• 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 area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, 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. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Life on the Rivah

This is the first in an occasional series of articles about interesting homes in the Williamsburg, Yorktown, Gloucester VA area called “ Every Home Has a Story”

There’s a rhythm to the lifestyle that Bill and Anne Tennent enjoy from their Gloucester waterfront retreat on the Ware River. Mornings often start slow and relaxing, with coffee on their deck while watching the river change color as the tide comes in and the sun rises. Bill might head out for a quiet hour with his boat and his fishing pole before returning to take Anne for a more lively spin along the Ware as the day gets warmer. Some days the couple makes the 10-minute drive to old town Gloucester for an art exhibit or a festival along the village’s historic Main Street, perhaps followed by dinner at one of the intimate restaurants there. Then they head back home to their sunroom for panoramic views of a breathtaking sunset across the water, sometimes catching sight of a heron or an egret in the fading light. As Anne puts it, “We have the best of all worlds here.”

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Anne and Bill moved from Richmond to their 7148 Wellford Lane home in 2005 for two reasons: the water and one-level living. “Richmond is a city of mostly two-story houses, and we didn’t want stairs, so a one-level rambler was great for us,” said Anne. “We’d also always wanted a house on the water, and a friend with a house in Gloucester kept talking about how great it is here.”

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When Anne and Bill first walked into their riverfront rambler seven years ago, they were immediately taken with the dramatic vista looking from the foyer straight through the living room and screened porch to the river. The house was a bit dated then but it had great bones, a nice flow and plenty of room; they saw its potential. They also saw that in addition to a pier and boathouse, the house had a nearly one-acre yard with lawns and beautiful, mature trees.

And then there was the neighborhood. “You feel like you’re in the country when you’re here, but it’s actually a 1960s era neighborhood,” said Anne. “It’s near shopping, a hospital and the village of Gloucester, and it’s about 30-45 minutes from Williamsburg and all the shopping you could ever want.” The couple was sold.

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Before they moved in, Bill and Anne completely renovated the  house, installing new windows and creating extra space with modern amenities. They added a master bedroom suite to the back of the house; it includes a bathroom with double sink vanity, shower, separate tub, and a large, river-facing window that floods the room with natural light. The couple also converted the screened porch off the living room to an all weather sunroom with scenic water views. “The back of the house faces in a southwest direction, so we get spectacular sunsets every night,” Anne noted. “I can’t even describe how beautiful they are.”kitchen1

The old kitchen was transformed; it now includes granite countertops, eat-in space beside a large window, and unusual, refinished multi-wood floors. “The wood floors are the prettiest I’ve ever seen,” Anne said, noting that they run through most of the house except the bedrooms, baths and sunroom. “They’re a combination of red oak, hickory, and black oak all mixed together with their different grains, and in varying widths of wood.”

Living roomNow the rambler totals 2,675 square feet with four bedrooms and three baths. It includes a dining room, a living room (Anne’s favorite room because of its water views), a family room with fireplace, and the sunroom with a bay window overlooking the river. Anne describes it as “a pretty, livable house.” Outside there are two connected decks, a hot tub, a landscaped yard with lawns in the front and back, and a bird proofed pier leading to a boathouse and boat lift.

Anne and Bill quickly meshed with their Glen Roy neighborhood. “It’s an eclectic neighborhood of young families and older couples,” Anne said. “It’s very friendly and most of the houses have full time residents; they’re not vacation homes.” She and Bill have not only enjoyed attending neighborhood gatherings –such as a recent Italian feast—but also have hosted the neighborhood’s annual Christmas party.

deckWith the village of Gloucester so close, there is always something to do, from the holiday parades and the Daffodil or “Blues and Brews” festivals to the Virginia Symphony concerts, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, or just soaking up the ambiance of historic Main Street, which Anne terms “almost like a fairy tale.” Nearby Beaverdam Park offers hiking, boat rentals, a playground and special events such as bass tournaments. “For such a small place, there’s an awful lot going on,” said Anne. “If you’re bored here you’re just not looking around.”

Yet for all the area has to offer, it’s the times at home that Anne loves most. Although they could navigate the “big water” all the way to the Chesapeake Bay from their place, they prefer to stay closer to home, on the Ware. “I have three grandchildren who love to visit and ride in the boat. We’ve had big family gatherings here. Just recently my little, 2 year-old granddaughter was swinging in the back yard while the boys were on the dock with their fishing poles. I’m so glad to have the house to be able to do this with them.”

