award-winning community

Experience One Loudoun: Matchbox Edition

On an early spring day, the weather was great and the downtown was hopping, so we took a stroll around The Plaza. The Plaza at One Loudoun is at the center of the downtown area with spots to sit and enjoy the nice weather. It is also where the community holds many events like Acoustic Wednesdays, Downtown Fest, and Farmers Markets.

Each street in Downtown One Loudoun is lined with amazing dining options for any sort of palate. Naturally, it is difficult to choose somewhere to eat with all of the amazing options right in front of you. On this specific day, we chose to eat at Matchbox — a place we knew would not disappoint. The look and feel of Matchbox definitely mimics that of it’s name; warm, but boxy. The atmosphere creates a contemporary feel with warm woods, metal, and red accents. 

As we walked up, the outdoor patio was crowded, but the hostess kindly showed us that the outside bar area was seat yourself, so we got a seat right away. When it’s nice outside, the inside bar opens up to the patio area for a refreshing indoor/outdoor feel. The server immediately came over, introduced himself, and asked if we had any questions, prompting us on what the restaurant is known for. He talked about the pizzas, which we had already heard great things about, and that they are known for their draft wine.

We started out with a few drinks, including a Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA beer on tap, a jalapeño cucumber margarita on the rocks (highly recommended by our server, and for good reason), and the seasonal sangria. Although we did not get the draft wine that Matchbox is known for, guests can order it by the glass, half bottle, or full bottle.

For appetizers, we tried a few different options, including the spicy tuna tartare tacos, hot artichoke + smashed garlic dip, and the crab + avo. The spicy tuna tartare tacos were decidedly the group favorite, as the creamy goodness of the tuna and avocado, mixed with the crunch of the wonton shell was out of this world. The crab + avo(cado), was a refreshing twist on chips and guac as it is served with sea salt flatbread instead of chips. The hot artichoke + smashed garlic dip was a nice change from the other apps, with more hearty flavors such as roasted red peppers and mozzarella.

When it came time for our entrees, we tried our best to get different items, but for some reason, everyone wanted pizza! We met in the middle by getting a few different types of pizza, the crab cake sammich (yes that’s spelled right), and the steak + greens salad.  

Baked in brick ovens, Matchbox has perfected the crispy, yet thin, deliciousness that is their classic and artisanal pizza selection. If you like spicy, we recommend the fire + smoke pizza, and if you’re more of a simpleton pizza lover, we suggest getting either the white pizza or the holy grail margherita (we did half and half as recommended by our server).

As for the other items we had ordered, the steak + greens salad was another recommendation from our server, who was right on the money. The pepper-crusted filet was outstanding, and one more thing: homemade tater tots. The crab cake sammich was a great choice, up there with some of the best crab cakes, as decided by our Annapolitan of the group. The pairing of the crab cake, avocado-chili aioli, and pancetta, was a great twist on a classic Maryland favorite.

Next time you’re deciding where to eat at One Loudoun, consider going to Matchbox for a bite, or slice, of absolute food heaven. For more info on the options at Matchbox One Loudoun, you can check out the menu here and be sure to follow along with our Facebook page for updates on other great restaurants coming soon to One Loudoun!

Sources: matchboxrestaurants.com

A Look Inside: The Clubhouse

One Loudoun’s Clubhouse, also known as “The Club”, is the uncontested focal point of One Loudoun’s residential community—offering residents of our award-winning community a variety of world-class community amenities, meeting spaces and more—all under one roof!

Located along Russel Branch Parkway directly across from the Barn at One Loudoun, this three-level, 16,000+ square foot clubhouse boasts a distinct, modern design all it’s own. In fact, the Club’s distinct architecture and interior design was recently honored at the 2015 GALA Awards,  with two awards of merit for Design and Architecture of a Free-Standing Clubhouse, and Interior Merchandising within a Free-Standing Clubhouse over 6,000 square feet. Let’s take a closer look at this award-winning amenity:

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Inside The Club

Inside the Club at One Loudoun, you’ll find a magnificent great room, an expansive meeting/banquet room, spacious conference rooms, a variety of glamorous entertaining spaces, management offices and a snack shack. The Club’s interior boats a chic, modern design, evident in the architecture and decor—making the Club the ideal location for the occasional community happy hour or club meeting.

Additionally, the Club is also home to a variety of fitness-focused amenities including a world-class fitness center, state-of-the-art dance studio and an indoor basketball court and more. Whether you’re looking to focus on your fitness with in a quick work out in the fitness center, join your neighbors for an afternoon yoga class in the dance studio, play a pickup game of basketball with a few friends or catch up with friends—the Club is the place to be!

