• 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

New magazine launches in Williamsburg VA

Want to discover the  best-kept secrets of the greater Williamsburg, Va. area ?

imageThe Local Scoop magazine has just launched with the first issue hitting stands November 2015.

Stephanie Heinatz ,former newspaper journalist, professional writer and entrepreneur is the newly named Editor of the Williamsburg edition.

Heinatz, founder of Consociate Media, a Virginia-based public relations and consulting firm, cut her teeth as a newspaper journalist. Whether working on assignment in her own hometown, or in the remote areas of East Africa or war-torn Iraq, Heinatz chased one thing – the story.

“Stories are the most powerful way to reach people, to inspire people, to enact change for good in our world,” Heinatz said. “When you look at what The Local Scoop has set out to do, it’s just that.”

Heinatz said she’s inspired herself by McFadden, who described the goals of the magazine to become an economic driver for our communities, couched in a lifestyle format.

 

The inaugural Williamsburg edition  includes a Williamsburg food and wine crawl, holiday fashion spread, tips for gift giving to unique charitable groups in greater Williamsburg through the year’s most giving season, a feature on the emerging IMPACT 100 group, a one-on-one with Williamsburg Winery’s Matthew Meyer and a look at how Williamsburg has grown from its roots as a charming colonial tourist stop to one that boasts amenities of any modern mecca.

 

Read the full digital edition here.

Brass Cannon Brewery moving closer to Williamsburg..

Have you noticed the building going up on Mooretown Rd in the photo below ?

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And now the Big News!
Brass Cannon will be moving to a brand new building at 5476 Mooretown Road. They are  also be upgrading from a 4 barrel brewing system up to 20 barrels. and their new tasting room will be about 3 times the size of the current one. Projected opening date for the new location is March 2016 but the  Toano location will be open until the switch over.

The new  tasting room will be nearly 3 times the size of the current one, and will have both bar and table seating as well as plans for an outdoor beer garden area.

In these endeavors, location is key. Brass Cannon wanted a space that was closer to town than they are now, and readily accessible for guests.  The new location  lands them very close to Alewerks Brewing Company. BCB sees this as an opportunity for collaboration, and the combined presence of both breweries should be a positive thing for consumers and serve as a greater drawing power to get both locals and tourists out enjoying delicious beer.

 

Brass Cannon will be throwing a party at the brewery on Saturday, December 12. Good times and $1 off pints will be flowing from opening time at noon until at least 11pm.

Kickstarter Campaign
To help with the expansion, BCB is  running a Kickstarter campaign. Funds raised will go primarily towards improvements to the new tap room. Details and a lovely video are at their campaign site.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/946749068/brass-cannon-brewing-expansion

 

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Virginia-The Oyster Capital of the East Coast

Oysters are celebrated all along Virginia’s Coastal Region including two major annual oyster festivals.

Each November, the lovely town of Urbanna, found on the Rappahannock River, throws the country’s largest and longest-running oyster festival called the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The town’s streets are closed to vehicle traffic and become filled with oyster booths, seafood dishes, music and crafts. The festival highlight is the oyster shucking contest which draws spectators from around the world.

Each November, the lovely town of Urbanna, found on the Rappahannock River, throws the country’s largest and longest-running oyster festival called the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth!

Come by BOAT or come by LAND and enjoy everything oyster and more!  The charming Town of Urbanna closes it’s streets for this big celebration of oysters and the heritage that surrounds it.

Over 50 food vendors with of course, OYSTERS!!  Raw, Steamed, Roasted, Rockefeller, Fried, Stewed, but also lots of festival food fare as well.

Unique Arts and Crafts along Community Row takes you the town marina to see historical boats and exhibits on the conservation of the bay, watermen and the oyster industry.

7:00 pm on Friday is the Fireman Parade and 2:00 pm on Saturday is the Oyster Festival Parade, home town fun with the shiners, marching bands, cool cars, beauty queens and floats.

Check out the historic 1766 Old Tobacco Warehouse/Scottish Factor Store museum, learn all about the history of oysters and boats and the Mitchell Map

In the village find the Antique Auto Show, children’s activities and music concerts!

Don’t miss the Oyster Shucking Contest on Saturday behind the Firehouse.  Somebody has to eat those shucked oysters – be in the audience!

Local Virginia Wine Tastings and boutique oyster samples from local Rappahannock River Oysters available for 21 years old and over for $10 on Friday and Saturday.

Admission Fee: Parking Fee $10/Friday and $20/Saturday $2/Water Taxi

Dates/Time:
Friday, November 06, 2015 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Saturday, November 07, 2015 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM)

 

Directions

 

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Other Upcoming Virginia Oyster Festivals

Urbanna – Nov. 6, 7 – Urbanna Oyster Festival

Wachapreague – Nov. 7 – Island House Oyster Roast

Saxis – Nov. 7 – Saxis Island Oyster Roast

Gloucester – Nov. 7 – TOGA Virginia Half-Shell Oyster Tasting

Warsaw – Nov. 8 – Fall Oyster Crawl on the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail

Suffolk – Nov. 8 – Passion for Paws Picnic, Whiskers Wine Tasting, & Oyster Roast

Topping – Nov. 14 – From the Rappahannock, For the Rappahannock: Oysters for Life

Lancaster – Nov. 14 – MBW Museum Oyster Roast: Shuckin’ & Jivin’ on the Lancaster Green

Machipongo – Nov. 14 – Merroir & Terroir – Oyster Extravaganza

Afton – Nov. 14 – 15 – Oyster Roast at Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery

Melfa – Nov. 14 – Oysters a la Carte

Reedville – Nov. 14 – Reedville Fishermen’s Museum Oyster Roast

Newport News – Nov. 14 – Virginia Living Museum Oyster Roast

Onancock – Nov. 20 – 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster & Wine Lovers’ Weekend

Machipongo – Nov. 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast

Chesapeake – Nov. 21 – Oyster & South Festival

Irvington – Nov. 21 – Taste by the Bay: Wine, Food, Arts & Ale

Cape Charles – Nov. 28 – Cape Charles Historical Society Oyster Roast

Heathsville – Dec. 5 – "Oysters and Oldies" Christmas Oyster Roast

Chincoteague Island – May 7 – Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

Chincoteague Island – Oct. 8 – Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival

Love Sport? Love Art? Love music?

The City of Williamsburg, a known "bicycling community" and a designated "Bike Friendly Community" by The League of American Bicyclists, is a perfect location for Spoke & Art, a one-week long combination sport, art and culinary event that will take place on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on Francis Street (formerly the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum) beginning today through Sunday, September 27, 2015. 326 West Francis Street in Colonial Williamsburg. image

Under the Spoke & Art tent you will find a pop-up sports bar, The HandleBar, with a big screen TV to watch the races in real-time; fresh, local restaurant food and beverage for purchase and a gallery of sports paintings, sculptures and photography curated by John Lee Matney, owner of Linda Matney Art Gallery, plus a large display of Las Bicicletas bicycle sculptures in three sizes to purchase and enjoy.

Come out for lunch everyday and watch the race LIVE.

There are many more events like morning yoga sessions, business night, and the Williamsburg Celebrates Art Contemporary Artisans Show. A list of all the events can be found at www.spoke-n-art.com.

Spoke & art kickoff night

Monday 9/21 from 5-9 PM

 

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Live music by The Hark.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from the Dog Street Pub.

More events here

Spend a lovely afternoon touring gorgeous new homes, viewing work from local artists, & enjoying complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres!

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Liz Moore & Associates and the Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery have teamed up to bring you Williamsburg’s first ever New Home + Art Tour on Sunday, July 26th from 1- 5 pm. Spend a lovely afternoon touring gorgeous new homes in Fords Colony viewing work by local artists, & enjoying complimentary wine & light hors d’oeuvres. Click here to download a map of participating properties.

 

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Class registration opens soon for Christopher Wren Association-2015

The Christopher Wren Association for Lifelong Learning has just released its fall 2015 catalogue of classes in advance of fall registration, which begins July 21.The Christopher Wren Association for Lifelong Learning has just released its fall 2015 catalogue of classes in advance of fall registration, which begins July 21.

CWA, a College of William &  Mary program was founded in 1991 by two retired educators, Wayne Kernodle from William and Mary and Ruth Kernodle from Christopher Newport University. In its first semester, enrollment was 105. Today, enrollment has increased to over 1400 members

There are over 100 courses from which to choose – with subjects ranging from Computer Labs/Lectures to Religion & Philosophy – to American History, Art, Music & Film. A typical class might be “The Music of Duke Ellington” or “Conversational Italian” – or it might be “The Holocaust from a Victim’s Perspective” or “Greenhouse Gas Emissions: how to eliminate and reduce them.” Actually, there is no typical class. The subjects are as unique as the instructors who teach them and the members who enroll. Courses are taught by volunteer instructors from William and Mary faculty, both current and emeritus, as well as instructors from the Association’s membership and the community at large. Additional offerings include the “Town and Gown” series of special guest lecturers and special event trips for an additional charge.

