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  • Retire With an Ocean View

    An ocean view is among the most sought after details in homes along the shore. Ocean views are so sought after in fact that they have become increasingly hard to come across and are often outrageously expensive options when looking for a new home. Something else highly sought in today’s real estate market are housing communities for older, retired adults seeking a quiet yet elegant lifestyle. Adult communities comprised of affordable ocean view condominiums are virtually non-existent along the New England coast. That is, until the ongoing development of Champlin Woods Condominiums began in the Winnapaug Cottages development near Misquamicut Beach, Weekapaug, and Watch Hill in Westerly.

    Champlin Woods Condominiums will sit high atop the hills of Winnapaug, just off of Shore Road in Westerly and made up of five separate buildings with eight condo units in each. Champlin Woods are now taking reservations for three of the buildings, with more than half of the units already reserved. The high demand not only stems from Champlin Woods world-class location and design, but also from their affordability. With a mere 1% of each units base price required to reserve a spot, now is the time to secure the elegant, ocean-side retirement you’ve always dreamed of. Each building will take about 65 weeks to build with the first building expected to be complete in the fall of 2014.

    Each building is three stories tall but considered single level living. Located at the highpoint of the Misquamicut area, Champlin Woods enjoys stellar views over Winnapaug Pond, the Atlantic Ocean and distant Block Island. A mere two minute drive or less than ten-minute bike ride to some of Rhode Island’s greatest beaches, restaurants and nightlife in Misquamicut and Watch Hill, Champlin Woods has the luxury of coastal living without the fuss.

    Another great feature of Champlin Woods is that the condos take up 35 acres of the private 175 acre Winnapaug Cottages development. Surrounding the property are numerous acres of untouched woodlands and walking trails held in perpetuity by the Westerly Land Trust. These protected lands wind around the serene natural beauty of Champlin Woods leading to hilltop lookouts over the open Atlantic beyond.

    The condos will share a private, central clubhouse building with a large outdoor pool, meeting rooms, fitness center, communal kitchen, fireplace great room and more. Monthly condo fees include exclusive membership to the clubhouse as well as building insurance, maintenance and more. With city water, city sewage and city gas the condos are efficient, carefree and impeccably designed.

    Aside from beaches and nearby bustling Downtown Westerly, Champlin Woods is less than a mile away from two beautiful golf courses, a private racquet club, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Located between Boston and New York, with a train station connecting the cities, Westerly is the ideal location for convenience and ease of travel, and the perfect place to retire.

    Each of the buildings in the Champlin Woods community will have heated underground parking garages below with elevators that take residents directly to their floor. There are three units on both the first and second floors with two larger penthouse units on the third.

    The first floor, ideal for seasonal living enjoys potential ocean views from sliding glass doors leading out to private covered terraces. The second floor units each have covered porches with ocean views. The end unit condos on the first and second floors are two bedroom units. The master bedroom in each has two walk-in closets and a large master bathroom with double sinks. Each unit also has a second full bathroom and washer/dryer room. The smaller, middle units on each floor have one bedroom and a single full bathroom. All three units have large living rooms, wide dining rooms, spacious kitchens and separate dens. The two larger units enjoy more square footage in each of these rooms than the other.

    The third floor has only two penthouse units, which are more sizable alternatives offering the greatest views with large, private covered porches. The setup of the penthouse units is similar to the end units on the first and second floors, only with much wider floor plans and more open living space. There is also an abundance of added storage in the penthouse units.

    Everything on the outside of the condos is top of the line construction suited for years of care-free efficiency. The buildings are to be surrounded by beautiful landscaping and architectural elegance.

    Inside, buyers have numerous options for top-of-the-line customization. From red oak, Karistan carpet or tiled flooring, extra wide doorways, central vac, pre-wired security and fans, large windows with natural light, central air conditioning and more, the condos have it all. Each unit has nine foot ceilings and the 3rd floor units have the added bonus of gas fireplaces. Top of the line appliances include front load washers and dryers, GE profile stainless steel range, microwave, side by side refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal and elegant fixtures. Granite counter-tops in the kitchen and bathroom are customizable along with choices of tiles, lighting and cabinetry.

    Luxury and elegance will be the hallmarks of each of the buildings in Champlin Woods. The privacy and carefree construction and community planning make the condominiums irresistible. The ocean views however; they bring it all home.

    This 55 years and older community is ideal for anyone looking for spacious elegance in a setting that is naturally unsurpassed.

    For more information or to reserve your spot in Champlin Woods, contact Realtor Jean Crowley or Liz Goor with Coldwell Banker Cahoone at 401-596-3000 x1 or email jean.crowley@coldwellbanker.com or lgoor@coldwellbanker.com. Prices range from $384,000 - $724,000.



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