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Newport Shores Window

Shedding Light on Windows

August 13, 2019

Windows come in a seemingly unlimited array of shapes, sizes, and finishes, and the vocabulary surrounding them can be confusing. The below is a list of the most common types of windows: Double hung and single hung windows have two sections or sashes. For double hung windows, both sections can slide up or down to […]

Coffee Bar

Coffee Bar, Home Pub, Tasting Room

August 06, 2019

Coffee Bars, home pubs, and tasting rooms… small, specialized home bars are trending. An expansive walk-behind bar, whether in the rec room or off the pool, remains a desirable amenity—but it’s not practical for every home or experience. Homeowners are increasingly adding smaller, specialized bars in dining rooms, family rooms, kitchens and even bedrooms. These […]

Summer Creek Lot 9 - SOLD - Summary

Summer Creek Model Relocating

July 30, 2019

Our model home at Summer Creek was such a standout that it sold days after the furniture was delivered and before we even opened to the public. We are relocating the model to sell the remaining three homesites in this exceptional Great Falls community. The model at 1124 Challedon Road will be closed starting August […]

The Eclipse Example Home at Dusk.

Outdoor Lighting

July 24, 2019

Much like interior lighting, the impact and importance of exterior lighting is often overlooked. There is obvious functional value for safety, security, and better use of outdoor living space… but also a wealth of design potential. Entry Lighting: Front entry lighting should fuse form and function. The area needs good illumination, but it’s a key […]

The Family Room in a Gulick | One semi-custom Grayson in Great Falls.

Glass Walls

July 15, 2019

A glass wall is a gorgeous design feature that infuses a home with light and can open it up to a great view or prized outdoor living areas. Except in rare high-end custom homes, a glass wall is not literally a wall of glass; it’s typically a wall set with large windows and/or oversized doors […]

Backyard "Room"

Landscaping that Pays Dividends

June 24, 2019

Live Large on Your Deck or Patio Patios are having a resurgence. If you’re thinking about adding a patio or deck, consider a few factors that may make it more impressive and inviting: 1 Add a glass wall or a pocket slider that opens to the outdoors. “Window Walls” are popular features that unite indoor […]

Summer Creek Lot 9

New Model at Summer Creek

June 24, 2019

Our Summer Creek model, formerly located at 10331 Eclipse Lane, is now closed. We are excited to announce that our new model at Summer Creek opens in mid-July! The home, located at 1124 Challedon Road, Great Falls, VA, features warm contemporary finishes and showcases an expanded Owner’s Bedroom and a redesigned Kitchen. Beginning July 15th, […]

Alternatives to Hardwood Flooring

June 07, 2019

While hardwood flooring still reigns supreme in many areas, it is worth considering the pros and cons of other options as you compose the finish palette for your home. Moisture-Resistant Faux Wood Home areas prone to moisture or water exposure, particularly basements and mud rooms, require water-resistant flooring. Several products mimic the look of hardwoods, […]

Professional Range

Appliances to Fit Your Style… and Family

May 30, 2019

As kitchens have enlarged and moved towards open-concepts, the oversized, professional-style stainless range has reigned as a “must have” focal point. But with the removal of walls and cabinets, the latest appliances trend towards flexibility, making it easier for homeowners to choose and customize appliances that fit how they want to live and cook, delivering […]

Beautiful and warm.

Hardwood Floors

May 15, 2019

From classic and understated to bold and modern, hardwood flooring is often one of the first things selected when personalizing a house and forms the foundation of the style in your home. Color, texture and wood choices abound, but durability, room function, and even the specific location within your home are also important considerations when choosing a hardwood.