I drove by Dunn Loring area yesterday when I saw the new developer sign for Dunn Loring Chase community (new homes) changed to NVR (NV Homes) from Brookfield Homes. Sales must have been really slow there because they let the grass grow..all over.
A while back, when I just get started tracking new homes for this blog, the first post was this.
It looks like new homes will be built on this site
sometime soon. I don't know exactly how many acres of lot. There are a
couple of houses next to this one that's been bought out in addition to
The site is about a block away from Merrifield Metro.
Wonder what type of homes will be constructed on this site. Condos?
Townhomes? Single Family Homes? There's no information available yet as
Merrifield is part of Fairfax County Revitalization
project and one of the fastest growing condo communities in Fairfax.
Easy access to Metro, the Beltway, I-66 and Tyson's Corner helps fuel
the going condo trends over here.
Fast forward a few years, there are two communities across the street from each other, Dunn Loring Chase and Dunn Loring Glen. Both of these communities are within walking distance from Dunn Loring metro station. That's why they name it Dunn Loring - and - something. Two different developers, Brookfield Homes and Dittmar Company, working the area across from each other's site. The constructions for single homes is an unusual move by Dittmar, because their core of business is rentals. The last condo they built in Arlington was converted to rentals.
Brookfield had done clearing the bigger land and ready to build 18 new single homes on the site. Not sure how many homes sit on the land before it was bulldozed to build the community. Across the street from here, Dittmar has already subdivided their (smaller) land for 7 homes.
DUNN LORING CHASE (by Brookfield Homes)
image: Brookfield Homes
Over here, Brookfield plans to build 18 Craftsman-inspired homes that offers 3,400-7,900 s.f. of living space and up to 7 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. The standard is 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 2 car garage. Nothing has been built there yet. According to the sales rep, it'll take anywhere from start to finish 6-8 months after contract data. There are five different models (with different elevations): Chadwick, Dudley, Edgemont, Halley, and Meridia. It seems that the Dudley model offers the largest living area among these five models.
Each home comes with fully equipped kitchen, luxurious baths and energy-saving features. Few of the things you'll find in the kitchen: GE Profile Energy Star appliances, granite or silestone countertops, 42-inch oak cabinet, butler's pantry, kitchen island, morning room and hardwood flooring. Some of the features in the bathroom: ceramic tile floors and bathtub surround in bathroom, garden soaking tub (not sure I have seen this before) and separate shower in the master bathroom, private water closet.
There's only a few communities in our area that have build 'truly green homes.' At the most, you'll find Energy-Savings features. Here is some of the 'good energy savings' features.
Maintenance-free low-e, double glazed, insulated, double-hung windows with tilt-in sashes
Insulated entry door
Insulation in roof ceiling, overhangs, vaulted ceilings, exterior walls and basement walls
Air infiltration prevention system
Attic ridge vent system
OSB with house wrap
The insulation in roof, overhangs, ceilings, exterior walls and basement walls plus the low-e double glazed windows and vent system - would help you maintain a lower energy bills, keep the house warm in the winter and cool (comfortable) in the summer.
Homes are priced from the low-$1 million.
DUNN LORING GLEN (by Dittmar Company)
There are only 7 homes planned to be built in this community. One of them is already been completed, that's the house they use as a model home. Size of lots approximately 0.25 acre per home with finished homes from 3,600 to 6,500 s.f.
Each home features designer kitchen, luxurious bath finishes, and energy efficiency. Designer kitche features granite countertops, stainless steel GE appliances package, walk-in pantry, butler pantry with sink and wet bar. The energy-efficiency shares some similar features as Dunn Loring Chase even though not as comprehensive as what they have to offer here:
Andersen thermal pane windows and sliding doors
Efficient forced air gas heating
Dual zone central heating and cooling
75-gallon 'quick recovery' gas hot water heater
Tyvek insulated house wrap
R-15 exterior insulation, R-38 attic insulation
There are two models available: Albermarle and Brentwood.
The only home available for sale in this community. There are only 14 homes -- all built by NV Homes.
New Home -- Tysons Corner/ Vienna area (SOLD!)
Location: Tysons Crossing
Bright and sun-filled beautiful brick new home conveniently located only minutes from Tysons Corner. Built by NV Homes. The only one home available for sale in this small community. All others are sold out!!
Easy commute and access to major roads -- I-66, Beltway, and short drive to a Metro station. Two car front entry garage.
Gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and granite countertops. Finished walkout basement with recreation room/media, gas fireplace and wet bar. Study with bay window on main level. Media room in the basement can be used as a bedroom.
UPDATE: There are only two units available for this community. Builder's close-out is the best kept secret in the industry. It's usually the best deals around!
Want to live within walking distance from the Metro? Think how close and convenient it will be living close to the Metro.
The good news is - Westbriar Plaza started selling its condos now.
Talking about closeness to Metro, Westbriar is located across the
Dunn Loring Metro. They have a limited number of brand new townhomes
style condos now selling. These are two-level townhome-style condos 2BR and 2.5 bath in spacious 1500+ square feet of living area.
There are two models available for the final release.
Property features (brochure) include gas fireplace, 9' ceilings in all
living areas, walk-in closets, crown molding in living and dining
room, stainless steel appliances, designer kitchen with 42' cabinetry, and lavish master bath.
There are differences in features for the last two homes. The Hudson, with 1778 SF has hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with white on white cabinets/ appliances. It has large laundry room with extra storage. The other home, the Vanderbilt's living space is 1553 SF. and it features gourmet kitchen with white cabinets and corian countertops, upgraded carpet and ceramic. The homes are ready for immediate delivery, so you can move in right now....
These homes are priced from mid-$500's come with 2 underground parking spaces and builder's incentives. For more information, email me.
It looks like new homes will be built on this site sometime soon. I don't know exactly how many acres of lot. There are a couple of houses next to this one that's been bought out in addition to this house.
The site is about a block away from Merrifield Metro. Wonder what type of homes will be constructed on this site. Condos? Townhomes? Single Family Homes? There's no information available yet as of now.
Merrifield is part of Fairfax County Revitalization project and one of the fastest growing condo communities in Fairfax. Easy access to Metro, the Beltway, I-66 and Tyson's Corner helps fuel the going condo trends over here.