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By Mark Edwards | Broker in Suffolk, VA
  • Liberty Ridge Model in Williamsburg Wins Regional Awards

    Posted Under: General Area in Williamsburg, Home Buying in Williamsburg, In My Neighborhood in Williamsburg  |  January 20, 2012 1:26 PM  |  1,316 views  |  No comments

    Liberty Ridge Model Home Wins Regional Awards

    Posted on January 20, 2012

    At its 24th annual awards banquet in Newport News, Virginia, the Peninsula Housing & Builders Association’s Sales and Marketing Council presented the award for Best Single Family Home Design and Best Kitchen in a Custom Home to Charles Ross Homes for the Liberty Ridge model home. This furnished model home is located at 3409 Liberty Ridge Parkway, Williamburg, VA and is open for tour Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m. The home is available for sale with East West Realty at $1,050,000.

    “We invest a lot of thought in the design of each of our homes to ensure they are aesthetically pleasing inside and out and that they fit contemporary lifestyle needs,” said Charles Ross Homes staff architect, Keith Sobczak. “We are especially pleased to have taken top honors in two categories.” The Liberty Ridge model was originally a Frank Betz Associates, Inc. design that was modified and customized for this community by the Charles Ross team.

    Charles Ross Homes has been designing, building, and remodeling homes in the Williamsburg area for 29 years. They have designed and built homes in a variety of architectural styles and in sizes from 1,200 square feet to more than 11,500 square feet. The are a featured builder in the new Liberty Ridge community.

     

    For Information about East West Partners’ communites, visit www.eastwestcommunities.com. Discover the best in lifestyle communities at Founders Pointe, Eagle Harbor, Liberty Ridge, and The Riverfront at Harbour View. East West Realty Sales Centers are open 7 days a week onsite. Equal Housing Opportunity

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  • New Craftsman Cottage House Plan Planned for Liberty Ridge

    Posted Under: General Area in Williamsburg, Home Buying in Williamsburg, In My Neighborhood in Williamsburg  |  January 16, 2012 5:35 AM  |  1,563 views  |  No comments
       
    New Southern Living® House Plan for Liberty Ridge
    Michael C. Brown's new house plan for Liberty Ridge in Williamsburg comes from the Frank Betz Associates, Inc Southern Living® Design Collection. This Craftsman Cottage design features a first floor master bedroom, a large kitchen and center island that connects to the spacious Family Room, a second main floor bedroom, and three car garage. The stone and brick exterior, combined with the multiple gabled roof, and front porch adds great architectural interest and character to the front elevation and curb appeal. The home is proposed for Lot 150 Liberty Ridge Parkway, a 3.52 acre wooded homesite.

    Liberty Ridge is is a new custom home community featuring three acre homesites near Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Discover beautifully wooded homesites and landmark trees with a rolling topography in this upscale community which features architectural guidelines and some of the region's premier custom homebuilders. To see other possible floor plans for Liberty Ridge, check out our Portfolio of Featured House Plans.

    Conveniently located on Centerville Road, just ten minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and Interstate 64, Liberty Ridge offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle, but yet is just minutes to all that Williamsburg has to offer.

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    Liberty Ridge’s prestigious Williamsburg address not only provides residents with rich historical content, but also with convenience to shopping and professional services, quick access to Virginia’s Interstate 64, a diversity of cultural activities and a bounty of ways to have fun.

    Education and fun are literally just minutes away from Liberty Ridge—from Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and the College of William and Mary, to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.

    Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., between Richmond and Virginia Beach. With the mountains to the west and the ocean to the east, it’s the perfect place to live. To get directions to Liberty Ridge from where you are, click here.

    Select homesites in Phase I are now available for purchase. The Welcome Center is open daily.

    Liberty Ridge Community

    For Information about East West Partners’ communites, visit www.eastwestcommunities.com. Discover the best in lifestyle communities at Founders Pointe, Eagle Harbor, Liberty Ridge, and The Riverfront at Harbour View. East West Realty Sales Centers are open 7 days a week onsite.

