Click. Watch. Move.
I’ve been away from the blog since the last week of December when I shot this thank-you clip.
(Did you see Washingtonian’s cover story this month? Yep, “Real Estate is Back”.)
I hate people who say they’ve been “swamped”; forgive me, I’ve been swamped.
Previewing 25-30 weeks is the fun part.
Previewing the hand-scraped (huh?) hickory floors at Stonegate by NV Homes.
Previewing the Indoor-Outdoor fireplace at Emerald Ridge by Winchester Homes.*** (how much?!)
Previewing the Guest Studio at One Loudoun by Miller & Smith.
Previewing the Owners Suite at the Northstar Collection by Van Metre Homes.
Previewing the coolest outdoor living room in Loudoun County.***
What’s the hard part?
sending 10 emails to a builder regarding a “whole-house” hardware treatment (huh?)
walking the lot in the cold/rain/mud/3 times to determine the way light falls on the floor plan
juggling/haggling with the builders’ lenders versus your/outside lenders (wanna do Starbucks?)
seeing every model home kitchen in Loudoun County in order to decide on a 12′ (!) island
finding the best place to put in-laws/the live-in nanny
Coming attractions this Spring at JasonWolinPreviews:
Willowsford 101: a primer on this beautifully designed community
One Loudoun 201: what’s next/hot
Stonegate (again): why Smith Switch Road (say it 10 times quickly) is still a sleeper
VanMetre: is this the best single family home value in Brambleton
Route 50: apart from the new (and fabulous) Gum Springs Public Library, traffic/traffic/traffic
Leeburg Best-in-Show in 2013: stay tuned
In-and-Around Hay Road: NV Homes, Miller and Smith, M/I Homes
Please email or call for a no-obligation, get-acquainted tour.
Welcome to Loudoun County,
*** for a $25 Starbucks gift card, how much is the indoor/outdoor fireplace? and what’s the coolest outdoor living room? (send me your reply on the CONTACT page)
Conservative, mature and solid-as-a-rock, Winchester Homes is a division of the 100+ year
old Weyerhauser, the company all about trees. Here at Emerald Ridge at Brambleton, Winchester
carves out a smallish (74 homes) enclave of townhomes defined by a gracious streetscape, a
handsome community layout (with over 50% of the lots backing to—well, it’s Weyerhauser,
right?—trees) and perhaps the best buy per square foot for new-home construction in all
of Brambleton as I write this post about a week before Christmas.
With over 2600 finished square feet for an end unit on 3 levels for a base price of about
$411,000 (before the end-of-year-”incentives” like a stainless/granite kitchen and $8,000 in
builder closing cost contribution for using their preferred lender), Winchester knocks it out
of the park with value, quality and their delicious commitment to customization called “Your Home
Your Way”. (can’t you hear the radio jingle? “Your-Home-Your-Way…Winchester Homes…”)
(No joke: I was sitting next to the delightful receptionist Jane–remember Miss Hathaway
from “The Beverly Hillbillies”?–while my clients were in a pow wow with a sales representative–
I was performing my major domo role a la Mr. French with the clients’ kids, whom I’ll call
Buffy and Jody)–and the phone is ringing off the hook as Miss Hawthaway is turning away
appointments for a 2-3 week wait to walk the community.)
To see this best-in-show value in Brambleton, email me at email@example.com… I’ll get
you in quicker.
Sited on over 2300 acres on the Western outskirts of Ashburn (your mail will arrive
with either Ashburn or Brambleton on it), and anchored by a pedestrian friendly town
center with a cool multiplex cinema, Brambleton brings to site development and land
planning those consumer sensibilities and aesthetic aspirations that only a private
With its distinctive communities under construction by some of the top builders
in our regional marketplace (Van Metre Homes, Winchester Homes and Miller & Smith),
what separates Brambleton from the “older” communities of Ashburn like Ashburn Village,
Ashburn Farm or University Center is its heightened sense of making a neighborhood
a community. (What’s “farm”-y about Ashburn Farm, right? It’s basically a hodge-podge
of varying price points of rentals, condos, single families and townhomes with its
epicenter the less-than-upmarket Ashburn Farm shopping center; that’s what happens when
land and site development march to the drummer of the government planning agencies:
bland and boring.)
To learn more about its accessibility to the Silver Line Metro stop (fingers crossed
for 2018), Route 50 or the Greenway or to have lunch at my favorite That restaurant in
Loudoun County, or two check out a model home or two (or three?), email me at
www.facebook.com/jasonwolinpreviews – coming soon