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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!

Why Choose a Single Level Floor Plan?

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, Build On Your Lot, poolesville, Tips | Posted: December 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Choose a Single Level Floor Plan?

Single Level Living

At Kettler Forlines Homes, we design and build a variety of homes – including single-story homes. Though they primarily feature a single-level living space (plus a lower level), they offer 3 to 5 bedrooms, up to 4,400+ square feet, and a level of comfort and style you won’t believe. Single-level home designs are attractive options for many reasons…

1.) Easy to navigate. The biggest attraction of one-story homes is the fact that everything (or almost everything) you need is on one floor — no stairs required. If you or an older family member has limited mobility, arthritis or achy knees/hips, this is a definite advantage. (And it’s not a bad thing if you’re chasing after rambunctious kids, either!)

3.) Luxurious living space. Our single-level homes include lots of open living space. Rooms have high ceilings, lots of windows, and flow easily into one another – without a staircase cutting into the space. Plus, they can be customized with many of our luxury options, such as sunrooms, screened porches, and finished lower levels with tons of possibilities.

2.) Safety. Falling down the steps is a big concern, for young and old. Single-level living means no worries about you, your parents, your kids or your pets tumbling down steps. And no need to haul laundry, shopping, storage boxes, suitcases, or anything else up and down stairs.

 

Single Level Living

 

4.) Easy to clean. Vacuums are heavy – especially if you’re lugging them up the stairs. If you live on a single floor, it’s so much easier to go from one end of the house to the other with a vacuum or other cleaning supplies. (Takes less time, too!)

5.) Everyday life. No stairs mean that you can move easily from the laundry room to the kitchen or living areas or bedrooms. (There are two steps down to the garage, by the way. But only two!) And if you want/need more space, our lower levels provide flex space for a recreation room, home office, fitness center or den. Our outdoor living areas may include a screened porch, rear patio or deck for even more living space.

If you’d like to learn more about our single-level homes, visit our website or call  301-208-2588.

Holiday Happenings in Poolesville

Categories: Brightwell Crossing | Posted: December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Holiday Happenings in Poolesville

Where traditional spirit meets contemporary charm, Poolesville, Maryland is nothing short of magical around the holidays. Whether you’re looking for a festive outing or a classic Christmas display around your Kettler Forlines home in the Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, there’s something special here for everyone to enjoy.

As you head into 2019, make the end of your year as memorable as can be with something merry and bright just outside your door. Open up your heart and hear those sleigh bells ringing — the holidays are here! Below are our favorite festivities around the Reserve at Brightwell Crossing in Poolesville:

Whalen Commons in Downtown Poolesville: The heart and soul of our wonderful town, Whalen Commons is always waiting to welcome you and your family with open arms. This gathering spot is all about bringing our community together for shared experiences, and the holidays are no exception. Stop by at any time to view the annual light display! This beautiful town tradition will touch your heart once again.

Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival: For 23 years, this beloved light show has dazzled visitors from all over Maryland. Get cozy in your car and take a 3.5-mile drive through the beautiful Seneca Creek State Park, where over 450 unique and festive displays surround you! Look up as twinkling trees turn the night sky brighter than ever. After all, nothing is more merry and bright than an incredible Christmas light show designed with love and care. This wonderful winter display will be open through December 31.

Christmas Lights

Family Gingerbread House Workshop: Just the cinnamon-sweet smell of gingerbread can bring us back to memories of the holidays… Since you already live in your dream house, now you can create an edible one of your own! This delicious, family-fun event will take place this Saturday, December 15 at the Rockville Memorial Library. All the materials are supplied, so you only have to bring your holiday spirit (and creativity, of course). Craft the perfect home, complete with all the exterior decor, and satisfy your sweet tooth!

Elf the Musical: Called a “bona fide treat” from the New York Post, this fun and festive musical will have you counting down the moments until Christmas! Based on the 2003 Will Ferrell hit, this musical adaptation keeps the charming humor and heart of the movie while adding unbelievably catchy songs, dancing, and bright sets — what could be better? If you missed the film on the big screen the first time around or can’t wait to see it in live action, shows will run through January 6.

