Town-House Designs Gets a Touch of Style
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By Anthony DePalma
Price remains a prime determinant of style in town-house condominiums, with upper-scale models benefiting from the broadest range of new designs. At that level, the new Florham on the Fairways project in Florham Park in Morris County is one of the most daring.
Set on 40 acres overlooking Braidburn Country Club and a 12-acre lake, the 66 brick town houses are clustered around open courtyards, at first glance resembling groupings of English mansions. Actually, the buildings are designed so that each structure holds two separate condominium units.
The units are among the largest and most lavish in the state, with prices starting at $289,900. The top-of-the-line $359,900 Stratford House model has 3,100 square feet of living area, a 1,953-square-foot finished basement, plus garage, deck and attic storage for a total of more than 7,000 square feet. It features a hexagonal entry foyer within a separate turreted structure, two fireplaces, winding staircases and a 20 by 20-foot living room with cathedral ceiling.
"Everyone who buys here says they’ve been waiting for years for something like this," said John J. DeCaro, a partner in Cali Associates, the developer.
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