On July 15th, we launched our #LoveMyEYAHome photo contest for EYA homeowners. The rules were simple: post a photo of your favorite space in your EYA home on our Facebook timeline and tell us what you love about it.
We received a lot of creative photo submissions featuring sleek kitchens, bright dens, cozy living rooms, and private rooftop terraces. Check out some of the comments from EYA homeowners who love their homes:
"We enjoy our sleek and modern rooftop terrace. Great for entertaining, dinners “al fresco,” and watching beautiful sunsets!"- Ana C.
"Our kitchen/living room area is bright and open! We love to dine and relax on this level."- Kerri W.
"We love our roof terrace sunsets and so does our dog. It is so peaceful and relaxing."- Christine N.
"Living in my new EYA home always makes every day sunny and pleasant with its spacious rooms and delightful texture & design."- Joel I.
"We enjoy having different areas individually and consecutively - island in the kitchen, dining room, and living room - to relax with our friends and ourselves over conversation, beverages, and food."- Benny G.
Are you transitional, contemporary, urban industrial or more of a minimalist? Take our interior design style quiz to find out!
We let you decide the winners by voting for your favorite entries on our gallery page. In just 2 weeks, we received 4,447 votes! Congrats to the winners of the contest whose photos received top votes:
1st place:Pierangela R., 1,382 votes, $350 Crate & Barrel gift card
"We love this spot because this is the place where we spend time with family, friends and our little yorkie Maggie. Also, it has souvenirs from all the places we’ve traveled and reminds us of the beautiful and fun times we’ve had. #LoveMyEYAHome"
2nd place:Courtney A., 1,220 votes, $150 Crate & Barrel gift card
"Our new living room is the perfect place to display some photos from our wedding and honeymoon. These newlyweds #LoveMyEYAHome (our)."
3rd place:Dukki M., 482 votes, $150 Crate & Barrel gift card
"I definitely #LoveMyEYAHome, as do my wife and daughter, and this is my favorite spot in our home. My wife asked me to trust her when she designed my home office, and it's perfect! Among the top reasons I love this space: 1) I love working while my daughter reads and colors across from me; it makes having to work on weekends just a bit more bearable; 2) I'm an avid reader, and to reflect that, my wife handfolded used books for the wall design and put up invisible bookshelves on the wall opposite the window; 3) the large closet opposite the window is perfect for me; my wife installed bookshelves to house the printers and my books; but she also installed beautiful shelves to house my large collection of fountain pens and inks; 4) I love sunlight, so she installed honeycomb blinds that can open from the top down to allow sun to enter but still allow privacy; and 5) it's the first time I've had a personal space just for myself; it reminds me how well my wife knows me, and it allows me to spend more time at home when work is busy. She picked out beautiful trays and paper holders as I love stationary and recognizes that I need a dedicated place for keys, wallet, and daily carries (lest they be lost to the bottomless "it's somewhere here" black hole"). I love this space! And I #LoveMyEYAHome!"
And a big thank you to all the entrants- we loved the photos of your EYA homes too! We were so impressed that we'd like to thank everyone who entered the contest with a $25 Amazon gift card!
We are honored to announce that EYA neighborhoods have once again been voted 'Best of' in Bethesda Magazine's 2020 readers' poll. We were thrilled to see that The Brownstones at Chevy Chase Lake were awarded the Readers' Pick for Best New Townhome Community, with both Grosvenor Heights and Montgomery Row ranking in the top 5. The Lindley was also voted in the top 3 for the New Luxury Apartments category.
From dog parks and local trails to dog dining and diving, we've compiled a list of the best local spots to enjoy some time with your favorite furry friend in and around Bethesda, MD! Here are the top places to explore, eat, and enjoy with your dog:
As one of the most renowned communities in the DC metro area, Bethesda, MD is known for its eclectic mix of restaurants, extensive boutique and retail shopping, vibrant downtown, and variety of fun outdoor activities. Not only does Bethesda have so much to offer in terms of entertainment, but it offers its residents close proximity to the nation's capital as well as a variety of transportation options.
Do you ever get stumped with the, ‘where should we go for dinner’ debate? Pulling out your phone, you google ‘best restaurants in Rockville' with the hope of finding somewhere new to try. After scrolling through an overwhelming list of choices and Yelp reviews, you finally decide to just head out to your favorite go-to spot.