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2016 Spring Issue

Four Ideal Homes In One Ideal Community

Edgewater Bay Creek Bay Creek, Cape Charles, VA

Pictured above – Edgewater Bay Creek, Cape Charles, VA

By Kelly Godbeythe 2016 ideal Home

Ideal-LIVING magazine is proud to announce four magnificent homes are under construction at Bay Creek in Cape Charles, VA, as the 2016 ideal-LIVING Ideal Homes. This is the first time we have designated four homes in one community. These homes will be featured in the summer issue of ideal-LIVING. The four homes bare the names of figures who left an indelible mark on Virginia᾿s Eastern Shore.

Littleton Tazewell House

This three-story home has a delightful split personality. The street-side is cloaked in patrician formality, with round columns on the porch and a Palladium window over the front door. The waterfront side is breezy and fun, with a double-gallery porch running the entire length of the home.ideal-home 02

The kitchen, breakfast room and living room connect to the lower porch, while the second-floor master opens to the upper porch to take advantage of the Chesapeake Bay views and breezes. The second-floor bedrooms have their own bathrooms and generous walk-in closets. The expansive third-floor space can be finished as a bedroom, office or gameroom. Exclusively offered at $2,126,000.

William Scott House

This three-story home is a playful interpretation of the Shingle style, an American classic that has been a coastal fixture since the late 19th century.

ideal-home 03It features shakes and board-and-batten siding, with roof overhangs, exposed rafter tails and classically proportioned lattice columns on the front portico. The rear porch extends the length of the main level and is partially enclosed with windows in the breakfast room, while the rest of the porch opens directly to the keeping room. The second-floor master connects to a private covered terrace that overlooks the Bay for quiet reflection at the end of the day. The large third-floor space can be finished as a bedroom, office, or game room. A detached garage continues the Shingle motif with a bonus room above. Exclusively offered at $1,729,000.

Captain Orris Browne House

ideal-home 04This home᾿s design is High-Style Greek Revival, with a variety of historically-authentic details. Monumental pilasters anchor the corners of the house, while the three-bay front porch features both square and round Doric columns.

The enclosed double-gallery porch on the rear elevation serves a dual purpose. It breaks up the mass of the house and adds visual interest while accommodating a breakfast room on the lower level and closets on the upper level. The garage is designed to resemble a carriage house or kitchen attached to the home well after initial construction, as was the case for many of the vintage homes still standing on the Eastern Shore. Exclusively offered at $859,500.

Mary Cassatt House

Allison Ramsey Architects of Beaufort, SC, has perfected the style and feel of the Coastal Victorian vernacular, and this delightfully-rendered Cassatt Cottage is just one more sterling example.ideal-home 05

At a little under 2,000 square feet, it might sound a bit undersized, but few homes pack as much punch. It features three bedrooms and a rooftop terrace that looks toward the beach, the Chesapeake Bay, and beyond. The wide and welcoming front porch, enclosed back porch, and light and airy interiors make it ideal for living the good life on the Eastern Shore. Plus, it᾿s only a short walk from Bay Creek᾿s two-mile private beach and the new Beach Club and Fitness Center. Exclusively offered at $541,000.

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