- The Washington Times - Friday, March 26, 2010

Van Metre Cos. is building 84 single-family homes on sites of 7,500 to 10,000 square feet at Van Metre Manor Homes at Emerald Ridge in Brambleton, a planned community with swimming pools, playgrounds, walking trails, a town center with shops and restaurants, and nearby golf courses. One year of a sport-and-health-club membership is included with each home purchase.

Each home in this Loudoun County community will include a stone water table on all four sides, 6-inch beaded vinyl siding, a sodded yard and a two-car garage.

Inside, all four models feature four bedrooms; 2 1/2 or 3 1/2 baths; hardwood flooring in the foyer and powder room; oak stairs; crown and chair-rail moldings; a gas fireplace; 42-inch flat-panel maple cabinets, granite counters and recessed lighting in the center-island 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 2,800 to 3,320 finished square feet, with base prices from $532,500 to $554,990. Homeowner association fees are $167 per month.

The Halswell House model, with 3,320 square feet, is priced from $554,990. This home features a front porch and a two-story foyer with an adjacent study.

The main level includes a formal living room, a formal dining room and a powder room off the main hall. The center-island kitchen is open to a morning room and a family room with a 10-foot ceiling. Upstairs, the master suite has a coffered ceiling, two walk-in closets and a luxury bath. Three more bedrooms, two full baths, an open computer retreat or playroom and a laundry room complete this level.

Options include finished lower levels, decks, bay windows, extra bedrooms and extra fireplaces.

For more information or directions, call sales manager Jerry Catron at 703/554-6922 or visit www.vanmetrehomes.com.

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