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Golf Course Island Cluster

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Louis Sauer at the Golf Course Island townhouses with 2 real estate agents. Photo courtesy of Yvonne Thompson via Flickr.

Golf Course Island Cluster is one of those rare neighborhoods that has it all: large, spacious townhomes; a combination of beautiful common areas and private space; walking distance to the new Reston Metro station, Town Center, and Lake Anne; and access to RA pools, paths, and recreation areas.

In 1967, Architectural Record Magazine chose this neighborhood of 188 town homes as Houses of the Year. And for good reason. Award winning architect Louis E. Sauer FAIA chose every nuance of the form and function with care. He felt row houses had a place in contemporary architecture, and Golf Course Island became his proof.

Sauer once said: "Now more than ever we need to get back to function: to find ways of fitting the largest number of dwellings into a given space, without sacrificing aesthetics and livability...Only then, out of functions, does architecture, a form, come out..."

He also said the two main problems with townhouses was that they lacked privacy and individuality. He felt careful interior planning and proper use of space, with the ability to individualize the exteriors, solved those problems.  Golf Course Island was the epitome of this vision.

These spacious town homes seem almost small when viewed from the outside. Inside, they are spacious, with every inch of interior space working in harmony. The 3 and 4-bedroom homes have parquet & hardwood floors through out, large windows, and an open flow design. And closet space. So much closet space!

There are several different designs in this 188 home community, ranging from 2 to 3 levels and 3 to 4 bedrooms. 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. The effect is a private and tranquil environment that does not feel like a town home.

There is also carport parking, and the cluster is in walking distance to the new Reston Metro, Reston Town Center, and Lake Anne Plaza.

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