Friday, December 16, 2011

Athertyn Enrichment Series welcomes bestselling author Lisa Scottoline

Athertyn residents and guests enjoyed a special visit with award-winning writer Lisa Scottoline on December 7 at the residents' clubhouse at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve. Scottoline, a University of Pennsylvania graduate who still resides in the Philadelphia area, delivered an informal and interactive presentation that touched on life, her writing career, and her new book, "Best Friends and Occasional Enemies,"  a collection of essays about the relationship between a mother and daughter.

Lisa Scottoline and Athertyn resident Ollie Davidson at the Athertyn Enrichment Series featuring Lisa and her new book "Best Friends and Occasional enemies"

True to her reputation, Scottoline was a friendly and approachable speaker whose warm, outgoing personality resonated with everyone in attendance. Rather than read directly from her book, Scottoline talked about  how she first began writing after the birth of her child and now feels that she is living the American Dream, doing what she loves to do. A great crowd turned out despite the torrential rain that night, and the atmosphere inside the clubhouse was cozy and inviting. Guests participated in a lively Q&A with Scottoline and stayed to socialize even after the presentation ended.

Typically, the resident’s clubhouse at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve is a place where residents can kick back and relax or socialize with friends, however it also serves as the venue for the Athertyn Enrichment Series where guests can experience and enjoy new things

Now nearing the end of its first year, the popular Athertyn Enrichment Series gives attendees first-hand access to artists, performers, and scholars who share their knowledge and talents in a relaxed, intimate setting. Past events have included an Alfred Hitchcock presentation by Andrew J. Douglas, Ph.D., of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute; a discussion with Tim Chambers, the writer, producer and director of "The Mighty Macs"; and a 90-minute "Around the World" wine tasting trip with Zach Morris, a certified sommelier instructor from the award-winning Wine School of Philadelphia.

The library/conference room at the Athertyn at Haverford Reserve clubhouse is a place where residents can enjoy a good book or have club meetings with friends


"The Athertyn Enrichment Series has been extremely well-received by the Athertyn community," said builder Todd Pohlig. "Our buyers are at a stage in their lives where they are able to pursue the activities and interests that they have put off in the past. Many of our Athertyn residents share a great passion for learning and experiencing new things, and the Enrichment Series has been a fantastic way to bring that ongoing sense of adventure and self-discovery to the community. "

Friday, December 9, 2011

Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties Annual Toy Drive

The HBA's Annual Toy Drive benefits The Salvation Army of West Chester.  The drive starts December 7th and ends on December 14th at 1 pm.

Chester and Delaware Counties Home Builders Association's Annual Toy Drive to benefit The Salvation Army. You can make a difference to a child this Holiday Season.



Please drop off your "Unwrapped" New Toys, Books, Games, CD's and Musical Instruments to the HBA's office located at 1502 McDaniel Drive, Westtown Business Center, West Chester on Tuesday, December 13 from 1 – 4 pm or Thursday, December 14 from 9 – 1 or at Pohlig Builders, 274 Lancaster Avenue, Suite 100, Paoli, daily from 8 am – 4 pm weekdays.

You can make a difference to a child this Holiday Season.

The Salvation Army benefits adults as well as children.  From helping the homeless or uplifting spirits of the abused to training and mentoring the disadvantaged and assisting the elderly, The Salvation Army has always had the same goal:  "Serving the most people, meeting the most needs, doing the most good!"



The Salvation Army West Chester Corps Community Center
101 E. Market Street
West Chester, PA  19380
610 – 696 - 8746

 Visit them online

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Local Non-Profit Organization Helps with the Development of Emergency Training Facilities

When not busy building homes including projects such as Athertyn at Haverford Reserve, The Pohlig Companies' very own Todd Pohlig lends his expertise to the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC).  The council has been helping businesses grow in the region for over fifty years.  Todd has been involved with the organization since 1997 and serves on the Board of Directors.  He also participates on the Redevelopment Sub-Committee dedicated to the revitalization of southern U. S. Route 1 to further enhance the economic growth of that area of Chester County. 


