LIFE | STYLE: March 2019

March 30, 2019 (Reston, Virginia)

Spring is upon us! We are thrilled to see the sun again and look forward to the “May flowers”… if not the April showers.

Now is a great time to replace your HVAC filters, as the pollen count will soon be up and new filters will minimize what gets into your home. Also, don’t forget to balance the baffles in your ducts to improve the effectiveness of your air conditioning as the temperature heats up.

Things are busy at all of our communities, and land listings are hitting the market and creating opportunity to build the new portfolio or one-of-a-kind home your family has been imagining. Contact us and we’ll help you personalize the home and locate the homesite that is perfect for your family.

Trending Home Styles

Siting a New Home

A site plan, well rendered, can really help visualize how your home will look once built.
Where your house is placed on your homesite can have significant and permanent impact on the livability and comfort of your home. There are many considerations, but the biggest factors are often the size and shape of the lot and whether you’re choosing a personalized portfolio home or a completely custom design.

Your builder or architect can configure a portfolio home or design a custom plan to enhance the best features of your homesite and optimize any challenging elements. Some of the most spectacular homes are customized to their environment, such as beach homes in which the bedrooms are placed on the main level and common areas, like family and dining rooms, are upstairs to take advantage of the views.

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The Difference is in the Details

Plumbing Fixtures

A bar sink with patterned tile. A beaten metal vessel sink with a black faucet.

What finishes and metals are on trend for kitchen and bath fixtures? Just about all of them! Polished and brushed nickel and chrome remain popular, but matte black, pewter, gun metal, copper, and new gold tones like champagne and gold patina are appearing more frequently. Polished brass finishes, which were emblematic of the 80’s and 90’s, have been beautified, their durability improved, and increasingly show up in contemporary farmhouse kitchens and baths. Industrial style fixtures also complement contemporary décor, such as exposed industrial shower plumbing paired with clean slab stone or marble walls. Many designers are mixing metals, which makes it easier to replace elements that start to feel dated over time.

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Two New Plans Now Available at Summer Creek

We are pleased to announce that we have introduced two new floorplans at Summer Creek; the Evanton and the Grayson.

When designing the Evanton, we augmented the strengths of the Grayson… the open floorplan, interactive room layout, and abundant natural light… and infused more drama in the key areas: the Foyer, Owner’s Bedroom, and Family Room.

The Vincent is a reimagining of a popular plan from our history. The dramatic angled views from the Foyer that have always made this house “pop”, combined with high Ceilings, a new Sunroom off the Kitchen, and a revised Upper Level with 5 Bedrooms standard, make this plan a great entry in our lineup at Summer Creek.

Come visit our model home in Great Falls to learn more! We will have more information available on each of the new plans on the website in the coming weeks.

Just for fun, below is a “throwback” image of of the original Vincent, from our “Manor Series”, built in Reston (among other places) in the late 90’s.

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Here is a picture of the original Vincent, from our "Manor Series", built in Reston (among other places) in the late 90's.
Here is a picture of the original Vincent, from our “Manor Series”, built in Reston (among other places) in the late 90’s.

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About Gulick Group, Inc.: Established in 1987, Reston-based Gulick Group has developed communities throughout Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, including One Cameron Place and Newport Shores in Reston, The Reserve in McLean, Autumn Wood, Grovemont, and the three Riverbend Communities in Great Falls, Red Cedar West in Leesburg, and Wild Meadow in Ashburn.