On the Eastern Shore, lovely Virginia waterfront homes near the Chesapeake Bay are not unusual but many of those homes are of a traditional style and the majority of them are two story, albeit many with total living on the first floor. But for the growing number of folks looking for a waterfront home in Virginia who are absolutely set on acquiring a single story home, this new listing could be just perfect. One of the features important to many of our clients when looking for a waterfront home is being able to open the front door and say “wow” as they look from the foyer, across the living area and are immediately treated to a glorious view of the water– this home gets a ten- out- of- ten on that score !
A few years ago, this lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath home was renovated with three goals in mind– 1) opening up the floor plan to have larger, light-filled rooms and 2) creating water and nature views from every possible angle and 3) adding an additional, more spacious master bedroom suite. Definite success on every goal ! Walls of windows frame scenes of the sparkling blue waters, several new sets of sliding glass doors facilitate an easy flow between the indoors and the outdoors and the spacious new master suite also offers more privacy as it is located on the opposite side of the home from the guest bedrooms. During renovation, the kitchen, highlighted by custom cabinets and granite countertops, and dining room were opened up and combined into the living room. The resulting great room is simply spectacular ! A large skylight centered in the main living area was added, offering defused natural light which spreads throughout the entire great room. The fireplace adds additional cheer. Hardwood in the great room transitions seamlessly to custom terracotta tile in the sunroom.
Outside, lots of great nooks for entertaining a group or just a best friend. Located on a gentle knoll overlooking a colorful saltwater inlet from the Chesapeake Bay, one of my fav outdoor spots on this property is a little landing on the path down to the dock and boathouse. It’s a tiny landing, just big enough for two Adirondack chairs. But it’s so close to the water and offers such a tranquil feeling that you want to just sit and relax in those chairs forever ! In addition to this little landing, there is also a attractive flagstone patio and full-house length deck with a cozy separate little portion of deck which wraps around to the new master suite. So— lots of places to enjoy the outdoors which is great because our very mild climate allows for lots of outdoor activities during most of the year. Lots of mature landscaping and bird-friendly shrubs attract a variety of songbirds year-round and of course blue heron and other wading birds stroll the shoreline, keeping a sharp eye out for a quick fishy snack. For boaters, a dock with large boat lift. The boathouse, which is a rarity here, offers plenty of kayak storage for that tremendously popular sport, both facilitate easy access to the Chesapeake Bay which is literally just around the corner. And for those who love fishing, a real fishing hot spot dubbed “The Cell” is quite close by. For gardeners, a large garden area with lots of colorful plantings, a veggie bed, birdhouses galore and a cute potting shed is enclosed by a white picket fence, a real oasis of natural serenity.
For anyone looking for a gorgeous waterfront home featuring an open floorplan, top of the line materials and great indoor-outdoor entertaining potential, this home could suit to a T. Check it out on in the “Boating Properties” section of the Blue Heron Realty Co. website at http://www.blueheronva.com/property.php?print=propid=1253 ( Posted by Marlene Cree, licensed Virginia agent with Blue Heron Realty Co., 7134 Wilsonia Neck Dr., Machipongo, VA )
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