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Monday, December 14, 2015

Sales under way at new Ambrose Hills townhouse community



The great room.

Five of the eight townhomes completed in the new Ambrose Hills development on Columbia Pike at Powell Lane have been sold already. 


Completed homes along Powell Lane.
The development, under construction by Stanley Martin Homes, will have a total of 77 homes on the former site of Rosslyn Auto Body and other businesses.
 
The rooftop terrace.
The homes have two-car garages accessible from the rear, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two half baths, a rec room, an 18 by 10 foot deck, a rooftop terrace, and energy-efficient features. The Ladysmith model, open for viewing, is 2,230 square feet. Pricing starts are $664,990.

Columbia Pike seen from the terrace.
Students who live in Ambrose Hills will attend Belvedere Elementary School, Glasgow Middle School, and Stuart High School. The project will have a gazebo and tot lot, but no swimming pool. A traffic light has been approved for the Powell Lane/Columbia Pike intersection.

The kitchen and dining area are on the second floor, along with the great room and access to the deck.
The site had been rezoned in 1999, clearing the way for a housing development, but a variety of challenges kept the project dormant until 2014. Ambrose Hills is expected to be completed in about two years.

A sitting area on the first floor.
The construction site, between Powell Lane and the Madison Place community.
The garage and driveway are in the rear.

26 comments:

  1. "A traffic light has been approved for the Powell Lane/Columbia Pike intersection."

    Thanks, Penny Gross! As if traffic doesn't back up enough on Columbia Pike - Let's add more lights!! I can't stand that she touts this as an accomplishment.

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  2. Idiot -- the light is needed for the new beautiful homes at Ambrose Hills -- which by the way will up the property values for those who live there.

    Why don't you just stay over on Lake Barcroft and keep the Penny bashing to yourself.

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    1. Amen...

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    2. Why do you assume that this writer lives in Lake Barcroft. There is an abundance of residents in surrounding neighborhoods who are not Penny fans.

      Who's the idiot here? Perhaps someone ill-informed who jumps to conclusions...you.

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    3. These townhomes are not beautiful by any standard. I bet you're one of those idiots who think that ticky tacky McMansions are beautiful, too.

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    4. @1234, sounds like Frank Lloyd Wright is checking in again. Not all of us can afford to live in Fallingwater

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    5. Not Frank Lloyd Wright - But I do own a nice home in a nearby neighborhood, and have for quite some time. It just always seems like no one cares about the long time, loyal, currently tax-paying residents in Mason.

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    6. Wa Wa Wa @ 8:12 AM. If you don't like it, by all means get the heck out!

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    7. Frank Lloyd Wright had to be moved to another burial ground because he was situated too close to Ambrose Hills. There was a fear that his body would be washed down to the Holmes Run Stream in a storm water rush, where all the other dead bodies and fish end up.

      As was deemed necessary by the NIMBYS and IMBECILES, they gracefully moved his casket down Columbia Pike in a funeral procession to rosier pastures in Arlington.

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    8. If everyone does not agree with you then just call them names. That always seems to be the answer now a days. Forget any civil discussions.

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  3. I can't understand the crankiness of some people here. These are attractive townhouses and demonstrate that there is still a market for new construction in Mason. The alternative - decaying apartments complexes and old ramblers turned into group houses - is not pleasant to contemplate.

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    1. There is plenty of potential for new construction here, and it happens frequently. Much of it at the expense of long time, loyal, tax-paying residents.

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    2. Agreed. From the outside it looks like they did a good job. The pricing is well over the majority of the surrounding area (Excluding Lake Barcroft) so I am not sure what the downside is? If these sell for the listed price it could not hurt home values and hopefully it could spur some restaurants.

      I also despise everything on this blog turning into petty politics.

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    3. > These are attractive townhouses

      Yeah, and I'm the King of Spain.

      "Pricing starts are $664,990 ..."

      These are large hunks of plywood, erected on a former junkyard, made for Capital Hill denizens whose primary concern is how fast they can get to work in what is rapidly becoming the worst traffic in the country. $500k+ is the only thing builders want to build anymore. Why? Because it lands them fat tax breaks. This mentality is brewing a housing crisis that's going to make 2008 look like a speedbump by comparison.

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    4. > The alternative is decaying apartments complexes and old ramblers turned into group houses

      So we get to choose between unaffordable and unlivable? Super! Sounds like the definitely-not-broken system is humming right along ...

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    5. The article says 5 of the 8 that are completed have sold already, I guess people are buying them.

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  4. Rooftop terrace = Pike's Peek

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  5. For that sales price in Ambrose those people can afford to buy in Lake Barcroft!

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  6. My doctor has directed me to end reading and participating in the comments on this Local Blog because science has proven it makes a person more stupid than they already are (which would explain the whining comments in this blog post from the obviously affluent owner of a house with property in this area complaining that no one cares about her/him - long time commenter whose now as dumb as a bag of nails).

    Sayonara.

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    1. What the blazes are you going on about?

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    2. When you read the entire blog stream, "Anonymous 12/15/15" makes perfect sense. In my view, the town homes are very nice, the views are absolutely atrocious. Truly, the views couldn't get worse unless you lived beside a trash dump.

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    3. This entire conversation is cuckoo for Coco Puffs.

      Between the NIMBYS and the IMBECELS who needs town houses? I think a psych ward is warranted and should replace any future housing development in the Mental District (Mason District).

      I am certain that these new town houses are selling fast because the units are so close to the new DMV Headquarters at Barcroft Plaza. My goodness what is there to complain about?

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    4. Anonymous12/15/15, 3:19 PM

      Well I am sure that will change. They will at least do minimal landscaping and if these succeed perhaps others will follow. Frankly most of the large town home tracks lack views. I believe people will be buying these for the location and the 2,000+ square feet.

      It does make me wonder how much the town homes on George Mason are going for though?

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  7. What an interesting group of readers. I agree that a light at Powell will complicate traffic. I can't wait till the light turns red in a snow storm, you might as well cross Columbia pike east off your list of routes home.
    Zoning should have made them tye the community roads to the Blair rd light

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