Howell Township, N.J., March 21, 2003: The Renaissance was a time of beauty, enlightenment, and self-expression. Nowhere were its effects felt more deeply than the Italian city of Florence. Its flourishing economy and acclaimed writers, painters, architects, and philosophers all made Florence a model of Renaissance culture. Appropriately, Toscana’s new limited-edition “Renaissance Collection” of estate homes from M. Rieder Companies ushers in a lifestyle built on similar artistic principles and values.


 “We’ve captured the spirit, if not the time, of the Renaissance,” enthuses Jack Mandelbaum, Vice President at M. Rieder Companies.  “Gracious layouts, fine finishes and appointments, spacious floorplans, and premier homesites all contribute to a feeling of privacy and privilege. But just like the art that emanated from the period from which they draw their inspiration, these homes must be seen to be appreciated.”


The Renaissance Collection is comprised of stunning four-bedroom designs, with floorplans ranging up to 3,500 square feet and priced from the $480s.  “These homes are highlighted by generous layouts that offer a full-sized walk-out or look-out basement along with a huge attic.   When finished these wonderful spaces can easily function as additional work or entertainment rooms, or simply as private retreats for quiet time pursuing a much-loved hobby.”  Beautiful homesites, the majority of which border open space, along a quiet court enclave also contribute to the inviting lifestyle.  And, M. Rieder Companies has just announced the addition of two more distinctive home designs to complement the Renaissance Collection!


All Toscana homes are characterized by stunning floorplans inspired by the inviting Tuscan lifestyle.  Gracious master-suites with sumptuous baths, gourmet kitchens with center islands, hardwood flooring throughout the first floor, dramatic two-story entry-foyers, and more are just a few of the gorgeous appointments that many of these home designs include.


Toscana homes also benefit from the innovative new Energy Star Program. M. Rieder Companies has endowed homes at Toscana with this program that makes them at least 30 percent more energy efficient than the norm. As a result, homeowners’ monthly energy bills are dramatically reduced. What’s more, they easily outperform other new homes -- not merely in reduced energy costs, but also in terms of uniform quality and comfort.


With the creation and design of Toscana, M. Rieder Companies has once again shown how intuitive and sensitive they are to the desires and needs of people searching for a very particular way of

life. M. Rieder Companies has been building beautiful, high-quality family homes for more than 40 years. 

The Sales Center is open every day except Saturdays. Hours are 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Sundays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM). Directions: Garden State Parkway to Exit 98 to Interstate 195 West. Take Exit 28B (Route 9 North) to West Farms Road West. Make first right onto Fort Plains Road. Continue to Sales Center on left. For more information, please call (732) 863-9990, or visit M. Rieder Companies’ award-winning website, www.mrieder.com.