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Smart Homeowners Deserve Our Smart Home Plus Program!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, Smart Home, Tips | Posted: March 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Smart Homeowners Deserve Our Smart Home Plus Program!

Smart Home Program

From smart phones in our pockets to smart boards in the classrooms – smart technology is with us wherever we go. At Kettler Forlines Homes, we realized this technology should run throughout your homes as well! We’re excited to introduce to all of our smart homeowners, our Smart Home Plus program.

New Homes

Offered at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, the Smart Home Plus program is an upgrade that you can choose to personalize your new home! With the program, not only will you have more peace-of-mind in your new home due to increased safety measures, but you will also have wireless convenience at your fingertips!

Our Smart Home Plus Program includes Z-Wave enabled:

-Programmable thermostats

-Garage door openers

-Keyless front door entry featuring Schlage locks

-Home security system

-Smoke detector

-Doorbell security camera

All of our smart technology is enabled through Z-Wave, which allows you, as the homeowner, to control all of the features directly from your cell phone, regardless of if you’re in your home or not! With the click of a button on your phone you can change the temperature, close your garage door, even see who’s ringing your doorbell.

If you’re interested in our Smart Home Plus Program, but need a rundown on how exactly these features function, we offer free consultation with our trained Technology Specialist. They will assist you with understanding the technology as well as customizing your smart home to meet your individual needs!
Make the smart move and find your new smart home at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing.

Kettler Forlines Homes Announces Phase 3 of The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing | Posted: March 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Kettler Forlines Homes Announces Phase 3 of The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing!


We are thrilled to announce that the long-awaited Phase 3 at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing is now open! Phase 3 has just 10 new lots for sale, with ½ acre to 1½ acre wooded homesites. Come in and reserve yours – they won’t last long!

Located across from the Village Green and the Tot Lot, Phase 3 is perfect for families of all sizes. The homes available in this phase will feature our trademark quality and style, with front porches, stone and brick facades, side-load garages, and open, airy interiors.

Our unique, flexible floor plans include multi-generational layouts, first floor owners’ suites, and ranch-style single level living designs. For example, the Kensington, Kenwood and Potomac plans feature a family guest home, a one-level suite with bedroom, living/dining area, full bath and laundry closet that’s ideal for multi-generation situations, a home office or entertaining space. The Dickerson and Somerset plans feature first floor owners’ suites with luxury baths and spacious walk-in closets, as well as optional second floor owners’ suites to accommodate visitors or live-in grandparents. The Bradley plan is a single-level home with plenty of versatility and style. It can be adapted a variety of ways, with additional bedrooms, a dining room, extended spaces, and a finished lower level.

No matter what you’re looking for, there is definitely a Kettler Forlines plan to fit your family! Our innovative designs range in size from 2,500 sq. ft. to over 7,200 sq. ft., and are priced from the upper $600’s to the $900’s.

The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing connects to 50 acres of protected woodlands, and includes an authentic wooden covered bridge along a walking path, a lacrosse/soccer field, a family picnic pavilion, multi-age playgrounds, and a multipurpose basketball court.

Interactive floor plans for all our designs are available at, as is the included luxury features list for each home.

The Model Home & Design Center is located at 17919 Elgin Rd., Poolesville, MD  20837, and is open daily 11am – 6pm. For more information about The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, please contact Community Sales Manager George Neill at 301-208-2588 or

Kettler Forlines + Poolesville = Great Place to Live, Learn & Play!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, poolesville | Posted: October 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Kettler Forlines + Poolesville = Great Place to Live, Learn & Play!

At Kettler Forlines Homes, we proudly promote the incredible schools that our residents attend in Poolesville. Being able to give our homeowners access to such an incredible resource is one of the many reasons we chose to build our Brightwell Crossing neighborhood in this town.

Poolesville high school

We know that providing the best possible education for their children is a high priority for our homeowners. But we also know that kids need comfortable places to study, and safe and fun places to play. So, we’ve designed homes that are very kid-friendly.

