This is the Ideal Home for Tech-Lovers

The Smart Home built by brookfield residential powered by amazon alexa

A revolution in home technology is upon us.

We think that once you see our new Smart Home powered by Amazon Alexa, you’ll never want to go back to a time when you couldn’t control your home with just the sound of your voice.

We’ve collaborated with Amazon to fulfill our shared vision of a home that changes the way we live, simplifying our routines and helping us make the most of each day.

Turn on the lights, raise the shades, play some tunes. Check the security camera, lock the doors. You don’t have to lift a finger. All you have to do is ask.

And that’s only the beginning.

The Brookfield Residential Smart Home, located at Avendale, integrates voice-enabled home automation using the best-selling, cloud-based voice service, Amazon Alexa.

“We are excited to be working with Brookfield Residential to bring the ease of Alexa into the Avendale community,” said Rob Pulciani, Director, Amazon Alexa. “We hope that homebuyers enjoy the convenience of voice-controlled home automation and use it to help them do everything from turning on the lights to adding items to their to-do list.”

Voice-Enabled Home Automation for the Masses

Until now, for most home automation capabilities, even if you could bring them into your home, you needed some tech savvy and a wide assortment of apps on your phone or tablet to control everything.

The Smart Home makes it easy for anyone to control their home with the sound of their voice.

We’ve wired the home to be receptive to the technology it has included now and technology that might come later. The collaboration with Amazon was critical because the cloud-based Alexa voice service allows you to control it with your voice, not just a phone, tablet or computer. And Alexa is open to new advancements. Anyone living in a Smart Home can buy the latest Alexa device, such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV or Fire tablets, and incorporate it easily.

Step Inside The Smart Home

Aficionados of home automation technology won’t want to miss the opportunity to tour this home.

Some of the most exciting features of The Brookfield Residential Smart Home are the custom capabilities, called “skills,” which combine a variety of tasks into a single voice command. For example, if you’re in the lower-level media room, you can say, “Alexa, turn on Movie Time.” The overhead lights will dim and the theater lights will illuminate. A favorite movie will begin playing.

Or imagine winding down at the end of the day. You can walk into the owner’s bathroom suite, start running a bath and say, “Alexa, turn on Relax.” The shades lower, the lights dim and illuminated star panels turn on as soothing spa music plays.

We want you to visit The Smart Home and be intrigued and excited about this new way of living. We want you to imagine how your lives would be better in a voice-enabled home. And if you’re a person drawn to the latest technology, we think you’ll be drawn to Brookfield Residential.

Join us for the Grand Opening of The Smart Home on January 28-29. For more information or media inquiries regarding The Smart Home, please read the original press release on PRNewswire or contact Brittany Darr at NDG Communications.

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The Smart Home is Simplifying the Lives of Busy Families

The Smart Home, built by Brookfield Residential, powered by Amazon Alexa

Life moves fast for a busy suburban family.

Between school and work, sports and volunteering, not to mention the many other demands on a modern family’s time, the few free moments that remain are treasured.

That’s why we’ve collaborated with Amazon to fulfill our shared vision of a home that works better for today’s families, simplifying life and helping them make the most of each day.

The Brookfield Residential Smart Home, located inside our popular Avendale community, integrates voice-enabled home automation using the best-selling, cloud-based voice service, Amazon Alexa. This technology allows you to control many of the home’s features with just the sound of your voice. It covers the essentials — turning on lights, the television, etc. — and then takes it beyond the expected, throwing in plenty of twists along the way.

For anyone who wishes they could snap their fingers and make things happen, this is the next best thing. The Smart Home can automate a variety of household actions into a single voice command. It saves time and it makes life easier.

The success of The Smart Home has prompted us to invite homebuyers in select communities throughout Virginia, Maryland and Delaware to incorporate voice-enabled automation packages into their homes as well.

It’s all part of our reputation for innovating. Over the past decade, we’ve created three ultra-efficient, cutting-edge concept homes that redefined the way we build homes for our customers. We also launched a first-of-its-kind app that allows homebuyers to stay closely connected to the building process.