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  • Early Build Buyer Incentive in Liberty Ridge, Williamsburg, Virginia

    Posted Under: General Area in Williamsburg, Home Buying in Williamsburg, In My Neighborhood in Williamsburg  |  January 9, 2012 4:17 PM  |  1,233 views  |  No comments

    Early Build Buyer Incentive in Liberty Ridge, Williamsburg, Virginia

    The opportunity to build your dream home in Liberty Ridge on one of the most beautiful wooded homesites in the Williamsburg area is an exciting prospect. Stop by our Welcome Center and talk to Tom Butler, or Mark Edwards with East West Realty for more details. We’re open 7 days a week!

    For Information about East West Partners’ waterfront communites, visit www.eastwestcommunities.com. Discover the best in lifestyle communities at Founders Pointe, Eagle Harbor, Liberty Ridge, and The Riverfront at Harbour View. East West Realty Sales Centers are open 7 days a week onsite.

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  • Discover the Best of Both Worlds at Liberty Ridge - Ultimate Privacy and Live 10 minutes to Colonial Williamsburg, VA

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Williamsburg, Home Buying in Williamsburg, In My Neighborhood in Williamsburg  |  November 13, 2011 5:36 AM  |  1,304 views  |  No comments

    The award-winning Virginia-based developer East West Partners is launching a new 550-acre community in Williamsburg called Liberty Ridge. This upscale neighborhood, which will feature large, estate-sized homesites and custom homes by Williamsburg's most prestigious builders is also convenient to the New Town shopping district. Liberty Ridge features an enviable location, just ten minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and Interstate 64. East West is sculpting the beautiful, heavily wooded terrain into 138 homesites ranging in size from three to nine acres. The grand main entrance, located on Centerville Road, will reflect the colonial history of surrounding Williamsburg and James City County.

    With the "Early Build Incentive", homesites begin in the mid $100's and the new homes start in the upper $600's. (For details on the early build incentive scroll down) Now's a great time to visit the Welcome Center onsite which is open daily noon to 5 pm.

    You are also invited to tour a new fully furnished and decorated model home features a spacious front porch and a bright and open floor plan. With three of the four bedrooms on the first floor, it also offers one level living. The 4265 square foot home located at 3409 Liberty Ridge Parkway is perfect for entertaining with a media room and expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces. Special details like a three car garage, two fireplaces and state-of- the-art interior finishes add to the appeal of this all brick home. Complete information on the interior selections and furnishings are available. The home is now open for tour daily and is on the market for $1,175,000, contact East West Realty at 757-565-1100 for more information.



    Residents and visitors to Liberty Ridge will feel as if they are in a countryside setting. The estate-size homesites and meticulous attention to the preservation of the environment will give residents a feeling of being nicely removed from the hustle and bustle, yet conveniently located within the dynamic Williamsburg community. These homesites, which start at $195,000 are now available for purchase either directly from East West Partners or through Liberty Ridge's list of preferred builders.

    The home designs in Liberty Ridge will pay homage to the past. The featured builders will create distinctive custom homes reminiscent of home styles from the past, such as English Cottage, Craftsman Cottage, timeless Traditionals, Georgians, classic American and European architectural styles. Along with new home designs, Liberty Ridge will showcase many Southern Living classic designs which have become so popular in the southeast. There will be an emphasis on Water Smart landscape planning and exterior architectural details. Stone and hardiplank siding will be featured, as will traditional brick exteriors. The larger homesites will enable homeowners to have quality ‘dream homes' built with high-end custom features, such as three and four-car garages. It will be the perfect opportunity for people to create their own private retreat within a community.

    Plans for Liberty Ridge include East West Partners' trademark recreational amenities: a resort-style pool, residents' clubhouse, playground for the kids and two community parks for social and picnic gatherings. In addition, more than three miles of community walking and biking trail systems will provide opportunities for residents to explore the natural beauty of the land. And with the county's 689-acre Freedom Park next door, Liberty Ridge homeowners can add mountain biking and hiking to their list of pastimes for enjoying the great outdoors.