“At night it’s so quiet you can hear a pin drop,” Anne added. “You look up at the sky and it’s wide open; you see all the stars so clearly, like when you walk the beach at night. This is a wonderful place.”

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Anne and Bill have decided to downsize and move to Williamsburg to be closer to their daughter. They have put their home on the market for $400,000 through John “Mr. Williamsburg” Womeldorf, a real estate agent with Liz Moore and Associates. For more information about the home contact John at 757-254-8136 or at John@MrWilliamsburg.com

 

What’s Your Home’s Story ?

Want to explore marketing your home with Mr Williamsburg ?To get an idea of what your home might sell for, and learn about Mr. Williamsburg’s innovative marketing program  contact John at 757-254-8136 or at John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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New Models Unveiled at Patriots Walk in Gloucester VA

Patriot Builders has unveiled its newest community in Patriot’s Walk in Gloucester VA , The Village offers single-level, ranch styles homes from 1,280 to 1,410 square feet. This new neighborhood is now available for sale with prices starting at $ 217,000. Section one of Patriots walk offers Ranch and cape style homes from 1,650 to 2,900 square feet . The builder ( Patriot Builder) is currently closing out models in the first section.

Patriot Builders has unveiled its newest community in Patriot's Walk , The Village with single-level, ranch styles homes from 1,280 to 1,410 square feet. This new neighborhood is now available for sale with prices starting at $ 217,000.When complete the Patriots Walk community will have approximately 200+ homes all situated on wooded 3/4 acre + lots. Real Estate taxes in Gloucester VA are one of the view all homes for sale in this neighborhoodlowest rates around at only .57 per $100 . ( $1425 annually on a $250k home)  Amenities in the community will include walking trails, ponds and lots of green space throughout.

The neighborhood  is conveniently located approximately 3 miles west of the Historic Gloucester Courthouse area.

Directions:

Take Route 17 North to Route 14 East toward Mathews County. Entrance is on left, 3 miles past Gloucester Courthouse area.

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imagePatriot Builders is a Williamsburg , Virginia-based, Class A bonded contractor who has developed and built homes across the region since 2004. Patriot Builders project managers and superintendents have over 80 years of combined construction experience. 

The company builds a range of homes and models from condominiums, to townhomes, to large single family homes on small lots, to open floor plans on large lots, to pure acreage with custom homes in James City County, New Kent, West Point & Gloucester VA.

imagePatriot Builders has also just begun sales in the Reserve @ The Arbors, a neighborhood in the New Kent Vineyards community in western New Kent County.

Patio style homes at The Reserve @ The Arbors  will be offered starting from $217k . These homes will showcase a lanai, veranda, & optional outdoor kitchens. The low maintenance homes are conveniently located between Williamsburg & Richmond and offer six distinct floor plans to choose from, with comfortable open architecture. Each home showcasing a lanai, veranda, and optional outdoor Kitchen. Homeowners will enjoy  Virginia’s Wine Country at its finest with homes surrounded by rolling vineyards, polo fields, and a Rees Jones Golf Course all nestled in the heart of New Kent County.

Some of the more recent communities developed include Scotts’ Pond at Ewell Pond, Williamsburg Village at Norge and the   Patriots’ Village townhome development in West Point .

Future Patriot Builders  developments will include: 175 Multi & Single Family units in Croaker Estates in James City County, Foxes Reach & Huntington Woods in King William County, and Countryside Estates in Upper James City County

bannerpsst … 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/ REOland, 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 atJohn@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John

 This development is represented and marketed by Coldwell Banker Traditions.

Dockside Condos- A Waterfront Condo Community In Gloucester VA

dockside condos aerial viewAre you a boater looking for a low cost waterfront home in the  Gloucester VA area ? Dockside Condos in Gloucester VA could be the answer. With recent sale prices under  $200k for townhome style condos this is one of the most affordable waterfront opportunities around. With a very low turnover rate its not often you see condos sold in the neighborhood. Most homeowners prefer to stay put since this is their dream location. On the water, low cost, low taxes, close proximity to Gloucester, Williamsburg and Newport News.

Dockside condominiums are  view all homes for sale in this neighborhoodGloucester county’s only waterfront condominiums. Community amenities include deeded deep water docks, swimming pool, tennis courts, and available separate storage units, community garden plot .

