Property ID : 30046428
Off Market $698,000 - Single Family Home
The home features a private location in the City of Williamsburg only a mile from campus! This custom turn key two story has a master downstairs, hardwoods, formal living & dining spaces, custom kitchen with cherry cabinets, upgraded granite, bonus office or den over garage, spacious bedrooms, double masters up & down, storage, 2-car garage, relaxing front & back porches, extensive landscaping, and nice curb appeal!
The Neighborhood and Community!
Yorkshire of Williamsburg is a beautiful residential community of 45 single-family properties. Building lots range from one-half to three-quarter acres and homes in the community have at least 2,200 square feet of floor space. Houses are primarily brick colonial-style and all utilities in the community are underground. In October 2013 the The Yorkshire Homeowners Association was awarded the Wiliamsburg Beautification Award. Thanks and congratulations to our Landscaping Committee and volunteers from our community. Williamsburg’s Beautification Advisory Committee, sponsor of the Beautification award program, states that the program honors City residents and businesses who contribute to the improvement and beautification of the city.
Community: Yorkshire of Williamsburg is a beautiful residential community of 45 single-family properties. Building lots range from one-half to three-quarter acres and homes in the community have at least 2,200 square feet of floor space. The houses are primarily brick colonial-style and all utilities in the community are underground. Property in Yorkshire is held and sold subject to restrictions and covenants that are imposed to protect the value and esthetic nature of the community.
Location: Our community is located in the southeastern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia, between the James and York Rivers on the Virginia Peninsula. The community is in the City of Williamsburg and is within walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg and the campus of College of William and Mary.
Historical Context: Yorkshire is located in one of the most diverse historical areas in the United States. Many native American tribes lived in the area for thousands of years. The first permanent English speaking settlement in the country was established in 1607 at Jamestown, just 6 miles south of Yorkshire. In 1698, the colonial capital moved from Jamestown to Williamsburg, to be on high ground between the James and York Rivers. During the 18th century, Williamsburg became the center of political events leading to the Declaration of Independence. The American Revolution ended with the surrender of British forces at Yorktown, just 16 miles east of Yorkshire. During the Civil War, McLellan’s peninsula campaign fought many engagements near this area. In 1926, the Reverend Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, rector of Bruton Parish Church, shared his dream of preserving Williamsburg’s historic buildings with philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., and the restoration began. The work progressed and expanded to include a major portion of the colonial town, encompassing approximately 85 percent of the 18th-century capital’s original area.
Attractions: The Historic Triangle of Virginia, which also includes Jamestown and Yorktown, is a very popular tourist destination, with Williamsburg located in the center. The three locations are linked by the Colonial Parkway, a 23 mile National Park Service Scenic Byway. The toll-free Jamestown Ferry is located at the southern end of the Colonial Parkway. State Route 5, another very historic byway adjoins several important ante-bellum plantations and links Williamsburg and Richmond. Other attractions include the Busch Gardens theme park, and there are many other attractions in neighboring Norfolk, Hampton Roads, and Richmond.
The following documents are provided to new residents of our community:
- A Disclosure Packet Notice is provided to all new owners of property in our community.
- Section 55-512 of the Virginia Code lists the requirements of Virginia law regarding residential community associations.
- Our responses to Section 55-512 are also provided to new residents.
- Articles of Incorporation established our Association as a corporation of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- By-Laws of the Association include provisions related to membership, officers, and financial requirements for the Association.
- Our Declaration of Restrictions are inclusive of the Architectural Guidelines. These “restrictive covenants” are intended to protect the overall appearance, the quality of life, and the value of property in our community.
- Our Complaint Policy provides a procedure for a member of our community as well as citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia to submit complaints to our Association for resolution.
- Our 2013 Treasurer’s Report and 2014 Budget are now combined into a single document. Both of these reports were approved by the property owners at our annual meeting in January 2014. Note that HOA dues increased to $137.50 per year, effective and payable starting in January 2014.
- Our Community Property Policy describes the areas of property that are owned by the Yorkshire Homwowners Association in common, including the area around the Yorkshire Drive entrance.
- Our “Reserve Study” analyzes the reason the community needs to maintain a reserve balance in our Homeowners Association account.
- A Yorkshire Plat was used in 1989 to obtain approval for development and construction of the Yorkshire community.