Where We Live: the historic Thomas Nelson House


The Nelson House was once home to Thomas Nelson, Jr, one of Yorktown’s most famous residents and signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house was constructed around 1730, according to the National Park Service. The home that survived wars and hurricanes remains relatively intact, although cannonballs from the Revolutionary War period pepper the sides […]

Where We Live: Rustic log cabin estate


On top of a hill, surrounded by trees, sits a 3,399 square-foot custom home unlike most houses in the Historic Triangle. The home, located at 106 Levinson Pass in Williamsburg, was constructed from handcrafted logs brought in from British Columbia in Canada.  According to the homeowners Frank and Laura Rosalie, the house was modeled after […]

Where We Live: Home with ties to Raleigh Tavern, John D. Rockefeller


The Raleigh Tavern, named for Sir Walter Raleigh and established around 1717, was one of the largest taverns in colonial Virginia.  Three hundred years later, a home with ties to the historic site is on the market in Williamsburg. The tavern’s rich history includes meetings of Burgesses, after dissolution of the House of Burgesses, and the founding […]

Where We Live: Cape Cod style historic home


Built in 1976, this former Bed and Breakfast sits in a wooded lot across from the College of William and Mary. The three story home was built in a traditional Cape Cod style and has the atmosphere of a historic home, with many modern amenities, including modern appliances. Even though the current homeowners, Stuart and […]

Where We Live: Contemporary ranch home

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This contemporary, ranch-style, single-family home features 10 rooms, vaulted ceilings, panel windows, and natural light all in a single-story layout.   The home, just off South Henry Street in Williamsburg in the Coves subdivision near the campus of College of William & Mary, was built in 1984 on a wooded lot with a pond. The home […]

Where We Live: Lakeside Georgian Revival home


Where We Live: A weekly look at homes in the Historic Triangle Just a stone’s throw away from the waters of Whittaker Lake in Governor’s Land stands 3012 Hearthstone Road.  Constructed in 1994, this Georgian Revival home sits along 300 feet of wooded shoreline. The main floor of the home is a common Georgian Revival […]