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Founders Pointe named site for 2013 Parade of Homes

Entrance to Founders Pointe in Isle of WightThe Peninsula Housing and Builders Association (PHBA) announced it will host its 2013 Parade of Homes at Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight County, VA  May 4-19.

“Bordered by Batten Bay and James River tributaries, the Founders Pointe community blends beautifully with the surrounding environment,” said PHBA President Tim Cleary. “It’s the perfect backdrop for the creative and innovative homes our builders will offer in the 2013 Parade of Homes.”

The community was twice selected Community of the Year by PHBA, added Cleary. “It is located in a growth corridor in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County and has seen new home sales success in recent years.”

Nicely removed from the city, Founders Pointe is convenient to all of Hampton Roads, just 3 miles from the James River Bridge, 12 minutes to I-664 and the Harbour View area, and 25 minutes to downtown Norfolk.

More than 165 families have relocated to Founders Pointe since the grand opening in 2005, upon completion there will be 319.

search all homes for sale in founders pointeEast West Partners has developed a number of other nearby communities including Eagle Harbor, Smithfield’s Gatling Pointe, Suffolk’s The Riverfront and Liberty Ridge in  Williamsburg. Patriot’s Landing (New Kent Co.), and Riverwatch (Gloucester).

The Parade of Homes will feature at least eight fully furnished and landscaped showcase homes ranging from 2,800 to 3,600 square-feet of living space and priced from $500,000 to over $650,000.

Participating builders include: ABT Custom Homes; Birdsong Builders; Edgerton Contracting, Inc.; Garnett Construction; E.R. Lenz Contracting Inc.; Norman Miller Builder Inc.; Les Ore Construction Co. Inc., and Stephen Alexander Homes.

Founders Pointe offers its residents an 844-foot observation pier overlooking Batten Bay, a residents’ club, which features a 4,000-square-foot swimming pool with a 112-foot water slide, a playground, volleyball court and miles of walking trails.

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 Location Founders Pointe is located off Route 17 just 3 miles south of the James River Bridge Isle of Wight County, Virginia. The location is central to all of Hampton Roads, and only only minutes from the Peninsula ( Hampton, Newport News, Langley AFB)  or 25 minutes to downtown Norfolk VA on the south-side. Directions map of founders pointe

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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/ 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 at John@MrWilliamsburg.com
I look forward to serving your real estate needs!
Best, John

Founders Pointe to host Spring 2013 Parade of Homes.

Founders pointe entrance isle of wightThis just in from the Peninsula Home Builders Association ( PHBA)

Founders Pointe has been selected by the Peninsula Housing & Builders Association to host the 2013 Parade of Homes model home extravaganza next May 4-19th . Founders Pointe is an award winning, waterfront community in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County, near Smithfield, Virginia. Now’s a great time to visit Founders Pointe and select your new home plan to be built in this unique opportunity.

Nicely removed from the city, Founders Pointe is convenient to all of Hampton Roads, just 3 miles from the James River Bridge, 12 minutes to I-664 and the Harbour View area, and 25 minutes to downtown Norfolk. This waterfront community was host to the first ever Spring Homearama model home show in 2010, and has been twice awarded “Community of the Year” by the Sales & Marketing Council of the PHBA.

Already home to over 150 families, Founders Pointe borders Batten Bay, the James River and its creeks. The Isle of Wight County community is being developed by East West Partners, who have also developed Eagle Harbor in Isle of Wight, The Riverfront in Suffolk  Gatling Point in Smithfield and Liberty Ridge in Williamsburg VA .

The Parade of Homes will be jointly produced by East West Partners’ and Big Home Shows.

search all homes for sale in founders pointeThe Venue
Founder’s Pointe is simply a beautiful venue for a parade.  The convenient location and community amenities continue to attract homebuyers to Founder’s Pointe despite a down economy.  Founder’s Pointe was the site of the Tidewater Building Association ( T.B.A.’s) successful 2009 Homearama.  If you haven’t been to Founder’s Pointe lately you owe it to yourself to take a look at this exciting community.

Overlooking  Batten Bay, with creeks and tributaries flowing to the James River, there’s never a shortage of breathtaking vistas and outdoor activities. Residents enjoy resort-style amenities including a community clubhouse , swimming pool, with water slide ,a children’s playground, leisure trails for walking and biking, an 844-foot observation pier and nature walk, and more. Even socializing with your neighbors is made effortless at Founders Pointe, with a year-round calendar of social events planned by a community Activities Director.