Registration for classes opens on July 21st, 2015. Admission is open to any adult who is able to take daytime classes, and tuition for a semester is $100. Interested parties can request a catalogue and register here.

Even though its membership is robust, CWA  is always looking for new members. Besides, who doesn’t want to keep up with current events, continue their personal growth, and have fun learning something new? Or, at the other end of the spectrum, impart wisdom from a successful career?

Learn more about the Christopher Wren Association for Lifelong Learning at http:// www.wm.edu/cwa/

Top Williamsburg VA Real Estate Brokers-June 2015

The numbers are in for June 2015 in the Williamsburg Virginia real estate market. . Year to date for 2015 our office (Liz Moore and Associates) has a commanding lead in market share with over 16% of the market.

Not to brag but our company’s listings and sales were greater than  the combined listings and  sales of  six area real estate brokerages : KIngsmill Realty, Fords Colony Realty, REMAX Capital , Century 21 Nachman, Twiddy Realty & Coldwell Banker Traditions,  who were the 6th-10th place finishers in sales in the Williamsburg VA real estate market year to date in 2015

In second place is Long and Foster,  third place is William E Wood and Associates followed by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services ( previously Prudential)

 

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Note sales number above are from the Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors (WAAR) MLS numbers,  It reflects sales for Residential real estate : (Single Family Detach, Attached/Condo/Townhome, Condo, Townhouse), Lots and Land: within the zip codes of 23188,23185 and 23168.

 

If you’re a Williamsburg or Hampton Roads VA Home seller who has been wondering if it might finally be time to sell, email me a tJohn@MrWilliamsburg.com or call 757 254 8136 , and I can prepare a complimentary analysis of market value for you – you just may be pleasantly surprised.

STAR SPANGLED NIGHTS AT BUSCH GARDENS KICKS OFF FRIDAY WITH EXTENDED FIREWORKS

– Busch Gardens® celebrates America with a bang during a patriotic summer spectacular, Star Spangled Nights, every Friday, Saturday and  Sunday, July 3 through Sept. 6, 2015. Guests can enjoy patriotic themes throughout the park during the day. The sky lights up at night with fireworks choreographed to a moving original soundscape. Unique merchandise and culinary offerings blend seamlessly with rich musical traditions, creating a fun red, white and blue event that can only be found at Busch Gardens.

This Friday and Saturday, guests will enjoy an extended fireworks show in honor of the July 4 weekend.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg® celebrates America with a bang during a patriotic summer spectacular, Star Spangled Nights, every Friday, Saturday and  Sunday, July 3 through Sept. 6, 2015.

July 4th Independence Day Celebration-2015- Williamsburg VA

 

july 4th williamsburg va fireworksThere’s no better place to celebrate independence than the town where so much history was made.(Williamsburg VA)  Bring your family and spend the holiday with us this July 4th.

As darkness falls, high flying aerial fireworks visible from much of the Historic Area in Williamsburg celebrate our nation’s birthday. The best places to see these spectacular fireworks are from Market Square, Palace Green, or the Public Hospital grounds. Parking is available at the Visitor Center but, due to heavy traffic, shuttle bus service to the Historic Area is not available from 8:45 until 10:45. Shuttle bus service is available with or without tickets on the 4th of July.

Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m., and a whole day of special programming precedes them.

LIGHT UP YOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY AT AMERICA’S BIRTHPLACE

Join us in Williamsburg for a vibrant and patriotic Fourth of July celebration. With a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, a leisurely picnic in the Palace Garden and a dazzling display of fireworks—you’ll want to come early and stay late into the evening.

INDEPENDENCE DAY IN “THE REVOLUTIONARY CITY”

Begin your Independence Day celebration with our special morning militia muster in “The Revolutionary City” and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. Spend your afternoon touring the city before the  evening Independence Day Celebration.  Our stunning fireworks display—and your participation with glow sticks—finishes out the night.

JULY 4TH, 2015 EVENT SCHEDULE, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG VA

Colonial Williamsburg’s programs begin with “Salute to the States” at 10 a.m. on July 4 on Market Square behind the Courthouse. A special militia muster in commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of our nation salutes the 13 original colonies. The Fifes and Drums perform, flags of each state are displayed, and music and cannons celebrate the event.

The Declaration of Independence is our nation’s founding document and announces a vision of a new society in which “all men are created equal.” A special interpretation at noon at the Capitol gives voice to “the People’s” document.

During “Music for the Fireworks” at 8 p.m. behind the Courthouse on Market Square, Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums perform a concert of patriotic music. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. and can be enjoyed on Palace Green or from Market Square.

Parking is available at the Visitor Center. Due to heavy traffic, shuttle bus service to the Historic Area is not available between 8:45 and 10:45 p.m. Shuttle bus service is available with or without Colonial Williamsburg admission tickets.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and park at the Visitor Center and take Colonial Williamsburg’s buses to the Historic Area. No ticket is required to enjoy this program.

Event Schedule July 4th, 2015

10 a.m.
Salute to the States behind the Courthouse

11 a.m.
Reading of the Declaration of Independence on Courthouse steps

11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Colonial Faire at various locations including tomahawk throwing, cannons, drills, 3-legged races, quoits, and crafts (admission ticket required)

1:30–3 p.m.
Colonial Auction at Market Square

5–9 p.m.
Historic Tavern dining available
Reservations required

8:15–8:45 p.m.
Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums Perform

8:45–9:15 p.m.
Illuminations of Market Square and Palace Green

9:10 p.m.
Salute to the Nation: A special tribute to our Armed Forces

9:20 p.m.
Fireworks begin

Parking and Transportation

Take advantage of free parking at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, where you can purchase admission tickets and use our shuttle bus service. Please note that the pedestrian bridge to the Revolutionary City will be closed to traffic from 9:15 to 10 p.m.

Shuttle Schedule

9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Every half hour from the Visitor Center to all regular stops

8–9 p.m.
Express service ONLY from the Visitor Center to the Palace stop

9–11 p.m.
NO SERVICE*

11 p.m.
Regular service to all stops

Free Movies in Colonial Williamsburg start June 14,2015

Enjoy FREE movies each summer Sunday evening outdoors on Prince George Street in Colonial Williamsburg. . Movies start  June 14, 2015 and run through August.

Many thanks to the folks at  Blue Talon Bistro with help from the City of Williamsburg, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and local businesses for making this happen.

Are you feeling motivated yet?  Well, good.  Dust off your lawn chair, grab the kids and come down to Prince George Street every Sunday night – starting June 14 with "Maleficent"!

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2015 Summer Sunday Movie Schedule

  • June 14: Maleficent
  • June 21: Paddington Bear
  • June 28: Into the Woods
  • July 5: The Box Trolls
  • July 12: Alexander and the Terrible, No-Good, Really Bad Day
  • July 19: THE GRINCH – XMAS IN JULY!! (Toys for Tots fundraiser)
  • July 26: Hook (Robin Williams)
  • Aug 2: Big Hero 6
  • Aug 9: To Have & Have Not – Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart
  • Aug 16: Cinderella
  • Aug 23: Planes: Fire & Rescue
  • Aug 30: Hunger Games: MockingJay

Xanterra to sell Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg VA

Kingsmill Club members received this notice of Xanterra’s decision to sell the Resort.

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Dear Club at Kingsmill Member –

Please be advised that the owner of Kingsmill Resort, Xanterra Kingsmill, has made the decision to list the Resort for sale.  Despite this news, please be assured that it will remain business as usual at the Resort, which includes the Resort providing all of the services and amenities related to the Club at Kingsmill. Please note that in the event of an ultimate sale of the Resort, the purchaser would acquire title to the Resort subject to the terms and conditions of the existing Membership Plan, the related Rules and Regulations, and that Membership Agreement between you and Xanterra then in effect.  If there are any specific concerns you may have, please feel free to contact me directly and I will try and address.  In the meantime, please know that the Resort staff will continue to provide all services and meet all obligations that it may have in connection with the Club at Kingsmill notwithstanding the listing of the Resort for sale.

Wayne Nooe

General Manager/VP of Sports & Club Operations

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Traffic Alert -Run for the dream this weekend in Williamsburg VA

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, and Sunday, May 31, 2015, Williamsburg will host the fourth annual Run For The Dream 8K & Half Marathon to benefit the Achievable Dream Academy.

