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Published in The Journal Inquirer

Back to Nature
By Doreen Guarino

Ivy Woods offers luxury apartments in a scenic, woodsy setting in Tolland.

TOLLAND -  If you love nature and country living, then the new Ivy Woods luxury
apartment complex could be the perfect place for you.

Ivy Woods is set on 28 scenic acres on Buff Cap Road and borders the Kollar Wildlife
Management Area.  The apartment complex is accessed from Buff Cap Road via a
long and winding very private driveway, and as you cruise along it's easy to doubt
there's an apartment complex ahead because it's so secluded.

That's the magic of Ivy Woods - it's peaceful, woodsy setting with gently rolling hills in
the distance transports you to a world seemingly far away from the stresses of
everyday life.  And a scenic walking trail and a planned picnic grove are perfect
additions to the complex that will have you communing with nature in no time.  

And yet, being located only about a half-mile from Interstate 84, Ivy Woods is perfectly
situated to easily get you to and from I-84, Ivy Woods is perfectly situated to easily get
you to and from such destinations as the University of Connecticut in Storrs,
shopping in Manchester, and all that Hartford has to offer.

Ivy Woods offers one and two bedroom apartments, with some of the one-bedrooms
coming with attached garages.  The one-bedroom, one-bath apartments rent for
$1,050 while the ones with two bedrooms and two baths rent for $1,350.

There are also first floor handicapped accessible apartments, which, among the
alterations, have levers for door handles to make them easier to open.

When it comes to one-bedroom apartments, there are two different models to choose
from, one with 922 square feet, the other roomier with 982 square feet.

There are also two models of two-bedroom units to pick from, either one with 1,090
square feet or 1,132 square feet.

When Ivy Woods is fully completed, there will be a total of 64 apartments among six
buildings at the complex.  Currently, phase one of the project, representing a total of
48 apartments among four buildings, is renting and some residents were expected
to begin moving in this week.

Some of the amenities offered include your own private entrance, a spacious interior
that will have you thinking  you're living in a condominium rather than an apartment,
central air conditioning, a full-size washer and dryer in a small laundry room off the
kitchen, Whirlpool kitchen appliances, your own patio or balcony, light -filtering mini
blinds on all the tilt-out windows, deadbolts on all exterior doors, and a fire sprinkler
system in all units..

Particular attention has also been paid to soundproofing between apartments,
ensuring your stay at Ivy Woods will be quiet as well as comfortable.

Ivy Woods is a project being undertaken by Stephen D. Williams, a local developer
and homebuilder who has mainly been involved with the building of custom homes in
Tolland County since 1980.

But when it came to the town of Tolland, Williams recognized that there was a need
for multi-family housing, and he decided to help fill that need.  Ivy woods is the
newest and one of the few multi-family dwellings available in Tolland.

"Ivy Woods was envisioned to fill the needs of residents who have a lifestyle better
suited to a comfortably smaller residence without maintenance worries," he said in a
news release.

A recent tour of the complex - there is a beautifully decorated first-floor model
apartment available to view - revealed a phase one that exudes quality craftsmanship
and construction in a surrounding of natural beauty.  It's sure to be a place renters will
be proud to call home.

For rental information about Ivy Woods and to schedule a tour, call the leasing office
at (860) 896-0709.