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Developers put upscale living in plans

- The Washington Times - Friday, June 8, 2007

Within about 10 miles of Washington, the Upper Marlboro area of Prince George's County has become the setting of choice for developers creating upscale planned communities.

Several developments are under construction in this part of the county that offer a country club lifestyle with plenty of recreational amenities, including golf courses and equestrian trails plus lakes, swimming pools and tennis courts.

In addition to the amenities found within each development, residents will find golf courses, shops and restaurants at Woodmore Country Club, Enterprise Golf Course, Bowie Town Plaza, Largo Town Center, Boulevard at the Capital Center and Bowie Plaza. Six Flags America theme park and FedEx Field also are nearby.

At Ashleigh Station, Mid-Atlantic Builders Inc. is selling single-family homes priced from the $500,000s and higher, each on a homesite of up to 1 acre.

The homes have oak flooring in the foyer and powder room, a gas fireplace, crown and chair-rail moldings and a brick front.

Call 301/390-3470 or visit www.midatlanticbuilders.com.

The resort lifestyle can be found at Beechtree, a planned community with a 30-acre lake, 600 acres of open space, a stream valley park, the Presidential Golf Course, a golf course clubhouse, the Lakefront Swim and Racquet Club and miles of walking paths.

More than $30,000,000 in spending for amenities is planned for this development.

Single-family homes priced from the mid-$500,000s and town homes priced from the low $400,000s can be found at Beechtree from Ryan Homes, NVHomes, Mid-Atlantic, Haverford Homes Inc. and McDaniels Homes.

Call 301/627-1734 for NVHomes, 301/627-4072 for Ryan Homes, 301/627-9230 for Mid-Atlantic, 301/627-6376 for Haverford Homes and 301/574-5533 for McDaniels Homes or visit www.beechtreemd.com.

Mid-Atlantic is constructing upscale single-family homes at Bradford's Retreat at Woodmore North, each priced from the $900,000s and higher.

These brick-front homes feature high ceilings, gas fireplaces, master baths, crown and chair-rail moldings, recessed lighting, hardwood flooring in some main-level rooms and maple cabinets with granite counters in the kitchen.

Call 301/952-9111 or visit www.MidAtlanticBuilders.com.

Ryan is building single-family homes on lots of two-thirds of an acre at Duley Station in Upper Marlboro. Priced from the $590,000s to the upper $600,000s, the homes have four to five bedrooms, up to 5½ baths and up to a three-car garage.

Homes are available with 2,600 to 8,000 finished square feet. Call 301/627-5033 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

NVHomes is building single-family homes at Fairview Manor priced from the $780,000s to $1,000,000.

Seven floor plans are available here, including the Mount Vernon model, which has a brick front. This home has an elegant foyer and reception hall, a two-story family room and an octagonal breakfast room surrounded by windows.

Upstairs, the master suite has an octagonal sitting room with multiple windows. Each of the additional four bedrooms upstairs has a private full bath and a walk-in closet.

Call 301/805-8230 or visit www.NVHomes.com.

Toll Bros. Inc. is developing Marlboro Ridge, a planned community with a variety of home styles, including town homes and single-family homes, gathered around an equestrian center and other recreational amenities.

In addition to the equestrian facilities, the Upper Marlboro community will have 250 acres of open space, a clubhouse, a swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas and miles of trails for hiking, biking and riding horses.

The homes at Marlboro Ridge range from the mid-$400,000s to $750,000 and higher.

Call 301/780-3200 or visit www.marlbororidge.com.

Ryan and NVHomes are building single-family homes at Marlboro Riding, a community of 297 homes in a secluded setting with tree-lined streets.

Proposed amenities for the community include walking trails, picnic areas and tot lots.

The homes will be placed on lots of up to one-third acre. The brick-front homes have three levels, four to five bedrooms, a two-car garage and 2½ to five baths. The homes have from 2,200 to 4,900 square feet, with prices from the mid-$470,000s to the $690,000s and higher.

Call 301/780-3694 for Ryan and 301/627-6892 for NVHomes or visit www.ryanhomes.com or www.nvhomes.com.

At Meadow Creek, Mid-Atlantic has created an enclave of 33 single-family homes on 2-acre to 4-acre homesites.

These brick-front homes include a side-entry two-car garage, high ceilings, a gas fireplace, hardwood flooring in some of the main-level rooms, moldings, recessed lighting and a kitchen with 42-inch maple cabinets and granite counters.

The homes are priced from the $900,000s and higher.

