This time of year it’s always interesting to look back and review the most expensive homes sold in the Williamsburg VA area.
In 2014 there were 11 single family homes which sold for $1,000,000 or more in the Williamsburg area. ( note I am including nearby Charles City) A slight increase from the same period a year before where nine homes sold for over a million dollars
While multi-million dollar price tags create oohs and aahs, it’s nothing more than a price tag until it’s sold. Four out of the top ten most expensive home sales in 2014 were in the Kingsmill Community. The average discount from list price on the 11 homes was 10% from list price, ( although that doesn’t count data from homes that are relisted so the real number is below that. The average sale price per square foot for the top ten list was $361 per square foot. Unlike the Washington DC area where 266 homes sold for $5 million or more last year. Our median selling price for the top 10 home sales was $1.250,000. Aside from the $3.4 million home sale the other homes ranged in price from $1 million to $1.8 million.
In 2014 the highest dollar transaction for a home sale in the Williamsburg VA area was $3.4 million dollars for a waterfront estate located on the James River in Charles City County.
By neighborhood Kingsmill was the leader on the list with four of the top 11 transactions. Fords Colony, Governors Land and Riverview Plantation each had one on the list.
Back to #1 on the list, initially listed at $5.4 million the spectacular 146 acre waterfront retreat on the James River included 1.5 miles of riverfront. The 5,000 square foot , 4 bedroom, 5 bath home offered water views from all of it’s rooms. Outdoor features included a pool, dock, recreation pavilion & walking trails . An aerial photo is below…
Tied for second place on the list were homes in Kingsmill and Fords Colony. The 8000 square foot home at 324 Dogleg was the personal home of Dick and Dorothea Ford the developers of Fords Colony. Where most of the lots in Fords Colony are half an acre in size this home sat on almost five acres with views of 4 holes of golf and water. Originally listed for for $2,395,000 the home sold for $1,800,000 after 284 days on the market. This lot and home were truly one of a kind.
Tied for #2 at $1.8 million was this 8800 square foot home in Kingsmill’s Sandy Fort Neighborhood. Sited on a rolling private one+ acre lot it overlooks a scenic easement that backed to Carter Grove Country Road.
#3 on the list with a sales price of $1,670,000 was an historic property in Charles City. Burlington Plantation was built in 1818
After 1859 the property passed to John Mumford Gregory, a member of the
Virginia House of Delegates and Governor of Virginia for a short time during the civil
war. The property included 260 acres land on Mapsico Creek, Outbuildings included a smokehouse, ice house four car garage, caretakers cottage and more.
#5 on the list with a sales price of $1.250.000 was this waterfront home in Charles City County just across the Rt five bridge on John Tyler Hgwy. If you look to the left when you are crossing the bridge you will see the home.
#6 on the list at a selling price of $1,150,000 was another waterfront home. This one located in the Riverview Plantation neighborhood on the York River. The home was built in 2008 replacing the sellers previous home.
Watch for the remainder of the list later this week..
|1.||19101 Sandy Point Rd , Charles City VA||2.||120 Andrew Lindsey , Williamsburg VA Kingsmill|
|3.||324 Dogleg Dr , Williamsburg VA Fords Colony||4.||205 Harrison Ave , Williamsburg VA|
|5.||1608 Harbor Rd , Williamsburg VA Gov Land||6.||207 Rivers Edge , Williamsburg VA Kingsmill|
|7.||141 Riverview Plantation Dr , Williamsburg VA Riverview Plantation||8.||16520 Chickahominy Bluff Rd , Williamsburg VA|
|9.||109 Greens Way , Williamsburg VA Kingsmill||10.||13501 John Tyler Hwy Hwy , Charles City VA|
|11.||309 Rivers Edge , Williamsburg VA Kingsmill|