Check out these great FC lots

Take a look at these three very desirable lots that are available now in Ford’s Colony:

112 N. Turnberry
0.48 acres | $189,000 | Waterfront

Wow! This is a beautiful lot in the exclusive N. Turnberry section of Ford’s Colony that overlooks a pond.

Sited on one of the most prestigious streets in Ford’s Colony, this remarkable lot offers great privacy and an interior location that is convenient to two resident entry gates.

Gently sloping from front to back to allow for a walkout basement, this lot is truly a great value for its street and section!

159 S. Turnberry
0.23 acres | $172,500
| Golf views

A fantastic golf-front lot – and one of the last available in the exclusive S. Turnberry section of Ford’s Colony!

Overlooking the 12th fairway and green of the Blue Heron golf course, this slightly elevated lot offers the potential for great golf watching from your new custom-built home. You will love the location in Ford’s Colony — a quiet, interior lot that is close to gates for easy access.

The S. Turnberry section in Ford’s Colony is known for its welcoming and close-knit community feel; considerate and nice neighbors are guaranteed.

236 Woburn
1.66 acres | $125,000
| Wooded privacy

This is a great value!

With over 1 ½ acres of wooded privacy, this gently sloping lot in sought-after Western Gailes offers a private cul-de-sac location and backs to a nature preserve. You will love the convenient location within the neighborhood – close to gates for easy access. Site plans have already been drawn with potential options for siting your new home. The back of the lot is located within an RPA, guaranteeing privacy — potential home sites are located well out of the RPA.

It’s a quiet location combined with easy access and total privacy. Fabulous.

Please click here to search for homes that are available in Ford’s Colony. And contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com for any help with your real estate needs.

JUST LISTED: Elegant rancher in Western Gailes

201 PANMURE

Take the Matterport 3D tour

4 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | 3,150 Square Feet
Offered at $609,000


You will love the upgrades and easy-living floor plan in this meticulously maintained, elegant rancher with a second-floor bonus floor.

Located in sought-after Western Gailes in Ford’s Colony, this top-quality, custom home offers fabulous first-floor living with 3,150 sq. ft. to include 3 bedrooms plus bonus room or bedroom 4 and 3 ½ baths. 


The light-filled great room with gas fireplace opens to a well-designed kitchen with quartz counters, pantry, tons of cabinetry and a breakfast area with bay window. 

The perfect-sized dining room offers a dramatic cathedral ceiling. The living room or home office features French doors and a bay window. 

The spacious master retreat has another bay window, walk-in closet and beautiful en suite bath. 

Bedrooms 2 and 3 complete the first floor and share a full bath with granite. 

Contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com for more information on this lovely Western Gailes home. And please click here to search for any other available homes in Ford’s Colony.

What’s in an FC name: Seminole

Live sports-starved folks will receive a treat on their TVs this Sunday afternoon — a charity golf match between two-man teams of PGA Tour stars. World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy and former No. 1 Dustin Johnson will play popular stars Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at the fabled — but very private — Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla.

Ford’s Colony’s cul-de-sac named Seminole, with about a half-dozen houses on the Firestone side of FC, is not quite as exclusive as its namesake (ha), and certainly not as ancient.

Seminole Golf Club dates to 1929, when famed golf architect Donald Ross set to work developing the 140-acre property. The picturesque course, which runs along the dunes of the Atlantic Ocean, quickly became home to a corporate and political Who’s Who, with members such as Henry Ford II, Joseph P. Kennedy, Robert Vanderbilt, Jack Chrysler, Paul Mellon and Phillip Armour.

Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Ford played at Seminole, and now so does quarterback Tom Brady; he joined when he signed with the Tampa Bay Bucs this NFL off-season.

One of the intrigues of Sunday’s match, aside from the return of pro sports of a fashion, is that Seminole has never been seen on television. Even non-golf fans might tune in for a bit to check out what pretty pictures the 91-year-old course affords.

Murdoch’s patio reopens

Murdoch’s bistro at Ford’s Colony Country Club will re-open its outside dining patio Friday, May 15, with a few expected conditions.

Capacity will initially be limited to 50 percent of normal occupancy, and tables — limited to no more than four patrons — will be situated six feet apart. Also, reservations will be required for service.

