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High Street to build more condos in Williamsburg

July 2009 -Roseland Property , the developer of High Street in Williamsburg is reinventing High Street.  So far 16 town homes have been built at High Street .  Of the initial 16 there is one town home under contract. Prices now start at $394k down from the initial price of $448k and range to  $594,500

 

Treyburn Manor Condos @ High Street ( Elevation)

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Roseland has submitted a proposal  to the City of Williamsburg Planning commission to rearrange the residential portion of High Street. Roseland announced some time ago that the number of townhouses at High Street would be reduced from 53 to 33. Replacing those townhouses will be an additional 108 condominium units on the south side of Treyburn Drive. That will also reduce the number of condo units in the proposed third phase of High Street along the north side of Treyburn by 88, so the total number of dwellings proposed for High Street remains constant at 574. Prices for the condos should run in the $200,000-$300,000’s.
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The residential section of High Street includes 574 dwelling units: 191 rental apartments ( Sterling Manor -construction completed); 53 townhouses (preliminary plat approved in August 2005 – 16 have been completed); and 330 condominiums (not yet under construction).

This proposal is for  approval for the Treyburn Manor Condominiums, which will replace 20 of the 53 existing townhouse lots.

The Treyburn Manor Condominiums will be a four story condominium building  There will be three floors of condominiums above the parking level, with 36 units per floor, for a total of 108 units. The anticipated dwelling unit breakdown is 49 one bedroom units, eight one-bedroom + den units, 42 two-bedroom units, and nine two bedroom + den units.

The construction of the Treyburn Manor Condominiums will reduce the number of condominiums that can be built on the south side of Kings Manor Drive from the originally proposed 330 units to no more than 242 units based on the 574 dwelling unit maximum for the property. The condominiums are proposed to be built in two phases. The first phase of 57 units will include the portion of the condominium building fronting on Kings Manor Drive and Manor Boulevard. The second phase will include the remainder of the building fronting on Kings Manor Drive and Shadow Lane, as well as the clubhouse and swimming pool at the northeast corner of Treyburn Drive and Kings Manor Drive.

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  Click here for a Location map of High Street, Williamsburg, VA

 

Williamsburg VA Town Home Builder Specials/ Discounts

Liberty Crossing , Williamsburg VA-Spring  Specials– Save Thousands!

DSCN9890_thumb25Roxbury Model with Basement—$229,590 (2,081 sq ft)  Three bedroom, two and half bath, brick front, garage townhome with walkout basement and two foot extension to house. Includes Maple kitchen cabinets, GE appliance package, owners bath with Jacuzzi soaking tub, 10 x 12 deck and a 549 sq ft finished walkout basement!! FHA 30 yr fixed rate (3.5% down, 4.5% rate) monthly payment includes principal & interest, property taxes and insurance= $1,418 per/month **
Roxbury Model Homesite O-A- $219,990 (1,798 sq ft)  Three bedroom, two and half bath, one car garage townhome, brick front, end unit town home with eight foot extension to back of house. Includes Maple kitchen cabinets, GE appliance package, Luxury owners bath with Jacuzzi soaking tub. FHA 30 yr fixed rate (3.5% down, 4.5% rate) monthly payment includes principal & interest, property taxes and insurance= $1,360 per/month **
DSCN9883_thumb9Aldersgate Model  Homesite Y-D- $254,500 (2,234 sq ft) Three bedroom, three and half bath, garage townhome, brick front, end unit with first and second floor sunroom and rec room. Beautiful wooded lot, includes Cherry kitchen cabinets, Granite countertops, GE stainless appliance package, Luxury owners bath with Jacuzzi soaking tub. FHA 30 yr fixed rate (3.5% down, 4.5% rate) monthly payment includes principal & interest, property taxes and insurance= $1,568 per/month **
 

Set on 45 acres in the Lightfoot corridor of WilliamsbDSCN9881_thumb14urg/ James City County is the Liberty Crossing town home community built by Ryan Homes. Prices currently start in the low $200’s

Conveniently located only minutes from shopping, restaurants ,Route 199, Interstate 64, Sentara Hospital, Colonial Williamsburg and much more.

Liberty Crossing is a  master planned community that  offers it’s residents a swimming pool, clubhouse and  walking trails that wind thru the woods and around a lake.  Construction is currently underway. Over half of the homes are complete.

