Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Where We Live: Brick colonial makes statement in Wexford Hills

When work moved David Copp and his family to Williamsburg two years ago, they spent a lot of time looking at homes and neighborhoods.

When they checked out the two-story, 5,000-square-foot brick colonial in Wexford Hills, they knew they had found the one.

“We walked in and said oooooh this is what we want,” recalled David Copp. “The house was just what we were looking for.”

Indeed, the house has tons of curb appeal. The stone lion statues at the front entrance hint at what’s inside.

Copp said the previous owners built the home to resemble a house they fell in love with while visiting Italy.

“I was told they brought the same floor plans to an architect here so they could replicate the house,” Copp said.

The house certainly makes a great first impression. Double front doors open up to a grand entry way with high ceilings, majestic columns and amazing views of the woods.

For the Copp family, the Italian-inspired floor plan was perfect.

“There was so much room,” Copp said. “And, we loved the yard and the space. Other places we looked, it seemed like houses were right on top of each other.”

The home’s 3-acre lot is standard in Wexford Hills, a small, quiet neighborhood less than a mile from York River State Park. Copp, a runner, often takes advantage of the trails there.

Despite the large yards and tree-lined streets, Copp said there is still a lot of neighborly activity and that people take the time to stop and say ‘hello.’

“Williamsburg is really nice,” Copp said. “It has that small-town atmosphere, and you get get to know a lot of people and there are always things to do.”

Copp stayed plenty busy at the new house after moving in. An outdoor enthusiast who also likes to walk his dogs, Copp created walking trails along the periphery of the property using pieces of felled trees.

He also added a remote-controlled babbling brook that can be turned on and off with the click of a button and installed garden beds and a Jacuzzi.

Inside, the the home features two separate living spaces.

The downstairs is a great recreational area, but also has a wet bar and master-sized bedroom. It’s the perfect space for his two daughters to hang out when they are home from college.

“You could spend the entire time on one floor if you wanted to,” Copp said.

Inside, Copp appreciates the enormous amount of storage space, about a total of 1,000 square feet, and the recently updated bonus room over the garage which features  1,200-square-foot of workout space.

Though work is once again sending the family to a different state, Copp said in an ideal world, he’d pick up the entire home and move it with him if he could.

Find out more about the home here.

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