Posted on April 1
BEVERLY, April 1, 2016 — A crowd of more than 200 attended Thursday evening's "VIP Preview" event for Elliott Landing by Cummings, the luxury condominiums slated to open this fall at the Cummings Center campus. Prospective buyers learned firsthand about Cummings Properties' latest project, currently under construction at the corner of Elliott and McKay streets.
According to Liz Speranzella, vice president of StreamLine Communities, the marketing agent for Elliott Landing, this type of preview event typically attracts between 70 and 80 people.
"The response has been overwhelming," said Speranzella. "Elliott Landing clearly fills a void on the North Shore for maintenance-free, amenity-rich living."
Following a presentation led by longtime Beverly resident Jim Trudeau, Cummings Properties' chief design officer, 27 guests made priority-reservation cash deposits of $1,000, signaling their intent to purchase one of the 73 residences.
"We're seeing interest from many active adults who are eager to downsize and leave behind home maintenance, but who want to maintain the lifetime of community connections they've built on the North Shore," said Trudeau. "We're also hearing from first-time home buyers and folks who work at Cummings Center and other nearby businesses who are looking for a lifestyle convenient to Route 128, the coast, restaurants, and the many local amenities within Beverly."
Deirdre McDonald, a speech pathologist from Peabody, attended the VIP event with her husband, Ed, a retired Beverly Public Schools principal. The couple, who formerly lived in Beverly, is looking forward to coming back and to calling Elliott Landing home.
"Right now we have a two-story townhouse. We are eager to live on one floor," said Deirdre. "We love the open layout, the proximity to 128, and everything that Beverly has to offer."
Elliott Landing has nine one-bedroom homes, 58 two-bedroom homes, and six three-bedroom penthouse and tower suites. Many residences include dens and range in size from 1,000 square feet to 2,250 square feet.
The planned building amenities showcased at the event include the Essex Function Room with a full chef's kitchen, a fitness room, a fully landscaped open-air courtyard with a fire pit and grilling area, and convenient covered garage parking.
"Residents will also have access to tree-lined pedestrian paths, allowing walkers and runners to circle Shoe Pond, as well as many personal services available on the campus," said Speranzella, referring to Cummings Center, which is home to seven restaurants, two banks, a U.S. Post Office satellite branch, a dog daycare, and myriad professional, personal, and medical services.
During the event, Trudeau presented the upscale features of the individual residences, including quartz-topped kitchen islands with under-mount sinks, "spa-like" master baths with soaking tubs and oversized frameless glass shower enclosures, and expansive windows, some offering views of the Bass River. All homes are fully equipped with GE kitchen and laundry appliances, with upgrades available.
Buyers may choose from 29 different open-concept floor plans and may select personal finishes for cabinetry, flooring, lighting, appliances, and walls.
To view photos of the event, click here.