Like DC’s hottest neighborhoods, downtown Silver Spring is a growing, pedestrian-friendly community packed with bars, restaurants, and culture. But while the area continues to see a handful of new amenities that are sure to attract new residents in the coming years, very little new home construction is planned—with one, big exception: the luxury, boutique townhome neighborhood Chelsea Heights.
Chelsea Heights (map) is a community of 63 three and four-bedroom homes from development firm EYA. Situated around a variety of courtyards, parks and green spaces, the townhomes will be built in the arts and crafts tradition (a quaint architectural style common in nearby suburbs), updated with contemporary details.
EYA has broken ground on Chelsea Heights, and anticipates that the first home will be ready for move-in by December 2014. The homes will measure up to 2,500 square feet and will be priced starting in the $700,000s. The sales office is now open for pre-construction sales from 11am to 6pm daily (no appointment necessary).
Rendering of a kitchen at Chelsea Heights
Starting from the ground up affords buyers at Chelsea Heights several interesting design options. Those who take advantage of early presale dates will be able to choose from upgrades like a wet bar in the rec room or rooftop terrace, or a loft-level indoor/outdoor fireplace. Optional finishes include everything from Quartz countertops to touch-less kitchen faucets, plus EYA’s trademark exposed brick walls and designer stair rails.
EYA will also build the homes to LEED for Homes standards, which means energy and water saving benefits for residents. EYA is, in fact, known for its energy-efficient homes and has completed more LEED for Homes-certified units in the DC metro area than any other developer.
All Chelsea Heights homes will come standard with advanced home automation for security, heating and cooling. Hardwood flooring is featured throughout the main living level and main staircase; kitchens include designer cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel ENERGY STAR® appliances. Garages or off-street parking are also included for all models.
Rendering of a terrace at Chelsea Heights
Among downtown Silver Spring’s upcoming public amenities, planned just blocks from Chelsea Heights, are a massive new library and a proposed urban dog park. The County also recently opened a brand new civic center, which offers an ice-skating rink during the winter and runs programming year round. Chelsea Heights is a stone’s throw from the Beltway, and is less than a 15 minute walk from the Red Line, the soon-to-come Purple Line, the Marc train and the Silver Spring transit center.
For more information on these homes, visit Chelsea Heights online here or call the sales center at 301-565-6700.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/new_on_the_market_luxury_townhomes_in_downtown_silver_spring/8053
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