Reston Home Tour Chairperson, Marnie Schaar grew up in Reston and has been selling Real Estate with Long & Foster, Inc. for 16 years. This is her 2nd year in charge of the Reston Home Tour. Her predecessor Bonnie Haukness has taught her the ropes and is still very active in the tour.
Theme: Design Intervention
The 17th Annual Reston Home Tour focuses on six homes who have had major design work done to them in the form of major renovations, additions, complete remodels, extensive landscaping, hard scapig and/or interior design/decor. We home you will get your design juices flowing after visiting these marvelous homes, each offering their unique Reston flair. You will travel in architecture time from a South Reston 1968 Dutch Colonial to Reston's newest Luxury Apartments, The Signature, at Reston Town Center where there will be a "taste of autumn" catered by Balducci's.
Tickets to this one-day, self guided event sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment, make your plans now. All proceeds benefit the Reston Historic Trust and Reston Muesum, click here to purchase tickets.
Basset Lane - Vollum & Hobrla
A childhood visit to a nascent New Town left a lasting impression on Lee Hobrla. Years later, when she and Jim needed to relocate to the metro area from Michigan, Lee knew shere to look. They toured 30 properties in a single weekend and Basset Lane came out on top! 25 years later they still call Basset Lane home, but it has gone through some transformations to keep with their changing lifestyle. Just to name a few; the backyard oasis, the kitchen and the "in progress" maser bedroom suite - all will certainly delight tour goers!
Glade Drive - Blaustein
Ken and Mari Were drawn to the Wharf's unique architectural personalities. They appreciated the contrast between the public facing exterior with its understated 70s-era, Reston aesthetic and the semi-private, pond-facing exterior featuring private decks overlooking warm-water fish ponds, creeks, a waterfall, and fountains. Their contemportary eclectic home was nearly move in ready when they purchased. Major renovations executed by the previous owners transformed the interor from closed-off to open rooms that flow from space to space, level to level. The couple installed the latest Smart Home technology to optimize energy use and provide security. The entire platfrom is controllable from inside or outside the home. Intelligent and unique!
Ring Road - Everett
As Veteran renovators - the 2014 Reston Home Tour showcased their transformed Moorings Drive Condo - Emily and Kevin turned their 50 year old, virtually untouched rambler, into a modern dream home! Reconfiguring the layout to an open floor plan while pairing bargain finds with high-end pieces allowed the couple to create an ecelectic-very cool-home, they half-jokingly describe as "postmodren, mountain house/cabin/farmhouse chic." Outside now has a craftsman look people desire, and inside Emily's love of mixing materials and juxtaposing textures is evident throughout the house. FUN and current is what this hous eis, and definately original!
Fountain Drive - Wright
After living in Great Falls from 20 years the Wright's downsized from their 12,000 sq. ft. single family home to their 4,000 sq. ft. Paramount Condo on the 13th floor overlooking Reston Town Center to the South. Filled with Interesting Artifacts from their travels and renovated throughout, this spectacular condo is like no other. The kitchen underwent a major renovation and contains a blacksplash containing 50 million year old fossils of fish from a prehistoric lake bed in Wyoming. The Master Bathroom was just finished last year!
Bright Pond - Levergood & Rollin
Patty and Chuck moved from Ashburn nearly a decade ago to Bright Pond Lane. The home served the family of four well, but now, as empty-nesters, the couple has reimagined the space with stunning results. They have worked with two designers to renovate and decorate. Moroccan incluences, stunning light fixtures and Chuck's sisters artwork are just a few mentions to inspirate. You won't want to miss seeing the one-of a kind, custom-made, temperature controlled glass wine display area carbed out under the stairs and the custom bar with LED remote controlled lighting options to suite and mood.
Round Pebble - Xeller
When Tara, Steve and their two young children relocated from California to Reston in 2006 they rented at first to get to know the area, they soon discovered they loved Reston and wanted to stay. A couple more childen later and number five on the way, it was time to buy! They purchased Round Pebble realizing quickly that some things needed to be changed for their family of 7! They moved into a short-term rental down the street and watched their vision and their architects plans were put into fruition. Nine months later they returned to a gorgeous and functional home that exceeded their expectations. The focal point being the kitchen with a wall of windows overlooking the pool and a large island with ample seating for friends and family to gather.
Signature Apartments - Bozzuto Open 11-4 pm on Tour Day
Reston Town Center's new Signature Apartments will be on tour this year. Design to LEED Silver standards for green buidling, the property's cluster of two high-rise and two low-rise buildings - each unique-integrates extensive amentities amid varied residences and inspired outdoor spaces. You will be able to tour the models, see the luxurious common areas and amenities, and enjoy a taste of Autumn catered by Balducci's the new gourmet grocery store at RTC.