Parade of Homes coming to IW

Published 9:47 pm Thursday, November 1, 2012

Isle of Wight’s Founders Pointe community, located on Batten Bay near Carrollton, will host the Peninsula Housing and Builders Association’s Parade of Homes in May.

The Peninsula Housing and Builders Association has chosen the Founders Pointe community in Isle of Wight for its 2013 Parade of Homes.

“Bordered by Batten Bay and James River tributaries, the Founders Pointe community blends beautifully with the surrounding environment,” said PHBA President Tim Cleary. “It’s the perfect backdrop for the creative and innovative homes our builders will offer in the 2013 Parade of Homes.”

The community was twice selected Community of the Year by PHBA, added Cleary. “It is located in a growth corridor in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County and has seen new home sales success in recent years.”

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“Founders Pointe is located just a few minutes from historic Smithfield and is convenient to both the Peninsula and Southside; it’s close to the commercial and retail amenities in Suffolk,” said Branch Lawson, president of East West Partners, the community’s developer. “More than 165 families have relocated to Founders Pointe since our grand opening in 2005, and we’re expecting 319 when we’re complete.”

East West Partners has developed a number of other nearby communities including Eagle Harbor, Smithfield’s Gatling Pointe, Suffolk’s The Riverfront and Williamsburg’s Liberty Ridge.

The single-site display of homes will feature at least eight fully furnished and landscaped showcase homes ranging from 2,800 to 3,600 square-feet of living space and priced from $500,000 to more than $650,000, officials announced.

Participating builders will include ABT Custom Homes, Birdsong Builders, Edgerton Contracting Inc., Garnett Construction, E.R. Lenz Contracting Inc., Norman Miller Builder Inc., Les Ore Construction Co. Inc. and Stephen Alexander Homes.

Founders Pointe amenities include an 844-foot observation pier overlooking Batten Bay, a playground, volleyball court and miles of walking trails and a residents’ club, which features a 4,000-square-foot swimming pool with a 112-foot water slide.

Founders Pointe was the location of the Tidewater Builders Association’s spring Homearama in 2010. The Peninsula Housing and Builders Association held its Parade of Homes in Isle of Wight’s Gatling Point South in 1993.