Holiday Shopping For a Cause: Even animals love to celebrate the holiday season! On December 15 and 22, you and your family can stroll through the spectacular Star Gazing Farm in Boyds and make some furry friends along the way… Come by and say hello to goats, alpacas, cows, donkeys, pigs, and more! Along with delicious wintertime food and drinks, you can shop rugs, hand-woven baskets, knitted apparel, ceramics, and so much. Every sale goes toward the farm’s animal care and educational programs.

Sailing Through Winter Solstice: Don’t miss the boat! Come out to see one of the most spectacular lighting shows yet. Up until February 3, 2019, nine festive boats filled with seasonal designs and sparkling lights will float through the gorgeous Carroll Creek Linear Park in Frederick at nighttime. This one-of-a-kind light display turns any night into a dream… Best of all, this photo-worthy event raises funds for charities in the community. Head out to Frederick to “sea” Christmas like you never have before.

Christmas Family

Grab your scarf, gloves, and holiday spirit, and head outside of your Kettler Forlines home for some festive fun with your family and friends. We can’t wait for you to experience the magic near the Reserve at Brightwell Crossing! From our family to yours, have a wonderful holiday season.

Hosting Thanksgiving? Time to start prepping!

Categories: Tips | Posted: November 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Hosting Thanksgiving? Time to start prepping!

You love Thanksgiving. The traditions and togetherness. Family and friends gathering around. And, now that you are all settled in your brand new Kettler Forlines home, you’ve volunteered to host Thanksgiving dinner. But the magnitude of the task has just hit you. Don’t sweat it. You can do it – and make it look effortless – thanks to your new state-of-the-art kitchen and a flexible open floor plan! Here are some tips for making your first Thanksgiving in your new home easy-as-pumpkin pie!

Invite early. The key to a stress-free Thanksgiving is to plan early. Once you commit to hosting, the first thing you need to do is invite everyone you want to come. Even the last minute types are likely to make Thanksgiving plans early in November, so start putting feelers out there ASAP. In the meantime, start thinking about where you’re going to put everybody. (Kettler Forlines’ versatile, open floor plans make this part soooo much easier!)

Be organized. Planning and organizing is imperative. It’s the only way to make sure you don’t find yourself with missing ingredients, a house that’s a mess, and hours of cooking still to be done when your guests arrive. Start by making a schedule leading up to dinner, along with to-do lists, and shopping lists. (Lists are Organization 101. They let you see everything you need… and checking things off feels sooo good!)  

Plan your menu. The big day will be here before you know it, and you need a gameplan. The first step? Figure out what’s on the menu. Chances are, your guests will want to bring things… you just have to tell them what you need. Once you have the menu set, start shopping for non-perishables (e.g. baking ingredients, bread cubes, herbs & spices), and designate a corner of your spacious pantry “Thanksgiving Central”. Closer to the day, head to one of our local farmers markets or orchards for fresh fruits and veggies!

Cook in advance. Don’t stress out trying to cook everything on Thanksgiving Day. Create a timeline, and figure out what can be made ahead of time. Casseroles can be premade. Vegetables can be chopped and ready to steam. Some things can’t be cooked early, like the turkey, but almost everything else in the meal can be prepped and ready to just pop on the stovetop or into the oven. Let’s put that new state-of-the-art kitchen to work!

Set up in advance. Establish your dining space (formal dining room, the family room, maybe even the sunroom). Figure out if you’re having a sit down meal or a buffet-style repast. Then, as long as you don’t have to worry about pets or small children upsetting things, set everything up days before the event. That way you won’t be scrambling to find the extra chairs that are somewhere in the garage; cleaning the dust off the extra wine glasses that are on that high shelf in the kitchen; and counting the flatware only to discover you don’t have enough right before the first guest arrives.

Offer snacks before dinner. Tasty appetizers benefit the chef as much as the guests. Bowls of nuts, some crackers and cheese, and trays of crudité or hot apps strategically placed in the living room or lower level rec room will keep them busy munching while you finish up!  

Keep the kids entertained. For children, it seems like Thanksgiving dinner takes forever to land on the table. Keep ‘em occupied with games out in the yard, and movies or craft projects in the rec room.

Above all, relax and enjoy. Let your guests marvel at the incredibly family-friendly design of your new Kettler Forlines home, while you perform culinary magic in your new kitchen! Learn more about our homes at kettlerforlineshomes.com.