|My Reston apartment.|
|My first townhouse.|
I signed the paperwork to build my townhouse eight months before it was completed when it was a dirt lot, freshly deforested. My planned community was nestled in the woods adjacent to the Washington & Old Dominion rail-trail next to several abandon homes. Now, these shacks are neighbors with small McMansions.
It's a little sad to see nature destroyed in the name of progress, but I am one of the guilty. Which reminds me of an old joke...
What's the difference between a developer and an environmentalist?
A developer goes into the woods to build a home. An environmentalist already owns a home that's been built in the woods.