- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Residents of Loudoun and Fairfax counties are among the wealthiest in the nation, with a median household income of $89,890 in Loudoun in 2003 and a median household income of $82,481 in Fairfax County in 2003, compared with the national median household income of $43,318 in 2003, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

Recognizing the riches found in these communities, many builders are developing upscale communities, defined here as homes priced from $900,000 and higher.

In addition to price, these developments usually share a high level of quality in the construction techniques and materials used to build the homes. Other than that, the residences run the gamut from town homes to estate homes on 10 acres and everything in between, in nearly every imaginable style.

Here are a few of the developers currently building upscale homes in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

Basheer & Edgemoore Homes LLC


At Park Meadows in Loudoun County near Leesburg, 17 homes are available from Basheer & Edgemoore, each built on a 3- to 9-acre or larger site.

Prices begin in the $900,000s and rise to more than $1,000,000.

Call 703/443-8116.

At Cedar Grove in Fairfax County, inside the Beltway in Vienna, 23 single-family homes are being built, each with about 4,000 finished square feet. The homes have four finished levels, including a third-level loft, four bedrooms, 4½ baths and the option of adding an elevator.

Prices begin at more than $1,000,000.

Call 703/698-1664.

Brookfield Homes Corp.


Brookfield Homes and the company’s luxury home division, Keswick Homes, have several upscale developments in Loudoun County.

At the Reserve at Rokeby Farm in Leesburg, six models of estate homes are available, with four home types base-priced from $949,990 to $999,990.

Brookfield Homes’ executive series of estate homes, base-priced from $899,990 to $1,029,990, is available at Lansdowne on the Potomac.

Call 571/333-0168 for either of these communities.

Keswick Homes also has four types of homes for sale in its Executive Collection at Lansdowne, priced in the $2,000,000s.

Call 703/288-3020.

At the Village of Waxpool in Ashburn, Brookfield Homes’ Aurora Collection is available, with six of the nine home types with base prices from more than $900,000 to more than $1,000,000. These homes are built on half-acre homesites.

Call 703/858-5030.

In Fairfax County, Keswick Homes is building in several locations.

At Grace Manor at Minor Hill in McLean, Keswick Homes is building three styles of homes base-priced from $1,949,900 to $2,129,990 in the established Franklin Park neighborhood. Only 16 homes will be built in this wooded setting.

At Marquette in Great Falls, Keswick is building seven custom homes on 2-acre homesites, base-priced from $2,699,990 to $3,099,990.

At Prospect Hill in McLean, four home styles are available with base prices from $3,199,990 to $3,499,990.

At Welles Street in Vienna, Keswick is building homes from its Craftsman Collection. Each of the three models is base-priced from $1,549,990 to $1,649,990.

Call 703/288-3020 for these four communities.

Carrhomes Inc.


Carrhomes is building seven single-family homes priced from $1,300,000 at Chestnut Hill in Falls Church, nestled on wooded homesites on a cul-de-sac. The community is close to the Falls Church Metro station and commuter routes. The homes are built with three sides of brick and include four bedrooms, 3½ baths, high ceilings, hardwood flooring, marble fireplaces and coffered ceilings.

Call 703/926-7469.

Courtland Homes LC


Courtland Homes is building 88 traditional all-brick single-family homes at Pickett’s Reserve near Fairfax City, a 45-acre property with naturally preserved woodlands next to a 15-acre wooded park with walking trails. One-third of the community will be devoted to open space.

Five models are available, each with four bedrooms and 3½ baths. The homes still available for sale are base-priced from $1,100,000.

Call 703/267-6515.

At Rolling Oaks in Springfield, Courtland is building 16 homes in a wooded setting just off the Fairfax County Parkway, with base prices from $859,990 to $939,990. Three all-brick inventory homes are available for immediate move-in at Rolling Oaks.

Call 703/347-1080.

Craftmark Homes Inc.


In Loudoun County, Craftmark Homes is building six homes on 3-acre wooded homesites at Canby Estates in Leesburg. Buyers can choose among nine available models, with prices starting at $1,000,000.

Call 540/822-9911.

At Hamilton Manor Estates in Hamilton, buyers will find 3- to 13-acre homesites. The homes are priced from the $900,000s.

Call 571/223-0099.