    East West believes that Liberty Ridge will appeal to a variety of buyers desiring large homesites in a master-planned community. Whether future homeowners are local buyers or new residents to the area, they will enjoy the proximity of Liberty Ridge to Colonial Williamsburg.

    The Breakwater Model Home located at 3405 Liberty Ridge Parkway, Williamsburg, (see picture below) i a new William E. Poole House Plan built by Michael C. Brown. the 4633 square foot estate home features a master suite on the first and second level, an open Kitchen to family room, a large Family Entertainment Room over the three car garage and many fine authentic details throughout the interior. (Photo Gallery)

    EARLY BUILD INCENTIVE for the First Five Families at LIBERTY RIDGE

    For a Limited Time, purchase a homesite in Liberty Ridge and begin home construction within 1-year of lot closing, and you will receive a cash rebate of 25% of the lot price from the developer.

    • Heavily wooded homesites from 3 to 9 acres, starting at $195,000.

    • Contact Scott Jones and Tom Butler for more information, 757-565-1100. Welcome Center is open daily.

    East West has developed 35 communities across seven states, including six award-winning Hampton Roads communities: Founders Pointe and Eagle Harbor in Isle of Wight County; The Riverfront in Northern Suffolk; Gatling Pointe and Gatling Pointe South in Smithfield; and Riverwatch in Gloucester. Most recently, The Riverfront was named as the first and sole inductee in the Tidewater Builders Association Community Hall of Fame. Since 1972, East West has been known for innovative land planning, an unwavering commitment to the environment and for building communities offering year-round, resort-style living. For more information on Liberty Ridge and East West Partners, visit the website at www.libertyridgeva.com, or call 757.565.1188 or 1-877-558.1188.

  • 5 Reasons It's a Great Time to Build a New Home in Liberty Ridge, Williamsburg, Virginia

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Williamsburg, Home Buying in Williamsburg, In My Neighborhood in Williamsburg  |  August 19, 2011 5:40 AM  |  1,176 views  |  No comments

    5 Reasons its a great time to build a new home in liberty ridge, williamsburg, Virginia ~

    Liberty Ridge Community

    1. timing and unique opportunity~ Imagine your dream home. Every detail is yours to choose. Every window. Every angle. Every texture. Now follow your dream to Liberty Ridge, where our remarkable real estate demands equally extraordinary estate homes. Here, you’ll not only have the chance to design your home from the ground up, but the freedom to truly make it your own. As you’d expect in a community of this stature, architectural standards have been carefully crafted to protect its image, integrity, and longevity. We’ve paid close attention to reflecting the heritage of the area. Yet we intentionally opened the door to individuality—allowing a statement of your personal style unparalleled by other nearby communities. Our select team of the region’s premier builders will guide you through every phase of the construction process, from conception through completion.

    In May, we officially saw the Grand Opening for our first two Model Homes- the Breakwater and Liberty Ridge models. The front entrance is now completed and the first 25 homesites are now available for purchase. Its extremely rare to find a custom home community with estate-sized homesites this close to Colonial Williamsburg (just ten minutes). Homesites are a minium 3 acres with lot prices starting at $200,000. Homebuilders are offering early homeowners attractive pricing on new home plans and it's a great opportunity to get involved on the ground floor.

    2. Location~ Conveniently located on Centerville Road, just ten minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and Interstate 64, Liberty Ridge offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle, but yet is just minutes to all that Williamsburg has to offer.

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    Liberty Ridge’s prestigious Williamsburg address not only provides residents with rich historical content, but also with convenience to shopping and professional services, quick access to Virginia’s Interstate 64, a diversity of cultural activities and a bounty of ways to have fun.

    Education and fun are literally just minutes away from Liberty Ridge—from Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and the College of William and Mary, to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.

    Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., between Richmond and Virginia Beach. With the mountains to the west and the ocean to the east, it’s the perfect place to live. To get directions to Liberty Ridge from where you are, click here.

