Buyers Respond to “Fresh & New”
When the doors opened this winter at the model home in the new Mine Brook Farm residential community in Bernards
Township, listing agents at Turpin Real Estate deemed the event remarkable for the crowds it drew. “We were thrilled that we attracted more than 30 families to each of the first two Sunday events,” noted Realtor Molly Tonero. Nadine Coffey, also with Turpin, said that the “clean lines and flexible floor plan” of the model seemed to appeal to a wide variety of age groups and family sizes. “The transitional décor and noteworthy finishes are hitting the mark with visitors,” Molly added, “as are the plans for a community barn for apple pressing and hosting parties, and a maintained vegetable garden for exclusive use by the residents.”
But what got so many people out to the model home during the cold, winter months? “Curiosity,” claimed Anthony Sblendorio, the community’s visionary and designer of the master plan. “There is nothing on the market right now that takes a fresh look at traditional housing and places the homes in a neighborhood designed to provide a sustainable, healthier lifestyle. This is what we’ve done, and you can see it in the modern interpretation of the classic farmhouse, and in the plans for shared community access to an apple orchard, organic gardens, honeybee hives, a mushroom grove, and a stocked fishing pond.”
View the stunning interior shots that are being added every week in our photo gallery.
Happenings at the Farm
✔ As the model home nears completion, the focus shifts toward sustainable landscaping.
✔ Designs for three- and five-bedroom homes are in the works.
Open House Dates
• Join us Sunday, March 20th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
• Keep an eye on our calendar page for additional dates and times, and special events.
Natural By Design – Local Artists
At Mine Brook Farm, sustainability also means obtaining needed materials from local sources whenever possible. Designer Anastasia Harrison carried this concept all the way through to a few interior walls of the model home where the work of local
artist Bruce Waldman is on display. “Anastasia asked us for works that carried a certain level of energy,” explained Danielle D'Amico, owner of Juxtapose Gallery in Westfield, NJ. “We came up with a spectacular monograph by Bruce, who lives in New Jersey and is internationally acclaimed.” Anastasia says she encourages her clients to support local talent because “it’s a terrific way to make a conscious choice for sustainability.”
Down to Earth — Tips from Our Farmer
Landscaping with native plants is good for you and good for the environment. As we begin to landscape the homes and property at Mine Brook Farm, we are choosing plants that retain the rural agricultural heritage of the land and support our vision of creating a sustainable lifestyle that integrates human needs with other natural ecosystems. Check out some of the plants we've selected for their regenerative ecological value — whether watershed, wildlife, soil, or pollination — and consider using them in your own landscape.
Joe Pye Weed
About Our Conservation Community
Mine Brook Farm is the result of a vision shared by a group of architects, builders and designers who wanted to create a residential community that respected the agricultural heritage of the land and reflected the core values of the region.
The team collaborated with municipal officials in Bernards Township to reduce the number of houses allowed to be built on the existing parcel and to rezone it in a way that would forever preserve the orchards, meadows and forest habitats. Mine Brook Farm now serves as a model for sustainable development. It demonstrates how residential housing can coexist in harmony with the environment, and keep the ecology in balance. Mine Brook Farm homes are constructed with high-quality materials selected for their sustainability, their energy efficiency, and the health and wellness of the residents in mind. Learn more here.
Offering subject to change without notice. This information comes from others and should be verified. Room measurements are approximate and based on a design that may change during construction. Equal Housing Opportunity. Artist renderings, photographs and videos are used for representational purposes only as the site is still under construction.