In The Press
HomeAid National Capital Region and Mobile Hope Give Back to Community with New Retail Space by the Knutson Companies
January 6, 2023 — Leesburg, VA. HomeAid National Capital Region pairs nonprofits serving those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness with regional builders and housing industry professionals on community construction projects. Together, HomeAid and local builders team up to build or renovate housing and programmatic facilities to offer safe, durable spaces.
Their latest construction project brings Mobile Hope of Leesburg, VA and the Knutson Companies together to turn a three-bay garage building into a usable retail space for Mobile Hope’s second thrift store and donation center, Graffiti and Silk Leesburg. This newly renovated space will provide free clothing to homeless and at-risk youth and provide a setting to train them in customer service, merchandising, clothes sorting, sales reconciliation and retail management. It will also serve as a sorting center where volunteers can prepare donations for distribution and sale.
King Street Station Awarded Another Accolade for Excellence in Design in Loudoun County
November 23, 2022 — Leesburg, VA. The Knutson Companies was recently awarded a 2022 Signatures of Loudoun Award for the King Street Station Public Plaza in Leesburg, Virginia.
The Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Program recognizes buildings and public spaces throughout the county that reflect outstanding design, renovation, adaptive reuse and visually groundbreaking projects. The King Street Station Public Plaza won in the category of Public Spaces which acknowledges locations that have become a favorite gathering place.
District Towns at St. Elizabeths East Celebrates Ribbon Cutting and Model Opening
June 22, 2022 — Washington, D.C. District Towns at St. Elizabeths East recently achieved a significant milestone with the opening of its first rows of garage townhomes. Alongside the DC Mayor’s office, community members and future neighbors, the Knutson Companies celebrated a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in late April for the first of 88 townhomes the community will bring to this historic neighborhood.
Once the ceremony was over, the excitement continued as the initial homeowners were able to move into their new homes. This event marked the first opportunity for homeownership at St. Elizabeths East and a step in the ongoing efforts to redevelop the neighborhood for the residents of Ward 8.
New Elevator Condominiums Coming to Ashburn Station
February 3, 2022 — Ashburn, VA. Northern Virginia home shoppers will soon have a new opportunity at Metro Line Condominiums Ashburn Station. This upcoming boutique community will feature three condominiums buildings, each offering single-level residences with elevator access.
The Knutson Companies will be adapting the upscale single-level floorplans from their recently sold-out King Street Station community to use at Metro Line Condominiums. With only four residences per floor, nearly all homes are corner units.
New Condominium Residences Coming to Birchwood at Brambleton
December 16, 2021 — Brambleton, VA. A new opportunity for a 55+ Active Lifestyle is coming soon to the Birchwood neighborhood in the greater Brambleton development, a popular destination in Loudoun County. Four boutique condominium buildings will soon make up Archer Square Condominiums and offer convenient single-level living with elevator access.
Archer Square Condominiums by the Knutson Companies will be comprised of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom residences. Each design will include sophisticated interior finishes and an open, flowing floorplan with ample natural light. The four condominium buildings will have distinctive stone architecture and private balconies.
King Street Station Recognized for Excellence in Architecture
November 2, 2021 — Leesburg, VA. Despite selling out earlier this year, King Street Station continues to make a lasting impression in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Last week the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) hosted their annual Great American Living Awards (GALA), a prestigious event honoring the year’s best achievements in the new home industry.
District Towns at St. Elizabeths East is Underway
April 13, 2021 — Washington, D.C. A new collection of garage townhomes by the Knutson Companies is coming to the vibrant neighborhood of St. Elizabeths East.
District Towns at St. Elizabeths East will offer classically-styled brick exterior townhomes with clean, modern floorplans. Each of the two new designs can be personalized with up to four bedrooms and 1,860 sq. ft., plus an optional rooftop terrace for private outdoor living. The designs were specifically created to fit the established community while delivering the inspired design and premium touches that Knuston is best known for.
Union Towns Open for Sales at Reston Station
February 23, 2021 — Reston, VA. The Knutson Companies’ new luxury townhomes are open for sales in the new Union Towns Reston Station community, just a five-minute walk from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station.
Union Towns offers 26 stunning townhomes featuring the extraordinary architecture, thoughtful designs and premium finishes that are a signature of every Knutson home. Adding to the appeal is the prime location that lets residents walk to nearby Starbucks or Founding Farmers, among other conveniences. The Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station makes it easy for residents to commute or explore the Washington, D.C., area.
NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF LAND ACQUISITION SELECTED FOR THE KNUTSON COMPANIES
October 29, 2020 — Ashburn, VA. The Knutson Companies is pleased to announce their newest team member, James Anders, who stepped into his new role as the Vice President of Land Acquisition on October 19, 2020.
