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Lantern Hill announces construction of two residence buildings

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May 5th, 2017
Maple Glen (pictured here on the left) and Oakwood Court will add a total of 114 new apartment homes to Lantern Hill when it opens in early 2018.

Maple Glen (pictured here on the left) and Oakwood Court will add a total of 114 new apartment homes to Lantern Hill when it opens in early 2018.

Nearly one year ago, Lantern Hill welcomed its first residents. This month, the Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., announces the construction of two additional residence buildings, Maple Glen and Oakwood Court, slated to open in early 2018.

“We are thrilled to be able to meet the strong demand for the Lantern Hill lifestyle with an additional 114 apartment homes,” says Sales Director Randy Carroll. 

Definitive design

Maple Glen will add 60 new apartment homes, and Oakwood Court will add 54. In addition to seven of Lantern Hill’s most popular floor plans, each of the new buildings will offer six new floor plans, meeting demand for space, design, storage, and functionality. 

All 114 homes in Maple Glen and Oakwood Court will feature amenities already popular in Lantern Hill’s existing residence buildings, including spacious layouts, modern kitchens; granite countertops; wood cabinetry and flooring, tile kitchen backsplashes; brushed nickel fixtures; stainless steel appliances; full-size, side-by-side washers and dryers; and walk-in closets.

“We listened to what people want most in their homes at Lantern Hill and carefully looked at the style and design of our most sought-after apartment homes,” Carroll says. “As a result, both buildings will offer seven new floor plans as well as our most popular choices from the first three buildings.” 

“We also took note of what our community members like best about their current apartment homes and incorporated that into our new construction,” says Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan. “As a result, most new homes will feature a balcony or patio, and many of those will be screened.”

Russell and Nancy Smith, who moved last July to a Hathaway-style apartment home that features two bedrooms and a den, enjoy watching wildlife from their balcony. They especially like it because they don’t have to worry about their landscaping. “Russell enjoys the deck, and we see deer eating the plants. But we don’t worry about it because we haven’t planted them,” Nancy says with laugh.

Each new apartment at Maple Glen and Oakwood Court will be easily accessible to Union Square via climate-controlled hallways and walkways. Union Square is the hub of activity. There, community members have access to the on-site medical center, fitness and aquatics center, arts and enrichment center, salon and spa, classrooms, art studio, and restaurants. 

Next steps

“People move to Lantern Hill for many reasons. They move here because it’s a newer community, because we are a continuing care community, and especially for the Erickson Living lifestyle,” says Kohan.

Since selling out the first phase of construction in ten weeks, Lantern Hill has kept a healthy priority list of nearly 500 people and has experienced robust sales to priority list members for Maple Glen and Oakwood Court.

Priority list members are prospective residents who have expressed an interest in moving to Lantern Hill and put down a fully refundable $1,000 deposit to reserve their place in line for the apartment home of their choice. 

Once this deposit is made, the date is noted as the member’s priority list date. Members are encouraged to select a preferred floor plan that, once available, will be offered to them with the right of first choice based on their joining date. 

Priority list members also receive exclusive benefits like invitations to members-only events, seminars, and workshops, as well as moving and downsizing assistance. They are also the first to know of new construction and have the opportunity to reserve an apartment home in a new building before the general public.

“We expect Maple Glen and Oakwood Court to be completely sold out by the end of summer,” says Kohan. “Those people will begin the process of selecting their apartment finishes and getting excited to move in, in early 2018.”

While at press time only one apartment home was available in Lantern Hill’s original residence buildings, Kohan says opportunities to move sooner than 2018 do arise.

“People should always contact us for currently available apartments that will allow them to move in more quickly rather than having to wait until early 2018,” she says. “If you move by the end of this year, it’s one less winter you have to deal with.”