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the last builder

taking over from gordon homes was jolamar, which built sections 3 & 4, cardinal glen section & common ground map lots 120-185, as well as lots 10-17 on wren ct & lots 18-20 on the circle, and lots 22-33 on red wing.

jolamar’s house plans are named for presidents: the washington (one of the larger house models, a 5-window colonial), the jefferson, the madison and the adams.

the builder maximised interior space using 2×3″ studs instead of 2x4s for partition walls…not sure if exterior walls were also 2x3s. there is a split-entry model and a cape cod/bungalow style as well as the 2 colonials.

the second builder in cardinal glen

taking over from national birchwood was gordon homes, which built section 2, cardinal glen section & common ground map lots 58-119; the model homes were the houses on the right side of blue jay ct, lots 5-8, with lots 1-4 also gordon’s.

there are 4 different houseplans: the blair, the glendon, the fleming and the aberdeeen, but every house was unique in some way.

the blair has a bedroom above & family room behind the garage…the bedroom is notorious for poor a/c…and early flemings has a smaller family room between kitchen & garage, subsequently enlarged. the aberdeen is a split-entry.

early glendons’ family rooms, between the main part of the house & garage, are on a slab, but in the same model further around the circle it’s over a crawlspace. switches are on different sides of doorways & rooms. plumbing…don’t get me started;-} suffice it to say that almost ever gordon home has had the street supply line replaced, and remember that issue with pinhole leaks in copper piping? yup, been there, replaced that;-}

Little Free Library box proposed

The board is considering purchasing one of these boxes to be placed on common ground near the entrance…what do you think? Continue reading Little Free Library box proposed


our polling place is

65 Sugarland Run Dr
Sterling, VA 20164

to vote on making election day a holiday

Trash in Mailboxes

Several of our neighbors have found trash in their mailboxes this week…it’s a sad state of affairs when the first thought was a hate crime, but 45 is to blame for that:-\

I spoke to our mailman today, who told me one of our residents had been making those deposits, and had handed him a pinecone, as if it were a religious talisman. The resident has been detained for psychiatric evaluation following his rampage through our common ground.