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Williamsburg VA Real Estate “Free House in Colonial Williamsburg”

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John Womeldorf is Mr. Williamsburg, sharing his thoughts, real estate expertise, and “all things Williamsburg” in an effort to spread the word that Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, Virginia is the greatest place on earth to live!

 

 Anybody want a free house in Colonial Williamsburg ? Anybody want to be paid to take away a free house ?

The Billups House in Colonial Williamsburg VA pre-Second World War home on Armistead Avenue is available FREE to anyone who wants to provide a piece of land to house it.
And the developers who received City Council permission on Thursday to knock it down for a mixed commercial-residential development will pay the amount of money they’re going to fork over for demolition to the proud new owners.  Approximately $15,000
Since Thanksgiving two people have shown an interest in finding a new home for the 80-year-old home. But so far, no one has followed through.

If anybody is interested, call John Womeldorf 757 254 8136 or email John@MrWilliamsburg.com
The house at 203 Armistead Avenue was once the residence of Henry Billups, who rang the Wren Building bells at the College of William and Mary from the 1890s to the 1950s.
It and two commercial buildings on Prince George Street, including the former Mama Mia’s Pizza and Deli, will be demolished to make way for a 10,500-square-foot development.
The new project, designed by Magoon Architects for property owners Nick Saras and Steve Manos, will incorporate the architectural style of the block of Prince George Street closer to Colonial Williamsburg. It will have seven apartments on the second floor.

The hope is to create a strong corner, and that one day, the property in between (his planned development and North Boundary Street) will be remodeled and updated, in a mode consistent with the block.”

One after another, city council members lavished praise on the development in voting 5-0 to allow the project to The Billups House Williamsburg VAproceed.”In our own community, projects have basically stopped,” said Council Member Paul Freiling. “Here we have a property owner willing to invest what I think is a large amount of money in this development.
“There aren’t a lot of places and people that would be doing that right now.”
No one even rose in the public comments portion of the meeting to offer a defense of the lonely white house.
But it will stand at least until mid-April. Because of its age, Billups House found itself on Williamsburg’s list of historic structures, forcing the developers to appear before the Architectural Review Board as part of its rezoning application process.

In searching for a lot for this home there is one on South Boundary listed for $250,000. There maybe be others available as well. Please contact me for further information. I would think if they can move the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse we should be able to save and move this house !

 

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Retiring in Williamsburg Virginia

Va Gazette Karen Queen

When they began looking for a place to retire, Jack and Grace Kalberer of Potomac, Md., wanted water, culture, a change of seasons, mild winters and good medical care.Kalberer, a doctor, retired at 61 after 31 years at the National Institutes of Health. He was an associate director coordinating disease prevention in the office of the director. Mrs. Kalberer was 51 then and ready to retire from teaching high school biology. They moved to Williamsburg in 1998.

Like many who retire to Williamsburg, they had vacationed in the area for a number of years. But it wasn’t their first choice in the beginning. They also had considered Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Florida, California, Wilmington, N.C. and Charleston, S.C.

“I happened to notice Governor’s Land advertised in the Wall Street Journal,” Kalberer says. “We were on our way down to Wilmington and Charleston and decided to stop here.”

When they stopped, Governor’s Land was one house existing, one under construction and lots of promises. A little more than five years later, they bought a lot and built a house in the community.

“We are taking advantage of some of the cultural things,” Kalberer says. “We like the outdoor life and attractions in Governor’s Land – tennis, boating. We’re learning golf. It’s a beautiful canoeing area. The birding here is phenomenal. We see great white herons, blue herons, ospreys, eagles, king fishers and everything else imaginable.”

As they get involved in the community, they are impressed by the people they meet. “The level of people who have been attracted to Williamsburg is pretty remarkable … four star generals, CEOs,” he says. “But they tend to be pretty low key regardless of the type of life they have led.” The marina at Governor’s Land was an added attraction. A final consideration that wasn’t in their original specs was quality dining. People don’t often think of eating out until they move somewhere and there’s nowhere to eat except fast food, he says. “That’s a plus around here – there are good restaurants at all levels. That wasn’t in our equation but it should have been.”

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Living in Port Anne Neighborhood, Williamsburg Virginia

From the Daily Press  4/11/2008

This is a great first person article from a resident of Williamsburg Virginia who now lives in the Port Anne neighborhood

Adjacent to College Creek in Williamsburg is a single-family neighborhood with rolling hills and plenty of lush greenery.

Port Anne is smaller than some neighborhoods, featuring 112 home sites, nine of which are unbuilt.

The quiet community is full of history and convenient in its location, within walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg and shopping.

These attributes are what drew Nancy Carter to the neighborhood two years ago from Washington. As the president of the homeowners association, Carter said she’s found the biggest thing that stands out in Port Anne is the friendliness of its neighbors.

Question: It goes without saying that Williamsburg is full of history. What have you learned about the area where Port Anne was built?

Answer: The community was built along College Creek. In the 1600s, ships with cargo for Williamsburg residents would tie up here along the banks and unload. You can see traces of the old roads that still exist. Before the first house was built, there was an archaeological dig that uncovered traces of old buildings and several grave sites.

Question: Anything unique about your house?

Answer : Well, actually, we found out that our own house sits atop the location of an old house and there were graves found under the street in front of our home. There are artifacts from the dig in the display case in the neighborhood clubhouse.

Question : What drew you to Port Anne?

Answer: When my husband and I were looking for a house, we picked Port Anne because of its location and because it’s small and quiet. It’s really gorgeous. The rolling terrain also allows homes here to have basements, which isn’t something you see a lot of in the Tidewater area.

Question: Who lives there?

Answer : We are a mix of retirees and working couples. Almost exactly half the households consist of retirees, the other half have full-time working people as residents.

Question: What is the neighborhood proud of?

Answer : We won the City of Williamsburg’s Beautification Award in 2005. The city of Williamsburg’s Beautification Advisory Committee began the program in early 2001 to recognize members of the community for contributions to the beautification of the city.

Question: What about recreation?

Answer : College Landing Park is right next door. It is a lovely, small park providing opportunities to launch kayaks and canoes. It has a boardwalk that allows park users to observe the marsh life. Within the neighborhood we have a clubhouse, pool and tennis court.

Question : I hear that is a lot of wildlife in the neighborhood?

Answer : Oh yes, we see deer and fox. Since we are butted up to a state park, we definitely see a lot of wildlife. Last year there was a whole family of swans living in College Creek that we could see.

Question : What challenges does your neighborhood deal with?

Answer : I can’t highlight any single thing, really. I think we are pretty typical. We have all the typical issues that other neighborhoods have. Since we are small, we don’t have any financial problems like some of the larger neighborhoods.

Question: What activities are there and how active is the board?

Answer : The Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Committees change each year, but we generally do activities on all the big holidays. This year we organized a Super Bowl party at the clubhouse.

Question : What do you like best about living in Port Anne?

Answer : We do quite well at being neighborly with each other. As a community, we’re not nosy, but we do have a caring relationship. I know everybody on my cul-de-sac. It was wonderful coming from the city to the South where you have wonderful neighbors. It’s pretty nice.

You can learn a little more about the community of Port Anne by exploring their website here : http://www.widomaker.com/~portanne/highlights.htm

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