    Colonial Williamsburg 10 minutes

    Newport News/Hampton 30 minutes

    Norfolk/Chesapeake/Portsmouth 40 minutes

    Richmond 60 minutes

    Virginia Beach 70 minutes

    Washington DC 150 minutes

    3. Beautifully wooded and private Homesites~ Liberty Ridge encompasses 550 acres of beautiful, rolling terrain, graced with a mature tree canopy, located on Centerville Road in James City County, adjacent to Freedom Park. This new community features 138 homesites, ranging from 3 to 9 acres in size.


    4. Resort style amenities planned ~

    • Future amenites planned include a resort-style swimming pool with cottage-style clubhouse, outdoor fireplace, children’s play area and activity field

    • Two additional large community parks with picnic tables and walking trails

    • Jogging/biking paths throughout the community including paved pathways, mulched trails and timber bridge crossings

    • Paved trail along the community’s frontage on Centerville Road with access to Freedom Park



    5. quality homebuilders and architectural guidelines ~

    Liberty Ridge will offer a Preferred Builders Program featuring some of the region’s finest custom homebuilders. Each home to be built will be submitted to the Architectural Review Board for approval, ensuring that the highest standards for quality design and construction will be maintained throughout the community. Michael C. Brown Builder, Charles Ross Homes, Ron Curtis Builder, LLC, and Sasser Construction are four of the custom builders available for prospective homebuyers. These companies possess a combined total of more than 65 years of experience and have created some of the finest custom homes in the area. The collective success of these builders is rooted in an ongoing commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Their expertise in the industry, and attention to detail enables each of these builders to take what would be an ordinary custom home and turn it into something extraordinary.
     


    As the sixth East West Partners' community in the Hampton Roads area, Liberty Ridge will offer distinctive custom homes and innovative amenities reflective of the award-winning communities that have become the company's trademark. East West has developed 35 communities across seven states, including five award-winning Hampton Roads communities: Founders Pointe, Eagle Harbor, The Riverfront at Harbor View, Gatling Pointe and Gatling Pointe South. Since 1972, the developer has been known for innovative land planning, an unwavering commitment to the environment, and communities offering year-round, resort-style living.

  • Finally, the Custom Home Neighborhood in Virginia that you've been waiting for...

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Williamsburg, Home Buying in Williamsburg, In My Neighborhood in Williamsburg  |  June 11, 2011 6:26 AM  |  1,051 views  |  No comments

    Finally, the privacy and luxury that you've been waiting for on three acre wooded homestes at Liberty Ridge, in Williamsburg, VA.  

    Imagine your dream home. Every detail is yours to choose. Every window. Every angle. Every texture. Now follow your dream to Liberty Ridge, where our remarkable real estate demands equally extraordinary estate homes. Here, you'll not only have the chance to design your home from the ground up, but the freedom to truly make it your own. Design, build, and enjoy your own private retreat amidst a masterpiece of nature's creation. Or invest in your future now by purchasing a homesite, then build when the time is right.

    From brick and stone, to columns and trim, customize your home to fit your lifestyle and indulge your imagination. Be inspired by genuine freedom of choice. Create the grand entry you've always wanted. Design an inviting porch or portico. Accent your exterior with artful and attractive details. It's about image. It's about luxury. More than that, it's your home. Visit Liberty Ridge in Williamsburg today.

    Beautifully wooded 3 acre homesites, rolling topography, and landmark trees will surround your new quality, custom-built home. Finally, the setting worthy of the home that you've always dreamed of building is here.

    Tour Two Showcase Homes Now Open

    The Liberty Ridge by Charles Ross Homes:

    The Liberty Ridge decorated model home is open daily for tour.

    This elegant Southern home was specially designed for the new Liberty Ridge community by Frank Betz Associates, Inc. and Charles Ross Homes, and is gracefully nestled on a stunning, 3-acre wooded homesite. From the spacious front porch to the bright and open floor plan, this home offers expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces for all to enjoy. $1,175,000.

      


    The Breakwater by Michael C Brown Custom Builders:

     The showcase home is as beautiful at night as it is in the daylight.

