The New Haven model taking shape at Anets Woods features the same stacked stone used in the perimeter fencing.

This is our “shingle” elevation. Keep following this page for updates.

We are planning for a late July/early August 2017 model grand opening.

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Lush landscaping is a hallmark of Edward R. James developments. To immediately enhance privacy and screening for our residents and neighbors large 15′ -18′ evergreens are being installed.

 

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The stacked stone walls at Anets Woods are made from field stone that we import from Pennsylvania. Each piece of stone is painstakingly chiseled by hand and then set in mortar to create a dry stacked look. Using unique materials, like dry set stone, harkens to a time when farmers created fences by stacking the stones found in their fields.

At Edward R. James, we’re known for our landscaping and hardscape. For us, using these premium materials are critical in marrying the architecture to the land.

Ed James, in the business for 60 years has a favorite axiom, ” We build to the land, not on it.” The hardscape and landscape are key parts of perfecting that goal. And when done correctly, the architecture harmonizes with nature and this offers a lasting positive experience for our buyers and the communities in which we build.

Is it easy to achieve and inexpensive? Not at all. But it’s what we think makes our business fun, interesting, challenging, and what sets an ERJames communities apart.

Big builders are gobbling up market opportunities across the country. To compete, other builders are deciding if they need to scale up or stay small.

A new study finds that trees are a key factor in how neighborhoods affect residents’ health. A group led by Adriana Zuniga-Teran, a postdoctoral research associate in the University of Arizona’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, wrote a journal entry titled “Neighborhood Design, Physical Activity, and Wellbeing: Applying the Walkability Model.”

Most homebuyers have a “dream house” that includes everything they want, whether it’s a new kitchen, open floor plan, lots of bedrooms and bathrooms or all that and more. So, how can you buy your dream house, whether you are in your 40s, 50s or 60s

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When it comes to size, is a bigger home better? Not so. In fact, today’s homebuyers say it’s not size, but function that counts.

Kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms will always be hot buttons when home buyers decide how to personalize their homes. To remain relevant, builders must stay ahead of product trends in these areas.

If you’re out shopping for a home this weekend, bring your checkbook. There may still be ice on the ground in much of the nation, but the spring housing market is the hottest it’s been in a decade. Consumer sentiment in both the economy and the housing market is rising and that is translating into strong demand from homebuyers. The trouble is, the supply of homes for sale is incredibly weak and getting weaker. What is for sale is selling fast.

Families spend an average of $9,073 more per year to cover basic housing and child care costs in the city than in the suburbs, according to a new Cost of Living analysis from Zillow and Care.com