Craftmark is building upscale homes in several locations in Fairfax County. While the town homes and condominiums at the gated community of Evans Farm in McLean are sold out, three single-family homes are still available there. Priced from $2,500,000 and higher, these homes have up to 8,550 finished square feet.

Call 301/493-5511.

In Alexandria, Craftmark is building 39 single-family homes at Hunter’s Crest, which is part of the planned community of Kingstowne. Buyers can enjoy an array of recreational amenities. The homes are priced from the $900,000s.

Nearby at Oak Grove, single-family homes are being built with prices from $2,600,000 and higher.

Call 703/719-7000 for either of these communities.

At the Estates at Besley Farm in Vienna, 10 luxury homes are being built. Buyers can choose from seven models in this community, each priced from $1,300,000 and higher.

Call 703/255-4856.

At Occoquan Overlook in Occoquan, 25 homes are being built on three-quarter-acre to 1-acre wooded homesites.

Prices start in the $900,000s to more than $1,000,000.

Call 703/493-9333.

Edgemoore Homes


Edgemoore Homes is building homes from its Symphony Collection at Grenata, an enclave of 59 estate homes in Leesburg with woods and two lakes. The homes will be set on 3- to 5-acre sites, with four sides of brick, circular staircases, grand rooms with coffered ceilings and other upscale appointments.

Prices start at $1,600,000.

Call 703/443-8494.

Within three miles of Leesburg and the Dulles Greenway, Edgemoore Homes is building estate homes at Selma, a community with walking trails and tennis courts. The Symphony Series of homes, built on sites of up to 10 acres, are priced from $1,500,000 and higher. The Estate Series of homes, built on half-acre sites, are priced from the $900,000s.

Call 703/932-5181.

Equity Homes Inc.


At Cedar Crest in eastern Loudoun County, a planned community of more than 160 homes, Equity Homes is offering seven models to be built on 3- to 4-acre homesites, priced from $949,900 to more than $1,000,000. More than 75 percent of this community has already been sold.

Call 571/248-8331.

At the Estates of Fairfax in Fairfax County, the final three homesites are available, with homes priced from the $900,000s.

This community offers a location near the Fairfax County Parkway, U.S. 29, U.S. 50 and Fair Oaks shopping mall.

Call 571/237-3116.

Interactive Builders Inc.


At the Estates at Heather Knolls II in Hamilton in Loudoun County, Interactive Builders is selling single-family homes with four bedrooms and 3½ baths on 3-acre sites priced from the $900,000s. The homes have 4,400 to 4,600 finished square feet.

Call 703/732-0360.

K. Hovnanian Homes


K. Hovnanian Homes is building at Evergreen in Ashburn, where estate homes can be built on sites from 1 to 14 acres, base-priced from the low $1,000,000s. The homes have four bedrooms and from 3½ to 5½ baths with 3,525 to more than 5,000 square feet.

Call 703/542-7573.

M/I Homes Inc.


At Black Oak Estates near Purcellville in Loudoun County, buyers can find plenty of space and privacy in a rural atmosphere. M/I Homes is building 19 homes on 3- to 7-acre homesites priced from the $920,000s to more than $1,000,000.

Call 703/669-3246.

Mitchell & Best Homebuilders LLC


Mitchell & Best is building single-family homes at River Creek at Potomac Bluffs, a gated golf course community on the bluffs of the Potomac River in Leesburg, priced from $1,200,000. River Creek offers a complete resort-like lifestyle with a spectacular clubhouse, swimming and tennis.

Call 703/779-5751.

At Fox Knoll in Middleburg, single-family homes are available from Mitchell & Best with prices from the low $1,000,000s. Buyers can choose from seven models of homes.

This community of multiacre homesites offers streams, equestrian trails, and a location near U.S. 50 and U.S. 15.

Call 540/554-2928.



At Herndon Crossing in Herndon, NVHomes will be building homes on wooded homesites. Buyers can choose from nine home styles, each priced from the mid-$900,000s or higher.

Call 703/437-1540.

At Occoquan Overlook, south of Fairfax Station near Lorton and the town of Occoquan, NVHomes is building homes on three-quarter-acre to 1-acre wooded homesites.

Buyers can choose from six home styles in this community, each priced at $1,000,000 or higher.

Call 703/493-9105.

Pulte Homes Inc.


At Laurel Hill in Lorton, a planned community in Fairfax County with recreational amenities, homes are being sold in the Stone Ridge series, with base prices from the $900,000s to the $1,000,000s.

