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Phase 2 Townhomes Grand Opening at Mosaic District

September 9, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Phase 2 features only 25 new townhomes. Stop by the Grand Opening on September 20th to learn more!Phase 2 features only 25 new townhomes. Stop by the Grand Opening on September 20th to learn more!

We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of our Phase 2 Townhomes at Mosaic District on Saturday, September 20th! Phase 2 features only 25 new townhomes just steps from all the exciting new Mosaic District retail shops and restaurants. Stop by to discover why so many people are calling Mosaic District home!

Phase 2 Townhomes Grand Opening
Saturday, September 20th
11 AM – 6 PM
3002 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031

Priced from the mid $700s, the townhomes feature 3 and 4 bedroom floorplans, lofts with rooftop terraces and private garage parking. Dozens of Washington’s iconic new retail shops and restaurants are now open onsite at Mosaic District, including Gypsy Soul, Matchbox, Swirl & Sip, Taylor Gourmet, Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen, the Angelika Film Center and much more. The community also offers great amenities including a free shuttle to the Dunn Loring Metro station, less than 1 mile away.

Come by the Grand Opening on Saturday, September 20th to learn more about this exciting new urban neighborhood!

Life in an EYA Home

April 7, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
EYA Townhomes in Fairfax VA

What’s it really like living in an EYA home? Washington Post contributor Katharine Salant recently spent 2 days living in our Aster Model Home at Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA to get a taste.

Not too surprisingly, the loft and rooftop terrace were determined to be a huge bonus, as they are with many of our homeowners.  Salant also noted that “Nearly as compelling as the Aster itself is the urban lifestyle that is part of the Mosaic District package…” With a free Metro shuttle and dozens of new onsite retail shops and restaurants, Mosaic District has become Fairfax’s hottest new destination neighborhood. Read the full article.

Mosaic District is currently sold out, but Phase 2 townhomes are scheduled to open in September 2014. Sign up here to receive email updates and grand opening announcements.

Employee Spotlight: Adam Cetron, Sales Manager

March 12, 2014 | by | 1 Comment
Adam Cetron

This month’s Employee Spotlight is Adam Cetron. Adam has worked with many of our homeowners helping them find and purchase their new EYA home. He has been with EYA for over 17 years and recently was awarded The National’s Silver Award for “Sales Person of the Year” at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas.

Adam Cetron
Current Role: Sales Manager
At EYA for: 17+ years

What do you enjoy most about your current position at EYA?

I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I have sold homes to singles, couples, families, extended families and even a few next generations of the same family!

What makes EYA unique or special compared to your work experiences elsewhere?

I used to build homes with my uncle in Vermont and as a laborer with other builders. I know EYA builds a better house then most other builders. I take pride knowing I work for a leader in our industry and I am selling value to our future home owners.

What do you enjoy most about helping people find their new home? 

Watching the excitement during the building process that ends with them moving into one of our neighborhoods and seeing them enjoying their new lives.

Do you have any interesting home buyer experiences you can share?

My best experience was not the most expensive home I sold, or celebrities I sold to; it was selling a Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) at Fallsgrove.  After escaping from an abusive marriage, this single mother appreciated how EYA and our lender helped her afford a house that gave her and her young son a safe and wonderful place to live. She invited me to her house after settlement to show me how they had furnished the new home. It was quite heartwarming.

What is the best advice you would give when it comes to work?

My best advice is “don’t go to work.”  I love what I do, so I never work.  I have new adventures every day meeting different people and facing challenges constantly.  I am lucky to have a great wife and family that supports me and my career.  My other advice is to never take them for granted.

What is your favorite restaurant/coffee spot in the neighborhood where you are now working?

The last community where I worked was Mosaic District in Fairfax. It is very close to my house and where I grew up. I love how this urban, light industrial area has been transformed into a new town center. I think Matchbox, Angelika Film Center and Taylor Gourmet are my current favorite places there, along with Trio Grill just up the street.  Now that I am back at Old Town Commons, I love Firehook Bakery and King Street Blues.

What are your hobbies?

I play softball and listen to live music (especially at Wolf Trap) with friends, but love to go to antique car shows with my son in my ’73 American Motors AMX/Javelin.  I can also spend hours playing pinball.

What was the best vacation you ever took?

I was lucky to travel with my parents when I was young to Europe and loved to walk through the castles and gardens of England and France. But with the right people Las Vegas is nice too.

Only 4 Homes Remain at Mosaic District!

October 16, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

If you’ve been waiting to make your move to Mosaic District, now is the time! Only 4 homes remain in Fairfax’s hottest new destination neighborhood, all planned for Spring delivery.

At Mosaic District, dozens of Washington’s favorite iconic new retail shops and restaurants are now open onsite. Enjoy an evening of cocktails and theater at the highly acclaimed Angelika Film Cinema or stretch your legs and stroll through the aisles of Anthropologie or Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus. There’s never a shortage of things to do at Mosaic District, with weekly events such as yoga in the park, outdoor films and storytelling for the kids.

Angelika Film Center is a boutique cinema offering a gourmet menu of cocktails and hos d'oeuvres.

