Admittedly, when it comes to technical matters, Kouame Komenan knows exactly what he wants. But taking this Systems Engineer outside of his comfort zone and inside the home buying and design selections process was a first-time experience that checked all the boxes.
It was an email that landed in his inbox, announcing the introduction of a brand-new townhome community in a prime Chantilly location that caught his eye. Designed and built by a local homebuilder with more than 50 years of experience, Miller & Smith, Komenan knew their reputation from past projects throughout Northern Virginia, including One Loudoun and Brambleton in nearby Ashburn. This time, they were building just miles from his live/work center.
The Retreat at Westfields, a community of 44 townhomes, is both tucked away like any good hidden gem and convenient to the opportunity that lies up and down Route 50. Here, groves of trees and greenspace live in perfect harmony with the busyness of all the wants and needs of a metropolitan neighborhood. It was the indoor/outdoor connection by design that made Komenan look. Where real life informs the home designs and convenience shapes the lifestyle.
“Compared to the surrounding competition, these townhomes have backyards, big decks, and overall, more square footage,” said Komenan. “Having a backyard is a big deal for me. I do like to grill a lot, so I have plans to pave the backyard and put in an outdoor kitchen.”
Inside these three-level townhomes, the Clarion model goes above and beyond by offering a first-level recreation room and the option for a fourth-floor loft, with even more square footage and options designed around lifestyle. A main level with seamless spaces, anchored by a signature Miller & Smith kitchen with an oversized island becomes the immediate hub of the home. Its purpose is open and versatile, welcoming unity to the table.
“I spend a lot of time in the kitchen because I love cooking,” said Komenan. “From the great room to the dining room it’s all open concept so the idea of being able to cook and have everybody that you’re cooking for sitting right there is something I’m looking forward to.”
The third level opens to the Primary Suite, with a generous walk-in closet and bath. Two additional bedrooms and a laundry room finish the most relaxed floor in this home’s plan. The magic happens when working with Sales Manager, Debora Flora, and Miller & Smith’s style-centric Design Selections program. Taking the intimidation out of the process, replacing it with only optimism for all the finishing touches.
“The process, especially if it’s your first time buying and picking out options for your home, is actually not as scary as I thought it would be,” said Komenan. “When you have somebody helping you who has been through the process so many times and they know how to deal with a beginner, it becomes an enjoyable process.”
The Retreat at Westfields is located minutes from Route 50 in Chantilly, close to shopping, dining, and employment centers. Homeowners will enjoy easy access to Target, Wegmans, Total Wine, and more.
The Retreat at Westfields
14840 Conference Center Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151
Townhomes from $779,990 Decorated Model Now Open!
Builder: Miller & Smith
Since 1964, Miller & Smith has been building homes for Washingtonians throughout Maryland and Virginia.
These three-level townhomes feature a thoughtful floorplan, superior craftsmanship, and high-end finishes. Open concept main level, first level recreation space, third level relaxing space, and an option for a fourth-level loft.
3-4 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms 2-car garage included
Up to 2,320 square feet
Debora Flora at 703-635-0745. The sales office is open daily by appointment only, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.