Anders continues his noteworthy career in land acquisition and development as he joins the Knutson Companies. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, he has worked to support nationally-recognized homebuilders in the local region in a variety of positions.
NEW NEIGHBORHOOD BY KNUTSON AT DOWNTOWN BRAMBLETON
September 16, 2020 — Ashburn, VA. The Knutson Companies has introduced two new and improved floorplans that are now selling at its popular new Downtown Brambleton neighborhood in Loudoun County.
The 56 available townhomes are the closest new homes to the shops and restaurants at Brambleton Town Center. This is a premier location in the heart of Downtown Brambleton, with walkable access to parks, trails and everyday conveniences and select homesites offer roof terraces overlooking The Park at Downtown, the community’s new open, green space.
DISTRICT TOWNS AT PARKSIDE SELLS OUT QUICKLY, SETTING THE STAGE FOR MORE WALKABLE D.C. TOWNHOMES
June 16, 2020 — Washington, D.C. Just months after opening, District Towns at Parkside is officially sold out.
The new urban townhomes offered by the Knutson Companies were in high demand as the latest addition to the growing Parkside community in Northeast D.C. The final settlements are almost complete, and residents are moving into these impressive garage townhomes, just a short walk across a new pedestrian bridge from Minnesota Avenue Metro Station.
KING STREET STATION CONDOMINIUMS IN HISTORIC LEESBURG ALREADY 65% SOLD
May 14, 2020 — Leesburg, VA. Within weeks of celebrating the successful grand opening of its first fully decorated model, 65% of the new condominiums at King Street Station in Historic Leesburg have been sold.
Offered by The Knutson Companies, the first of four buildings at King Street Station has been delivered to its new residents. The second building sold out, and the third building is down to its final available residences.
KNUTSON COMPANIES PREPARES TO DEBUT UNION TOWNS AT RESTON STATION
March 18, 2020 — Reston, VA. The Knutson Companies is preparing to debut Union Towns, a new collection of
just 26 luxury townhomes, a few short blocks from the vibrant and growing Reston Station area.
These new townhomes offer the extraordinary architecture, thoughtful designs and premium finishes that the
Knutson Companies is known for, plus the rare opportunity for a walkable Northern Virginia lifestyle just a few
blocks to the Silver Line Metro and sought-after shopping, dining and entertainment options.
KNUTSON COMPANIES OFFERS NEW TOWNHOMES AT DOWNTOWN BRAMBLETON
February 10, 2020 — Ashburn, VA. The Knutson Companies recently announced that two new and improved floorplans are now selling at its popular Downtown Brambleton community in Loudoun County.
The 56 available townhomes are the closest new homes to the shops, restaurants and IMAX theater at Brambleton Town Center. Select homes will feature roof terraces overlooking The Park at Downtown, the community’s new open, green space.
FINAL URBAN TOWNHOMES NOW SELLING AT DISTRICT TOWNS AT PARKSIDE
November 27, 2019 — Washington, D.C. Construction has begun on the final row of urban townhomes at District Towns at Parkside as The Knutson Companies move toward completing a successful first venture in the downtown D.C. market.
Only a few homes remain available in this new development within the Parkside neighborhood and there’s no time for home shoppers to delay in claiming their home in this sought-after community in Northeast D.C.
KNUTSON COMPANIES RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE AT THE GREAT AMERICAN LIVING AWARDS
October 11, 2019 — Tysons Corner, VA. Knutson Companies is proud to have received two awards for continued excellence in marketing at the Great American Living Awards in Tysons Corner, VA.
Presented by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), the Great American Living Awards program is the most prestigious residential design, sales and marketing competition in the metropolitan Washington market.
KNUTSON COMPANIES VOTED ONE OF ‘LOUDOUN’S FAVORITES’
September 23, 2019 — Leesburg, VA. The readers of Loudoun Now selected the Knutson Companies as one of “Loudoun’s Favorites” for 2019.
Loudoun Now’s annual reader’s poll generated a record response this year, with more than 6,100 names submitted across more than 200 categories, including favorite art gallery, museum, bakery, brewery and more.
“We are truly honored to be among those selected as Loudoun’s Favorites,” Knutson said. “We live and work in Loudoun County, and it’s a pleasure every day to get to serve our community and provide our homebuyers with a truly special place to live.”
KNUTSON COMPANIES PRESIDENT SPEAKS ON LEADERSHIP PANEL AT LOUDOUN BISNOW EVENT IN LOUDOUN COUNTY
July 22, 2019 — Leesburg, VA. Speaking as part of a panel of local real estate leaders discussing the state of housing in Loudoun County, Knutson Companies President Donald Knutson said he is seeing a greater demand among Millennials looking for their first home in the county.