 

condos at dockside condos in gloucester vaDockside Condos offers 2 & 3 bedroom condos located near Hayes in Gloucester Virginia  overlooking the beautiful Sarah’s Creek  Dockside Condos were built in the mid to late 1980’s  and offer expansive 2-story floor plans with square footages search waterfront homes for sale in hampton roads and williamsburg varanging from 1056 to 1700 +.. Priced from the $200’’s, .Some of the condos offer deeded deep water boat slips. 

This is the perfect year round or weekend retreat.  Peaceful Sarah’s Creek views, Most of the units are two bedroom 2 bath , there were a few three bedroom condos built. Construction started in 1983 and finished in 1987.

The popular Rivers Inn restaurant is only a five minute boat or car ride away.

 

Dockside Condos –Fast Facts

  • Neighborhood: Dockside Condos-Gloucester VA
  • Nearest Major Intersection:  RT 17 &  Tidemill Rd
  • Gated: No
  • Clubhouse: No
  • How Many Homes: Dockside condos has approximately 78 condos
  • Size Range: Condos in this neighborhood are between 1056-1700 square feet.
  • Pedestrian-Friendly: Yes, very.
  • Amenities:  Deeded deep water boat docks, swimming pool, tennis courts, and available separate storage units, community garden plot
  • Nearest Grocery Store: Farm Fresh, Food Lion are both very close.
  • Favorite Neighborhood Feature:  Only area condos with piers 
  • HOA fees are only $280 monthly.
  • Lawn Maintenance: Included
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  • Homes for Sale Click here
  • Taxes: Average: $1060 annual ( a super low rate of $0.58 per $100 assessed value) one of the lowest in the area.
    Dockside Condos Community Website
  • HOA Management Contact Gina Combs.  Chesapeake Bay Management, Inc. PHONE: 757-534-7751
  • Directions: 17 N TO RIGHT ON TIDEMILL RD. TO RIGHT ON 1228 TO RIGHT ON SUNSET DR. 1ST. RIGHT

 

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Location map Dockside Condos, Gloucester va

Other nearby attractions include :

  • Gloucester Point Beach: Gloucester Point Beach Park is located on the bank of the York River near where it flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The park offers a large, shady, and grassy area with picnic areas and a shelter. The swimming area and sandy beach are perfect for enjoying the beauty of the Bay while sunbathing, wading, or building sand castles. The park has bathrooms, a picnic shelter, grills, sandy beach, fishing pier, boat ramps and a seasonal concession stand.
  • Historic Gloucester Village.  It’s a colonial era small town get-away from the average tourist destination.  The shops, restaurants, historical sites, parks and annual events are sure to satisfy the entire family. Shop & Dine on Main Street:  From fine wine to boutique fashions, Main Street has it all.  Restaurant options range from family style, seafood to ethnic choices.  Shop for unique gifts, women’s and children’s fashions and explore local art.
  • Beaverdam Park:  Beaverdam Park offers the only public freshwater fishing on the Middle Peninsula. Jon boats & canoes can be rented or bring your boat with electric motor to one of the boat ramps. The 635 acres of water offers great fishing & paddling. Virginia fishing licenses available at the Ranger Station. Take a walk on the beautiful nature trail or enjoy miles of multi-use trail (for hikers, bikers & horseback riders). If you are looking for a new workout stop by the exercise trail. The park has two shelters, a lodge & amphitheater to fill your reunion, party or meeting needs. Programs on owls, snakes, night canoeing and more for youth, adults & families are scheduled throughout the year. 
  • Rosewell Ruins:  One of colonial America’s grandest mansions, Rosewell was built 1725-1738 and gutted by fire in 1916. Four massive chimneys, one wall, and a vaulted cellar are now silent witnesses to history. Stabilized, but not rebuilt, Rosewell allows visitors to inspect 18th-century brickwork from a perspective that no intact building can offer. The Rosewell mansion was the centerpiece of a 3000-acre plantation where slaves grew tobacco and grain. Countless artifacts now lie beneath its soil. While preservation and archaeology are ongoing, there are no plans to rebuild the mansion. It is left to the imagination to reconstruct it as known to Gov. John Page and his friend Thomas Jefferson.
     
