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It’s Back to School Season in Poolesville!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, poolesville | Posted: August 8, 2018 | Comments Off on It’s Back to School Season in Poolesville!

Back to School

 

When you live in The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing in beautiful Poolesville, you have the chance to send your children to unmatched local schools that challenge them, develop their passions and skills, and empower them to thrive at every age. If you move into our quick move-in Kettler Forlines home in Poolesville now, you can drop your children off at one of these schools by the start of this September!

Between Monocacy Elementary or Poolesville Elementary, John Poole Middle School, and Poolesville High School, you can always count on incredible teachers to mold your children into hard-working and happy adults. Located within Montgomery County School District, the largest school district in Maryland, these institutions provide your children with the tools that they need to go far.

Did you know that Poolesville was named the  #1 school district in the state of Maryland for seven years in a row by the Washington Post?  With over 92 unique clubs, a student government, Honors Societies, and countless sports teams, you can rest assured that your children will be getting the educational experience that you’ve always wanted for them.

Soon, you and your kids will do your annual back-to-school shopping, where you’ll fill their school bags with fresh notebooks, highlighters, and pens. As you’re helping your children get ready for the new school year, can you picture them attending and loving one of Poolesville’s incredible schools? If so, this welcoming and family-friendly town is the place for you!

 

Available Home at Brightwell Crossing

 

Aside from our stunning, 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom, quick move-in home at Umstead Court, Kettler Forlines Homes has 9 beautiful and varied floor plans that you can choose from in Poolesville. Or move-in TODAY at our available Kensington home. With the highest-quality materials, energy-efficiency, and as much space as you need, you’re sure to find the dream home for you and your family to settle into.

For more information on our homes in Poolesville, please visit our website, or give us a call at 301-208-2588. We look forward to working with you!

Why It Pays To Build On Your Lot

Categories: Build On Your Lot, News, poolesville | Posted: July 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Why It Pays To Build On Your Lot

When it comes to a new home, there’s nothing like building on your own land. With a lot picked out in a location that you love, your home truly becomes your own. What better way to spend your days than in a home that reflects every aspect of you and your style?

 

With over 40 years of experience building thousands of award-winning custom homes, Kettler Forlines Homes is ready to walk you through the process of building your dream home Maryland and West Virginia!

You’re in Control of Home Design

Did you know that we offer over 20 gorgeous and unique floor plans for you to choose from and customize? You’ll work with our friendly and flexible consultants to design your new home to your liking, from exterior materials to the number of bedrooms, and everything in between. We guarantee that your home will complement your property and have your name written all over it! Home Picking

Avoid the Typical Homebuilding Stress

Building a home on your lot is a process that requires several important steps, whether it’s checking out permits, dealing with special zoning requirements, or taking care of site improvements. You can rest assured that with our full-service On Your Lot Homebuilding Program, we take care of all of this for you. So sit back, relax, and focus your energy on settling into your brand new home!

Your Home is You

When you return home, you want to walk in your door and feel the kind of comfort that knows you best. A home that’s built on your own land can guarantee this experience every day. When you build with us, we promise a home that speaks to you and your style, so that every moment at home is an enjoyable home.

At Kettler Forlines Homes, we understand that a spectacular home can change your life. Even better, we understand what it takes to build one. With our full-service On Your Lot Homebuilding Program, you get an exceptional home in the location of your dreams. A living space that reflects you inside and out is the home that you deserve — and Kettler Forlines Homes will ensure that for you!

For more information on our homes, please visit our webpage, or give us a call at 1-866-258-0980. We’re looking forward to partnering with you on this incredible journey!

Featured Floor Plan: Bradley

Categories: Brightwell Crossing | Posted: June 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Featured Floor Plan: Bradley

 

At Kettler Forlines Homes, we value luxury and versatility — that’s why we combine the two into all of our floor plans. Top-of-the-line and suited to all ages, our Bradley floorplan is one of our most incredible designs yet.

Created to make you feel luxurious and comfortable at the same time, our stylish ranch plan ranges from 2,500 to 4,500 square feet. With your choice of 3, 4, or 5 bedrooms, and 2 ½ to 4 ½ bathrooms, you and your family will always have the space that you need.

Because your personal style and preferences are what matter most, we ensure that you have every opportunity to customize your single-level ranch plan to your liking. Choose your favorite architectural style from a wide variety of exterior finishes and combinations, and hand-pick what you’d like your front yard and spacious lower level to look like.

Have you always wanted a recreation room or a fitness center? With the Bradley floorplan, your vision can truly become a reality. Not to mention, there’s a gorgeous home office conveniently located right off of the kitchen, as well as a large laundry center and a walk-in pantry for bonus storage. Here, you have an abundance of space to live comfortably every day.