Lunch and dinner menus will be available. Additionally, Murdoch’s popular curbside pick-up remains available from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Based on current social distancing requirements, this video about Murdoch’s is, amazingly, a little dated. But still, it’s good and fun to have a chance to finally get out and enjoy some spring weather on Murdoch’s patio.

3 Newman Court dazzles with open floor plan, gorgeous updates

4 BR | 3 Bath | Sq. Ft. 4,144 | Offered at $545,000

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac and on a beautiful, private wooded lot, this all-brick home features an open floor plan and gorgeous updates!

You will love the expansive great room with hand scraped wood floors, masonry and gas fireplace, built-ins and vaulted ceiling.

The great room opens to the updated kitchen and breakfast area that includes granite counters, tiled backsplash, double ovens and pantry.

The deck off the master bedroom affords views of total wooded privacy. A screened porch adds to the outdoor allure.

Please call Deelyn at 757-503-1999 or email at deelyn@lizmoore.com for more information about this or any other Ford’s Colony home.

It’s easy to drop a line in FC

A walk around Ford’s Colony most days tells you dropping a line into one of the 13 ponds stocked and maintained by the Homeowners’ Association has become even more popular during these stay-at-home times.

But remember, there are rules — the HOA’s, as well as those of the Va. Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries — that need to be followed for the benefit of the community. Among them: 

  1. Everyone over 16 must have a fishing license that can be purchased at sporting goods stores or online.
  2. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. Only Virginia residents may get a license, except for active military stationed in Virginia and students boarding here.
  4. The HOA limits fishing to catch and release at all ponds. 
  5. Barbless hooks must be used, and only residents – or guests accompanied by a resident – may fish in a pond.
  6. Vehicles must be parked in the nearest cul-de-sac or side road, not on common grass area or leisure trails.
  7. Interior golf-course ponds are off-limits. FC Country Club courses are private property.
  8. And the HOA asks that you be a good neighbor by not fishing from a resident’s yard, unless invited, cleaning up around you and being kind to nearby wildlife. 

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Great updates at 101 Harbourside

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Beds: 4 | Baths 3.1 | Sq. Ft. 4,171 | Offered at $579,000


 

Take a look inside this absolutely spectacular home that will check every box! Sited on a quiet and treed cul-de-sac, this lovely home features three first-floor bedrooms, completely updated kitchen that opens to the family room plus a three-season sun porch outfitted with Easy-Breeze windows. 

Guests are greeted with a welcoming foyer that is flanked by a living room or potential home office with a cathedral ceiling and a spacious dining room with wainscoting and crown molding. 

The great room offers built-ins, hardwood floors and a gas fireplace, and opens to the deck and kitchen/breakfast room. 

You will love the kitchen that has been updated with new granite and added cabinetry, plus offering a huge walk-in pantry. The breakfast area opens to the spectacular three-season sun porch and large deck. 

The home features a split bedroom floor plan with the expansive master bedroom on one side of the house and guest bedrooms opposite. The light-filled master suite is spacious with a large en suite bath. Bedrooms 2 and 3 on the first floor are larger than anticipated and share a Jack and Jill bath. 

Upstairs there are two additional ‘flex’ rooms, bedrooms 4/5 and a full bath. 

Additional: ENCAPSULATED crawlspace and dehumidifier, LeafGuard Gutters, two NEW water heaters, plantation shutters, large laundry room with sink and storage, TWO walk-in attics.

Click here to take the Matterport tour of this home. 

Please contact Deelyn at 757-503-1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com for more information on this or other Ford’s Colony homes.

 

The sun shines on 104 Berrow

4 Bedroom | 2.1 Bath | 2,771 Sq Ft |Offered at $429,000

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Take a look inside 104 Berrow! You will love this conveniently located, inviting home offering an open floor plan, spacious rooms, a gorgeous tiled sunroom (pictured below) and a three-car garage.

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Features of 104 Berrow include:

  • Kitchen with center island cooking, pantry, and tons of cabinet space.
  • Dining room with hardwood floors and crown and chair moldings.
  • Master bedroom has a large en-suite bath and walk-in closet. 
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Additional features: dual staircases, large utility room, fabulous three-car side-load garage, walk-in eaves storage off of bonus room, hardwood floors on the first floor, fresh paint throughout most of the house.

