with Chesapeake Bay View
This home on the water places the pleasures of the Chesapeake Bay country life at your doorstep. With architectural inessentials stripped away this home reveals an awareness of the powerful character of the setting: striking views of the bay and narrow barrier island, sandy shoreline, and reflections of the moon on the shimmering Rappahannock River. “Willow Oaks,” built in 1854, was a small fisherman’s cottage. The house was substantially renovated in 2013-2014 with energy efficiency in mind. The focus in each space was to mix modern and natural elements and the result is a luxe yet relaxed home. The park-like grounds of lawn and mature trees lead to the water. On the water’s edge is a spacious deck that connects to the private dock with boatlift. Willow Oaks is a classic Tidewater home that has been transformed to a stunning coastal retreat.