Baker Residential has rolled out a limited-time “New Year, New Home” incentive to provide buyers at The Meadows at Panther Valley an opportunity to personalize their brand new three-bedroom townhome.

The special offer provides a $10,000 credit for purchasers to use towards designer upgrades and options at the fast-selling Allamuchy Township neighborhood.  The incentive is available on select homesites purchased by January 31st, 2018.

Located in Warren County’s well-established gated Panther Valley community, The Meadows offers eight well-appointed three-bedroom designs, priced from the low-$300,000s to mid-$400,00s. Homes range from 1,904 to 2,847 square-feet and provide two-car garages and 2.5 baths.  Designer appointments can be found throughout the floorplans, including gourmet inspired kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, master suites with volume ceilings, walk-in closets and expansive living areas with hardwood floors. Finished walk-out basements are also available on select homesites.

The Meadows features six popular townhome designs with desired first-floor master bedroom suites, offering the ease of one-level living without sacrificing the space of a two-story home.

Panther Valley’s roster of amenities includes two sparkling lakes, three beautiful pools, a wealth of tennis & basketball courts and tot lots. The 18-hole Panther Valley Golf & Country Club located within the gated Panther Valley community is available on a membership basis.

The Meadows is located within close proximity to major transportation outlets. Route 80 lies just outside Panther Valley’s front gate, providing easy access to highways such as Routes 10, 287 and 78 which whisk residents to Morristown, Parsippany, and Manhattan, along with the George Washington Bridge.

The Meadows sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, please call 908-852-0016 or visit us at

About Baker Residential

Baker Residential, a White Plains. N.Y.-based family owned and operated real estate company was formed five decades ago based on a commitment to quality, excellent personalized customer service and creativity in each home design.  This mindset has enabled the company to create new home communities of great distinction and uniqueness that are home to thousands of families in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas.

Homes themselves provide “A Difference You Can See” with everlasting value thanks to attention-to-detail, high quality materials, fine craftsmanship and a long roster of standard designer interior features and finishes.  Distinctive exterior architectural details on each Baker residence creates streetscape of great variety and flair with ample sidewalks and lush landscaping to provide a welcoming environment.


9 Scented Candles Interior Designers Always Buy

jo-maloneCandles may as well be currency in the interior-design world. Interior designers use them as the final touch to a room, the one that elevates a space to the next sensory level. We mortals love them too but have a hard time knowing where to start.

To help you wade through the morass, we rounded up our favorites. Psst — they are also on every interior designer’s list!

Get ready to buy matches in bulk.

Jo Malone

If it’s good enough for Kate Middleton, then it’s good enough for us. The Duchess of Cambridge had Jo Malone’s citrus scents — Orange Blossom ($65) included — perfuming Westminster Abbey during her royal wedding. ‘Nuff said.

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via Alyse Whitney at Bon Appetit

All you need are two steps to survive Christmas: Take a deep breath and make a cocktail, stat. Cozy mulled wine, spiked egg nog, and dangerously-strong bourbon punch will help you get juuuust drunk enough to survive everything from fake-smiling through bad gifts to your post-feast food coma.

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Check Out These Impressive Landmarks Built Out of Gingerbread


‘Tis the season for recreating our homes and favorite buildings out of dough. Even though no one has put baked panel to icing and build the Gilmore Girls home in Stars Hollow out of crispy gingerbread or frosty fondant (yet), these landmarks both real and fictional have us whispering, “I smell snow.” has put together an amazing array of gingerbread houses that imitate architecture artistry. I can’t take my eyes away!

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Low-Stress Holidays: The Art of the Gift Basket

2017-12-01_13-04-42via – Growing up, I remember the time leading up to Christmas being weeks that my mother had the makings of her annual gift baskets strewn throughout our infrequently used formal dining room. Baskets or buckets, Carrs crackers, pepper jellies, candied pecans were a few of the items. Oh, and rolls and rolls of cellophane and ribbon. Our dining room became her own little elf workshop where she carefully put together anywhere from 10-50 gifts for the people in her life – co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and distant relatives who might unexpectedly drop by for a holiday visit.

While I personally couldn’t stand the look of cellophane and curled ribbons (I know, what 10-year-old isn’t into curled ribbons?), I did appreciate the attention she put into making the perfect gift basket. It is, in fact, an art.

If you’ve turned your nose up at gift baskets in the past, I’m with you. They can be tacky, impersonal, and sometimes just full of, how shall I say, crap. But knowing how much time and effort my mother put into creating the perfect assortment, it might just be the way to go this holiday season – especially if you’re gifting to the masses.

Follow these simple guidelines for the best gift basket:

  1. Pick a theme. Having a game plan helps guide you in all your purchases. Think themes like A Cozy Night At Home, Family Game Night, Gifts for Hosting, or End-of-Semester Teacher Survival Kit to get you on the right track.
  2. Start with a good container. Pick something that can easily be reused or repurposed. And by all means, don’t just go for a brown basket! (See our favorite picks below.)


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10 Fall Cocktails to Toast to This Thanksgiving

pumpkin-spice-margaritaThere are countless things to be grateful for, but let’s face it: the best way to be thankful on Turkey Day is to kick back, bond, and have a drink (or three) with loved ones. To take Thanksgiving entertaining to the next level, match your courses with deserving wines, and start off with cocktail hour. Don’t forget to stock your freezer with ice, because we’ve got 10 tipples that are guaranteed to be magnificent with your meal.

Pumpkin Spice Margarita

Pumpkin spice and tequila certainly sound like odd bedfellows, but hear me out. The key to making this seasonal spin on the margarita work is using the right tequila for the task at hand: richer reposado tequila instead of clean and clear blanco. This aged tequila is earthy enough to hold up to the warm spices and nutty gourd but is still light and bright enough that it doesn’t overpower the lime and orange liqueur.

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via Food & Wine –  We’re at Thanksgiving for the food, clearly, but décor and a beautifully set table are just as important a part of the big day as the turkey and sides (well…they’re close). Here, a few easy tips to make sure your table is Thanksgiving ready.


Send all of your linens (napkins, table runners, even a fancy apron for the chef) out to be dry cleaned so they’re pressed and ready for the big day.


Not everyone has enough matching glasses, silverware and plates for 20 plus people, so don’t hesitate to mix-and-match what you have. Keeping it all in the same color family will give your table an eclectic, but coordinated look.


Use a lot of them. Everywhere. No, you’re not trying to seduce your house guests, but the warm glow of (UNSCENTED!) candles is much more welcoming than overhead lights. Candlesticks are festive, but short pillar candles or votives won’t block the person dining across from you.