250-acre site near Montpelier planned for 41 homes with 5-acre lots

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Initial roads and other site development have been completed for the first section of Millwood Landing, a 41-home community planned off Scotchtown Road. (Images courtesy Boone Homes)

As it starts development on its first ground-up community in Hanover, local builder Boone Homes is teaming up with a fellow homebuilder-developer for a comparable project in another part of the county.

Boone announced it is building Millwood Landing, a 41-home community with 5-acre lots that Bill Stinson is developing on roughly 250 acres northwest of The Hollows Golf Club.

The wooded site near Montpelier is along the east side of Scotchtown Road north of its intersection with Greenwood Church Road, and about a mile north of The Federal Club golf course.

Boone is under contract to purchase the home lots from Stinson, whose family has owned the land for decades. Stinson controls the site through his W.L. Stinson Inc. He also owns W.L. Stinson Custom Homes and co-founded landscape supply company Yard Works, which was acquired last year by national distributor SiteOne Landscape Supply.

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The entrance road to the community is off Scotchtown Road northwest of The Hollows Golf Club.

Site work for an initial section of 13 lots has been completed along the western part of the property, with an entrance road off Scotchtown called Millwood Landing Drive connecting to the newly paved Johns Trace Circle. Boone plans to start building Millwood Landing’s first homes after purchasing the first of those lots this fall, company president Mitchell Bode said.

Bode said he was connected with Stinson by Karen Berkness, an agent with The Steele Group | Sotheby’s International Realty who listed the Millwood Landing site for sale.

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Mitchell Bode

“Karen had reached out to us just seeing if we had interest in that area of town. We went and looked at it and felt like it was a perfect fit for what we’re doing in conjunction with The Reserve at Campbell Creek, and what we do generally with full-brick custom homes,” Bode said, referring to the 18-home subdivision with 10-acre lots that Boone is developing on 215 acres east of Ashland.

That project marked the Goochland-based builder’s first ground-up community in Hanover, where it otherwise has built homes in a 29-lot section of Cornerstone Homes’ Chickahominy Falls development.

With Millwood Landing, Bode said, “There’s not really any competition that is building that type of product in that area. We felt like if we could get all 41 lots, it would really be something special.”

Boone’s announcement included comments from Stinson, who said he grew up on the Millwood Landing site and that his family had hoped to sell the land for development of higher-end homes.

“Boone Homes’ craftsmanship aligns perfectly with our vision,” said Stinson, who could not be reached for additional comment for this story.

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Bode with Karen Berkness and Bill Stinson, from left, at the community’s entrance.

Stinson’s residential development output over the years has included the final section of Rocky Branch in western Henrico. He’s also worked with and advised other developers in town, including Ali and Chris Barta, who oversaw development of the Canterbury Farms subdivision in Powhatan.

Bode said development for the rest of Millwood Landing is getting underway, following suit with site work for The Reserve at Campbell Creek that Boone started last month. Bode said a model home to be built at Campbell Creek would serve as the sales office for both communities, and that sales for Millwood Landing would start in early fall.

He said base prices would be released at that time for the Millwood Landing homes, which will range upward from four to six bedrooms and 3,500 to 5,000 square feet in size.

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The brick houses at Millwood Landing are planned to range upward from four bedrooms and 3,500 square feet in size.

Bode said the first lots at Millwood Landing are set to close in the next 45 days. He would not share an agreed-to purchase price for the lots, which Hanover County has assessed from about $110,000 to $116,000 each.

The rest of the acreage consists of two parcels that W.L. Stinson Inc. purchased in recent years, county property records show. It paid $1.4 million for a 100-acre parcel in 2020, and $756,000 for an 81-acre parcel in June 2022.

Construction at Millwood Landing is set to start by the end of the year. Bode said he expects the homes in the first section to be finished in 12 to 18 months.

Meanwhile, in Chesterfield, Boone is developing Lattice Hall, a 307-home community on 155 acres along Genito Road west of Otterdale Road. It’s also developing Villas at Swift Creek, a 194-unit age-restricted development planned for 50 acres at Otterdale and Woolridge roads.

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Initial roads and other site development have been completed for the first section of Millwood Landing, a 41-home community planned off Scotchtown Road. (Images courtesy Boone Homes)

As it starts development on its first ground-up community in Hanover, local builder Boone Homes is teaming up with a fellow homebuilder-developer for a comparable project in another part of the county.

Boone announced it is building Millwood Landing, a 41-home community with 5-acre lots that Bill Stinson is developing on roughly 250 acres northwest of The Hollows Golf Club.

The wooded site near Montpelier is along the east side of Scotchtown Road north of its intersection with Greenwood Church Road, and about a mile north of The Federal Club golf course.

Boone is under contract to purchase the home lots from Stinson, whose family has owned the land for decades. Stinson controls the site through his W.L. Stinson Inc. He also owns W.L. Stinson Custom Homes and co-founded landscape supply company Yard Works, which was acquired last year by national distributor SiteOne Landscape Supply.

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The entrance road to the community is off Scotchtown Road northwest of The Hollows Golf Club.