Please contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com for more information on this sunny Ford’s Colony home.

Have virtual coffee with the board

A virtual “coffee with the board” will be held May 14 at 3 p.m. for Ford’s Colony residents. Using the Go To Meeting app, HOA board vice president Carmen Hegge-Kleiser will serve as host.

All residents interested in joining the event are asked to register no later than May 12. The “coffee” will be limited to the first 20 responses, and priority will go to those who have not participated in a coffee with the board session before.

The board specifically encourages residents with school-age children, who might have more flexible work schedules at the moment, to join the session.

Register by sending your name, phone number and email address to Carmen Hegge-Kleiser. The Go To Meeting link and a call-in number will be provided to all confirmed participants via email on May 13.

This will be the eighth coffee with the board, an initiative begun last year to increase communication with residents in a more personal setting.

Facility improvements continue

With the slowdown ongoing, Ford’s Colony has taken the opportunity to make numerous improvements and renovations to various facilities in the community.

These include:

  • remodeling of the swim and tennis club’s interior with new lighting, wallpaper and paint, as well as new kitchen appliances.
  • the very popular pickleball courts are being transformed into six permanent courts with new posts and nets.
  • maintenance on the tennis courts and pergola has been completed.
  • the swim and tennis club’s 32-year-old pool is getting coping stones, tiles and an upgraded replacement liner made of fiberglass.
  • the Community Services Building has been outfitted with new gutters and siding paint. 
  • expansion of the fencing in the maintenance area will start soon to relieve parking issues in front of the Community Services Building.
  • expansion of fencing for the RV/boat storage area will be scheduled for the summer to increase storage capacity.

The Ford’s Colony HOA board said it will reassess at its May 21 meeting when community facilities can reopen, based on guidance from the state department of health and in compliance with the governor’s executive orders at that time.

2020 First Quarter sales stats

The 2020 first quarter sales numbers are in!

Following are statistics for first quarter of 2020 for Ford’s Colony:

Jan-Mar 2020 closed home sales – 32
Average months supply of inventory – 6.3
Average sold price – $516,244
Average sold price to original list price – 94.7%
Average price per square foot — $161
Average days on market for under-contract homes – 94.5
Active listings as of March 31, 2020 – 76
For more information about Ford’s Colony, click here.

And for further expert information on Ford’s Colony — or any others in the Williamsburg area — Deelyn is happy to help. Email her at deelyn@lizmoore.com.

Have you seen 3 Newman Court?

For Sale in Ford’s Colony – 3 Newman Court

Updated kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counter tops and center island.

4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 4,144 Sq Ft

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac and on a beautiful,  private wooded lot, this all-brick home features an open floor plan and gorgeous updates!

Expansive great room with hand scraped wood floors, masonry and gas fireplace, built-ins and vaulted ceiling.

Tour this home from the comfort of your couch by clicking here.

For more information on this Ford’s Colony home, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com.

Enjoy the updates and wooded privacy of 3 Newman Court

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4 Bedroom|3 Bath|4,144 Sq Ft 
Offered at $545,000

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac and backing to private woods, all-brick 3 Newman Court features an inviting, wide-open floor plan and gorgeous updates! 

Interior highlights include an expansive great room — with hand scraped wood floors, gas-burning masonry fireplace, built-ins and vaulted ceiling — leading to a tastefully updated kitchen with granite counters, tiled backsplash, double ovens and two pantries.

View from the great room into the kitchen.

The dining and living rooms feature extensive moldings, while an office (or 4th bedroom) with en suite bath completes the first floor. 

The spacious second-floor master suite opens to a deck and includes a huge walk-in closet. The en suite bath has been beautifully updated to include quartz countertops and a large, tiled shower. Two other second-floor bedrooms share a full tiled bath, and upstairs is a bonus room with tons of “flex” room potential. 

Updated kitchen with granite countertops.
Spacious master suite opens to a deck.

A deck and screened sun porch off the great room that overlook the property’s wooded privacy invite fun outdoor-living opportunities.

For more information on this attractive home and others in Ford’s Colony, please contact Deelyn at 757-503-1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com.

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