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EYA Voted City Paper’s “Best Residential Builder” 3rd Year in a Row!

April 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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EYA has been named “Best Residential Builder” in Washington City Paper’s Reader’s Poll for the 3rd year in a row! The annual Poll attracts thousands of participants around Washington who vote for their favorite businesses, people and places in over 100 categories.

Since 1992, EYA has built over 4,000 homes in the Washington area. We specialize in creating transit-oriented neighborhoods that positively impact individual lives and communities in a socially responsible way.

Thank you to everyone who helped name us “Best Residential Builder” again this year!

Grand Opening May 2nd: Westside at Shady Grove Metro

April 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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On Saturday May 2nd, EYA will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Montgomery County neighborhood, Westside at Shady Grove Metro.

Perfectly situated at the doorstep to the red line, Westside will soon feature over 400 luxury townhomes, over 1,000 multi-family homes and 40,000 sq. feet of retail shops. Residents will enjoy amenities such as clubhouse with 25-meter outdoor pool, lounge areas, and state-of-the-art fitness center; dog park; community garden; walking paths connecting to nearby trails; and a variety of green spaces throughout.

Westside is the 45-acre parcel of the 90-acre redevelopment at Shady Grove Metro, which will also soon include an elementary school and regulation sports fields. Crabbs Branch Way will be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly promenade and will complete a connection of bike trails through the site. The 90-acre project is a Smart Growth Initiative in partnership with Montgomery County and improves the use of Metro-oriented land in the County.

The architecture of the homes and clubhouse, while fresh and contemporary, is timeless and enduring with careful attention to detail and materials. It’s a fresh take on modern townhome living and includes LEED for Homes certification, advanced home automation and contemporary finish options throughout.

The sales center will open onsite May 2nd for pre-construction sales, with the first move-ins expected for late 2015/early 2016. New homes will start in the upper $500s. Local favorite Corned Beef King will cater the event.

Westside at Shady Grove Metro is EYA’s tenth neighborhood in Montgomery County. Previously, EYA developed, built and sold homes at National Park SeminaryThe Brownstones at Park PotomacFallsgroveStrathmore Park, Brownstones at Wheaton, Cameron Hill, Little Falls Place, Chelsea Heights and Grosvenor Heights.

EYA Adds Partners to “House of Fame”

March 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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EYA gathered Thursday March 26th in a celebratory luncheon with some of its most long-standing business partners in Bethesda.

We are eternally grateful to the teams of Grafik Marketing & Communications; Lerch, Early & Brewer (Bob Harris); Grant Morgan Associates (Mark Pugrant); McGuire Woods (Jonathan Rak); and Linowes and Blocher (Barbara Sears).

These fine individuals and companies have been added to EYA’s “House of Fame”, a permanent recognition of outstanding contribution to the work we’ve been doing for over 20 years in the areas of improving communities, building neighborhoods and positively impacting the lives of our residents.

Old Town Commons Selected as ULI Jack Kemp Award Finalist

March 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Terwilliger Center selected Old Town Commons as a Finalist in their annual Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards.

The award is designed to honor neighborhoods that ensure housing affordability for a range of incomes.  Awardees were selected based on criteria including sustainability, proximity to transit, community impact, innovation, public/private partnerships and more. Old Town Commons truly represents these qualities of a sustainable, innovative and successful mixed income community.

Watch ULI’s video featuring all of the 2014 finalists.

Old Town Commons is located within walking distance of the Braddock Metro station and all the King Street shops and restaurants. Only 4 homes remain and they are going quickly! Contact our sales center at 571-312-8910 to learn more.

Smart Building Techniques: Third-Party Verification

February 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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EYA’s long-standing commitment to environmentally friendly home design is now enhanced by third-party verification of important installations in all homes. In addition to LEED for Homes certification, the following systems are now inspected by a third-party verifier:

  • Building envelope wrap and flashing details
  • Quality of insulation installation
  • Blower door test
  • Duct leakage test
  • Exhaust fan performance
  • Kitchen exhaust performance
  • Pest control techniques
  • Mechanical ventilation performance

Green building techniques, such as third-party verification, ensure that even the best laid plans are properly implemented in new home construction. It’s one of the many ways we’re building a smarter, greener home. Learn more about EYA’s “smart city living” efforts here.

Grand Opening: New Bethesda Townhomes!

February 20, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of Bethesda’s newest townhomes at Grosvenor Heights! The community will soon offer over 100 elevator townhomes in the perfect wooded oasis just off Grosvenor Lane. Stop by on Saturday, February 21st from 11 AM – 6 PM to learn more about this distinctive new neighborhood.

Grosvenor Heights Grand Opening
Saturday, February 21st

11 AM – 6 PM
5430 Grosvenor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

Directions: From 355/Rockville Pike, travel westbound on Grosvenor Lane for approximately ¼ mile. Turn left at the Grosvenor Heights sign. From Old Georgetown Road, travel eastbound on Cheshire Drive. Turn right onto Grosvenor Lane. Take the first right after Fleming Avenue at the Grosvenor Heights sign.

Priced from $1.1 million, the townhomes will feature private elevators, 3 and 4 bedroom floorplans, available multi-generational suites with kitchenettes and baths, and expansive rooftop terraces for memorable entertaining. Grosvenor Heights is quietly tucked away in a 33-acre wooded oasis, yet just moments from the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station, Wildwood Shopping Center and all the acclaimed Bethesda shopping, dining and nightlife. View our community video here.

We are also excited to announce EYA’s new Move Concierge™ service! We’ve partnered with Let’s Move LLC to make your move simpler and more relaxing. Their experts will manage every aspect of your move, all you do is pack an overnight bag and arrive to your beautiful new home, completely unpacked, for a relaxing first night!

The sales center will open for information on Saturday, February 21st and contracts will be accepted starting at 11 AM on Sunday, February 22nd on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Architect’s Newspaper Features The Oronoco

January 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Architect’s Newspaper Blog A/N released their coverage of The Oronoco Waterfront Condominium this week. It’s a beautifully written story that captures the building’s transformation from outmoded office building into “riverfront revival”. Learn more about the “sleek new residences” at our website.

Titan of Townhouses

January 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
EYA earned the NHQ Gold Award for Housing Quality in 2015.EYA earned the NHQ Gold Award for Housing Quality in 2015.

We’re excited to share our recent coverage in Bisnow, a leading news source for business activity. In their article, “Titan of Townhouses“, writers share a bit about the company’s history, culture and pipeline. The article is one of many recent pieces covering EYA’s impact on the Washington region.

The Oronoco is a “WOW” House

January 16, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Real estate reporter Mary Ann Barton recently cited The Oronoco Waterfront Condominium Residence as a “WOW” House, notable for its luxe amenities and beautiful views. She’s one of many writers who have noticed the landmark property on the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria. Since her reporting, The Oronoco is now 90% sold out.

Walkability, Open Concept Plan Among Desires for Empty Nesters

January 6, 2015 | by | 1 Comment
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We’re excited to see The Washington Post talking about right-sizing options in housing this week. EYA has been following the needs of empty nesters for years, by developing walkable neighborhoods throughout Washington. Many of our homes offer one-level floor plans or elevators for access to all levels. It’s great to see more options being offered for simplifying life and spending less time on yard work and home maintenance.