Southgate Middletown Welcomed Outdoor Pool with Festive Party on Saturday, July 16th

Southgate PoolSouthgate Middletown officially welcomed its sparkling outdoor pool and sundeck with a special Pool Party on a sunny Saturday afternoon last weekend.

Residents and potential renters alike joined for thee Pool Party which included tasty summer delights from a popular local ice cream truck.  Developer Sterling Properties hosted the festive event at the luxury rental community in Orange County, N.Y.

The pool is located adjacent to Southgate Middletown’s fully-equipped 3,251 square-foot clubhouse, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center with spin, cardio and weight equipment, furnished event lounge, shuffleboard table and media room with six 70” televisions.

“The outdoor pool is the final step in completing our recreation and social amenity package and we’re incredibly excited for its debut,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties.  “We’ve created an outdoor oasis for our residents to enjoy.  We were excited to showcasing the pool and well-rounded rental lifestyle at Southgate Middletown last weekend.” Continue reading

PREMIUM TOWNHOMES WITH SCENIC VIEWS AND WALK-OUT BASEMENTS NOW AVAILABLE AT MAPLE FIELDS

ext-daylight_600w-1481039899-5675A limited offering of premium townhomes has been released for sale in the current housing phase at Maple Fields, Baker Residential’s fast-selling new community in the City of Middletown.

The three-bedroom residences are situated on some of the most desirable homesites the neighborhood has to offer, with private wooded views of the suburban Orange County landscape and walk-out basements leading to tranquil backyard settings that are great for entertaining. The residences are priced from the low-$300,000s.

“We’re only bringing six of these townhomes to market at this time,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Director of Sales and Marketing for Baker Residential.  “That means a few lucky homebuyers will be able to enjoy an upscale residence with enhanced elements of suburban living.  It’s a tremendous opportunity for those who act quickly.”

The new home release comes as sales at Maple Fields show no signs of slowing down.  The neighborhood offers several housing layouts that accommodate the desires of today’s young homebuyer.  Included in its home plans are two never-before-offered layouts — a two-bedroom Genesee design priced from $264,040 and a three-bedroom Croton home starting at just $277,450.

Homes at Maple Fields are offered with a long list of upscale interior appointments and finishes included in the base price.  Found throughout the residences are nine-feet first floor ceilings, oak hand rails, designer kitchens with 42” maple cabinets and GE stainless steel appliances, lavish baths with Kohler sinks, fixtures and faucets and tiled floors and showers, second floor laundry room and one-car garage.

Residents at Maple Fields have access to on-site recreational amenities, including a community clubhouse, tot lot, 1/2 basketball court and a sparkling outdoor pool.

Maple Fields’ location has drawn many first-time homebuyers and growing families priced out of northern New Jersey and New York City.  The community is within close proximity to Route 17, Route 84, the New York State Thruway and express buses and trains into Manhattan.

The Maple Fields sales office is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For additional information on the community, please call 914-461-9208 or visit http://www.maple-fields.com.

About Baker Residential

Baker Residential, a White Plains. N.Y.-based family owned and operated real estate concern which has created new home communities of great distinction and uniqueness that are home to thousands of families in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas. The company based on a commitment to quality, excellent personalized customer service and creativity in each home design.  This mindset has enabled the company to Homes themselves provide “A Difference You Can See.”

Southgate Middletown to Welcome Outdoor Pool with Festive Party on Saturday, July 16th

Southgate PoolSouthgate Middletown will officially welcome its sparkling outdoor pool and sundeck with a special Pool Party on Saturday, July 16th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents and potential renters alike are invited to attend the Pool Party which will include tasty summer delights from a popular local ice cream truck.  Developer Sterling Properties will host the festive event at the luxury rental community in Orange County, N.Y.

The pool is located adjacent to Southgate Middletown’s fully-equipped 3,251 square-foot clubhouse, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center with spin, cardio and weight equipment, furnished event lounge, shuffleboard table and media room with six 70” televisions.

“The outdoor pool is the final step in completing our recreation and social amenity package and we’re incredibly excited for its debut,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties.  “We’ve created an outdoor oasis for our residents to enjoy and look forward to showcasing the well-rounded rental lifestyle at Southgate Middletown next weekend.” Continue reading

Sparkling Outdoor Pool set for Inaugural Debut at Southgate Middletown in Orange County, N.Y.

southgate_middletown_clubhouse-1487775718-930Southgate Middletown, the upscale apartment community being developed by Sterling Properties in this Orange County City, will unveil its highly-anticipated outdoor pool and sundeck just in time for the official start of the summer season.

