Friday, July 21, 2017  

By the Bay Parade of Homes


The Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in its second annual “By the Bay Parade of Homes” on May 10-11, 2013. The “By the Bay Parade of Homes” will feature unique properties over a 50 mile radius including Lancaster, Northumberland, and Middlesex counties.


The Lancaster “By the Bay Parade of Homes” event is to promote area craftsmen to the community and visitors,” said Edie Jett, executive director of the Chamber. “This is a great opportunity for local Builders, Associate Trades and Real Estate Brokers to get exposure that can lead to increased business, and for interested homebuyers and homeowners actively wanting to improve their homes to learn more about what options are out there for them.”

The event will be held 10 am - 6 pm on Friday, May 10 and 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday, May 11. Advance tickets are $20 per person and available online through May 8 at lancasterva.com/events. All tickets sales are on a “Will Call” basis and must be picked up at Good Luck Cellars. After May 8 tickets will $25 per person and will only be sold at the Parade Headquarters, Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Good Luck Rd., Kilmarnock, VA . Tickets include entry to all homes on the tour, discounts to area restaurants and entry to the vendor hall.

Vendor space will be located at Good Luck Cellars, the Parade Headquarters, where vendors who are involved with home building, home improvement, decorating and landscaping will showcase their businesses. While picking up the welcome packet and map, attendees can sample some of Good Luck Cellars’ award winning wines. In addition, the Chamber will be working with area restaurants to offer special meal discounts for attendees.

Interested builders and vendors can contact Edie Jett at 435-6092 or info@lancasterva.com for more information regarding pricing and benefits for the event.

A Lindal Cedar Home beautifully situated on the scenic Hull Creek. This home has many wonderful features. Spacious gourmet chef’s kitchen with ample entertaining space and an all glass eat in sunroom. Magnificent great room with open floor plan and walls of glass. First floor master suite with an all glass sitting room looking at the dock and creek. A recently added secondary great room with a wall of glass that opens up to a spacious screen porch which also has views of the water. Two additional bedrooms and 3 full baths in the main house. A separate carriage house has 2 more bedrooms and a full bath. This sun filled Post and Beam Lindal Cedar Home is a must see. Not only the beauty and quality of a Lindal, but the magnificence of the homeowners decorating and exquisite landscaping. The home is truly a sanctuary.

The gracious Lindal homeowners will be on site to share their Lindal experience and Chesapeake Cedar Homes, the local Lindal distributor and builder will be present to answer any questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this lovely Lindal.

Gorgeous Lindal-Cedar home on Hull Creek. This home sits on 3.7 acres with 114ft of water frontage and is 4,000 +/- sq.ft. The home has three bedrooms and three and a half baths with bonus room in a finished basement.  The master bedroom is on the first floor. Views of the water can be seen from all common rooms and there is an outlook tower with 360 degree views. Attached is a one car garage and large storage room. Property also includes fire pit, horseshoe pit, and a pier/dock with boatlift. Incredible construction and design. The home has a Rennai Tankless water heater and sits on Hull Creek which is great for recreational boating, fishing and crabbing. This home is for sale.

This French inspired house renovated by Michael Harvey Homes, Kilmarnock, VA is located on a fabulous waterfront lot in the prestigious Laurel Point Community. The original house is a very comfortable single level living area that accommodates the owner’s suite and office with a stone fireplace. There is also an extremely comfortable guest suite. The sunken living room with its large English fireplace has a view of Brown’s Creek and room for large gatherings. Every area of the original house has been renewed including a gourmet kitchen that any chef would love to have. Added was a two story addition to complement the house and give younger folks or guests some privacy and access to all the modern media entertainment. This house has all the comforts a family might want including a waterfront infinity pool with a hot tub. You will enjoy your visit to this lovely home and yes, it is for sale.

This home is a Boxwood-style free-standing home at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, a 165 acre active engaging community in Irvington, Virginia. This newly remodeled home features hardwood floors, of-age kitchen set up with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, pantry, a beautiful bay window, fireplace, attached garage, two bedrooms, two and a half baths, plentiful storage, a relaxing study and delightful sunroom.

Tom and Wanda Henschen provided this custom designed “craftsman” inspired river cottage to Virginia Building Solutions to be built as a “systems built modular” and installed onto their riverfront lot in Palmer, located on Windmill Point Road near White Stone, VA.  The full width wrap around screen porch presents magnificent views facing the mouth of the Rappahannock River as it enters the Chesapeake Bay.  An open interior plan offers plenty of gathering space featuring a wall of windows to capture the view.  A first floor master suite provides the Henschens with a spacious retreat while the upper level provides a generous 3 bedroom layout for guests and family.

This renovated waterfront home combines contemporary style with the charm of Reedville’s historic Main Street. Built in 1904 by the Blundon and Hinton Company, the original structure had two rooms downstairs, two upstairs, and stairways to the second floor and attic. An early addition included a kitchen and third bedroom. The house had no insulation, minimal electrical wiring, and a single bathroom that was added in the 1940s.

