C.P. Berry Homes, known for quality-built, maintenance-free condominium communities and custom-built homes on the North Shore, is excited to announce its newest 55+ community, Patton Ridge, located on the historic Patton Homestead in Hamilton. 

Twelve condominium homes, including 10 detached homes, are being constructed on this scenic, pastoral setting off Asbury Street in the area of Bradley Palmer State Park and Green Meadows Farm. The first floor of the homes will feature a master suite, a well-appointed kitchen, a dining room, a study, and a living room with a fireplace. On the second floor, a guest bedroom, full bath and a finished loft. A two-car attached garage, additional storage space and outdoor living area will also be included. The community is designed to have the feel of a traditional New England village and to complement the surrounding open-space lands.

C.P. Berry Homes' communities include English Commons at Topsfield, Caldwell Farm in Newbury, Fuller Pond Village in Middleton, Ipswich Country Club Homes, Bartlett's Reach in Amesbury and others.

In December 2011, the town of Hamilton received a letter from Joanne Holbrook Patton in which she offered to graciously donate her home — the Patton Homestead — with 27 acres of land to the town. Joanne Patton operates the neighboring Green Meadows Farm. She is the wife of the late Major General George S. Patton (1923-2004), and the daughter-in-law of the late General George S. Patton Jr. (1885-1945), who, with his wife Beatrice, acquired the homestead property in 1928. At the Hamilton Town Meeting in May 2013, there was unanimous support by the town to accept the generous gift of the Homestead from Mrs. Patton. 

In early 2014 (after a town-initiated request for proposals process), C.P. Berry Homes of Hamilton was selected by the Hamilton Board of Selectmen as the developer for the property. At the 2014 Hamilton Annual Town Meeting, the proposed development plan received overwhelming support and passed well beyond the required two-thirds vote. In support of the sale were the Board of Selectmen, the Patton Advisory Committee, town residents, and most importantly, Joanne Holbrook Patton, who endorsed the sale by saying, “I want to assure the Hamilton townspeople that I can comfortably approve the next step as endorsed by the Selectmen, of selling that portion of gift land most appropriate for selected housing to a well-credentialed developer whose plans and pledge fully honor our gift agreement.”

Carl Berry, past president and co-founder of C.P. Berry Homes, stated, “We look forward to bringing our decades of experience building new homes and developing new communities across the North Shore to the Patton Homestead; we understand the importance of this project for the town and the Patton legacy.”

“We are honored to have the opportunity to work with the Patton family and the town,” said Alan Berry, president of C.P. Berry Homes. “The property holds such historic significance that it will be our duty to make Mrs. Patton, her family and the residents of Hamilton, proud of the creation of a new community on the property that we look forward to achieving,” Mr. Berry went on to say.

The new homes offer approximately 2,400 square feet of living area with optional living space available. The community offers a maintenance-free lifestyle where all outdoor care is managed by the homeowners association, including snow removal, landscape maintenance, building upkeep and more. The tranquil setting is surrounded by vast open-space lands, including Greenbelt, Audubon, Ipswich River Watershed, Bradley Palmer State Park, the Patton Homestead (now owned by the town of Hamilton) and Green Meadow Farms. It is anticipated that the first homeowners will start moving into their new Patton Ridge homes starting this coming spring and summer. 

Prices start at $675,000. With only 12 homes available at this low price, they are sure to sell fast. Call Mark O’Hara, director of sales for C.P. Berry Homes, at 978-807-2954 for an appointment. Visit Patton Ridge at 650 Asbury St. in Hamilton, or online at www.CPBerryHomes.com.

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