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

Explore the outdoors in Loudoun County!!

March 26, 2019 | No Comments

The surrounding Blue Ridge landscape and the rolling countryside of DC’s Wine Country provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventure. An active day in Loudoun might include ziplining through the tree tops, paddling the Potomac River, hiking to a scenic overlook, biking along the W&OD Trail, horseback riding, or playing one-of-a-kind games at the many […]

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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide: March 22-24

March 22, 2019 | No Comments

This week is jammed packed with tons of fun. Celebrate the arrival of spring with soirées, festivals and performances aplenty! Help Catoctin celebrate their big 10th anniversary! They will be offering live Dixieland Jazz music, Southern inspired bites, fantastic drinks, and a special Q&A with owner and founder, Scott Harris. Feel free to dance and […]

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March 20, 2019 | No Comments

Hello March Madness! Here are 10 of the best local hotspots to enjoy the games and support your local team (GO TERPS)! The Loudoun Kitchen & Bar (used to be called the Bunker Sports Cafe) 510 East Market Street #i, Leesburg, VA 20176 Miller’s Ale House 46280 Potomac Run Plz Sterling, VA 20164 Broadlands Sports […]

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PART TEN: Shouldn’t it be about you?

March 19, 2019 | No Comments

Some people rent because they want the freedom to pack up and move anywhere in the world they want, at any time.  BUT moving can be a hassle – a huge hassle – and that’s one reason why renters often become buyers. Do you really want to live in a place where you may be forced […]

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March 17, 2019 | No Comments

Walsh Family Wine, a boutique Loudoun wine producer, opened its tasting room to the public this past weekend. The property two miles south of Hillsboro was formerly home to North Gate Vineyards. The newest addition to our growing vineyards here in Loudoun, this is a beautiful space, with great wine, yummy menu and a perfect […]

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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide – St. Patrick’s Day Edition: March 15-17🍀

March 14, 2019 | No Comments

The holiday WEEKEND IS HERE! Time to get your green on and channel the luck o’ the LoCo 🍀🌈🍯  SHAMROCK & ROLL St. Patrick’s Day Block Party 2019 Join Blackfinn Ameripub – Ashburn at Loudoun Station for Loudoun County’s LARGEST outdoor St. Patrick’s Day Party!  The day includes live music, a DJ, Irish performances and […]

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The Best Gyms in Loudoun County

March 13, 2019 | No Comments

It’s spring time, and that means it’s time to get in shape! Don’t worry – we’ve got a list of the best gyms on in Loudoun to get your sweat on. Each new day is a new opportunity to improve yourself. Take it. And make the most of it. Burr Strength and Performance Training Center […]

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March 11, 2019 | No Comments

This week’s Loudoun hot spot is BITES Wine and Grilled Cheese Bar​ It’s no secret that wine and cheese are a match made in heaven. But wine and grilled cheese? Is it even possible to improve upon perfection? At Bites, they’ve taken a childhood classic, added artisanal breads and ingredients and paired them with a […]

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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide March 8-10

March 8, 2019 | No Comments

There’s something hopelessly romantic about Loudoun 💜 Wedding planning in wine country, symphonic galas and mansions with secrets to tell… you’ll love what’s waiting for you this weekend in Loudoun!! 💌 It’s finally here – Weddings in Loudoun Open House Weekend! This county-wide, self-guided tour gives you and your spouse-to-be a chance to visit wedding […]

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March 6, 2019 | No Comments

This week’s Loudoun hot spot is UnCommon Ramen! This is the newest addition to the Chefscape offerings (located at Villages at Leesburg) . In fact, their Soft open is happening RIGHT NOW, so stop on by to get some deliciousness! (Their menu looks fabulous, with lots of options to have the Ramen prepared just the way you […]

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