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The Fillmore: Music & Entertainment in Downtown Silver Spring

February 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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One of Silver Spring’s best amenities is The Fillmore, a gorgeous music & entertainment venue, just steps from Chelsea Heights, which attracts some of the hottest talent worldwide. Upcoming: BUSH, Meghan Trainor, and Stone Temple Pilots. Shows at The Fillmore sell out quickly, but they offer free events if you’d like to tour the facility. For St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy free entry on March 17th for their happy hour event. The Fillmore is named after the original venue in San Francisco, a concept which has been franchised by Live Nation.

Mosaic: Something for Everyone

February 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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We’re excited to share a recent review of Northern Virginia’s Mosaic District. American University newspaper, The Eagle, shared their thoughts on the neighborhood. Described as “charming” and “vibrant”, writer Katarzyna Strycharz likened Mosaic District to New York’s hip SoHo and Chelsea neighborhoods. We agree! No where else will you find such an exciting collection of shopping, dining, entertainment, and boutique housing. Stop by for a visit!

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.

A Sweet Addition to Old Town Alexandria

February 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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It’s easy to spot someone leaving Sugar Shack – look for a big, satisfying smile!

Alexandria locals are raving about Sugar Shack’s new location at 804 N. Henry Street near Braddock Metro station. Some of the tweets about the new shop include, “Best donut I’ve had in my life”, “Most amazing donut ever”, and “Devoured”.

On the menu: hot apple fritters, bacon covered donuts, and kid-pleasing candy sprinkle donuts. There are over 30 other varieties to choose from. Some expected and some certainly not.

Warm beverages include coffee, specialty teas and hand-crafted espresso drinks.

Sugar Shack is steps from the townhomes at Old Town Commons and is open Monday through Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday 6am-11pm, Saturday 7am-11pm, and Sunday 7am-9pm.

Move Concierge™ makes moving easy

February 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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EYA’s new Move Concierge™ service makes moving easy, so you can relax and enjoy the best that city living has to offer in your new EYA home.

Check out some (but certainly not all) of the services offered by our Move Concierge™ partner, Let’s Move, LLC.:

  • Provide you with a personal “move management” team to handle all the moving parts;
  • Liaise with all of your external contractors and vendors, including interior designers, landscapers, utilities, consignors, etc.;
  • Facilitate appraisal and sale of any valuables that you’re not taking with you to the new home;
  • Dispose of unwanted items;
  • Organize and pack all of your belongings;
  • Unpack in your new space according to a personalized floor plan;
  • Prepare and stage your home for sale; and
  • Archive and shred legal documents.

Now, when you purchase a home at The Oronoco, Little Falls Place or Grosvenor Heights, Move Concierge™ service is included*.

To learn more about simplifying your move, join us on Saturday, March 7th from 2pm – 4pm at EYA’s distinctive elevator townhome community, Grosvenor Heights, for a Move Concierge™ introduction event. 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. If you plan to attend, please kindly RSVP to: Grosvenor@eya.com.

*Prices, terms, features and incentives subject to change without notice. Seller will provide a specified number of hours of professional services for move-related activities to include: floor plan analysis; rightsizing sessions; packing and unpacking; personal concierge project management services; and move labor and transport. Professional services are provided by Let’s Move LLC. Purchaser shall be responsible for services beyond the scope of work outlined in the Seller’s agreement.

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!

Moving . . . as easy as 1,2,3 . . .

February 18, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Preparing for a move and getting your house ready to sell has never been easier with EYA’s new Move Concierge™ service. In partnership with organization and move management firm Let’s Move, every aspect of your transition will be meticulously handled. Experts will work with you to evaluate what you have, what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of – and they’ll create a customized approach for relocating your possessions, from floor plans to appraisal of valuables for sale.

It’s all about creating more peaceful and balanced spaces in your new home.

The folks at Let’s Move also understand how to prepare a home for market. As certified stagers, they’ll remove the burden of preparing your old home for sale so you can prepare for your new lock and go lifestyle.

