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Thomas Hollinshead House in Marlton, NJ

Thomas Hollinshead House in Marlton, NJ

The Thomas Hollinshead House (also known as the Eves House and the Stow House), built in 1776, is regarded as Evesham Township’s first oldest building. Located at 18 West Stow Road in Evesham Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. The brick structure sits on a slightly elevated patch of land on the 1/3 acre property and is presently surrounded by a corporate park.

The Hollinshead House is a two and one half story building, rectangular in plan. The three bay length measures close to 34 feet and the two bay gable end width is slightly more than 26 feet. The base of the structure is made of uncoursed rubble stone.

Handmade brick masonry walls sit atop this stone foundation and the structure is covered with a wood shingled gable roof. A prominent brick chimney punctuates the roof at the west gable end wall.

The front (south) facade is laid in Flemish bond red brick with grapevine mortar joints. The three bay front is arranged asymmetrically. The middle bay, which contains the restored entry door, is placed off center and justified slightly to the east. The first floor is raised up off the ground atop a stone base with molded brick watertable. This base contains two The Thomas Hollinshead House, built in 1776, is a fine example of a colonial dwelling built in Burlington County, New Jersey.

According to the Evesham Township Multiple Property Nomination, the Hollinshead House is the Township’s oldest known house. Though its siting has been altered, the existing building today retains a high degree of physical and historical integrity. Both the history of the house and its architecture have significance to this area.

Thomas Hollinshead was, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, an important figure in the history of Burlington County and the house he built with its three room interior plan represents a unique design in comparison to contemporary colonial houses built in Burlington County. For these reasons, the Thomas Hollinshead House should be included in the names of multiple property listing as a historic resource of Evesham Township, New Jersey.

The house was built in 1776 by Thomas Hollinshead on 450 acres of land given to him by his grandfather Thomas Eves. Thomas Eves was one of the first settlers in Evesham Township. The land came into the family in 1676 when Thomas Olive, the governor of the Province of West New Jersey, deeded the property called the “Vale of Evesham” to the eldest Eves. The eldest Thomas Eves is identified in the Evesham Township Multiple Property Nomination as the first person to buy land in Evesham.

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The Preserve at Fieldstone Neighborhood in Medford, NJ

The Preserve at Fieldstone Neighborhood

Our featured neighborhood this week is the Preserve at Fieldstone. This Bob Meyer community is an exquisite 5 model section of Medford, NJ that boasts luxury homes that are sure to impress.

The eye-catching interiors feature classic designs with hardwood flooring, high ceilings and dramatic, fully finished basements. Designer kitchens can also be found in every model. They sport Brookhaven cabinetry, Thermador 5 burner gas cook tops, Bosch Dishwashers and granite island counter tops. Upstairs you can feast your eyes on next-level master bathrooms with Kohler soaking tubs, cultured marble vanity tops and designer tile floors.

Those who truly want to live their best life will ooh and ahh at the exterior finishes that show off elite brick, stone and stucco designs. Copper roofs on selected bay windows, plus terraces with patterned concrete make for the perfect amount of curb appeal.

Did we forget to mention the comprehensive landscape package included for all homeowners? The Preserve at Fieldstone offers 10,000 square feet of sod, 70,000 square feet of hydroseed, 100 shrubs with mulched beds and a built in sprinkler system to keep your lawn look pristine with minimum maintenance.

You are awarded a level of quality assurance when buying a home at The Preserve at Fieldstone. You get a home built by award-winning Bob Meyer construction, 1 year builders warranty, and a 10 year structural warranty.

Then of course there are the benefits of living in Medford, New Jersey. Convenient to all major highways (route 70, 130, 206 & 295) and in an area where safety is the number one goal for the vast amounts of families with children. Schools are great and athletic programs are as good as you can get in public schooling.

Directions: (From Route 70) Turn right onto Chairville Road, in 0.6 miles turn right onto New Freedom Road. From there go 0.2 miles and turn left onto Liberty Place.

You can learn more about each unique Preserve at Fieldstone model by viewing the gallery below!