Todd Pohlig of The Pohlig Companies serves on the Board of Directors of the Chester County Economic Development Council



Recently, the CCEDC has been involved in the development of an emergency training facility in Coatesville, PA.  Although, Chester County has benefited from much advancement, it currently does not have a facility to train first-responders so they have to travel to other counties for their training.  That will all change with the help of the CCEDC, Arcelor Mittal steel who donated the land for the center, and the Brandywine Health Foundation who also donated $600,000 towards the project.

The CCEDC is located in Eagleview Corporate Center and offers state-of-the-art training and conference facilities designed for the development of local towns.  The CCEDC is partially funded by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development.


References:

http://www.cceconomicdevelopment.com/

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/10/31/local-organization-donates-big-bucks-toward-chesco-training-facility/

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Funding Granted for Development of Darby Creek Trail in Haverford

On Thursday the 27th of October, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Board of Directors granted Haverford Township money needed to expand the Haverford Township trail system.  The plan is to build a one mile stretch of multi-use trail from Glendale Park along Darby Creek to just south of West Chester Pike at the school district bus depot. 


A future multi-use trail will stretch from Haverford Reserve, south to Burmont Road allowing local residents to take full advantage of the beauty of the Haverford Township landscape.


The paved trail will serve hikers and bikers and will also accommodate strollers and wheelchairs.  Eventually, the plan is to extend the trail northward to Haverford Reserve where an existing trail system is in place and a new environmental center is under development.  The current trail system provides over 5 miles of hiking and biking for local residents along with an enclosed dog park.  Haverford Reserve consists of 120 acres of preserved parkland and 45 acres of township recreation fields as well as the Freedom Playground.  When complete, the trail system will extend from the trail head at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve and extend southward to a trail head at Burmont Road.

The development of the Haverford Reserve trail systems helps promote exercise and fitness as well as alternative means of transportation for local residents.


The organization Friends of Haverford Trails has been established to help develop and maintain the trail network in Haverford Township.  Volunteers are welcome and more information can be found at www.haverfordciviccouncil.org/friendsoftrails.

References: http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2011/11/07/news_of_delaware_county/news/doc4eb2a9e22372f666809681.txt?viewmode=fullstory

http://www.haverfordciviccouncil.org/friendsoftrails/blog/darbycreektrailconstructiongrantawarded

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Has There Ever Been a Better Time to Buy a Home? - A Message from Larry Flick

You may be asking yourself, “Is now a good time to buy a house?” It can be a very difficult decision to make and there are several factors to consider. Larry Flick the Chairman and CEO of Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors as well as The Trident Group, gives some points to consider when making the decision to purchase a home:


• Would a different home better meet your needs under your present personal circumstances?

• Do you feel secure in your job?

• Would you like the security of a long term investment?

• Do you like to save money?

• Would you like more control over your future?


Larry says that if you answer mostly “Yes” to these questions, then the now is the right time to purchase a home. House prices and interest rates are at their lowest since the 1950s. Forecasts predict that prices may drop even more next year and you may wonder if it is better to wait until then. Fact is, there is no guarantee that the prices will drop more, it would only be an assumption. The bigger question is, will the interest rates stay the same? The rates are currently at an incredibly low point historically. However, they may rise over the next year. Taking advantage of this now would mean lower mortgage payments which could potentially save you more over the long run if you plan on staying in your home a while.


If you already own a home, and ask yourself “Is now the right time to sell?” Again, Larry suggests applying the same above questions and if the answer is “Yes”. Then now is the right time to sell your home. Again, just as we cannot assume that house prices will drop more, we also cannot assume that they will rise over the next few years either.


So take the time to answer the above questions while considering that fact that both home prices and interest rates are at a historic low. Then you can make the decision that will move you into a brighter future.




For more information and regional sales reports, read Larry Flick’s article “Has There Ever Been a Better Time?” – Fall 2011 Chairman’s Report for more information.



