Breathing New Life into a Windsor Forest Home

I am widely known throughout Williamsburg as a dedicated real estate agent, but if there’s anything I’m passionate about other than my trade it’s Williamsburg and my neighborhood, Windsor Forest.

I’ve been a resident of Windsor Forest for 17 years, and I have always been an active neighbor who strives to make our community the best it can be. That’s why when 106 Buford Rd began to fall into disrepair, I spent nearly 15 years trying to purchase it and restore it to its former glory. After staying persistent, I finally succeeded and purchased the home this summer.

Located along the access road to the neighborhood the pool, its prominent spot in the neighborhood made it even more noticeable to neighbors and our guests.

I first noticed the house was vacant when the grass grew very tall many years ago. I contacted the owner and asked if my kids could cut the grass, so I have been in contact with him for quite some time. However, he wasn’t ready to give up the home he built for his family, despite the fact that they had moved on.

Now that I have purchased the home and removed everything from the inside, we can proceed with renovations. When we finish it will have a new kitchen, bathroom, refinished hardwood floors and we will also redo a lot of the exterior trim on the house. We’re opening up some of the walls to create a more open concept, and we’re replacing all of the exterior doors on the home. The laundry room, formerly located in the garage as they were in many homes in the ‘70s, will be relocated to a new space in the house.

The home is a 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial. The den has a fireplace and is adjacent to the kitchen, which will boast trendy countertops and stainless steel appliances when I am done. We’re doing a huge island that will be the center of the kitchen, den and dining room.

I was amazed when I ripped the carpet up to find nearly immaculate hardwood flooring. I am going to keep those of course, and just refinish them. I am painting the entire home with neutral colors, and the bathrooms will feature granite countertops.

So far, it has been such a fun project and I have received a lot of praise from my neighbors. Whenever I am there they stop and tell me how thrilled they are someone is doing something with the house.

My ultimate plan, of course, is to list the home and sell it, but being actively involved in the construction and remodeling of the home gives me a special set of skills that help when people look to me as their agent.

This is my third flip, and to celebrate I intend on having an open house so neighbors can come and enjoy the big reveal. The daughters of the family that owned the home previously plan to return for the grand reveal as well, and have visited throughout the process.

It feels like a civic duty for me to bring this home back to life, and it’s something I have been wanting to do for more than a decade. I am thrilled that it is finally happening. I already have interest in the finished product, and will likely sell it before it is finished.


About Mr Williamsburg

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I look forward to serving your real estate needs and welcoming you to this place that I’m lucky enough to call home!

John Womeldorf, Mr. Williamsburg