Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007

New homes abound throughout Mongtgomery, Frederick

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Photo by Brian Lewis/The Gazette
HIDDEN CREEK, a townhome condominium community located at Odenhal Avenue and Goshen Road in Gaithersburg, offers three-bedroom units with an island kitchen, pictured below, and one-car garages
Ryan Homes has about a dozen projects under way throughout Montgomery and Frederick counties. Among the handful of projects in Montgomery County, condominiums and luxury townhomes by Ryan Classics are under construction at communities including Hidden Creek and The Reserve at Crown Pointe in Gaithersburg, and in Whitehall Square in White Oak.

Ryan and Beazer Homes are building single-family homes in just-released sites in Arora Hills and Clarksburg Village in upper Montgomery County. Ryan is also building luxury houses in the upper $900,000s in Potomac Edge off of Travilah Road.

Porten Homes offers luxury townhomes at Potomac Corner (Darnestown and Travilah roads) North Potomac, and along Route 355 in Germantown.

The Reserve at Crown Pointe townhomes by Ryan Classics offer three-bedroom, 2 1⁄2-bath units with over 3,000 finished square feet. The Norwood model includes a finished rec room; a main floor with a gourmet kitchen and formal living and dining rooms; a third level with a luxurious owner’s suite and the laundry room; and either a front-load or rear-load, two-car garage. The Norwood starts at $639,990.

The Reserve at Crown Pointe, located off of Diamondback Road and Sam Eig Highway, will offer a total of 55 townhomes, 12 of which have been sold, according to Shannon Gavey, sales and marketing coordinator for the regional office of Ryan Homes.

Ryan also is developing 13 single-family homes along Travilah Road. These all-brick homes will feature over 5,000 finished square feet, and start from $1.1 million, Gavey said.

At Hidden Creek, located at Odenhal Avenue and Goshen Road, four townhome condos remain available to buyers. The units offer three bedrooms, 2 1⁄2 baths and a one-car, rear-entry garage. Prices start at $380s.

A unique, “urban“ townhome community, also by Ryan Classics and also in Gaithersburg, is being developed at West Watkins Mill and Clopper roads. West End will offer townhome condos with prices to start from the $390s, and townhomes from the $550s. The four-level units will feature urban lofts and rooftop terraces. The community will feature a future urban core with shops, restaurants, a movie theater, a grocery store and fine dining, as well as other amenities like a pool and a clubhouse. Gavey said West End is very commuter and pedestrian friendly, as it will have a future interchange off I-270 and a Marc Train stop. For more information, visit

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In Frederick County, Ryan is building townhomes from the $290s in historic Middletown, offering golf membership and stunning mountain views; as well as in The Villages of Urbana, where townhomes and condominiums range in price from the $320s to $370s.

Single-family homes by Ryan are under construction in the latest phase in Brookfield, which offers houses in secluded country settings; and in Adamstown Commons, where new home sites have been released recently and will run from the $410s.

Also in Frederick County, Advantage Homes has introduced a new line of neo-traditional homes, called the Americana Series, and colonial homes called the Manor Series in Urbana Highlands. Home sites span across rolling hills and have wooded views.

The Americana series homes are priced from $549,900. The larger Manor Series starts from $630,000.

Specialties of the house

Address: 125 Norwich Lane, Gaithersburg

Style: Townhomes (The Norwood model)

Price: from from $639,990*

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half

Contact: : Jennifer Rexroad or Angela Gough, Ryan Classics sales, 301-527-8385

Open: Mondays 2-7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; weekends 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

*List price for homes may be subject to change.

Specialties of the house

Address: 550 Odenhal Avenue, Gaithersburg

Style: Townhome condos

Price: from $380,000*

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half

Contact: Soroush Memarsadeghi, Ryan Classics sales, 240-632-9710

Open: Monday through Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; weekends 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

*List price for homes may be subject to change.