Efficient Design

Every Kettler Forlines home has a variety of spaces that are ideal for doing homework – from bedrooms, dens and libraries, to home offices, rec rooms and flex rooms. Some are open and adjacent to the kitchen, while others are tucked away in quiet corners. Many of our homes also have game rooms, spacious yards, and even media rooms. No matter how they prefer to study or relax, your kids are sure to find just the spot for them.

kettler forlines office

Flexible Floor Plans

Speaking of flexibility, we also have plans that are designed for multi-generational living. These unique suites provide self-contained living quarters (bedroom, bath, living room & kitchen) with private entrances that are attached to the main house for convenience. While it’s not for every family, we’re definitely seeing an increased demand for homes that can adapt to multiple generations.

Studies have shown that multi-gen living has a variety of positive effects on children – from more family dinners and increased adult supervision to better social skills and fewer behavioral problems. Not to mention the innumerable benefits of getting to know their grandparents better. If creating a multi-generation household is a possibility for your family, let us know.

living with parents

Nurturing Community

Of course, kids need plenty of extra-curricular outlets as well. Whether it’s piano lessons that improve math skills or club soccer that teaches teamwork, extra-curriculars help kids learn skills that help them in school and life. Luckily, Poolesville has a huge range of parks and playgrounds, along with miles of hike/bike trails, a county pool, a skate park, Girl & Boy Scouts, museums, and more. Music lessons, ballet lessons, art classes, karate classes, and horseback riding are also easily accessible.

extra-curriculars, cheerleading

Obviously, creating great places to raise a family is important to us here at Kettler Forlines Homes. If you’re looking for a home and community that value education and learning, Brightwell Crossing in Poolesville fits the bill.  Come see this remarkable neighborhood for yourself.

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6 Fall Family Must-Do’s in Montgomery County

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, Events, Uncategorized | Posted: October 18, 2017 | Comments Off on 6 Fall Family Must-Do’s in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is pretty much autumnal paradise, offering a huge array of farms and other outdoor venues that are ideal for some fall family fun. Check out these great activities:


WUMCO 2017 & Oktoberfest


This annual event is always a blast for adults and kids alike. This year’s WUMCO festivities will take place on October 21st, and will feature costume contests, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, carnival games, a moon bounce, rock wall, & more! Oktoberfest attractions will include German food, a beer tent, and German music.


Homestead Farm


Pick-your-own apples & pumpkins, as well as apple cider, mums, and decorative gourds. Plus hayrides on Saturday & Sunday.


Sugarloaf Mountain

Frederick County

This unique attraction is perfect for hiking, rock climbing, and picnicking. And the views are spectacular in the fall.


Lewis Orchards


Find pick-your-own apples, and cut-your-own zinnias at Lewis Orchards, plus pumpkins and potted mums. Along with pies and other treats in the Market.


Temple Hall Fall Festival & Corn Maize


A veritable cornucopia of fall fun, from pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, to pig races, and the renowned 24-acre corn maze.


Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park

Spend the day enjoying giant hill slides, moon bounces, wagon rides, petting zoo, pedal carts, the corn bin, & more at Pumpkin Village. A great place for a fall birthday bash!


BONUS! For grown-ups only!

Rocklands Farm Winery, Poolesville

Head to the local vineyard and enjoy live music on Friday nights, plus wine tastings and local food vendors Friday through Sunday.


There’s plenty to do around Montgomery County and The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing this Fall, so treat your family to some fun!


Move to Poolesville by Next School Year!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, News | Posted: June 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Move to Poolesville by Next School Year!

The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, located in historic Poolesville, is a great place to live if you have kids. From the top-ranked Poolesville schools – Poolesville High School is the #1 school in Maryland – to the community’s plentiful recreational opportunities, your family will love living here.

