Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Silver Spring News 'N Notes

- The Magical Montgomery Cultural Fair will be held this Saturday from 1-7 on Ellsworth Rd. in Downtown Silver Spring.

The Festival showcases Montgomery County's arts, humanities, and cultural organizations and give you the chance to experience the rich cultural heritage that continues to blossom in the County.

Here's a list of participants.

- The Gallery Restaurant and Lounge continues to get love from the Post:

Gallery has come out of nowhere over the past few months to become the key venue for house music in the Washington area. There are venues that are bigger, or more underground, or what have you, but not one is bringing in DJs that can touch the lineups at Gallery.

- There was a vicious Rottweiler attack on Tuesday in the "Good Hope" area of Silver Spring.

- Sicilian-style ice cream sandwiches (gelato con brioche) are now available at Moorenko's. Mmmmmmmmmmm Sicilian-style ice cream sandwiches.......

- I received a flyer in the mail yesterday from NVHomes about their new "Atwood Knoll" development. According to the flyer, THIS is the "Heart of Silver Spring", as opposed to, you know, downtown or somewhere.

Based on the house pictures on their website and those on the flyer, NVHomes is pioneer in the newest trend in home design: completely inaccessible garages:







One of the pictures on the flyer, which I didn't get the chance to scan, actually has a stone wall and a row of trees obstructing the garage doors.



12 comments:

Alley Cat said...

I think that those houses are hilarious! What is the point... btw have you eaten at Piratz Tavern yet? Anything to say about the food?

Sligo said...

Yes, I did... I really need to get that post up soon.

WashingtonGardener said...

Those garages are for storing your garden tools for those high-maintenance yards, of course! And since you are in the "heart" of SS then you can WALK to metro, right. LOL!

Northwest Branch is also not open, flat land as they show - but a heavily wooded and hilly area.

Gary said...

Went to Piratz Tavern on Tuesday. Nice decor, friendly staff (met the owner). Beautiful back garden if it's a nice evening ... I recommend it. Was underwhelmed by the food, however - had the Jerk Pork - tasty but nothing special - baked ziti was both spicy and tasteless at the same time. Kids liked it - they got eye patches - and there's a bunch of pirate books in a little nook in front for the little ones (reading little ones, at least). But I don't think I'd go back for the food - perhaps someone has some better recommendations?

Twoste said...

Hahaha! Those garages really ARE unaccessible aren't they. Good design work. Good design work.

thecourtyard said...

We should feel proud that a Silver Spring address is actually sought-after again and that developers would pitch Layhill as the "heart of Silver Spring." I mean, it's no better than saying Silver Spring is in the heart of D.C., which I know ads are also prone to do.

Sligo said...

Maybe they sometimes overplay Downtown Silver Spring's convenience to D.C., but I've never seen a Silver Spring property labeled "the heart of DC".

Terry said...

If that's the heart of Silver Spring, those of us in DTSS must be the town's knee cap or something.

Please don't say that DTSS is in the heart of DC either. Prices are going up fast as it is. I think we need to play up the ethnic and economic diversity. That will keep the skittish, homogeneity-loving folks out and we can keep our area comfortable and friendly.

Terry said...

Something is a little off about the photos of those house, beyond the landscaping in front of the garages. Look at the edges of the houses against the background. Those are photoshop products, aren't they?

Sligo said...

They're definitely all computer-generated, but why would they put trees in front of the garages???

Anonymous said...

Most drawings show the garage doors on the front, so as to show the prospective buyer that it is indeed a garage and not living space. However most homeowners choose a sideload garage, because it makes their house look bigger from the front.

BUT I don't see any driveway leading up to the garages at all in these pictures!

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