- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 19, 2010

Van Metre Homes is building 82 town homes at the Park Square Towns at Emerald Ridge in Brambleton, a planned community with swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, a tot lot, parks and the Brambleton Town Center, which has shops and restaurants.

Each home in this Loudoun County community will include a stone-and-siding front, 5-inch vinyl siding, a sodded lawn, a fenced yard with a gate, an asphalt driveway and a two-car garage.

Inside, all three models feature three finished levels with three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, ceramic tile flooring in the foyer and powder room, 9-foot ceilings on the main and upper levels, crown molding, a gas fireplace, 42-inch flat-panel maple cabinets in the center-island kitchen, a private master bath with ceramic tile flooring and an oversized walk-in shower, a high-tech wiring system, and gas heat and cooking.

The homes have 2,400 to 2,562 finished square feet, with base prices from $376,490 to $397,490. Homeowner association fees are $167 per month.

The Astoria model, with 2,562 square feet, is priced from $397,490. This end-unit home features a front porch leading into a two-story foyer. The lower level includes a recreation room with a fireplace and an unfinished storage room.

The main level has a separate living room, a formal dining room, a powder room and an open family room, breakfast area and center-island kitchen. Buyers can add a fireplace to the family room.

Upstairs, the master suite has two walk-in closets and a luxury bath.

Two more bedrooms, a second full bath and a laundry room complete this level.

Options include a fourth bedroom, a wet bar and third full bath on the lower level, bay windows, a deck, coffered ceilings, columns and an upgraded master bath.

For more information or directions, call community sales manager Danny Faulkner at 703/554-6957 or visit www.vanmetrehomes.com.