LibertyCrossing095_edited_thumb2When complete it will have approximately 185 town homes. Two models are offered at Liberty Crossing. The Aldersgate is one of the models offered. It can be built in multiple configurations featuring up to 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The  main level includes open living and dining room and a large kitchen with eating area. The master  bedroom features a cathedral ceiling, large walk-in closet and private bath. Lower level features a recreation room or additional bedroom and a 1-car garage. Numerous options are available to customize it to your exact desires. Click the link below to view an Aldersgate Floor plan

LibertyCrossing 089_edited The other model offered at Liberty Crossing is the Roxbury. The Roxbury offers a flexible floor plan which allows you to entertain or relax with ease. The first floor features a kitchen which is open to the Great Room and Dining Room. The upper level offers an open staircase, two or three spacious bedrooms, a laundry area and two full bathrooms. Optional choices allow you to personalize the home by extending the living space with the addition of a morning room or full house extension. The upstairs can be built with either 2 or 3 bedrooms, including an owner’s suite with a large walk-in closet. A one car garage is standard. you can view a Roxbury floor plan by clicking the link below.

Williamsburg/James City County Schools for Liberty Crossing community are:

Norge Elementary, Toano Middle School, Warhill High School

You can explore  School information  here

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Location map of Liberty Crossing in Williamsburg, VA

 

 

Are you considering a move to the area and looking for additional information. Send me an email and I will do a community spotlight for any communities you are thinking about moving to.

Email John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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**Limited time only. Financing based on a 30 Year Conventional loan, with an interest rate of 4.50%,  and 3.5% down payment. Monthly payment assumes the base sales price of the community which includes principal, interest, estimated taxes, insurance and estimated tax savings based on a 28% income tax rate. We recommend that you consult a Certified Public Accountant regarding your specific tax situation and details. Monthly payment does not include homeowner’s association dues. The borrower is paying 0.125 discount point(s). A 1% origination fee is paid by the buyer. Mortgage insurance is included in these examples because the LTV is 95%. Qualifying and rates on loan programs may vary based on credit criteria, final amount of down payment, and are subject to current market pricing. APR may vary depending on rate and final loan program. Certain restrictions may apply. Rates effective 4/14/2009 and subject to change without notice. Prices, offers and financing are subject to change without notice. Inquire for details. NVR Mortgage Finance, Inc. is licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission as mortgage lender and broker, MLB-391

Williamsburg VA Condos Claiborne Community

333333333333333_edited Claiborne Condos, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Built by Franciscus Homes from 2002-2004 . The Claiborne Condo community offers town home style condos located in the City of Williamsburg, VA. There are numerous floor plans available including ground floor models, second floor models and two story models. Square footages range from 1400 to 1,700 square feet of living area.  Almost all are two bedroom models. There were first floor master bedrooms offered in some of the floor plans along with one car garages although not all models had them.

Claiborne Condos are conveniently located off of Richmond Rd close to the  claiborneclubhouse_edited Prime Outlets ,restaurants, shopping, and Colonial Williamsburg.

If you tour the condo communities in Williamsburg VA you will notice a certain similarity in quite a few. The reason being Franciscus Homes built most of them including; Claiborne, Bristol Commons, Fairway Villas, Braemar Creek and la Fontaine.

Note :Although these are condos from the exterior they look like town homes.

claibornecondowilliamsburg A townhouse is like a house in that the owner owns both the structure and the land on which it sits; but it is not free-standing, so “the land on which it sits” is limited to the front and back yards. Town homes are connected to one another in a row, and are usually one,two or three stories tall. It is important to note that townhouse refers to the type of house and not to the type of ownership.  The ownership responsibility in a townhouse (townhome) is the same as for a house; however, there may be differing circumstances from development to development, city to city or state to state regarding who owns the outside walls, roof, etc. of the structure which must be verified with local authorities.

claiborneentrance_edited Like townhouses, condominiums are attached to one another. If you own a condo, you do not own the land surrounding your living space. A condo owner owns only the unit itself, which is taxed as an individual entity, and sometimes a percentage of the common areas of the community.  It is important to note that condominium (condo) refers only to type of ownership and is NOT a type of house.

Claiborne offers it’s residents a beautiful clubhouse with outdoor terrace and walking trails throughout the community. There are approximately  120 homes in the community.

claiborne_edited The monthly condo/home owner fee in Claiborne  is $165 . It covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, Clubhouse , all exterior home maintenance , all exterior lawn maintenance and some insurance.
Claiborne Condos make excellent second home options in Williamsburg with their all inclusive maintenance .