Angelika Film Center is a boutique cinema offering a gourmet menu of cocktails and hos d’oeuvres.

This Saturday, hop over to Mosaic District for the annual Merrifield Fall Festival, complete with live music, a beer garden, local artists, children’s activities, local store and restaurant vendors and much more, from 11 AM – 6 PM.

The townhomes at Mosaic District feature spacious 3 or 4 bedroom floorplans, gourmet kitchens, lofts with stunning rooftop terraces and private garage parking. Stop by the sales center today to tour our decorated model homes. We’re open daily from 11 AM – 6 PM. But don’t delay – these final homes will go quickly!

Fall Festival Guide: What’s Brewing in Your EYA Neighborhood

October 10, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Fall is here and the Washington area is buzzing with Oktoberfest celebrations, local beer festivals and Fall fairs. Here are a few fun upcoming events in your EYA neighborhood.

Chancellor's Row will be hosting an Oktoberfest Celebration at the sales center on Saturday, October 26th from Noon - 4 PM. RSVP to 202-290-3794

Chancellor’s Row will be hosting an Oktoberfest Celebration at the sales center on Saturday, October 26th from Noon – 4 PM. RSVP to 202-290-3794

Northeast DC

On Saturday, October 19th, Union Market hosts Snallygaster, a “gargantuan beer jamboree” featuring over 150 craft beers. Union Market restaurants and food trucks will be serving up tasty eats, including brats, sausages and artisanal hot dogs. Advance ticket packages are sold online or admission at the door is $10.

Old Town Alexandria

Take a leisurely bike ride along the Potomac down to the Mount Vernon Estate for the Fall Harvest Family Days. On Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27, you’ll enjoy reenactments of early settler life, such as wagon rides, apple roasting and wheat treading.


This year, the 9th Annual Merrifield Fall Festival will be held at Mosaic District. Stop by on Saturday, October 19th to enjoy entertainment, scrumptious food tastings, crafts, children’s activities and more. It’s sure to be fun for the entire family!


The 3rd Annual Redwood’s Oktoberfest will take place in Bethesda Row on Saturday, October 26th. Local restaurants will join Redwood in providing over 20 craft beers and festival foods, including brats and pretzels. There will also be live music, giveaways and an Oktoberfest costume contest!

Stay tuned for more upcoming events, all just moments from EYA’s newest townhome communities

Swirl & Sip Coming to Mosaic District

August 30, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Mosaic District residents have another reason to celebrate! Online wine retailer Swirl & Sip is opening its first brick and mortar store at Mosaic District this Fall. The specialty retail shop will sell exceptional wines, artisanal beer and gourmet foods.

Online retailer Swirl and Sip takes the guesswork out of finding great wine. Coming to Mosaic District.

Online retailer Swirl and Sip takes the guesswork out of finding great wine. Coming to Mosaic District.

Swirl & Sip’s mission is to help people live the “Wine Life,” a lifestyle of happiness, enjoying moments with friends and family, taking time to relax and creating happy memories.

The Townhomes at Mosaic District offer residents a truly carefree lifestyle with dozens of brand new onsite retail shops and restaurants and easy access to transportation. The townhomes feature 3 and 4 bedroom plans, with gourmet kitchens, private garage parking, lofts and rooftop terraces with indoor/outdoor fireplaces. Stop by our sales center to learn more and start living the “Wine Life” today!

EYA’s Build-A-Backpack Event Benefits Luther Jackson Middle School

July 17, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Yesterday, in the spirit of giving, 50 EYA staffer’s gathered for a “build-a-backpack” event benefiting Luther Jackson Middle School in Fairfax. EYA met at Angelika Film Center in Mosaic District to fill the 50 backpacks with supplies for low-income 8th graders at the nearby school.

EYA Foundation

EYA staffer’s gathered to fill 50 backpacks with school supplies for low-income 8th graders at Luther Jackson Middle School. The company’s interns, along with a few employees, are pictured here taking the backpacks to the school.

The event was funded by the EYA Foundation, along with a generous donation from Guernsey Office Products. The school, adjacent to EYA’s townhomes at Mosaic District, has 40% of its students on free or reduced lunches, creating a real need for donated items like backpacks and school supplies. 

About the EYA Foundation
The EYA Foundation was established to support EYA’s efforts in philanthropy. Its mission is to positively impact the lives of residents living near neighborhoods where EYA builds homes. The Foundation’s core focus areas include job training for adults, education opportunities for children, beautification of blighted neighborhoods and improved living conditions for residents.

More Retailers Flock to Mosaic District

July 1, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Mosaic District continues to heat up with new retail openings and announcements.

Alex and Ani Jewelry Store opened its doors June 14, offering a unique collection of eco-friendly accessories that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit.

Designer Carolyn Rafaelian aims to incorporate deep symbolism in each piece so that the wearer can express their individuality. Through her work, Rafaelian hopes she can help others learn to value themselves and find positive energy from within, instead of always seeking energy externally.

