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Country Classics 101: Learn More About New Jersey’s Award-Winning Home Builder

By Amy Wood in Buying a New Home in New Jersey, in home building, in New Homes in New Jersey, in Central New Jersey apartment
Country Classics 101: Learn More About New Jersey’s Award-Winning Home Builder


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Shameless plug alert! Country Classics is here to tell you about our consistent excellence and wide range of options to create quality homes in New Jersey. We don’t like to brag too much, but we’ve accomplished so much we’re excited to tell you about and many options we’re excited to offer our New Jersey neighbors. The facts speak for themselves. After more than 30 years of stacking up wins with our New Jersey apartment communities and new construction, Country Classics has a lot of ground to cover.

Our Story 

Here’s a bit about our family-owned and operated business. Country Classics began in 1988. In the following decades, brothers Scott and Todd Van Cleef put their extensive education to work creating quality communities for New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Both have Bachelor's Degrees in Business & Economics from Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and Scott also earned a Master's Degree in Real Estate Development & Finance from New York University.

Creating superior rental properties and new homes draws on a shared skill set, but our ability to provide a stellar experience over such a more comprehensive range of needs, preferences, and prices gives us the kind of flexibility and extensive knowledge other uni-tasking firms can only envy. Anyone who says you have to specialize to be successful hasn’t met Country Classics.


Our trophy case speaks for itself. We’ve won too many awards over the last 30 years to list them all here. Here is a sampling of Country Classic’s recent accolades

  • Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of New Jersey - Award of Excellence

  • The Community Builders Association of NJ - Grand Award - Best Community of the Year

  • Home Buyers Warranty Corporation - Diamond Home Buyer’s Award

Country Classics Rental Communities

Our rental communities in desirable New Jersey areas like Frenchtown, Somerset, and Bridgewater offer high-quality housing with a wide range of options to suit just about any family. Our current properties include three crown jewels.

Country Classics at Harrison Square in Frenchtown

With 92 units in two beautiful buildings, residents of this prime residential location enjoy 9’ ceilings, an in-unit washer and dryer, balconies, a courtyard with fire pits & grills, a fitness center, a pet washing station, and many more enticing amenities.

745 Hamilton in Somerset

Conveniently close to downtown New Brunswick, Rutgers University, local hospitals, and major roadways, and all the offerings of the city, our units at 745 Hamilton feature gourmet kitchens with quartz countertops, ample parking, washer and dryer in-unit, private balconies, on-site fitness center and yoga studio, a pet washing station, and more. Featuring 1-2 bedroom options. 

Fairway 28 in Bridgewater

Enjoy Silestone countertops, stainless steel appliances, a tiled bath, a fitness center, a grand community room, and easy access to many main highways. Fairway 28 includes 1 and 2-bedroom options. Offering uniquely bucolic views, Fairway 28 backs up to Raritan Valley Country Club Golf Course. Best of all, Fairway 28 is a pet-friendly community!

Country Classics New Construction

We take immense pride in the communities we create. When neighborhoods begin together, everyone gets to participate in building communities and a shared history. It’s a joy to watch the places we made celebrate with their 10th annual barbeque, and kids who grew up together in our communities graduate.  

Our current neighborhoods with availability include Country Classics at Frenchtown, home to nineteen 2,000 square foot plus luxury single-family attached homes boasting 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 3rd-floor loft. We’ve got a few homes left, but they’re going fast. If this isn’t quite what you’re looking for, don’t worry! We’ve always got something new in the works. Our next project might just be the perfect fit for your new construction in New Jersey. Give us a call, and we’ll discuss our upcoming new construction plans to find the perfect option to make your dreams come true.

More questions about our new construction projects? Head here to our Frequently Asked Questions for a quick primer. 

Country Classics Custom Homes

Our homeowners select fixtures and finishes in our new homes. For some folks, building a new home requires a more collaborative process. Country Classics is happy to build your custom home from the ground up, with your input along the way. 

Country Classics Can Create Your Community

Whether you’re renting an apartment, buying a duplex, snapping up new construction, or designing a custom home, we’re here for you! Our range of options lets us grow with you and become the constant you need to ensure you have a high-quality New Jersey home. We’d love to talk to you about your needs and our options and match you with the perfect Country Classic home community of your choice. Connect with us today!

New Homes: Country Classics at Frenchtown

Amy Wood

Vice President of Operations at Country Classics

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