WEST ORANGE, N.J. – May 16, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Two months after introducing “The Maisonette”, an exclusive residence at the luxury community of Vizcaya that combines the best aspects of brownstone and penthouse living, the homes have been met with rave reviews by homebuyers looking for the right mix of elegance, convenience and amenities.

“Everyone who has visited our decorated model has said the same thing. They can’t get over how beautiful the interior is,” said Lisa Macchi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Millennium Homes, the developer of Vizcaya. “The homes appeal to people who enjoy abundant living space, high-end amenities and the ability to live like an urbanite in an upscale, suburban locale. And since there are only six of them, they are in demand.”

The Maisonette offers a spacious two-floor layout unlike any other home in the community. Millennium Homes, the division of BNE Real Estate Group that developed Vizcaya, decided to change the name to more accurately reflect the character of the upscale, brownstone-style home.

“The Maisonettes make residences feel like they’re living in an opulent home on the Upper East Side of New York City, yet they are just steps away from all of the fabulous amenities and white glove services Vizcaya offers,” Ms. Macchi said. “They incorporate the best aspects of urban, luxury living and gated community privacy.”

With a private front entrance and a convenient back door located next to reserve indoor parking, Maisonette residents enjoy a secluded, tranquil setting. However, they are only steps away from the spa, heated indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, saunas, steam rooms, massage rooms, fitness room, yoga/aerobics room, tennis court, lush gardens and other amenities that Vizcaya is known for. They also have 24-hour access to a concierge, who can help residents with dry cleaning, getting their cars washed and other chores.

Each of the six Maisonettes available offers a spacious three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom floor plan, with the option of a first or second level master suite. A furnished model, outfitted by distinguished national interior design firm Childs Dreyfus Group, showcases the opulence of the 3,237 square-foot residence. The entrance to the home’s expansive first floor opens into a formal living room adorned with a rich wooden ceiling and cozy, built-in fireplace.

The living room is flush with natural light thanks to a grand wall of windows that looks out on the peaceful horizon. Also on the lower level is a formal dining room, den with two walk-in closets, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook and a large family room with access to a scenic terrace.

A gracious staircase leads to the model Maisonette’s upper level, which opens up to a soaring loft space. The loft is furnished with a classic billiard table, bookcases and stunning art. The lofts in the Maisonette units are flexible spaces that can easily be made into a library, game room, parlor or customized to the owner’s taste.

“The Maisonettes are extremely popular in other markets and Vizcaya is the only place in New Jersey that offers them,” Ms. Macchi said.

Located in beautiful West Orange, Vizcaya offers residents one of New Jersey’s most desired zip codes. Restaurants, local shops, boutiques, beautiful parks and entertainment are all at Vizcaya’s doorstep. The acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse and the Short Hills Mall are both a short drive away. The South Mountain Reservation and Turtle Back Zoo are just around the corner. Recreational opportunities abound with municipal and county parks, private and public golf courses, and preserved natural woodlands found throughout the picturesque 12 mile town.

Manhattan is a short 30-minute car ride away, while New Jersey Transit rail stations are nearby in Millburn and South Orange.

The Maisonettes at Vizcaya are priced in the $900,000s. Homebuyers interested in touring one can call (973) 325-6712 or visit Vizcaya’s website at The Sales Center is open daily by appointment from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., six days a week (closed on Thursday).

To Visit Vizcaya
Take GSP North/South to Exit 145. Follow signs to Rte. 280 W. Take Rte. 280 W to Exit 6A (Laurel Ave. S). Follow exit around onto Laurel Ave. After 1/4 mi bear left onto Shrewsbury Dr. Follow Shrewsbury Dr. 2.5 mi to 2nd traffic light (Northfield Ave.). Make left onto Northfield Ave. and proceed to 2nd traffic light (Vizcaya/JCC). Make Left onto Vizcaya Blvd. and follow up hill to Sales Pavilion on left.

About Millennium Homes, a Division of BNE Real Estate Group
Millennium Homes, a division of BNE Real Estate Group, has been dedicated to building quality homes that reach the highest industry standards for design. For more than 50 years, BNE Real Estate Group has been building communities nationwide. Whether apartment residences, condo flats, town homes, single family or homes for active adults, BNE Real Estate Group understands the elements that make a development a true community. BNE Real Estate Group has envisioned and completed over 100 communities that stretch from New Jersey south to Florida and west to Texas and California.

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