• 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

Pool and Clubhouse opening at Preservation at Stonehouse

Have you seen what’s new at Stonehouse ? Henderson Inc.has been working like crazy to get first amenity open for the 2010 swim season

Preservation at Storehouse’s first amenity, Laurel Grove Park. The park will include a cottage clubhouse, complete with a gathering area, fitness center, and wrap-a-round porch. Outside there will be a lap pool, kiddie pool,  a multi-use field and a playground for all Preservation residents to enjoy. 

Cause for celebration for Stonehouse Glen homeowners who have been without a pool and clubhouse for awhile !

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Here is a map of the 5700 acre community that stretches all the way to the York River.

 

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This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf.  John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and   www.MrWilliamsburg.com, were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, with the hopes of selling a house now and again. 

You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

Stonehouse “A Toano /Williamsburg Va Neighborhood Spotlight”

20080918220815160266000000-o Located on 5700 wooded acres in the Virginia countryside in Toano near Williamsburg,VA  Stonehouse is built around the acclaimed "Legends Golf Course." 

The community offers unparalleled scenic beauty with its hilly terrain, gorgeous wooded green-spaces, abundant mountain laurel, white fences, and impeccably maintained landscaping.

Stonehouse is a Master Planned Golf Community  offering a wide range of custom built homes. Both  new and resale homes are available. Located in the western part stonehouse1of  James City County/Williamsburg,  Virginia. New homes currently start in the $300,000’s to $600,000’s, with resale home prices starting under $300,000. Stonehouse  offers golf course, waterfront, and  wooded lots starting in the high $70,000’s

Situated just 15 miles from Colonial Williamsburg in an area of great natural beauty of virgin hardwoods, mountain laurels and old-growth hollies. It’s a land where white-tail deer and wild turkey roam freely among the forests that provide the backdrop for this spectacular community.

stonehousegolf1 Golfers… you will find that Stonehouse offers one of  the best golf values in the area!  Although not mandatory for homeowners at Stonehouse a membership includes playing privileges at 5 different golf courses in the region including  Stonehouse, Kiskiak, Royal New Kent, Brickshire, and The Crossings. All for just $245/month for a family membership.

  Check out the Tradition Golf website for further information.

clubhousestonehouse1 If you are interested in building a custom home, there are building lots available to custom build your dream home in Stonehouse.

The Stonehouse community consists of many different neighborhoods. They include:  Summerfield, Leatherleaf, Laurel Ridge, Orchard Hill, Overlook, Bent Tree, Hollow Oak, Hillcrest, Richardson’s Mill, Lisburn and Walnut Creek.

Watch a video Tour of Stonehouse

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There are maintenance-free attached and detached villas built on the Golf Course in the Orchard Hill Section.
All homes built in Stonehouse conform to guidelines ensuring high building standards that help protect the value of your home.

Golf at Stonehouse:

Located just outside Williamsburg, Virginia, Stonehouse is laid over wild, tumbling hills near the York River in the Tidewater Region. When it opened in 1996, The Tradition Golf Club at Stonehouse was named "Best New Upscale golfclubstonehousePublic Course in the Nation" and one of the "Top New Ten You Can Play" by  golf Magazine.

Designed by Mike Strantz, the 18-hole, par 72, Legends of Stonehouse course was completed  in 1996. Greens cling to steep bluffs and ridges before dropping down to natural streams. Dramatic elevation changes, deep ravines, and tree-lined fairways mark this layout. Legends has slopes of 140 degrees and a course rating of 75.0 from the blue markers, measuring 6,963 yards.stonehousetoano

The course was declared on of the "Top Ten You Can Play" by Golf Magazine; the 31st "Best Modern Course" by Golf and Travel, and was ranked No. 4 in Virginia by Golf Digest. Golf Digest also named the Legends of Stonehouse the "Best New Upscale Course" in the U.S.

