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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.
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.