As families and friends gather during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and upcoming holidays, three generations of Kokes Family Home Builders in this more than 50-year-old company, extend warm greetings to the thousands of residents who call Kokes’ active adult communities ‘home.’ The Kokes family is an integral part of the home-planning process for 55+ couples and singles making the move to a new home and lifestyle in Kokes’ vibrant communities.
“Each home buyer has specific wants and needs when planning their new 55+ home,” says Danielle Kokes-Algeo, vice president of sales and marketing. “Our family leads the team of experts and advisers helping our new residents create a home they’ll be satisfied to live in for a long time,” she adds.
Kokes family members are part of every operation in building the remaining nine homes in the 93-home gated neighborhood at The Fairways Masters Collection in suburban Lakewood and the 230-homes at the Reserve of Lake Ridge in Manchester Township, NJ. During 2016, both communities have been very popular among active adult home buyers; The Fairways Masters Collection has nine home sites remaining; The Reserve of Lake Ridge is more than 75 percent sold.
A limited number of quick-delivery homes are also available at both communities. Depending on the quick-delivery Kokes home and community chosen, home buyers can move in four to six weeks or by late winter or early spring 2017. The furnished and decorated Beaumont model home at The Reserve of Lake Ridge is specially priced and move-in ready in 2016.
During fall and winter months, home buyers are encouraged to plan their 2017 move. While their current home is being sold through a Realtor, buyers can choose the preferred Kokes community, home model, home site, and available options.
Kokes’ design experts have listened to residents and home buyers in designing new models with open floor plans featuring a great room, dining and kitchen spaces and flex room, that are welcoming to everyday living and entertaining family and friends.
The newest models – available at The Reserve and Fairways Masters Collection are: The Pinehurst, Montauk, Saratoga, Westport and Highland. These popular models, feature one-level living, large master suite with at least one walk-in closet, luxurious master bath, plus open concept living, kitchen and dining spaces. The mud room with closet off the two-car garage, kitchen pantry and flex room – used as an office, spare guest room or other use – are other design elements.
Two classic and popular Masters Collection models include the Augusta and Bethpage. The Augusta is the largest home with more than 3000 square feet. The first-floor master suite is a private oasis with luxurious bathroom and walk-in closets. A first-floor guest bedroom and bath is located at the front of the house. The third guest bedroom, full bath and loft on the second floor makes the Augusta a perfect home for visits by family and friends.
The Bethpage model offers more than 2100 square feet of one-floor living. The large master suite includes a spacious walk-in closet. An optional screened porch can be accessible from the suite. The home includes two guest bedrooms and gourmet eat-in kitchen. Masters Collection homes start at $289,900.
Reserve of Lake Ridge homes in Manchester Township start at $249,900. Many home sites are tree-lined as the 118-acre community is adjacent to the protected New Jersey Pinelands.
As house hunters consider a Central New Jersey active adult home and community, search online, then visit the sales centers for the Reserve and Fairways Masters Collection. Sales centers are open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the fall and winter seasons.