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The Top 10 Reasons to Love The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing

Categories: Brightwell Crossing | Posted: August 7, 2019 | Comments Off on The Top 10 Reasons to Love The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing

At Kettler Forlines Homes, we believe that where you live determines how you live — which is why we created a beautiful new community in none other than family-friendly Poolesville. Scenic, safe, and so easy to call home, The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing is the kind of place you’ve always wanted to come back to. There are so many reasons why our homeowners love living here, and here are a few of our favorites:

1) Small Town Living. Big City Convenience.

Located in the quiet, family-friendly town of Poolesville, while still close to Washington, D.C. and other metro areas you love, Brightwell Crossing offers an unbeatable location. You’ll enjoy parades, festivals, farms/orchards, and so much more throughout the year. Poolesville really is a hidden gem in Montgomery County, Maryland.

2) Award-Winning Homes.

We have nine distinctive, luxury home designs to choose from, all built with our signature craftsmanship and attention to detail. One- and two-story designs are available, each with its own personality.

3) Outstanding Top-Ranked Poolesville Schools.

With Poolesville High School ranked #1 in Maryland 7 years in a row from 2010-2017 by The Washington Post, these incredible schools in Poolesville provide your children with the experience you’ve always dreamed of for them.

 4) Flexible Floorplans To Fit Your Family’s Needs.

Enjoy a unique floor plan that can be customized to fit your lifestyle. From first-floor owners’ suites to family guest suites designed for multi-generational living, your family will always fit right in.

5) Live Clean, Save Green.

The Energy Star® and Indoor airPLUS programs means our homes are built to be healthier and more energy-efficient. They keep you comfortable (and save you money!) all year long.

6) Personalization Is Key.

We have an impressive list of included luxury features and custom options such as, granite countertops in gourmet kitchens, convenient second-floor laundry centers, finished lower levels with rec rooms, bedrooms, baths, and 2-4-car oversized garages.

7) Smart Homes. Smart Homeowners!

The Smart Home Plus Program features wireless Z-Wave enabled devices, plus a free consultation with a trained Technology Specialist.

8) Room To Grow!

Our homes are set on spacious, half-acre-plus homesites featuring large, old-fashioned backyards. Many with walk-out lower levels.

9) A Name You Can Trust.

For over 40 years, Kettler Forlines Homes has welcomed home more than 4,000 families throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Our attention to detail, excellence in design, and quality craftsmanship have made Kettler Forlines Homes the name you trust.

10) Your Sanctuary… Your Home.

The relaxed lifestyle you’ll enjoy here is your sanctuary from the chaotic hustle and bustle of everyday life. At Kettler Forlines Homes, we specialize in creating communities where neighbors quickly become friends. And The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing is no different, thanks to its cozy design and comfortable homes. In a place where children play in the park, families come together for picnics and barbeques, neighbors become fast friends, and hours are spent making memories and having way too much fun, this is the perfect place to call home.

 

Once you see Brightwell Crossing, you’ll immediately envision a beautiful future ahead… Are you ready to make the move? All of us at Kettler Forlines Homes can’t wait to meet you and get started! For more information on our homes here, please call 301-208-2588.

 

Partner Feature: Meet CB Flooring, LLC

Categories: News | Posted: June 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Partner Feature: Meet CB Flooring, LLC

At Kettler Forlines Homes, we believe that your beautiful, brand new home should be the most comfortable place in the world — which is why we use only the best building materials and designs, as well as team up with the most exceptional people to create your home sweet home.

We’re excited to introduce you to one of our most trusted partners, a company whose flooring services bring endless quality and beauty to your Kettler Forlines home: CB Flooring, LLC. A private, locally owned flooring contractor dedicated to outstanding quality and unmatched service, CB Flooring, LLC specializes in the installation of carpet, hardwood, and resilient and ceramic tiles.

With over 40 years of experience serving homeowners all over the northeast, CB Flooring, LLC knows what it takes to ensure perfect flooring from top to bottom. Best of all, as a family-led team of experts who cares about your home is as if it were their own, you can always expect top-of-the-line service and care.

After you’ve trusted us to bring your dream home to life in Maryland and West Virginia, you can rest assured that the rest of your ride will be virtually bump-free, especially with hardworking, passionate companies like CB Flooring, LLC by your side. For more information about the magic that CB Flooring, LLC will bring to your home, please visit their website. All of us at Kettler Forlines Homes can’t wait to welcome you home!

