UNIQUE Property: This townhome is not part of a conventional condominium development -- Ravens' Roost is a special neighborhood designed for residents of all ages to get to know each other. 35 households share extensive amenities on 6.2 acres. Here you can enjoy the best of both worlds: the privacy of your own home as well as either spontaneous or planned opportunities to socialize, as desired, with friendly neighbors in our extensive common areas. There's no expectation to be social; in fact, most of our residents are introverts. (Here, introverts can socialize without having to get to know new people, for short periods of time, and it's very easy to go home.)
One way to think about the price is that it's about $350,000 worth of private space (townhome, backyard, garage), and about $100,000 worth of shared space (6.2 acres and 5,249 square feet of shared indoor area).
The private townhome: 1355 square feet, 3 bedrooms, full bath upstairs, bath with large walk-in shower downstairs. 2016 building codes result in excellent sound-proofing from unit next door (we are amazed!), more strength in earthquakes, enhanced security, and a sprinkler system. Triple-pane windows make the home even more quiet. Large windows bring in lots of light. In-floor heat in the ground level keeps you warm. Lofts in all 3 bedrooms, laundry hook-ups, private grass back yard (fence if you like). 1-car heated garage with a big loft and room for storage shelves, and 1 open-air parking space.
This is the only home available at Ravens' Roost; all 34 others have been sold and are occupied.
Shared amenities include a 3800 square-foot Common House with a large kitchen & dining area for 2-3 optional shared dinners per week (slowly returning with those who feel comfortable); living room / library; kids' room; 2 guest rooms; optional laundry room (each home has hook-ups); and a large south-facing deck and play field with a kids' play structure. Attached to the Common House is the Atrium, a covered walkway with townhomes on both sides and clerestory windows above. Steps away is a 1440 square-foot building with a large workshop / wood shop and a separate area for sewing and fitness. On the south side of the Atrium there are attractive backyards, numerous garden boxes (both private and shared), fruit trees, berry bushes, and more landscaping. Pets on leashes or in fenced backyards are welcome. Wooded areas provide beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Residents know who belongs here, which significantly increases security.
The neighbors are priceless! They have all kinds of skills and knowledge that they're willing to share. There's always someone willing to lend a hand -- when two residents had hip surgery, available neighbors drove them to appointments, got groceries, etc. During Covid, we agreed that if anyone got the virus, others would bring groceries & other items to their front door and keep in touch over the phone. And we have fun, from dance parties (outdoors during Covid) to hikes, from fire pit chats to ping pong, from Run for Women teams to salmon fishing on the Kenai... one neighbor even takes others sailing on Resurrection Bay or in Prince William Sound!
We are diverse in background, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more. Shared values are stated on our website. We value our diversity, and welcome more!
HOA dues of $410 include heat, water, garbage, curbside recycling, and snow removal from road / parking. Homeowner pays for their own electric, internet, and cable.
Ravens' Roost is legally designated as a condo association, but we are a collaborative neighborhood in which all households can participate in decision-making by consensus if they wish.
Please visit our WEBSITE for more photos and answers to many questions:
www.RavensRoostCoho.org (click at upper right of this page)
Please learn about cohousing by reading our website, especially the "What is Cohousing?" page, before requesting a showing and property tour -- our tour guides are residents who volunteer their time. When you feel that cohousing could be a good fit for you, then call the Ravens' Roost Sales Team at 907-399-2051 for a showing and property tour.