Canuso Homes to Host VIP Open House Celebration on May 21st and May 22nd at The Orchards, Located in the Heart of AURA

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The award-winning design builder recently unveiled its newest collection of single-family homes at AURA, a master planned community in the emerging Rowan growth corridor of Gloucester County, NJ.

The Chanticleer model home at The Orchards, a new collection of single-family homes included at the master planned community AURA in Glassboro, NJ.

“Nestled within AURA, a master planned community by Canuso Communities, The Orchards is ideal for all single-family homebuyers, including multi-generational families who desire extra space," said John B. Canuso of Canuso Homes.

Canuso Homes will host a VIP Open House Celebration at The Orchards, its newest collection of single-family homes located at AURA, a master planned community in Elk Township, on Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd from 11 am to 6 pm each day. This event will take place at The Orchards’ Chanticleer Model Home, located at 105 Courtland Avenue in Elk Township, NJ (GPS address is to front entrance of community: 628 Aura Road, Glassboro, NJ).

“We are excited to unveil The Orchards to the community,” said John B. Canuso of Canuso Homes. “Nestled within AURA, a master planned community by Canuso Communities, The Orchards is ideal for all single-family homebuyers, including multi-generational families who desire extra space.”

The region’s leading design builder, Canuso Homes, will unveil its first new collection of homes in a generation at The Orchards VIP Open House event. Embracing their self-proclaimed adage “WOW! IS BACK”, Canuso Homes promises to bring its esteemed “wow” factor into each new home that it builds. “Our homes are designed with vision and outstanding quality, but more importantly with your family in mind,” said Canuso. Prospective homebuyers are to witness this “wow” factor firsthand by visiting the new Chanticleer model home, one of five available home designs by Canuso Homes at The Orchards.

“Upon entering the home, your eyes will travel the length of the home and be captivated by the view of a stunning ‘front room’ with 11’ ceilings that leads to a central deck or garden,” said Canuso. This central oasis connects the main social spaces of the home and can also be viewed from the stairs and the great room. Bordered by lush trees, this retreat space can be used to read, practice yoga, meditate, engage in aromatherapy or for simple relaxation.

“The open concept home design centers on a grand kitchen with a double gourmet island, modern pendant lights and an exquisite backsplash, as well as a light-filled dining room with three walls of windows and an expansive great room, which acts as the true heartbeat of the home and is perfect for entertaining,” said Canuso.

The second floor boasts a master suite with two walk-in closets and a master bath with dual vanities and a wet room containing a tub and separate shower. There is also the convenience of a second floor laundry room and three family bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are serviced by a hall bathroom, and the third offers an en suite bath with a walk-in closet.

“The home also has space for three cars, configured as a two-car garage and a separate single garage,” said Canuso. “This single garage gives families a wide range of additional uses, like housing recreational vehicles or converting into a workshop or bonus living space. It even features optional backyard access, making it the perfect party pavilion.”

To make family life function smoothly, there is also a flex room that can be used to reflect the way families live today, as well as a “HUB” or “back of the house”, which serves as the central command station. “Ideal for families who are always on the go, the “HUB” contains a pocket office, family communication center, a walk-in pantry, family closet and room for optional cubbies,” Canuso added.

Home designs at The Orchards range from 2,832 sq. ft. to 6,024 sq. ft. of living space and are available in three unique elevations, including farmhouse, craftsman and formal designs. “Priced from $379,990, these designs provide exciting and innovative living opportunities that respond to the needs and desires of today’s families,” said Canuso.

The Orchards is linked by trails and paths that lead into a wooded preserve and natural fishing pond created by Raccoon Creek. Residents can follow trails to The Green at AURA, which features nine acres of open space that includes a tot lot, playground, playing field, walking trails, community garden and a pavilion, and through the community into the Elk Recreation Area and eventually into Elephant Swamp Preserve. “The AURA trail network encourages family fun, discovery and exploration with flora and fauna of all types to see,” Canuso added.

Situated among the fruit orchards and farms of Gloucester County, NJ, The Orchards is located in the heart of the growing Rowan AURA Corridor. Close to all the conveniences of suburban life and all the cultural and intellectual advantages of Rowan University, The Orchards is an easy commute to South Jersey commerce centers and only 14 miles to Center City Philadelphia. To learn more about The Orchards, visit

About Canuso Communities
Canuso Communities is the Delaware Valley’s premier master plan developer. Dedicated to the principles of family and community, Canuso has developed and produced over 100 residential neighborhoods and more than 750,000 sq. ft. of office and retail space.

About Canuso Homes
Canuso Homes, a family business for 50 years, is the premier home builder in South Jersey. Dedicated to the principles of family and community, Canuso Homes has developed and produced over 7,000 homes in over 100 communities. To learn more, visit

About AURA
AURA is a master planned community by Canuso Communities located in Elk Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Canuso Communities has attracted an appealing mix of national and regional builders to the community, offering everything from value-oriented first homes and luxury move-up designs to multi-generation homes, townhomes and apartment living opportunities. To learn more, visit

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