- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 17, 2010

Van Metre Homes is building 50 single-family homes on 7,500-square-foot sites in the Parkside Collection at Emerald Ridge in Brambleton, a planned community with swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, exercise trails, a basketball court, a sport and health club, and shops and restaurants at Brambleton Town Center.

Each home in this Loudoun County community will include a stone water table on all four sides, 5-inch beaded vinyl siding, a sodded yard and a two-car garage.

Inside, all four models feature four bedrooms; 2 1/2 baths; ceramic tile flooring in the foyer and powder room; crown and chair-rail moldings; a gas fireplace; 42-inch flat-panel maple cabinets in the center-island kitchen; a luxury master bath with ceramic tile flooring, a soaking tub and separate shower; a high-tech wiring system; and gas heat.

The homes have 2,625 to 3,004 finished square feet, with base prices from $492,990 to $514,990. Homeowner association fees are $167 per month.

The Grayson model, with 2,817 square feet, is priced from $504,990. This home features a front porch leading into a foyer and reception hall with stairs to the upper and lower levels.

The main level includes a formal living room, a formal dining room and a family room with a fireplace and a half wall linking the room with the breakfast area.

The center-island kitchen, which includes a pantry, opens to a breakfast area. Nearby are a mudroom with a closet and a powder room.

Upstairs, the master suite has a coffered ceiling, two walk-in closets and a luxury bath. This level also has a retreat that can be used for a study, reading nook or play area. Three more bedrooms, a second full bath and a laundry room complete this level.

Options include finished lower levels, a walk-out lower level, decks, kitchen upgrades and transoms.

For more information or directions, call community sales manager Danny Faulkner at 703/554-6957 or visit Van Metre Homes” href=”http://www.vanmetrehomes.com” target=”_blank”>www.vanmetrehomes.com.