This is part 2 of a story following a Marc, a new Brookland resident, as his home at the EYA Chancellor’s Row development is being constructed.
When we introduced Marc a few months ago, his home was just a dirt lot. Now, he has walls! We caught up with him following a meeting with the EYA contractor. He was happy to report that his home “is ahead of schedule. Originally, it was going to be ready by the middle or end of March. Now they are talking about the end of January.” As you can see from the pictures below, the insulation is up, and Marc tells us that the facade will be going up shortly as well. He has already selected all of his interior design elements such as the carpet, cabinets, wood floor finishes and countertops. I asked about the selection process and he said “there was a wide selection and everything was an option – which was amazing – even things like where to put the recessed lighting had to be decided.” Marc shared that he was selective about where to splurge, on cabinets and floors for example; and that he passed over some of the more luxurious options such as heated bathroom flooring.
Marc will be living in Brookland with a friend while he waits to take possession of his new home, which will allow him to get to know the neighborhood better. He is already making friends in the CR community, even meeting up with future neighbors recently at the H Street Festival. He tells us that there is a CR listserv “which is very active. There are some folks talking about forming a poker group. There is also a book club, running group, and play group for families with children.” Overall, Marc said he is very excited about his new home. Having the walls go up and being able to physically enter the space has helped him to visualize how it will all come together. He added, “and the market price of my unit has already gone up and it’s not even completed yet!” I would be excited about that too. Stay tuned for future updates as we follow the progress of Marc’s home.