Deeds and WeedsMay 14, 2009

A Ford In Your Future?

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Happily our Golf Home of the Week this time isn't in the million-dollar-plus range. This house, overlooking the seventh hole of the Blue Heron course at Ford's Colony in Williamsburg, Va., has an asking price of $532,500.

The home has four bedrooms, two and a half baths and 3,275 square feet of interior space. Built in 2006, it sits on a little less than half an acre near the end of a cul de sac.

The house isn't technically on the course (there's a road between it and the fairway), though there are advantages to that setup, notes listing agent Kathy Chambers of Long & Foster Cos.: chiefly, a nice view of the course but fewer stray shots careening off your home.

The home includes a generator and an "ecapsulated crawl space," a system that reduces moisture and insects and lowers your utility bills, Chambers says.

Ford's Colony was founded in 1985 and there are about 2,100 homes in the 3,000-acre community.

The initiation fee for a full golf membership is $19,500. Monthly dues come to $455. Members have their pick of three Dan Maples-designed courses. At a little over 6,100 yards from its back tees, Blue Heron is the shortest of the bunch. The others are Blackheath and Marsh Hawk, which has hosted state open championships and qualifying for various professional events.

To see additional homes for sale in Williamsburg, Va., visit Zillow.com.

-- P.F.