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EYA Readies to Open Bethesda Townhome Community

January 3, 2013 | by | 4 Comments

Bethesda, MD – Washington’s leading urban residential developer and home builder, EYA, has acquired an infill redevelopment site in Bethesda from longtime businessman and attorney, Peter B. Hoyt.

EYA's Little Falls Place Townhomes in Bethesda, Maryland

The property, located at the intersection of Little Falls Parkway and River Road, abuts Montgomery County parkland and the Capital Crescent trail, while offering easy access to the Kenwood Station Whole Foods, Friendship Heights, Mazza Gallerie and downtown Bethesda. Formerly, the Hoyt property was home to Betco Block Plant, a manufacturing and distribution facility for brick and concrete building materials.

EYA's Little Falls Place Townhomes in Bethesda, Maryland

“Over the years, I dedicated my career to the building products industry. I’m eager to see this site transformed from a manufacturing purpose into a neighborhood of homes which will use some of the very products we’ve made”, said Mr. Hoyt. “There is no better partner than EYA for this financial and building venture.”

The Townhomes at Little Falls Place will include an expansive rooftop terrace with outdoor kitchen and fireplace - all overlooking the Capital Crescent Trail.

The 1.8-acre site will soon be comprised of 25 luxury townhomes and 5 moderately-priced dwelling units (MPDUs). The new neighborhood, Little Falls Place, has been designed in a modern, urban vernacular with walls of glass to capture the scenic views of the parkland and Capital Crescent Trail. Materials such as stone and stained wood combine with clean lines of glass and metal. Further, expansive outdoor spaces include rear yards, balconies and rooftop terraces complete with outdoor kitchens and fireplaces.

Expansive windows overlook nature preserves in this open floorplan townhome.

“What we’ve envisioned for Little Falls Place is a rare blend of vibrant city living in a peaceful, relaxing setting. There aren’t many places in Washington where you can achieve this level of access to world class shopping and dining, yet enjoy acres of nature preserves and onsite trail access,” said Bob Youngentob, EYA President and Co-Founder.

European Chef's kitchens feature sleek cabinetry, quartz countertops and appliances by Bosch, Thermador and Sub Zero.

Consistent with EYA’s other neighborhoods, Little Falls Place will be built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s environmentally-friendly building standards, LEED for Homes. New home sales will begin in February 2013 from an offsite sales center, priced from $1.4 million.

About:

EYA is a smart growth developer, specializing in walkable new home communities and mixed-use developments.  Since its founding in 1992, the company has built over 30 neighborhoods in the Washington Metropolitan area.  EYA is currently selling four new home communities: Chancellor’s Row in Washington, DC; Old Town Commons and The Oronoco in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia; and Mosaic District Townhomes in Fairfax, Virginia. For more information on the company or its neighborhoods, visit http://www.eya.com/.

EYA Earns Approval for Preliminary Shady Grove Metro Plan

September 25, 2012 | by | 17 Comments

EYA and Montgomery County will take the next step toward redeveloping the Shady Grove Metro station neighborhood, now that the Planning Board has granted preliminary plan approval for EYA’s proposed mixed-use community at the site.

EYA's preliminary plans for Shady Grove Station have been approved.

Today, Shady Grove Metro station is flanked by several County facilities, which will soon be moved offsite to make way for over 2,000 new homes, over 40,000 square feet of neighborhood serving retail shops and 131,000 square feet of office space.

Shady Grove Metro is currently flanked by several Montgomery County facilities, which will be moved offsite to accommodate the new mixed-use neighborhood by EYA.

The neighborhood will also feature a Village Center with a new County library, alongside multiple parks, a community garden and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks designed to create an urban village worthy of the Metro site at the end of the red line.

EYA's plans for the Shady Grove Metro site include new homes, retail space, office space and a Village Center featuring a new County library.

Groundbreaking won’t likely be for a couple more years, but the site would be EYA’s largest development in the company’s 20 year history. In recent years, EYA developed several smart growth neighborhoods in Montgomery County, including National Park Seminary, The Brownstones at Park Potomac, Fallsgrove, Strathmore Park, Brownstones at Wheaton and Cameron Hill. More details will be posted here as they become available.

EYA Brings Home Inspiration from NAHB International Builders’ Show

February 16, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

EYA’s architecture team returned from last week’s National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) International Builders’ Show with fresh, innovative ideas for our new townhouse and condo designs. Here we’ve compiled just some of the products we found to be the most interesting and/or aesthetically appealing — plus our favorite celebrity sighting, Vanilla Ice.

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All right, Stop. Collaborate and Listen. One highlight: We got a picture with Vanilla Ice, host of DIY Network's The Vanilla Ice Project.

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We were impressed with the Corian Private Collection in colors like rosemary and thyme. Doesn't exactly look like Corian, does it?

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We didn't get a good shot at the show, but Shaw's random-width hardwood floors are a design trend we like.

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Kahrs' dark stains on ash wood were beautiful! Kahrs also has a brand new product that's Fair-Trade certified.

