- - Thursday, November 15, 2012

Few aspects of a luxury home are treasured above the ability to escape the pressures of today’s busy lifestyle. For many people, owning a private estate of an acre or more provides the ultimate in upscale living.

At the Estates at Evergreen Reserve, K. Hovnanian Homes is building 13 homes on sites ranging from 2 to 7 acres. The community also has one conservation lot of 55 acres available.

In Ashburn a few miles from the Loudoun County Parkway, the Estates at Evergreen Reserve offers complete privacy on wooded home sites that still are within an easy drive of Brambleton Town Center, Dulles Town Center, the Dulles Greenway, as well as routes 50, 28 and 7. Residents easily can commute to work or reach shops, restaurants and entertainment venues and then return to their estate to relax or entertain friends and family.

Two models, each with four bedrooms, two to four full baths and at least one powder room, are available at Evergreen Reserve. The Arlington, with 4,985 square feet, is base-priced at $1,299,990. The larger Tara model, with 5,325 square feet, is base-priced at $1,399,990.

Both homes include a brick front, low-maintenance vinyl siding, professional landscaping, an asphalt driveway, and a two- or three-car garage.

The homes have hardwood flooring in the foyer; 9-foot ceilings on the main level; crown molding in the living room, library and foyer; chair-rail and shadow-box molding in the dining room; a gas fireplace in the family room; 42-inch raised-panel oak cabinets and Corian counters in the kitchen; ceramic tile flooring in the baths; a pedestal sink in the powder room; and a luxury master bath with a soaking tub and separate shower.

The homes have a full, unfinished basement with a rough-in for a full bath, low-E windows, dual-zone heating and air conditioning, plus gas heat.

The Tara model features a front porch leading to a double-door front entrance. The doors open into a dramatic two-story foyer with dual curving staircases that lead to an upper-level gallery overlooking the foyer and the two-story family room.

The foyer is flanked by a formal living room and a formal dining room, each with a tray ceiling. Across the back of the house are a powder room and walk-in closet next to a corner library and an octagonal two-story family room with a coffered ceiling and walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. A rear staircase to the upper and lower levels is adjacent to the family room.

Nearby are a breakfast room with a wall of windows, an large center-island kitchen and a butler’s pantry. The main level also has an oversized laundry room accessible from the three-car garage and from a second front porch. In addition, there are a second powder room, a room-size pantry and multiple closets on the main level.

Upstairs, the large master suite includes a double-door entrance into a private sitting room with columns and a coffee bar, a bedroom, a double-size walk-in closet, a standard closet, a linen closet and a luxury bath with a soaking tub, an oversized corner shower and two vanities.

The upper level includes three more bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet and a private full bath. Another walk-in closet is located off the central gallery.

Buyers can customize the lower level.

For more information or directions to the Estates at Evergreen Reserve, call Elliot Whelan at 703/885-7315
or visit www.Khov.com/evergreenreserve.