  • Inn at Warner Hall:  Come experience the romance and history of the Inn at Warner Hall, located on the waterfront plantation created in 1642 by George Washington’s great-great grandfather. Plan your Virginia bed and breakfast vacation to this wonderfully restored mansion, one of the most elegant and historic country inns on the East Coast. Imagine your vacation, a wonderful wedding, a family reunion or business conference on this exquisite 38 acre Chesapeake Bay retreat. Come savor the peace and pleasures of country life and fine dining. Our luxurious Virginia waterfront accommodations include eleven guestrooms, beautifully furnished with a combination of period antiques.

bannerpsst … 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/ REOland, 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 atJohn@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John

River Club at Twin Island in Gloucester VA Community Spotlight

attached villas at river club in gloucester va Along the beautiful shores of the York River in Gloucester, VA , lies River Club at Twin Island.This fantastic beach community is only minutes from the Gloucester Bridge.

This community features a unique mixture of condominiums, duplexes, townhomes and single-family homes harmoniously blended into the beauty of the natural waterfront setting. Enjoy a wide range of wonderful amenities and the neighborhood’s ideal location near Route 17, Newport News and Williamsburg. Located only Minutes from marinas, shopping, dining and entertainment. The community sits on a 29 acre site.

Search For Homes For Sale at River Club at Twin Island

The River Club at Twin Island was Gloucester’s first planned unit development. At completion is was to contain 36 single-family homes, 14 duplexes, 13 town houses and 54 condominiums. The original plans allow the project to cluster residences while preserving open space.

Beach at River Club at river clubThe River Club planning emphasized recreation, low maintenance living., and walkability. The shoreline was stabilized in the initial development phases.

Housing options at River Club are split between  2- and 3-bedroom homes, some with lofts and attached Villa/ carriage homes all ere built with two car garages and open floor plans. .
Gloucester Supervisors  approved the  development way back in December 2004. It was developed by Maryland-based developer Somerset Homes on property owned by Gloucester residents Bob Foster and Mike Wilson.

Initial home prices projected in the The River Club at Twin Island were to range from $256,000 for condominiums to $875,000 for homes on large lots fronting the York River. Almost half of the 29 acres (13.5 acres) was set aside as open space never to be built upon. The plan also called for a wide perimeter natural buffer to surround the community.

Recent prices for the villas style attached homes has been in the low $200’s

 

  • Neighborhood: River Club at Twin Island
  • Nearest Major Intersection:  RT 17 &  Guinea Rd
  • Gated: No
  • Clubhouse: Yes
  • How Many Homes: River Club will have   36 single-family homes, 14 duplexes, 13 town houses and 54 condominiums when complete. (approx. 20 are now built and occupied.).
  • Size Range: Homes in this neighborhood are between 1500 and 2750 square feet.
  • Pedestrian-Friendly: Yes, very.
  • Amenities: Sandy beach, pier, gazebo, pool, clubhouse ,RV storage lot
  • Nearest Grocery Store: Farm Fresh, Food Lion are both very close.
  • Favorite Neighborhood Feature:  Beach on the York River!
  • HOA fees are only $125 monthly.
  • Lawn Maintenance: Included
  • Homes for Sale Click here

Pro– Great value in patio/ villa carriage homes with river access. The only other comparable  homes offered are in the new Coleman’s Crossing development.

Con– Original builder (Somerset Homes) went under and there are many un-built lots left. No way to know what ends up being built by a new builder. I would be concerned about the overall budget for the HOA. With so few homeowners it must be difficult to keep up the overall property and amenities. A review of the recent HOA budget would would set me at ease.

( Note: In Virginia the Property Owners ‘Association Act requires a seller to obtain an Association Disclosure Packet and provide the packet to the purchaser after contract ratification. The purchaser then three days to review HOA disclosures and terminate the Contract for any reason whatsoever – carte blanche to cancel.)

gazebo and pier at river club, gloucester va In the state of Virginia, you are After receiving the information on dues, rules, the budget and other matters, the buyer must quickly decide whether to cancel the contract based on information contained in the packet.

River Club and Gloucester Town Commons were both developed by Maryland-based developer, Somerset Homes. Planning started way back in 2003.  Sadly, by 2007  the real estate market collapsed and both developments were abandoned. BB+T the original lender sold through and finished out the unfinished homes that had been started at River Club . Stay tuned for future news as to what builder will step up to finish the project.

