Environmentally-Friendly Homes in Reading’s Millmont/18th Ward Place First in Multi-Family Housing Category
Breyer Construction today announced that it was a winner in the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance’s annual “Building Berks” contest. Breyer placed first in Multi-Family Housing for its Crestmont Heritage Townhomes, a new 10-unit residential community in the 300 block of Crestmont Street in Reading’s Millmont/18th Ward neighborhood. The project is the work of Breyer’s Crestmont Heritage division, which creates sustainable housing at affordable pricing.
“Our goal was to create comfortable, environmentally friendly and affordable homes for first time homebuyers and others wishing to own their own place,” said Matt Breyer, founder of Crestmont Heritage and Breyer Construction and Landscape. “We’re thrilled to have achieved that, and this recognition is icing on the cake.”
Transforming a Neglected Area
The townhomes turned the land on which they’re built from an empty lot filled with broken bottles and no passable sidewalk to an attractive residential area with traditional-style homes and attractive landscaping.
Crestmont Heritage Townhome Units
The 1,100 square-foot units offer three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, first floor laundry, as well as a full basement for storage or future additional living space. Each townhouse has a professionally landscaped yard and off-street parking for two cars. The homes are appropriate for all demographics, from families looking for low-maintenance housing within walking distance of a retail area to commuters looking for easy accessibility to highways.
Unique From Start to Finish
For the construction, Crestmont Heritage partnered with Pleasant Valley Homes, of Pine Grove, PA. The building phase supported 25 jobs and focused on keeping construction traffic to a minimum. Pleasant Valley Homes and Crestmont Heritage incorporated a number of “green” features such as outside permeable pavers that reduced reliance on municipal storm sewers, as well as low-flow toilets and insulated exterior doors.
Crestmont Heritage was sensitive to the architecturally diverse neighborhood, which comprises small bungalows, row homes and single-family houses. It therefore sought input from neighbors and the community to assure the finished townhomes were a natural fit for the area.
“We wanted this development to support the local community by providing the only newly constructed homes at this price point in the entire county, and I believe we succeeded,” says Breyer.