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Winning the popularity contest

Greenspring’s Brighton apartment home tops ‘most wanted’ list

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November 2nd, 2016
Greenspring’s one-bedroom, one-bath Brighton floor plan is one of the community’s most popular designs, and for a good reason. The Brighton marries spaciousness with value and affordability.

Greenspring’s one-bedroom, one-bath Brighton floor plan is one of the community’s most popular designs, and for a good reason. The Brighton marries spaciousness with value and affordability.

“I wanted a spacious one-bedroom home with a full bath, and the Brighton is exactly what I asked for,” says Greenspring community member Marcia Aberle. “After a year of waiting, I received the call that this home was available. I drove right down from New York to sign on the dotted line.”

Boasting an extra-wide picture window, a full-size walk-in-closet, a generous living area, and a spacious kitchen stocked with state-of-the-art modern appliances, the large one-bedroom, one-bath Brighton is the most popular apartment floor plan at the Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va.

“No one wants the burden of a home that is more than they can afford,” says Sales Counselor Sheila Willing. “Our one-bedroom homes offer that peace of mind with a smaller entrance fee and lower monthly service package. That’s why we offer more Brightons than any other floor plan on campus.” 

Selecting a one-bedroom home at Greenspring also provides the best chance of moving to the popular community in the short term. 

“Currently, we have a small handful of Brighton apartment homes available,” says Willing. “But as history has shown us, they won’t last long. We anticipate filling these homes in the next four to six weeks.”


Before selecting an apartment home at Greenspring, Willing helps prospective residents take inventory of their unique needs. 

“A mistake many people make is deciding that they need the biggest apartment home their money can buy,” she says. “In most cases, that just isn’t the case. What’s more important is selecting an apartment home that supports your lifestyle and pleases you aesthetically.”

“I’m very happy I chose the Brighton,” says Greenspring community member Glenn Immer. “I find that I have more than enough room for all my belongings. The open floor plan provides a lot of flexibility. My living room is big enough for a large couch, desk, two six-foot-tall bookcases, and a six-foot banquet table. The closets are large, and my bedroom is perfect for my queen-size bed and two more six-foot-tall bookcases.”

Willing also encourages people to consider how much time they will spend in their home. A large living area may be a benefit for hosting friends and family, but a smaller apartment is perfect for those who travel frequently or utilize many of Greenspring’s community spaces such as its numerous classrooms, performing arts theater, or library.

The community also boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center with a pool, a medical center, four restaurants, a performing arts theater, classrooms, a beauty salon, and a bank. There are also more than 200 resident-run clubs and activities providing a wealth of opportunities to meet like-minded friends.

“Prior to my move I took the time to really look at what I had and seriously consider what I needed,” says Marcia. “Moving to a one-bedroom apartment home from a large house is an adjustment, but it is one I’m very happy I made.” 

Upgrades galore

Brighton-model apartments, like all one-bedroom homes at Greenspring, feature high-quality standards, including stainless steel appliances, oak cabinets, recessed lighting and backsplash tiles in the kitchen, crown molding in the living room and bedrooms, and hand-tiled bathrooms. 

“Our residents also have full access to our Custom Interiors department to make their home truly speak to their unique personalities,” says Willing. “Should anyone, either a new or current resident, wish to add to the already long list of amenities, we offer hardwood flooring, built-in bookshelves, custom window treatments—all those little touches that make a place a home.”

Before moving from her townhouse to her Brighton apartment at Greenspring, Elisabeth Burnett chose a number of custom features. 

“The Brighton is perfectly suited to me and the ideal space for the things I moved from my former home,” says Elisabeth. “I worked with Custom Interiors to add DuraCeramic floors, custom paint, crown molding, carpet, and cabinets that harmonized well with my furnishings. I find the Brighton is conveniently functional in all respects, and I have been able to add my own decorating signature to reflect my personality.”

What’s perfect for you

“The Brighton apartment home is very popular. I encourage anyone interested in learning more to schedule a pressure-free visit,” says Willing. “It’s a great opportunity to ask questions, tour apartment homes, and meet the people who could one day be your neighbors.”

“I’m very happy I selected the Brighton and moved to Greenspring,” says Glenn. “There is so much going on that I’m able to build my own lifestyle and live the life I wish to live.”