- NAHB Best in American Living Award Single-Family Detached Home 1,801 to 2,400 SF, 2008
This home presented a unique challenge because it is located on one of the narrowest corner lots in the village of East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia. As a traditionally planned community with high standards for architectural character and design, the home not only needed to fit the critical dimensions, which only allowed for a 16-foot wide house, but also needed to accommodate wrap-around porches, a carriage house, screened dining area, and a courtyard outdoor space.
To meet these requirements, the layout of the home is extremely efficient and delivers an elegant face to both the primary and secondary streets by using subtle custom detailing and millwork. The detailing blends with the tidewater craftsmanship that characterizes the local vernacular of the surrounding communities.