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Sneak Peek @ Homerama 2009- Culpepper Landing Chesapeake, VA

homerama culpepper landing If you have blown off some of the previous home shows due to their excessive home prices you should plan on going this year. The builders in the area are finally staging a show with homes that a good majority of the population can afford.

On our way back from the Outer Banks we stopped in and took a few  a few pictures of the community.  It had just rained so please excuse the photo quality.

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I have to say, I sell homes for a living and this is one of the first developments I have seen in recent times that would make me want to move there.

DSCN2388 I wish the developers of New Town had followed the direction of Culpepper Landing.  In New Town ( Williamsburg, VA ) Town homes are the predominant home style. Here in Culpepper Landing it’s the opposite with detached homes comprising over 80% of the housing offered. Both communities are TND ( Traditional Neighbor Developments) All homes will feature front porches and rear alley garages.

DSCN2398_editedThis year’s show is a departure from recent years in both the size of the homes and their prices. Amid one of the steepest housing declines in decades, show organizers late last year decided to downshift and focus on the middle range of prices.

Last year’s show featured homes starting at $1.2 million. This year, prices are from $349,900 to $540,600.

The strategy seems to have paid off so far, with six of the show’s homes already spoken for.

culpepper landing stephen alexander homesHomearama originally was scheduled for North Shore at Ridgely Manor, an upscale development in Virginia Beach. It was moved to Hampton Roads Crossing, a northern Suffolk development, then moved again to Culpepper Landing, a 488-acre project of Robinson Development Group between the edges of the Great Dismal Swamp and its canal.

The relocations put the squeeze on builders, who had about four months to get their homes ready.

Despite the smaller size, the homes in this year’s show feature many amenities seen in years past, such as tall vaulted ceilings, stone kitchen counters and pools.

Culpepper landing homerama Culpepper Landing is tucked away about two miles south of Interstate 64 in  Deep Creek, Chesapeake, VA .It is  a 488-acre project of the Robinson Development Group located between the edges of the Great Dismal Swamp and its canal. Homes prices in the community range from  $234,000 for a 1,400-square-foot town home and go up to a little more than $500,000.

The community  offers access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Drummond. Residents can take full advantage of all the Great Dismal Swamp Canal and Wildlife Refuge have to offer. For those who wish to keep their feet dry, recreational options include hiking, biking, and bird watching as well as facilities for camping and picnicking.

The neighborhoods of Culpepper Landing will also feature a large assortment of open spaces,as pocket parks and village greens where neighbors get outside to spend time together developing a sense of community instead of being locked behind the ever present garage doors of the neighborhoods designed in a more conventional fashion. Also, the front porch, a traditional architecture element that at some point was left behind has re-emerged as a key element of design in Culpepper Landing homes.

If you click on the link it will take you to a brief photo tour of the community.

Homes in this years show  will range from $349,900 to $540,000, and four of the twelve  Homerama  homes have already sold.

The 12  homes will be on display to the public Oct. 3-18.

More information on TBA Homerama 2009 can be found here

Directions to Culpepper Landing:
Take I-64 to Chesapeake. Take the Rt 17 South, Deep Creek exit (Exit 296B). At second stop light continue straight, you will be on Mill Creek Parkway. Stay on Mill Creek Parkway through the Mill Creek Development. Upon reaching Culpepper Landing follow signs for Homearama parking. The site is approximately 2 miles from I-64.

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Grassfield High School
Hugo Owens Middle
Deep Creek Central Elementary

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Homerama 2009 Culpepper Landing Chesapeake Va Real Estate

Homerama 2009-Take a trip back in time as you explore 12 custom showcase homes in Culpepper Landing, Chesapeake VA, a  traditional neighborhood development designed to take you back to Main Street America, with porches and sidewalks that create a sense of community, and classic architectural styles that display quality craftsmanship and character.

original77 See innovations in home design, energy efficiency and new products as our Homearama builders put their creativity and talent to work to create a show you won’t forget – with value that will make you want to move right in.Or, stop by the exhibit center to find products and services to update your home.

Three types of homes are features in this years Homerama. They include:
Cottages: capped at $350,000 range from 1,800 to 2,000 square feet.
Heritage homes: capped at $425,000 range from 2,000 to 2,600 square feet
Legacy homes: capped at $500,000 range between 2,400 square feet or larger.

Among the showcase homes will be the region’s first “Easy Living” certified home, designed to be adaptable to a homeowners changing needs. Also, a certified green modular home and other green features throughout the community and the homes.

The Charity House will benefit Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Other homes are designed to showcase traditional family themes, such as Thanksgiving House, a Christmas House and a Bright Idea House, among others.

The site is reminiscent of classic neighborhoods of the past, said Tim Culpepper, whose family has owned the property since 1926. It will include a “mercantile district” with commercial amenities, a pool and clubhouse, as well as a canoe landing and walking trails that take advantage of the natural amenities nearby.

The 488-acre site includes 150 acres designated as a dedicated conservation area. The community, which borders the historic Dismal Swamp Canal on the east and the 111,000-acre Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge on the south, recently earned a River Star designation from the Elizabeth River Project, one of only two communities ever to receive this designation.

Schedule for Homerama 2009
October 3-18, 2009
Sundays – Thursdays, Noon – 9 p.m.
Fridays & Saturday, Noon – 10 p.m.
Ticket sales end 1 hour before closing.

 

Admission:
$10 for 1 day, $17 for 2 days.
Active & retired military $2 discount Mondays – Thursdays, except Columbus Day.
Children 12 & under FREE.

Featured Homes for Homerama 2009  
easyliving The Easy Living Home, built by The Walters Company Inc., showcases features that allow a home to be easily adapted for older or handicapped family members
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The Sydney Lambert, named for a 5-year-old cancer patient, serves as this year’s Charity House, also built by The Walters Company Inc., with proceeds to benefit the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.

welcome The Welcome Home, built by SGB Homes, is Homearama’s first green certified off-site engineered homes. Constructed in modules in a Pennsylvania factory, the home is being assembled on site and will not be distinguishable from the other Homearama homes
thechesapeakebywidener The Chesapeake House, built by Widener Corp., with products and décor that reflect the city’s culture and heritage
christmashouse The Christmas House, built by WATAB Construction, decorated for the holiday celebration
walnutcottage The Virginia Living House, built by Stephen Alexander Homes, will reflect the style of the state’s premier lifestyle magazine.
thanksgivinghouse The Thanksgiving House, built by Definitive Homes, ready for the family celebration
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This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf.  John is known around town and Hampton Roads as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and   www.MrWilliamsburg.com, were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, with the hopes of selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.