Summer Activities For Your Family in Poolesville

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, Events, News, poolesville, Specials, Tips | Posted: June 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Summer Activities For Your Family in Poolesville

Swimming pools, ice cream cones, and endless sunshine… It’s almost sweet summertime! With school out for the season, your children are gearing up for all of the outdoor activities that await (AKA their next great adventures). In family-friendly Poolesville, just minutes from your Kettler Forlines home, there are so many options for you and your children to enjoy together. Take a look at our recommendations for summer 2019:

June 29: Red, White, and Brews

From 6 to 10 pm, Whalen Commons will host a pre-4th of July party complete with live music, delicious food, and family-friendly celebrations. Get ready for America’s birthday with your friends and family at Poolesville’s favorite park. Your children will love inflatables, food trucks, and live music (including Mindy Miller & The Chrome Tears and 19th Street Band) as you enjoy a beer garden, local wines, and so much more.
July 4: America’s Birthday Bash in D.C.

What better place to celebrate America’s birthday than beautiful Washington, D.C.? An hour from Poolesville, there’s nothing like a summertime trip to the country’s capital. From watching the parade along Constitution Ave to kayaking along the Potomac to marveling at the fireworks from the Lincoln Memorial steps, the fun here is endless. And if you want to stay close to home, there will be music, food, and fireworks at the Polo Grounds!

July 14: Sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Marsh

If you and your children enjoy getting creative and trying new things, this event is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the season while expanding your horizons and honing your artistic abilities. From 6 to 9 am, Emily Carter Mitchell will guide you through the gorgeous sunflower fields at the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, and teach you all about the important concepts of nature and wildlife photography.

July 21: Bark in the Park

This event is something your children will cherish fur-ever! From 6 to 9 pm, Whalen Commons will transform into a dog lover’s paradise, where families are encouraged to bring their paw-some pooch to join in on all of the fun. There will be a cute dog contest, games for dogs, prizes, a DJ, Montgomery County Police K9 Demos, rescue groups, food vendors, a farmers market, and of course, all of the licks and tail wags you can imagine.

August 23: Friday on the Commons — Totally Rad

Take a trip down memory lane while your kids discover the righteous fun of the ‘80s! It’s all happen’en down at Whalen Commons from 6 to 10:30 pm, where you’ll find all of your favorite things about the most tubular decade of all, including roller skating, Pac-Man, hacky sack, and more. Make sure to tease your hair and put on your best neon — this event is all about doing it big. And don’t miss a special screening of Goonies at 8:30 pm!

September 21: Poolesville Day

The perfect way to wrap up summer and say hello to fall, Poolesville Day features all-day activities and events for you and your children to take part in. It all begins with a 5k race in the morning, followed by a parade, local entertainment, a car show, and more. Enjoy vendors of all kinds, from irresistible festival food and sweet treats to crafts and jewelry to fun games. Enjoy the last few weeks of warm weather with your incredible community!

As the streets of Poolesville come alive with the magic and charm of summer, take your children out to experience the sweetest parts of the season. While they await the next school year, they’ll absolutely love making some of their best memories with their family and friends. From all of us at Kettler Forlines Homes, happy summer and have fun!

Gorgeous Homes Available For You Now

Categories: Brookfield on the Potomac, News | Posted: May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Gorgeous Homes Available For You Now

 

A house may have all the right pieces, but a home has all the heart. At Kettler Forlines Homes, we build our living spaces with expert craftsmanship — and a caring, gracious touch that only comes from family. Are you ready to move into your own oasis? We have two gorgeous homes available for you right now!

 

At 38 Lackawanna Lane and 161 Tributary Trail in beautiful Falling Waters, WV, two homes with your name on them await. Nestled in beautiful Brookfield on the Potomac, between Martinsburg and Hagerstown, these move-in-ready living spaces are designed with luxury and comfort in mind, and built for the best days ahead.

 

Kitchen

 

Crafted with the Pinehurst floor plan, our home on 38 Lackawanna Lane comes complete with 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 4,534 square feet of wide open space for you and your family to call your own. With 3 stories and a spacious sideload garage, everyone has the room they need to feel entirely themselves here.

