BAYHOLME

306 Bay Avenue, Cape Charles VA 23310

This grand neo-classic style house was built in Cape Charles, a town which can trace its importance to an era dominated by the railroad industry, in 1914. The home’s location reveals an interesting segment of the town’s growth when dredging its harbor at the turn of the 20th century created a new expanse of land known as “sea cottage.” The house occupies an imposing position overlooking the Chesapeake Bay through 100-year-old ash trees. Its colorfully planted town garden shares a quaint back alley with its neighbors.

 

Designed to capture the bay’s breezes, Bayholme has a generous 900-square-foot columned porch which wraps around three sides of the first floor and balconies on each of the second and third floors. An updated kitchen shares an open counter with the family room, and the third floor has been remodeled to provide a home entertainment area. Spacious rooms are enhanced by a heterogeneous art collection including works by renowned nonobjective artist Nancy Rooney, a 2,000-year-old Greek amphora, and an exquisite petit point portrayal of a Japanese dancer. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Walker, owners. 

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