The Reserve is adjacent to Dry Seneca Stream Valley Park, a 50-acre protected wooded area, which lends a serene feeling to the neighborhood. The community includes walking paths, a lacrosse/soccer field, a Village Green, a family picnic pavilion, multi-age playgrounds, and a multipurpose basketball court.


The Poolesville area also offers interesting and fun things to do, from picking your own fruit at Homestead Farms or Lewis Orchards, to grabbing a healthy breakfast or lunch at the Waterside Café. Poolesville also has a county pool facility that includes a 6-lane, 25-meter Main Pool, and an 8-lane, 25-meter swim course, with one-meter and half-meter diving boards. The shallow water Leisure Pool has fountains, sprays and kiddie slides. And an Activity Pool has 2 flume slides and crosswalks. A Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas are also provided. Poolesville has an extensive trail system, as well as a skate park. The Town is also known for its community events and festivals, such as Poolesville Day, Summer Movie Nights, and SpringFest.


We have a Move -In Ready home on a beautiful nearly one acre wooded lot currently available at 19552 Lewis Orchard Lane.  Priced at $849,900, The Kensington model has 4,140 square feet of living space on 3 levels, with 5 bedrooms and a 2 car side load garage. The home also has a gourmet kitchen with Timberlake cabinetry, double wall ovens, and a 5-burner gas cooktop. There is a first floor den or guest room, and an Owners’ suite with a sitting room. You can be all moved-in and settled by the time school starts in the fall!

If you’d like more information about this home or Brightwell Crossing, contact George Neill at 301.208.2588 or

Poolesville High School Ranked #1 in Maryland Seven Years in a Row!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, News | Posted: May 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Poolesville High School Ranked #1 in Maryland Seven Years in a Row!

Do you need yet another reason to live at Brightwell Crossing? How about the extraordinary quality of the schools!

Poolesville High School is ranked #1 in Maryland, #3 in the DC region among private AND public schools, and in the top 100 schools nationally on the Washington Post’s list of the Most Challenging High Schools in the U.S.



The Most Challenging High Schools in the U.S. list includes 2,323 schools across the country and more than 180 schools in the Washington region. The Washington Post ranks schools through an index formula based on a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year.


The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing includes 98 homesites, situated on lots that range from a half-acre to over an acre, including many cul-de-sac and walkout sites. It is designed to give residents exquisite homes in a prestigious neighborhood. Check out our available homes in Brightwell Crossing!


Kettler Forlines Sponsors HBCF Fundraiser

Categories: News | Posted: May 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Kettler Forlines Sponsors HBCF Fundraiser

Kettler Forlines Homes was a proud participant and sponsor of the Maryland Building Industry Association’s annual Spring Fundraiser, The Bull & Oyster Roast, on May 3, 2017. Held at Ruppert Landscape Headquarters in Laytonsville, Maryland, the event featured fabulous food, live jazz, and plenty of fun for all.

HBCF Bull and Oyster Roast

All proceeds from the event benefit Home Builders Care Foundation, MBIA’s official charity. The mission of the Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF) is to give back by utilizing the skills and resources of building industry members on shelter-related construction for the homeless and others at-risk. Our own Tom Kettler is a past board member and President of the Foundation. Donations to HBCF help build and renovate supportive housing facilities and shelter for the homeless and families in crisis throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Donations were also accepted for the Professional Women in Building Council’s Clothing Drive to benefit the Interfaith Works Clothing Center. Located in Rockville, the center provides free clothing and household goods to almost 13,500 income-qualified residents each year.

HBCF was established in the early 1980s as Operation Tom Sawyer (OTS) and functioned as the charitable arm of the Suburban Maryland Building Industry Association.

Kettler Forlines Homes has been an active supporter of HBCF for many years, and is honored to support their charitable works.


New Cul-De-Sac Opens at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, News | Posted: May 9, 2017 | Comments Off on New Cul-De-Sac Opens at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing!