Ingram Bay Contracting, Inc. began the renovation in February 2012, demolishing the addition, stripping the original four-room structure to the framing, and preserving only the pine flooring and stairways. After repairing the original house frame, the crew began construction of 2,200 sq. ft. of new living space designed by Schindler Design Group of Reedville.

The old house now flows into an open addition with a gourmet kitchen and a family room. Windows across the back and side of the house provide natural light and views of Cockrell Creek. French doors open to a screened porch and deck in the back, and a new courtyard entrance on the side provides added light and convenient entry from the driveway. A butler’s pantry, laundry/utility room, powder room, and new stairway complete the first-floor. At the base of the stairway stands the mast from the buy-boat Elva C., homage to Reedville’s rich maritime heritage and the house’s own history as a commercial boat-building enterprise.

Upstairs, the master bedroom’s seven casement windows and French doors opening to a private balcony provide stunning views of Reedville and Cockrell Creek. A second balcony, over the new side entrance, affords additional views of the town and water. A finished attic provides ample space for storage and a fiber studio, and a new, 420-sq. ft. shed behind the house serves as a workshop and garage.

While the design and new construction feature high-performance insulation and energy-efficient mechanical systems, features of the original house, such as pine flooring and unadorned trim, have been retained. Outside, yellow HardiPlank pre-finished cement siding replaces the gray asbestos siding that covered the house for many years. A new standing seam metal roof, along with a new front porch identical in design to the old one, ensures that the house maintains much of its original character as well as its ties to Reedville’s history and tradition.

This home was designed on the footprint of an earlier structure. This allowed the building to be built approximately 50 ft from Dymer Creek. A tall foundation of the building was constructed of rusticated concrete block to visibly and physically withstand the possibility of elevated water. The first level of the home is designed as an open plan. This openness allows the easy congregation of guests around the gourmet kitchen, the dining, and living spaces without the interruption of walls. The windows are oversized to take advantage of the beautiful views. The home includes a three story viewing tower. The tower visually anchors the building to the toe of Ashley Cove and provides a breathtaking view out to Dymer Creek. A circular stair takes the owners up to the third level of the tower which has a wet bar and observation deck. The swimming and lounge pool is designed to be a natural and seamless extension of the home. By design, it extends the indoor limits of the home to include an additional “outdoor” room. The same clefted Virginia Blue Stone is used on the floors of all the exterior spaces: front entry, walkways, grilling patio, screened porch and pool deck. This consistent use of material provides a certain harmony to the home and its many elements.

The pool and its surrounding lounge space are elevated off of the ground plane providing direct access from the house and a great view to the Creek. This plinth base negates the use an obtrusive pool fence. At the far end of the lounge space is an open air raftered room; an Architectural Follie. The building satisfies two functions: a visual anchor to the home’s composition and a shelter from the sun. Two fountains punctuate the Blue Stone deck with a delightful lyrical show of water. The pools edge, different from most pools with traditional coping erodes the seam between the waters edge and the Blue Stone decking. All in all, a great place to wile away a summers day.

Located on a branch of Carter’s Creek, this transitional style home was originally built in the 1980s. Several subsequent additions and renovations expanded the overall living space, but the kitchen remained in a cozy, triangular shaped room somewhat closed off from the rest of the home. The owners wanted a larger, more functional kitchen that opened to the dining room and outdoor gathering space, and took better advantage of the views of the creek.

They also wanted a kitchen with clean lines harmonious with the existing character and interior design of the house. Since the house is located inside the RPA, any renovation had to stay within the existing building footprint.
Utilizing the partial footprint of an existing deck, the kitchen was completely renovated and expanded with new cabinets, countertops, fixtures, flooring, and appliances. Walls were removed to open up the kitchen to the adjacent dining room. The new kitchen layout increased countertop space and storage, improved circulation and created multiple work zones. The large island accommodates eating and socializing with the cooks. Banks of windows on two walls flood the kitchen with natural light and views of Carter’s Creek. New lighting and fixtures and color add warmth and balance to the functional white cabinetry.

The Horn residence, designed by Randall Kipp, is nestled into a richly wooded lot on Taylors Creek in Weems, Virginia. A combination of hardwood and softwood trees that fill the lot and a dramatic topography provides for a wonderfully pronounced setting. The lot itself is narrow, yet deliciously private by virtue of its contour and the size of its mature trees. 

A very thoughtful, holistic philosophy was developed in the design of this building. The notion was to employ a combination of both passive and active energy devices to heat, cool and light this home. The appliances selected are Energy Star. The floors are bamboo—a rapid renewable resource due to how fast bamboo grows—the paint is low VOC, and the plumbing fixtures are low water consumption type. All of the materials inside and out were selected for their beauty, and their sustainability. The roofs have an ideal pitch to facilitate the addition of photo voltaic cells that could be added to further reduce the buildings energy consumption.

Oyster Harbor is located just off the Rappahannock River on Historic Urbanna Creek. New floating 40 ft. docks are planned with easily maneuverable access and minimum 8+ ft. water depth. Convenient private owner parking spaces, individual storage units, public water and sewer (no septic) and a private pool with a sun deck overlooking the harbor are just a few of the many amenities that combine to make Oyster Harbor a “One of a Kind” opportunity.