Call 301/574-1041 or visit www.midatlanticbuilders.com.

Montgomery Development is developing the upscale, guarded and gated golf course community of Oak Creek in Upper Marlboro. This 1,100-acre community includes more than 600 acres of open space with preserved oak trees, parks, lakes, a waterfall and walking trails.

The private Oak Creek Club golf course will be a focal point for the residents, along with Bowieville, an elegant Federal-style plantation built in 1819 and restored by the developer.

The mansion and its gardens overlook Reflection Lake and the first hole of the golf course. The Oak Creek Village Center, an 18,000-square-foot country clubhouse, includes a fitness center, a swimming pool, a putting green, an outdoor concert pavilion and two lighted tennis courts. Concierge services will be provided to residents.

Eventually, 1,148 town homes and single-family homes will be built at Oak Creek.

Single-family homes are priced from the mid-$500,000s and up, and town homes are priced from the upper $300,000s and higher.

Builders in Oak Creek include Craftmark Homes Inc., Craftstar Homes Inc., Greencastle Homes, K&P Builders Inc., Michael Harris Development, Mitchell & Best Homebuilders LLC, NVHomes, WCI Communities Inc. and Ryan.

Call the Oak Creek Visitors Center at 301/390-8707 or visit www.oakcreekclub.com.

At the Palisades near Oak Creek, Pulte Homes Inc. and Caruso Homes Inc. are building single-family homes priced from the upper $600,000s to the upper $700,000s.

Pulte is building homes with 3,246 to 4,258 square feet, with four bedrooms, three full baths and one or two half baths on large homesites.

Caruso is building brick-front homes with four or five bedrooms on quarter-acre to half-acre sites with hardwood flooring in the foyer, high ceilings and a fireplace.

Call 301/218-0192 or visit www.pulte.com for Pulte, or 301/218-4480 or visit www. carusohomes.com for Caruso.

Ryan and K. Hovnanian Homes are building single-family homes at the Ridings at Upper Marlboro, located near an equestrian center along with golf courses and shopping centers.

Ryan is building eight models of homes there, each with a brick front, four or five bedrooms and a two- or three-car garage. The homes are priced from the upper $490,000s to the low $640,000s.

The K. Hovnanian models have brick or stone fronts and fireplaces and are base-priced from the mid- to upper $500,000s. Call 301/780-3694 or visit www.ryanhomes.com for Ryan or 301/574-0216 or visit www.khov.com for K. Hovnanian.

Winchester Homes Inc. is building 20 single-family homes on 2- to 7-acre homesites at Stratford Estates. The four home styles available are new designs with 3,765 to nearly 6,000 finished square feet.

The homes include a brick or stone front, a two-car garage, a gas fireplace, oak front stairs and maple cabinets with granite counters in the kitchen.

Home prices range from $840,000 to $1,090,000.

Call 410/793-4462 or visit www.winchesterhomes.com.

At the gated community of Waterford in the Bowie/ Mitchellville area near the intersection of U.S. 50 and Maryland 193, 126 custom and semicustom estate homes are being built.

Sited on 1-acre to 4-acre lots designed for maximum privacy, these homes are base-priced from the $900,000s to more than $1,000,000.

The development is adjacent to Woodmore Country Club.

Call 301/390-9330 for Charleston Homes LC, 301/249-6166 for NVHomes or 301/281-5300 for Williamsburg Group LLC or visit www. waterfordcommunity.com.

Ryan is building brick-front single-family homes priced from the low $600,000s to the low $700,000s at Westphalia Commons. The homes have up to five bedrooms, 2½ to 5½ baths and up to 3,900 square feet of living space.

Call 301/627-5033 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

K. Hovnanian is building brick-front homes priced from the mid-$700,000s to the upper $800,000s at Woodmore Estates. The homes have from 3,500 to almost 5,000 finished square feet.

In the Hamptons at Woodmore, K. Hovnanian is building homes with 4,000 to 6,600 finished square feet, priced from the upper $800,000s to more than $1,200,000.

Call 301/809-4337 for Woodmore Estates, 301/218-0967 for the Hamptons or visit www.khov.com.

Mid-Atlantic is building single-family homes priced from the upper $700,000s at Woodmore North, where potential buyers can view the new Toscana model.

Six homestyles are available in the Executive Village of Woodmore North, each sited on a wooded cul-de-sac with up to 1 acre of land. Call 301/ 352-9111 or visit www. midatlanticbuilders.com.