To ensure runner and pedestrian safety, the City of Williamsburg Police Department will manage changes in traffic patterns and reroute traffic for the race. Motorists should expect traffic delays and drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes to their destination.

Both races will start at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center and finish on the campus of the College of William & Mary. Primary roads of the course include: Bypass 60, Capital Landing, Colonial Williamsburg, Scotland, Richmond, York, S. England, Newport, S. Boundary, and Jamestown.

Click the link below for specific traffic notification information:

Run for the Dream Traffic Impact 2015

 

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Stop the power lines-Save the James

A message from : National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Down to the Wire team has been hard at work and on the move, letting Virginia — and the nation — know about Dominion Virginia Power’s plan to put high-voltage power lines across the beautiful, historic James River. Last week, we took the campaign to Jamestown — the birthplace of our country, and an area that would be directly impacted by these power lines.

The third episode of their #DownToTheWire  video series puts you in the middle of the action at Jamestown Landing Day, near the site where Dominion Virginia Power is proposing to construct power lines. We talked with visitors and asked them what makes it so special to them — and their heartfelt answers show just how much their experience would change if Dominion goes through with its short-sighted plan.

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With the river sparkling behind them and history all around, visitors signed our petition, urging Dominion to seriously consider other options. Can you help us add even more signatures? Share the petition with your friends and family so they can join us in asking Dominion to do the right thing — because the James River should be preserved for everybody.

Thank you,

The James River Team at the National Trust

Free admission for Military to Colonial Williamsburg for Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Tomorrow through Monday, May 22-25. 2015 — Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission tickets to active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, national guardsmen and their immediate dependents. 

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The “Honoring Service to America” ticket provides admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City, including the daily “Revolution in the Streets” program, the Capitol and the Governor’s Palace, 30 historic trades sites and the military encampment, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and Bassett Hall, the Williamsburg home of founder John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. The tickets also include an Orientation Walk, a tour that provides an overview of Colonial Williamsburg and its restoration, free shuttle bus service to and from the Regional Visitor Center, a viewing of the movie, “Williamsburg: the Story of a Patriot,” and free parking at the Visitor Center.

The service member need not be present, and free “Honoring Service to America” tickets will be provided to dependent family members of currently deployed troops with appropriate identification. Military veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, form DD 214, as identification of service. These weekend-long admission tickets are available at the Visitor Center. 

A Memorial Day commemorative program begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25 on the Palace Green. Wreaths will be placed at the Palace, Bruton Parish Church and the French gravesite to honor those interred on or near those sites from the American Revolution, the Civil War and other conflicts. A procession with Fife and Drum support will begin at the Palace and proceed to each site, where prayers will be recited and volleys fired. This service is free and open to the public.

More info here

New homes update from Mr Williamsburg

Introducing The Kenmore Park!

Single level living in an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, granite counters, and custom cabinetry. Master suite with luxury bath and large walk-in closet.  Finished bonus room.  Located in The Oaks at Fenton Mill. Tucked away in a serene community of rolling woods, spacious half to two acre home sites, and a sprawling recreational area for residents, the Oaks at Fenton Mill is one of Williamsburg’s best kept secrets. Offered at $458,000.

Open Fri., Sat., Sun. 1 – 5pm

Oaks at Fenton Mill

Watch Oaks at Fenton Mill Aerial Video

Download the Floor Plan

Featured Community

Monticello Woods is centrally located just off the Monticello corridor, in the heart of town and one of the most desirable locations in the County. The neighborhood is just minutes to shopping and all conveniences, as well as the Mid County park complex (home to Kidsburg, walking trails and lighted athletic fields), the Williamsburg National Golf Course, and the Virginia Capitol Bike Trail. The community, which borders historic Powhatan Creek, also features 50 acres of community property, including its own clubhouse and pool, hiking trails, and several ponds.

The brand new model is 90% complete – stop by and visit on weekends from 1-4.

Monticello Woods

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Westport at Ford's Colony

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Featured Listing

This luxurious, new, five bedroom colonial home is located in Westport, Ford’s Colony’s newest neighborhood. Features include 10 ft ceilings, custom trim package, hardwood floors, open kitchen, custom raised panel cabinets, granite counter tops, spacious master suite, and more on 4+ acres of privacy!

OPEN SAT AND SUNDAYS from 1-4pm

 
 
Featured Builder

As a third-generation woodworker, Jeff, of J.H. Fisher Construction, began showing an interest in building while he was still a young child.  "Some of my earliest memories are of my father’s woodshop," says Jeff of his childhood days in Chatham, which included learning how to do dovetail joinery and building some of the best forts in the neighborhood. "My forts had skylights, were waterproof, and had screened windows," recalls Jeff.  Looking back, Jeff realizes that he gets the same sense of satisfaction from building today that he did as a child. "In a nutshell, it’s about passion," says Jeff. "To me, that word encompasses everything that is important about building. When people are able to follow their dreams, it shows." Read More About J.H. Fisher Construction

J.H. Fisher Construction

 
 
 

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Check out our new interactive new homes journal, and flip through the pages featuring our newest listings in an easy to browse format! Subscribe to one or more of our magazines, and they will be delivered FREE to your inbox once a month, dynamically uploading the latest issues.

 

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Happenings in Williamsburg VA May 11-17-2015

Kingsmill Championship
May 11 – 17

Come see the best women golfers in the world play at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia in the 2015 LPGA Kingsmill Championship. 

Family Fun Fest
May 16, 11 am – 4 pm

Enjoy petting animals, inflatable rides, hands-on activities, family entertainment with music and contests too! Touch-a-Truck is back for all ages! 

Runaway String Band
May 15, 7:30 pm

Brings together 4 long-time area musicians whose mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, old time, and swing music builds on the spirit of the old time string bands.

Williamsburg Womens Chorus 50th Anniversary concert
May 15, 7:30 pm

WWC celebrates its 50 years of choral music with a spring concert featuring two commissioned pieces for this event.

A Chefs Garden Tour & Tasting -Vegetable Variations
May 16, 10 am – 12 pm

Take a tour through our historic gardens; experience a tasting of historic flavors that come from our garden to your table.

Bridles & Bow Ties
May 16, 5 – 9 pm

Riverside Health System is proud to sponsor the Dream Catchers 8th Annual fundraising event. Event includes tours, riding demonstrations, cocktails, oysters and champagne.

Endangered Species Day at the VLM
May 15, 1 – 4 pm
View endangered species items from the museums non-live collection and enjoy crafts, 1-4 p.m.

Healthy, Wild and Well Day at the VLM
May 16, 10 am – 4 pm

This special day of health and wellness at the Virginia Living Museum highlights the importance, and fun, of healthy living! 

Salute to the Military Red, White and Blue 5K
May 16, 8:30 am

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, in partnership with local merchants and area military installations, invite military and civilian runners of all ages to participate in the 9th Annual Armed Forces Red, White and Blue 5K.

Art Workshop Water Media, Color, and Pattern with Vera Dickerson
May 14 – 16, 9 am – 4 pm
This special 4-day workshop will give attention to learning how to construct a strong, connected composition, how to break those rules we learned and take chances to make our art memorable and personal.

Regional Musical Traditions
May 14, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Explore the differences between music of the Tidewater, Piedmont, and back country regions of Virginia with visiting scholar and fiddler Nikos Pappas.

Artist Reception Art Wolz at York Hall
May 16, 11 am – 3:30 pm

Celebrate Spring Come and meet local artist, Art Wolz, and view his wood carving and water color demos. He will be demonstrating and print signing.

Choral Evensong
May 17, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

The beautiful service of Choral Evensong will be sung at Bruton Parish as part of the 300th anniversary celebrations of their historic church building. 

Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm

Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days.

Gone with the Wind Showing
May 17, 4:40 pm

The Kimball Theatre is hosting a special screening of Gone with the Wind as part of their Classic Film Series.

Smith and Wade
May 16, 7 pm

Enjoy an evening of live music featuring Dick SMITH and Cabot WADE of the SMITH-WADE Band. Youll hear everything from acoustic ballads to Top 40.

Take Your Kid Mountain Biking
May 16, 9 am
Members of the Eastern Virginia Mountain Biking Association will be on hand to instruct on basic safety, skills and lead family friendly rides on the take your kid mountain biking segment of Kids to Parks Day.

Stargazing
May 16, 7:30 – 11:45 pm
Join the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy Stargazers for a night of wonder and discovery. Away from the city lights, the broad cliffs above the York River are perfect for observing planets, and other features in the night sky 

Tyke Hike
May 16, 10 am
Is your toddler ready to explore the woods and get in touch with the natural world? Join us on Kids to Parks day on a hike for 2-4 year old children to make friends with the outdoors.

