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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.

The Maryland Soccerplex is a “Keeper”

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, Events | Posted: September 28, 2018 | Comments Off on The Maryland Soccerplex is a “Keeper”

Lace up your cleats, stretch your legs, and get ready to channel your inner Ronaldo… the Maryland SoccerPlex is a “football” lover’s dream! About 15 minutes from beautiful Poolesville, this multifaceted sports complex is a popular spot for adults and children alike to break a sweat and have some fun.

In the Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, your spacious and comfortable Kettler Forlines home is where you’ll celebrate milestones, share holiday meals, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Best of all, it’s where you’re surrounded by a town that’s geared toward families growing together and making their greatest memories.

Nestled into Boyds in Montgomery County, the Maryland Soccerplex is a massive facility filled with soccer and lacrosse fields, and basketball and volleyball courts, where people of all skill levels can compete in tournaments, adult co-ed leagues, and children’s camps. At the end of the season, throw a team party to celebrate!

Former basketball player Bob Cousy once said: “Sports create a bond between contemporaries that lasts a lifetime. It also gives your life structure, discipline, and a genuine, sincere, pure fulfillment that few other areas of endeavor provide.” Playing a game that you love alongside teammates in an encouraging, exciting, and fun environment is one of several ways that this complex makes an impact on your life.

As an influential part of the town, the Maryland SoccerPlex stretches beyond sports — the facility, which has children’s playgrounds and picnic areas, and is located near several restaurants and shopping, also holds special events, from exhibitions and fundraisers, to corporate team-building activities and reunions. A true symbol of community, this complex has something for everyone.

If you have fond memories of putting on a uniform and running onto a field or court, your children can experience the same excitement and joy at the Maryland SoccerPlex. And you can relive all of those glory days… Grab your water bottle and head on down; the clock has started and there are goals to be made!


For more information on our family-friendly homes in the Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, please visit our website, or give us a call at 301-208-2588. We can’t wait to help you find your dream home!

The Beauty of Multigenerational Living

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, Tips | Posted: September 10, 2018 | Comments Off on The Beauty of Multigenerational Living

Grandfather with grandson.

From sharing holidays meals to watching each other grow, a home is more than just a living space — it’s a place that tells the story of your family. That’s why at Kettler Forlines Homes, several of our homes are spacious enough for everyone. We call this “multigenerational living,” or the opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the comfort of the very best home.

In The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, a scenic and cozy community in beautiful Poolesville, 3 floor plans offer expansive family guest homes. In the Kensington, Kenwood, and Potomac, members of your family can enjoy a large suite complete with a bedroom, living and dining room area, kitchenette, full bathroom, and laundry closet.

Whether you prefer this special attachment built onto a home in The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing or customized on your own lot, we guarantee that it’ll provide the utmost comfort. If you want a space for an aging parent, a child who has moved out and returned, or a caregiver, our multigenerational living opportunities provide everything you’ve always dreamed of for you and your family.

Available Home at Brightwell Crossing

The best things in life should be shared with those we love the most. When it comes to the place where you spend your days and nights, there’s nothing sweeter than enjoying simple pleasures with your whole family. In a Kettler Forlines home, you’ll never miss a moment of what makes your family so special.

For more information on our multigenerational living opportunities, please visit our page, or give us a call at  301-208-2588. We can’t wait to work with you and bring your vision to life!

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 High School and it’s Magnet Program was named the #1 school 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. 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!

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