Nearly half of StoneHouse’s 5,700 acres will remain undeveloped with many miles devoted to hiking and biking trails. One can also fish or canoe at Mill Pond, and play tennis or swim at the Sports Center.

lakestonehouseHomeowners can enjoy the Residents’ Center with swimming, tennis, playground, fitness center, gourmet kitchen, and built in barbecue; Richardson’s Mill Pond Park with canoe storage, boat dock, picnic facilities; miles of walking trails; RV/boat storage; community garden and soccer field.

Nearest Airports are: Richmond International Airport, 35 minutes.
and Newport News International Airport, 35 minutes.

Stonehouse is an active community. Neighborhood clubs include book club, Bunco, bike club, swim club, bowling league, canasta, bridge, garden club, yoga, mahjongg, painting group, quilting, sip and savor, sit and stitch, water aerobics, fine arts, ladies lunch group, wine and dine,  and more.There are a variety of social clubs available  for homeowners/ residents of Stonehouse .

stonhousegolfcourseAn active homeowner association has many  social events throughout the year.

Most homes were built starting around the year  2000. The monthly home owner fee in Stonehouse  is $106 . It covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, playgrounds, park areas ),  Use of the  Pool, Clubhouse , Playground, Tennis and maintenance of those  facilities.

From the chart below you will see that  sale prices in 2008 ranged from$297,000 to $850000. List prices as of today rstonehousetoanorealestateange from $312,000 to $889,000. The average days on market for  homes in Stonehouse in the last 12 months was 163 days . The average price per square foot on homes sold in Stonehouse in the last 12 months was $150.00 . 28 homes sold in Stonehouse  in the last 12 months. 32 are currently for sale.

Click here to read a first person account of someone who lives in Stonehouse

Click here to read some FAQ about Stonehouse

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for The Stonehouse  Community are Stonehouse Elementary, Toano Middle and Warhill High School

The closest  Hospital is the Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center located at 100 Sentara Circle (across from Home Depot on Mooretown Road). Many services are  available there such as outpatient surgery, an imaging center, lab services, etc.

See School Statistics for these schools here

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Current Sales activity in Stonehouse (Statistics from WAAR WMLS)

Status # Listings   Sold Volume   List Price Sold Price   Est. Fin. SqFt List Price Per Est. Fin. SqFt Sold Price Per Est. Fin. SqFt Days On Market
Active 32   0 Low
Avg
High
312,825
511,233
889,000
0
0
0
  2,000
3,470
6,200
93.80
150.56
194.51
0.00
0.00
0.00
2
162
1,027
Pending 6   0 Low
Avg
High
329,990
474,988
699,950
0
0
0
  2,531
3,216
4,780
120.71
147.35
176.60
0.00
0.00
0.00
9
112
274
Closed 28   12,226,997 Low
Avg
High
299,900
454,072
995,000
297,000
436,678
850,000
  2,100
2,977
5,473
93.57
154.83
209.05
89.59
149.86
205.91
5
163
705
             
 
 
 
 
 
       

Location Map of Stonehouse Community in Toano near Williamsburg, VA

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Dream Catchers
Located around the corner from Stonehouse is a most worthy cause! Dream Catchers provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons to special needs children and adults. These lessons help improve fine motor skills, self-esteem and confidence… and are just plain fun!

UPDATE: I have  have had numerous people ask what’s happening in Stonehouse so here is the latest new I have :

A company called GS Stonehouse Green Land Sub LLC paid more than $76 million to finish developing the Stonehouse area.
Stonehouse was planned in 1999 as a community of about 4,400 homes to go along with more than 3.3 million square feet of commercial and office uses. Since then, 700 or so homes have been built at the site, off Route 30 near the New Kent County line.
Stonehouse Green Land will aim to build the rest.
Basically, they have taken 80 parcels that they refer to as "Land Bays" and divided them into 12 tracts and 4 neighborhoods. Neighborhood 1 will have traditional style single family custom homes similar to those found in the original neighborhood. Neighborhood 2 will have higher density homes (townhomes and something called "narrow single family" which  must be similar to "zero lot line"). Neighborhood 3 will have lower density "estate" homes. Neighborhood 4 extends to the river. There are some cliff areas that will be river view condos. There will also be single family homes, open space recreational space and a marina.
They are planning a community similar to their large community in Cary, North Carolina called Amberly . The Stonehouse project has a 15-20 year estimated completion timeframe.
The zoning changes will not increase the total number of residential units. Some of the property previously zoned as commercial will become residential. A large parcel (170 acres) is being proposed as an education site for a new elementary school and middle school. Total residential units will be approximately 4400, and that make it  the largest community in our area.
This developer is NOT a builder. They will put the infrastructure together and then sell off the lots in phases to builders. The two Stonehouse Glen sections (where Ryan Homes is located) are not associated with this developer.