Historic Organ Recital
May 16, 10 – 10:30 am

An informative and engaging organ recital will be given by Sarah Bland on the 18th-century English chamber organ in the Wren Chapel.

Candlelight Choral Concert
May 16, 8 – 9 pm

Choirs of Christ Church School, directed by Mark Parsons, will perform a varied program of choral music 

Candlelight Organ Recital
May 14, 8 – 9 pm

Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia, will perform


We are Westport-Meet the future residents.

Many of you have asked who is building in Fords Colony’s newest community.  We’d like to introduce you to the Weslowskis, who will be moving in within a few months.  Look for more Westport Neighbor profiles in the coming months, as sales have been brisk so far this Spring!  Stop in to see us at 3420 Westport on weekend afternoons –( From 1-4) the model is now finished, furnished, and looking great! DSC_0372 (Large)

 

Pat Wesolowski is the finance director of a small city outside Chicago. Her husband, Joe, has a woodworking business there. They both grew up in Chicago, and started dating in high school. When Joe joined the Navy Reserves, Pat went to the University of Illinois, and for more than 30 years — most of their married life — they have lived in the Chicago suburbs. So, deciding to leave the Windy City for a brand new community in Williamsburg was not easy. It was, however, pretty exciting.

“Our home in Westport [part of Ford’s Colony] will be one of the first ones completed, and that’s really exciting,” said Pat. “We’ll get to know the people who come in after us. In fact, we’ve already had dinner with the people who bought the lot next to us.”

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Pat and Joe’s choice of Westport as their retirement home was years in the making. It began around 2006, when they tired of the long and harsh Illinois winters, and started looking at places with more moderate weather.

“We didn’t want six months of winter anymore, but we still wanted a place that has four seasons,” Pat noted. She and Joe were familiar with Williamsburg from Joe’s one-year stint there with the Navy Reserves, and they liked it.“Williamsburg is a great location for us because it’s near the ocean and close to the mountains,” Pat said. “We love the small town feel of Williamsburg, and that it’s close to the bigger cities of Norfolk and Richmond.”

In a 2008 visit to Williamsburg, the couple stayed in a hotel located within Ford’s Colony. “It was our first exposure to that community,” said Pat. “We decided to pop into the sales office and take a tour of the existing homes and the neighborhood. We kind of fell in love with it.”

They didn’t make any decision then, but came back about six months later to take another look, checking out a new section of Ford’s Colony called Westport. “

There were only dirt roads and no utilities,” she said. “But the lots were marked and we found a beautiful 3.5 acre lot.”

Feeling a Little Leery. Westport home sites run 3.5 to 5 acres, and the community is dominated by preserved green space. Although Joe was gung-ho about living in a neighborhood with such large open spaces, Pat was leery at first. “We’ve been in a small subdivision outside of Chicago for 30 years, and we’ve never lived in a home with so much property,” she explained. However, the more she looked, the more Pat warmed to the idea.

“We fell in love with Westport’s openness and the big lot idea,” Pat said. “We liked that the covenants in Westport protect the wooded areas and limit the amount of lawn space. We will have privacy, but we’ll still be part of a neighborhood.

“ Pat also realized it would be easy to fit into the new community. “Westport will be new for everyone, and that will help to foster relationships,” she noted. “There are so many clubs and amenities that it will be easy to meet other people. Another plus for us is that Ford’s Colony has an HOA that is run by the owners themselves, and we like that owners are very involved with the community.

” Finding a Flexible Builder. The couple bought their lot in 2008-2009, but didn’t initiate the building process until this past year. Since they plan to stay in Chicago until their Westport home is ready, their first requirement was that their builder be comfortable working without a local owner.

“We only considered builders who are used to working long distance,” Pat said. “They know when the owners need to be on the site and when they can communicate by email.”

Their second condition was that the builder allow Joe to do a lot of the woodworking. “Joe wanted to do the wood floors, the kitchen cabinets, and the trim work for the house,” said Pat. “We needed to find a builder who was flexible enough to let him do that.”

The couple chose to work with Tim Contrucci, owner of Blackrock Builders, to create their two-level, 4- bedroom Cape. Construction began this year, and the home is already framed and roughed-in for plumbing and electricity. The Wesolowskis plan to fully retire and move in next spring.

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“We’ve never built a home before, just an addition,” said Pat. “But it has all worked out very well. The builder is great, and everyone has made it so easy for us. We have never felt rushed to make a decision, even when we were buying the lot, and that’s a nice feeling.”

Customizing Home Sweet Home. Working with Tim and designer Lisa Sawin, Pat and Joe designed their home to have “a nice-size kitchen,” a separate dining room, and a large butler’s pantry that includes space to keep small kitchen appliances out of sight.

Pat likes to cook, and can see herself doing more of it with her new kitchen space. Meanwhile, Joe is working on the kitchen cabinets. “They will be dark-stained walnut with a traditional styling,” Pat pointed out.

The home will have a first-floor master bedroom suite plus three bedrooms up. It will also have a second floor crafts room built in space that the couple originally planned would be for storage. “I like crafts,” Pat noted. “I used to do scrap booking and sometimes sewing. I’d like to get back into that.”

All told, the house will have about 4,100 square feet of finished space. A bonus room above the garage will be left unfinished for now.

The hardwood flooring will be quarter-sawn white oak, and made by Joe. Joe also will create the wood trims, inside and out. “It won’t be like anyone else’s. It will all be unique,” Pat said. She noted that Joe already has allocated 2 bays of their 3-car garage for woodworking.

The couple plans a deck and screened porch to overlook their small lawn and large, wooded back yard. “Westport requires managing storm water and we’ll have an underground tank for that water,” Pat added. “We are thinking of turning that into some type of water feature, maybe a small stream.”

Looking Ahead to Life in Westport. Pat and Joe aren’t golfers – Ford’s Colony’s championship course does attract many of them — but they do love the outdoors. “We have a boat, and may bring it with us to Westport,” Pat said. “There’s a creek at the back of the neighborhood and I could see Joe kayaking from there to the river.” The creek also offers canoeing and fishing. There is also a four acre parcel destined for future amenities within Westport.

Ford’s Colony also includes pools, tennis courts, walking trails, and picnic areas. All of that will be fun to share with the houseguests the Wesolowskis anticipate. “We expect our Chicago neighbors and friends will visit us, as well as our 27- year-old son and his girlfriend,” Pat said. She and Joe also look forward to seeing close friends who recently moved to Richmond.

Pat knows that it will be bittersweet leaving her longtime home, but she’s enthusiastic about beginning a new life in Ford’s Colony and Westport. “The people there seem to be from many different areas of the country, and I know we’ll get involved with the community,” Pat said, noting the community has a newcomer’s club. “We’ve met a lot of people who live in Ford’s Colony, and they all say we will love it.”

Read more about Fords Colony here

To further explore building a home or purchasing a lot at Westport or elsewhere in the Williamsburg VA, James City County, New Kent County areas contact  John@MrWilliamsburg.com or 757 254 8136.

 

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Chownings Tavern re-opens as Ale House in Colonial Williamsburg

Benjamin Franklin once said "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Returning guests to Chowning’s Tavern are going to be very happy indeed. Chowning’s opens for the season today, reimagined as an authentic 18th-century ale house with a new menu, hours and décor.

