- - Thursday, May 3, 2012

Van Metre Homes is building 53 single-family homes on sites of one-third to one-half acre at Marrwood at Stone Ridge in Aldie, a planned community with a shopping center, two swimming pools, an aquatic playground, a clubhouse, an amphitheater, tennis courts, parks and ball fields.

Each home in this Loudoun County community will include a stone water table, vinyl siding, professional landscaping, an asphalt drive and a two- or three-car garage.

Inside, all six models feature four bedrooms; 2½ to 4½ baths; hardwood flooring in the foyer, hall and powder room; oak stairs; crown and chair-rail molding; a gas fireplace; 42-inch flat-panel maple cabinets, granite counters, ceramic tile flooring and recessed lighting in the kitchen; ceramic tile flooring in the baths; a luxury master bath with a soaking tub and separate shower; a high-tech wiring system; and gas heat.

The homes have approximately 3,295 to 4,315 finished square feet, with base prices from $594,990 to $679,990. Homeowner association fees are $104 per month.

The Prescott model, with 3,627 square feet, is priced from $629,990. This home features a front porch leading to a two-story foyer with French doors into a study.

The main level also has a living room, a formal dining room, a family room with a wall of windows, and a center-island kitchen and breakfast area. Buyers can add a deck and a morning room to this level, which also has a powder room.

Upstairs, the master suite has a coffered ceiling, a sitting area in the bedroom, two walk-in closets and a luxury bath.

The second bedroom has a private full bath, while the third and fourth bedrooms share a connecting bath.

A laundry room and an open retreat for a play area or children’s study complete this level. Buyers can convert the retreat to a fifth bedroom and a fourth bath.

Other options include a finished lower level, bay window and extra fireplaces.

For more information or directions, call sales manager Rhonda Atkins at 703/764-5414 or visit www.vanmetrehomes.com.