“The townhomes are a perfect option for parents who have “boomerang children”, children who leave the house for college or a burgeoning career, but who come back often enough to need their own bedroom and the privacy that the multi-floor layout offers,” said Lisa Macchi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Millennium Homes, the developer of Vizcaya. “The format appeals to both people with expanded families and those who are looking for some flexibility. It’s an easy transition for someone coming from a single-family home.”
Today, many college graduates return home to live for a year or two while they establish a career. College students also return home often for spring, summer and winter breaks, meaning household space and privacy requirements can vary greatly for people with college-age children, depending on what time of year it is. In the Vizcaya townhomes, these boomerang children can live in comfort with their own bedroom, while their parents enjoy all that the luxury community has to offer.
“Vizcaya has the services and amenities that speak to parents, yet it is enough of a vibrant community to support children,” Ms. Macchi said. “The townhomes are well-suited for this type of living arrangement, although we do have families who live in the main building too. The real attraction is the lifestyle and the fact that it is such an easy transition to make for single-family homeowners.”
The Maisonettes at Vizcaya are also conducive to flexible living for families with older children. These six residences are spread across two floors and incorporate the best aspects of penthouse and brownstone living. First-floor master suites offer a private retreat for homeowners and two second-floor bedrooms accommodate children, making them a good alternative to the townhomes for buyers with older children.
“There are a lot of people in this situation, who used to have to wait until they were sure their children were permanently moved out of the house before they downsized or moved to an active adult community,” Ms. Macchi said. “The townhomes and Maisonettes at Vizcaya provide a new, enticing option for those individuals. There’s no longer a reason for parents of older children to wait to pursue the lifestyle that they want to lead.”
Vizcaya is a five-star residential community that graces a hilltop in scenic West Orange. Overlooking a canopy of trees, it stands out as one of the most beautiful luxury communities in New Jersey.
The community is noted for the hotel-like services and amenities it offers residences. White glove services include complimentary valet parking, gated security and 24-hour access to a concierge, who can help residents with everything from dinner reservations to dry cleaning. Residents who go on vacation or choose to live elsewhere during the winter have the peace of mind of knowing their homes will be secure while they are away and that they can call the concierge at any time if they need anything.
Residents also have access to a spa, saunas, steam rooms, massage rooms, a fitness room, a yoga/aerobics room, tennis court and heated indoor and outdoor pools. Community game rooms, parlors and terraces in the main building provide residents with a place to play cards, have a cocktail with friends or just engage in friendly conversation.
Restaurants, local shops, boutiques, parks and entertainment are all at Vizcaya’s doorstep. The acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse and the Short Hills Mall are both a short drive away. The South Mountain Reservation and Turtle Back Zoo are just around the corner. Recreational opportunities abound with municipal and county parks, private and public golf courses, and preserved natural woodlands found throughout the picturesque 12 mile town.
Manhattan is a short 30-minute car ride away, while New Jersey Transit rail stations are nearby in Millburn and South Orange.
Four distinct housing options are available at Vizcaya, all featuring spacious floorplans with a variety of upscale features and luxury appointments. Prices start at $799,990. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call (973) 325-6712 or visit Vizcaya’s website at www.vizcayanj.com. The Sales Center is open daily by appointment from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., six days a week (closed on Thursday).