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Alewerks Brewing Company has created three craft beers based upon authentic beer recipes from the 18th century. Old Stitch, Dear Old Mum and a brand new selection are served along with other beers, Virginia wines, cocktails, root beer, soft drinks and other beverages. In the arbor garden behind the tavern, a full-service bar and dining tables overlook Market Square.
The interior of the tavern has also had a makeover. “Thanks to paint research, we know more about the interior finishes of taverns and similar structures. What we’ve found is that interiors were much brighter than we previously thought,” said Matt Webster, director of the Grainger Department of Historic Architectural Preservation. “So, we have repainted the interiors to better represent these findings. Using paint from Benjamin Moore’s WILLIAMSBURG color palette, the ceilings are painted hardwood putty, mimicking whitewash, and the woodwork is now a rich cream called bracken biscuit. The dark finish has been removed from the floor, which has been treated to look as if the boards are unfinished as they would have been, even though they do have a protective coating.”
A display cabinet inside the entrance to the ale house holds archaeological fragments from the excavations of tavern sites throughout the Historic Area.
“Our Historic Trades tinsmiths at the Anderson Armoury site have created tin wall sconces which add to the authentic look of the interior,” said Webster.
Chowning’s now opens daily at 11:30 a.m. and remains open until 11 p.m., with no reservations required. Menu changes include shepherd’s pie and light fare served all day, including pork sliders, flatbreads, corn chowder, trenchers and salads. Favorites such as Welsh rarebit are still found on the menu, as are Chowning’s famous desserts.
“We’re located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City,” said Seth Farrell, director of Historic Area hospitality operations. “We invite guests to stop in any time all day long, whether for a full meal, a refreshing drink or a dessert. The atmosphere at Chowning’s is informal and welcoming, but the authenticity of the tavern that people have come to love remains intact.”
On April 18, Chowning’s launches a new beer tasting event, “Beers in the ’Burg,” from 4-7 p.m. in the arbor garden. The featured brewer for the event is Alewerks Brewing Company. Guests will taste 10 different beers, including Old Stitch, Dear Old Mum and a third beer Alewerks created exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg. Tickets for the event are $25. For those who want to enhance the experience, light fare to accompany the beer tasting will be available for purchase during the event.
Additional Beers in the ’Burg tastings are tentatively scheduled for May 23, June 20, Aug. 8 and Sept. 19. Tickets are available at all Colonial Williamsburg ticket locations or by calling 855-296-6627 or online at colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/calendar/beers-burg/
Chowning’s Tavern is located at 109 E. Duke of Gloucester St. in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Free parking is available in the tavern parking lot located on Francis Street just west of Blair Street any time, or after 5 p.m. in the employee parking lot located on Franklin Street just east of Botetourt Street, accessible via Lafayette Street.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens March 27 for 2015 season

Busch Gardens®  Williamsburg VA opens March 27 for its 2015 season and is celebrating its 40th anniversary with free park tickets for anyone born in 1975. The three-day promotion kicks off March 27 and begins a season of events and celebrations in honor of Busch Gardens’ four decades of thrilling family entertainment.

imageThe free ticket offer is only available at Busch Gardens’ ticket window situated at the front of the park. People interested in taking advantage of the Busch Gardens free ticket offer must show a valid picture ID that indicates their year of birth.

On April 25, Busch Gardens will debut a 21st-century thrill coaster that stands alongside Griffon® and Verbolten® as marvels of modern engineering. Tempesto™ opens April 25 and is Busch Gardens’ newest thrill attraction. Tempesto’s three launch elements speed the train through the ride’s station house and past waiting guests at more than 60 miles per hour.

“Guests waiting to experience Tempesto will certainly feel its power as the coaster train races past them at highway speeds,” said Larry Giles, Busch Gardens’ vice president of engineering.

In addition to multiple launch elements that propel the train forward and backward through the station house, Tempesto’s riders will experience the ride’s signature loop-the-loop, featuring a high-speed inversion soaring 154 feet above the park. Tempesto details are included in a fact sheet provided at the end of this news release.

Busch Gardens has a full lineup of events planned for its 2015 season.

Roll Out The Barrel debuts March 27. This new live performance takes place inside Das Festhaus®. Live musicians, singers and dancers join high-flying acrobats in this interactive musical about intrepid brewers living in a small German village.

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival returns May 22 through June 28 with two new menus. The addition of Asia and The French Quarter kiosks expands the culinary cultural reach to 14 geographical regions.

Star Spangled Nights honors the country’s roots with fireworks, all-American food and patriotic décor. Fireworks light up the night’s sky every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 3 through Sept. 6.

Of course, Howl-O-Scream® and Christmas Town™ are returning later this year with new experiences for guests to enjoy.

Many more events are taking place throughout the year, including the special Elmo Rocks! live show this weekend, appearances by renowned animal expert Jack Hanna in April and a new Bier Fest this fall. Visit Buschgardens.com/events for a complete listing of Busch Gardens’ events.       

Now through March 31, the Williamsburg parks are offering a great deal on a 2-Park Fun Card. For just $75 — the same price as a one-day ticket to Busch Gardens — guests receive unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA through Sept. 7. The offer represents a 25 percent savings off the regular price of a 2-Park Fun Card. For more information, visit www.buschgardens.com/va.

Williamsburg ranked among the 50 best college towns in which to live in forever

College Ranker ranked two Virginia towns on its list of 50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever.”  Williamsburg VA was  43rd on a list and Charlottesville was #40.

College Ranker’s list highlights 50 college towns around the US that can provide a permanent home for college students after they have completed their collegiate experience. Every city and town in America with a college or university was considered and weighed, and these 50 were chosen based on metrics and statistics involving strength of local schools, vibrancy of the local economy, and family friendliness.

The full ranking can be viewed here:http://www.collegeranker.com/ranking/best-college-towns/

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Mackenzi Flannery, the article’s author, had this to say: "Hundreds of cities and towns hope to retain their students after graduation and incorporate their newly acquired skills into the local economy. It’s a competitive environment for attracting college graduates, and these 50 college towns have well positioned themselves to retain their local college students for a lifetime."

College towns like Williamsburg VA are great for more than just the time while you are in school. Many of them have a thriving economy and culture that make them perfect for a long-term commitment to the area. After you are done with your time on campus what factors become more important? Things like community, neighborhoods, schools, these important aspects become pivotal when choosing a place to reside.

Exquisite Dream home now for sale in Stonehouse, Toano VA

Big and Beautiful in Stonehouse

When E and M decided to build their dream home, they knew it had to be large enough to accommodate their elderly parents and have a layout that offered privacy, luxury, and all the amenities for entertaining. They also knew it had to be in Stonehouse, a Toano VA neighborhood located about 15 miles from Colonial Williamsburg.

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“We love this neighborhood. The people are friendly, it’s quiet, and there’s 50% green space here,” said E , noting he and M had lived in Stonehouse for years before building their home on Mill Pond Run. “When we decided to build a larger home so that our parents could live with us, I walked every lot available in Stonehouse to find the perfect property.” They finally found just the right lot: .88 acres with 3 acres of green space behind it, and a sloping yard to accommodate a walk-out basement.

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Luxury and Practicality. The 7 bedroom, 7.5-bath brick Cape Cod home that E and M built in 2006 is a combination of practical design and luxurious features. It is three-levels, with master bedroom suites on each floor to allow plenty of privacy for the couple and their parents. The house, which is handicap accessible, has separate heat/AC zones on each level. It also includes amenities for a healthy lifestyle, such as a full exercise room with multiple types of equipment, and an indoor lap pool with fit jets that allow swimming against the current.

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For recreation, the lower level of the 7,795-square-foot home includes a 6-seat media room, a den and full kitchenette, and a game room with slot machines, a billiards table, and table shuffleboard. Outside, there is a screened porch as well as several patio areas for relaxing around a stone fireplace, doing a little outdoor cooking, and dining al fresco at a table for 10 under a covered patio. The lushly landscaped yard—which includes a waterfall with colored lights — provides plenty of privacy.

Touches of whimsy. The home’s style is largely traditional, with 9- and 10-foot ceilings, crown molding, wainscoting and ceiling medallions, pocket doors, and traditional window treatments. But E and M also included some whimsical, personal touches. For example, a trip to Venice inspired the design of the upper level master bathroom, which includes columns, tiled arches, and a striking chandelier with colored glass. “I wanted a lot of colors in the house, but my mother didn’t,” E explained. “Instead, I decided to do mainly textures and patterns—such as pebble tiles in the shower—and get my colors though other items such as the chandelier.”

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E took a hands-on approach when he painted the ceiling in the media room to look like the sky. “We have side lights in the room for when you aren’t watching the movie, and up lights that shine on the sky painting when the movie is on,” E noted.

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Bring on the cooks. The gourmet kitchen was designed for a cook, and both E and M have skills. “We both like to cook and do grilling and traditional dinner cooking,” E noted. Not so traditional are the dog treats that they make for their twin Schnauzers, Maggie and McDuff, as well as the local humane society. The kitchen includes an island with seating as well as a big table with upholstered chairs. “It’s easy to entertain there, and it’s as comfortable as the dining room,” said E.

Living Smart. The house is wired so the couple can control lights, TVs, outdoor cameras and other features with a swipe on the iPhones. “I personally don’t know all the technology, but I just love the convenience,” E said.

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A beautiful day in the neighborhood. It’s easy to see why E and M were set on staying in the Stonehouse neighborhood. The community’s amenities include an award-winning golf course with its own clubhouse that offers Friday night dinners and Sunday brunches. There is a separate Residents Center that includes a pool, playground, exercise room, and full kitchen. There are tennis courts, soccer fields, picnic areas, and a 47-acre lake. “We like to take our kayak out on the lake,” E noted. “And, someone stocked the lake with fish, so we often see people fishing there.”

The neighborhood has a community garden that E once used, but he now gardens on his own property. The community, which is socially active with various clubs, a swim team, and arts and fitness programs, is “a neighborhood where everyone walks” E said. “We often see our neighbors on the bike paths.”