Making Life Easier Inside Your Home.

As we launched this collaboration with Amazon and began work on our flagship Smart Home, we needed to first imagine who would live in this home. Only then could we create the automated capabilities — called “skills” — to complement the residents’ lifestyle.

Here’s what we envisioned:

Before they even get out of bed, parents ask the home to turn on the lights, open the shades and play some music to get their day started. As they get dressed, they hear reminders from Alexa about appointments, sports practices and other items on the to-do list.

Heading out the door, Mom asks the home to turn off the lights and close the shades. Dad asks it to lock the door and turn on the sprinkler to give the lawn a quick drink. The Smart Home just combined several minutes of basic tasks into mere seconds.

Back home in the evening, it’s time for the kids to do homework as parents prepare dinner. Mom asks The Brookfield Residential Smart Home to turn off the television — sorry, kids — turn on the lights above their desks and play classical music in the background.

After dinner and a little family time, Dad retires to the owner’s suite and reclines on the bed to watch some television, while Mom walks into the owner’s bathroom and starts running a bath.

“Alexa, turn on Relax,” she says.

The shades lower, the lights dim and illuminated star panels turn on as soothing spa music plays. A perfect end to a busy day.

Always Adapting.

What The Smart Home is capable of today is only the beginning. As this technology is integrated into more and more Brookfield Residential homes, the possibilities are unlimited — thanks to the collaboration with Amazon and its open-architecture, cloud-based voice service.

We know you have access to all the best technology as it hits the market. So you could buy the latest Alexa device, such as an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV or a Fire tablet, and bring it home to add more capabilities. Setup is simple and intuitive.

This was so important to us because we know that technology moves quickly. So we’ve made sure that you can turn your own new home into a Smart Home — and that your home will always be adapting and always getting smarter.

Join us for the Grand Opening of The Smart Home on January 28-29. For more information or media inquiries regarding The Smart Home, please read the original press release on PRNewswire or contact Brittany Darr at NDG Communications.

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Join us for The Smart Home Grand Opening on January 28-29

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This is it. We’re opening the door to our latest groundbreaking new home.

The Brookfield Residential Smart Home powered by Amazon Alexa is opening soon, and you can be among the first to see it.

You’re invited to join us for the official Smart Home Grand Opening weekend on Saturday, January 28, through Sunday, January 29, at our Avendale community in Bristow, VA. You can tour this revolutionary new home from 10am-6pm throughout the weekend.

Whether you’re an early adopter of technology or you’re just looking for a home that will help to simplify your life, you’re going to love what you see during the Grand Opening weekend.

We’ll show you how, with just the sound of your voice, The Smart Home can make life easier and more convenient. Give it a try while you’re there by saying “Alexa, turn on Relax” to see how you The Smart Home helps you unwind in the owner’s spa bathroom after a long day. Or say “Alexa, turn on Movie Time” in the lower-level media room and get ready for showtime.

While you’re exploring the home and all of its capabilities, you can also learn more about what makes Avendale one of our most sought-after communities in Northern Virginia. And because we’re bringing this game-changing technology to select communities across Virginia and Maryland, we’ll also share more information about where else you’ll be able to find or build Brookfield Residential Smart Homes.

Have questions or want to learn more about Grand Opening? Give us a call at (703) 335-2717. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Visit Our Most Popular Communities in 2017

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2016 was a great year for home shoppers looking to find their ideal homes at one of many Brookfield Residential communities across Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Although a few of our communities saw the sale of their final homes this past year, we also opened three highly anticipated new communities.

These three communities were developed not just to meet the needs of homebuyers in the area but to exceed them. So if you’re looking for a new home in the new year, be sure to check out these communities during your home search.

Admirals Square (Annapolis, MD)

Whether they’re seeking a garage townhome or a spacious garage condo, homebuyers are flocking to Admirals Square because of the premier Annapolis lifestyle it offers. Located in the heart of one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most beautiful cities, these stylish, contemporary townhomes and condos give residents an all-access pass to Annapolis’ finest restaurants, best shops and most exciting venues that surround it.
 