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The Pool

The Club’s outdoor pool facility is truly state of the art—with an expansive, resort-style pool, separate toddler pool, sundeck and snack bar! We think you’ll agree—the Club’s resort-style pool facility offers homeowners at One Loudoun the perfect place to unwind!

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The Tennis Courts

The Club’s outdoor amenities expand beyond the resort-style pool—with a number of outdoor recreational courts, including two state-of-the-art tennis courts, along with a volleyball court and multi-purpose court.

Whether you’re looking to fit in a quick workout, hone your tennis skills or relax poolside—you can do it all at the Club at One Loudoun! For more on the Club at One Loudoun, check out this stunning bird’s eye view of the Club at One Loudoun on YouTube! To learn more about the unique perks of living at One Loudoun, browse our stunning collection of new homes at One Loudoun today.

Source1lna.com

One Loudoun Named GALA’s 2015 Community of the Year

One Loudoun is thrilled to announce that our community received five awards at the Great American Living Awards this year—including the prestigious Community of the Year award! The Great American Living Awards (also known as GALA), honor the best and brightest of the building industry—from new home builders, architects and developers, to interior designers, sales professionals and marketers. The Great American Living Awards has been, without a doubt, the most prestigious awards program in Washington DC’s metropolitan market, celebrating the stars of the new home industry for over 50 years!

The GALA awards ceremony is presented by the Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council (WMSMC), Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA), after winners have been determined by a panel of distinguished building industry professionals, with expertise in building, community design, new home design, interior design, merchandising, marketing and sales.

According to the Great American Living Awards, Community of the Year is awarded to the community with the ideal “relationship among different land uses, special features, street network, landscaping, home/building orientation to streets, amenities and open space.” Judges also look at the community’s relevant advertising, website design, marketing and merchandising to determine which community best embodies the “high standards that represent the best qualities of our industry”.

In addition to winning Community of the Year, One Loudoun also received an award for Best Integrated Marketing Campaign of a Master-Planned / Mixed-Use Community for the third year in a row, along with an award for Best Social Media, and awards of merit for the Club’s Design and Architecture, in addition to an award of merit for our clubhouse’s Interior Merchandising.

Over the past few years, One Loudoun has become somewhat of a seasoned veteran of the GALA Awards. In fact, we have received a wide variety of awards and accolades for our one-of-a-kind, mixed-use community here at One Loudoun! With limited homesites remaining, now is your last chance to purchase a new single family home at One Loudoun, so be sure to check out our stunning selection of new homes today, and start planning your move to GALA’s 2015 Community of the Year tomorrow!

Sourcegreatamericanlivingawards.com

Miller And Smith Wins 2014 Community Leadership Award

Ashburn, Virginia, 3/3/14The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce honored Miller and Smith with the prestigious 2014 Community Leadership Award in the Large Organization category for their work on the One Loudoun development. The awards ceremony was held on February 27, 2014, at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Virginia.

The Community Leadership Awards were created to honor members of the Loudoun business community, both organizations and individuals that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and community engagement to positively impact the quality of life in Loudoun County and to serve the needs of its citizens.

“It is an honor to receive this significant award,” said Bill May, Vice President of Miller & Smith and Managing Director of One Loudoun. “We not only strive to build great buildings, but also great communities. Serving the Loudoun community and its residents has been a goal of One Loudoun since its inception and we look forward to continuing our community leadership in the years to come.”

One Loudoun provides Loudoun County, Virginia with a sophisticated mixed-use environment, including residential, commercial and retail space.  With more than 1,040 homes, three million square feet of Class A planned office space, and 702,000 square feet of retail space, One Loudoun provides a walkable new urban design with spaces for community gatherings and recreation.

“Miller and Smith earned this prestigious Community Leadership Award because the company has consistently and overwhelmingly demonstrated that they are committed, through the investment of resources and manpower, to the strength of our Loudoun community,” said Tony Howard, President & CEO, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, “This is evident in the world class quality of life that Miller and Smith is creating for residents, businesses and visitors at One Loudoun. It also is clearly evident in the company’s support for programs supporting the youth and economic vitality of our community.”

The winners of the 2014 Community Leadership Awards in each category have the opportunity to select one non-profit organization that will be the beneficiary of a $1,000 grant, courtesy of the Piedmont Community Foundation. This year, One Loudoun selected Loudoun Youth Inc. as the beneficiary of their $1,000 grant.

