Pocket neighborhoods, small groups of houses clustered around a shared common space, were once a prominent part of American living but slowly disappeared as communities became denser. With The Railroad Cottages—ten single-family, craftsman-style cottages with large front porches and a shared Common House—they are making a comeback.
The Railroad Cottages will deliver in November and will be the first of their kind in the DC-metro area. Four of the homes are already sold, with the remaining six homes starting at $753,000.
Geared toward those looking for a beautifully crafted, smaller scale home in a tight-knit community, The Railroad Cottages are centered around a walkway and a Common House, a shared space for community gatherings and private events. Each home features main-level living, including a master bedroom and bathroom, and a second floor guest bedroom and bathroom.
Touting geothermal and solar features, the community also offers the highest energy efficiencies in the National Capital Region. Other features include wraparound porches, unique Craftsman design details, almost 1,500 square feet of interior space and extra wide doorways.
In addition to a Common House, residents of The Railroad Cottages will enjoy lush, mature plantings around the property’s perimeter and common areas. Falls Church City is a walkable small town with a civically engaged population, vibrant fine arts culture, world-class farmers’ market, diverse local dining scene, and even a distillery. The Railroad Cottages are located one block from the city’s main artery, Broad Street. Giant Foods, boutique shops and restaurants are all within close walking distance.
Each home must have at least one resident that is 55+ years old. For more information about The Railroad Cottages, visit the property online here, or contact Theresa Sullivan Twiford by email at email@example.com or by phone at 307.413.2872.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-railroad-cottages-bring-back-the-pocket-neighborhood/14234
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