Mayfair (Purcellville, VA)

Mayfair is home to Loudoun County’s most affordable townhomes. But this serene community is also home to some of the most desirable single-family homes for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the area. That escape comes with convenience because Mayfair is one of the most accessible communities in Northern Virginia.
 

Travilah Station (Rockville, MD)

Our newest community is also one of our most lavish. Introducing new levels of townhome luxury to the region, Travilah Station is already exceeding elevated expectations from homebuyers looking to call the sought-after North Potomac area home.
 

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Brookfield Residential Announces Smart Home Project at Annual Amazon Tech Conference

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We chose one of the year’s most popular tech conferences to announce our latest innovative new home project that’s bringing voice-enabled home automation to the masses.

The Brookfield Residential Smart Home powered by Amazon Alexa.

The Smart Home fully integrates voice-enabled automation by incorporating the best-selling Alexa platform. Located within our Avendale community in Bristow, VA, The Smart Home allows you to use your voice to:

  • Check the security camera
  • Lock the door
  • Turn on the lights
  • Raise the shades
  • Pre-heat the oven
  • Change the thermostat
  • Play your favorite music

Best of all, this technology is being made available to homebuyers in select Brookfield communities. And because the home’s technology is built on an ever-evolving platform, the home’s capabilities will be able to adapt and expand for years to come as new capabilities are made available — all with the goal of making life easier and more convenient.

With an attendee list that included thousands of web developers, consultants, engineers and executives who work with the Amazon Web Services platform, AWS re:Invent was the ideal venue to announce the project.

The Smart Home is just our latest revolutionary innovation for new home technology, following our most recent endeavor for The PureBlue Home, which explored the latest technologies in energy efficiency and sustainability.

Stay tuned to our blog, Facebook Page and website for more details as we continue developing this exciting new project!

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Design Your Dream Home with Brookfield Residential

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Your new home should reflect who you are — your tastes, your preferences, your style.

At Brookfield Residential, award-winning innovation, superior energy efficiency and high-quality materials come standard in every home we build. But because we’ve always said that “design is the difference,” we think that your home should reflect who you are on every level.

We’re proud to offer more than 40 home designs that reflect the most highly requested design choices of our homebuyers. Each of these designs provides the perfect balance of space, comfort, style and lasting value so that you can find a home that fits your life wherever you want to live.

Ready to get started? Check out our home design portfolio to pick the home design that’s right for you. And don’t miss the all-new designs we’re offering at communities like Admirals Square and Travilah Station.

Many of the home designs you’ll find in our portfolio feature interactive floorplans, so you’ll be able to visualize your new home as you customize it the way you want. To see how it works, try an interactive floorplan for one of the new Beckner designs at our Mayfair community.

If you’re still in need of more design inspiration, be sure to check out our design photo gallery for a closer look at what you can build with Brookfield.

When you build with us, the design options are in your hands. No matter which design you choose, we’ll be there with you, every step of the way, with the promise of quality and extraordinary value.

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Brookfield Residential and Amazon: Building the Future of Smart Homes

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What do Brookfield Residential and Amazon have in common?

We’re innovators.

We know that game-changing innovation in both homebuilding and technology don’t happen by accident, so we work hard to make it happen. And that’s why we are so excited to be collaborating with Amazon to deliver the next wave of smart, connected homes.

It’s a natural fit. Amazon’s exceptional track record for innovation is undisputed, and our willingness to push the boundaries — to move concept to reality — is evident in the homes we build for our homebuyers. Some of our recent endeavors, such as the Hybrid Home, Energy Lab Home and the award-winning PureBlue Home, changed perceptions of what is possible in home technology and energy efficiency.

As we continue to find and implement new ways to make your new home as efficient as possible, we’re taking our hunger for innovation in a new direction: voice-enabling your home so that your life is more comfortable, connected and easier than ever before.

With the robust capabilities and accessibility of Amazon’s Alexa platform, and the power of a unified vision between Brookfield Residential and Amazon, the future of smart homes is here. This isn’t a concept home. This is the future of every home that we’ll be building for years to come.