Call 703/493-8200.

Stanley Martin Homebuilding LLC


Stanley Martin is building 23 executive single-family homes on one-fourth to one-third acre homesites at Bell Manor in Falls Church, an inside-the-Beltway location.

Four models are available, base-priced from $899,990 to $932,990, each including a fireplace in the family room, a morning room off the kitchen, a first-floor library and the option of finishing an attic loft level.

Call 703/379-6294.

Toll Bros. Inc.


In Loudoun County, Toll Bros. has developed the golf course community of Belmont Country Club in Ashburn with a variety of homes, including condominiums, town homes and single-family homes in a wide range of prices.

The luxury homes in the Masters Collection and the Chase Collection in this community, which have 4,000 finished square feet or more, are priced from the low to upper $900,000s.

Call 703/723-7505 for the Masters. Call 703/729-8776 for the Chase.

Van Metre Homes



Van Metre Homes and its custom-home division, Marquis Custom Homes, have several upscale communities in Northern Virginia.

At Lansdowne-on-the-Potomac in Loudoun County, Van Metre Homes is selling its Windsor Collection, four home styles with 4,114 to 4,578 square feet, plus a three- or four-car garage. The homes have transoms and elliptical windows, four or five bedrooms, three full baths, two half baths and base prices from the mid-$900,000s.

Call 703/726-8111.

At Raspberry Falls in Loudoun County, a golf course community with a Gary Player-designed course, Marquis Custom Homes offers a portfolio of homes for customization with base prices from $1,000,000 and higher.

Call 888/637-7745.

In Fairfax County, Marquis Custom Homes is building homes at Grace Manor at Minor Hill in McLean, a private, wooded enclave with residences priced from $2,200,000 and higher.

Sales recently began at Tysons Chase at Suncrest, a Marquis Custom Homes community of 32 manor-style city homes on smaller homesites. These homes are priced from $1,500,000.

Call 888/722-9171 for both of the above communities.

WCI Communities Inc.


In Loudoun County, WCI is developing 3- to 11-acre homesites at Beacon Hill in Leesburg, an equestrian community.

The homes are priced from $1,454,900 and higher.

Call 800/924-4005.

At Long Acres in Leesburg, single-family homes will be built priced from $1,283,900. This secluded community offers estate homes close to Leesburg and Oatlands Estate.

Call 703/443-8719.

WCI and Stanley Martin are developing Greene Mill Preserve in Loudoun County off U.S. 50, where WCI will be building single-family homes and town homes.

The single-family homes are priced from the $900,000s to more than $1,000,000. The four single-family home styles available at Greene Mill Preserve have 4,500 to 5,500 square feet.

Call 703/542-6000.

In Fairfax County, WCI is building town homes at Kensington Square in Fairfax, where two, three and four attached homes are clustered together. The homes are priced from $949,900 and higher.

Call 703/263-3123.

At Poplar Parc in Chantilly, the single-family homes have four sides of brick, rotundas and dramatic interior balcony overlooks.

These homes are priced from $1,201,900 and higher.

WCI is building estate homes at two locations in McLean.

At Georgetown Ridge, the homes are priced from $2,849,900 and higher. At Foster’s Run, WCI is building its largest homes on 2-acre homesites, priced from $3,198,900 and higher.

Call 703/749-0773 for either of these communities.

Winchester Homes Inc.


Winchester Homes is in its final phase of selling 50 estate homes on 3/4-acre sites at Oak Hill Reserve in Oak Hill, priced from $1,274,000 to $1,390,000. Winchester’s Langley model is available for previewing at Oak Hill. The community is located close to the Fairfax County Parkway and Fair Oaks Mall.

The homes include brick fronts, hardwood flooring, a masonry fireplace, granite counters, oak stairs and a high-tech wiring system.

Call 703/758-3972.

In Loudoun County, Winchester Homes has 16 homesites in the first phase of sales at Oatland Views, five miles from Middleburg. The homes will be built on 13- to 40-acre sites with woods and mountain views.

The community will be built alongside Goose Creek. The homes are priced from $1,135,000 to $1,342,000.

At Evergreen Woods in Loudoun County near downtown Leesburg, one home is left for sale, a Langley model with three sides of brick and more than 4,500 finished square feet. This home, built on a 5 and three-fourths-acre homesite, is priced from $1,199,000.

Call 703/957-4561 for either community.



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