The Upper Ridge

The Upper Ridge 2016-10-19T11:38:58+00:00

– Phase I | Greek Revival Townhomes – (Sold)

Unique park front living, peaceful views, trend setting design and performance.

These townhomes broke ground in October 2013 and are now completely sold and occupied. This four unit townhome building has two 2-bedroom and one each 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom home. Building on the early 19th century archetypal Greek Revival Farmhouse, and adding in the traditional connector or cookhouse section, followed by a “Barn,” these buildings have unique features in each unit, and an authentic historic look all their own.

  • Two bedroom homes are 1,320 sq feet, 2’ wider than the Eastview Townhome construction, even higher efficiency, with two upstairs bedrooms and bath.
  • The “Greek Revival” end unit has a master bedroom on the first floor and two bedrooms with bath upstairs, 1,614 sq. ft.
  • The end unit in the “barn” has 1,788 sq. ft., and can be configured with three or four bedrooms, with the master either upstairs or down.
  • All townhomes in Phases I and III have direct frontage on Beech Tree Park, private patios, deeded solar rooftop area for Solar Photo Voltaic, garage, and outdoor parking, and an option for a finished basement.
  • On-demand high-efficiency gas water heating.
  • High efficiency gas heat and air-conditioning SEER 16 or greater, with Energy Recovery Ventilation technology, gas cooking and sheet-rocked and insulated basement walls.
  • ENERGY STAR 3.0 compliant and LEED Certified.

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– Phase II | FLATS WEST – Arts and Crafts Fully Accessible Single Floor Condominium Homes (Available Now) & a Craftsman Duplex – (Sold)

Phase II is comprised of two buildings on the west side of Village Hill Road; a 2 unit townhome and an entirely new concept for one floor living.

For our FLATS WEST: (Available Now – 3 of 6 Homes Sold)

Stunning design in our region’s newest, one level, elevator equipped living option:

  •  A 6-unit flats building in the classic Arts and Crafts style with only two homes per floor.
  • Each flat has three sides of light and ventilation, with natural day light in all rooms except the guest bath.
  • Hardwood floors throughout except baths and kitchen which are tiled.
  • Tiled main bath shower.
  • Flats are elevator equipped, including a stop at the garage level.
  • Generous lobby spaces, with mail delivered to the building’s front door.
  • Designated garage spaces under the building, along with deeded storage units.
  • Each unit has a private balcony from which to enjoy neighborhood views, and the long view toward the western sunset.
  • Interior and exterior comfortable accessibility to all levels.
  • Outdoor recreational access, proximity to Smith for sports, culture,  and events.
  • Excellent tempered secure clean storage facilities in each building.
  • The monthly all-in operating costs are a fraction of what a single family would cost of similar value.  No additional insurance beyond contents need be purchased.
  • The monthly fees include sufficient reserves for ongoing repair and maintenance over time.
  • Dedicated PV solar rooftop access by binding easement – varies by unit. Utility regulations may vary.
  • A very healthy and sustainable environment in terms of energy, indoor health and air quality.  4 head mini-split systems for optimal heating and air conditioning, with energy recovery ventilation.
  • Turn the key and travel without worry or another thought.
  • It’s a really fun community with people of all ages.
  • Close proximity to community gardens for food and flowers, subject to plot availability.
  • Hundreds of acres of open space for walking, birding.
  • Direct access to the Smith cross country trails along the Mill River.
  • Book groups, yoga sessions,  singing groups, and just sitting around among compatible residents in all age groups.
  • Proximity and yet privacy for families.
  • Dramatic reduction in auto usage for most who move.
  • Professional experienced condominium management.
  • Wright Builders Inc. neighborhoods at Village Hill are a signature achievement for Northampton, and remain the only fully LEED certified communities in Massachusetts.

For our Phase II Duplex: (SOLD)

Private porches, patios, yards and garages for 2 homes or extended family options.

  • A duplex townhome in the Craftsman style, facing Musante Drive, with its own private yard space and private garage structure.
  • Deeded roofing for solar panels.
  • Each home has a private yard and patio from which to enjoy neighborhood views.
Both the single floor condominiums and Duplex have:
  • High efficiency heat and air-conditioning, SEER 17 minimum, heat pump water heaters, and Energy Recovery Ventilation technology.
  • Gas cooking with direct ventilation.
  • ENERGY STAR 3.0 compliant and LEED Certified.

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– Phase III | (OFFERED NOW) Arts and Crafts Single Floor Condominium Homes  & Greek Revival Townhomes (Sold)

Phase III continues the building themes from Phases I and II: A second, four unit town home building, similar to Phase I, with two each two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Building on the early 19th century archetypal Greek Revival farm house, and adding in the traditional connector or cookhouse section, and followed by a “Barn,” this building has unique features in each unit, and an authentic historic look all their own. (These homes have sold.)

The Arts and Crafts single floor condominiums (EAST): (2 homes are under contract)

One floor living, abundant light, and easy access.

Phase III continues the building themes from Phases I and II: A second Flats Arts and Crafts building, with six homes, detached garaging, first floor patios, and basement storage.

  • Each single floor home has three sides of light and ventilation, with natural day light in all rooms except the guest bath.
  • Hardwood floors throughout with tiled bathrooms.
  • Tiled main bath shower.
  • Hardwood cabinetry and floors.
  • Raised ceilings.
  • Generous lobby spaces, with mail delivered to the building’s front door.
  • Each unit has a private balcony or patio from which to enjoy neighborhood views, and a long view toward the eastern sunrises and the Holyoke range, as well as Beech Tree Park.
These homes also offer:
  •  ENERGY STAR 3.0 compliant and LEED Certified.
  • Gas cooking with direct ventilation.
  • High-efficiency heat and air-conditioning, SEER 17 or greater, heat pump water heaters, and Energy Recovery Ventilation technology.
More about our Greek Revival Townhomes: (sold)

Charming park front living, peaceful views, trend setting design and performance.

  • Two bedroom homes are 1,350 & 1,320 sq feet, 2’ wider than the Eastview Townhome construction, even higher efficiency, with two upstairs bedrooms and bath.
  • The “Greek Revival” end unit has a master bedroom on the first floor and two bedrooms with bath upstairs, 1,614 sq. ft.
  • The end unit in the “barn” has 1,788 sq. ft., and can be configured with three or four bedrooms, with master either upstairs or down.
  • All townhomes have direct frontage on Beech Tree Park, private patios, deeded solar rooftop area for Solar Photo Voltaic, garage, outdoor parking, and an option for a finished basement.
  • On-demand high efficiency gas water heating.

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– Phase IV | Duplex (Available late fall 2016) and Three Single Family Homes  (Sold)

The final phase of The Upper Ridge: Our Victorian Duplex, with one two-bedroom and one three-bedroom unit, offers private patios, private outdoor living area, street frontage on Village Hill Road, and a mix of southerly views out to the park and mountains, and views through Village Hill to the hills north and west.

For the duplex: (under construction now)
  • Both units have two bedrooms up, and the 3 bedroom has a master bedroom on the first floor.
  • They enjoy private patios, a single garage and outdoor parking.
  • On-demand gas water heating.
  • High efficiency heat and air-conditioning, SEER 15 or greater, with Energy Recovery Ventilation technology, gas cooking.
  • Basement ready for finishes, at extra cost.
  • ENERGY STAR 3.0 compliant and LEED Certified.
For the single family homes: (Sorry, they’re sold)
  • 2 unique and highly customizable designs with 2 and 3 bedroom options.
  • Victorian and Craftsman Four Square
  • They enjoy private patios, garage and outdoor parking.

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