Map location for River Club in Gloucester VA

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bannerpsst … 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/ REOland, 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 atJohn@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John

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Dunston Hall in Gloucester VA is open for business

gloucestervarealestatedunstonehall Dunston Hall in Gloucester VA is under construction once again.

A custom builder out of Urbanna, VA ( Butch Liverman) is putting the finishing touches on 14 homes that were left unfinished by the previous builder , Regent Enterprises.. The subdivision near the intersection of Rt 17 and Short Lane Road went into foreclosure after developer George Woodhouse failed to make payments last year to EVB. The subdivision is now owned by EVB ( Eastern VA Bank ) who is working with Liverman to get the houses ready for sale. EVB  is working on the homes first and will then tackle thedunstonhallva clubhouse and pool and possibly build more homes in Dunston Hall.

The outcome of the foreclosure sale in August of the remaining 46 lots, clubhouse and property will determine what EVB does next.

There have been a few recent sales in Dunston Hall. All have been at prices way below the assessed values.

Click here to search Homes for Sale in Dunston Hall

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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 historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.mrwilliamsburg.com, and www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg, with the hopes of selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.236.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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Gloucester VA to get it’s own New Town/ Oyster Point ?

Planned for approximately 18 acres in the Hayes area of Gloucester County, VA, Coleman’s Crossing will offer a multiuse, master-planned community that has a mixture of commercial and residential properties. This new community is located on the west side of George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17), close to the intersection of Crewe Rd. and Route colemancrossingcommercial17. With 86 single-family, exterior and grounds maintenance-free townhomes and nearly 40,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and office space, Coleman’s Crossing will bring a town center living, shopping, and service experience to the Gloucester area.

If built, the mixed-use development could be the first of its kind in Gloucester, VA.
Zandler Development Co. is the billing the community, dubbed Coleman’s Crossing, as a small-scale version of such nearby examples as Oyster Point’s City Center in Newport News and New Town in Williamsburg.

colemancrossingresidential The development will be located off Route 17 near Crewe Road.
If approved, it will feature two-story town houses — between 1,100- and 1,700-square-feet — that have two- or three-bedrooms and a garage.
Prices will vary, but they will generally sell between $160,000 and $219,000, according to paperwork filed with the county Planning Department.
Zandler will market the houses to retirees, single-professionals and small families. There will be no age restrictions.

Children would attend Abingdon Elementary School and Page Middle School

The Gloucester County Planning Commission is expected to discuss Coleman’s Crossing next month, after it receives reports about how the development would affect traffic and cultural resources.

The project is being designed by the award-winning architectural and engineering firms of Guernsey-Tingle Architects and AES Consulting Engineers. The homes will be built by Zandler Development Company which Barrack and Records co-own.

Patsy Hall is a local real estate broker and Owner of Patsy Hall Realty and has developed a number of communities in Gloucester County, including Ashdan Woods, a high end custom home neighborhood at Woods Cross Roads in Gloucester. Keith Barrack is a contractor that has been building custom homes in Gloucester for over ten years and is the owner of K.B. Custom Landscaping, Inc. in Middlesex. Charles Records is a Professional Engineer and served as the civil engineer, while working with AES Consulting Engineers, for Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News and has designed many communities within the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck area. All three of the developers live in Gloucester County.

Coleman’s Crossing would be a very unique, pedestrian friendly development within Gloucester County, similar to, but of a much smaller scale than Newtown in James City County and the City Center in Newport News. The project has more than double the open space and a much lower density than allowed and required by Gloucester County Ordinances. Hall, Barrack and Records envision their project as being a potential catalyst to redevelopment and revitalization efforts in the Hayes area of Gloucester. The property is currently zoned to allow single family homesites and a traditional office center development.

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Battle of The Hook Gloucester VA Reenactment

On October 18 – 19 2008, forces of the Crown, along with the forces of General Washington and his Allies will return to Gloucester, Virginia to commemorate the Battle of the Hook, and the American Revolution. The event is being sponsored by the County of Gloucester, VA. which has committed significant funds and personnel to sponsoring this event.

This historic battle will be brought to life by Revolutionary War reenactors and living historians on the property of the Inn at Warner Hall in Gloucester, VA. Recreated military units from across the country will encamp near the actual battlefields where the American Revolution was won after six long years of fighting. Participating in this event will be units from The Continental Line, The British Brigade and the Brigade of the American Revolution.

We invite you to take a walk back in time to a pivotal moment in the history of Gloucester County, Virginia and indeed the United States of America.