 

 

Best of all, the owner’s suite you’ve always envisioned is finally yours, providing you with a spa-like bathroom for relaxation day and night. Energy-efficient, stylish, and built for multigenerational living, this stunning home is where your most special memories are waiting to be made — from your large, gorgeous kitchen to your customizable lower-level recreation room. Step inside and feel the true meaning of gracious living

 

Living Room

 

Just like our first available home, the beauty on 161 Tributary Trail is where luxury meets comfort right in the middle. Built with the Charleston floor plan, this lovable, single-story home includes 3 stylish bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Fall in love with the ease and comfort of having everything you need right at your fingertips… with no stairs in the way!

 

Office

 

Innovatively designed from top to bottom, this home includes a den, a separate home office, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a large island, and a spacious walk-in closet, an unfinished lower level with flex space for whatever you wish (entertainment room, hobby space, or fitness center anyone?), as well as a charming screened porch that overlooks .58 acres of gorgeous woods. From birthdays to dinner parties to fresh spring mornings, there’s nothing like sitting outside and enjoying the view on your own private porch.

 

Who says you have to wait months to move into your dream home? At Kettler Forlines Homes, your brand new lifestyle can start in 1-2-3. For more information about our homes at 38 Lackawanna Lane and 161 Tributary Trail, please call 304-270-1004 or gneill@kettlerforlineshomes.com. We can’t wait to welcome you home!

 

Partner Feature: Meet the Bartley Corporation

Categories: Tips | Posted: March 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Partner Feature: Meet the Bartley Corporation

 

Patio

 

At Kettler Forlines Homes, we believe that your brand new home should be a one-of-a-kind place of comfort, relaxation, and warmth — that’s why we use only the highest-quality building materials and designs, as well as partner with the most exceptional people to create your personal oasis.

Our team is excited to introduce you to one of our favorite partners, a spectacular company whose services play an important role in the outcome of your gorgeous home: the Bartley Corporation! A full-service concrete construction company, the Bartley Corporation specializes in all areas of concrete that you love to see in your home, like foundations, garages, basement slabs, patios, and waterproofing.

A trusted partner of Kettler Forlines Homes for nearly 40 years, we couldn’t be more proud to work with this incredible group while we build your forever home. The Bartley Corporation is a family-owned company of experts who know what it takes to incorporate concrete into your home seamlessly, and best of all, they do so with the kind of customer service and class that makes the building process more rewarding than you could’ve ever imagined.
After you’ve made the decision to trust us to welcome you and your family home in Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia, you can rest assured that the entirety of your journey will be smooth sailing, especially with unmatched companies like the Bartley Corporation on your side! We can’t wait to build a home where your greatest memories will unfold for years to come.

A Home Created Just for You and Your Family by Kettler Forlines Homes

Categories: News, Tips | Posted: March 7, 2019 | Comments Off on A Home Created Just for You and Your Family by Kettler Forlines Homes

Interactive Floor Plans

 

Kettler Forlines Homes believes your home should be an original, which is why we design each one with plenty of flexibility – so you can create the home of YOUR dreams, not someone else’s! Then, we make it easy for you to figure what you want your home to look like with our Interactive Floor Plans!

 

Under Find your home, navigate to the Models/Plans page, then choose a floor plan. Once there, click on the Interactive Floor Plan link, and start designing your dream home!

Customizing your Kettler Home is as easy as…

  1. Choose your elevation: We offer a variety of exteriors – and each one is unique. There are a wide array of choices to customize our exteriors – from covered porches to brick or stone facades, to the style of the dormers and roof!
  2. Choose your floor plan: Our interactive plans allow you to see which home fits your family best. One story or two? Three bedrooms or five? Huge front porch or main level owner’s suite? Formal dining room or flexible den?
  3. Choose your customized features: Depending on which plan you choose, you can add all kinds of options, from a morning room to a home office, a guest house to an extra bedroom, an owners retreat to a lower level rec room. Our interactive plans allow you to see what those add-ons will look like.

The flexibility of our plans gives you the opportunity to customize and make whichever one you choose all yours. We let you see all of your options, so you can mix & match until you find just the right combo. So, go ahead and explore! Get it just where you want it, and then print it out. Presto! The home of your dreams!

What are you waiting for? Start designing the Kettler Forlines Home of YOUR dreams today!

Create Your Dream Home in Our Design Center

Categories: Brightwell Crossing | Posted: February 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Create Your Dream Home in Our Design Center

When you build a brand new Kettler Forlines home, you get to be the very first person to fall in love with it and call it your own. Your preferences and style lead the way from beginning to end, so the finished product looks exactly like the home you’ve always seen in your dreams (as well as within your budget)! A new Kettler Forlines home in Maryland or West Virginia is entirely new and entirely you.

