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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

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.

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

6 Fall Family Must-Do’s in Montgomery County

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

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

 

WUMCO 2017 & Oktoberfest

Poolesville

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

 

Homestead Farm

Poolesville

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

 

Sugarloaf Mountain

Frederick County

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

 

Lewis Orchards

Dickerson

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

 

Temple Hall Fall Festival & Corn Maize

Leesburg

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

 

Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park

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

 

BONUS! For grown-ups only!

Rocklands Farm Winery, Poolesville

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

 

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

 

Move to Poolesville by Next School Year!

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

If you’d like more information about this home or Brightwell Crossing, contact George Neill at 301.208.2588 or gneill@kettlerforlineshomes.com.