Many are familiar with the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia but few are aware of the struggle to control Gloucester, VA and the battle that took place in

Gloucester County, Virginia. This engagement, known as the Battle of the Hook, and the other actions in Gloucester , VAwithout a doubt contributed to the

Allies’ victory at Yorktown.

The primary objectives of Victory at Gloucester, Virginia – The Battle of the Hook

are these:

* Educate – We invite you to learn from the re-enactors about the life and times of the people, both men and women, who helped

make this country a reality. Learn from a student a fresh perspective on what it means to be an American today. Learn from an actor

about the personal feelings of people who sacrificed much for their cause. Learn from an historian and an archeologist about the legacy

of Gloucester County, VA.

* Commemorate – We invite you to join in commemorating the lives and deeds of all the men and women, soldier and citizen alike,

regardless of country or color of uniform, who with sacrifice, bravery, and honor strived to fulfill their duty on that day of October 3, 1781.

* Celebrate – We invite you to pause and reflect on what binds us together. Let us celebrate the inheritance left to us by those who

fought so hard for liberty. Let us celebrate that all the combatants on that field in 1781 are today strong allies.

 

We have worked hard to make sure your day with us is all of the above and fun too! Now, get out there and meet the people, watch the

demonstrations, ask questions, enjoy the food, rest a while in the shade of trees that date back to the era, and HAVE A FUN DAY.

The Battle of the Hook Steering Committee

You find more info here or here

Affordable Housing proposed in Williamsburg Virginia

AS a REALTOR in Williamsburg VA I have always been frustrated at the lack of new homes available under $200,000. Yes the market has increased the inventory but currently the least expensive detached homes are priced at $240,000 those are located in Michelle Point a new development in the growing western part of James City County in Toano. Currently the least expensive new town homes/ condos are located at Pocahontas Square a Health E Communities development in lower James City County off of Rt 60 east of Busch Gardens Townhomes there start in the $190’s .You can also buy a condo or town home in Liberty Crosssing in Norge ( RYAN Homes ), Braemar Creek, Warhill Green or Williamsburg Village at Norge. Prices for these range from $209,000 to $227,000. The RYAN Townhomes are currently the least expensive three bedroom new town home available in Williamsburg/ James City County. Most of the builders are offering some sort of closing assistance. Be sure to use a buyer’s agent to represent you with any of the new home builders. It won’t cost you anything for them to represent you. I have successfully negotiated great deals with most of the new home builders in the Williamsburg VA area. 

Henderson INC DBA Candle Development has submitted plans to build workforce and affordable homes behind the  Candle Factory Shops in Norge. They are proposing to construct thirty percent of the 175 homes as either workforce or affordable. The affordable homes are projected to be priced at less than $160,000. Wile the workforces homes should be priced around $190,000.

Most of the developers in James City County have claimed that affordable or workforce housing is simply too expensive to construct.

Bill Strack of Henderson is attempting to prove them wrong. Knowing that affordable housing is a key factor in attracting and keeping people coming to the greater Williamsburg/ James City County area of Virginia.

Henderson a longtime builder/ developer  ( 50 + years) in the Williamsburg area is sacrificing profits to make the project work. Having been in business for over 50 years

The company is hoping that by offering a large quantity of affordable housing the county will be more likely to approve the project.

As part of the revised plan Henderson has increased the buffers surrounding the development, and implemented green building design principles and other improvements. 

Plans call for  33 detached patio homes and 142 will be attached patio homes. They will be arranged in small, single-floor groups around open-air patios. This design which is very common throughout California, Arizona and the West, has the advantages of being less dense without stacking homes on top of one another. They’re also less labor-intensive as yards are shared with common area maintenance. One-floor living with no stairs also makes them more appealing to active adults.

Also in the works are an 80,000-square-foot assisted living facility next door, for 96 seniors being jointly developed and managed by Crosswalk Church. Planned also are a  mix of retail and office space. Details for that are still in the works.

I am very familiar with Henderson’s recent residential development.  Their Patriots Walk development has to be one of the nicest new home developments in the area. Located in Gloucester VA you would be amazed at the quality of the homes and development especially give that it has a starting price of under $260,000. Huge 3/4 acre wooded lots, open floor plans, and much more

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I applaud Henderson for trying to solve a longstanding problem in the county. They definitely have my vote to move forward on this proposed project !