So what’s next? We can’t wait to show you.

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Testimonials Tell It All: Our Customers Love Brookfield Residential

Choosing a homebuilder that you can trust is one of the most important elements of the homebuying process. It’s easier said than done, and it can be hard to determine which builders really have your best interests in mind. So if you’re at the point of deciding which homebuilder you want to partner with for your dream home, turn to the people who know them best — their customers.

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If you want to know what our customers think about their experiences with Brookfield Residential, look no further than our customer testimonials page. It won’t take long for you to see how we’re working tirelessly to deliver beautiful homes and the best homebuying experiences possible. But don’t just take it from us!

Peace of mind is one of the most important things you can have in a homebuying experience — just ask this new Snowden Bridge resident:
“[My Sales Manager] took time to answer my questions and give me peace of mind that I made a great purchase!” (September 2016)

These new homeowners had a great experience while shopping for their new home at Wilson’s Grove:
“Our overall experience with Brookfield has been positive. Homes are built efficiently and with high standards. All questions were addressed in a timely manner.” (August 2016)

Another Snowden Bridge townhome owner had this to say about their experience:
“They were so easy to work with and very attentive to all of our questions and concerns. I’d definitely recommend them to family and friends.” (June 2016)

And this first-time homebuyer at Oakview Village had firsthand experience with what sets Brookfield Residential apart:
“I could not have had a better experience during my first homebuying process. Everyone involved has been extremely professional, timely and accommodating. Such a pleasure.” (May 2016)

This is just a glimpse of what recent homebuyers are saying about us. Check out our full customer testimonials page to see what else they’re saying. And if you’re ready to find your home, visit one of our great communities today to see what all the buzz is about!

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Make Our Model Home Your Fully Upgraded New Home in Ashburn, VA

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If you’ve ever visited a model home at any of our communities, you know that we fill our models with the best finishes and upgrades to showcase what life can be like in a stylish home from Brookfield Residential. But since most model homes are just a preview of what your new home could look like, it’s not often that you have the opportunity to actually live in the model that you’re touring.

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That’s why we’re excited to show you the Renwick at our Preserve at Goose Creek community in Ashburn, VA. This end-unit garage townhome is finely appointed with all the most sought-after upgrades, including hardwood floors, an oak staircase with contemporary railing package, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, a gas fireplace and much, much more.

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This townhome isn’t just our former model. It’s also our FINAL home at this amenity-rich community. And because everything is already built and ready to go, you don’t have to wait (or put any money down*) to get here.

It’s only a matter of time before a happy homebuyer chooses the Renwick, and the countdown is on. So if you’re ready to make this model your upgraded new home, schedule your tour today by sending us an email or by calling (703) 723-2805.

*$0 down payment offer available on select Move-In-Now Homes at select Brookfield Residential communities until November 30, 2016. Must use builder’s preferred lender and title company. Credit and income restrictions may apply. Prices, financing, availability, terms and incentives are subject to change without notice. See a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

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We Make It Easy to Move in Now for $0 Down*

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You shouldn’t have to wait to get the lifestyle you’ve always wanted. That’s why we’re making it easy for you to get a beautiful new home in one of our sought-after communities located across Northern Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

From now until November 30, you can choose your favorite Move-In-Now Home and skip the down payment.* That means you can move into your ideal new home much sooner than you ever thought possible and for so much less than you ever expected.

A $0 down payment* makes it easier than ever for you to get the home you’ve always wanted. And with such an extraordinary selection of Move-In-Now townhomes and single-family homes and exceptional communities to choose from, we’re making the decision of where you want to live easier for you, too.

Ready to make your move to the home you’ve been dreaming of? Check out our complete list of Move-In-Now Homes now — and don’t forget to use our powerful filtering tools to help narrow your search.

*$0 down payment offer available on select Move-In-Now Homes at select Brookfield Residential communities until November 30, 2016. Must use builder’s preferred lender and title company. Credit and income restrictions may apply. Prices, financing, availability, terms and incentives are subject to change without notice. See a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

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