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New Kent Winery Sold

Six years after sprouting up in New Kent County, a local winery has changed hands.

Joe and Jo Anna Dombroski bought the New Kent Winery near the Club at Viniterra golf course last month from developer Boddie-Noell Enterprises. It caps a five-year Virginia vineyard search for the Dombroskis, a husband and wife who said they got the thirst for their own winery while living in Europe about six years ago.

“We had the opportunity to live in Italy overlooking a vineyard, and we knew this was something we would like to do,” Jo Anna Dombroksi said. “It was a family dream.”

The Dombrokis took over operations at the vineyard on Sept. 8. They bought the winery’s 150 acres for $1 million, but the couple said the full price for the business and the land will exceeded that figure.

They declined to divulge a precise cost for the winery, citing a confidentiality agreement.

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Richmond VA Parade of Homes 2014

Whether you’re considering purchasing or building a new home, you’ll find what you need at the 63rd annual Richmond VA Parade of Homes. Each year, this event has grown in popularity and has become Richmond’s premier showcase of new homes. This year is no exception as you can tour 70 new homes located throughout the Greater Richmond VA area including the Counties of Henrico, Hanover, King William, New Kent, Chesterfield, Powhatan, and the City of Richmond. This is your best opportunity to see every type of new home imaginable, showcasing the latest in designs, construction techniques and materials, at prices ranging from the $190’s to $1,450,000. Plus, you can take advantage of touring the remodeled home to see how you can modernize your existing home.

Download the planbook here

View map here

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This event is presented by the Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR), a non-profit trade association founded in 1946 and an affiliate of the Home Builders Association of Virginia and the National Association of Home Builders. HBAR members include builders, developers, remodelers, Realtors®, mortgage lenders, suppliers, subcontractors, and many others that relate to the residential construction industry.

More info here

Stalled New Kent Development moving forward.

A developer is jump-starting a stalled development with a $22 million plan.

John Adamson, acting as Maidstone Village LLC, is acquiring Maidstone, a mixed-use development in New Kent County, VA that faltered through lack of financing, bankruptcy and ultimately foreclosure. Adamson will downsize the project but maintain previous owner Grosjean “John” Crump’s vision of a traditional English village that puts government buildings, schools and churches within walking distance.

“I think that John Crump had an admirable vision for the project, and I think he definitely wanted to leave a positive footprint on New Kent with this particular development,” Adamson said. “We’re putting a slight twist on what he initially had envisioned.”image

The new plans call for about 50 single-family homes, down from the original 70 townhouses Crump had planned, and 50,000 square feet of commercial space on New Kent Highway. Joyner Commercial’s Jon Beckner, who brokered the Maidstone purchase on Adamson’s behalf, expects the development to cost about $22 million.

Talks are ongoing with Virginia Beach-based J.F. Schoch Building Corp. to build the houses at Maidstone. Schoch will buy the individual lots before construction. The finished homes are projected to sell for $195,000 to $235,000

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New Kent County takes steps to force Farms of New Kent into foreclosure

A portion of a New Kent County real estate development, still trying to pick up steam after the downturn, could be headed to auction. New Kent Vineyards, near Exit 211 off Interstate 64, is a partially developed 2,500-acre plan that includes the Club at Viniterra golf course and the New Kent Winery. It was conceived amid the real estate boom, when many developers rushed to the rural county as the next bedroom community for Richmonders.

The county is eyeing about 180 acres that make up the commercial section of New Kent Vineyards as the parcels’ owner is behind on millions of dollars in infrastructure bond payments.

After more than two years without payment, the county this month took the initial steps to potentially force the property to auction. It hired local law firm Sands Anderson to post public notice that the Farms of New Kent LLC, tied to developer Nathan Shor and a partner, is delinquent on the bond payments. This action only applies to the Farms of New Kent LLC which includes the commercial portions of Land Bay 4 and 5 and Land Bay 3 of New Kent Vineyards.  

Although the golf course, winery and some homes are up and running, residential has been slow to develop there,  the commercial piece has sat largely dormant.

Do note that Land Bay 1 which includes the winery, the golf course and the Viniterra residential community is under separate ownership and not affiliated with Farms of New Kent LLC.   They are current on their CDA assessment payments that are referenced in the article below.  Any action taken by the County or the Bondholders against the commercial properties has no legal bearing on the Land Bay 1 properties.

About 750,000 square feet of commercial space is envisioned for the acreage, which sits near the development’s New Kent Winery.

Should it get as far as an auction, proceeds would be used to repay what’s owed to bondholders, made up mostly of institutional investors.

But both the county and the developer are looking for a more positive resolution.

“Everybody’s hope is the development continues to improve,” said Dan Siegel, an attorney with Sands Anderson representing the county. “We’re trying to be as helpful as possible to make sure this works. But when it comes down to it, we have to collect [the bond payments].”

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Classics On The Green @ New Kent Winery

classics on the green new kent wineryEnjoy  a day of fun, wine and classic automobiles as New Kent Winery, the Central Virginia British Car Club, and Classic Automotive Events of Virginia present the 28th Annual Classics on the Green Festival.
Over 250 classic automobiles will be on display throughout the day, including Rolls Royce, Bentley Motorcars, MGB, vintage race cars and many more.
Along with the displays of classic and vintage automobiles, there will be a variety of food and shopping vendors to enjoy. Located on the grounds of the picturesque New Kent Winery, this event also offers tastings from 4 different Virginia wineries, highlighting the best of Virginia.

