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Vol. LXIV, No. 40
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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TOP-OF-THE-LINE: “The attraction here is ‘Walkability’. Princeton’s downtown has so much to offer. People from Manhattan and Philadelphia have been looking, and they are used to vertical living and to walking.” Sharon Bloodgood, sales manager of The Residences At Palmer Square, is very enthusiastic about this newly-opened community of townhomes and condominiums.

The Residences at Palmer Square Community Offer Elegant Townhomes and Condominiums

“This location is unbelievable. It’s a one-of-kind townhome community. I love to be able to sell a community I truly believe in.”

Sharon Bloodgood, sales manager of The Residences At Palmer Square, is proud of her association with this new community. The elegant townhome and condominium community, which extends around Chambers Street, Paul Robeson Place, Hulfish and Witherspoon Streets, is now taking reservations. Stasse & Company in Pennington is the broker of record, and Minno & Wasko Architects & Planners were the designers.

“The first resident moved into a townhome on September 24,” says Ms. Bloodgood, “and many people have been looking. There’s a lot of interest, and we are getting reservations.”

All the townhomes will be ready for occupancy by November of this year. The first phase of the condominiums is expected to be finished by the end 2010, and completion of the entire community is planned for the end of 2012.

Luxury Living

It is clearly upscale, luxury living at this new community. Developed by Palmer Square Management, it has been in the works for some time, notes Ms. Bloodgood. “The condominiums are situated over the Hulfish Parking Garage, which Palmer Square owns,” she explains. “The top floor of the garage will now be exclusively for our residents. They can lease one or two spaces, and it is secured parking with camera surveillance.”

Those who call The Residences At Palmer Square home will find top-of-the-line features inside and out. The exterior brick Federal design, with curving architecture and arches, offers an impressive setting in keeping with the ambiance and personality of Palmer Square. Promenades, courtyards, and common space provide an invitation to walk about this unique “village” within a village. Private enclosed terraces are available on some models.

Interiors of both the four-story townhomes and one floor condominiums (two duplexes) are state-of-the-art, the latest in elegance and quality. Here are just some of the features:

10-foot high first floor ceiling in townhomes; 9-foot high in condominiums and townhome upper floors.

tray ceilings in formal living and dining areas and master bedrooms.

Mirage 5-inch plank hardwood in entry foyer, living room, dining room, area halls, and libraries.

oak tread staircase with painted risers from main living to second floor of townhomes and in duplex condominiums.

36-inch vented gas fireplace with marble hearth and painted wood mantel.

recessed lighting and wall sconces.

* California Closets spatial organizers in master and secondary bedrooms.

* interior wood-paneled, private elevators to all floors in townhomes.

Tumbled Marble

Kitchens include granite countertops and tumbled marble backsplash; 42-inch raised maple panel glazed cabinets with crown molding and brushed nickel hardware. Viking Professional stainless steel appliance packages (self-cleaning gas ranges, refrigerator, professional dishwasher, professional built-in microwave) are provided in both townhomes and condominiums; also included are Kohler undertone stainless steel oversized single bowl sink, butler’s pantry with wet bar plan, and 20 by 20-inch glazed porcelain flooring.

Master baths include coordinated Kohler suite: tub with whirlpools jets and heater, two-piece comfort height commode, dual under-mount sinks with brushed nickel hardware; polished marble countertops, polished marble 12 by 12-inch floor tiles, tub deck and shower wall; Robern medicine cabinets with mirrored door defogger.

Quality construction features include Andersen 400 Series Woodright windows and steel frame construction with concrete between floors for increased sound-dampening.

“It is important to explain to people the level of the quality of the construction, so they will know what an outstanding place this is,” says Ms. Bloodgood. “It includes steel and concrete, all the wonderful appliances. It’s top-of-the-line all the way.”


Customizing interiors, with choice of carpet, tile, hardwood, cabinets, countertops, and appliances, is also available. In addition, owners with pets will not have to leave them behind.

The variety of prospective residents includes people from all over — empty nesters, as well as families, adds Ms. Bloodgood. “They are primarily middle-aged people who want a maintenance-free life-style, with no shoveling snow, cutting grass, raking leaves, etc.”

Pricing reflects the superior quality of The Residences At Palmer Square, with townhomes starting at $1,771,700, condominiums from $1,247,900, and condominium duplexes from $2,508,969. Monthly maintenance fees vary, starting at $1100, with gas, water, sewer costs, and exterior maintenance included for townhomes. In addition, condominium maintenance fees include electric costs.

“Now that some models are available, people will be able to get a first-hand look to see how very special it is here,” reports Ms. Bloodgood. “We are very optimistic.”

For more information, call (609) 924-3884. Website:

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