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Reston Real Estate: Golf Course Island Cluster

This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

I think Golf Course Island Cluster is one of Reston’s gems. From the outside, these contemporary, cedar sided homes look small. But walk inside and it’s like one of those magic tents in Harry Potter — the space just expands. This may be one of the reason’s the community won an architectural design award when they were built in the late 60s.

There is a lot going on in Golf Course Island Cluster right now. Over the last several years, the original owners have been moving out and young families and young professionals are moving in.

As this happens, people are renovating the homes — mostly updating the kitchens. With 188 units, homes come up for sale often — some are fixer uppers, others have been freshly renovated. Whatever you are looking for, you will find it here.

The Golf Course Island townhomes come in various sizes. Most are three bedrooms, although there are a couple with two bedrooms and a few with four bedrooms and lofts.

The hallmark of all is well-designed space that flows, large closets and privacy. Yes, privacy in a town house. The cluster is designed so that every home feels private and secluded — you won’t hear your neighbors through the walls.

Much of the cluster backs Hidden Creek Country Club’s golf course, and the main living areas open to the common areas and green space. While it appears that the private golf course is likely to be redeveloped, the plans we’ve seen so far call for a 100+ acre public amenity in the form of a park and recreational facilities.

The common spaces of Golf Course Island are beautifully maintained. For the children, there is a great playground with wonderful slides in block 12 (there are 12 blocks in the cluster). The children love it.

On most nice afternoons, you will see the neighborhood families sitting on the bench while the children run around the quad in delight. For those with dogs, there are many paths through the neighborhood, and plenty of squirrels to chase.

Each townhome is assigned one carport space, and there is ample open parking for every unit to have a second car. For visitors, there is parking on Links Drive and North Shore Drive. Golf Course Island is about one mile from the Reston Metro, Reston Town Center, and Lake Anne Plaza. And there is easy access to the Reston Association pools and other recreation areas.

Prices are ranging here depending on the condition of the home, but for the most part are in the upper-400s to upper 500s. Check out this beautiful and friendly cluster.

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Take a Tour of Lake Anne Plaza’s Public Art

Aside from several stand-out pieces, there are a lot of art displays to explore around Lake Anne Plaza.

On Friday, Oct. 10, art historian Phoebe Avery will offer a walking tour of art around the plaza. The tour begins in front of Lake Anne Coffee House.

The event is presented by Reston Association and Public Art Reston. Registration is $5 for Reston Association members and $8 for all others. The tour will run from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Other tours are also planned by RA, including a newcomers’ bus tour on Saturday and a Hunter Mill Road historical tour on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

File photo

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CenterStage to Screen Norman Lear Documentary Ahead of Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival

The Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival is coming to the Angelika Film Center and Cafe in Fairfax on October 18 through 28. Reston Community Center will hold a preview ahead of the festival with a screening of the documentary “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the CenterStage.

The documentary explores the legacy of lear’s 1970s TV sitcoms. Lear created and produced sitcoms, including All in the Family, The Jeffersons, and Maude. His shows explored social and political issues ranging from the Vietnam War, racial prejudice, sexism, and homophobia.

The 18th annual Northern Virginia Film Festival is presented by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. More than 12 films will be screened during the festival that explores Jewish life, culture, and identity.

The preview screening in Reston is free and open to all ages.

Photo via RCC

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Memorial Walk to Remember Slain Reston Couple Set for November

Staff who worked and benefited from the work of Buckley Kuhn-Fricker and Scott Fricker, the Reston couple killed in their home in December last year, are organizing a memorial walk to remember the couple’s legacy.

The walk will be held Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon along a 2.5-mile loop around Lake Thoreau. Participants, who will meet at 1902 Campus Commons Drive, will gather halfway at a tree planted in their memory where they lived.

The memorial service is organized by staff at The Medical Team, which offers certified home health care services, and Buckley’s for Seniors, the company Kuhn-Fricker founded. Her organization, which provides concierge and companion-style services for people who are elderly or disabled, was adopted by the medical team when it was on the brink of closure, according to walk organizers.

The walk is not tied to any significant date or milestone, according to Steve Gurney, one of the organizers.

Given Buckley passed during the holidays, there were many who couldn’t make it to the services.  We had planned for a gathering around her birthday but when the neighbors in her old neighborhood planted a tree in her and Scotts memory we realized that we could do a nice walk around Lake Thoreau, that would be a positive opportunity to remember them.,” Gurney said.

Kuhn-Fricker, an attorney and certified geriatric care manager, founded Buckley’s for Seniors in 2005. She taught classes about aging at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale and wrote a book titled, “Elder Care: The Road to Growing Old is Not Paved.”

Here’s more about Kuhn-Fricker  from the staff at Buckey’s for Seniors:

Buckley was an idealist and always looked for the good in everyone she met. She believed in equality for all and was passionate about civil rights. Buckley and her husband Scott were courageous in standing up to hateful rhetoric. Sadly, it was this courage that cost them their lives; leaving a hole within their families and the community which can never be filled.

RSVPs are requested by the walk’s organizers online.

Photo via Buckley’s for Seniors

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Crime Roundup: Police Department Fires Reston Police Officer Charged in Baby’s Death

A police officer who last worked in the Reston District Station and was charged in connection with the death of his six-month-old daughter was fired on Friday (Sept. 28).

Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. fired Jason Colley, 38, following his arrest in Maryland in connection with the baby’s death, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Colley, of Monrovia, Md., turned himself in after an indictment was signed in late August by a Maryland judge. He was charged with child abuse in the first degree resulting in death, child abuse in the first degree resulting in severe physical injury and felony assault in the first degree. The baby died on in October last year.

Roessler Jr. called the charges against Colley “abhorrent.” No other information was released by the police department about the incident.

Colley was relieved of all law enforcement powers on April 20 when Fairfax County police learned he was a suspect in the care.

In a separate incident, a man was robbed on Friday while walking near Hunters Woods Shopping Center at around 1:30 p.m. The suspect assaulted the victim and stole personal items from him when he said he did not have any money. Police described the suspect as a white male approximately 5’11” – 6’2″ and about 150 to 180 pounds. 

Sometime between Sept. 18 and 26, a man was found sleeping inside a vacant house on the 12000 block of Kinsley Place. The owner of the house discovered a man in his 20s who appeared to be sleeping inside the home as it underwent repairs, according to police.

FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, wallet from location

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, wallet from location

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, liquor from business

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, liquor from business

2500 block of John Eppes Road, steering wheel and airbags from vehicle

1400 block of North Point Village Center, cash from business

12900 block of Park Crescent Circle, airbag from vehicle

2000 block of Royal Fern Court, wallet from location

South Lakes Drive/Pinecrest Road, wallet from vehicle

1800 block of Town Center Parkway, ring from location

13500 block of Virginia Randolph Avenue, airbag from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Photo via FCPD

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Tuesday Morning Notes

Flavors of Fall set for Oct. 6 — The fall festival at Reston Town Center will take place from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Although the event is free, tickets are available online for samplings from restaurants. [Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce]

New farmers market continues — Enjoy a temporary farmers market in Reston Town Center today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The last farmers market in RTC is set for Oct. 23. [Reston Town Center]

A declining golf course or a new park — In this opinion piece, the writer argues that a new park with new housing is a viable and product use of Hidden Creek Country Club. [Greater Greater Washington]

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

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