Something new is popping up at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing in Poolesville! A whole new section located on Umstead Court will feature a private cul-de-sac with gorgeous homesites that back up to the woods. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – reserve your lot today!

Brightwell Crossing

The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing offers exquisite homes in a prestigious neighborhood. The master plan includes 98 homesites situated on lots that range from a half-acre to over an acre. The Reserve is adjacent to Dry Seneca Stream Valley Park, a protected wooded area – perfect for a walk through nature!

We created eight unique home designs just for The Reserve, with each spacious floor plan featuring an extensive array of luxury amenities. The homes range from 2,745 square feet to more than 7,200, featuring gourmet kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, large porches, and more.

The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing has tons of other unique features as well, including interesting architecture, superior craftsmanship, cutting edge energy efficiency, and proximity to nationally ranked Poolesville public schools.


new home features


For more information on living at The Reserve at Brightwell in Montgomery County, contact Community Sales Manager George Neill at 301-208-2588 or at


3 Reasons to Buy Your New Home NOW!

Categories: Build On Your Lot, News | Posted: April 20, 2017 | Comments Off on 3 Reasons to Buy Your New Home NOW!

There are so many amazing reasons for you to choose a Kettler Forlines home. And right now, one of the most crucial incentives is how much money you’ll save in a smart real estate investment.


  1. Interest Rates are on the Rise – Interest rates have gone up since the start of this year and likely will to continue to rise. The good news is that we’re offering a long-term interest rate protection program!


  1. Labor Costs are Increasing – According to Builder Magazine, when builders were asked about significant problems faced in 2016, only 48% of people voiced building material prices as a concern. In 2017, this number jumped to 60% – the most significant jump of any category including cost of labor, cost of lots, and development standards.


  1. Mortgage Rates are Still at a 30-Year Low – Although prices and interest rates are on the rise in the homebuilding industry, rates are still at some of the lowest we’ve seen over the last thirty years. Buyers should feel secure in knowing that this is a still a great time to purchase a home, especially in the upcoming short months.



If you’re looking to make a move sooner rather than later, check out our quick move-in homes that you can settle into within a few short weeks. Homes are available in our Brookfield on the Potomac community in Falling Waters, West Virginia and The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing in Poolesville, MD.


If you’re looking to build your home from the ground up with Kettler Forlines Homes, we’re ready to start now as well! No matter if you’d like a home on your own lot or on one of ours, we’re ready to help you find your new home before the next price hike.

The gorgeous Kensington model is in full bloom!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, Kensington Model, News | Posted: March 30, 2017 | Comments Off on The gorgeous Kensington model is in full bloom!

Spring is in the air, which means nicer weather, grilling season, and outdoor gatherings! The stunning move-in ready Kensington model, located at 19522 Lewis Orchard Lane in The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, will be your family party headquarters for years to come!

  • The open floorplan is perfect for entertaining – plenty of conversation areas and room to move around.
  • The basement rec room will be a huge hit with the kids – tons of space to hang out and play games!
  • The gourmet kitchen features a center island and so much counter space for baking and prep work. Plus, the double ovens and large range will make cooking your feast a breeze!
  • The dining room is elegant and ideal for extravagant family dinners and celebrations of all kinds.
  • Plant your roots at this new home, priced at $839,900.


The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing is conveniently located near the greater Washington D.C. area, within minutes of cities throughout Virginia and Maryland. Children attend high-quality schools, such as Poolesville Elementary, John Poole Middle School, and Poolesville High School, which also features the Poolesville High School Magnet Program.

For more information, visit Contact George Neill today at 301-208-2588 or if you’d like to visit this home in person.

For nearly 40 years, the details have made all the difference in Kettler Forlines Homes and neighborhoods. Come visit and you will find award-winning, energy-efficient designs, the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, a genuine dedication to affordability and value, countless included features, and many ways to create a home that is truly unique. For more details about our homes, visit