When a house key is placed in one’s hand, the door to a whole new realm of opportunity unlocks. Whether making neighborhood friends or taking part in town events and activities, homeowners can become a part of something great. This becomes even more evident in areas where homeownership is part of an association. From a variety of amenities to top-notch facilities, exclusive parties and enjoyable events throughout the year, homeowner associations of all kinds leave residents with a tight-knit, warm community feel. Here are four homes throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties that benefit from their prime locations amid the luxuries of a coveted neighborhood association.
Harbor View Beach Association
22 Harbor View Avenue is a waterfront Colonial home with access to the Harbor View Beach Association in Norwalk, Conn. Located on a small island in the Norwalk Harbor, the community encompasses approximately 109 homes, including both vacation and year-round properties. The association offers its residents access to a private clubhouse, ball field, tennis courts, docks, moorings, boat launches and of course, a number of beautiful beaches. These common areas and amenities are managed by the Harbor Beach Company, a non-profit group run by current property owners. Many events and parties are also held throughout the year, encouraging all to participate and stand by the area’s tradition of fellow support and appreciation for the privileges that go along with living here. “The community offers several vibrant activities including a Fourth of July parade, Labor Day and Memorial Day games for kids of all ages, as well as ‘High Tide Fridays,’ where neighbors BYOB, and gather at the newly remodeled clubhouse,” added Molly Crosland, one of the agents who represents this listing. Opportunities to partake in these fine lifestyle offerings are available every day at this stunning home, which includes updated features, impeccable details and outstanding water views throughout.
Half Moon Bay
Resting on the beautiful shores of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., the gated community of Half Moon Bay offers resort-style living. With breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound and Half Moon Bay Marina, one of Westchester’s finest marinas on the Hudson, a one-of-a-kind condominium home at 101 Half Moon Bay Drive enjoys spectacular complex amenities and a lifestyle designed for those who thoroughly appreciate the outdoors. The fabulous home association is considered by Westchester Magazine to be “one of the most popular condominium complexes in Westchester—the only one with a marina for 173 boats.” Additional amenities include two club houses, a fitness center, two heated pools and tennis courts. The unit itself boasts ample space and a private patio with a garden and amazing sunset views over the marina.
Located in the prestigious Seagate Association of Darien, Conn., 1 Lighthouse Way features deeded rights to Holly Pond, an inlet of the Long Island Sound, as well as a brand new dock and launch, where avid boaters can bring their dinghies, kayaks and paddleboards ashore. The five-bedroom, two and a half-bath Cape Colonial-style home offers easy, breezy living both inside and out, with opportunities to relax in the residence’s many spacious rooms, as well as on its private deck. The community as a whole also boasts a welcoming, homey feel, organizing Friday night gatherings at the community dock and lawn for residents to have a drink and take in the surrounding sunset views. The association also sponsors larger-scale community parties twice per year, adding even further to this established sense of neighborly love.
Lawrence Park Hilltop Association
Within the coveted association of Lawrence Park Hilltop in Bronxville, N.Y., lies an extraordinary historic home with distinctly preserved 17th-century features and design. 34 Prescott Avenue, a seven-bedroom unique residence built in 1896 around a three-story stone and stucco tower, contains glorious rooms and details throughout, with a large outdoor patio and side yards for entertaining. The property is part of a homeowner association listed on the National Register of Historic Places, consisting of 100 homes built as an artists’ colony in the 1890s. Originally designed for artists, most of the homes here have a large room with a double-height ceiling, which previously served as a studio. Lawrence Park was developed by William Lawrence, who also built Sarah Lawrence College, named after his wife. While staying true to its past, the neighborhood additionally proves to be a wonderful place to reside and socialize, offering one of the most active neighborhood associations in Bronxville. Art workshops, art shows, pot luck dinners, a back-to-school party in September for the kids, a holiday party complete with a bonfire and visit from Santa, as well as a spring cocktail party, are just some of the events held in this wonderful hilltop association.
For more information on 22 Harbor Way or 1 Lighthouse Way, please contact Darien agent Molly Crosland by phone at 917.921.0045, or by email at Mcrosland@williampitt.com. You can also reach out to Nancy Crosland by phone at 203.216.3110, or by email at Ncrosland@williampitt.com, as well as Phil Crosland by phone at 917.714.2755, or by email at Pcrosland@williampitt.com. Details on 101 Half Moon Bay Drive can be found by contacting the HCH Team by phone at 914.295.3535, or by email at Hch@juliabfee.com. For more information on 34 Prescott Avenue, please contact Bronxville agent William Dowling by phone at 917.837.5037, or by email at William.firstname.lastname@example.org.