In the nation’s wealthiest county, opportunities for what some would describe as “affordable housing” can be few and far between. Knutson noted that the interest is there among home shoppers.
NEW URBAN TOWNHOMES NOW SELLING AT DISTRICT TOWNS AT PARKSIDE
June 17, 2019 — Washington, D.C. District Towns at Parkside is now open for sales. The debut of luxury townhomes at this growing community in Northeast D.C. marks Knutson Companies’ first entry into the downtown D.C. market.
With attractive exteriors and spacious floorplans, these garage townhomes start from the low $500’s. Built by Knutson Companies, each home includes a rooftop terrace with views of this growing neighborhood and several capital landmarks.
DISTRICT TOWNS AT PARKSIDE COMING SOON TO NORTHEAST D.C.
May 6, 2019 — Washington, D.C. A new community is taking shape near Minnesota Avenue Metro in Northeast D.C., and District Towns at Parkside is the newest addition.
These urban townhomes by Knutson Companies are coming soon, offering an exceptional new home close to Metro, with access to the very best of the D.C. area.
Walkable amenities will include a community park area, 50,000 square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment spaces, 850,000 square feet of commercial space, three schools ranging from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, and medical services at Parkside Health Center.
KING STREET STATION CONDOMINIUMS COMING SOON IN HISTORIC LEESBURG
March 18, 2019 — Leesburg, VA. At King Street Station, Knutson Companies offers a collection of single-level condominiums in a convenient location just across the south King Street Bridge. It’s a rare opportunity for new construction in Historic Leesburg. The condominiums offered by the Knutson Companies are made up of four buildings, each featuring 16 individual residences. The spacious floorplans are designed with simple, tasteful elegance. The new condominiums come with assigned garage or outdoor parking places.
A neighborhood plaza offers a central gathering space for the new community — a place to picnic or just to enjoy the outdoors. Features include a spacious open-air pavilion with seating, a terrace and a lawn.
Resident Spotlight on the Newman Family: Enjoying Downtown Living!
February 25, 2019 – Brambleton, VA. Brambleton highlights the Newman family in the Resident Spotlight. Say hello to Andrea Newman & her family! Having lived in a traditional 25-year old home in Ashburn Farm, the Newman family longed for a walkable, live-work-play lifestyle. In 2018 they made that dream a reality after having fun experiences in and around Brambleton. Their “ah-ha” moment came once they realized this was going to be more than an investment in a community; this would be a long term, active lifestyle for their kids to grow up in and for them to have as they continued through the many chapters of their lives.
Andrea says, “We have two boys, 14 and almost 11. Our Dog, Bruno, a Labradoodle, just turned 7. We LOVE our new home for many, many reasons:”
LOCAL NORTHERN VIRGINIA HOMEBUILDER, KNUTSON COMPANIES, WINS AGAIN AT THE ANNUAL 2018 GREAT AMERICAN LIVING AWARDS.
LEESBURG, VA (October 8, 2018) – The annual Great American Living Awards ceremony honors only the best and the brightest in all areas of the Northern Virginia homebuilding industry, including development, architecture, sales, interior design and marketing. Once again this year, Knutson Companies took home three awards for their continued excellence in architecture, interior design and marketing.
Receiving all three of the awards, luxury terrace townhome community, Brambleton Town Center was in the spotlight. The community’s Rockland model took home Best Design & Architecture and Best Interior Design and Merchandising for a home priced between $600,000 to $700,000. The community also received an Award of Merit for Best Community Brochure. The awards validate the company’s commitment to designing and building luxury homes in urban-style, walkable neighborhoods where homeowners can truly benefit from the difference.
Newly Renovated Loudoun Hunger Relief Center Distributes Food with Dignity, Compassion.
The newly remodeled collection and distribution center, completed by HomeAid Northern Virginia, upgrades food pick-up area into a welcoming grocery store-like atmosphere.
April 5, 2018 – Leesburg, VA: Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR) unveiled its newly renovated lobby and “client choice” food selection room at an April 4 celebration attended by LHR supporters, community leaders and local officials. The upgrades include a separate lobby for customers and a wide hallway that can better house food items for choice selection, giving families more autonomy over their selections, more privacy while they shop, and – as a result – more dignity while receiving food from Loudoun Hunger Relief’s distribution site.
KNUTSON COMPANIES AT DOWNTOWN BRAMBLETON HONORED WITH NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD
Loudoun County, VA, January 10, 2018 – Knutson at Downtown Brambleton has won a Platinum Award for the category Development Up To 5 Stories, Built For Sale, in the 2017 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Award levels, including platinum, gold, silver and Home of the Year, were announced at the NAHB International Builders’ Show on January 10th, 2018.