Sales Activity

A total of 17 homes sold or are under contract  in Founders Pointe in the last 12 months at prices ranging from $379k to $642k . 12 of the 17 homes were new construction.

Home buyers at Founders Pointe are able to choose from an impressive roster of Hampton Roads’ finest custom homebuilders. Their innovative home designs feature an array of distinctive architectural styles and careful attention to detail.  The list includes: ABT Custom Builders, Birdsong Builders,  E.R. Lenz Contracting, Emerson Builders, Hohmann Builders,  Newhall Construction,  Norman Miller Builder, Orleans Homebuilders,  Sadler Building Corp., and Sasser Construction.

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East West Partners
East West Partners has a long and successful history developing and marketing residential communities in a number of states.   Locally, in addition to Founder’s Pointe, they are the developers of Gatling Pointe, Eagle Harbor, The Riverfront, Patriot’s Landing (New Kent Co.), Liberty Ridge (James City Co.), and Riverwatch (Gloucester).

Big Home Shows
Big Home Shows is a division of T.B.A. ( Tidewater Building Association)  Big Home Shows has a long track record of organizing and executing large-scale events including T.B.A.’s annual Homearama.

Stay tuned for more information about the Parade.

Location

Founders Pointe is located off Route 17 just 3 miles south of the James River Bridge Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

The location is central to all of Hampton Roads, and only only minutes from the Peninsula ( Hampton, Newport News, Langley AFB)  or 25 minutes to downtown Norfolk VA on the south-side.

Directions

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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

Founders Pointe Neighborhood Spotlight

founders pointe pierThis just in from the Tidewater Builders Association ( TBA)  After an amazingly successful Fall 2009 Homerama at Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake plans for a Spring Homearama are moving full speed ahead. Two of the  Culpepper Landing Homearama builders came away with buyers interested in a home in Founders Pointe, site of the event that is tentatively scheduled for mid-May of 2010.

original2222 Homearama 2009 builder Bill Ore Inc. is joining up with seven builders already committed to the event: Area Builders of Tidewater, Birdsong Builders, Hohmann Builders, Newhall Construction, Norman Miller Builder, Sadler Building Corporation and Sasser Construction.  Another Homearama 2009 builder is currently negotiating a contract for a show home.

Already home to over 150 families, Founders Pointe borders Batten Bay, the James River and its creeks. The Isle of Wight County community is being developed by East West Partners, who have also developed Eagle Harbor in Isle of Wight, The Riverfront in northern Suffolk  Gatling Point in Smithfield and Liberty Ridge in Williamsburg VA

founderspointenewhomesva Home prices in Founders Pointe currently start in the $440,000s. With last week’s sale of Norman Miller’s $659,00 spec home, only eight inventory homes remain for potential buyers, several of which are still under construction.

Founders Pointe is Hampton Roads’ newest waterfront community  with quality homes tucked into quiet lanes and private cul-de-sacs, made all the more inviting by marsh, creek and wooded views. Eleven custom homebuilders are providing a wide array of innovative home designs featuring a variety of distinctive architectural styles.
Overlooking  Batten Bay, with creeks and tributaries flowing to the James River, there’s never a shortage of breathtaking vistas and outdoor activities. Residents enjoy resort-style amenities including a community clubhouse , swimming pool, with water slide ,a children’s playground, leisure trails for walking and biking, an 844-foot observation pier and nature walk, and more. Even socializing with your neighbors is made effortless at Founders Pointe, with a year-round calendar of social events planned by a community Activities Director.

property_search_smFounders Pointe is centrally located to all of Hampton Roads, near the historic town of Smithfield, just 3 miles south of the James River Bridge in Isle of Wight County. Located only minutes from the Peninsula ( Hampton, Newport News, Langley AFB)  or 25 minutes to downtown Norfolk VA on the southside.

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Homerama 2010 @ Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight VA. Are you sure ?

I had previously posted an article about The Peninsula Housing and Builders Association (PHBA) selecting  Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight, VA to host their 26th Annual Parade of Homes event in the spring of 2009.  As you have now discovered this did not happen. Then I wrote that Hampton Roads Crossing was the new location. This also was changed.  The association changed the location from Hampton Roads Crossing in northern Suffolk, a successful mixed-use development after builders who were initially interested in participating indicated the time frame, the lot size and the unique design requirements didn’t allow them to use their standard plans. 

3original Subsequently  Tidewater Builders Association  ( TBA)  announced the Homearama 2009 showcase of homes will be hosted at Culpepper Landing, a mixed-use traditional neighborhood development in Chesapeake.
The event, set for Oct. 3-18, 2009 They expect to feature 12 single-family homes ranging from the mid-$300,000s to the low $500,000’s.

