I recently visited the new construction townhomes in Chantilly, VA at the Commonwealth Place at Westfields community with new buyers that were relocating to Northern Virginia. Their criteria was new construction, good schools, close to shops, convenient to commuter routes and within the $800-$850,000 range.
Having seen all the new construction in the area I immediately knew this Toll Brother's neighborhood could be a great option for them. Commonwealth Place offers:
- Fairfax County Public Schools
- Walking distance to Wegman's grocery, coffee shops and multiple bars and restaurants.
- Access to Routes 28, 50, 267, I66 and the Dulles International Airport
- 2500 sf townhomes with open floor plan designs with the option for roof terraces
We toured the Willard Aberdeen End Unit model. This was set for a quick delivery. It was just receiving the finishing touches. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. One of the unique things about this home was it had a rear kitchen layout which is different than most new construction townhomes right now because they tend to have center kitchen with large islands. This was very appealing to my discerning buyer because she wanted to maximize her living space.
The sale price of this home was $827,950. The price was determined as follows.
- Base price $774,995 included 4 levels with loft and rooftop terrace, 3 bedrooms, 4 full, 1 half bath, rear deck and 2 car garage
- End unit site premium $7500
- Options and upgrades $65,118 (with a spec home these are preselected by the builder. Usually to include most popular finishes)
- The upgrades and finishes included 4 ft rear deck ($7450), oak stairs throughout ($3249), full bath in the loft ($2625), gas line to rear deck and rooftop ($1000), central humidifier ($788), alternative rear kitchen layout ($4452), wet bar rough-in ($525), electrical, sound and lighting package ($9420) as well as $35,000 in other design studio upgrades
- There was a buyer incentive of $19,633 which brought down the price to $827,950
This townhome was beautiful with lots of upgrades. It was also considered a HOT HOME by Toll Brothers! Which means the builder knew it was going to sell quickly. To commit, the buyers need to put down a $52,000 deposit. They needed time to think about it. It was our first community on the tour. As a courtesy for them, I was able to negotiate a hold period without the deposit but they needed more time to view other options. Which I completely understand. It is a big decision. In the end, they were not comfortable making a quick decision so the search continues.
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Here is a look at the Willard Aberdeen end unit floor plan.