New floorplans and pricing are available at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve




Friday, October 14, 2011

NAHB: Guide to Buying a Home

From the NAHB:



If you are thinking of buying a new home, you must pay close attention to many details to ensure that you find one that will suit your needs and preferences. Before you start shopping, you should sit down with the members of your household to discuss your preferences and the many options available to you. Here are some things you should consider:

Financing

How much can you afford? Visit our “Financing Your Home” section for resources and tools to help you learn about mortgages, obtaining financing, insurance and other useful information.

Features

An easy way to organize your thoughts is to write each separate feature that you want on a 3X5 card, and arrange the cards in order of their importance to you. For instance, if you like to cook, you may want a home with a large, well-equipped kitchen. Or you may settle for a small kitchen, so that you can have extra space for a library, office, or computer room. Some home buyers seek large, open interior spaces, while others prefer traditional rooms that afford more privacy. Some choose homes with large yards. Others opt for condominiums where they can avoid yard maintenance entirely.

While looking for a home, consider whether your needs are likely to change over time. If you plan to add rooms, find out if there is enough space on your site for such expansion and whether such additions are permitted by your local jurisdiction.

Management

Options include single-family homes, condominiums or cooperatives. With a single-family home in a development, you'll be responsible for your own yard and home, but may be restricted to certain design elements or other regulations if there is a home owners association.

A condominium is a home in a multi-unit complex, such as an apartment building or a townhouse cluster. You own the home, and you and your neighbors jointly own the common elements, such as the land around the complex, the parking areas, building exteriors, hallways, utility pipes and recreational facilities. A condominium owners association is responsible for maintaining the jointly owned elements. The day-to-day business of the complex is generally handled by a managing agency.

The owner of each condominium unit has a vote in the affairs of the community. Each owner pays a fee to cover the operating expenses of the property and usually contributes to a reserve fund for replacements (such as a new roof) or improvements (such as decorative landscaping to improve the value of the property). Changes and improvements to the complex may be made only as you and your co-owners desire. You are responsible for maintaining the interior of your condominium unit. Typically, you will not have to perform outdoor chores.

Cooperatives offer lifestyles similar to condominiums, but rather than owning your unit, you own shares of the stock of the complex. Stock owners are jointly liable for the cooperative's debts.



For more information visit www.nahb.org



Ownership in the condominium community of Athertyn at Haverford Reserve offers amenities such as a stylish clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis court, meeting rooms, game rooms, indoor golf simulator and putting green!



Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Historic Highlight: Athertyn Wins Two National Awards in the Best of 50+ Housing Competition

Vibrant fall foliage creates a spectacular scenic backdrop to Athertyn, where new homeowners are happily admiring the autumn leaves – not raking them!  Residents are savoring their first taste of freedom from yard work and home maintenance in this award-winning community in the heart of the Main Line.

A private residents' clubhouse is central to Athertyn's design, with a fitness center, executive style library and conference room, game room, club room with bar and billiards, and great room providing abundant options for socialization and recreation.  Outside, residents enjoy a tennis court, putting green, pool with spa, formal gardens, and community flower and vegetable gardens, as well as access to five miles of nature trails surrounded by more than 120 acres of preserved open space and 45 acres of township environmental and recreational areas.




Free yourself from the burden of home maintenance and enjoy the good life at Athertyn!

"We developed Athertyn in response to a demand for simplified, maintenance-free living on the Main Line, and our continued sales success reflects our buyers' excitement about the community," said Todd Pohlig.  "Many of our new homeowners find themselves relieved of the burden of home maintenance for the first time in a very long time, and Athertyn gives them every opportunity to enjoy their newfound freedom."

Situated in the 209-acre Haverford Reserve, Athertyn features environmentally friendly design in an extraordinary park side location, where natural storm water management systems and sensitive land development practices preserve the surrounding habitat.  The upscale condominium residences feature traditional Main Line architecture with steel and concrete construction, including natural brick, limestone, and stucco exteriors.  Inside, comfortably proportioned floor plans and abundant natural light contribute to energy conservation, while Energy Star appliances, Low-E glass windows, and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems further boost the homes’ efficiency rating while helping to reduce utility bills.

