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Tapas & Tours at Chelsea Heights Model Grand Opening

May 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Chelsea Heights

This Saturday, May 30th, from Noon – 4 PM, enjoy an afternoon tour of EYA’s all-new Crawford model home at Chelsea Heights, and delight in Tapas and Sangria from locally-renowned Ridgewell’s Catering.

The Crawford model is one of EYA’s largest model homes at over 2,600 square feet. Three luxury levels include an oversized study on the entry level with 2-car garage in the rear, spacious open main living level with island kitchen perfect for entertaining, three generous bedrooms on the upper level and one of the area’s most relaxing rooftop terraces, with available outdoor fireplace and wetbar.

Chelsea Heights offers the ultimate lock-and-go lifestyle. Within moments, Whole Foods, restaurants, theater, entertainment venues and Metro are just steps from your front door. Low-maintenance, eco-friendly new construction means the weekends are meant for pure leisure.

Join EYA on Saturday for the grand opening of the Crawford model home, located at 25 Ellsworth Heights Street in Silver Spring. For directions, call 301-565-6700 or visit EYA.com.

Nest 301 Redefines Interior Design

March 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Nest 301 Rockville

Designers and homeowners rejoice! Nest 301 is a fresh, boutique alternative to interior design in the Bethesda area.

Step in their 14,000 square foot showroom and be delighted with their floor-to-ceiling vignettes of gorgeous living spaces. As you make your way around the showroom, be inspired by unique combinations of one-of-a-kind art, lighting, floor coverings and furnishings.

The best part? Their staff is made up of interior designers with years of experience to help you furnish the home you always wanted.

Nest 301, located at 11416 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda Market, is a one-stop shop for all things interiors. Tour their showroom and let yourself wander into a new look for your home!

New: Nest 301 is currently offering a floor sample sale with savings of 50-70% off. You can also join their team Thursdays from 4 PM – 8 PM for wine & cheese.

Located near EYA’s elevator townhomes at Grosvenor Heights and Little Falls Place.

Walkability, Open Concept Plan Among Desires for Empty Nesters

January 6, 2015 | by | 1 Comment
Little Falls Place

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.

Get a Sneak Peek Inside The Oronoco

May 27, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
The Oronoco Condo by EYA in Old Town Alexandria

The Oronoco, EYA’s landmark waterfront condominium in Old Town Alexandria, will be welcoming its first residents next month. Get a sneak peek inside this iconic new residence featured in The Washingtonian!

The Oronoco offers unparalleled luxury living with direct access to Oronoco Bay Park and the Alexandria waterfront. Building amenities include heated pool with bathhouse, outdoor kitchen, 24-hour security, concierge, fitness center with yoga room, dog washing station and much, much more. Visit our website to learn more and discover life on a grand scale today!

EYA Wins Six National Awards at Builder’s Show

February 10, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

EYA’s annual trip to the International Builders Show is normally a week of exploring the industry’s most innovative new products on the showroom floor, combined with education sessions led by home building’s brightest minds.

This year, EYA was honored during two evenings of awards ceremonies with six national awards!

At the 33rd Annual National Sales & Marketing Awards, EYA won recognition for Best Architectural Design (Mosaic District), Community of the Year (Chancellor’s Row), Sales Person of the Year (Adam Cetron), and Marketing Director of the Year (Jennifer McIvor).

The following evening, EYA won two Best in American Living (BALA) awards in what is considered the industry’s premier design excellence competition. Honors were given to The Oronoco Condominium Residences (Best On-the-Boards Project) and Old Town Commons (Neighborhood of the Year).

EYA continues its 20-year-history of designing award-winning projects. In fact, the company has won over 250 awards in this time. To learn more about EYA or its neighborhoods, visit http://www.eya.com.

Grand Opening: Decorated Model Home at Arts District Hyattsville

November 13, 2013 | by | 1 Comment
EYA's newest model home at Arts District Hyattsville includes countless innovations in new home design.EYA's newest model home at Arts District Hyattsville includes countless innovations in new home design.

Join us for our Model Home Grand Opening at Arts District Hyattsville on Saturday, November 16th and be the first to preview some of EYA’s latest innovations in new home design!  Read More

How to Furnish Your Open Floorplan

October 24, 2013 | by | 1 Comment

We’re pleased to present this post from our friends at Danziger Design:

Homes with an open floor plan provide homeowners with the ability to entertain and carry on day to day family activities with a greater ease than homes of the past. Because of the open plans, family members easily participate in conversation while preparing dinner, watching TV and entertaining.