Designed to make your home a perfect fit, one of our Design Centers is your sanctuary to hand-pick all of the features and details you want, from the color of your exterior to the style of your door knobs. After you’ve selected your floor plan, our Design Center professionals will work closely with you to customize your home from top to bottom, if you choose to, so you can start living your most comfortable and exciting life in no time.

We’ll walk you through all of your options for each space, with everything from wall colors and flooring to countertops and lighting fixtures! Watch your home come to life as you choose the special details that reflect your style and personality with our wide range of materials and finishes. Best of all, you can rest assured that you always have our undivided attention, so visualizing and choosing your perfect home couldn’t be easier.

Ready for the most incredible step of the process? You’re invited to a custom granite countertop experience at Artelye Marble & Granite! Choose from a variety of natural granite slabs to choose from, picking one may be the most difficult yet enjoyable part of the process! Once you personally select your slab from the stones in stock, Artelye’s experts carefully cut and finish your countertop, analyzing the quality of the material, verifying the dimensions with laser-guided equipment in your kitchen, and perfecting the final product. Cook in the kitchen of your dreams knowing that you selected the countertops yourself!

If you have an idea for your home, but you’re not exactly sure how to bring it all together, don’t worry — our Design Center professionals will take the time to ensure that your home exceeds every expectation. Each of our communities has its own Design Center. Give us a call to schedule your appointment.

When you start fresh with us, you choose the look and feel of your home, and we build it for you. This way, your home — untouched, brand new, and completely you — has our professional expertise and touch, as well as your heart and soul. For more information about our Design Centers, please visit our website or give us a call at 301-208-2588 or 301-807-8266. At Kettler Forlines Homes, we’re ready to make your dreams come true! 

Raising Your Family in Poolesville

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, poolesville | Posted: February 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Raising Your Family in Poolesville

 

Poolesville Main Street

Nestled into beautiful Poolesville, a brand new home in the Reserve at Brightwell Crossing is filled with wide open space for you and your family to call your own. A new year means a new chance to make an exciting change in your life, and nothing’s more exciting than moving into the home of your dreams with your family!

 

Energy Star and Indoor AirPlus Certified, our innovative, award-winning homes provide you with the comfort you and your family deserve all year-long, as well as a modern and cozy design that everyone loves. Best of all, our family-friendly Reserve at Brightwell Crossing is situated within Maryland’s best school district, so you can rest assured that your children will get the greatest education of all.

 

Schools in Poolesville

 

Poolesville High School was named the top high school in Maryland for 7 straight years by the Washington Post! Lead by the area’s most dedicated educators, our exceptional schools within Montgomery County School District challenge your children, develop their passions and skills, and empower them to thrive at every age. When your children attend a caring and supportive school that recognizes what makes them unique, they grow up happy, healthy, and eager to experience a world of opportunities.

 

Between Monocacy Elementary or Poolesville Elementary, John Poole Middle School, and Poolesville High School, you can always count on incredible teachers to take good care of your children, whether inside the classroom or on the playing field. With over 92 unique clubs, a student government, Honors Societies, and countless sports teams, you can rest assured that your children will love growing up in Poolesville.

 

Ranging from 3-7 bedrooms and 2.5-6.5 bathrooms, our ½-acre to 1-acre homes offer gorgeous views of the peaceful woods, along with close proximity to the bustling activity of downtown. With innovative home designs like multi-generational spaces and first-floor owners’ suites, you’ll find our homes fit the lifestyle you desire. Including features like spacious family areas, large kitchens, and bedrooms, optional additions like sunrooms, home offices, and recreation rooms are just a few of the reasons why a Kettler Forlines Homes is fit for a family like yours.

 

In a brand new Kettler Forlines Home, you’ll be the first ones to share a family meal in the dining room, to hang your family photos on the wall, and to design your children’s bedrooms and play areas. Built with equal parts expertise and equal parts care, each one of our high-quality, energy-efficient homes is waiting with open arms to welcome you and your family into a wonderful new way of life.
Open your door, step inside, and take in the fresh scent of your brand new home. Your best days are just ahead, and the journey can start now. For more information on our spacious and comfortable homes in Poolesville, please visit our website or give us a call at 301-208-2588 or 301-807-8266. We look forward to helping you find your dream home!