Now, when you purchase a home at The Oronoco, Little Falls Place or Grosvenor Heights, Move Concierge™ service is included*.

For more information about our Move Concierge™ service, join us on February 21st , for the grand opening of Grosvenor Heights, distinctive elevator townhomes in Bethesda, and the official launch of Move Concierge™.  If you plan to attend, please kindly RSVP to Grosvenor@eya.com.

*Prices, terms, features and incentives subject to change without notice. Seller will provide a specified number of hours of professional services for move-related activities to include: floor plan analysis; rightsizing sessions; packing and unpacking; personal concierge project management services; and move labor and transport. Professional services are provided by Let’s Move LLC. Purchaser shall be responsible for services beyond the scope of work outlined in the Seller’s agreement.

Urban Butcher: A Silver Spring Favorite Re-Opens

February 13, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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A local Silver Spring favorite, Urban Butcher, re-opened this week after being closed since October. The popular butcher shop and restaurant is a “bohemian gathering place” known for its variety of meats. Their menu includes foie gras mousse with salty caramel, lamb tartare with Moroccan spices and many other unique, mouth-watering dishes.

Urban Butcher believes in partnering with neighboring farms and sustainable, humane farming. They are located at 8226 Georgia Avenue (corner of Georgia Ave. and Ripley St.). This, and many other acclaimed Silver Spring restaurants, are just moments away from EYA’s newest Silver Spring townhomes, Chelsea Heights. The craftsman style townhomes feature lofts, rooftop terraces and private garage parking. March move-ins are still available!

 

February Fun at Mosaic District

February 13, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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As usual, the shops and restaurants at Mosaic District have some great specials and events happening this month. Stop by for some shopping deals or a fun night on the town.

Gal Pal Night on the Town: This Friday, February 13th, grab your gal pals and enjoy a fun night on the town. Treat yourself to manis/pedis at Mint Nail Salon, who is offering 15% off for new customers and providing light bites. Preview the new Spring collection at South Moon Under and enjoy 20% off purchases. Plus, Mosaic District is providing 50 free bouquets of flowers, starting at 5:30 PM, to the first customers!

Let the Love Continue on Valentine’s Day: Enjoy one of the many great Mosaic District restaurants with your special someone on Valentine’s Day. Cyclone Anaya’s is offering a sharing menu for $59 per couple that features bacon wrapped shrimp, seafood ceviche, sweet desserts and a champagne toast. And what better way to top off the night than with some decadent chocolates from Artisan Confections!

Oscars Viewing Party at the Angelika Film Center: Celebrate like the stars in your glamourous attire and head over to the Angelika Film Center for a FREE Oscars viewing party on Sunday, February 22nd at 7 pm! Enjoy gourmet concession specials, enter to win prizes and take fun photos in their photo booth!

The townhomes at Mosaic District are just steps from all these great shops, dining and entertainment. Stop by our sales center at 3002 District Avenue to learn more. Hurry in today, only 3 homes remain!

Love is in the Air at Bethesda Row

February 13, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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This Valentine’s Day, head over to Bethesda Row for a special dinner, something sweet or a unique gift for your loved one. Here are a few fun ideas to delight your special someone.

Max Brenner Date Night: Indulge on European fondue and decadent options including chocolate pizza and 80’s milkshakes. $40 per couple.

Equinox Spa’s Chocolate Facial: Give the gift of relaxation at Equinox Spa. Splurge on their chocolate facial that is a “sweet indulgence for the skin” that helps provide a smoother, firmer complexion.

Georgetown Cupcake’s Valentine’s Day Dozen: Always a hit, Georgetown Cupcake’s Valentine’s Day dozen features 12 flavors including Lava Fudge, Red Velvet, Peanut Butter Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake and more. $32 per dozen.

EYA’s Bethesda townhomes, Little Falls Place, are just moments from all these acclaimed Bethesda Row shops and restaurants. Stop by our sales center at 5113 Willet Bridge Road to learn more. But don’t delay, only 5 homes remain!