Friday, November 9, 2001

Porten Homes is building 19 estate homes on 1-acre lots at Waples Mill in Oakton. The wooded homesites of this Fairfax County community overlook 18 acres of parkland.

Each home will include three sides of brick, professional landscaping and a three-car garage. Three exterior styles are available: the Chateauesque, with molded accents and brick; the Colonial, a classic brick front; or the Craftsman, with a stone-and-shingle facade.

Inside, all five models feature four bedrooms; 3 1/2 baths; 9- or 10-foot ceilings on the main and lower levels; high-tech wiring; hardwood flooring on most of the main level; a gas fireplace with a marble hearth and surround; crown and chair-rail moldings; 42-inch cabinets, granite counters and upgraded appliances in the center-island kitchen; a master bath with a soaking tub and separate shower; and gas heat and hot water.

The homes range in size from 3,885 to 5,161 finished square feet, with base prices from $699,990 to $889,900.

The Devonwood model, with 5,161 square feet, is priced from $889,900. This house features a banquet-size dining room with a bay window; a formal living room with decorative columns; a two-story family room with a coffered ceiling; a rear staircase; a curving main staircase in the two-story foyer; a study; an oversized laundry room and mudroom off the garage; and a large center-island kitchen with a butler’s pantry, a walk-in pantry and an adjacent breakfast room. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a private balcony, a separate sitting room with a coffered ceiling, two walk-in closets, a morning kitchen for refreshments, and a bath with a large shower with seating, a soaking tub and two vanities. Three additional bedrooms are served by two bathrooms upstairs.

Options include a four-car garage, a finished lower level, a sunroom, built-in shelving and other upgrades.

For information or directions, call sales manager Shannon Bray at 703/279-8056.

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