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Partner Feature: Meet CB Flooring, LLC

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Activities For Your Family in Poolesville

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

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

June 29: Red, White, and Brews

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

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

July 14: Sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Marsh

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

July 21: Bark in the Park

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

August 23: Friday on the Commons — Totally Rad

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

September 21: Poolesville Day

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

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

Gorgeous Homes Available For You Now

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

 

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

 

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

 

Kitchen

 

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

 

 

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

 

Living Room

 

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

 

Office

 

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

 

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

 

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!

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 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!

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

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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!

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.

Poolesville High School Ranked #1 in Maryland Seven Years in a Row!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, News | Posted: May 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Poolesville High School Ranked #1 in Maryland Seven Years in a Row!

Do you need yet another reason to live at Brightwell Crossing? How about the extraordinary quality of the schools!

Poolesville High School is ranked #1 in Maryland, #3 in the DC region among private AND public schools, and in the top 100 schools nationally on the Washington Post’s list of the Most Challenging High Schools in the U.S.

 

 

The Most Challenging High Schools in the U.S. list includes 2,323 schools across the country and more than 180 schools in the Washington region. The Washington Post ranks schools through an index formula based on a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year.

 

The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing includes 98 homesites, situated on lots that range from a half-acre to over an acre, including many cul-de-sac and walkout sites. It is designed to give residents exquisite homes in a prestigious neighborhood. Check out our available homes in Brightwell Crossing!