"Our customers are will informed about preservation and environmental issues", said Don Pohlig, a principal of the Pohlig organization.  "Athertyn appeals to buyers in part because it's built with green principles in mind by a builder that shares their commitment to sustainable, earth –friendly practices."



In 2009, the National Association of Homebuilders presented Pohlig with awards for Best Active Adult Community and Best Clubhouse.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Athertyn Enrichment Series - Tim Chambers

Join us for a fabulous evening with a very special guest!

Meet Tim Chambers, the Writer, Producer and Director of "The Mighty Macs" -- the inspirational new film based on the improbable true story of tiny Immaculata College's 1972 national women's basketball championship.


Chambers, the Writer, Producer and Director of "The Mighty Macs"

This event will be held Thursday, October 6th, 2011 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the Athertyn Clubhouse, 7700 Parkview Drive, Haverford, PA.  Those interested in attending this event can R.S.V.P. to Carrie Sullivan at 610-647-4700 or send an email to info@athertyn.com to reserve a seat.




Wednesday, September 28, 2011

People In Action - Scott Schaeffer

Scott Schaeffer, superintendent for Pohlig Builders

With more than 30 years experience in construction, Scott brings an eye for detail and an appreciation for fine craftsmanship to every home project he oversees. Before joining Pohlig Builders in 2003, Scott spent 14 years creating custom granite and marble counter tops and surrounds for high-end homes, including many Pohlig projects.

When he is not on the job site, Scott enjoys playing ice hockey, road biking, and any opportunity to travel and relax on the beach.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Athertyn Champagne Reception

Make the move that will change your life

With exciting new floor plans inspired by buyers and fabulous new pricing from the mid $400's, it's time to take a fresh look at Athertyn.


The Pohlig organization will hold a Champagne Reception on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, from 1 – 4 PM, to celebrate the unveiling of four new floor plans at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve.

The new layouts combine all the best features of Athertyn's original plans with fresh ideas suggested by Athertyn buyers. Beginning at 1,500 square feet, the new models retain the open, light-filled spaces so important to homeowners, combining the ease of single-level living with custom-grade finishes and personal touches usually reserved for a single home. Each model offers outstanding livability, with beautifully appointed kitchens, separate dining rooms, and generous open layouts ideal for entertaining. Most models feature private terraces that add outdoor living space and connect homeowners with Athertyn's magnificent surroundings.


When Pohlig first set out to create Athertyn at Haverford Reserve, the builders turned to their buyers for inspiration. The resulting community is the only one of its kind anywhere on the Main Line, featuring elegant condominium homes and a private residents' clubhouse surrounded by pristine open space. And as the community continues to grow and evolve, Pohlig continues to listen to feedback from Athertyn residents and prospective buyers.

"We're very excited about these new floor plans," said Todd Pohlig, a principal of the Pohlig organization. "We were finding that some of our buyers loved everything about the Athertyn community but frankly wanted just a little less house, without sacrificing any of the personalization or the custom feel. In response to that, we've opened up the possibilities by introducing smaller floor plans that begin at lower price points, giving buyers the flexibility to choose exactly the options they want. At the same time, buyers interested in the 3,000 square foot penthouse will still find everything they're looking for."


Athertyn at Haverford Reserve offers luxurious maintenance-free condominium living in the heart of Philadelphia's Main Line


Athertyn’s residential buildings feature a classic architectural style, with steel and concrete construction that provides superior sound insulation and contributes to a secure "pick up and go" lifestyle. Beautifully situated on a scenic plateau in the heart of the 209-acre Haverford Reserve, Athertyn offers convenient maintenance-free living and exceptional value right in the heart of the Main Line, just two miles from the Haverford train station.

The clubhouse serves as both a social center and an extension of each home, with a fitness center, executive style library and conference room, club room with billiards, and great room. Outside, Athertyn residents enjoy a tennis court, putting green, and pool with spa, plus flower and vegetable gardens and five miles of nature and walking trails that connect the community with 120 acres of preserved open space and 45 acres of township environmental and recreational areas.