Your luxury lifestyle begins with a purchase of a Preserves at Fieldstone home. Contact the Pat McKenna Realtors office for availability for properties in this neighborhood and similar neighborhoods in the area. Call (856) 983-0704 today!

Lakeside at Medford Neighborhood 08055

Lakeside at Medford

This week’s featured neighborhood is Lakeside at Medford. Located off of secluded Jackson Road in Medford, this community boasts unparalleled luxury combining both grace and style. Custom features, beautiful details and enduring value. These are the qualities of a Lakeside at Medford home. Fitting for those who want the very best for themselves and their family.

The gracious interiors of Lakeside at Medford models include impressive ceramic tile entry foyers, elegant oak hardwood flooring, six panel interior doors, and generous space throughout. Each home comes with a gourmet kitchen with elegant raised panel solid oak cabinetry, gas cooktops and stainless steel double sinks. The master suites sport sky-lift vaulted ceilings, sumptuous oversized bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and plenty of closet space.

There are several distinctive elements to the exterior of these homes as well. Traditional brick fronts combined with horizontal cedar siding makes for a modern and cozy look with plenty of curb appeal. If the three-car garages don’t leave you satisfied, perhaps the crushed stone driveways or the professionally sodded/seeded landscapes will. All five models blend in seamlessly with the surrounding their wooded environment. For your convenience a comprehensive list of custom options are available.

Prices for Lakeside at Medford properties initially hovered around 400-500k in the 1990’s. These days the properties have risen to the 500-650k range.

No matter which neighborhood you live in, if it’s in Medford you have two major benefits available for your children. Great public schooling and elite athletic programs. There are also a variety of houses of worship throughout Medford for denominations of all kinds.

Lakeside at Medford is nearby expressways and major highways (Route 70, 130, 206 & 295) linking you to Philadelphia, Delaware and the Jersey Shore.

Directions: From Rt 70  – Turn into Medford on Stokes Rd for 4.5 miles to Jackson Rd. Turn right on Jackson Rd. for 3 miles. Lakeside at Medford is on the left.

Safe, comfortable living in the heart of Medford. What more could a prospective South Jersey Resident ask for?  

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Highbridge Neighborhood in Medford, NJ

Highbridge Neighborhood in Medford, NJ
The Highbridge neighborhood in Medford, New Jersey is one of Medford’s most sought after suburban neighborhoods. Located just off of Gravelly Hollow Road, this quiet yet accessible area of town is compromised of larger, competitive priced homes built in the the early 2000’s. These properties typically sit on a little over an acre of land and are larger in size, often ranging over 3,500 square feet. Some of the familiar streets that make up this pocket of Medford are Highbridge Blvd, Hanley Parke, Dufton Drive, Baydon Way, Amesbury Parke, Abingdon Ave and Penhale Passage. With a variety of builders who have taken claim over individual parcels of land, this is not your cookie cutter neighborhood.

Homes in Highbridge Neighborhood

Each home has it’s own unique design, representing several different styles, yet complementing each other with an overarching “high-end” feel. The typical price range of these homes is around $370,000 to $700,000, and are at least 4+ bedroom, 3+ bathroom residences. One of our current properties for sale located at 2 Hanley Parke, is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath home listed for $479,900. The highly rated schools, minimal association fees and fairly moderate taxes in comparison to other Medford neighborhoods, attract many home buyers to this area. Homes for sale typically stay on the market between 90-150 days and settle within 96% of their listing price.

Centennial Lakes II Neighborhood in Medford, NJ

Centennial Lakes II in Medford, New Jersey

This week’s featured Neighborhood is Centennial Lakes II in Medford, New Jersey. Mid-Century Modern puts its unique design stamp on a series of homes which make up the small community of Centennial Lakes II in Medford, New Jersey. Developed and built by Pond & Spitz in 1989, these homes feature open floor plans, clean architectural lines and ample, dramatic windows – all while nestled in a serene and wooded lakeside environment. Tucked away from Centennial Drive West onto Persimmon Court and Teaberry Drive, you can find yourself pulling into this stylistic neighborhood of impressive homes.