 

Gloucester Va Real Estate Patriots Walk Update

Built by Patriot Builders a local company with over 60 years experience in home building. Patriots Walk in Gloucester VA offers 9 different home models to choose from. With sizes ranging from 1700 to 2900 Square feet  Both one & two story homes are available. Wooded lots range in size from approximately 3/4 – 1 acre. . Introductory pricing starts at $255,000.00… . Low Gloucester VA real estate taxes are only .57 per $100.
 
All of the following are standard features in the new homes at Patriots Walk in Gloucester VA  ( Specifications are subject to change)
 

 Interior Features : Electric Hot Water Heater, Wall to Wall Carpeting, 6 lb. Re-bond Carpet Padding, Hardwood Flooring in Entries, Staircase Painted Spindles & Stained Handrails

 (Per model), Builder Select / Designer Lighting Package , Ventilated Shelving in all Closets, Decorative Interior Doors, Smooth Sheetrock , Pre-wired for (2) Telephone and (2) Cable Outlets, Electrically Operated Smoke Detectors w/Battery Backup, Pre-wire & Switch for Over Head Light and Ceiling Fan in Master Bedroom,  (some models)  and All Bedrooms (fans not included), Overhead light fixture in all Bedrooms , Choice of 4 colors of tile for master bath surround, Choice of Nickel or Brass Fixtures and Hardware. 

Exterior Features : 2 Car Garage Sheet rocked, Pre-wired for Garage Door Opener, Rear Exterior Door(s), Wood Railing on Front Entries of Selected Models

Two Exterior Water Faucets, Two Exterior Weatherproof Electrical Outlets, Underground Utilities, Crawl Space, Protective Overhang on Front & Rear, Maintenance Free Foam core Insulated  Fiberglass Garage Door, Maintenance Free 50-Year Warranty Dutch lap Vinyl     Siding – Choice of panels – Double 4 – Traditional /       Double 4.5 Dutch lap Weather Resistant – Hail Resistant – Fade Resistant , Maintenance Free Aluminum Wrap Trim,  Choice of  Maintenance Free Raised Panel  Or Louvered Shutters , Seamless Aluminum Gutters & Downspouts .

Choice of Exterior Front Door Color or    Coordinated Paint or Factory Baked on Finished Color of Shutters.  Aggregate Driveway and Sidewalk, Professionally Landscaped Yards. 

Sod front and sides only and 2 zone irrigation system.  (Up to 3000 Sq Ft) 9 shrubs included , 25 Year Self Sealing Shingles, Builder Exterior Wrap

 Kitchen & Bath Features: Choice of Laminate Counter Top in Kitchen, Energy Star Dishwasher, Self Clean Smooth Top Electric Range, Stainless Steel Double Kitchen Sink, Microwave Range Hood (Vented to Outside), Upgraded Crafted  Cabinets , Ice Maker Hookup, Master Bath – Decorative Jetted Tub or Tub/Shower Combos (per floor plan) Powder Room with Oval Mirror (Varies per Model), Bathroom Exhaust Fans Vented to outside,  Cultured Marble Tops on Vanities, Choice of Double Bowl Vanity or Double Vanity Top    With One Single Bowl & Knee Space Area in Master  Bathrooms (per floor plan) Tempered Glass Window in Baths – Size  vary per Bath of Select Model (Master Bath Only)

Earth Friendly Feature include: Energy Efficient Insulation Package, Batted and Blown, Energy Efficient  Heat &  Water Heater , Central Air Condition-SEER 13 ,R-38 Insulated Ceilings (Blown) R-19 Insulated Floors (Batted), R-13 Insulated Exterior Walls (Paper Backed), Polyseal Infiltration Barrier in crawl space, Steel Clad Exterior Doors with Dead Bolts, Double Pane (single hung) Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows & Screens

 Select Builder Features : One Year Builder Warranty, Framing Inspection, Pre-Settlement Walk-Through Inspection, 2×8 Pressure Treated Sills & 2×10 Pressure Treated Girders

7/16” OSB All Exterior Walls, ¾” TNG Advantech Flooring w/50 Year Warranty, Engineered Sub Floor System (Second Story Only), Deck 12X12 Salt Treated Wood (Not on all models)

Continuous Foundation Footing under All Piers, House Wrap, Mailbox on Wooden Post with House Numbers

*Items Subject to Change

9/11/2008

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New Waterfront home development

Williamsburg York County Virginia Real Estate

 

A Newport News development company plans to build 47 homes in a gated community on 1,000 acres along the Gloucester side of the York River, with home prices averaging around $1 million.