The clubhouse at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve offers all of the amenities in elegant style


Athertyn at Haverford Reserve is located on Parkview Drive, near the intersection of College Avenue and Darby Road in Haverford, PA. Two fully decorated model homes are on display at the Athertyn Sales & Design Center, open daily from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment at 5109 Parkview Drive. Personalized homes from the mid $400's to $1.3+ million. For more information, call 610-525-5110 or visit www.athertyn.com.



About Pohlig and Athertyn at Haverford Reserve

After 36 years of building the finest custom homes on the Main Line, Pohlig has become synonymous with personalization. Nationally recognized for their superior craftsmanship and attention to detail, the company was named “America’s Best Custom Home Builder” and has been the recipient of numerous other industry, civic, and business honors. With Athertyn at Haverford Reserve, itself the winner of several national and regional awards for livability and design, Todd and Don Pohlig bring the elegance of Main Line architecture and culture to condominium living.



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Athertyn Enrichment Series - Dean Bennett as Ben Franklin

Join us for a fabulous evening with a very Special Guest!

The Athertyn team, the Pohlig Organization, and The American Historical Theater present Dean Bennett as Ben Franklin
Spend an evening learning little known facts about one of America's most popular historic characters, portrayed by Dean Bennett, one of the area's best Ben Franklin impersonators.

This event will be held Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the Athertyn Clubhouse, 7700 Parkview Drive, Haverford, PA.  Those interested in attending this event can R.S.V.P. to Carrie Sullivan at 610-647-4700 or send an email to info@athertyn.com to reserve seats.


Other upcoming events:

Meet the Writer, Producer and Director of "The Mighty Macs" the inspirational new film based on the improbable true story of tiny Immaculata College's 1972 national women's basketball championship. This event will be held Thursday October, 6 2011 at the Athertyn Clubhouse.

Tim Chambers, Director of "The Mighty Macs"

Presenter: Tim Chambers 
Quaker Media Group

Friday, August 26, 2011

Philadelphia magazine Designer Home 2011



For the past four years, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House has been the charity partner for the Philadelphia magazine Design Home.  The Philadelphia RMH receives 100% of the donations from the public tours held during this annual event.  The 2011 Philadelphia magazine Design Home will be located in Haverford, PA.  This year the project is a renovation and addition to a 1928 Main Line manor home. The open house will begin on Thursday, September 9th and will continue until Sunday, October 9th.

The 2011 Philadelphia magazine Design Home will be located  in Haverford, PA.  Proceeds of the tours will benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.  Parking will be available at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve



The Pohlig organization is supporting the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House by offering the use of the parking areas in front of future Athertyn at Haverford Reserve home sites for guests of the Design Home tours.





The Designer Home will be open:
Thursday 12-8 PM and Friday through Monday 11 AM – 4 PM


Tickets are $20. 
100% of all proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

For more information please contact 215-387-8431 or visit www.philarmh.org + phillymag.com/designhome
Children over the age of 12 are welcome.

Directions to Athertyn at Haverford Reserve can be found at http://www.athertyn.com/directions.asp

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Coordinate with Cassie!

Cassie Barnes is the selection coordinator at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve who helps new homeowner’s personalize and make their condominium homes truly elegant

When it comes to making your new home a very special place, you need a pro - someone who knows how to make all the pieces come together.  Athertyn professional selections coordinator, Cassie Barnes, knows just how to combine textures, colors and fixtures to give you the look you want.  And...  She makes the process fun.  Spend a few minutes with her to get a glimpse of the beautiful combinations possible.  From carpet and tile to cabinets and faucets, Cassie will help you make your home a masterpiece.


The Athertyn design center features full sample displays of selections for your new home.  Everything from tile and marble…
…to plumbing fixtures.  New homeowner’s at Athertyn can sit with Cassie and design the home of their dreams.
Cassie works closely with Athertyn home owners to personalize their new homes to match their lifestyle


For those who want stunning style without the wait...