The core models built (which were available for customization) included the Taunton, Ashurst, Brynwood, Framingham, Glencote and Addison designs. Prices for these homes newly built started at $371,000 and went as high as $740,000 so, in the year 1989, this neighborhood was slotted to appeal to the upper echelon of Medford homeowners. Each model sits on over 1 acre of land, has at least 4+ bedrooms, 3+ bathrooms, 2+ car garages and range in size between 3,000 – 4,000+ square feet. The contemporary designs also included birch doors, skylights, handcrafted staircases, stone fireplaces, wet bars, oversized tubs and expansive wooden decks. Today, homes in this neighborhood range in price from $600,000 – $800,000. They have sustained their value over time and are unique to the buyer who is looking for that specific mid-century style.

Our most recent closing in Centennial Lakes II was a beautiful, Ashurst model located at 3 Persimmon Ct, which sold for $606,000 this past January. The happy homeowners are loving their quiet reprieve and enjoying the all the amenities this Medford community has to offer.

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The Bluff Neighborhood in Medford, NJ

The Bluff Neighborhood in Medford, NJ

The Bluff Neighborhood in Medford, New Jersey is one of Medford’s most prestigious and tucked-away communities made up of 28 plots of land bordering Centennial Lake. The homes in this Bob Meyer community are large and stately properties with an architectural design intended to mimic the big beautiful homes you might see on the Main Line through Bucks County, PA and Philadelphia. They feature timeless elements of stonework, farmhouse dormers and keystone window arches. The interiors boast dramatic foyers, impressive millwork, library or study retreats and gourmet kitchens, to name a few.

Built in the year 2000, you can find these homes sited on Bortons Road, Overlook Court and Bluff View. The five design models and their original listing prices are the Ashbourne – $633,900, Glenmoor – $657,900, Westover – $744,900, Preston – $754,900 and Wickford – $774,900 all of which have increased in value over the past 20 years. Today, some of these homes tip the scales at upwards of $1.5 million, particularly the homes with prime lakefront views.

The community itself offers homeowners privacy and quiet living, with accessibility to lakeside activities including boating, kayaking, swimming, nature hikes and enjoyment of the small beaches at your leisure. In terms of current real estate trends, homes listed for sale in The Bluff typically last a bit longer on the market at roughly 180-200 days, but ultimately sell very close to asking price. A few of our properties currently listed in this community are 50 Bortons Rd – $699,900 and 66 Bortons Rd – $699,900. Another spectacular home we listed – 1 Bluff View, just closed at year end for $825,000.

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Briarwood Neighborhood in Marlton, NJ

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Briarwood is a neighborhood located in Marlton, New Jersey. It was built by Chiusano in the late 1980s. This area is perfect, since it is off the same road as the elementary school, middle school, and high school. Briarwood is in a great location, close to all major roadways (Route 70/73, I-295 and the NJ Turnpike)!

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Every house in Briarwood comes standard with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. They all have two car garages, as well as a full basement! Many of the owners had the basements finished at the time of purchase, and many of the owners have All homes in this neighborhood were originally equipped with gas heat and central air as well. Their original price started at $202,400 and went up to $245,400. The homes in the neighborhood now range from the mid to high 400’s. You are close to great places to eat (Redstone, Brio etc.) as well as great shopping (The Promenade and Target).

The school district in Evesham Township is a great quality of education. The high schools are part of the Lenape Regional High School District, which is a well known group of schools. A few of the models that make up Briarwood are The Eastbrook, The Lismore (which included a fire place), The Shelburne, and the Westbrooke (which you could get either stucco or brick). Overall, this is a very well kept neighborhood. The street names within Briarwood include Loyalist Court, Washington Drive, Continental Lane, Country Squire Lane, and a few others.

