At first glance, you may think the Georgian at 24 Whittaker’s Mill in Kingsmill was the work of an HGTV design star. But the spacious, 4-bedroom, 3-and-a-half bath home was a labor of love for long-time Williamsburg resident Kevin Jones and his family.
“We really liked Kingsmill and when we first saw the house, we liked that the home had Southern bones,” Kevin said. “We walked in and immediately knew we wanted it. It was in great condition, just very tired.”
Since it was one of the biggest lots around, and with the opportunity to do a renovation, they were sold.
The family had a clear picture of what they wanted the house to look like design-wise.
“My wife has been the one who has always done that kind of stuff in our previous homes, and she did the same in this house,” Kevin said.
They finished off three large unfinished spaces in the house, which gave every room extra living space.
“For a family of five, everybody had more than enough space,” Kevin said.
They raised all the doorways in the downstairs, so the home felt more open and airy. They created a large closet in the first-floor master, gutted the kitchen, upgraded the HVAC, installed all new lighting and had heart pine floors shipped in from Florida, among many other improvements.
The outdoors got the royal treatment as well. A patio out back has a custom-made cast iron firepit built in under a removable granite coffee table top. In the summers when the fire pit isn’t needed, the table top serves a good spot for drinks or games.
Kingsmill on the James is a gated residential and resort community, and one of Williamsburg, Virginia’s original master planned golf communities. Located on 2,900 acres of green hills and forests stretching for three miles along the banks of the James River, it offers a wide variety of home styles in stunning natural settings. Kingsmill is an active community that appeals to all ages, from young families to retirees, with amenities that include outdoor pools, playgrounds, tennis courts, and walking/hiking trails.
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This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and his expertise helping buyers and sellers in the local real estate market.
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