In addition to the individual bangles, necklaces, earrings, and rings, the Rhode-Island based brand has various collections catered to specific groups. The collections range from the armed forces, described as heroic, patriotic, and selfless, to Graduation 2013, which reflects the ideas of adventure, success, and possibility. The inspiration behind these collections is to instill pride in each person for who they are, whether that be a recent graduate, a volunteer in the army, or a member of a national sorority.


Alex and Ani, a new addition to the shops at Mosaic District, aims to help people express their individuality through jewelry. Photo via Mosaic District Facebook Page.

And, it was just announced with much excitement, that True Food Kitchen will be coming to Mosaic District next summer. Focused on healthy foods, the restaurant aims to pair popular cuisine trends with nutrient-rich foods. The restaurant was developed in partnership with best-selling wellness author, Dr. Andrew Weil, who endorses an anti-inflammatory diet.

“You don’t have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen” the True Food Kitchen website explains. “You need only a desire to give your body nutrients, and your palate something memorable.”

This will be the restaurant’s first East Coast location. True Food Kitchen joins Mosaic District’s hot dining scene, alongside Cava Mezze Grill, Cyclone Anaya’s, Dolcezza Gelato, Gypsy Soul, Le Pain Quotidien, Matchbox Vintage Pizza, Red Apron Butcher, sweetgreen, and Taylor Gourmet.

mosaic district

This delectable menu item is available at True Food Kitchen’s Phoenix location. Pictured is an albacore tuna slider with sweet potato hash. Photo by @ayesamson via Flickr Creative Commons.

Openings & Events at Mosaic District

March 20, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Spring is just around the corner and things are heating up at Mosaic District! More of the highly anticipated restaurants and retailers opened their doors over the past few weeks, including:

Red Apron Butcher: One-of-a-kind butchery selling humanely raised meats and serving scrumptious sandwiches such as muffuletta, porkstrami and Viet Frank hot dogs with Vietnamese Slaw and ginger aioli.

Cava Mezze: Fast and casual Mediterranean restaurant serving up delicious souvlaki, sliders, spanakopita and more.

Dolcezza: Local gelatteria offering artisanal gelato in tasty flavors such as Honey Tangerine, Salted Caramel and Thai Coconut Milk.

Meet Chef RJ Cooper at our pop-up kitchen event on Saturday, March 23rd.

Be sure to stop by Mosaic District on Saturday, March 23rd from 2 PM – 6 PM for Mosaic Rendezvous, a celebration of the season with retailer giveaways, special offers and previews of new Spring trends. Enjoy trunk shows at Timothy Paul, Dawn Price Baby and Amethyst and free tastings at Dolcezza, Sweetgreen, Cava and Artisan Confections. Plus, EYA’s Townhomes at Mosaic District is hosting a pop-up kitchen by Chef RJ Cooper with live demos and hors d’oeuvres. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Valentine’s Day Like a Local

February 13, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Remembering your honey this Valentine’s Day is a breeze in your EYA neighborhood. Within a short walk, you’re moments from your pick of beautiful floral arrangements, delectable sweets or a gourmet dining experience. Read on for some local tips and specials.

Old Town Alexandria

Select a designer floral arrangement by Helen Olivia for your special someone.  Add some bling to your Valentine’s bouquet for just $10 more. Valentine Day deliveries are still available, but don’t wait until the last minute!

Stop by Alexandria Cupcake and delight your loved one with an array of their acclaimed baked cakes. Choose from flavors such as Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet or their signature Rosewater.

Enjoy an evening of traditional Moroccan hospitality at Casablanca Restaurant. With tasty authentic Moroccan cuisine, romantic festive decor and belly dancing performances, it will be an evening your sweetheart won’t soon forget!

Chancellor’s Row in Brookland, DC

At 12th St and Evarts St NE, discover this hidden gem for an assortment of brownies, cupcakes and pies at Divinely Decadent Desserts. You won’t be disappointed with their scrumptious creations.

Or, indulge your sweetheart’s sweet tooth with pastries by Chez Hareg Bakery. For the chocolate lover, bring home a Chocolate Ganache Cake or a box of chocolate cupcakes. This shop offers diet-friendly, organic and vegan goods, too.

Add some spice to your Valentine’s dinner with tasty Cuban food and live music at local favorite Little Ricky’s. $45 cover per couple.

Surprise your special someone with a Valentine’s Day arrangement by local florist Pedals Ribbons & Beyond. Choose from one of their many arrangements including classic long stem red roses or a bouquet of roses, tulips and calcynia. Stop by their shop on 12th Street in Brookland across from Yes! Organic Market. Pick-up orders still available.

Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA

Love is in the air at Artisan Confections with their special heart design chocolates. Choose from delicious flavors such as peaches and cream, salted butter caramel and hazelnut Grand Marnier. Stop by their new Mosaic District shop to select your chocolate delight.

Our favorite local florist is Falls Church Florist on Broad Street. Stop by their shop to pick up a beautiful bouquet of roses, tulips or a mix of seasonal blooms. Pick-up orders still available.

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day Date Night with dinner and a movie at Mosaic District. Enjoy dinner at local favorite Four Sisters Vietnamese Restaurant then take in a show at the Angelika Film Center.

Whatever your pleasure, we hope you enjoy these very sweet spots, just steps from your new home!