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Gorgeous Homes Available For You Now

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

 

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

 

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

 

Kitchen

 

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

 

 

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

 

Living Room

 

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

 

Office

 

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

 

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

 

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!

 

Kettler Forlines Sponsors HBCF Fundraiser

Categories: News | Posted: May 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Kettler Forlines Sponsors HBCF Fundraiser

Kettler Forlines Homes was a proud participant and sponsor of the Maryland Building Industry Association’s annual Spring Fundraiser, The Bull & Oyster Roast, on May 3, 2017. Held at Ruppert Landscape Headquarters in Laytonsville, Maryland, the event featured fabulous food, live jazz, and plenty of fun for all.

HBCF Bull and Oyster Roast

All proceeds from the event benefit Home Builders Care Foundation, MBIA’s official charity. The mission of the Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF) is to give back by utilizing the skills and resources of building industry members on shelter-related construction for the homeless and others at-risk. Our own Tom Kettler is a past board member and President of the Foundation. Donations to HBCF help build and renovate supportive housing facilities and shelter for the homeless and families in crisis throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Donations were also accepted for the Professional Women in Building Council’s Clothing Drive to benefit the Interfaith Works Clothing Center. Located in Rockville, the center provides free clothing and household goods to almost 13,500 income-qualified residents each year.

HBCF was established in the early 1980s as Operation Tom Sawyer (OTS) and functioned as the charitable arm of the Suburban Maryland Building Industry Association.

Kettler Forlines Homes has been an active supporter of HBCF for many years, and is honored to support their charitable works.

 

New Cul-De-Sac Opens at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, News | Posted: May 9, 2017 | Comments Off on New Cul-De-Sac Opens at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing!

Something new is popping up at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing in Poolesville! A whole new section located on Umstead Court will feature a private cul-de-sac with gorgeous homesites that back up to the woods. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – reserve your lot today!

Brightwell Crossing

The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing offers exquisite homes in a prestigious neighborhood. The master plan includes 98 homesites situated on lots that range from a half-acre to over an acre. The Reserve is adjacent to Dry Seneca Stream Valley Park, a protected wooded area – perfect for a walk through nature!

We created eight unique home designs just for The Reserve, with each spacious floor plan featuring an extensive array of luxury amenities. The homes range from 2,745 square feet to more than 7,200, featuring gourmet kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, large porches, and more.

The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing has tons of other unique features as well, including interesting architecture, superior craftsmanship, cutting edge energy efficiency, and proximity to nationally ranked Poolesville public schools.

 

new home features

 

For more information on living at The Reserve at Brightwell in Montgomery County, contact Community Sales Manager George Neill at 301-208-2588 or at gneill@kettlerforlineshomes.com.