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Just for fun, type in “luxury homes off Braddock Road” into your Google search. Home buying sites will generate a variety of featured properties. Typical two or three bed renovations in Old Town Alexandria, to new construction three and four-level townhomes with open floor plans. […]
A couple years ago, my family and I made a move west to Prince William County, landing in the small town of Haymarket. As a Buyer Agent, I’ve cautioned clients against considering this area as I cannot overstate how difficult the traffic can be. On some days it takes me an hour to travel from Haymarket to Vienna, a mere 20-mile section of freeway. Aside from Highway 66, the small town lifestyle has added a much-needed peace and quiet to our lives. There’s never a line for the movies, we have great local cuisine and I swear the parking spots are wider. Not only does it suit us better but it’s changed the tone of caution I preach when buyers are lured by the incredible values that new construction offers out west. Excited to share two Stanley Martin communities, perfect for first-time buyers, empty nesters looking to give up square footage but not comfort and the investors who would love nothing more than to cash rent checks.
This week, the team visited Haymarket Crossing by Stanley Martin. This tree-lined community features parks, 2 tot lots, plenty of benches and of course a community pavilion but it’s not the only Stanely Martin option in the area. Just three miles down Heathcote Blvd and you’ll be welcome to Heathcote Crossing. Very similar in floorplan and design, this community is walkable to the new Harris Teeter grocery store, complete with Starbucks, Baskin Robbins, and Dunkin Donuts! Even those who need to commute to work don’t need to worry, both communities are minutes from main commuter roads like Routes 15 & 29 as well as I-66.
Stanley Martin boasts “easy living” with no exterior maintenance for these homes. Each property has 3 floorplan designs, all 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and some with that coveted garage option. Square footage of these homes ranging from 1,586 to 2,205 square feet, every inch a reflection of an impressive standard features list. Buyers can have open floorplans designed around bright open kitchens with massive island workspaces. Master suites are well-appointed with large walk-in closets, a master bath with dual vanity and seated walk-in shower. Optional features available include a deck, finished lower level with a full or half bathroom, alternate main level layout and a second master suite.
Available now on lot 193 is a dual master suite with a third bedroom configured on the ground floor, upgraded kitchen package and premium grade hardwoods, listed for $393,000. Also on lot 203, a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath with gourmet kitchen and upgraded hardwoods at $387,000.
If you’re thinking of purchasing new construction, we’d love to talk with you. Our travels have taken us all through Northern Virginia and our experiences working with different builders and various communities have been invaluable to our clients. We’ve found that when you ask the right questions, you get the right answers! Let us know if we can help you and if there’s an up-and-coming neighborhood you’d like us to tour next!
See you next Tuesday!
Several years ago I decided to start a blog called Tuesdays On The Town. My goal was to design a day spent discovering areas in proximity to new construction developments. I’d grab a coffee, meet at the sales center and talk with builder reps about […]
There appears to be a Bermuda Triangle of zip codes east of Highway 28 between Dulles Access Road to the north and Highway 50 to the south. If you’re coming from Reston, you probably refer to this area as Herndon. If you’re coming from the […]
We’d be surprised if you hadn’t heard about One Loudoun in Ashburn. An oasis of luxury living surrounded by an impressive list of amenities, the community is not even fifteen minutes from Dulles Airport and routes 28, 66, and the 267 Toll Road. You might think with the recent Barnes and Noble grand opening that One Loudoun is a brand new community, but it’s actually been gaining momentum since the groundbreaking in 2007. The project made huge progress in 2011 and has become one of the most walkable and inclusive luxury communities in the Washington Metro area. Since then, a variety of developers have produced outstanding multi and single family residences to create a community of over 1,000 homes.
This past week, we shut down our laptops and visited Stanley Martin’s three available “City Style” floor plans located in the Downtown sector of One Loudon, options include two condo and one townhouse floorplans, featuring attached garages, breathtaking balcony and terrace views, and of course an unbeatable location. While most sales centers drive traffic through during daylight hours, there is something to be said of the golden hour glow.
Starting with The Westminster, the smaller of the condo floor plans offers two bedrooms, two and a half baths and 1524 sq. ft. This condo boasts an open floor plan with plenty of options and upgrades starting at $436,990. One option that stands out? The upper level floor plan allows for a flex space that can be utilized as a loft/office or third bedroom. At the lowest price point available, we loved the gourmet kitchen with plentiful cabinet space and the rear loading garage.
In need of a bit more space? The second condo option, The Grosvenor, provides ample room with 2550 sq. ft, three bedrooms, 2 and a half baths. The open kitchen is a stunner, with all the bells and whistles including the largest waterfall island we’ve ever seen at 17 feet long! You’ll find a convenient stacked washer and dryer in the upstairs hallway leading to a master suite. But the best is yet to come! Stairs lead to a fantastic rooftop terrace with a trellis you could only imagine supporting luscious vines in the peak of summer. The perfect sun basking getaway, starting at $542,990.
After viewing the condos, we were super excited to take a look at their luxury townhome. We were not disappointed. With the same refined luxury design as the condos, their townhome floor plan The Kensington has four finished levels with an attached two car garage. The main level features the great room complete with gas fireplace and coffered ceiling and formal dining area. The third level master suite with tray ceiling was fantastic, but the real show piece is the fourth level loft leading out to the roof top terrace. With a half bathroom, and plenty of indoor and outdoor space, you could easily entertain a large group of friends and family, barbecuing late into the evening to enjoy the mesmerizing sunset views. Base price? $659,990.
If there’s a new construction development you’d like us to review, post it below. We’re headed out to discover and report back on new and exciting options!