The property juts into the river and is bordered by Timberneck and Cedar Bush creeks. Formerly owned by the Catlett family, it features a two-story farmhouse built in 1805 that the developers intend to renovate and move elsewhere on the property before giving it to the Gloucester County Historical Society.

Timberneck LLC paid $11 million for 1,034 acres last August, Gloucester County property records show. The land and buildings have an assessed value of $4.2 million.

Ben Williams, president of the development firm, told the Gloucester County Planning Commission Thursday night that the project is a “preservation development.” The firm intends to seek a rezoning on 650 acres of the property to allow it to build a planned-unit development.

No formal application has been filed yet. Thursday night’s presentation was a pre-application presentation.

Large swaths of the property’s interior will continue to be farmed in winter wheat, corn and soybeans using a no-till method, Williams said. Homes will encircle the property that will continue to be farmed, with other sections planted in pine forest.

The company plans to give the Catlett Islands, which are the farthest points into the river, to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science for preservation and study, and to ensure they won’t be developed, he said.

Preliminary drawings show 47 lots on the property, many of them waterfront. Williams said lots would go from $400,000 to up to $1.5 million for a 14-acre parcel where Timberneck Hall sits near the confluence of Timberneck Creek and the York River.

Home prices would range from $800,000 to $1.2 million, Williams said. Sizes would range up to 5,500 square feet.

Members of the commission questioned Williams extensively about Timberneck Hall, the 19th-century farmhouse that will be moved and renovated. Williams said it will be cheaper to move the home than leave it where it is and remodel it.

Commission member Hal McVey said he is disturbed that developers plan to move the house.

“I don’t see how for the life of me it can be less expensive to move it across the whole piece of property than leave it where it is now,” he said.

Williams said it is a valid concern and something the developers haven’t taken lightly. He said it will cost $500,000 to move the building and restore it to a condition that will preserve it. It’s far cheaper than trying to remodel it to make it inhabitable, he said.

“I’m not sure there’s anybody who’d want to live in it,” Williams said. “It’s not a plantation house. It’s not a Warner Hall.”

Commission member Keith Belvin, who lives across Timberneck Creek from the property, said he is excited about the project “as far as setting a precedent for preservation development.”

The Thursday night meeting was continued to June 28, when members of the commission will meet at the property at 9:30 a.m. for a tour by Williams and other members of the development team. The tour is open to the public because it’s a public meeting.

Gloucester Virginia New Homes Patriots Walk from $255,000

 

April 2008

Built by Patriot Builders a local company whose three principals have a combined 60 years experience in the building industry. Floor plans are offered ranging from 1700 square feet to 2900 square feet. Homes feature innovative designs along with many features found in homes costing much more. When complete the community will have approximately 200+ homes all situated on wooded 3/4 acre + lots. Real Estate taxes are only .57 per $100 in Gloucester, Virginia. There will be walking trails, ponds and lots of green space throughout.

This is a partial list of the standard features of the homes: Wall to Wall Carpet, Hardwood flooring in the foyer area, Choice of nickel or brass fixtures and hardware, choice of 4 colors of tile in the master bath tub surround, two car garage, crawl space, Choice of laminate counter tops in Kitchen, dishwasher, smooth top electric range, Microwave Range Hood, Upgraded Kitchen Cabinets,, Jetted Tub in Master Bathroom,  Maintenance Free 50 year warranty Vinyl Siding, Maintenance Free Aluminum Wrapped trip on exterior, Maintenance Free Shutters,, Seamless Aluminium Gutters,  Exposed Aggregate Driveway and Sidewalk, Professionally landscaped Yards, Sod in the front and side yards, 2 zone irrigation system,

Options are numerous and may include ( not available on all models)  Finished Bonus Rooms, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Gas Range, Laundry Sink, Wrap around front porches, French Doors, Decks, Screened in porch, Finished Sunrooms, Propane Heat and Rinnai Tank less Hot Water Heater, additional outlets, ceiling fans, phone outlets, cable outlets, recessed lights, garage door openers, exterior flood lights.

Conveniently located approximately 3 miles west of the Gloucester Courthouse. Some homes are available within 60 days.

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