I then wrote about The Oaks at Fenton Mill being chose for a Fall 2009 Parade of Homes. As of last week this apparently is in jeopardy as well. Seems that they cannot get enough builders to commit. Who can blame them, not me. Having participated in a previous Parade of Homes in York County at Taylor Farms I was amazed at how much effort goes into producing an event like this. I witnessed builders and subcontractors working 24 hours a day to get the homes ready as well as volunteers by the hundreds working to make it a success.

I am not sure if it will occur but the Tidewater Builders Association is seeking builders to participate in a spring 2010 Homearama at Founders Pointe in Carrollton, Va. 

original2222The spring Homearama at Founders Pointe is tentatively scheduled for April 17-May 2, 2010. There are 15 home sites available to custom home builders who would like to participate. Lot prices range from $112,500 for wooded views to more than $300,000 for waterfront views.

With lot prices like that the builders would have to price the homes from $450,000 to $1,200,000. That’s assuming they get concessions from their suppliers and vendors if they want to load up the homes with options like they normally do.

I have a novel idea. Why not have a Parade of Homes or Homerama for the first time home buyer ? See what you can build for $200k or less. How GREEN can you build it ? Big homes are passe. I see them languishing all over the place. Most home buyers don’t want them even if you give them the extra space for free.

So how about it TBA. Let’s see a Homerama with a $200,000 cap on pricing. Let’s give an award for the home with the lowest monthly utilities. Let’s showcase GREEN Building techniques. Let’s have numerous Habitat For Humanity Homes builds happening during the Homerama or Parade of Homes. Invite the public to help build the Habitat Homes. Teach them how. Show them how you build your homes.

It is easy to build a showpiece with tons of molding and electronic displays. Show us what can be done with efficient floor planning, energy saving appliances/systems and above all common sense site planning. Make it a show of building ideas and not about room staging.

Or what about a show that features updated/repaired homes bought at bargain rates from older neighborhoods. Buying what’s less than desired and making the most out of it is what most people face. Builders would still have a hand in redoing kitchens, adding sunrooms, adding molding, landscaping, etc

Anyone listening ?

Isle of Wight VA Real Estate Benn’s Grant Development- Revised

The property owners behind the shelved Benn’s Grant development in Isle of Wight , Virginia have given county planners a scaled-back version of their original 1,000-home plan.
The revised master plan now calls for 560 homes — 240 apartments and 320 houses of varying sizes — to be built on about 235 acres around the intersection of Benns Church and Brewers Neck boulevards.
The plan, submitted to the Isle of Wight Planning Department last week, also includes about 700,000 square feet of retail and commercial space.

Almost half that space is earmarked for two massive big-box retailers, like the Wal-Mart that was a controversial part of the original development proposal.
The Isle of Wight Planning Commission is slated to meet with property owners Henry Morgan and Richard Turner to discuss proposed changes to the master plan on Jan. 13.
Morgan said he expects Wal-Mart will remain part of the project, although no letter of intent has been signed with the retail giant.
Not included in the revised proposal are plans for an office park and a county-owned recreation complex that was to have included multiple regulation-sized softball fields, said county planning and zoning director Beverly H. Walkup.
Although it’s still early in the process and he hasn’t seen detailed plan changes, Isle of Wight Planning Commission Chairman James P. O’Briant III hopes the public will be more receptive to the revised plan.
The original development fell through after Armada Hoffler Development Co. of Virginia Beach backed out last February. The county gave the landowners an extension on their planning application to have time to find a new developer and make any necessary revisions to the project.
Morgan and Turner have signed a development agreement with a new developer based in Bristol.

Smithfield VA-Historic Home For sale

Historic Gwaltney Home, Smithfield VA

 

While I don’t normally blog about home listings. ( You can usually find them thru my MLS/ Home Search) This home’s story needs to be told.

 

The P.D. Gwaltney Jr. House, built by one of  Smithfield’s most esteemed residents, has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur. This enchanting Queen Anne Victorian is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.

The house has a special history that’s captured the imagination and hearts of all who visit. It was originally built in 1901 as a wedding gift from P.D. Gwaltney Jr. to his future bride, Estelle. To commemorate this romantic gesture, a whimsical ceiling mural was painted depicting a cheerful cherub with love letter in hand, on his way to deliver it to the home’s delighted new bride. The painting remains to this day, and has inspired two subsequent generations of weddings that have taken place in this gracious home and its adjoining gardens.

