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Amabel Pocket Neighborhood

Multi-generational, Rural
619 Five Mile Dr.
Ithaca, 14850
  • Move in year :
  • 2021
  • Number of units :
  • 21-40
  • Land size:
  • 11-20 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • 5-6 acres


Conceived during the completion of the highly successful Aurora Pocket Neighborhood in Fall Creek, Ithaca, NY, the Amabel Pocket Neighborhood improves on this new development model by providing 30 single-family homes in a pastoral setting on Five Mile Dr. one flat mile from downtown Ithaca. For the ease and comfort of all the buyers, now and into the future, the homes will be constructed close to grade and all have ground-floor master suites for stair-free living in and around the home. The side door on each home opens onto a path that leads to a private yard, optional carport or garage, and driveway. The front door opens onto a large porch that looks out onto a sweeping wooded meadow, which is the center commons.

The porch, kitchen, living and dining area all share a view of the raucously bountiful organic garden and small pristine barn used for storing kayaks, bikes, and gardening tools. Residents will enjoy an open invitation to spend some time in the garden tilling the soil, communing with friends, or simply gathering organic fresh vegetables. The homes at Amabel have spacious open floor plans with lots of natural light and space for gatherings of family and friends. They are simple and easy to manage, clean, and furnish. The expansive outdoor space just beyond the front door delivers a sense of a much larger home minus the care and upkeep. Carefully selected interior and exterior finishes liberate owners from the drudgery and annoyance of home-maintenance issues. Amabel homes are meticulously designed and built for low energy use. The courtyard, garden, and fire circle will ensure close connections among residents. Visitors, guests, and residents of Amabel will enjoy delightful, spontaneous opportunities for conversations, dinners, parties, gardening together, car rides, and much more.

The homes at Amabel range in size from 1050 to 2478 square feet. Buyers will have the option of a conventional code compliant energy envelope and an upgraded envelope, together with other finish options.

Shared Property
  • Community Garden
  • All units fully accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Individual Tours
Decision Making
  • Sociocracy
  • N/A
Meal Participation
  • N/A
  • EcoVillage
Contact Information
  • susan cosentini
  • 6072772700
Last modified January 14, 2024


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