Site work for an initial section of 13 lots has been completed along the western part of the property, with an entrance road off Scotchtown called Millwood Landing Drive connecting to the newly paved Johns Trace Circle. Boone plans to start building Millwood Landing’s first homes after purchasing the first of those lots this fall, company president Mitchell Bode said.

Bode said he was connected with Stinson by Karen Berkness, an agent with The Steele Group | Sotheby’s International Realty who listed the Millwood Landing site for sale.

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Mitchell Bode

“Karen had reached out to us just seeing if we had interest in that area of town. We went and looked at it and felt like it was a perfect fit for what we’re doing in conjunction with The Reserve at Campbell Creek, and what we do generally with full-brick custom homes,” Bode said, referring to the 18-home subdivision with 10-acre lots that Boone is developing on 215 acres east of Ashland.

That project marked the Goochland-based builder’s first ground-up community in Hanover, where it otherwise has built homes in a 29-lot section of Cornerstone Homes’ Chickahominy Falls development.

With Millwood Landing, Bode said, “There’s not really any competition that is building that type of product in that area. We felt like if we could get all 41 lots, it would really be something special.”

Boone’s announcement included comments from Stinson, who said he grew up on the Millwood Landing site and that his family had hoped to sell the land for development of higher-end homes.

“Boone Homes’ craftsmanship aligns perfectly with our vision,” said Stinson, who could not be reached for additional comment for this story.

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Bode with Karen Berkness and Bill Stinson, from left, at the community’s entrance.

Stinson’s residential development output over the years has included the final section of Rocky Branch in western Henrico. He’s also worked with and advised other developers in town, including Ali and Chris Barta, who oversaw development of the Canterbury Farms subdivision in Powhatan.

Bode said development for the rest of Millwood Landing is getting underway, following suit with site work for The Reserve at Campbell Creek that Boone started last month. Bode said a model home to be built at Campbell Creek would serve as the sales office for both communities, and that sales for Millwood Landing would start in early fall.

He said base prices would be released at that time for the Millwood Landing homes, which will range upward from four to six bedrooms and 3,500 to 5,000 square feet in size.

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The brick houses at Millwood Landing are planned to range upward from four bedrooms and 3,500 square feet in size.

Bode said the first lots at Millwood Landing are set to close in the next 45 days. He would not share an agreed-to purchase price for the lots, which Hanover County has assessed from about $110,000 to $116,000 each.

The rest of the acreage consists of two parcels that W.L. Stinson Inc. purchased in recent years, county property records show. It paid $1.4 million for a 100-acre parcel in 2020, and $756,000 for an 81-acre parcel in June 2022.

Construction at Millwood Landing is set to start by the end of the year. Bode said he expects the homes in the first section to be finished in 12 to 18 months.

Meanwhile, in Chesterfield, Boone is developing Lattice Hall, a 307-home community on 155 acres along Genito Road west of Otterdale Road. It’s also developing Villas at Swift Creek, a 194-unit age-restricted development planned for 50 acres at Otterdale and Woolridge roads.

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John Hall
John Hall
9 months ago

This looks to be wonderful rural community! Congratulations to Bill Stinson and Boone!

Shawn Harper
Shawn Harper
9 months ago
Reply to  John Hall

It is. I drove up that way to a Men’s Retreat that was being held at a farm up there and was pretty amazed by how nice everything was. Drove by some bed and breakfasts that looked enticing. Pretty land.

Marco Faust
Marco Faust
9 months ago

What happened to the 10 acre rule in western Hanover County?

Carl Schwendeman
Carl Schwendeman
9 months ago
Reply to  Marco Faust

The 10 acre rule is one of the reasons why buying a home is off limits to a lot of people. Due to 10 acres being at least $200,000 starting and how it tents to shove out and push aside other types of homes.

I really wish this place was 1 and 2 acre lots to take a chunk out of the housing shortage. 5 acres is better then 10 but it’s still going to be off limits for anyone making less then a $100,000 a year.

Colleen Smith
Colleen Smith
9 months ago

There are plenty of small lot homes for sale in the developments carved out of the old Luck Farm property, along the 54 corridor right outside of town as you head towards Scotchtown.

Jenny Wren
Jenny Wren
9 months ago
Reply to  Colleen Smith

Plenty of small lots……really
Please provide that list
Thanks

Carl Schwendeman
Carl Schwendeman
9 months ago
Reply to  Jenny Wren

Small lots are extremely rare in the Richmond area and almost none existence in Powhatan and many other counties.

There are small lots that exist but they mainly have someone living on them. Or are part of a subdivision of $800,000 dollar homes.

Marco Faust
Marco Faust
9 months ago

I didn’t put any judgement on what I asked. But, I have been affected by that rule and am curious why it doesn’t seem to apply to these people.

Shawn Harper
Shawn Harper
9 months ago

Any of the people downvoting this comment care to explain why?

Lucas de Block
Lucas de Block
8 months ago

This isn’t a rural community. If it were it would be a tradition-style farm town like ashland. This is complete lunacy. What a fantastic waste of resources. Think about it 250 ACRES for 41 homes?? They are going to really regret that in the future.