    This authentically detailed William E. Poole design is Classic Southern elegance at its finest. Historical features include an expansive front porch with curved front entry. A Palladian window and half-round transom highlight the front entry foyer. Endless nights could be enjoyed spent on the dramatic front porch or relaxing on the private back porch. $1,500,000.

     

    Your Dream Home Has Arrived  

    Our architectural standards will guide your choices-while giving you the freedom to showcase your own style. You have the opportunity to work with any of our Preferred Builders, or you may choose
    your own. Select from a variety of home styles and exterior materials. Many of our Preferred Builders have created plans that offer a one-level lifestyle. Or if you prefer, many homesites can accommodate a daylight basement, expanding your living space without expanding the home's footprint.  And, your expansive homesite will allow for options not found in most communities, including detached garages or workshops - perfect for boats, jet skis, motorcycles and other hobbies that require year-round storage.

    To insure the architectural integrity of the community, prior to construction, each home plan is submitted to the Architectural Review Board for approval. Here the exterior of the plan is reviewed, including design elements, exterior finishes, site plan, and landscaping design. The creation and enforcement of these standards helps to protect the investment of every homeowner in the community.




     



    For more information about Liberty Ridge in Williamsburg, VA, contact Mark Edwards with East West Communities, medwards@eastwestr.com, or contact one of our onsite community representatives, Wes Brown or Tom Butler at 757-565-1100, www.libertyridgeva.com .

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  • Why the LIBERTY RIDGE Art Show & Grand Opening was a win/win for local Williamsburg schools and the new custom home community

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Williamsburg, Home Buying in Williamsburg, In My Neighborhood in Williamsburg  |  May 16, 2011 11:43 AM  |  1,028 views  |  No comments

    Williamsburg James City County Public Schools Benefit From Art Filled Open House in Luxury Williamsburg Community  

    Williamsburg, VA -(May, 2011) - On Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, an art show and open house was held at the new master-planned Liberty Ridge neighborhood by East West Communities, located in Williamsburg, Virginia - just outside of Colonial Williamsburg. The event featured art displayed in two new model homes, the fully furnished Liberty Ridge model by Charles Ross Homes and the Breakwater model by Michael C. Brown Custom Builder.

    Developed in partnership with one smART gallery, an art events company representing over 300 artists throughout Virginia, Liberty Ridge presented a showing of original art including contemporary & traditional paintings, sculpture and furniture. Works of art by 18 featured artists was displayed in both homes. Pieces of art completed by Williamsburg area students in the Fine Arts Program at Warhill and Lafayette High School was also displayed and over $1,200 was raised in a silent auction to support the continued growth of art and music in these two local high schools. 

    Dr. Dianna Lindsay, the Assistant Superintendent for the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, attended the art show and commented, "What an original idea to have an art gallery showing in these beautiful model homes. I enjoyed the event and am thrilled that it helped fund our fine arts program." 

    A full list of artists, samplings of their work and more information about this unconventional art show can be found at http://www.libertyridgeva.com/gallery-show or by calling the Liberty Ridge Information Center at 757-565-1100. For more photos of the Art Show Gallery event, visit http://www.facebook.com/eastwestcommunities#!/CustomHomesInWilliamsburg.

    The Liberty Ridge Information Center is located at 3400 Liberty Ridge Parkway. The community encompasses 138 homesites on 550 acres, with each homesite ranging from 3 to 9 acres in size. The property is made up of beautiful, rolling terrain graced with a mature tree canopy. A Residents' Club with a resort-style swimming pool, clubhouse, outdoor fireplace, children's play area, biking/walking trails, and two community parks will be featured in the community.

    The Breakwater model was one of two model homes showcasing the art from 18 different artists from across the state of Virginia. The Breakwater model is listed with East West Realty for $1,500,000 and is located on a three acre privately wooded homesite. For more information, visit www.libertyridgeva.com.

    View the interactive community siteplan for Liberty Ridge.

    East West Communities· 3400 Liberty Ridge Parkway • Williamsburg, VA • 23188     Phone: (757) 565-1100 or toll free 1-877-558-1188

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