Now that their parents are no longer with them, E and M don’t need such a large home, and have decided to downsize. “I chose John Womeldorf to help sell the house after I found his name all over the Internet.” E said, laughing. “So far, he has been terrific. He’s brought a lot of ideas to the table for selling our home.”

Why the stories? Because these aren’t just houses, they’re homes.

Mr. Williamsburg knows that when you’re looking for a new place, you’re searching for more than just four walls plus amenities, you’re looking for that welcoming refuge we call home. That’s why we go beyond the standard “4 bedrooms, 3 baths on large lot” statistics, to share how others have lived in this house, to reveal the home’s unique personality, to help you decide whether this is a place where your family could thrive.

Likewise, we realize that you’re seeking not simply a development within a particular zip code, but also an opportunity to become part of a community. That’s why we share our sellers’ experiences as members of that neighborhood.

We trust these stories will assist you in finding your way home.

Want to tell your home’s story? Contact John “Mr. Williamsburg” Womeldorf at (757) 254-8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com and we’ll get you started.

Wayne Harbin Builder named builder of the year by Southern Living.

Williamsburg/Yorktown based Homebuilder, WAYNE HARBIN BUILDER, INC. has been named Custom Builder Member of the Year by the Southern Living Custom Builder Program and will be featured in the June 2015 issue of the magazine.

“Harbin Builder is a family run business which consists of Wayne Harbin and sons Doug Harbin and Brad Harbin who now run the daily operation of the business. They represent the best our Program has to offer,” says Kristen Bryan, Associate Marketing Director, Southern Living. “Their tremendous ability as a builder and their sincere desire to serve their clients well have definitely contributed to their success and set them apart in this profession.”

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The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is an invitation-only network of nearly 100 builders across the country. Each member is hand-selected for their outstanding reputation, quality of design and construction, integrity, and stability in the locations they represent.

A member of the Custom Builder Program since 2002, Harbin Builder earned the 2015 Builder Member of the Year award for its successful presentation of their Southern Living Showcase Home “Harrison Place” in Ford’s Colony, Williamsburg, Va. They welcomed 1,300 ticketed visitors to the Showcase Home over 3 weekends last fall. The home was marketed by Liz Moore and Associates and Interior Designer was Christine Vaughan Estep of Jackson Thomas Interiors. Harbin Builder is a custom design build firm that strives to create homes which are beautiful, well built, energy efficient, and suit the lifestyle of the buyer. By working with architects, designers, and interior designers, Harbin Builder offers its clients a multitude of resources to ensure homes of the highest caliber are achieved.

The award was presented during the Southern Living Builder Conference held February 22 – 23 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, TN.

Happenings in Williamsburg March 2015

March 1 – 8

PechaKucha Night
Mar 7, 7 – 9 pm

PechaKucha Nights are a fun evening of creative sharing. Friends from the community are invited to share their stories, passion, talent in a fast and fun format.

Yorktowns Cabin Fever Concert Series
Mar 5, 7 pm

Wipe the winter blues away with a free concert in the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Local musicians engage and interact with the audience during this unique experience. 

Berkeley Homeschool Month
March, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily
During the month of March, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschooled students and their families. Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 18th century life on a plantation.

19th Annual Williamsburg Film Festival Holiday Inn Patriot
Mar 4 – 7, 10 am – 11 pm

The 19th Annual Williamsburg Film Festival celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood with vintage films, memorabilia dealers, and guest stars from past films and television.

Williamsburg Choral Guild Voices Divine & Sublime
Mar 8, 4 pm

A program that spans four centuries of choral music, with piano, organ and woodwind quintet accompaniment and two vocal soloists. Conductors: Jay BeVille and Garry Sloan.

Next Generations Wine Dinner
Mar 5, 6:30 – 9 pm

Whether your status is Taken, Available or Complicated, youll enjoy tasting, learning about and incorporating some new wines into your social network!

FA Film Showing of  Verdi’s Opera ‘La Traviata’
Mar 6, 5 – 8 pm

Presented by Opera in Williamsburg,  Colonial Italian-American Organization and New Town Art Gallery. This is a film of the live performance by Opera in Williamsburg which took place at the Kimball Theatre on April 23rd, 2013.

The Hard Road Trio
Mar 7, 7:30 pm

Original Southwestern blend of Americana and Bluegrass music from the wide-open spaces of New Mexico. Perfect three-part harmonies, spartan arrangements and awesome mandolin playing are hallmarks of this trio. 

Auntie Ms American Cottage:  Art Workshops -Wet Felted Flower Class with Artist Barb Risucci
Mar 7, 9 am – 12 pm

Join Artist Barb Risucci in this interesting workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional flower.

Behind Closed Drawers
Mondays through Mar 30, 2 – 3 pm

Drop in to get a close look at Textiles of the Early South, one of the museums newest exhibitions. Then, peer into the textile study drawers and examine additional clothing and needlework from Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

C.A. Swanson Hornsby Jr. Memorial at Fords Colony
Mar 7 & 8

Junior golf tournament for boys & girls that are High School & Middle School age golfers. Tournament is run by the College Prep Golf Tour.

 

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

Remember the Ladies
Sundays through Mar 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Meet with ladies of Williamsburg as they discuss what the promise of Independence and the coming war means to them.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

An Uncommon Soldier
March 4, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

 

March 9 – 15

VSO Haydns Sinfonia Concertante
Mar 12, 8 pm

Four stars of the VSO stage join forces to perform Haydns charming Sinfonia Concertante, a work that allows each of them to display their virtuosity as musicians.

Williamsburg Players presents The 39 STEPS
Mar 12 – 28, See website for times

Inspired by Hitchcocks classic tale, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. 

Shamrock the Burg
Mar 14, 6 – 10 pm

Get out your GREEN and cheer on SPRING! At the Williamsburg Community Building. Featuring live music by Glasgow Kiss, Guinness Draught and corned beef and cabbage.

Abstractive Landscapes Painting Workshop
Mar 14, 10 am – 4 pm

Bring a landscape photo of your own and painting materials, including a variety of brushes, at least one canvas and acrylic paints.

Shamrocks and Shenanigans at Water Street Grille
Mar 14, 11 am – 10 pm

Celebrate St. Patricks Day with Water Street Grille. Enjoy Irish themed specials, games and live music throughout the day. Call 757.369.5644 for more info.

Symphonique: Swing into Spring
Mar 15, 5:30 – 10 pm

Annual Black Tie Preferred Gala Benefit for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at Two Rivers Country Club in Governors Land. Contact: 757.419.8815

Stitching Together a National Identity
Mar 15 – 17

Explore regional variations in American textiles of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries and discover the forces that molded them.

Virginia Living Museum presents: Star Party/Laser Light Shows
Mar 14, begins at sunset

Free sky observing begins at sunset. Enjoy music accompanied by dazzling laser light effects in three planetarium shows.

Renaissance Wine Dinner at Giuseppes Italian Restaurant
Mar 15, 5 pm

Its A Tribute to the times of Da Vinci! In honor of the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, we will celebrate with Italian foods enjoyed during the Renaissance.

Frogs! A Chorus of Colors
Mar 14 Sep 7

Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world! View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls.

Gesture: Abstract Expressionists
Mar 9, 7:30 pm

Sarah Eckhardt will discuss the wide range of artists techniques in abstract expressionism through iconic paintings in the VMFA collection.

To Be Seen as an American
Mar 11, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meet three black women who didnt accept societys limits on what they could accomplish. See website for details.

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

Remember the Ladies
Sundays through Mar 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Meet with ladies of Williamsburg as they discuss what the promise of Independence and the coming war means to them.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

An Uncommon Soldier
March 11 & 14, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

 

March 16 – 22

Military Through the Ages at Jamestown Settlement
Mar 21 – 22, 9 am – 5 pm

Hundreds of re-enactors present centuries of military history in one weekend. Re-enactors, depicting soldiers from 64 A.D. through modern times, demonstrate a variety of weapons and military tactics, field communication and medical treatment.

Williamsburg Players Childrens Theatre presents Happily Ever After
Mar 21, 11 am

This show contains the most hilarious renditions of some of the best from the Grimm Brothers iconic works. In this adventure, the engaging performers bring to life Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker.

What is a Family?
Mar 18, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn about the legal and social challenges slaves and free blacks in colonial Virginia face as they strive to keep family together. At the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Senior Champions Celebration
Mar 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of art, music, food and fun! Featuring art from the Innovative Senior Champions Program and art by featured artist of the New Town Art Gallery.

Death from the Skies
Mar 16, 7 pm

Asteroid impacts! Cometary debris! Extinction level events! These are the topics covered in this science-based but fun look at giant impacts from cosmic objects.