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  From the chart below you will see that  sale prices in the last 12  months ranged from$189,999 to $229,900. List prices as of today range from $198k  to $245k. The average days on market for sold  homes in Claiborne in the last 12 months was 154 days although the current active listings in Claiborne have an average DOM of 241 days . Only 3 homes sold in Claiborne  in the last 12 months. 8 are currently for sale. Current Sales activity in Claiborne (Statistics from Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors  (WAAR) WMLS)

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for The Claiborne Community are Norge Elementary, James Blair Middle and Jamestown High School
See School Statistics for these schools here

Click here to Search all condo homes for sale in Claiborne

Location Map of Claiborne Community in Williamsburg, VA

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White Hall Neighborhood Spotlight-Toano VA

White Hall in Toano, VA near Williamsburg is one of HHHunt’s newest master-planned communities. Here you will find a small, quaint community where you can live a rich, full life. At White Hall, you will choose from a variety of home styles that blend with the area’s distinctive architecture, at prices that are quite reasonable.

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At White Hall you’ll find a variety of new home styles starting in the $ 130’s.

A master-planned community in a pristine, rural setting, White Hall will offer a variety of single-family homes, town homes and town home-style condominiums perfectly suited for professionals, families and seniors who cherish their time at home — without compromising on seemingly infinite cultural, dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities just minutes away.

White Hall has been designed to maximize natural spaces, with the community being centered around a large, centrally located park. A strong pedestrian focus will provide an outstanding environment for homeowners and encourage activity and community interaction.  The centerpiece of the Whitehall community will be a restored farmhouse.

Facts about White Hall :

Set on 139 acres in the western part of James City County White Hall will have hickoryneckchurchover 58 acres of parks for the community with it’s features include the Historic Farmhouse clubhouse, Two Ponds,Rolling Topography. Adjacent properties are two schools, Stonehouse Elementary and Williamsburg Christian Academy
an historic church ( Hickory Neck Church)  and farms.

The original property known today as Whitehall Plantation stands about 75 yards east of the point where VA Route 30 and US Route 60 intersect, near Toano in James City County. Built for William Geddy in 1805-06. Whitehall represents more than two centuries of nearly continuous occupation by the Geddy family. The Farmhouse on the property will  become the focal point and central feature in this residential community.

The Weatherly House at White Hall which will become the clubhouse at White Hall

The farmhouse and park comprise approximately 40% of the total site which also include two ponds, a creek, multi purpose playing field,nature trails and the community amenity center.
Streets are arranged in a traditional Tidewater Virginia manner with a variety of lot sizes. Most homes have alleys and many front the parks and open space. Along Route 60, a view corridor to the farmhouse and adjacent historic church is enhanced by a significant amount of land that will continue to be farmed.

Weatherly at White Hall, offers town home-style condos by HHHunt Homes, all of which are low-maintenance anf EarthCraft certified.

These open floor plans include 2-3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, lofts, and kitchens with breakfast nooks,and are priced from the $130,000’s.
The Townes at White Hall, by HHHunt Homes and Ryan Homes, feature two- and three-story town homes offering low-maintenance living with 3-4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, spacious living room and dining rooms in addition to 1- or 2-car garages, priced from under $200,000.

Schools for the White Hall community are:   Stonehouse Elementary, Toano Middle School and Warhill High.

Warhill HS will offer HS students the ability to take college classes at the adjacent campus of Thomas Nelson Community College. Stonehouse Elementary is one of the top rated schools in James City County.

Single-Family Homes by HHHunt Homes and Ryan Homes feature comfortable layouts with elegant kitchens and baths, plus spacious living areas, priced from under $250,000.

Click here to search all homes, condos, town homes for sale in the White hall community in Toano, near Williamsburg VA- James City County

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UPDATE JUNE 2010:

See more photos of White Hall here

HH Hunt starts construction of detached and town homes at White Hall

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History:

The original White Hall Tavern was built in 1805 by William Geddy, who was an upper middle class planter and blacksmith. He built the home for his son (james Geddy) who was a silversmith, and the purpose of the home was to represent “the improving quality of housing for all Virginians during the early Republican period.” Tax records have indicated that because William Geddy was a wealthy planter, he most likely possessed a number of adult slaves as well.

During the mid-1800s in the midst of the United States Civil War, the plantation home served as a site crucial to the Confederate Army. Due to its convenient location within a somewhat close proximity to Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, it was a site that provided important intelligence gathering and distribution of information pertinent to the South’s advancement in the war.

The 200 acres of surrounding land had been in the family since the 1760’s. The United States Department of the Interior declared it a national historical landmark in 2007.

psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I  would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg areas of Virginia or to sell your existing home.

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and  and his expertise in the local real estate market.

His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the  surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula.

Here you can search homes for sale , active adult communities, 55+ communities,condos and townhomes , foreclosures/ REO,  land, building lots, commercial property  in Williamsburg , Yorktown, New Kent, Gloucester, Poquoson as well as the surrounding areas of Hampton Roads, Virginia
You can reach John by phone at 757-254-8136 or email him at John@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John

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