Like the Eastview town homes, Morningside is the first market-rate single family homeownership development at the old Northampton State Hospital site, rechristened Village Hill. The last three single family homes at Morningside will be delivered this fall, with all of these homes also LEED certified. Although the lots are only 7000 sq. feet, the proximity of the open space to the east, the Beech Tree Park across the street and the imaginative and innovative house and site designs make this a uniquely livable community. There is a neighborhood email list in place already, and Tuesday Yoga has begun in the park!
Homes are, in large part, about construction, but not all. One of the most striking features of Morningside is the installed landscaping for each home, which is both thematic and varied from house to house, yielding a truly delightful streetscape. Hats off Jeff Squires at Berkshire Design Group who developed and detailed these designs.
Of further note is that LEED Platinum certification has been awarded for the new Victorian Cottage home of Vickie Healy and Larry Daniele. A combination of a superb insulation system, airtight detailing, triple glazed windows from Pella, and state-of-the- art mechanical systems have provided a near Zero-net performance for this home. In addition, they have his ‘n hers Prius’! Special thanks to Larry and Vickie.