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Small Lots Big Design - How Good Design Enhances Small Lots in Northampton, MA

In 2013 the City of Northampton hosted a “Small Lots, Big Design” competition. The purpose was to demonstrate how good design can enhance small lots throughout the city. 

Since the end of the competition, Bruce Volz, of Shop Development LLC has seen his project progress to the point where it is almost complete. 

Bruce is also the co-owner of VCA, custom builders of unique furniture and architectural millwork in Northampton. His passion is in the design and quality of the pieces his company produces. His clients are varied and can mostly be found in New York and California. So it goes to say that this Small Lots, Big Design project has been a labor of love for him. He has never been involved in the construction of buildings. He paid three firms to come up with a design that he could get behind. In the end he chose Jones Whitsett Architects, and construction began in the Spring of 2015. 

Within walking distance to downtown Northampton, each two story building is made up of two single story dwellings, an upper and a lower dwelling. Each is efficiently organized to provide homeowners a spacious two bedroom apartment, including an outdoor deck and covered parking. The dwellings are low maintenance. The construction exceptional. Standards include double glazed windows, air-source mini-split heating/cooling, solar hot water, and LED lighting.

Inside the homes is all Bruce. The wood used in the counter face is reclaimed wood from a barn that previously stood on the property. Same with the barn doors in the home. The counter tops are recycled paper and resin. The floors are natural ash and teak. The cabinets were made in his company, designed by his people, all excited to be a part of the process. The homes have a rustic but polished look. Every pain staking detail is Bruce.

These homes are truly a work of art. Three of the four homes have been sold. There is an open house this weekend (Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 1-3PM) so feel free to stop in and take a tour. Or for a private viewing, please call Dave Ryan of Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont at 413-977-9184 or visit ShopDevelopmentNoho.com for renderings, systems, and more information or http://bit.ly/2dBAyzU for more details.

 

Pamela Sclafani is the Marketing Manager for Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont. She lives in the Pioneer Valley and enjoys everything it has to offer, gorgeous scenery, hills and mountains for hiking, lakes for paddle boarding, the change of seasons, and the close proximity to Boston and New York.

 

Open House Connection . . .

CB OH SignColdwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS will be opening the doors to the following homes.  These homes will be open on Saturday, March 14th.  Click here for a Open House checklist to help you in your search, Great opportunity for you to make a connection with your next home.
OPEN SATURDAY 12-2

[RLSProperty]71728012[/RLSProperty]

 

OPEN SATURDAY 12-2

[RLSProperty]71724468[/RLSProperty]

 

 

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Connect to Open Houses

CB OH SignHere is your opportunity to connect with your next home before the big game this weekend (January 31st-February 1st).  Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS are opening the doors to the following homes to help you experience choices rather than photos on the internet.  Come on out and see if one of these homes could possible be yours!

SATURDAY 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71772081[/RLSProperty]

SATURDAY 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71700312[/RLSProperty]

SATURDAY 1pm-2:30pm

[RLSProperty]71645572[/RLSProperty]

SUNDAY 12am-2pm

[RLSProperty]71703426[/RLSProperty]

SUNDAY 12am-2pm

[RLSProperty]71756326[/RLSProperty]

SUNDAY 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71785156[/RLSProperty]

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Connect to Open Houses

CB OH SignColdwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS is please to share the following Open Houses this weekend, January 24th & 25th.  This is a great opportunity for you to view what the market is offering and maybe connect to the home of your dreams.

 

 

Saturday 1:00pm-3:00pm

[RLSProperty]71785156[/RLSProperty]

Sunday 12:00pm-2:00pm

[RLSProperty]71724468[/RLSProperty]

 

Open Doors Just For You!

CB OH SignAs we turn our calendars to the month of November Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS is opening doors to your future home.  Spend some time this weekend viewing homes that may be just right for you.  Your search may begin at our website or by visiting one of these possible homes.  Our agents are ready to assist you with your home search so feel free to contact them today.

Open Saturday 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71636146[/RLSProperty]

Open Saturday 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71742624[/RLSProperty]

Open Saturday 1pm-3pm

[RLSProperty]71596793[/RLSProperty]

Open Sunday 11am-12:30pm

[RLSProperty]71674266[/RLSProperty]

Open Sunday 11am-1pm

[RLSProperty]71672995[/RLSProperty]

Open Sunday 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71735891[/RLSProperty]

Open Sunday 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71699752[/RLSProperty]

Open Sunday 1pm-2:30pm

[RLSProperty]71686814[/RLSProperty]

Open Sunday 3pm-5pm

[RLSProperty]71762809[/RLSProperty]

 

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Weekend Open Houses-Franklin County MA

CB OH SignColdwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS are opening doors to home ownership. This weekend you are welcome to visit the following homes to consider as your next home purchase.

Franklin County Open Houses - September 6th & 7th, 2014

Open Saturday 11am-1pm

[RLSProperty]71660249[/RLSProperty]

Open Saturday 12pm-1:30pm

[RLSProperty]71707667[/RLSProperty]

Open Sunday 11am-1pm

[RLSProperty]71729852[/RLSProperty]

Open Sunday 11am-1pm

[RLSProperty]71674247[/RLSProperty]

Open Sunday 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71735891[/RLSProperty]

Open Sunday 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71702395[/RLSProperty]

Open Sunday 2pm-4pm

[RLSProperty]71735041[/RLSProperty]

OPEN HOUSES in the Pioneer Valley

CB OH SignSping is in the air and we are getting excited to be out and about!  This weekend Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTRS will open the doors for your viewing pleasure.

Home Buyers STOP by and check them out.

Join Mike Packard on

Saturday from 1pm-3pm

[RLSProperty]71649088[/RLSProperty]

Join Don Mailloux on

Saturday from 1pm-3pm

[RLSProperty]71642713[/RLSProperty]

Join Mooney & Roberts on

Saturday from 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71622419[/RLSProperty]

Join Mike Packard on

Sunday from 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71524931[/RLSProperty]

Join Dave Ryan on

Sunday from 1pm-3pm

[RLSProperty]71605821[/RLSProperty]

Join Don Mailloux on

Sunday 12pm-2pm

[RLSProperty]71635536[/RLSProperty]

and Don will host this open house on

Sunday from 3pm-5pm

[RLSProperty]71649203[/RLSProperty]