Swing House Abuilding
By Reno Bailey
Their intentions are for a “new traditional neighborhood on the footprints of the past.”
This first phase will encompass the north end of Old Main Street, old 5th Avenue, parts of old Reservoir Street and old Poplar Street.
Initially, 25 homesites have been surveyed as closely as possible to the original Cliffside homesites. Greenspaces or common areas are integrated throughout the neighborhood.
Houseplans have been redeveloped to mimic the exteriors of original “Cliffside Main Street” architecture. The spacious and modern interiors hold little resemblance to that earlier time.
Homes will range in size from 1200 to 2500 sq. ft. A combination of maintenance free materials such as Hardiplank®, brick, stone, and steel roofing are recommended for exteriors. All homes will have eight-foot-wide front “sittin’” porches, and all homes will have some brick from the old mill incorporated into the exteriors.
An organized homeowners association will govern such covenants and restrictions as to protect the historical integrity of the community and oversee the maintenance of grounds. Phase I: Main Street is offered in home packages, including lot, starting in the $160s. Will you be needing one, or two?
We were there on November 17  when the foundation was complete and framing was well underway, and took several photos that we’ve included in a little gallery. Sometime in early December the roofing was done and the house enclosed.
Photos above by Janice Bridges Swing.