Athertyn at Haverford Reserve has Designer Homes that are MOVE IN READY! Perfectly coordinated by Cassie and featuring some of our most requested finishes and combinations.


Coordinate with Cassie in creating your elegant, condominium home at the lifestyle community of Athertyn at Haverford Reserve

Friday, August 19, 2011

NAHB - Home Maintenance Quiz


It’s the weekend and you have a whole list of household chores to do. Oh, we know you’d rather be golfing or playing tennis or watching TV, but keeping your home in good shape is important. Your home may be the biggest investment you will ever make. Taking good care of it with regular maintenance is necessary to maintain its value and ensure it will provide a comfortable, safe shelter for you and your family for a long time.

Here is a home maintenance quiz that will test your maintenance knowledge. While this quiz does not address every home maintenance project, it does provide helpful tips and reminders for chores you may have overlooked.

1. How often do forced-air furnace filters need to be changed?
      At least every three months during the heating season.

2. What part of the faucet usually needs to be replaced when you have a water leak?
     The washer.

3. Should you run hot or cold water through your garbage disposal?
      Cold water.

4. How often should the moving parts of garage doors be oiled?
      Every three months.

5. What tools can you use to unclog your drains?
      A plunger and a plumber’s snake.


6. What tool can be used to unclog a toilet?
      Coil spring-steel auger.

7. What faucet part needs to be cleaned every three to four months?
      Aerator—the screen inside the end of the faucet.

8. What can you use for traction on icy sidewalks, steps and driveways?
      Cat litter or sand—never use salt because it damages the pavement.

9. Where should the fire in your fireplace be built?
      On the andirons or grate, never on the fireplace floor.

10. What will prevent soot and add color to the fire in your fireplace?
      Throw in a handful of salt.

11. Where should your firewood be stored?
      Outside, away from your house and not directly on the ground.

12. What helps keep unpainted concrete floors easy to keep clean?
      Concrete sealer.

13. What should you use to clean unpainted concrete floors?
      A solution of 4 to 6 tablespoons of washing soda in a gallon of hot water. Mix scouring powder to the solution for tough jobs.

14. When can you clean hardwood floors with water?
      When the floors have a polyurethane finish.

15. Do hardwood floors need to be waxed?
      Hardwood floors that do not have a polyurethane finish probably will need to be waxed periodically. Use liquid or paste “spirit” wax.

16. What is the best polish for vinyl floors?
      Water emulsion wax.

17. When is basement condensation at its maximum?
      In new homes because gallons of water went into the concrete of basement walls.

18. Why should noisy water pipes be fixed promptly?
      The condition that causes noisy pipes may be accompanied by vibration that can cause fittings to loosen and leak.

19. Why should frozen pipes be thawed slowly?
      Frozen pipes should be thawed slowly to prevent the formation of steam, which could cause the pipe to burst.

20. How often should your roof be inspected?
      A qualified roofer should inspect your roof every three years.

21. What should be regularly checked on your security system?
      The alarms and circuit breakers should be checked to make sure they are in working order and the sensors should be inspected one by one.

22. To ensure your safety, what household equipment uses batteries that must be checked regularly to make sure they are operable?
      Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

23. What do you use to fill nail holes and cracks in plaster walls and gypsum wallboard?
      Spackling.

24. What is the white powdery substance that develops on masonry walls?
      Efflorescence sometimes appears on masonry walls. It is crystallized soluble salts that can be removed by scrubbing with water and a stiff brush.

25. At what temperature should your water heater be set?
      120 degrees Fahrenheit

26. How often do skylights need to be inspected?
      Skylights should be inspected each time your roof is inspected so leaks don’t develop from cracks and interruptions around its seals, caulking and flashings.

27. What is a simple solution you can use to wash extremely dirty exterior windows?
      A solution of equal parts vinegar and water or 3 tablespoons of denatured alcohol per quart of warm water. Use a piece of crumpled newspaper to wash the glass to avoid lint left behind by papertowls.

