Howell Township, N.J., June 22, 2004: “Toscana is far and away the best place for us to live,” says Kevin Cullen, a new homeowner at M. Rieder’s Toscana.  Nearly one year after moving into their elegant new home, Kevin and his wife Elaine couldn’t be happier. “The homes here have a unique character, and the neighborhood is in such a wonderful location for us.  It’s really just an exceptional value all around!”


The Cullens were impressed with all facets of these stunning home designs.  “Toscana’s homes are breathtaking from the inside out.  The stunning façades immediately caught both of our attentions. It’s just a beautiful place, and the distinctive architecture really appealed to our sense of style and tastes,” Kevin continues.  The handsome streetscapes of Toscana are lined with charming Belgian block curbing, a salute to the old-world feel of Italy itself.  Crystal lakes, lush green lawns, and stately trees come together on this private 100-acre haven form a perfect setting for the alluring homes.


The rich selection of home styles at Toscana exude an unrivaled elegance.  Kevin goes on to say, “So many ‘extra appointments’ at other communities come standard here.  The sodded lawn stays lush all summer long, we have hardwood floors throughout the first floor, and the 10-foot first floor ceilings dramatically enhance the look and feel of our home!”  The 4-bedroom designs

feature a soaring two-story entry foyer, gourmet kitchen with center island, and lavish master suite with sumptuous master bath.  The selection of Toscana floorplans range up to 3,500 square-feet and have up to 3-and-one-half baths, with many more amenities also available to ensure the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.  All homes also include a spectacular attic which, when finished, provides a lovely light-filled living space.  And, two new designs were also just unveiled, the Milan and the Chianti, providing homebuyers with an even more extensive offering!  Prices start from the low $400’s.


The perfect complement to the Toscana lifestyle is Howell Township and its surrounding area. “We started looking about two years ago, and we thought about moving to a different community around here or even out of the area.” The Cullen’s had been living one town over for the previous ten years, and both worked nearby. Neither Kevin nor Elaine was looking forward to moving especially far and having to re-invent their lives.  However, they were willing to do so if they could not find the luxurious home they were seeking close by.  That’s where Toscana came in.  “Every development looked the same until we came here,” Kevin says.  “It’s in an exciting location as well, with plenty of social opportunities for both of us.”  The Garden State Art Center, the Jersey Shore, Oak Glen Park, and a bevy of public and private golf courses provide a wide range of recreational outlets.  Close by, the Manasquan Reservoir offers the largest body of freshwater around, and acts as a charming locale for hiking, cycling, sailing, or picnicking. Howell Township also offers easy access to the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike, I-195, Routes 9,18, 33, and 34, facilitating easy travel throughout New Jersey, as well as to New York and Philadelphia.


Toscana Introduces Renaissance Collection

M. Rieder Companies also recently introduced The Renaissance Collection at Toscana, a stunning enclave of 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 spacious attic, the majority of which border open space, along a quiet court enclave also contribute to the inviting lifestyle.


All Toscana homes 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.