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Victorian Clusters Fairway Homes

   
   

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The New York Times

Behind a masonry gateway in Florham Park, a few miles east of Morristown, clusters of town houses hug the rolling countryside of New Jersey’s Morris County, overlooking the Braidburn Country Club and a 12-acre lake.

The two-story condominium homes are in Florham on the Fairways, one of the newest developments in the northern part of the state to be built adjoining a golf course.

Styled in the manner of turn-of-the-century English country houses, with brick walls and slate-colored roofs, the buildings are arranged in nine clusters of from six to nine units around open-air courtyards.

Jack DeCaro, a partner in Cali Associates, which is developing Florham on the Fairways, said the intention of the clusters, varying from semicircular to oval in shape, was to afford privacy and at the same time a secure sense of community.

Each of the town houses has two or three bedrooms and a loft. Jerome Mordy Larson, the architect, has provided spiral staircases in one model to enhance the Victorian theme of the development; in another model the kitchen and breakfast area occupy a hexagonal space with windows on three sides.

Prices range from $289,900 to $359,900 for the town houses. Monthly maintenance of $200 paid to the homeowner association, which buyers are required to join. covers upkeep of the community’s landscaping, driveways and other common facilities, and pays for snow removal and exterior building maintenance.

Membership in Braidburn is available to homeowners.

Mr. DeCaro says that 21 of the 66 town houses planned for Florham on the Fairways had been sold, 14 of them in advance of last month’s opening of model houses, which are between Brookdale Road and Lakeview Avenue off Route 24.