28. What can you use to help a window slide easily?
      Rub the channel with a piece of paraffin.

29. What should you look for when you inspect your siding yearly?
      Determine if wood-sided homes need to be repainted; check to see if the caulking around the windows and doors has split and cracked, and replace the caulk; clean the mildew; trim shrubbery away so it does not touch the siding.




Brought to you by the National Association of Home Builders

Visit the NAHB on the web at www.nahb.org


Learn about "maintenance-free" living on the Main Line at www.athertyn.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Historic Highlight: Athertyn Ground Breaking Ceremony 2008

Haverford, PA - September 22, 2008 - The Pohlig organization recently welcomed homebuyers to a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the official opening of Parkview Drive, the gateway to Haverford Reserve. Reminiscent of a traditional tree-lined park road, Parkview Drive winds through the 209-acre Haverford Reserve site, which features convenient maintenance-free living in condominiums and carriage homes surrounded by more than 120 acres of preserved parkland and 45 acres of township recreation fields. 


Parkview Drive, the new park like entrance to Haverford Reserve

The September 19 ceremony coincided with the opening of the second release of homes at Pohlig’s Athertyn at Haverford Reserve, elegant lifestyle condominiums ranging from 1,800 to nearly 3,000 square feet. Throughout each home, Pohlig’s trademark craftsmanship and attention to detail bring the influence of classic Main Line architecture to this exciting, maintenance-free lifestyle community. In addition to Athertyn, Haverford Reserve will include 100 paired carriage homes built by a joint venture of The Goldenberg Group and Guidi Homes of Blue Bell, PA. 




Todd and Don Pohlig of the Pohlig organization give a tour of the first Athertyn condo building being raised

"Following the sales success of our first release of condominium homes, we are happy to announce that the second release is now opening, with all nine floor plans available to buyers," said Don Pohlig of the Pohlig organization. "Construction of the first release is well underway, and we are on track for deliveries in summer 2009."


Don Pohlig explains the building foundation layout to one of the first Athertyn home buyers

At the ceremony, builders Todd and Don Pohlig joined Haverford Township officials and representatives of the Goldenberg Group to lead tours of the residential and recreational areas of Haverford Reserve, including Pohlig’s Athertyn community. Arranged in six four-story buildings, Athertyn features concrete and steel construction and environmentally friendly design, with energy-saving amenities such as Low-E glass windows, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, and Energy Star appliances in every home. Throughout the site, natural stormwater management systems and sensitive land development practices protect the surrounding habitat from sedimentation, surface runoff, and erosion. 


Todd Pohlig shares building plans and the vision that will be Athertyn at Haverford Reserve with the first Athertyn home buyers

"The parkland surrounding Athertyn at Haverford Reserve will be as much a part of this community as the homes themselves," said Todd Pohlig. "The site was designed around the existing landscape, even re-routing planned streets to accommodate existing trees and streams. Driving down Parkview Drive will feel like driving down an established park road lined with mature trees and plantings, and arriving home to a familiar neighborhood."

Friday, August 5, 2011

People In Action - Steve Lindes

Steve Lindes, Estimator/Project Manager at Pohlig Builders

Steve figures out how much your home is going to cost. Working with trade contractors and suppliers he prices out each piece of material that goes into your home to come up with the final tally.

Steve graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology from Spring Garden College. For a number of years, Steve worked in the commercial building industry as an estimator. He began working for the Pohlig organization in May of 1993 estimating construction costs of homes and acting as project manager.

When he’s not hammering out numbers, Steve hammers out iron in his blacksmith shop. One of Steve’s other passions is gardening. He enjoys sharing the “fruits of his labor” or in this case vegetables, with his co-workers and friends throughout the growing season. In addition to being deeply involved with the site and building engineering for Pohlig’s Athertyn at Haverford Reserve project, Steve planted the initial bounty in the Athertyn Gardens for the new residents to enjoy!




Steve Lindes, enjoys spending time in his garden when he is not estimating for the Pohlig organization
Steve Lindes of the Pohlig organization planted the initial bounty in what is now known as the Athertyn Gardens at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve