Condo-style living continues to gain popularity in suburbs, such as Newtown, confirms real estate professionals with the Mary Dinneen Team at Berkshire Hathaway.
Mary Dinneen team professionals currently represent ‘The Residences’ at 202 South State Street in Newtown Borough, which is part of the multimillion-dollar Steeple View redevelopment project.
Team leader, Mary Dinneen, has 27 years of experience and expanded her team to include her daughter, Katie, and long-time colleague, realtor Heather Oberhau. Prior to entering real estate, Mary says she worked in the securities industry as a commodity executive and later at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, heading options compliance. Katie, with 10 years as a real estate agent, says she previously operated a successful equine and training business. Heather, as an integral part of the team for 17-plus years, says her background is in sales and marketing.
The team represents a wide range of properties in Bucks County as well as Mercer and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.
Mary describes The Residences as a breathtaking luxury condo development on a 9-acre parcel with top-notch building quality and the concept of quiet living faceted into every part of the construction. As the brainchild of developer Allan Smith and architect J. Robert Hillier, the first phase of 10 residential units located on South State Street include radiant heated floors, 10-foot minimum high ceilings and large windows exposing the living space to the views of Newtown.
She says the condo building won an AIA award for design excellence.
“Constructed of concrete and steel, with sound-deadening windows and doors, this building wraps you in a cocoon of quiet luxury. Several units have floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive terraces, solid wood doors, a bespoke entry foyer with barrel-vaulted ceilings, comfortable seating and a welcoming fireplace,” Mary adds.
One of the main selling points of the new development, Mary shares, is the walkability factor of in-town living. “We’re seeing an increase in clients wanting a lifestyle focused on accessibility.”
Additionally, condos offer residents the opportunity to embrace homeownership without the hassle of yardwork, snow removal or exterior home maintenance.
The Steeple View project, as featured through The Residences, is a prime example of experiential living, with balconies offering views of streetscapes and open spaces. “Just steps outside the door will be restaurants, parks and shops. Future plans of a piazza and public creek walk also will serve to advance the vision that Allan Smith has designed for his hometown,” Mary adds.
Allan’s previous projects on South State Street included redeveloping The Brick Hotel and the Stocking Works office complex.
Katie notes that this current, initial phase of the Steeple View project is just the beginning of what will eventually include mixed-use buildings, parking and plenty of green space for residents and visitors to enjoy. She says they routinely apprise clients of this project and other important developments. "We like to approach working on behalf of our clients' residential needs in a warm way of doing business that's benefited by our great knowledge of Newtown and beyond," she adds.
Steeple View Redevelopment Project
The Residences Luxury Condominiums
202 South State St., Newtown
Winner: "Design Excellence, Large Project Award"
Developer: Allan Smith
Architect: Robert Hillier
Contact: The Mary Dinneen Team at Berkshire Hathaway