Homes by Menza & Beissel, one of the state’s most respected luxury new home builders, are selling quickly. According to Coldwell Banker New Homes, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerage firms, two lovely collections – one on Lum Avenue in Chatham and another in Berkeley Heights - just sold out. In order to meet the demand for its traditional-style homes in established neighborhood settings, Menza & Beissel began construction on two craftsman-style homes on Hamilton Avenue in Berkeley Heights. One is already spoken for and the other is underway for end of September delivery. With a full array of signature details and luxury amenities, the home is priced at $998,000.

“The names Michael Menza and Howard Beissel are synonymous with luxury new homes of enduring style and value,” explains Coldwell Banker New Homes Vice President David Schoner. “For more than 20 years, they have been providing new home buyers with the traditions of a finely crafted home from the meticulous design to the invisible construction systems through to the signature hand crafted mill work, dramatic architecture, and brand name amenities. This newest collection combines their love for the craftsman-style design with the ease and function of today’s open floor plans. It’s a perfect blend of the old with the new and will surely become another success story for Michael and Howard.”

Menza further explains, “Beyond our attention to detail in creating each home, another foundation of our success is our commitment to each customer. We take pride in the way we carefully guide our buyers through the whole homebuilding process. For us, a home is more than a place of security and comfort. It is an extension of one’s lifestyle and a place to let dreams come true.”

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The beautiful five bedroom home underway on Hamilton Avenue ideally illustrates the care Menza & Beissel put into each home. New Homes Associate Marie Turtur of Coldwell Banker in Summit describes, “From the moment you drive up to the home, you immediately notice the classic craftsman-style front elevation with covered porch, trapezoid columns, stone accents, wide corner boards, and mahogany door with transom and sidelights. Inside, owners will love to entertain in the elegant living and dining rooms with custom moldings.”

Turtur points out that the heart of this home is the beautifully appointed center island kitchen which opens to an a dinette area with bay windows and large family room with corner fireplace and sliding glass doors to an outer deck. “The kitchen is a functioning showplace with glazed cabinetry, stainless steel KitchenAid appliances and granite countertops,” describes Turtur.

A study, powder room, mud room, pantry and access to the two-car garage complete the first floor.

Upstairs, owners can relax in their spacious master bedroom retreat with a walk-in and two additional closets and full tiled bath with dual vanities and spacious glass enclosed shower. Four additional bedrooms, a Jack and Jill tiled bath, another full bath, and laundry room complete the upper level.

“This home also offers a full basement perfect for a recreation room, home theater, office or whatever the owner may desire,” notes Turtur.

The Hamilton Avenue homes enjoy an enviable location in Berkeley Heights, considered one of the state’s most sought after addresses for it is continually ranked as one of the “Best Places to Live” by New Jersey Monthly. “Berkeley Heights offers a wonderful small town atmosphere with a beautiful downtown area, quaint shops and restaurants, highly acclaimed schools, parks, and numerous historic sites,” states Turtur. “Yet, via Routes 78, 22 and the Garden State Parkway, residents can easily be anywhere in the state as well as NYC, Newark International Airport and the Shops at Short Hills Mall. The homes on Hamilton are on a quiet, tree lined cul de sac which is within walking distance to the trains to NYC, schools, a swim club, tennis courts and playground, just to mention a few of the added conveniences.”

For additional information on the Menza & Beissel homes on Hamilton Avenue in Berkeley Heights, please contact New Homes Associate Marie Turtur of Coldwell Banker in Summit at (908) 522-1800, on cell at (908) 507-9104 or visit

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