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Mark Twain and the Magnificent Mystery House

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 02:24 PM

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Last week, Liz Moore & AssociatesTim Parker and Cyril Petrop hosted 65 members of the Williamsburg Symphony League and their guests for an Encore Affair to benefit the symphony.

The event was hosted at 160 John Browning in Kingsmill, a spectacular, one of a kind home overlooking Wareham’s Pond.

Mark Twain (an actual descendant of Samuel Clemons) regaled the sold out audience with tales of life and adventures on the river, while they enjoyed a wine bar and light h’ors doeuvres on the screened porch.

Rumor has it that Twain is interested in the house due to its unique architecture and perch high atop the pond, so if you’re interested in seeing it for yourself, you had better hurry!

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Top 5 Yard Sales in Hampton Roads

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

There is no doubt that Spring will be a welcomed season here in Hampton Roads, Virginia.  And with the change in weather comes our favorite Spring time activities - baseball, gardening, bike riding, and yard sales!

The Daily Press has published a list of the top five yards sales in the area.  An avid yard sale-yard sales in Newport Newser, or not, don't miss these opportunities to find some hidden treasures:

Ford's Colony
This community's sale will take place on Saturday, March 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Historic Triangle Community Center, 312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg.

This  sale has been known to draw thousands of shoppers to the Busch Gardens overflow parking lot. This year the sale will take place Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Kiln Creek
This Newport News community hosts its annual spring sale on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rain date is April 12.

Hilton Village 
The Hilton Village yard sale, where it is more advantageous to park and walk, than drive, is scheduled for April 26.

Virginia's Longest Yard Sale 
"Virginia's Longest Yard Sale" will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in Mathews County. Organized by the county, the communitywide "yard, barn and collectibles sale" will stretch for miles across various spots. Shoppers can pick up a map of participating locations at the county's visitor center, 239 Main St., Mathews. For more information, go to or call 804-725-4229.

The Daily Press will publish a more comprehensive list of yard sales on Sunday, April 20. Make sure your sale is included by emailing the details to by Friday, April 11.

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Tags: Fords Colony, Locals - 101 Reasons, Kingsmill, Hilton Village, Newport News, Kiln Creek, Williamsburg

Kingsmill on the James – Love Where You Live!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 02:25 PM

Thinking of retiring or relocating to Williamsburg?  Moving up to more space or a resortKingsmill homes for sale community?  Interested in a gated community that offers golf, golf, and more golf?  Or, just searching for that perfect low maintenance lifestyle?  Kingsmill on the James offers homes for sale that meet all these needs and more!

Less than 3 miles from Colonial Williamsburg, and conveniently just off I-64, you’ll find 2900 acres of one of Williamsburg’s most popular residential and resort communities:  Kingsmill.  Bounded by the James River on one side, Kingsmill boasts 3 championship golf courses: the Pete Dye designed River Course which has been home to PGA and LPGA tournament play for 29 years; Arnold Palmer’s Plantation Course, which can alternate from forgiving to challenging; and the Woods Course, a Tom Clark-Curtis Strange collaboration that plays across deep ravines and through lush forests. There is also a par 3, perfect for a tune up or developmental players.

Not a golfer?  That’s ok, too.  Kingsmill features a world renowned spa, a marina, a recently renovated tennis club with hard and soft courts, a complete work out facility, and a variety of wonderful restaurants.  Our favorite is the newly re-done James River Grille, overlooking the James River – great place for happy hour with friends, or a just a nice quiet dinner watching the boats come and go, or enjoying the sunset.  We also love brunch at Eagles, overlooking the famed River golf course and showcasing some of Kingsmill’s finest landscaping beauty.

There are a wide variety of homes available for sale in Kingsmill at any given time, including one of the few places in Williamsburg where you can find contemporary architecture. ThereKingsmill are patio homes, townhomes and condos for those seeking a simpler, low maintenance, “turn the key in the door and go” lifestyle…as well as some of Williamsburg’s finest luxury estates.  If you’re looking for lots to build on (including some with river views), or new construction, you will also find those options in Kingsmill.

We have several agents who live in Kingsmill and would love to be your guide, just email us at and we'll put you in contact with them.

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Tags: Kingsmill, Williamsburg, Neighborhood Spotlight, golf

What are the HOTTEST Selling Neighborhoods in Williamsburg?

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 @ 11:05 AM

Based on sales activity (closed sales) for the past 12 months, this is a list of the hottest selling communities in Williamsburg: neighborhoods in Williamsburg

  1. Fords Colony - 146 sales
  2. Kingsmill - 106 sales
  3. White Hall - 46 sales
  4. Colonial Heritage - 43 sales
  5. New Town - 36 sales
  6. Braemar Creek - 27 sales
  7. Governors Land - 26 sales
  8. Queens Lake - 23 sales
  9. Stonehouse - 22 sales
  10. Greensprings West - 20 sales

Note:  this data is extracted from the Williamsburg MLS, and would not include private sales or new homes closings not reported in MLS.

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Tags: Home Sale Statistics & Trends, Fords Colony, New Town, Braemar Creek, Kingsmill, Stonehouse, Governors Land, Queens Lake, Greensprings West, White Hall, Colonial Heritage