There are some things consider when planning interiors for these indoor open spaces:

COLOR – Select a paint color that will be carried throughout the space. If choosing more than one color, keep shades in the same color family. This will help unify the space and make it feel even more open and airy. If the dining room is separate, this is a great place to break off from the color family rule. The “new” neutral color palette by Benjamin Moore is a great place to start.

EYA's Duncan model home at Old Town Commons features a timeless design that flows seamlessly from room-to-room.

EYA’s Duncan model home at Old Town Commons features a timeless design that flows seamlessly from room-to-room.

FABRICS & FINISHES – When selecting upholstered furniture, also think of a unifying color. You don’t have to use the same fabric everywhere, but coordinating fabrics will give the space a put-together look. The same is true of finishes. You may decide you like satin nickel knobs, pulls, light fixtures and door hardware. Keeping these details uniform creates harmony within an open concept space. 

FLOW – In order to keep the open floor plan “open”, edit what is put into a space. Too much furniture or too many accessories can overwhelm an open floor plan. Also, arranging furniture which closes off walking paths may stop the eye. Avoid placing the backs of chairs and couches in the eye’s path to the other side of the room. Glass tables are helpful, as well.

Glass tables and fabrics and paint in the same color palette keep the eyes moving.

Glass tables and fabrics and paint in the same color palette keep the eyes moving.

FLOORING AND RUGS – Hardwood floors throughout an open floor plan provide the space with continuity. Coordinating rugs (with common colors) provide a connection within a space. For example, a geometric rug with cream, tan and green in the family area would pair nicely with a floral rug with similar colors in the dining area.

WINDOW TREATMENTS – Selecting shutters or wood blinds for an entire space is another way to master the open floor plan. EYA’s window covering partner, Dan Kugler, offers blinds, shutters, valances, drapery and motorized shades – all of which can be included in the price of your home (and financeable in your mortgage, too).

LIGHTING – The style of lights should coordinate in an open floor plan. Balance the amount of hanging fixtures vs. recessed lighting.  For example, you may use pendants above a kitchen island, a large pendant in the dining room, and recessed lights everywhere else.

The idea for the open floor plan is to allow the eye to take everything in without being stopped by something that just doesn’t seem “to fit”. Want a private design consultation? Contact Danziger Design today and be sure all of your finish, paint and furniture selections blend seamlessly in your new EYA home!

Mosaic District Fashion Week

September 23, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Although New York’s Fashion Week may have come and gone, local fashionistas still have something to celebrate! From September 25th to 29th, Mosaic District will be hosting its annual Fashion Week with trunk shows, film premieres and special dining experiences. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store.


Shoppers will be delighted to view the newest fall collections during Mosaic District’s Fashion Week.

Shoppers will be delighted to view the newest fall collections during Mosaic District’s Fashion Week.

Wednesday, September 25th: Retailers will be featuring new fall collections and shoppers can vote on their favorite fall fashion window display.

Thursday, September 26th: Award-winning Chef RJ Cooper, who will be opening Gypsy Soul at Mosaic District early next year, will host Urban Table, an exclusive pop-up dining experience in Strawberry Park.  Cocktails will begin at 7 PM followed by a three-course, family-style dinner ($159). This is a special treat you won’t want to miss! Be sure to purchase tickets early as it is sure to sell out quickly!

Friday, September 27th:  Enjoy a red carpet premiere of Mademoiselle C at the Angelika Film Center. This fashion documentary chronicles the launch of Carine Roitfeld’s new magazine, CR Fashion Book.

Saturday, September 28th: The best shows from New York Fashion Week will be rebroadcast in Strawberry Park from 4 – 7 PM and retailers will be featuring their fall collections throughout the day.

Sunday, September 29th: Wrap up the week with brunch specials and an apparel trunk show.

The townhomes at Mosaic District are just steps from all the brand new retail shops and restaurants. Stop by our sales center to tour our decorated model homes. But don’t delay – only 7 homes remain!

Old Town Living at its Best: New Townhomes with Rear Yards

September 12, 2013 | by | 2 Comments
The rear yard townhomes are perfect for entertaining family and friends.The rear yard townhomes are perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Discover the best of Old Town living at EYA’s newest luxury townhome community, Old Town Commons. The townhomes feature classic rowhome designs and private enclosed rear yards, all within walking distance of King Street, the Alexandria waterfront and the Braddock Metro.

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