Williamsburg Va Real Estate Growth Update

From an article in the Va Gazette

What will the rolling landscape of James City County Virginia’s Stonehouse District look like with three times the number of today’s homes? Hard to imagine.One of the side effects of the new rooftops may also be increased activism. Today most of the slowgrowth lobby is concentrated in Powhatan and Jamestown districts. “Because the growth has been focused in those areas, there have been a lot more issues around which galvanize people,” Krapf said. “As the growth demand turns to the upper county, you’ll probably see a lot more activity on the part of those groups served by public water. Much of the upper county relies on wells for drinking water. “It’s far too early to talk about expanding the [Primary Service Area} at this point,”  Stonehouse supervisor Jim Kennedy said. “We need to be looking at new technologies and water supply, such as reclaimed water systems,” 

Last year the James City County’s Real Estate Assessments Division assessed 4,825 parcels in Stonehouse, the westernmost of five magisterial districts.

More than 5,000 new housing units are approved and under way, according to a James City County Citizens’ report on cumulative growth.

Beyond that, another 5,500 are approved but not yet started. New housing of that magnitude seems far-fetched in the middle of a real estate slump, but Stonehouse remains a hot market for $200,000 homes . The population of the county could drastically shift within 20 years as Villages at White Hall, Jennings Way, Michelle Point, Stonehouse and Colonial Heritage build out. On the commercial side, Stonehouse is expected to add about 3.8 million square feet of shops, stores and restaurants.

The Stonehouse area of the county is definitely going to get the brunt of the growth.Some serious consideration needs to be given to the road structure that supports it, as well as the water situation. 

Plans for the Stonehouse development once included using reclaimed water, but were abandoned because of cost.

Despite efforts to control growth, there is still plenty of room. A good portion of the Williamsburg Pottery tract is in the district, as is the neighboring Hunt farm property. Both would provide large development opportunities. “It’s not just the Hunt property,” Kennedy added. “There’s also Anderson’s corner.” Planning Commission member Rich Krapf lives in the district and cautions not to overreact. “The buildout schedule could take years to achieve,” he said. “So people forget that that’s been approved. Then the new owners come in and people say, ‘That’s new growth and we don’t want new growth.’Yet it’s a 20-yearold project. That’s where so many citizen groups are raising the flag about cumulative impacts.”

The housing market is a wild card, though. Because of the downturn, Colonial Heritage construction has slowed to a trickle and developers throughout the county are not meeting building projections.

Typically, each phase in a development depends on the success of the previous phases. In a flagging market, growth stalls and plans change. “The whole county has time to breathe,” Kennedy said. “Certainly this Comprehensive Plan is critical.” 

Kennedy said that Stonehouse and its development are different from the other districts. “More people in this district are property rights people than in other areas in the county, because they are large property owners.

They don’t want to see the commercialization of the Stonehouse district either, but they certainly want to protect their interests. We’re ‘a little bit country’ out here, and we like it that way, for the most part.” “Even with the growth likely to occur, we’d still like to see the rural character retained out there,” Kadec said of J4C. “It may not be possible, but it sure would be nice.” Kadec believes the county can balance the rooftops by encouraging equine-related businesses, agri-tourism, and other industries that make preservation profitable. The same sentiment was mentioned frequently by residents recently in Comprehensive Plan meetings in the upper county. “