Thanks to some helpful Swamplot commenters, we have more of the scoop on that railroad-track-side townhome featured on this site yesterday. The project, developed by Northgate Custom Homes, is called Villas at the Heights. And yes, units are still available!
114-M Heights Blvd., which has the front-row seat on the railroad track just north of Center St., is in fact listed at the same price it started at when it first hit the market, a week and a year ago. However, it’s been marked down three times and up twice since then, reaching a low of $296,900 last May and a high of $324,900 last August. Today, you could snap this place up for a mere $299,900!
If you like the track frontage but feel a bit nervous about owning a townhome that directly faces busy Heights Blvd., you might prefer Unit A in back, available for the same price. It’s the same model, which Northgate calls “The Blue Violet.”
A peek at the interiors of the development’s model home:
Here’s an aerial view of the yard:
And the rear facade. Swamplot reader JG has a few comments about the location:
What [Swamplot’s earlier post] failed to capture in this is the real kicker in the deal:
The other side of the development fronts to the recycling center and the headquarters of Admiral Linens.
Think about this for a second: one way access with u-turn to your luxury townhome, the glory of modern industrialization whizzing by your bedroom, the aroma of recycled garbage grabbing your attention first thing in the morning, the panoramic views of vagrants loitering about the fine streets, and the appreciation for capitalism at its finest while underpaid immigrant workers fold uniforms at all hours of the night.
And the Art Car Museum is just up the street! Reader marketingwiz confuses the address with another Northgate development, but otherwise recognizes this place:
Ah, yes, a former client of mine. . . . The townhomes are built by a subsidiary of Enzo [Investments] call Northgate Custom (LOL!) Homes. Our job was to make people not notice the train tracks (with accompanying trash and discarded furniture) just feet from their $300+ townhome. It’s called marketing. Evidently no other marketing firm has been able to accomplish that either.
- 114-M Heights Blvd. [HAR]
- Villas at the Heights [Northgate Custom Homes]
- Great Townhome. Cheeep! [Vimeo]
- Three-Story Townhome, Great View, Close to Transportation [Swamplot]