The sparking pool will complete the lifestyle experience at Southgate Middletown by providing a tremendously popular recreational amenity and a festive social gathering spot.  The outdoor pool is located adjacent to the community’s fully-equipped 3,251 square-foot clubhouse, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center with spin, cardio and weight equipment, furnished event lounge, shuffleboard table and media room with six 70” televisions.

“We’ve definitely saved the best for last when it comes to our comprehensive social and recreational amenity package,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties.  “Our residents have been enjoying a modern, well-rounded lifestyle since the lavish clubhouse opened earlier this year.  With warm weather now upon us, the pool will make its inaugural debut and provide a finishing touch on the active, fun-filled neighborhood environment at Southgate Middletown.”

Southgate Middletown boasts condo-style one- and two-bedroom residences with high ceilings, soaring living spaces and some of the largest floor plans in the Orange County marketplace. Homes at Southgate Middletown begin from $1,625 with designer finishes including wood grain cabinetry, quartz countertops, oversized subway tile backsplash, stainless appliances and contemporary luxury flooring.  Select homes will also feature private garage parking and ceiling heights reaching over ten feet. Continue reading

THE SHOPPES AT STERLING PARC IN MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. ADDS FLAWLESS PAWS TO ITS RETAIL ROSTER

Sterling Properties has announced the addition of Flawless Paws to the expanding retail roster at The Shoppes at Sterling Parc, an 18,000 square-foot retail center in the heart of nearly 500 high-end residential units in Middletown, N.Y.

Offering one of the most complete pet grooming experiences in the Hudson Valley, Flawless Paws has opened a new 1,250 square-foot modern location at The Shoppes at Sterling Parc that’s perfectly suited to allow for further expansion of the company’s clientele.   Formed in 2001, Flawless Paws grooms all breeds and sizes of dogs and cats using only the finest and safest all natural products.   All pets are bathed with high end “Prima” bathing systems, which oxidize a mixture of shampoo and water resulting in a seriously deep clean coat and healthier skin. The company also sells a small selection of home grooming supplies and products, as well as popular “Pet Odor Exterminator” candles and sprays.

“Our original shop was located in the lower level of my home,” says owner and founder Shay Roda, who possesses more than a decade of experience in pet grooming.  “It was the perfect situation for me to get on my feet and gain a loyal following.  However, we outgrew that location and strict regulations for residential-based companies were limiting the growth of my company. Parking was also getting tough with a residential driveway and a growing number of daily customers.”

The Shoppes at Sterling Parc was the perfect retail center to support the growth of Flawless Paws with customized suites that meet specific business needs.   In addition to providing a state-of-the-art retail center to call home, the new site allowed Flawless Paws to create a salon that further broadens its scope of unique services by incorporating facilities dedicated to “special needs” pets, such as rescued dogs and senior pets with compromised health.  Continue reading

Two New Townhome Designs Generate Excitement at Maple Fields in Middletown, N.Y.

ext-daylight_600w-1481039899-5675MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – A palpable buzz is growing at Maple Fields in Middletown, N.Y. where developer Baker Residential has introduced two new townhome designs to meet the needs of today’s first-time homebuyer.

The layouts, which have been unveiled in the community’s newest housing phase, include a two-bedroom Genesee design priced from $233,400 and a three-bedroom Croton home starting at just $248,400.   The residences provide the upscale interior appointments and finishes that have made Maple Fields one of Orange County’s fastest selling new home communities.  Homeowners receive nine-feet first floor ceilings, oak hand rails, designer kitchens with 42” maple cabinets and GE stainless steel appliances, lavish baths with Kohler sinks, fixtures and faucets and tiled floors and showers, second floor laundry room and one-car garage.

“These homes represent an opportunity to receive the luxury, comfort and appeal of Maple Fields at an incredibly attractive price point,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Baker’s Director of Sales and Marketing.  “They’ve already generated a strong response and excitement from young couples and families eager to purchase their first home and enjoy ideal suburban living that’s well within their budget.” Continue reading

RENOWNED DESIGNER ERNEST DE LA TORRE AND ARCHITECT WALTER CAIN TO REIMAGINE EDWARD HOPPER’S BEDROOM IN HIS NYACK HOME

2017-03-22_10-07-26Through May, 2017

The Edward Hopper House is pleased to announce the restaging of Edward Hopper’s bedroom. The bedroom, in which Hopper spent the first 28 years of his life, will be transformed into a showcase designed in period style by Ernest de la Torre, listed as one of Elle Décor’s top 25 designers and featured designer in Architectural Digest, as well as Piermont resident and architect, Walter Cain.