2019 is All About Your New Home!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, Build On Your Lot | Posted: January 28, 2019 | Comments Off on 2019 is All About Your New Home!

A new year means a new chance to make some exciting changes in your life — and what could be more exciting than moving into a gorgeous new home that’s built from the ground up? At Kettler Forlines Homes, we believe that 2019 is your year to move into your dream home! That’s why we can pair one of our stunning floor plans with your favorite homesite and build the dream home you desire.

Our Build On Your Lot program ensures that you get the highest-quality living space without having to worry about where it will be built. Finally, every choice — from location to home layout — is completely yours, so your home will be as you as possible from top to bottom. With over 40 years of experience, our team has perfected our BOYL process, and we can’t wait to get started with you!

When you choose our BOYL program, you can leave all of the work to us. This means that we check all permits, utilities, special zoning requirements, setbacks, easement regulations, and any site improvements that need to be completed ahead of time in order to avoid unnecessary stress and confusion. We want the entire process to be exciting and fun because that’s exactly what living in a new Kettler Forlines home is like.

From establishing your budget and doing an on-site consultation, all the way to completing a construction review and walking you through a pre-move homeowner orientation, we promise that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy watching your beautiful home come to life. Our multifaceted BOYL process is designed to make your life easier by accounting for every last detail that goes into building your brand new home.

With many designs to choose from, you’re sure to find the home that fits you and your family best. No matter what’s most important to you, from number of bedrooms to optional additions like a relaxing sunroom, you can rest assured that Kettler Forlines Homes has every home feature you could ever want. Not to mention, we always guarantee expert craftsmanship and exceptional customer service during every step of the way.

If you can’t wait to leave your old home behind, take a look at our move-in ready home in Falling Waters, WV! The Charleston is all about luxury, style, and versatility. Designed for single-level living, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom is the epitome of comfy living in West Virginia. Take a virtual tour here and call George to schedule your visit at 301-208-2588.

Make 2019 the year you move into your dream home! What better time than now to purchase a home and start your greatest journey yet? For more information on our BOYL program, our building process, our portfolio of home designsmove-in ready homes or to schedule a free site consultation, please give us a call at 301-208-2588 or 301-807-8266. We can’t wait to work with you!

Featured Floorplan – The Kensington

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, Build On Your Lot, News, poolesville | Posted: January 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Featured Floorplan – The Kensington

The Kensignton

 

At Kettler Forlines Homes, we design homes that accommodate every family – no matter how many generations live there. Our spacious Kensington plan is a perfect example. This innovative 2-story plan ranges from 2,974 – 6,000 square feet, with your choice of 4 to 6 bedrooms, 2.5 to 5.5 bathrooms, and 2- to 3-car garages. A very flexible plan, The Kensington can be adapted to include a family guest house, a first-floor guest suite, or two owner’s suites. No matter how big your family, you will always have the space that you need.

 

The Kensington’s open floor plan is just awash in natural light, thanks to a strategically placed staircase and knee wallsand columns around the family-sized dining room. Just steps away, the great room and adjacent kitchen form the heart of this home. The kitchen has an oversized center island and a pantry, while a first-floor den/home office with optional full bath is just around the corner – and can easily become an extra bedroom.

 

The Master Suite in The KensingtonUpstairs, dramatic double doors open into the spacious owner’s suite. Featuring a sitting area, two walk-in closets and a luxurious bath with a walk-in shower and two vanities, this is truly a retreat. Three additional bedrooms, a hall bath, and the conveniently located laundry center complete the second floor. Down on the lower level, you can customize the space to include a recreation room, a fifth bedroom, a full bath, a media room, an exercise room, or anything you might imagine.

 

Bathroom in The Kensington

 

The Kensington can also be customized with an optional sunroom, a fireplace in the great room, a bay window in the dining room, a third bath upstairs, and much more. We offer a variety of architectural styles and exterior finishes, so your Kensington won’t look like anyone else’s either!

 

Whether you’re entertaining or just hanging out with the family, The Kensington can handle whatever you need. Every last detail of this home reflects the Kettler Forlines Homes commitment to superior craftsmanship, innovative design, and unparalleled quality. We know that this is an exciting journey, and we want every step of it to feel rewarding and memorable.
The Kensington is available at The Reserve at Brightwell in Poolesville, MD or Build On Your Lot. For more information on this floor plan, please visit our website or call us at 301-208-2588. We look forward to talking about how Kettler Forlines Homes can help you build the home of your dreams!