Our History

Since 1965.
"The end of the line"

A New Town

Coleson Cluster is a small neighborhood built in the mid 1960's as part of the original development of the planned community of Reston. When built, the community was at the "end of the line" of Reston's development boundary. With 45 townhouses spread over four-and-a-half acres of lush lawn and trees, it is now an established community noted for its proximity to Lake Anne, Lake Anne Elementary, and Reston Town Center.

Window of opportunity

The Smith Houses

Designed by Chloethiel Woodward Smith—a nationally recognized modernist architect—the homes feature floor-to-ceiling windows, flat roofs, and a combination of brick and wood siding. Smith said she liked her windows to start at the floor, “because I love the feeling of looking down and out over the world.”

Come on over

Building community

The neighborhood was designed to promote interaction and socialization amongst residents. For example, back yards were de-emphasized in favor of large front patios on most homes that are adjacent to public walkways.

Amongst the trees

Welcome to Coleson Cluster

Set off from main streets and nestled amid towering oaks, the cluster embodies the small-town, European vision Robert E. Simon had in mind when he envisioned Reston.