If you enjoy entertaining guests, your home is ready! Your stunning service kitchen is great for parties, and a giant family room and den on the first floor, as well a spacious front porch and back patio, let you create nights with friends that you’ll always remember. The best part about the end of the night is that you know you’ll feel like royalty in your owner’s suite, complete with two walk-in closets, and a gorgeous bath with dual vanities and a walk-in shower.

Every last detail in our Bradley floorplan reflects our Kettler Forlines Homes commitment to building exceptional living spaces. From top-notch building materials to innovative design, our team is ready to build your dream home. Most importantly, we make sure that the entire building process is as worry-free as possible for you. We know that this is an exciting journey, and we want every step of it to feel rewarding and memorable.

For more information on our Bradley floor plan, please visit our website, or call us at 301-208-2588. We look forward to talking about how Kettler Forlines Homes can change your life

New Section Release in Brightwell Crossing

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, poolesville | Posted: June 11, 2018 | Comments Off on New Section Release in Brightwell Crossing

 

In our Reserve at Brightwell Crossing community, brand new homesites range from ½ acre to over 1 acre of incredible space for you to make your own. These luxurious homes in a charming wooded area are the ideal living spaces for you and your family to make your greatest memories.

For over 40 years, Kettler Forlines Homes has redefined the meaning of “dream home.” Our attention to detail, award-winning expertise, and exceptional customer service have allowed us to succeed at making homeowners happier than they ever thought possible.

Because every home design should reflect your lifestyle, we offer you a wide variety of floorplans to choose from, and allow you to customize state-of-the-art luxury features and finishes to your liking. Our whole team is excited to announce that we now have more stunning home designs for you to explore!

 

 

This new section has ten innovative and unique designs from which you can choose, priced from the low $700’s. From stone, to brick, to deep old-fashioned front porches, you’ll absolutely love these exteriors! Like all of our homes, these new additions are Energy Star and EPA Indoor airPLUS certified, which means you get to save money while living comfortably.

With the highest-quality materials and details, luxury features, and a design that speaks to you, each day in your new, customized living space will feel like you’ve always been home. By offering quality and craftsmanship, we promise you a lifetime of happiness.

For more information on our new homes in our Reserve at Brightwell Crossing community, visit our website, or give us a call at 301-208-2588. Don’t forget to ask about models that feature our unique, new Family Guest House Design — perfect for multi-generational living! We can’t wait to work with you on this journey.

14 Things To Do in Montgomery County

Categories: Events, News, poolesville, Tips | Posted: June 4, 2018 | Comments Off on 14 Things To Do in Montgomery County

At Kettler Forlines Homes, we’re committed to bringing you the highest-quality way of life. That’s why our all of our communities are built within the most desirable towns of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

One of our most beloved communities, The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, is nestled within the charming Poolesville, MD, where outdoor opportunities are boundless and a friendly small-town personality is always waiting with open arms.

This Summer, celebrate new beginnings and head outside for some seasonal fun with the whole family! Here’s our list of the top 14 things to do and see in and around Poolesville:

 

  1. Hike at Sugarloaf Mountain

Experience wildflowers, gorgeous geography, and stunning views while getting some exercise in! There are trails for all skill levels, so everyone can enjoy themselves and make memories of the spectacular scenery.

 

 

 

 

  1. Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

Take a day off for yourself and enjoy delectable tastings and live music on the weekends. This relaxing winery is just what you need on a warm day! Who knows, you just might discover your new favorite bottle of wine…

 

  1. White’s Ferry to Virginia

Take a calming ride across the Potomac River on the historic White’s Ferry! Once you reach Leesburg, VA, you’ll be surrounded with opportunities to shop, sightsee, and enjoy live music, local craft beer, delicious food, and so much more.

 

  1. Rocklands Farm

Ideal for both adults and children, this winery, farm, and market practices holistic agriculture to produce fresh and tasty products. Experience this community-oriented venue and enjoy the deliciousness!

 

 

 

 

  1. Hike Along the C and O Canal

Lovingly referred to as the “Grand Old Ditch,” the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is one of the most scenic and historic gems of Maryland. Spend the day hiking along the C and O Canal —

just make sure to bring your camera!

 

  1. C and O Canal Lockhouses

Travel back 100 years in time and spend the night in one of the C&O Trust’s historic lockhouses! Strip yourself of today’s technology and bustle, and experience a peaceful night enjoying the simple things.

 

  1. Canoe on the Potomac River

The mighty Potomac River offers an unending amount of activities for both you and your family. Take advantage of the gorgeous weather and rent a kayak or canoe, and see the town like you never have before!

 

  1. Sarah E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool

Renamed last summer after the late, beloved local swim coach, Sarah Auer, this open, outdoor pool is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day. Get some great exercise in and work on your strokes, or lounge and relax with your family and friends or a good book.

 

  1. Friday on the Commons

Starting June 15th, you and your family will have a wide variety of fun event options on Whalen Commons in the center of town. From movie nights, to carnivals, to “Bark in the Park,” there’s something exciting and memorable for everyone.