Knutson at Brambleton Town Center features four-story, elevator townhomes offering luxury urban living just steps from the array of shops, entertainment, and restaurants in the retail center. Blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living spaces, these homes invite open conversation and a brighter way of life. An expansive rooftop terrace – referred to as your Yard in the Sky – provides owners a perfect retreat or entertaining space. This collection of townhomes is a successful blending of urban lifestyle, convenience, and community enhancement
LOCAL BUILDER INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
LEESBURG, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, November 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Local builder Don Knutson, President of The Knutson Companies in Leesburg, VA, was named to the Great American Living Award’s (GALA) Hall of Fame on October 5th.
GALA recognizes companies and individuals for excellence in the new home building industry in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware, in more than 40 categories, but the Hall of Fame acknowledges more than business acumen and design excellence – it honors a broader commitment to the industry, customers, and the community.
KNUTSON AT DOWNTOWN BRAMBLETON WINS DESIGN AWARD
Once again, The KnutsonCompanies and its urban-inspired home designs were in the spotlight at the 2017 Great American Living Awards (GALA). Both the Luna and the Sol models, located in Downtown Brambleton, were recognized for design and architecture, validating the success of the company’s commitment to high quality homes that create desirable urban-style neighborhoods where owners can live, shop, dine, and be entertained. Adding to this year’s excitement, Don Knutson, president and founder, was honored with the GALA Hall of Fame award for his comprehensive contributions to the homebuilding industry.
DOWNTOWN BRAMBLETON, VA. OFFERS TOWNHOUSES WITH A ‘HIGH WALKABILITY SCORE’
The story of the three-generation Osentoski-Ondrus family’s new home began with a flier and ended with a four-story elevator townhouse in Downtown Brambleton.
“Sophie and Chris, my daughter and son-in-law, go to the gym all the time. One day there, they picked up an advertisement for Downtown Brambleton. They came home and said, ‘We have to go see this place,’” said Gerri Osentoski, one of the family matriarchs.
Downtown Brambleton is a collection of 48 condominium townhouses — with three floor plans — clustered around an urbanlike town center with dozens of retail, dining and entertainment options in Ashburn, Va. Brambleton overall is the 2,000-acre residential community that opened in 2001 and continues to grow. It’s in Loudoun County, about 40 miles west of Georgetown in the District.
MOVE OVER MCMANSIONS, SUBURBIA IS CHANGING
Images of Loudoun County often portray young families in minivans driving to their large suburban homes west of the beltway. Over the past 20 years, Loudoun’s population has exploded, nearly tripling in size. The forecast for the 2020 census predicts that number will continue to rise, topping over 400,000 people within the next four years. As a result, the region will see an increase in the demand for new housing—all of those people are going to need somewhere to live. Donald Knutson of Knutson Companies has a few ideas about the future of Loudoun’s new homes, where “McMansion” may become a thing of the past.
Knutson started his company in 2012 after spending 25 years designing, developing, and building residential properties alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. His experience and an entrepreneurial spirit motivated him to start his own construction company, and Loudoun county is reaping the benefits.
LEESBURG COUNCIL APPROVES SOUTH KING STREET MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT
A mixed-use community with 64 residential units and 7,100 square feet of commercial appears poised for development in downtown Leesburg.
Town Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a special exception application for the project known as South King Street, located on nearly three acres on the east side of South King Street and bordered by the W&OD Trail, Church Street and Town Branch. The complex is being developed by Donald Knutson, one of the builders at the recently opened Crescent Place community along nearby Harrison Street. At the South King Street site, Knutson plans to demolish seven of the eight existing structures to build four four-story buildings. Those structures will include residential living, commercial space and recreation amenities.
As proposed, each multi-family residential structure will have an elevator, contain 16 dwelling units and 12 individual garage spaces for a density of approximately 22.5 dwelling units per acre, according to town documents. The recreation and open space amenities include a small park on South King Street and a seating area at the foot of Church Street adjacent to the W&OD Trail.
LOCAL BUILDER RAISES BAR AT GALA AWARDS
LEESBURG, VA – October 17, 2016 – Knutson Companies set the tone at the annual Great American Living Awards (GALA) by winning three categories and receiving two awards of merit for their work at the Crescent Place development located in Leesburg, VA and for Brambleton Town Center located in Brambleton, VA. The GALA Awards recognizes the building industry’s best and brightest, and these awards put a builder’s home design, community, and team in the spotlight.
All three models offered at Crescent Place – the Waverly, the Rockland, and the Fleetwood –each won Design and Architecture awards. Knutson takes great pride in their overall high-end designs that attract homebuyers to their urban-inspired townhomes and strolling communities. These two key factors have set the bar for what homebuyers are seeking in the DC metro area –the perfect combination of where to live, shop and play.