EYA’s Old Town Commons is traditional meets chic in Alexandria- Wait til you hear about what they are planning for Merrifield!
This weekend I got an expected, yet unexpected treat. That makes sense, right? So, I have some awesome clients who are looking for a new construction home, but the place they want to check out doesn’t even have the mock up unit yet, the Whoo-hoo moment happened when I discovered that the new construction is going to be done by EYA, one of my favorite Northern Virginia builders, who happens to be planning one of the coolest projects to come to NoVa real estate in a very long time. The next whoo-hoo moment came when I discovered that we could check out their project over in Old Town Commons in Alexandria, because their two model units are going to be quite similar on the interior to what is going to be offered at this new project over in Merrifield!
EYA is known for their stand on pushing traditional homes past that contemporary eclectic-vibe that Northern Virginia Buyer’s dig so much, so what happens when they take this formula and transform it into contemporary mod? You are about to be surprised and delighted by EYA and their newest project coming January 2012 to Merrifield, VA. Mosaic is a sleek contemporary design that is playful, fun and most of all functional and healthy! EYA has broken ground on over 100 units of townhomes which are going to be the proven, beautiful, highend homes that you have come to know and love from their program of gorgeous craftsmanship but with a twist, they are going to be the heart of an urban town center, the Mosaic District of Merrifield, one of the hottest, most desirable areas in Northern Virginia real estate since Clarendon. Are you ready for a walkable, urban landscape anchored by fantastic retail shops, a theater, and fun and funky restaurants that people will be giddy with delight to dine in all within reach of your home? Oh wait, there is more: you are also within walking distance to the Dunn Loring Metro and are amazingly situated to 50, 495, 66, Gallows, and you’re still going to get a shuttle to the Metro just for an added little shining bonus. Yeah. That’s the ticket. The Mosaic District is exactly all of that and more in a very modern package. The elevations are an uber-modern almost Scandinavian mod that is bold and fun yet on the inside, you don’t have to be so bold; you get the combination of contemporary-traditional that makes EYA projects so very desirable.
Desirable isn’t the first work to describe what Mosaic is, it is also healthier. Striving for their LEED for homes certification, EYA’s Mosaic District town homes will be LEED certified going above and beyond the typical standards of building. These homes have high-efficiency dual zone heating and cooling systems, EnergyStar appliance systems, high performance insulation packages, low VOC paints/stains/ adhesives, low-e windows and doors and more! Pre-construction pricing starts in the high $500k range and note that model units are totally tricked out. What does this mean? This means that what you see in the model unit is NOT standard and you will have to upgrade to get these goodies such as a wall of brick or hardwood floors and granite counters or that deck off of the kitchen or the bathroom on the fourth floor. Ask me and I’ll totally give you the rundown.
I’m totally excited about the Mosaic District! There is going to be a Target, a Matchbox restaurant, and a Blacks… hello… this is going to be a fabulous place to live in Northern Virginia all within walking distance to the Metro! Let me know if you think you want to go tour it. Pre-sales will begin on January 14th.