Reston Home Tour

Tickets on Sale Now!
Saturday October 19, 2019 

Come to the museum today to get your ticket!

 

Celebrate Reston’s amazing architecture and neighborhoods on a self-guided tour of five stunning private homes. Continue your visit at Reston’s newest luxury apartments, VY/Reston Heights where you can enjoy a “Taste of Autumn” and light refreshments, and Hunters Woods at Trails Edge, a state-of-the-art retirement community, where you can purchase a $12 boxed lunch benefiting the Reston Museum. Begin your tour at any location on this map and present your ticket. Event is for ages 10+.

Tour is self-guided taking place between 10 am and 5 pm. Hunters Woods at Trails Edge and the YV Reston Heights open 11 am to 4 pm. 

Tickets can be purchased online and at the Reston Museum, Wine Cabinet, Chesapeake Chocolates, and GRACE. Early Bird ticket rate available in-store only until October 11. Tickets are not refundable.

Tour Tips: 

    • Open 11 am - 4 pm: VY Reston Heights & Hunters Woods at Trails Edge. Park free in their garages!

    • Looking for lunch? Get a $12 boxed lunch at Hunters Woods at Trail's Edge! All proceeds benefit the museum.

    • Visiting the home on Beacon? Plan to park on Twin Branches.

    • Visit the museum! See our case exhibit about Reston's Design House and get 10% of the gift shop! (excludes consignment items)

    • Check-in Required at Hunter's Woods at Trail's Edge.

    • Reston Parkway Roadwork: Please note road work is being done and you will not be able to exit at Route 7 and Reston Parkway. A small detour is required. More information here (Drivers Eastbound Route 7 heading to Reston Parkway should continue past Reston Parkway turn right onto Baron Cameron Avenue, and right onto Wiehle Avenue to Reston parkway. Drivers on westbound Route 7 heading to Reston parkway will continue past Reston Parkway turn left onto Reston Avenue and left onto Wiehle Avenue to Reston parkway. Reston Parkway between Wiehle Avenue and Round Pebble Lane/Fieldview Drive will remain open to local traffic. Attendees will still be able to get to the stop on Wild Bramble Way.)

On a cloudy day in 1999, Carol was the last visitor of the day at the model home on Beacon Place. Despite the cloudy sky overhead, the home offered wonderful architecture and natural light that led Carol to draw up the contract the next day! In 2017, Carol and Matt decided to go through a major renovation on the main and upper levels to bring the home up to date. Carol and Matt love to cook and entertain, and their kitchen is the heart of their home.  It’s a true chef’s kitchen built to last, and sure to inspire. Photos by Charlotte Geary.

Beacon Place

Built in the 1970’s and still occupied by the original owner, this Michael Oxman designed home had great architectural appeal, but there was work to do! Renovations were not unfamiliar to Beth; after owning 17 homes in the last 27 years, and took on the challenge. Visitors will enjoy viewing the remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, and soothing paint colors. Modern and minimalistic furnishings and beautiful artwork complement the natural Reston setting of the home. Photos by Charlotte Geary.

Goldcup Lane

After seven years in their first home together as a family in Reston, the Edgemonds found their current house of 14 years just by coincidence when they received a letter by mistake.  Being a good Samaritan, James delivered the letter to the next street over (which had the same house number as theirs).  Noticing it was on the market, they took a peak and put in an offer!  Providing more square footage and a larger yard for their growing family without going too far from their friends, the house was perfect for their needs. Since moving in yhey have done major renovations in all five bathrooms, the kitchen, family room, a fabulous screened porch (their favorite spot), sunroom, office and laundry room.  Photos by Charlotte Geary.

Wild Bramble Way

Please note - Access will still be available to get to the home on Wild Bramble Way but please note there is roadwork being done between Round Pebble and Route 7. Please be mindful and note if you are taking Route 7 to Reston Parkway there is a small detour.

With only two weeks to find a house, and low inventory to choose from, Kathleen settled for Wedge Drive.  She honestly didn’t like the house at first but has since crafted an eclectic home that tells the story of all their travels and chapters in their life. The setting on the edge of Hidden Creek Golf Course among the trees and the garden that is in constant development all help tell the story. Photos by Bob Haukness.

Wedge Drive #2

The chief architect of VY, Lee Quill, FAIA, met Simon in high school in the early years of Reston and was inspired by his vision - Fast forward 54 years later and say Hi to VY!  VY offers 97 different floor plans, on-site shops and cafés and vibrant places to socialize inside and out. The views are vast, but the building itself is only six floors. There is a focus on bringing the outdoors in with lots of windows and natural light and décor. They focus on reducing the need for a car and aim to make mass transportation easy for their tenants. 

VY Apartments

Open 11 am - 4pm on tour day

Garage Parking Available

Homeowners Brandon and Shayda were able to start their major house renovation in 2017.  With the help of Brandon’s mother, a talented interior designer, and some skilled contractors, they have created a very functional yet exquisite home.  Visitors will find amazing entertaining spaces inside and out and incredible use of cabinetry that maximizes storage potential. Photos by Bob Haukness.

Wedge Drive #1

Nestled in a tranquil wooded setting next to the convenience of the Turquoise Nature Trail, Reston Town Center and Reston Community Center, this cutting-edge retirement community gives Restonians an option to stay in the community they love. With four libraries, an aviary, Skype booth, activity room, gym, theatre room, hairdresser and seven different dining venues, what’s not to love about Hunters Woods at Trails Edge? The welcoming staff and management are dedicated to being part of the community.  They feature artwork from local artists and serve local beer and wine at their onsite A. Smith Bowman Pub.  Visitors can enjoy their dining areas the day of the tour by purchasing a $12 box lunch.  All proceeds will benefit the Reston Historic Trust and Museum.  

Hunters Woods At Trails Edge

Open 11 am - 4 pm on Tour Day

Garage Parking Available 

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All proceeds will benefit the Reston Historic Trust & Museum (RHT).

RHT is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the past, informing the present, and influencing the future of Reston through its educational programming, archives and exhibitions. 

Reston Historic Trust & Museum

Lake Anne Plaza

1639 Washington Plaza

Reston, VA  20190

703-709-7700

info@restonmuseum.org 

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