After some delays, residential condos are open and selling at the 50-acre Commonwealth Green mixed-use development near Kiln Creek in York County.
The first three buildings with six condos are now complete, said John Olivieri, president of 4th Generation Home Builders in Virginia Beach.
Each building has two condos with a smaller one on the bottom and a larger one on top that connects with a downstairs garage, he said. The condos will range in size from 1,500 square feet to roughly 2,100 square feet. Eventually, the community will have 94 condos in 47 buildings within three to four years, Olivieri said.
Each building will look like one cohesive house and will have front and back porches, he said. Base prices start around $245,000 and $285,000, he said.
Mainstay at Yorktown will feature four unique models named after sailing ships that plied the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Seaboard. The Barque, Clipper, Schooner, and Cutter all are single level homes with spacious great rooms. Two and three bedroom plans offer flexibility for your lifestyle and life stages.
Exterior and interior features will set the Mainstay homes apart from the competition. Coastal Craftsman exteriors wrapped in Fiber Cement siding by James Hardie are not only beautiful but enduring. Interior features will include custom designed kitchens with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and 42” cabinets. Living area and bedrooms display an abundance of windows flooding these areas with natural light. Master suites offer separate showers and tubs, his and her sinks and walk-in closets. Flooring choices include hardwood, tile, and carpet.
The Schooner is a single level home with an inviting kitchen featuring quartz countertops, a large island with a sink as well as a breakfast bar. The kitchen opens onto the spacious family room and dining room making for easy conversation throughout the rooms.
The Schooner’s master bedroom is a welcoming space with a luxurious master bath and closet. Staying in the master bedroom means you can stroll onto the sunny porch nearby. Two other large bedrooms are perfect for kids, a guest room, a home office or whatever type of space you need.
Other highlights of the Schooner model:
- A conveniently located laundry room
- A pantry
- Two full bathrooms besides the master bath
Looking for a home design with everything you need and then some? The Barque includes a master bedroom with a huge closet and master bathroom with an optional double sink and shower. Two other large bedrooms in this design can be occupied by your children, turned into offices or used in any way you need.
The Barque has a kitchen with an impressive island featuring a full sink and breakfast bar perfect for visiting with family before the day begins. The kitchen, dining room and spacious family room are included in the open design making it easy for family and visitors to chat.
Other highlights of the Barque’s design:
- A porch
- A well-equipped laundry room
- A full bathroom
- A pantry
The Clipper in Mainstay has an attractive master bedroom with a closet with enough space for a substantial wardrobe. The other bedroom has ample closet space and is situated close to a full bathroom.
The kitchen in the Clipper has an island, breakfast bar and lots of counter
space throughout. The kitchen area opens onto the dining room and family room where there are plenty of windows creating an airy atmosphere.
More highlights of the Clipper:
- A porch off the master bedroom
- GE stainless steel appliances in the kitchen
- A covered porch at the rear of the home
The Cutter design has three large bedrooms including the master bedroom complete with full bathroom, master closet and shower. The other two bedrooms have access to a full bathroom and plenty of closet space.
The kitchen of the Cutter has stainless steel appliances, a pantry and is just a few steps away from the porch. Family members in the dining room, family room and kitchen can talk easily with one another in this open design.
More highlights of the Cutter:
- A laundry room just off the kitchen
- An optional fireplace in the family room
- A covered porch
Mainstay is on Keener Way off Commonwealth Drive, which extends from Victory Boulevard past the Regal movie theater and to the Commonwealth at York apartments. The 384-unit apartment complex finished construction in 2016 and was the first phase of the Commonwealth Green development.
Keener Way will connect to a roadway that will connect Commonwealth Green with Route 17 within a couple years, development partner Tom Tucker said.
Construction has started on another phase of Commonwealth Green featuring mixed-use townhomes in five buildings with three units each fronting Commonwealth Drive, Tucker said. The townhomes will feature commercial space with a garage on the ground floor and a 1,500-square-foot home on the second floor, he said. The middle unit in each building also will have a loft area.
Eventually, Commonwealth Green will add a 20,000-square-foot, two-story commercial building next to the Staybridge Suites and a community meeting and event space across from the Commonwealth at York apartments, Tucker said. About 10 acres near the community building will be a recreational park area with wetlands, he said.
Live Close to a Selection of Shops
Proximity to quality shops and stores is another reason why the Mainstay in Yorktown is such a desirable place to live. Whether you need to do your weekly grocery shopping, shop for clothing, buy pet supplies or send a package, the shopping area near Mainstay has a variety of stores and businesses you need.
Enjoy Delicious Cuisine in the Local Restaurants
Maybe you and your spouse want to enjoy a date night each week. If so, there are plenty of casual eateries near the Mainstay community you can try. Or, take the whole family out and enjoy a selection of restaurants with foods to suit the tastes of every family member. Whether you want to pick up a treat from the bakery or enjoy a leisurely dinner along the river, you don’t have far to travel when you live in the Mainstay at Yorktown.
Recreational Activities Nearby
Want to take a jaunt to the beach? There are beaches nearby in Hampton and York County. Do you enjoy bowling with family and friends? Make the short trip to the AMF Bowling Lanes for an exhilarating game. A playground, basketball court and a soccer field are available in the appealing surroundings of nearby Kiln Creek Park. Living in the Mainstay community puts you close to all of the fun!
Enjoy a Short Commute to Work
Maybe your vision of a dream home includes a short commute to work. The Mainstay is close to where Interstate 64 and Victory Boulevard meet. This means you have access to a substantial group of employers including Fort Monroe, Langley AFB and Fort Eustis among others. A shorter work commute means more time to enjoy your home and family.
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