A 124-unit condo complex is preparing to break ground in Cutchogue with the first units expected to be move-in ready by this time next year.
Harvest Pointe, which will occupy 46 acres near the intersection of School House Lane and Griffing Street, opened a nearby sales office earlier this month. On display there are artist renderings of the proposed units, layout plans and countertop samples for the 55-and-over community, previously known as Heritage at Cutchogue.
“We’re building a first-class condominium project,” said Robert Morrow of Kenilworth Equities, which is building the units along with Jeffrey Rimland of Rimland Development. “It’s something that hasn’t been done on the North Fork in 20 years.”
Sales will begin in August, pending approval from the state attorney general’s office, he said.
The complex will include a 6,200-square-foot clubhouse, gym, tennis court and a saltwater pool. The amenities should be in place by the time the first homeowner moves in, said listing agent Sheri Winter Clarry of The Corcoran Group.
“This is lifestyle living,” Clarry said. “It’s great for people who want something easy, like year-rounders who like to travel.
“55 is the new 40,” she added.
Each unit comes with a gas fireplace, a porch and a temperature-controlled wine storage locker in the clubhouse. Buyers can also expect solid wood doors, granite countertops, energy-efficient LED lighting, central air conditioning, a laundry room, a two-car garage, a basement and hardwood floors.
“We are using the best possible finishes so [the units] are move-in ready,” Morrow said.
All master bedrooms will be on the first floor, a feature Morrow said customers in the 55-and-over market are looking for.
The condo units have two price points: two versions of the two-story “A model” start at $795,000 and two versions of the single-story “B model” will start at $685,000.
“We’ve only been open one week and we’ve been overwhelmed by the people who have come in here,” Morrow said. “I think we have a unique product.”
The development was first proposed in the early 1980s. The current version of the proposal emerged nearly a year after the settlement of a 2009 lawsuit in which developers claimed the town “acted with malice” to hinder the project by changing the zoning for the site. The town has since agreed it won’t change the property’s zoning or allowable uses until the proposal has undergone Planning Board evaluation.