Vinehaven Under Construction

Vinehaven Under Construction

Homes will fit character of downtown.

Vinehaven’s 17 homes will be finished as soon as early 2015.

Vinehaven’s 17 homes will be finished as soon as early 2015. Photo by Reena Singh.

Vinehaven, which had its groundbreaking earlier this year, is getting the groundwork laid.

The three-level, 17 properties currently being built at the corner of Vine and Center streets will be finished as soon as early next year.


The Newbury model will serve as the model home for the Vinehaven development. The model will be finished in October.

“We’re thrilled to be working with the town of Herndon,” said The Evergreene Companies Regional Sales Manager James Cornwell. “The styling will take people back to the turn of the century, when homes were simple. We’re really excited about what we have to offer.”

Since the groundbreaking on March 17, the company needed and received a permit to do a demolition, removed trees and a building from the site and applied for another permit for sewer and electric lines.

“These are all the basics of building a community,” said Cornwell. “Early next week, we should have the sewer line in.”

A road will be paved within the community by mid-September and the “Newbury” model home is going to be completed by October.

The homes will go under construction as soon as the model is done being constructed.

Cornwell said each home, which will be based off of four different models, are unique. The models themselves - Newbury, Keswick, Guilford and Chatham - have been specifically designed for the community and have never been used anywhere else.


Vinehaven’s 17 homes will be finished as soon as early 2015.

“We wanted to create an environment where people don’t just walk in the home and shut the door,” he said.

The new community, which is being constructed by the Washington and Old Dominion Trail, is priced around the low to high $700,000 per home. They will feature center courtyards and second floor balconies.

“We call them old jewel homes because they’re not big McMansions,” he said.

The homes are on the market, but none of them have been sold yet.

Town planner Bryce Perry said the town recently rezoned an area of downtown to make it easier for developers to come in and build homes and apartments.

“We’re getting a lot of interest for downtown,” he said.

He said Evergreene Homes, which plans to build more homes in the town sometime in the future, is very efficient. The homes they are building for Herndon, he said, are a new type of product for the area.

“They almost look and act like townhomes, but they’re not,” he said. “The design is traditional to keep with the historic aspect of the downtown area.”