant residential growth,” says David Hornblass of HornRock Properties. “These areas offer all the attributes of the perfect suburban lifestyle; commuter convenience, great schools, and beautiful natural surroundings. Of course, the key ingredient in this recipe is introducing high quality homes with the finest interior features and appointments at prices that reflect market demands and create incredible value.”

HornRock Properties blueprint for success is on full display at HighPointe at Woodbury Junction which has sold nearly 80% of the upscale single-family homes in its initial housing phase. With spacious three-to-five bedroom homes priced from the high $300,000s to the high $400,000’s, the exclusive neighborhood has attracted a large number of growing families looking for a country-inspired environment that’s a short trip to all the business and cultural centers of northern New Jersey and Manhattan.

Luxury residences at HighPointe feature spacious layouts and sweeping mountaintop views. The interior spaces are truly exceptional with an open layout on the first floor, with one design offering a first-floor master-bedroom suite. Many high-end features that are upgrades in other communities are standard in the homes at HighPointe at Woodbury Junction. Upgrades for features such as custom faucets, lighting, bonus rooms, flooring and three-car garages are also available. Homes are available in four different designs and with three distinct architectural styles: Traditional, Farmhouse and Arts & Crafts.

Situated on the top of a ridge in the well-established Woodbury Junction community, HighPointe at Woodbury Junction allows buyers to experience everything that makes life in the historic Hudson Valley so special. Award-winning schools are within walking distance and highways, public transportation options are just minutes away. World-class shopping at Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets is also less than a five-minute drive away.

“This community is by far the most conveniently accessible in Orange County,” asserts Maurice Hornblass, also of HornRock Properties. “We’re located less than a mile from Exit 16 of the New York Thruway which affords a quick ride into Manhattan in a little more than an hour. The Harriman Train Station is less than two miles away, offering a 75-minute commute to mid-town via Metro North. There’s fast, efficient commuter bus service to the Port Authority, while nearby well-established highways make working in adjacent Westchester and Bergen Counties equally convenient.”

The popularity of HighPointe at Woodbury Junction is sure to be replicated in the majestic hills of Morris County, N.J. where HornRock Properties is preparing for the highly-anticipated debut of Legacy of Mountain Lakes, a luxury new townhome community with two distinct housing collections – the Signature and Carriage Series.

Preview sales will open shortly for the intimate neighborhood with townhomes expected to be preview priced from the upper-$500,000s for the “Carriage Home Series” and upper-$700,000s for the “Signature Series.”

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 4,700 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.

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 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.

For more information on HighPointe at Woodbury Junction, please call (800) 689-3320 or visit www.HighPointeWoodbury.com.

For information on Legacy at Mountain Lakes, please call 973.265.0899 or visitwww.LegacyOfMountainLakes.com.