- The Washington Times - Friday, November 29, 2002

Van Metre Homes is building 50 town houses, each with a two-car garage, at Lansdowne on the Potomac, a planned community in Loudoun County. Residents of this community enjoy a golf course, a community recreation center with a pool, walking trails and high-tech fiber-optic communications systems.

Each home will include a stone-and-brick front, maintenance-free Hardiplank siding and a fenced rear yard. Interior units are 28 feet wide, end units 36 feet wide.

Inside, both models feature three finished levels with three or four bedrooms; 2 or 3½ baths; and hardwood flooring in the foyer, kitchen and powder room. The homes have oak stairs, 9- and 10-foot ceilings on the main and second levels; a gas fireplace; crown and chair-rail moldings; recessed lighting; 42-inch cabinets and Corian counters in the kitchen; a master bath with a tub and separate shower; ceramic-tile flooring and tub and shower surrounds; and gas heat and water heater.

The houses have approximately 3,100 to 4,400 finished square feet, with base prices from $367,900 to $454,900.

The Browning model, an end unit with 4,400 square feet, is priced from $454,900. This house features a side entry with a front porch; a veranda wrapped around the living room, decorative columns in the living room; a dining room; a center-island kitchen with a breakfast area; a library; a family room with a fireplace and a wall of windows; and a sunroom surrounded by windows.

Upstairs, the master suite has a large bedroom, two walk-in closets, and a bath with tub, separate shower and two sinks. Three more bedrooms, a full bath and a laundry room complete this level.

The lower level has a finished recreation room, a game room and a full bath.

Options include a three-level sunroom addition, decks, bay windows, a fourth or fifth bedroom, extra bathrooms, granite counters, stone fireplaces and other upgrades.

For more information or directions, call sales manager Karina Cohell at 703/726-8112.

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