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Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the gate. Tickets for Car Show Only (no wine) are $10, and children under 12 are free. Let your friends and family know about this festival; it makes a great opportunity to get together.

Want To Go ?

Date: September 16, 2012, at
New Kent Winery in New Kent County, Virginia
"Rain or Shine"

Directions

Centrally located between Colonial Williamsburg and Richmond, the New Kent Winery is exceptionally accessible to anyone traveling or living in central Virginia or eastern Virginia.

Address: 8400 Old Church Road, New Kent, Virginia 23124

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased both at the New Kent Winery and online at:

CLASSICS ON THE GREEN Online Ticket Sales

More info here

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Four Seasons @ New Kent Vineyards Celebrates Clubhouse Grand Opening.

The Four Seasons at New Kent Vineyards—is the area’s newest Active Adult community. The first section of the neighborhood will include 155 low-maintenance homes designed for those age 55 and better. Folks are invited to the grand opening of the Four Seasons Clubhouse this weekend…

The Four Seasons community will also include numerous amenities perfectly suited to the Active Adult lifestyle. The clubhouse will offer a fitness center, and gathering areas. Walking trails throughout the neighborhood will provide a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Residents of The Four Seasons will also have access to the new Rees Jones-designed golf course at New Kent Vineyards, as well as the award-winning New Kent Winery.

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Read more about Four Seasons @ New Kent Vineyard  community here

 

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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

New Kent Development Going to Auction

Parts of New Kent Courthouse Village, a partially-built $30 million mixed-use development modeled after a traditional English village,are set to go foreclosure auction after filing for  Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in October 2011

The banks that lent money on the project are EVB, Essex Bank and Colonial Virginia Bank.

Lenders are foreclosing and auctioning off the residential and commercial portions of the development, which stalled as the economy took a free-fall.

The existing businesses aside from the restaurant are not a part of these actions.

New Kent Courthouse Village was created by John Crump , New Kent County’s former commissioner of the revenue. It has been in the works for eight years.

Initial court filings showed the development owes $1 million to Colonial Virginia Bank and hundreds of thousands to individuals, including Crump.

The developer company that created New Kent Village is owned 50/50 by Crump and his uncle L. Drexel Crump, who lives in Florida.

Crump, had envisioned a community like one would find in England. He even sent the architect to England to experience the “Village experience” which would include a church, government building, school and green space all within walking distance.

new kent village building[2]Unfortunately the economy isn’t allowing Crump’s vision to move forward and Tranzon Fox will conduct a  Foreclosure Auction for a 3.14± acre, partially developed site known as Preservation Park. It is immediately adjacent to the New Kent County government complex and  part of the New Kent Village development. The parcel is composed of nine planned development pads, one of the pads contains the currently operating restaurant, the Rose & Crown Tavern, and another contains a partially completed commercial building. Most of the parking is in place.

The  Rose and Crown  restaurant is in a restored 1810 house . Outside the restaurant is a restored smokehouse for curing meats and a restored log kitchen, which was developed as a museum with help from the Virginia Historic Society.

image[6]The  1500 square foot partially completed commercial building is adjacent to the restaurant . Public water and sewer are in place for phase one and available for phase two. I believe this was built to house a Glassblower/ retail store..

Most of the parking lot work is complete.

Auction/Sale date and time

4/03/12 @ 1:30 PM ET at the New Kent Courthouse, New Kent VA.

Original Site plan for the 3.14 acre parcel (Preservation Park)

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The second parcel that is being auctioned by Colonial Virginia Bank  is a 9 acre parcels that was slated to become the Maidstone community. A model home sits at the front but no other homes were ever built. It was subdivided into 71 lots but could be re-subdivided. The roadwork is partially completed with curb/ gutter in but no paving was completed.

Plans were in place to build very high quality , energy-efficient single family detached homes,  townhomes, and carriage homes. The model home was built with an accessory apartment that was allowed by code to be rented out by a homeowner. An interesting feature that could bring in a future rental income stream for residents.

maidstone , new kent village model homeOf course quality has a cost and Crump could not find buyers for the homes which ranged in price from $225k for a 1200 sq. foot model to $325k for a 2256 square foot detached home. The homes were to feature 6” exterior walls, 50 year roof shingles, hardiplank siding, extensive interior trim, Anderson windows, granite countertops, 9 foot  ceilings, hardwood floors and a host of features not typically found in homes at this price range.

I think if this development had been built in Williamsburg it would have sold like hotcakes but most New Kent buyers were opting for lower cost homes with much more square footage.

The bank  sale is scheduled for March 29, 2012 @ 10AM at the development site.

This parcel is 9.031 Acres and contains was recorded as 71 Lots; It could be Re-Subdivided; Colonial Virginia Bank was the lender on this property and is leading the foreclosure proceedings.

Site plan

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Within the New Kent Village development are  26,000 square feet of commercial space that is built and occupied. The businesses already open in New Kent Village are : Active Life Fitness, Colonial Virginia Bank, Chickahominy Family Practice, Maidstone Market, Stay and Play Daycare, Rose & Crown Restaurant, New Kent Insurance Agency,  Maidstone Dental, . None of these are part of the sales and will continue to operate…

Location map of New Kent Village

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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