LIFE | STYLE November 2019

November 30, 2019 (Reston, Virginia)

Happy Thanksgiving from the Gulick Group team! We hope everyone is spending the holiday somewhere warm among friends and family.

Make sure to get on your vendor’s schedule to have your gutters cleaned before it begins to snow. This is the busiest time in that business and burst downspouts can lead to expensive water issues quickly.

We are hard at work finalizing the details for Park Grove, which we expect to begin selling early in 2020. Details on the Parkline Series, which we have developed in a soft contemporary style for Park Grove, should begin trickling out to the Priority Waiting List in December. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Trending Home Styles

Dual Laundry Locations

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Laundry location is a source of passionate debate; about half of homeowners prefer locating the laundry room upstairs for convenience and efficiency, while the other half prefers locating it near the kitchen and an informal entry to the home. Each location has pros and cons. When space and budget allow, some homeowners install a main laundry room on one floor, and a secondary laundry on the upper level.

No matter your preferred location, there are a few planning considerations to make your laundry space more usable…

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The Difference is in the Details

Creating a Cool Home with a Warm Heart

The Recreation Room in a Gulick | One home on Innsbruck Avenue. © Hoachlander-Davis Photography. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.
© Hoachlander-Davis Photography. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission. Design by Susan Gulick Interiors.

Contemporary designs have great appeal: simple lines, dramatic, flowing open spaces, and oversized windows or glass walls that flood interior spaces with natural light. Unfortunately, in the past, the term “contemporary” often referred to extreme concepts with limited appeal, including stark aesthetics that favored “high-style”, unapproachable design over practicality, and an overuse of metal and industrial materials. That style of contemporary house felt cold or sterile and lacked the sense of warmth and comfort that makes a house feel like home.

At Gulick Group, we believe that form need not be compromised by function. A carefully crafted, contemporary or transitional home can have a clean, open, modern feeling without sacrificing livability, ease of use, or comfort. This design sensibility is the hallmark of Gulick’s newest product line at Park Grove in McLean. Our approach (which you might think of as “soft” or “warm” contemporary) marries the beauty of line and space typical in contemporary design with natural materials and details that visually and emotionally soften the ambience of a home. A few examples of how we’re integrating this design aesthetic throughout the community…

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Gulick | One

The logo for Gulick | OneDid you know that Gulick Group builds semi-custom and true custom homes on individual lots? You may have seen our signs in and around Great Falls and McLean.

Gulick | One is a process-based approach to creating personalized homes on individual lots. This new program has been designed to appeal to buyers who want distinctive plans, features, and finishes outside a typical new home community, but who don’t have time in their daily lives to undertake a 2-3 year custom home endeavor.

Gulick | One… One Client. One Vision. One Home.

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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.