New Construction in Western Branch on the Elizabeth River

March 31st, 2014

dogwood

Western Branch Living on the Elizabeth

The Dogwood II floor plan by Vintage Homes has sold at Walker’s Bend in Western Branch. This Victorian style home is set along the Elizabeth River for deep water access, perfect for boating and fishing. The 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home features an open floor plan with large rooms that make it ideal for family living. Even the secondary bedrooms are huge! The home also has a mud room and huge pantry. For more information on additional homes available at Walker’s Bend, call Joan Revell at 757.621.8249.

 

Western Branch is one of the most sought after communities in Chesapeake, Virginia. Close to the interstate, yet tucked away in a quiet, established neighborhood, Walker’s Bend provides the ideal location. And as a Homearama Gold Winner, Vintage Homes is proud to bring their same trademark architectural style and craftsmanship to this new home community.

If living on the water is your dream, come visit Walker’s Bend and be the first to choose your lot. Check out our additional home plans and lots available at Walker’s Bend.

 

 

Made In America House Picks Up 8 Awards at Homearama 2012

June 28th, 2012

We are very excited to announce the awards for our Made In America House (The Hardee Model) at this year’s Spring Homearama at Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake. Check out our list of awards below.

Made In America House

Critic’s Choice Awards for The Made In America House:

Silver for Best Kitchen
Gold for Best Bath
Silver for Best Closet
Bronze for Best Family Room
Silver for Best Curb Appeal
Bronze for Most Creative
Gold for Best Interior Design
Silver for Best Craftsmanship

A special shout out and thank you to:

L&F Landscaping
A. Dodson’s Interior Design
Custom Closets and Specialties

Congratulations to all the winners at the show!

Homearama Builder goes for All American Materials

May 22nd, 2012

Check out the May 21 Issue of the Pilot for Josh Brown’s article on Vintage Homes’ Made In America House (The Hardee Model) at Homearama 2012. Be sure to visit Homearama June 16- July 1, 2012 at Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake. Hope to see you there!

Vintage Homes makes ABC News

May 9th, 2012

Vintage Homes was on ABC World News last night for their part in contributing to bringing more jobs back to America by building our 2012 Homearama home (from top to bottom) with American-made products only. The  home will be open for touring along with 7 other new homes at Culpepper Landing during Tidewater Builders Association‘s Homearama 2012 event from June 16-July 1. View details on the home here.

Watch for T. E. (at 3:27) on this segment from ABC News: Made In America – Housing Ideas to Help Create Jobs.

Protect Your Home From the Cold

December 21st, 2010

With the mercury dipping into the twenties and below, I wanted to share some tips on how to protect your home and wallet from the cold temperatures:

1. Close your  foundation vents. Keeping the bitter cold air out will help insure that your pipes do not freeze and your floors stay warmer.

2. Shut off and drain your exterior faucets. Your home is equipped with a valve that controls water to these faucets. It is located in the garage or utility closet, depending on the model of your home.

3. Check your HVAC filters. In order for your heating system to work properly and efficiently, air must circulated freely. Make sure your return filters are clean. if you have not replaced them in a while, they are probably restricting air flow and costing you money. Also, you should have your system serviced by a professional at least once a year. But do it in the spring or fall, when the service companies are not backed up with emergency calls.

4. Check for open windows. Believe it or not, this happens quite frequently. Windows that are not locked, especially double hung windows, will work themselves open, causing air leaks. Tilt sashes that have not been closed properly also let in the cold air. Check all of your windows to be sure they are locked, latched and sealed.

5. Use your ceiling fans. Ceiling fans are cheap to run and do a great job of keeping your house comfortable. We all know that heat rises, so the warmest air in your home is going to be near the ceiling. The problem is, we all live near the floor! Set your fan direction to reverse so it is pulling air up. Set the speed to low so it does not produce noticeable wind that would feel drafty or cool. Then, just leave it on. This will force the warmer air back down where you can enjoy it. The ceiling fan in my family room stays on 24 hours a day, all winter long.

Flash foam wall insulation is standard at Vintage Homes.

October 8th, 2010

When it comes to insulation, we’ve got it covered. At Vintage Homes, all exterior walls are sprayed with a layer of closed cell foam that is approximately ½” thick. There are three huge benefits from this.

• First, it increases the R value of the walls to approximately R17 when combined with the standard R13 wall insulation batt.

• Second, it seals penetrations, gaps, plywood seams, and any other possible areas of air and moisture infiltration.

• Lastly, it helps with sound proofing.

All Vintage Homes are built this way. Want more info? Send us an email.

Welcome to Vintage Homes’ New Blog!

August 10th, 2010
There is a lot happening at Culpepper Landing for Vintage Homes. Our current Drummond Model home is now for sale at a new, reduced price! Plus, our new Drummond model home with revised floor plan will be open in 30 days. Send us an email for more information.
The Drummond


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