Reston Home Tour 2019: Saturday, October 19th
Celebrate Reston’s amazing architecture and neighborhoods on a self-guided tour of five stunning private homes. Continue your visit at Reston’s newest luxury apartments, VY/Reston Heights where you can enjoy a “Taste of Autumn” and light refreshments, and Hunters Woods at Trails Edge, a state-of-the-art retirement community, where you can purchase a $12 boxed lunch benefiting the Reston Museum. Begin your tour at any location on this map and present your ticket. Event is for ages 10+
Be inspired by the creativity and ingenuity of how homeowners have transformed their Reston homes for practicality, modernizations, or simply to beautify their homes with their own personal style!
Tickets can be purchased online, by clicking here, and at the Reston Museum, Wine Cabinet, Chesapeake Chocolates, and GRACE. Early Bird ticket rate available in-store only until October 11.
Built in the 1970’s and still occupied by the original owner, this Michael Oxman designed home had great architectural appeal, but there was work to do! Renovations were not unfamiliar to Beth; after owning 17 homes in the last 27 years, and took on the challenge. Visitors will enjoy viewing the remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, and soothing paint colors. Modern and minimalistic furnishings and beautiful artwork complement the natural Reston setting of the home. Photos by Charlotte Geary.
On a cloudy day in 1999, Carol was the last visitor of the day at the model home on Beacon Place. Despite the cloudy sky overhead, the home offered wonderful architecture and natural light that led Carol to draw up the contract the next day! In 2017, Carol and Matt decided to go through a major renovation on the main and upper levels to bring the home up to date. Carol and Matt love to cook and entertain, and their kitchen is the heart of their home. It’s a true chef’s kitchen built to last, and sure to inspire. Photos by Charlotte Geary.
Wild Bramble Way
After seven years in their first home together as a family in Reston, the Edgemonds found their current house of 14 years just by coincidence when they received a letter by mistake. Being a good Samaritan, James delivered the letter to the next street over (which had the same house number as theirs). Noticing it was on the market, they took a peak and put in an offer! Providing more square footage and a larger yard for their growing family without going too far from their friends, the house was perfect for their needs. Since moving in yhey have done major renovations in all five bathrooms, the kitchen, family room, a fabulous screened porch (their favorite spot), sunroom, office and laundry room. Photos by Charlotte Geary.
Wedge Drive #1
Homeowners Brandon and Shayda were able to start their major house renovation in 2017. With the help of Brandon’s mother, a talented interior designer, and some skilled contractors, they have created a very functional yet exquisite home. Visitors will find amazing entertaining spaces inside and out and incredible use of cabinetry that maximizes storage potential. Photos by Bob Haukness.
Wedge Drive #2
With only two weeks to find a house, and low inventory to choose from, Kathleen settled for Wedge Drive. She honestly didn’t like the house at first but has since crafted an eclectic home that tells the story of all their travels and chapters in their life. The setting on the edge of Hidden Creek Golf Course among the trees and the garden that is in constant development all help tell the story. Photos by Bob Haukness.
VY Apartments: Open 11-4 pm on tour day
The chief architect of VY, Lee Quill, FAIA, met Simon in high school in the early years of Reston and was inspired by his vision - Fast forward 54 years later and say Hi to VY! VY offers 97 different floor plans, on-site shops and cafés and vibrant places to socialize inside and out. The views are vast, but the building itself is only six floors. There is a focus on bringing the outdoors in with lots of windows and natural light and décor. They focus on reducing the need for a car and aim to make mass transportation easy for their tenants.
2100 Reston Pkwy Suite 102 · Reston, VA 20190
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