The very first thing you notice coming up the driveway of this like-new contemporary-feel Chesapeake Bay area waterfront home for sale near Jamesville, VA on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, is the water itself. Located on the very high banks of a dramatic waterfront point and boasting water on three sides, it offers the great beauty of having blue saltwater all around you. Three bedroom, three bath, this lovely home was custom- designed for this unique property and nestles contentedly into the woods, blending seamlessly into its surroundings, looking for all the world as though it just grew naturally up from the land instead of being the result of meticulous planing and construction.
Once inside, you are immediately struck by how all the glass just brings the outdoors right on in. The spacious 2 story foyer offers immediate views through the hallway and the great room right out to the waters beyond, azure points and silver sparkles dancing in the sun, peeking through the trees. This truly is a lovely home, filled with natural light, with an open, airy floor plan, the kind of home that just feels relaxing and natural, comfortable in its own skin so to speak, where it would be easy to be inspired every day by the beauty of the landscape. Because creating a casual and comfortable coastal lifestyle were key requirements when designing this home, instead of a traditional formal living room and dining room configuration, a great room as created, with walls of windows and sliding doors out to the wraparound deck organized into two distinct conversation areas. The first overlooks the eastern side of the deck and offers glimpses of the inlet as it curves around as well as the backyard boat dock. Oriented towards the full-wall length hearth and fireplace, the second conversation area is oriented towards the point itself and the gorgeous long views of the broad blue waters that lead out to the Chesapeake Bay.
The kitchen, well-equipped and sporting white counters and cupboards which contrast nicely with the earth-tone terra cotta floor tiles, offers a great work triangle for whipping up a favorite meal. A little breakfast nook nestles into one corner of the kitchen, offering views of shimmering water through the trees. ( If you love birds, this home is truly a birdwatcher’s delight– in summer you’ll see lots of herons,egrets and other wading birds, ducks, geese and loons in the winter and dozens of varieties of tiny songbirds warbling cheerfully from spring to fall, especially during migration seasons.) Lots of kitchen storage space for dishes, cookware, etc. plus a large pantry for spices and food items as well as a little wet bar area all make entertaining in this home an absolute snap. The window package in the kitchen is as well thought-out as those in the rest of the home, a full wall of windows fills the kitchen with soft natural light throughout the day, opening easily to be able to take advantage of cool breezes off the water all season long.
A large workshop area adjacent to the 2 car garage has plenty of room for all your special projects plus extra storage space as well. And if a boat and kayaks are your main water toys, you’ll be well prepared to enjoy them. A large, sturdy backyard dock provides ample room for a good-sized power boat and kayaks too. It’s just a short cruise down the inlet to access the Chesapeake Bay and some of its prime fishing and crabbing grounds are nearby. This time of year, as the waters in the Bay have warmed, the fish are running, the big fish chasing the little fish and the whole cycle begins once more, fertile grounds for this season’s myriad fishing yarns about ” the big one that got away.” So, all in all, this home is great opportunity to own a home where everyday you can soak in that coastal feeling of leisurely living, in your very own castle, right at the water’s edge, on Virginia’s truly gorgeous Eastern Shore.
( Posted by Marlene Cree, licensed Virginia agent with Blue Heron Realty Co., 7134 Wilsonia Neck Dr., Machipongo,VA. )