Oxen: Source of Power
Mar 18 – Jun 10, 11 am – 12 pm

Oxen played an important role in the lives of 18th-century Virginians. They provided the power to pull plows and move heavy loads.

Open Mic night at Water Street Grille
Mar 17, 6 – 9 pm

Enjoy your evenings with open mic night at the Water Street Grille. Call 757.369.5644 for more information.

 

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

Remember the Ladies
Sundays through Mar 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Meet with ladies of Williamsburg as they discuss what the promise of Independence and the coming war means to them.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

An Uncommon Soldier
March 18, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

 

March 23 – 29

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Opens for the Season!
March 27, 10 am
Busch Gardens opens for the 2015 season on March 27 and offers fun for the whole family with thrilling roller coasters, world-class dining and shopping options and kid-friendly attractions.

Williamsburg Home Show
Mar 28 – 29, see website for times

This event affords homeowners the convenience of comparative shopping 100 local companies showcasing the latest products and services in remodeling, decorating and landscapingall in one convenient location.

Beer Dinner and Steal the Pint Night at Water Street Grille
Mar 26, 6:30 – 9 pm

Join us for a fabulous dinner topped off with brews from Hardywood Park Brewing Company. Steal the Pint Night featuring the Hardywood Park Brewing Co. Buy the beer and steal the glass

March Wine Dinner at Riverwalk Restaurant
Mar 27, 6:30 – 9 pm

Join us for one or all of our international wine dinners. This months dinner features wines from South Africa. $. Call 757.875.1522 or visit Riverwalk Restaurant for more information. 

Art in the Garden: Adult Plein Air Painting and Sketching
Mar 28, – 11:30 am

Bring your chair, an easel, a sketchpad, or a nature journal and get to know the seasons! Artist Linda Miller will kick off each session with a botany overview for artists. 

Cornhole and Party benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project
Mar 28, 1:30 – 10:30 pm

The Parrotheads of the Philinsula (The Parrothead Club of Williamsburg) annual fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Guitars for Vets.

To Be Seen as an American
Mar 25, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meet three black women who didnt accept societys limits on what they could accomplish. Lydia rose from slave to entrepreneur; Katie Marie was educated but lacked resources; Clara Byrd Baker fought for equal rights in the 20th century.

Lecture The Nabis Painters- Post Impressionists and Modernism
Mar 23, 7:30 pm

Jan Ledbetter will present the Nabis who exerted a major influence on the art produced in France during the late 19th century.

Oyster Roast at Water Street Grille
Mar 29, 12 – 4 pm

Join us for our great Oyster Roast! All you can eat: raw, roasted or steamed. Purchase your tickets in advance and save. 

Watercolor Workshop with Robin Poteet
Mar 28 – 30, see website for times

Special 3-day Workshop. Each day begins with a demo and discussion. Topics include (1) Landscape, (2) Architecture with Figures, (3) Portrait.

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

An Uncommon Soldier
March 25 & 28, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

March 30 – 31

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #4 Transitions to Jazz
Mar 30 – 31, 8 pm

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #4, Transitions to Jazz, featuring works by Bernstein, Schubert and Kurt Weill. 

NASA Science: Looking Outward, Inward, Homeward
Mar 31, 6:30 pm

NASA science pushes the boundaries of our knowledge about Earth, our Solar System and the universe. Learn about it in this talk by Dr. Ellen Stofan, principal advisor on NASAs science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments.

Yorktown VA announces events for 2015

Looking for new and exciting events to enjoy with your family and friends this year? Yorktown VA announces its main event line-up for 2015.

Listed below are some of the events and festivals in Yorktown for the coming year. Among the special events returning this year are Yorktown Market Days, Pirates Invade Yorktown, Blues, Brews & BBQ, Art at the River, Shagging on the Riverwalk Concert Series, Military Band Concert Series, Virginia Symphony Concert, Yorktown Art Stroll, Yorktown Day, Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series, Yorktown Wine Festival, and the full Christmas event line-up, including the annual Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade. New events this year include the Sister Cities French Market and Lafayette’s Hermione Voyage 2015 with Yorktown being the first port of call in the United States. Up to date events calendars can be viewed and downloaded  at www.visityorktown.org

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Wine, Chocolate, New Construction

Saturday, February 14, 1-4pm valentines dayAt Liz Moore and Associates, HGTV is our Jerry Maguire and Tom Cruise has got nothing on the Scott Brothers. Really, is there anything more romantic than glittering new appliances and the smell of freshly cut lumber?wine seller williamsburg va And so, we have partnered with our most loved builders (you had us at hello!) in Ford’s Colony to host this special event, and we cordially invite you to come along. On Saturday Feb 14 from 1-4pm tour Tour seven fabulous new homes in Fords Colony, Williamsburg VA, see the latest in building innovations, and oh yes, sample wine compliments of the Wine Seller and a selection of chocolates. Grab that special someone and be prepared to fall head over heels! Each home will feature a different wine to sample and chocolate. Yummmm. Homes prices range from $435k to $975k. Visit all of the homes and receive a coupon good for 10% off your next wine purchase at The Wine Seller in Monticello Marketplace. Oh and if you want to meet Mr Williamsburg, I will be at 158 Blackheath serving wine and chocolate. Please come and see me..   valentine day open houses in fords colony williamsburg va   Print the brochure with addresses here

Click here for map/ directions valentines map

New guidebook printed by Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg has published its first fully revised official guidebook since 1985. 

imageAt 256 pages, “Colonial Williamsburg: the Official Guide” is the first to focus on what happened in Williamsburg and why it mattered – then and now. For onsite help, pricesAt 256 pages, “Colonial Williamsburg: the Official Guide” is the first to focus on what happened in Williamsburg and why it mattered – then and now. For onsite help, prices, programming and directions, Colonial Williamsburg’s Explorer app, available by free download from the Apple App or Google Play stores, provides current information the way today’s travelers have come to expect. 

“We wanted our new guidebook to delve into the Revolutionary history behind the people, buildings and trades in the Historic Area,” said Bill White, the Royce R. and Kathryn M. Baker vice president of productions, publications and learning ventures for Colonial Williamsburg. “The Revolution sparked on the streets of Williamsburg changed the world. This is the book to consult before and after visiting to remember that this story – Colonial Williamsburg’s story – is the story of every modern citizen devoted to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.” 

The book features a comprehensive history of Williamsburg during the Revolution, site-by-site and architectural histories, information on historic trades, profiles of Revolutionary figures, famous and not-so-famous, and a sampling of works from the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Also included is everything guests need to plan their visit, including information on hotels, taverns and restaurants, recreation and shopping. The guidebook has stunning new photographs, illustrations and maps and places Williamsburg in the context of its location between Yorktown and Jamestown. Additional information about the guidebook is available on Colonial Williamsburg’s 
“Making History” blog at http://bit.ly/MHGuideReview.

The new guidebook was printed in the United States and is available for $19.95 at WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers at the Regional Visitor Center, Everything WILLIAMSBURG in Merchants Square, at Colonial Williamsburg’s official hotel gift shops, online at 
www.williamsburgmarketplace.com or by calling 800-446-9240.

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand at the Kimball 1/23/2015

Here in Williamsburg VA we just don’t see the variety of touring music groups that typically play the larger cities.

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand had to invent their own genre in order to play the kind of music they want: PostHeeHawFunkadelicHipHop-NewGrass. If you come to hear Ryan Shupe this Friday at The Kimball Theater you will hear some country, some bluegrass, some rock and some whole lot more. Its hard to categorize them as any one genre.

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand had to invent their own genre in order to play the kind of music they want: PostHeeHawFunkadelicHipHop-NewGrass. Composed of Shupe, Craig Miner, Roger Archibald, Ryan Tilby and Nate Smeding, the group has been performing together for 14 years. "RubberBand is the perfect name," notes the description on their website. "The group is known for its ability to stretch out musically in all directions, pinging back and forth with a joyful spontaneity most bands could barely imagine let alone achieve."

They have always been more of a show band than a radio band, says Shupe. "Our fans come to our shows to have a good time. They are less concerned about whether they’ve heard our hits on the radio."

Their sound was "born out of necessity," Shupe says. "When we first started out, nobody had heard of us, so we looked for songs that would catch people’s attention. We do songs that you have to listen to the lyrics to pick up the nuances of humor."

There have been radio hits; a single called "Dream Big," from an album released by Capitol Records. It came close to Billboard’s Top 20 .