The captivating charm of this property lends itself to future celebrations, both joyous ones and moments of quiet contentment. Views from one of many porches surrounding the house are trans-formative and peaceful, overlooking Little Creek and the estate of  87-acre Windsor Castle Farm. The sweeping grounds bloom with century old Magnolia trees, Crepe Myrtles, the shade of Red Maples and a formal garden with paved pathways and Victorian statuary.

Grand StaircaseThe exterior of the house underwent a museum-quality restoration in recent years and includes decorative copper work and copper gutters on the roof. The home also features a spacious, finished attic and the convenience of an interior elevator and outdoor carport.

Inside, thoughtful details woo its delighted visitors. Many rooms feature large bay windows allowing for gentle light to bathe the extensive wood moldings, wainscoting, paneling and ornate trim work. The vestibule boasts a gilded Greek frieze, original gas lighting fixture and intricately designed tile floor with a wreath of olive branches at its center. The stunning entrance-way is further adorned by an artisan’s hand sculptured relief, a pastoral landscape of the local marshland.Ceiling Detail in Foyer

Halfway up the main staircase, sunlight streams in through the colorful prisms of an original stained glass window. There are 6 fireplaces in total, including one in each of the large bedrooms and a spectacular mother of pearl inlaid mantelpiece in the music room.

Special decorative details can be found in each room throughout the house. The front bedroom has a generous window seat from which to enjoy the pageantry of colorful Gingko leaves in the Fall, as well as a hand-stenciled, gilded ceiling. The Master bedroom reveals a portrait gallery, large romantic shutters and an ornate gilded frieze with a garland motif. Also upstairs, an Asian-themed sitting room beckons with a decorative, trompe l’oeil border of delicately painted birds.

Spacious, inviting bathrooms have been updated and outfitted with luxurious details including authentic nickel-plated spa jets and sunflower shower heads imported from London . The marble master bath includes an inviting, over-sized claw-footed soaking tub.

While it’s many splendid original details make this a historic show place, it’s a home that will easily adapt to the vision and lifestyle of its future owners. Grand living and entertaining rooms await joyful celebrations and gracious living, and perhaps even a new kind of love story.

This special property is offered for sale at  $1,090,000.

For further details or a personal tour contact John@MrWilliamsburg.com or call him at 757 254 8136.

You can read the report for submission to the Historic Register here : pd-gwaltney-jr-house

Eagle Harbor Neighborhood Spotlight Isle of Wight

Stylecraft Homes is now offering a neighborhood of Craftsmen Style homes in Eagle Harbor, Isle of Wight VA only a few miles from Newport New, Northrup Grumman, Langley Air Force Base, Fort Eustis, Fort Monroe and many other parts of Hampton Roads
These new design four bedroom homes are priced from the mid $300’s and  offer two car garages, gracious front porches, formal rooms and much more .
Best of all they are located in Eagle Harbor where residents will enjoy a $1.7 million waterpark all summer long. As well as a clubhouse , five acre lake with piers for fishing,a nine hole putting golf course, outdoor skating rink,just outside your back door.

Eagle Harbor, Isle of Wight Virginia has now been selected “Community Of The Year” three times by the Peninsula Housing & Builders Association ( PHBA)  Its charm encompasses not only the quality and diversity of homes featured in this unique community, but also in the lifestyle that is experienced by those choosing to live here.

Newport News and downtown Norfolk just a short drive away. In the center of Eagle Harbor in Isle of Wight is Celebration Park, where families and friends come together. Meet your neighbors here, or go fly a kite on the grassy banks of Eagle Lake. Play a round of Garden Golf™, or make a splash at the pool.

The quality homes at Eagle Harbor are a cut above the rest. Along quaint streets lined with sidewalks and streetlamps, traditional architectural details make way for innovative floor plans you simply will not find in other neighborhoods.

Single family homes range in price from the low $300s to over $674,500. Condominiums start in the low $200s.  Home sizes range from 1200 square foot condos to 4200 square foot detached homes.

Sold home Statistics for Eagle Harbor in Isle of Wight: The price range last 12 months for detached homes in Eagle Harbor ranges from $267,000 to $570,000. The average days on market was 220 days. The average price for square foot was $139.37. The average square footage was 2866. The ratio from list price to sale price was 96%

The price range in the  last 12 months for atached homes/ condos sold in Eagle Harbor ranged from $208,990 to $320,900. The average days on market was 153 days. The average price for square foot was $148.99. The average square footage was 1722. The ratio from list price to sale price was 100%