About One Loudoun: 

One Loudoun is a premier 358-acre omni-use, masterplanned community in Loudoun County, Virginia, that will feature 1,040 homes, 702,000 square feet of retail including fine dining, upscale shopping and movie theater, a luxury hotel, nearly three million square feet of office space, a clubhouse with pool and an amphitheater – all surrounded by approximately 150 acres of public land with miles of walking trails. One Loudoun’s mixed-use Downtown district opened in Spring 2013 and continues to add new tenants. Visit www.oneloudoun.com to learn more, or follow the community on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Loudoun: A Development to Watch in 2014

We can’t say it enough: One Loudoun is set to be the hottest mixed-use development in the area.  Best of all, The Loudoun Times agrees with us!  They recently published an article highlighting ‘developments to keep an eye on’ for 2014 – and we made the list!  With plans for new stores and businesses, our community is looking forward to all of the incredible growth over this year.  Here are just a few of the many things to get excited about this year at One Loudoun!

New Businesses:

Shoppers, diners, and residents at One Loudoun can expect to see new shops and restaurants opening their doors throughout the community.  New businesses will join our current shop owners to create one of the most diverse shopping scenes in the area. Watch closely for future announcements about new stores!

Accessibility:

Our community is already extremely accessible – right in the heart of Loudoun County, we’re located at Loudoun Parkway and Route 7.  This makes it easy to reach One Loudoun from nearly anywhere in Northern Virginia.  But now, with the addition of the Silver Line out to this area, getting to and from our development will be easier than ever. For retailers, this means more shoppers walking by your windows and more opportunities to grow a following of loyal customers. 

More Fun:

While it might be hard to believe, One Loudoun will offer even more ways for residents and visitors to have fun in 2014.  Between the growing anticipation for the new stadium set to open in 2015, and community events planned for the entire year, 2014 will be a great time to be a part of the community. 

Continued Convenience:

There’s no doubt One Loudoun will remain to be one of the most convenient communities in the area! And residents who live here would agree; the walkability of One Loudoun and its mixed-use ideals make living and working here so conveniently fun.  Everything you might ever need or want is just outside your front door!

This year will certainly be an exciting year for One Loudoun and our residents.  With so much to look forward to, there’s every reason to join this amazing, award-winning community!

Source: The Loudoun Times

One Loudoun To Be Honored At The 2014 National Sales & Marketing Awards

Ashburn, Virginia, 12/12/13 — The National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), will honor One Loudoun with its 2014 Silver Award recognition for Master-planned Community of the Year at “The Nationals.”  The awards event is scheduled for February 4, 2014, at the Wynn Las Vegas, NV, during the International Builder’s Show.

The Master-planned Community of the Year category recognizes the best of new communities planned to provide a total living experience including residential, commercial, recreation and educational space.  Nominees are judged on overall interior and exterior architecture, design appeal, function and creative use spaces, including overall community site plan.  

One Loudoun provides Loudoun County, Virginia, with a sophisticated mixed-use environment, including residential, commercial and retail space.  With more than 1,040 homes, three million square feet of Class A planned office space, and 702,000 square feet of retail space, One Loudoun provides a walkable new urban design with spaces for community gatherings and recreation.  

“The Nationals” pay tribute to superior sales and marketing achievements by individual sales and marketing professionals, homebuilders and associates. The 2014 award winners were selected from over 800 entries by a panel of eight award-winning building industry professionals. Winners emerged from a painstaking three-day judging process that included evaluation by some of the industry’s finest marketing professionals, representing a wide range of disciplines and a geographic cross-section. 

Originating in 1982 as the MIRM Awards, the program now known as “The Nationals” sustains the commitment to innovation, imagination and marketing flair that has characterized winners since inception of the competition. “The Nationals” awards ceremony is presented as part of the International Builder’s Show, a conference that routinely attracts more than 75,000 building industry professionals. “The Nationals” traditionally draws more than 1,000 attendees. 

 

About One Loudoun: One Loudoun is a premier 358-acre omni-use, master-planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia, that will feature 1,040 homes, 702,000 square feet of retail including fine dining, upscale shopping and movie theater, a luxury hotel, nearly three million square feet of office space, a clubhouse with pool and an amphitheater – all surrounded by approximately 150 acres of public land with miles of walking trails. One Loudoun’s mixed-use Downtown district opened in Spring 2013 and continues to add new tenants. One Loudoun Holdings, LLC, is a joint venture of Miller and Smith and NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH). Visit www.oneloudoun.com to learn more, or follow the community on Facebook and Twitter.

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