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The richly colored glass of Kohler's new Whist sink lends a glamorous look to your bathroom.

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It's hard to find a cultured a marble vanity top with square basins, as seen in this Foremost vanity. We also liked the innovative drawer designed around the plumbing.

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EcoSmart's bioethanal burners are clean burning, don't require a chimney or flue, and don't need an exterior power source (i.e., gas line or electrical socket). Plus they look ultramodern!

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Masonite's new West End Collection - our favorite interior doors at the show - feature sharp horizontal embossed lines and graphic elements, meant to appeal to the metropolitan and modern design aesthetics.

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Therma-Tru introduced its new operable french door sidelights, a feature you don't see every day, at the show.

Last, but certainly not least, if you are the king of your castle, perhaps you deserve Kohler’s most advanced toilet to date. The Numi’s features include: motion activated lid and seat, advanced bidet function, integrated air dryer, deodorizer, heated seat, floor-level vents to heat your feet, illuminated panels, built-in speakers, and touchpad remote control.

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Kohler's Numi: The throne of all thrones (click for larger view)

Also not to be missed, Builder Magazine recently pulled together 13 architects and designers to identify these 20 Housing Trends for Today.

Fairfax County Approves Mosaic District

July 27, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the rezoning of part of Edens & Avant’s Mosaic District mixed-use development to allow for 112 new luxury townhomes by EYA.  The 31-acre Mosaic District is a redevelopment project of the former Merrifield Multiplex Cinema at Gallows Road and Lee Highway in Fairfax.

The retail center is under construction and will soon include such boutique retailers as Matchbox, Black Restaurant Group, Taylor Gourmet, MOM’s Organic Market, Angelika Film Center & Café and a variety of other DC-area favorites. Built to LEED-ND standards, the project will bring exciting, quality shops and restaurants in a walkable, urban environment. A Metro shuttle will operate onsite from Mosaic District to the Dunn-Loring Metro station on the orange line. The first shops are expected to open in October 2012.

EYA will be constructing 112 four-level townhomes with rooftop terraces, similar to its other actively selling neighborhoods in Washington and Alexandria. Exterior architecture will include a combination of two-tone brick with painted HardiePanel bay windows, a variation of projections, Juliet balconies and ornamental iron railing systems on the rooftop terraces. The homes are a perfect fit for Mosaic District and the urban savvy homebuyers EYA caters to.

EYA Townhomes at Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA

EYA Townhomes at Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA

Sales are projected to begin in an onsite EYA sales center in January 2012, with the first new homes ready for occupancy by late summer 2012. Prices are projected to start in the upper $500s.   

For new home sales information, register on EYA’s Coming Soon page here. For media inquiries, call Jack Lester at EYA at (301) 634-8600. For retail leasing, call Jessica Bruner at Edens & Avant at (301) 652-7400.

Urban Village headed to Merrifield, Virginia

May 2, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

EYA is making final preparations to open for sale at Mosaic District, an exciting new mixed-use, smart growth neighborhood within one mile of Dunn Loring Metro station.

EYA Homes at Mosaic District

EYA Homes at Mosaic District

Perfectly situated just 10 minutes from Tyson’s Corner, Mosaic District offers the best of life within walking distance with onsite shopping and dining, alongside new luxury townhomes by EYA. Retailers include Angelika Film Center & Cafe, MOM’s Organic Market, Matchbox, Black’s Bar & Kitchen and a variety of other fine boutiques. The neighborhood is designed to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) rating system.

EYA expects to open for sale by the end of the year, with new homes ready for move-in by Summer 2012. Register for updates here and you’ll be notified of grand opening information and upcoming events.

Mosaic District Shops

Mosaic District Shops

EYA Proposes 76 New Townhomes for Downtown Silver Spring

February 9, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

Just steps from Silver Spring Metro station, Whole Foods, Cinema and countless shopping and dining opportunities, EYA is proposing another award-winning townhome community:  Chelsea Court.

The new neighborhood is proposed for an existing 5-acre site owned by Chelsea School, which is vacating the land to build larger facilities.  Proposed are:  66 new luxury townhomes, 10 affordable workforce townhomes, preservation of the historic Riggs-Thompson House and two new acres of public park space.

Proposed Chelsea Court Townhomes in Downtown Silver Spring by EYA

Learn more about Chelsea Court here or register for more details here.

EYA Adds Trammell Crow to McMillan Reservoir Team

August 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Strategically located just two miles north of the nation’s capital and adjacent to Washington Hospital Center, EYA is working with the District of Columbia to design a development plan for McMillan Reservoir.  The site, originally constructed in the early 1900′s to filter the City’s water, was closed by the City in the 80′s. 

Today, the 25-acre site sits vacant and EYA was selected to formulate a plan to transform the site into a vibrant mixed-use community of retail shops, medical office buildings and new homes.  EYA selected Trammell Crow to partner on the office buildings, a move which was recently covered in the Washington Post

Final plans for the redevelopment could be sealed as early as this fall.  Check back here for updates on EYA and McMillan Reservoir.