 

  1. Local Farm Picking

What better time than spring to pick your own delicious fruit? A charming place like Homestead Farm has opportunities to pick treats like cherries and blueberries, as well as the chance to experience farm and animal life.

 

  1. Golf at Poolesville Public Golf Course

Golf

There’s nothing quite like a relaxing round of golf. This picturesque golf course is waiting for you to come and play! Aside from an 18-hole course and driving range, Poolesville Public Golf Course also has horseshoe pits, volleyball nets, and play areas for kids. The whole family will be excited to visit!

 

 

  1. See a Concert at the Wolf Trap

If you’re a music fan, the beloved Wolf Trap will become your new oasis! See an indoor or outdoor concert at this incredible, 117-acre park, where artists like Steven Tyler, Ziggy Marley, and Alanis Morissette will be this summer!

 

  1. iFLY in Gaithersburg

Who knew that you could fly indoors? iFLY is a facility that gives you the chance to feel the sensations of flying through the air, all within the confines of an indoor space. This one-of-a-kind experience is perfect for those who fear heights but are looking for a real thrill.

 

  1. Strathmore Hall

Concert

Located in North Bethesda, Strathmore Hall is a breathtaking theater that offers a wide variety of events, from musical theater, to outdoor concerts, to comedy shows. Take your family or friends out for a night of unforgettable, state-of-the-art entertainment that everyone will love.

This spring, get outside and enjoy the most beautiful season of all! Poolesville offers unmatched outdoor opportunities that will let you create lifelong memories with your loved ones.

For more information on The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, please visit our webpage, or call 301-208-2588. We can’t wait to get started with you on this incredible journey!

Improve Your Life with Energy Efficiency — Kettler Forlines Homes

Categories: News, Smart Home, Tips | Posted: May 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Improve Your Life with Energy Efficiency — Kettler Forlines Homes

New Kitchen

Improve Your Life with Energy Efficiency — Kettler Forlines Homes

With a growing need to care for our planet, practicing energy-efficient habits is more important and widespread than ever. What better place to “be green” than in our own homes? Today, many homeowners search for environmentally-friendly procedures and products when choosing a builder.

At Kettler Forlines Homes, our Clean & Green Program pledges a conscious commitment to the environment: each home that we build improves energy efficiency, durability, and indoor air quality. Not to mention, with lower heating, cooling, and maintenance costs, our homeowners get to save money every year while reducing environmental impact.

Every day that you wake up in one of our custom-built homes, you’ll feel great knowing that your lifestyle choices reflect a sensitivity to our planet. Our luxury features and amenities guarantee a pleasurable and safe experience day in and day out, while our promise to optimize energy efficiency provides a sense of fulfillment. Aside from saving a significant amount of money on utility bills, you’ll certainly feel the physical and emotional effects of an energy-efficient home, like the comfort of proper insulation.

The process of building a custom home with us is one that you won’t forget — your personal style and choices become the blueprint, and your appreciation for the environment pervades each and every inch. We make sure that the procedures and materials we use to craft your home respect the environment, so you’ll always know that your personal space was created with care. When all is said and done, you get to reap the rewards of your environmentally-conscious choice.

At Kettler Forlines Homes, wasteful spending and harmful energy practices are a thing of the past. When you take care of the planet, you take care of your family, your coworkers, your friends, your economy, your pets, and of course, yourself. Your life in your new home will be the greatest chapter you’ve started yet!

Start saving money by saving the planet, and enjoy every last minute of life in your home!

A Custom Granite Countertop and Custom Experience!

Categories: Specials | Posted: April 4, 2018 | Comments Off on A Custom Granite Countertop and Custom Experience!

Granite Countertop in Kitchen

When you choose a Kettler Forlines home, we work with you to personalize every detail, from the front style to the finishes. In fact, personalizing your new Kettler Forlines home is probably the most fun part of the home building experience. After all, this is the stage where you get to make your new home truly yours.

Part of our personalization process involves arranging an appointment for you at Artelye Marble & Granite, one of the premier sources for marble and granite in the mid-Atlantic region. Artelye Marble & Granite fabricates, installs, and supplies an impressive variety of natural and man-made materials. Everything is hand-selected directly from sources and quarries around the world. In addition to granite, they have marble and quartz choices.

Artelye’s general manager, Martin Caslow, meets personally with each homebuyer on site at the granite warehouse to review possible selections. You will be able to choose your own slab of granite – from traditional options like Black Pearl or Bianco Antico, or more dramatic selections like Red Dragon or Peacock Green. With over 2,000 different varieties 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.

Imagine designing the kitchen of your dreams – custom wood cabinets, gleaming stainless steel appliances, and counters made from a granite slab you picked out! Well, that dream can easily become a reality at Kettler Forlines Homes!

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 BrightwellCrossing.com, 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 gneill@kettlerforlineshomes.com.

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.

New Home at Brightwell