Only about a third of One Loudoun, a mixed-use development in Ashburn, Va., has been built. But the community already has about 675 occupied homes, two dozen restaurants, a nine-screen movie theater, 250,000 square feet of office space, and amenities such as a clubhouse and a barn for events.
Within walking distance of One Loudoun’s town center is the West Village, a planned neighborhood of 40 townhouses clustered around a small park. So far, the builder, Miller & Smith, has completed a row of six residences. Two are furnished and unfurnished model townhouses, and four are ready for immediate move-in.
The second phase of townhouses is scheduled to be finished in March, and one of the five home sites has been sold. A third section, with six residences, is scheduled to be completed in the summer, and two of its units have been sold.
Starting prices are $619,990 for a 2,629-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom Whitney townhouse and $669,990 for a 2,892-square-foot Waverly, which has a layout similar to that of the smaller residence.
A major difference between the two floor plans is the width of the townhouse. The Whitney is 20 feet wide, compared with the Waverly’s 22 feet. Both types of three-story townhouse are 57 feet long.
Family suite: The furnished model townhouse has the larger, Waverly floor plan, with staging by P Four of Alexandria, Va. Just off the entrance is what the builder calls the “owner’s choice” space.
This adaptable front room could be used as a home office, as shown in the model townhouse, or a bedroom. The adjacent powder room can be expanded into a full bathroom and connected to the front room to create a bedroom suite. Another option is to add a kitchenette, a full bathroom and a walk-in closet to create a self-contained living unit called the “family suite.”
“It’s definitely designed for multi-generational families, whether for the grandparents, a boomerang kid back from school or a visiting relative,” said Kim Ambrose, vice president of marketing at Miller and Smith.
A rear, or “family,” foyer on the ground level is staged as a mudroom. It has a door leading to the two-car garage, which comes standard with all the designs. Placing the garage at the rear allows for uninterrupted frontage along the street.
Facades are mostly brick, with black-accented rooflines, gutters, bays and window frames to keep the residences from looking too traditional. One exterior is painted white to add variety to the row of six completed townhouses.
Entertaining room: From the front foyer, a wooden staircase leads to the second floor. The kitchen occupies the center of the open plan on this level, with the dining area at the front and the living space, or “entertaining room,” at the back. This level has 10-foot-high ceilings, compared with the nine-foot-high ceilings on the lower and upper floors.
In the model townhouse, the kitchen has a large island with a quartz countertop, an upgrade from the standard granite. Along one wall, a row of dark-stained cabinets and GE stainless-steel appliances extends to a walk-in pantry. Next to the staircase are several cabinets and a countertop, providing space for keys, mail and an optional wine fridge.
The entertaining room, which has a gas fireplace as a focal point, connects to a covered terrace through sliding glass doors. The spacious outdoor terrace comes standard with each townhouse and is large enough for a dining table and a sitting area. Part of the terrace can be enclosed to create an optional indoor lounge.
Visible from the deck is the unfinished West Village Square at the center of the neighborhood. Inspired by Gramercy Park in New York City, the gated square is scheduled to be completed — with fencing, landscaping and seating — in the spring.
The townhouse’s top level has the owner’s bedroom suite at the back and two bedrooms at the front. Clustered in the center are a laundry room, a hall bathroom and a linen closet.
In the model townhouse, the bathroom in the owner’s suite has an unusual layout. The shower occupies the center of the room and can be entered from two sides. There is a sink and a toilet on each side of the shower.
This setup is one of three optional bathroom layouts. The others are more conventional, with a two-sink vanity, a toilet, a tub and a shower. Kohler plumbing fixtures are standard.
What’s nearby: West Village is within walking distance of the restaurants, shops and businesses of downtown One Loudoun. Among the stores are Trader Joe’s, Barnes and Noble and Great Gatherings.
Transit: West Village is a few miles north of Dulles International Airport. It is close to the Dulles Greenway, Route 7 and Loudoun County Parkway. The Silver Line’s Ashburn Metro station, a 15-minute drive from the neighborhood, is scheduled to open in 2020.
Schools: Steuart W. Weller Elementary, Farmwell Station Middle and Broad Run High.
20380 Roslindale Dr., Ashburn, Va.
Three-story townhouses are available in two designs, with prices starting at $619,990 for the 20-foot-wide Whitney and $669,990 for the 22-foot-wide Waverly.
Builder: Miller & Smith
Features: The brick-faced townhouses have nine-foot-high ceilings on the ground and top floors, and 10-foot-high ceilings on the middle level. An adaptable space for an office, a bedroom or a residential suite for a family member is at the front of the ground floor. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining spaces, a powder room and a covered outdoor terrace are on the second floor. The owner’s bedroom suite, with private bathroom, and two other bedrooms are on the top floor, with a hallway-accessible laundry room, bathroom and linen closet.
Bedrooms/bathrooms: 3 to 4 / 2 to 5
Square-footage: 2,629 to 2,892
Homeowner fees: $237 a month, includes yard and common-area maintenance, clubhouse and pool fees
View model: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Contact: Eric Hansen at 703-723-8171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.