All the band members grew up in musical families. Shupe is the fifth-generation violin player in his family; Archibald’s mother played the accordion; Miner’s father played the bass. They all started performing before the age of 10. "Collectively, we have a combined 121 years of experience," says Miner. "That’s a lot of rocking." But they can’t think of anything else they’d rather do. "It’s an addiction," says Archibald.

Having fun, making music, connecting with fans, that’s what it’s all about for Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand.

Ticket info here

January 23, 2015

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kimball Theatre Williamsburg VA

 

 

Top selling Neighborhoods in Williamsburg VA. 2014

Its always interesting to look back to see the top selling neighborhoods in Williamsburg VA.  The areas covered in the report below this includes the City of Williamsburg, James City County and Upper York County.   The numbers are from the Williamsburg Area Assoc of Realtors MLS. There could be some sales ( new construction, for sale by owners) that don’t show up in this report.

 

Ranking

Subdivision

# Listings Sold

1

Fords Colony

110

2

Kingsmill

102

3

New Town

51

4

Colonial Heritage

44

5

Powhatan Secondary

30

6

Braemar Creek

28

7

White Hall

27

8

Governors Land

25

9

Seasons Trace

24

10

Stonehouse

21

11

Villages of Westminster

20

12

Greensprings West

19

13

The Settlement at Powhatan Creek

19

14

Pointe @ Jamestown

17

15

Queens Lake

17

16

LaFontaine

16

17

Creekside Landing

14

18

Brandon Woods

13

19

Chickahominy Haven

13

20

Holly Hills

13

21

The Mews

13

22

Wellington

13

23

Monticello Woods

12

24

Scotts Pond

12

25

Skipwith Farms

12

26

Chisel Run

11

27

Longhill Station

11

28

Settlers Mill

11

29

Villages of Powhatan

11

30

Windsor Forest

10

31

James Terrace

9

32

Liberty Crossing

9

33

Longhill Gate

9

34

Mirror Lake Estate

9

35

Powhatan Crossing

9

36

The Midlands

9

37

Williamsburg Bluffs

9

38

Berkeleys Green

8

39

Claiborne

8

40

Fairways Villas

8

41

Springhill

8

42

Stonehouse Glen

8

43

Carver Gardens

7

44

Michelle Point

7

45

The Cottages at Stone Haven

7

46

Vineyard Height

7

47

Williamsburg Commons

7

48

Fenwick Hills

6

49

Kristiansand

6

50

Queenswood

6

51

Riverview Plantation

6

52

St. Georges Hun

6

53

Sterling Springs

6

54

The Oaks at Fenton Mill

6

55

Westgate

6

56

Williamsburg Village

6

57

Adams Hunt

5

58

Canterbury Hill

5

59

Ewell Hall

5

60

Greensprings Plantation

5

61

Grove

5

62

Indigo Park

5

63

Jamestown Hundred

5

64

Patriot Condominium

5

65

The Oaks

5

66

Wyndham Plantation

5

67

York Terrace

5

68

Brandywyne

4

69

Chancos Grant

4

70

Cypress Point

4

71

Fernbrook

4

72

First Colony

4

73

Fox Ridge

4

74

Governor’s Grove

4

75

Heritage Landing

4

 

Psst.I’m a real estate agent.

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  his expertise in the local real estate market.

You can reach me by phone at 757-254-8136 or email  John@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John

Top 11 home sales of 2014 in Williamsburg VA

This time of year it’s always interesting to look back and review the most expensive homes sold in the Williamsburg VA area.

In 2014 there were 11 single family homes which sold for $1,000,000 or more in the Williamsburg area. ( note I am including nearby Charles City) A slight increase from the same period a year before where nine homes sold for over a million dollars

While multi-million dollar price tags create oohs and aahs, it’s nothing more than a price tag until it’s sold. Four out of the top ten most expensive home sales in 2014 were in the Kingsmill Community. The average discount from list price on the 11 homes was 10% from list price, ( although that doesn’t count data from homes that are relisted so the real number is below that. The average sale price per square foot for the top ten list was $361 per square foot. Unlike the Washington DC area where 266 homes sold for $5 million or more last year. Our median selling price for the top 10 home sales was $1.250,000. Aside from the $3.4 million home sale the other homes ranged in price from $1 million to $1.8 million.

In 2014 the highest dollar transaction for a home sale in the Williamsburg VA area was $3.4 million dollars for a waterfront estate located on the James River in Charles City County.

By neighborhood Kingsmill was the leader on the list with four of the top 11 transactions. Fords Colony, Governors Land and Riverview Plantation each had one on the list.

Back to #1 on the list, initially listed at $5.4 million the spectacular 146 acre waterfront retreat on the James River included 1.5 miles of riverfront. The  5,000 square foot , 4 bedroom, 5 bath home offered water views from all of it’s rooms.  Outdoor features included a pool, dock, recreation pavilion & walking trails . An aerial photo is below…

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Tied for second place on the list were homes in Kingsmill and Fords Colony.   The 8000 square foot  home at 324 Dogleg was the personal home of Dick and Dorothea Ford the developers of Fords Colony.   Where most of the lots in Fords Colony are half an acre in size this home sat on almost five acres with views of 4 holes of golf and water.  Originally listed for for $2,395,000 the home sold for $1,800,000 after 284 days on the market. This lot and home were truly one of a kind.

 

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Tied for #2 at $1.8 million was this 8800 square foot home in Kingsmill’s Sandy Fort Neighborhood. Sited on a rolling private one+ acre lot it overlooks a scenic easement that backed to Carter Grove Country Road.

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#3  on the list with a sales price of $1,670,000 was an historic property in Charles City. Burlington Plantation was built in 1818

After 1859 the property passed to John Mumford Gregory, a member of the
Virginia House of Delegates and Governor of Virginia for a short time during the civil
war. The property included 260 acres land on Mapsico Creek, Outbuildings included a smokehouse, ice house four car garage, caretakers cottage and more.

 

109 greens way#4 on the list was this 7000 square foot home in the Brownings Grant section of Kingsmill. Built in 2008 by Joel Sheppard . The home sold for $1,3000,000 after being listed for $4.499.000

#5 on the list with a sales price of $1.250.000 was this waterfront home in Charles City County just across the Rt five bridge on John Tyler Hgwy. If you look to the left when you are crossing the bridge you will see the home.

The home sits at the mouth of the Chickahominy River and enjoys amazing sunrise and sunset on the James River.image

#6 on the list at a selling price of $1,150,000 was another waterfront home. This one located in the Riverview Plantation neighborhood on the York River. The home was built in 2008 replacing the sellers previous home.

riverview plantation home

Watch for the remainder of the list later this week..

 

Mapping the top 11 homes sales in 2014

 

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1. 19101 Sandy Point Rd , Charles City VA 2. 120 Andrew Lindsey , Williamsburg VA Kingsmill
3. 324 Dogleg Dr , Williamsburg VA Fords Colony 4. 205 Harrison Ave , Williamsburg VA
5. 1608 Harbor Rd , Williamsburg VA Gov Land 6. 207 Rivers Edge , Williamsburg VA Kingsmill
7. 141 Riverview Plantation Dr , Williamsburg VA Riverview Plantation 8. 16520 Chickahominy Bluff Rd , Williamsburg VA
9. 109 Greens Way , Williamsburg VA Kingsmill 10. 13501 John Tyler Hwy Hwy , Charles City VA
11. 309 Rivers Edge , Williamsburg VA Kingsmill


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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 area 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 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

You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @  757-254-8136

Keep the excitement of the New Year going at the Winter Blues Jazz Fest in Williamsburg VA

Chef David Everett and Steve Rose came together to line up an incredible four-day festival from Thursday January 15th to Sunday January 18th 2015
The Winter Blues Jazz Fest will celebrate great food and drinks, great people, and most importantly great music!
The Trellis Restaurant, Blue Talon Bistro and D.O.G Street Pub are excited to be upfront and center during the festival weekend.  
Friday night will be a blast in Merchant Square, with The Trellis Restaurant serving drinks and fancy street food, including Sheppard’s Pie and Fish Cakes under the big tent. 

Chef David Everett and Steve Rose came together to line up an incredible four-day festival from Thursday January 15th to Sunday January 18th 2015 The Winter Blues Jazz Fest will celebrate great food and drinks, great people, and most importantly great music!
Saturday night your favorite bartenders Mel and Stephanie will be serving The Trellis Restaurant’s signature Kentucky Apple and Whiskey Sour cocktails during the Mixology and Music event at the Williamsburg Lodge, and on Sunday a ticket to the Jazz Brunch at The Trellis Restaurant includes a two-hour live performance by the Butterbean Jazz Trio, a special brunch menu and a delicious champagne cocktail.
You can see the line up of all the musicians, get more information about each event and buy tickets by visiting the Winter Blues Jazz Fest