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Country Farms Neighborhood in Marlton, NJ

Country Farms neighborhood

The Country Farms neighborhood is a well-established development of homes located in Evesham Township, built in 1979. Designed by Paparone Contruction, this neighborhood of homes was built on what once was a plot of open farmland. It was originally marketed as a “rustic country setting that provides an atmosphere of tranquility” to appeal to buyers who wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Still conveniently located to Route 73, Route 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike, homebuyers could settle in a quiet area, but enjoy the advantages of both worlds.

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History of Country Farms neighborhood

There were 5 models designed by the builders of Country Farms neighborhood: the Springhouse, Millstone, Harvester, Farmstead and Windhover II. All the models were two-story, modernized colonial homes that featured at least 3+ bedrooms and 1.5+ baths.

The most affordable was the Springhouse model which was listed for $55,900.00. For an additional $3,900 buyers could have a living room built into this model and, for $1,850, a fireplace. The most expensive model listed for sale was the Windhover II – a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a 2 car garage starting at $70,900.00. All models featured aluminum siding, insulated metal windows, caloric dishwasher, garbage disposal and a 30-inch free standing range. At the time, central air conditioning was a homeowner’s luxury that came with an additional cost of $1,500.

Current Pricing for Country Farms neighborhood 

Today, these homes are still widely popular and range in sale price from $275,000 – $375,000 based on upgrades and condition. We currently are featuring a beautifully updated Millstone Model home – 111 Meadowview Circle, listed for $334,900.

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Laurel Creek at Larchmont Neighborhood

Laurel Creek at Larchmont Neighborhood

This week’s featured neighborhood is the residential subdivision of townhomes called Laurel Creek at Larchmont. Located at Union Mill Road in Mount Laurel, this neighborhood was developed by well-known New Jersey builders A.P. Orleans, Inc. in 1989. The theme of this development was to create “luxury, garden-style condominiums surrounded by a recreational paradise”. This included a “glistening 50 meter pool” with a diving area, sun terrace and private Clubhouse, all surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds for biking, sports, picnics and family fun.

Among their design plans for Laurel Creek at Larchmont, they developed 5 signature models that home buyers could choose from: The Carlton, The Dumont, The Ashley, The Regal and The Devon. Each model was compromised of three bedrooms and two and a half baths and could be upgraded to include a loft and sunroom. They ranged in size from 1,000-2,300 square feet and most models also featured a basement and one to two car garages. Prices for these homes in 1989 started at $79,000 and reached as high as $99,000 for the most luxury and expansive models. Association dues cost a mere $67 per month.

In today’s market, these in-demand condos and townhomes are sold anywhere from $145,000 to upwards of $220,000, with association dues of $220 per month. Aside from the lovely community and traditional design, what makes this Mount Laurel neighborhood so desirable is the low taxes, convenience to shopping, restaurants, churches and great school system available to families with school-aged children.

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Ravenscliff Neighborhood in Marlton, NJ

Ravenscliff Neighborhood in Marlton, NJ

Ravenscliff is a long-standing neighborhood that is located in Marlton (Evesham Township), New Jersey. Noted for its large and classically built homes, this pocket of Burlington County has been a highly sought-after area to buy a property for several years. Developed by nationally renowned builders – Ryland Homes in 1992, there were 5 customizable models that framed this neighborhood: The McLean, The Calvert, The Chesterfield, The Enterprise and The Charleston.

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Among some of the original highlights, the top features of these homes included GE Appliances, Aristocraft Cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms, Armstrong hardwood floors and Peachtree insulated entrance doors. The homebuyers of their new build also had the option to add custom bay windows, fireplaces, skylights and whirlpool jets to name a few. All models were compromised of two-story 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a two-car garage and fully finished basement. Each property sat on its own quarter acre plot of land. Ranging in square footage from about 2,600 square feet to 3,300 square feet homes, models started at a price point of $183,900 and went as high as $236,400. Today, these homes have increased greatly in value, with an average purchase price of $440,000 to $500,000. The proximity to major roadways, restaurants and nightlife as well as the highly rated school systems have all contributed to Ravenscliff’s desirability among home buyers and families.

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