Reston Home Tour
October 16, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are anticipating another great tour with four private residences along with one new commercial venture in Reston, the Kensington, a premier assisted living and memory care community. Masks are required for this year's tour.
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The Aaron Home
Built by William Berry, Leslie Aaron’s townhouse on Heritage Oak Way is a home that will take you on a tour around the world. Leslie has renovated the home twice with interior designer Candy Golchoobian. Furnishings include pieces from local Kentucky vendors upstairs, French country décor downstairs, and photo galleries and souvenirs that showcase places around the world. Features of this home include an open floor plan, mocha hardwood flooring a basement with a 13-foot ceiling. Be inspired by the craft room where Leslie scrapbooks. The sunroom and deck is the go-to place, and no wonder! It is cozy and inviting.
Built in 1969, the Fies home on Greenbrier Court is walking distance from Lake Anne. Mark and Mina’s renovated home is an almost complete transformation that not only functions as a home for themselves but also showcases their business Synergy Design and Construction. Appliances are top of the line, and the combination of Cabico and Adelphi cabinetry gives the kitchen a sleek modern look. There is a secondary kitchen in one corner of the room with its own cooktop and sink, so that the Fies can host cooking demonstrations and parties. On the tour, see the bold statement geometry makes in the bathroom as it is unique and different than the typical classic marble look. The office has a special feature: behind two Murphy doors—which provide storage but function as doors—is a meditation space for maximum privacy. Greenbriar Court is a clear testament to the Fies’ creativity and flair for design while emphasizing the elements of their cozy lifestyle.
Visit Buttermilk lane to view the stunning 1971 home by architect Ken Bonner. This home feels like a treehouse, flanked by cedar and towering oak. Its large glass panes bring the outdoors in. While the essential structure has not been renovated, homeowners Dan and Kristen Chaddock have upgraded nearly every feature of the house. This includes a new roof, windows, and kitchen cabinetry that includes a custom-built pantry and wine cooler to name a few. Artwork in the home comes from New Mexico, the Torpedo Factory, Tephra ICA, and wooden vases made by Dan’s father. The Chaddocks have furnished their house with contemporary and eclectic designs. In the master bedroom, there is a headboard and bed frame custom built by Hardwood Artisans, featuring lights for reading and storage areas for extra pillows. This home is a warm and welcoming place while maintaining a sense of privacy and retreat amidst the trees.
The Kensington Reston was founded in 2010 and chose a Reston location because the Kensington Promise—“to love and care for your family as we do our own”—is closely aligned with Robert E. Simon Jr.'s founding principles of individual dignity and “Live, Work, and Play.” Craftsman-inspired it was designed by Mosely Architects and built by Forrester Construction and completed in February 2021. The building has both assisted living suites as well as two memory care communities. There are four suite floor plans, all with large windows and handicap-accessible bathrooms. The furniture has a French Country flair, with an emphasis on cheerful red and yellow tones. The common spaces are cozy while the patio courtyard overlooks the eleventh fairway of the Reston National Golf Course. Its public art piece: a bronze sculpture of a grandfather and grandson playing checkers by Max Turner was acquired from The Large Art Company, a veteran- and family-owned small business in Baltimore. (On tour day the Kensington Reston terrace will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please park in the garage. Exit to walk around the left of the building and Box lunches will be available for purchase iin the rear courtyard with all proceeds benefiting the Reston Museum. Enjoy your lunch outside on the Kensington’s beautiful terrace.)
The Schaar home on Lake Thoreau is an almost complete renovation. In 2020, Marnie and Kevin Schaar hired architect Richard Newlon for the project. The house is a post-and-beam prefabricated Deck House whose signature features are an open floor plan, decking ceiling and exposed post-and-beam structure. It was the first home constructed on Lake Thoreau, built in 1975, before the lake was there! Their renovation added about 30 percent more enclosed living space, as well as a large screened porch, deck, and two-car garage. Interior designer Kelly Holland’s boutique firm KPH Studio designed the furniture plans and sourced decorative lighting, tile and stone, plumbing fixtures, furniture, built-ins, window treatments, floor coverings, artwork and accessories. Overall, the Schaar home is contemporary, leaning toward mid-century, respecting the original architecture. Noteworthy pieces sourced locally are the Martha Leone Design “Reston Collection” credenza in the dining room and the vintage rug sourced through District Loom. The flexible furniture plan on the main floor transforms easily from everyday living to entertainment space.
The Fies Home
The Chaddock Home
The Schaar Home
All proceeds will benefit the Reston Museum. The Reston Historic Trust which operates the Reston Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the past, informing the present, and influencing the future of Reston.