Tour vacant 101 Sunningdale, in person or online!

Listing Photo
Beds: 5 / Baths: 4 / Sq. Ft.: 3,962 — $564,900

Remember, you don’t physically need to visit homes anymore to get a great feel for them. Matterport’s incredible 3D technology takes potential buyers directly into homes in which they have an interest — right from their desktop or other device. 

With a few clicks, you can see 360-degree views of the floor plan, linger in rooms, navigate hallways and stairs and even take measurements. It’s fascinating technology that is changing the way homes are sold.

Click here to take the virtual tour of 101 Sunningdale, an elegant, custom-built cape that is move-in ready in Ford’s Colony. 

Restaurant updates — who’s open?


I noticed Aroma’s coffee house open today on Prince George St. and was compelled to duck in for quick to-go cup. (They had a table selling coffee and snacks outside as well for customers who didn’t want to walk inside.) While taking all suggested health precautions, supporting struggling local businesses that have been suddenly racked by the virus shutdown feels like the right thing to do.

The Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association is pitching in by updating the status of dozens of local restaurants multiple times a day. Some have closed for now, some are offering delivery and curb-side pickup only, and others have kept their dining rooms open, but with limited seating. 

The urge to help is strong, and the situation is so fluid that the timely updates are appreciated. 

Williamsburg’s restaurant scene is so vibrant and getting even better. It’s a big part of what makes living here so enjoyable. The sincere hope is that all will come back strong when a sense of normalcy finally breaks through this terribly uncertain time. 

Why not check out the WARA list and think about placing an order to feed your family and support your hard-working restaurant neighbors? It will be so appreciated. 

Additionally, WARA is encouraging customers to buy gift cards from a member restaurant. Those who purchase a card worth at least $25 (and send in proof of purchase to Debi Schaefer at director@WaraRest.com) will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate. 

Welcome to the “South’s best small town”


Wow! What a feather in the cap for Williamsburg, to be crowned as “the South’s best small town 2020” by Southern Living magazine.

The sub-title to the feature story just published: “The colonial charmer is having a modern moment.”

Indeed!

After an introduction that highlights Williamsburg’s traditional and historic past, the article states: “Today, the appeal lies in its ability to perform a delicate dance between old and new, between honoring its past and embracing a more modern future. ‘Williamsburg has grown so much in the past few years,’ says Brittany Rolston, owner of The Shoe Attic near CW. ‘People aren’t coming here just for the history or theme parks anymore. They’re coming to enjoy the town.’ ”

And we enjoy the kind of kudo that tells the country what we already know: It’s hard to beat the ‘burg. 

Go HERE to enjoy the entire story in Southern Living. 

5 Reasons: 116 Western Gailes!

4 Bedroom | 4.1 Bath | 3,605 Sq Ft
Now offered at $599,000.

116 Western Gailes

5 Reasons why you will want to consider this beautiful Ford’s Colony home:

  1. Fabulous new price of $599,000.
  2. Perfect location with a 3-car garage.
  3. Gourmet kitchen with granite, prep sink, Viking range, Subzero fridge and pantry.
  4. First- and second-floor master bedrooms­­­. All bedrooms with tiled en-suite baths.
  5. MOVE-IN READY!

View more photographs and information on 116 Western Gailes here.

Come for Coffee with the Board

Make a note of the next “Coffee with the Board” event to be held Monday, March 16 at the community services building. 

Coffee with the Board meetings are planned every other month in 2020. The March meeting will focus on, but not be limited to, the concerns of Ford’s Colony families with minor children. The meeting will be hosted by Carmen Hegge-Kleiser, vice-president of the Ford’s Colony Homeowners’ Association board of directors. 

These meetings are held in a smaller room better for conversation, so space is limited. Please contact Carmen to make a reservation. Carmen.fchoabod@cox.net.

Club names membership director

Members of the Ford’s Colony Country Club have welcomed a new membership director, Tony Null. He comes to Ford’s Colony after working in Raleigh, N.C. for nearly a decade as director of communications and marketing for the North Ridge Country Club.

Null has a long Virginia history, however. He was raised in Newport News, earned a degree in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University and is the former membership director at Kingsmill Resort. 

Ford’s Colony residents can reach out to Null for country-club membership information at 757-258-4100.

Say ‘No’ to old smoke detectors

When Daylight Saving Time (blessedly) arrives March 8, why not take it as a cue to test and possibly swap out your home’s smoke detectors?

You know it’s time to change the batteries by the sometimes annoying, but always necessary, “chirp” that emits from a power-drained device. But when to completely upgrade a smoke detector?

Ah, that answer is less obvious.

The standard endorsed by FEMA is every 10 years. And unless you have the actual purchase receipt or a faultless memory, you need to physically remove the detector from the ceiling and check the manufacture date on the back of it.

If it’s been 10 years since the device was made, swap it out for a brand new one to be certain it is in peak condition. It’s a small chore for great peace of mind. And then, don’t forget to check the batteries every month as well.

Push the “test” button, so your home safely passes with flying colors.

Take a look inside!

104 Berrow in Ford’s Colony

4 Bedroom | 2.1 Bath | 2,771 Sq Ft
Offered at $425,000.

The light and airy family room with fireplace opens to a spacious kitchen, breakfast area and a sunroom.
The kitchen features center island cooking, pantry and tons of cabinet space.
The light-filled tiled sunroom is the perfect place for morning coffee or evening wine.
A welcoming foyer is flanked by the dining room with hardwood floors and crown and chair moldings and a spacious living room or home office which offers French doors for added privacy.
The master bedroom has a large en-suite bath plus walk-in closet.

Additional features: dual staircases, large utility room, fabulous 3 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.

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

Stunning Western Gailes Home!

For Sale – 116 Western Gailes in Ford’s Colony
4 BEDROOM | 4.1 BATH | 3,605 SQ FT

Absolutely stunning! You will love this beautiful all brick home with a fabulous floorplan located in sought after Western Gailes offering both first and second floor master bedrooms and a 3-car garage!

Backing to wooded privacy and freshly painted throughout, this lovely home features spacious rooms and en-suite baths in all bedrooms.

Features include:

  • Great room with a wet bar with wine fridge and gas fireplace.
  • Kitchen with Viking range, Subzero fridge, a second prep sink, and a pantry.
  • Spacious first floor master bedroom with new carpet, en-suite bath and large walk-in closet.
  • Upstairs, all bedrooms are spacious with tiled en-suite baths and great closets. 

Additional features: Hard to find 3-car side-load garage, composite deck, large utility room water heaters, tons of storage throughout. 

For more information, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com.