The staging of Hopper’s bedroom is a fitting acknowledgement of the profound impact the space had on his artistic development. Growing up with a view of the Hudson River from his bedroom window, young Edward Hopper was inevitably drawn to its banks. He would spend hours at the village docks and shipyards, sketching and watching the building and rigging of boats. The activity on the river is captured in many of Hopper’s early drawings and paintings, and boats and seascapes remained common subjects in his art throughout his life.

Also central to his artistic development was the so-called “Hudson River light” of Nyack. The strong rays of morning sunlight streaming through the east facing windows of his bedroom would create shifting patterns of light and shadow on the floor and walls. Hopper incorporated these tangible blocks of sunlight into early paintings and many of his later masterpieces. Visitors to this showcase will be able to appreciate all the unique features of the bedroom that so inspired Edward Hopper and led him on his creative path.

Due to the historic nature of the house and other limitations, the second floor room is only accessible by the stairs.

 

Cost

free for children, $2 for students, $5 for seniors, $7 for adults

Location

Edward Hopper House Art Center
82 North Broadway
Nyack, NY

Additional Information

Phone

845-358-0774

Contact email

info@hopperhouse.org

Debut of New Fully-Furnished Model Marks Launch of Leasing for New Condo-Style Apartments at Southgate Middletown

SouthgateMiddletown model 2017MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Leasing is underway on the newest collection of upscale apartments at Southgate Middletown, where developer Sterling Properties is offering condo-style one- and two-bedroom residences with high ceilings, soaring living spaces and some of the largest floor plans in the Orange County marketplace.

Initial occupancy for the homes – which are situated in a three-story elevator building – is expected April 1st.  The apartment offering debuts with a new furnished model residence which dramatically showcases the exceptional and open interiors found throughout Southgate Middletown.  The two-bedroom home boasts a spacious master bedroom with walk-in closets and full master bathroom, eat-in kitchen, expansive living/dining room, second master bathroom, outdoor balcony and in-unit washer/dryer.

“These apartments are unlike any found in the Hudson Valley with an urban-inspired open concept that creates lots of natural light and a spacious feel,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Sterling’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “They’ve had tremendous appeal to today’s renter as evidenced by the fast leasing velocity experienced in our previous apartment phases.  We fully expect this latest offering of homes to be snapped up in similar fashion.” Continue reading

The Journey to a Calm & Happy Home

2017-03-16_10-05-48There’s more to a beautiful home than just the decor and furnishings you put into it. Your home also needs to function well, and be a calm and happy respite from the rest of your hectic life. If you can’t say those things about your space, then it’s likely you might feel a little off-balance in your life, overall. A happy home is the finishing touch on a happy life.

How this particular deficit might manifest in your life is an overall feeling like you don’t have a good routine down; like you’re always catching up instead of keeping up. Instead of being a consistently calm environment, your home functions in cycles, first into a chaotic mess and then—after the resulting tornado of cleaning—spotless but short-lived harmony.

In order to bring your life into balance, it can help to see a top-down, bird’s-eye view.

If that sounds all too familiar, you need to find homeostasis. And a routine that works for you. Read through some of these resources to see if you can figure out how to bring this part of your life back into balance.

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More Homes Sold, Fewer Available

2017-03-02_11-47-28via The New York Times – According to data from the National Association of Realtors, the number of existing homes sold in 2016 was the highest in a decade: 5.45 million single-family houses, townhouses, condominiums and co-ops were sold, up 3.8 percent from 5.25 million in 2015. The previous high, in 2006, was 6.48 million.

All but the least expensive homes (those priced up to $100,000) showed an increase in sales, with the greatest gains for homes priced between $250,000 and $500,000.

Not surprisingly, by the end of 2016 the number of existing homes for sale had dropped 6.3 percent compared with a year earlier, to 1.65 million — the lowest number since the National Association of Realtors began tracking that figure in 1999. Coupled with rising interest rates, that could make buying a home more challenging in 2017.

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