About

Welcome to LIVING LARGE IN LOUDOUN!   Lauren is a licensed real estate agent with Pearson Smith Realty in Ashburn, VA. Lauren and her husband settled in the Lowes Island/Cascades community of Loudoun County in 1999. She immediately fell in love with all that the area has to offer – the friendly suburban communities, the rolling […]

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Get in touch

  Hello!  I’d love to hear from you and am ready to serve you!  Please send a note via this form.  You can also reach me at laurendefrese@gmail.com.  I’ll get back to you within 24 hours!   Lauren DeFrese, REALTOR® The E4 Realty Group of Pearson Smith Realty 43777 Central Station Drive, Ste. 390 Ashburn, VA   20147    Direct:  […]

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Looking for a Trusted Vendor?

Whether you’re a few years away from putting your house on the market, a few months, a new home buyer or a seasoned owner, here are some of our favorite local business to fix, revamp, replace, renew or finance your house:

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Success Stores

“Lauren, Thank you so much for all your help!  We are so happy to be in our new home!  You are wonderful.”  Amanda “Lauren, Thank you so very much for helping us to locate the townhouse.  You went out of your way and it was so appreciated.”  Robin     “Lauren, We greatly appreciate your […]

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Latest Posts

51 Budget Backyard DIY’s that are borderline genius (numbers 11-20)!

June 17, 2014 | No Comments

We continue on with our backyard makeovers  (courtesy of Peggy Wang / BuzzFeed), with numbers 11-20.  We’ve actually tried #16 in our backyard with the kids and it’s a blast.  Be careful of slippery stairs though (my daughter slipped off and bruised her knee!).    Enjoy …… 11. The sedum sarmentosum plant makes a fast-growing ground cover. […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: What can you buy in Sterling for under $400,000?

June 16, 2014 | No Comments

Like I mentioned, I have been previewing a lot of homes in the Sterling area recently; partly for clients, partly to keep up with the market.  There is a lot of new inventory available in Sterling and here are some of my favorites.  As always, contact me if you are interested in a showing or […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: STERLING

June 11, 2014 | No Comments

Located on the eastern most part of Loudoun County, on what was once rolling countryside and dairy farms sits the bustling community of Sterling, Virginia.  Sterling is convenient to Dulles International Airport and provides easy access to Washington, DC making it an ideal place to live.  Sterling offers a diverse mix of housing options.  From stylish […]

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51 Budget Backyard DIY’s that are borderline genius (numbers 1-10)!

June 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Can’t afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you’re dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that’s perfect for entertaining.  Peggy Wang, from Buzzfeed offers 51 creative, genius ways to give our backyard a summertime spruce.  This week, I offer up numbers 1-10.  I am definitely interested in #10.  Stay tuned as […]

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Don’t miss the Upperville Colt and Horse Show – we are in horse country after all!

June 1, 2014 | No Comments

My husband has made an annual tradition of taking our oldest daughter to the Upperville Colt and Horse Show as their special day.  She loves anything to do with horses and has been taking riding lessons for several years.  Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to make it this year- we are going to […]

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Come on out – it’s open!!

May 31, 2014 | No Comments

I am so excited to be holding an open house at this charming town home this coming Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at 43099 Sherbrooke Terrace.  It’s your chance to check out the beautiful community of Potomac Station, in Leesburg and ask any questions you may have about this property that […]

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Want a piece of Camelot?

May 29, 2014 | No Comments

Okay, it’s technically not in Loudoun (it’s on the border of Loudoun and Fauquier counties), and it’s definitely not affordable, but here’s your chance to purchase an historic piece of real estate! Wexford, the iconic John F. Kennedy family estate just west of Middleburg VA, is currently offered for sale, now for for just under […]

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Memorial Weekend

May 21, 2014 | No Comments

I can’t believe Memorial Weekend is coming up already.   While school is still in session for a few more weeks here in Loudoun, the pools will be opening and it is the unofficial start of SUMMER!  There are so many things to do over the long holiday weekend besides skipping town and heading to […]

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