The minimalistic trend popular in the U.S. right now might not be for everyone. Shows like HGTV’s “Little House Big Living” promote small homes as providing a fresh lifestyle change, financial freedom, and a more limited impact on the environment. The homes featured on the show are extremely small. For example, Jenny and Nathans home, nestled in the Hawaiian cliffs amounts to a mere 314 square feet and Mark and Jens 224 square foot surf house featured in Season 2 is perfect for their outdoor lifestyle.
Above: Dutko | Ragen Homes & Investment’s Craftsman style project at 7214 Arthur Dr in Falls Church
However, Stanley Martin Homes, a well-known custom home builder has taken a different approach in their development of the Manor Ridge community in Falls Church, VA. The smallest model in the planned community starts at a 4,974 square feet and the largest model boasts 6,747 square feet of living space. That is over 30 times the size of Jenny and Nathans surf house! To put it in perspective, the average size of a new construction home in the U.S. was 2,520 square feet in 2015. Stanley Martins new development in Falls Church kicks the tiny house idea to the curb and features 28 very spacious, custom Craftsman style homes. The homes flew off the shelves as new construction homes in Falls Church are hard to come by, especially of this magnitude and quality. The location and size of the homes does come at a price though: the homes started at $1,449,990. The most recent sale, a 6,467 square foot Gainsborough model featuring 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, occurred about a month ago for $1,585,055. Only one home in the neighborhood is currently available for sale: 6508 Manor Ridge Court, a 5,800 square foot Dartmouth model with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths spread over 4 levels. The home boasts a gourmet kitchen, loft, rooftop terrace, is located in the sought after McLean High School pyramid and is selling for $1,576,095. Manor Ridge is an exclusive enclave right here in the heart of Northern Virginia which has been a tremendous success. Call us today at 571-249-3551 to help you buy, sell, and invest in Northern Virginia real estate!
Featured: Dutko | Ragen Home’s and Investment’s Craftsman style project in Falls Church:
7214 Arthur Drive