One Ideal Community, Four Ideal Homes.

Bay Creek is the site of four magnificent Ideal Living Homes.  This honor is indeed noteworthy – no community has ever been chosen to host four of these spectacular homes at once.  Each Ideal Living home embodies the distinct coastal character of Bay Creek.  From grand custom homes to casually elegant beachside cottages….we truly have it all at Bay Creek.

We assembled a team of the region’s most respected custom builders to create the Ideal Homes, including Simpson Builders of Norfolk, VA; Schneider Custom Builders of Norfolk, VA; L.J. Kellam Construction of Belle Haven, VA; and Homes by Gateway of New Church, VA.

An Abiding Sense of History

Woven into the fabric of the Bay Creek community is an abiding appreciation of the rich history of Cape Charles and Virginia’s Eastern Shore. That’s why the homes in our Ideal Home Collection bear the names of four prominent figures who left an indelible mark on the region. By naming these homes after William Scott, Littleton Tazewell, Orris A. Browne and Mary Cassatt, we honor their memories and express our gratitude for their many contributions to this wonderful place we call home.

To schedule your exclusive Ideal Home tour, please call us at (757) 331-8742.



Littleton Tazewell House –

This three-story home has a delightful split personality. The street-side cloaked in patrician formality, with round columns on the porch and a Palladium window over the front door. The waterfront side is breezy and fun, with a double-gallery porch running the entire length of the home.

The kitchen, breakfast room and living room connect to the lower porch, while the second-floor master opens to the upper porch to take advantage of the Chesapeake Bay views and breezes. The second-floor bedrooms have their own bathrooms and generous walk-in closets. The expansive third-floor space offers breathtaking views of the Bay and sunsets and be can utilized as bedroom, office or game room.

Exclusively Offered at $1,800,000*

William Scott House –

This three-story home is a playful interpretation of the Shingle style, an American classic that’s been a coastal fixture since the late 19th Century. It features shakes and board-and-batten siding, with roof overhangs, exposed rafter tails and classically proportioned lattice columns on the front portico. Round windows add a nautical accent to the home’s whimsical nature.

The rear porch extends the length of the main level and is partially enclosed with windows in the breakfast room, while the rest of the porch opens directly to the keeping room. The second-floor master connects to a private covered terrace that overlooks the Bay for quiet reflection at the end of the day. A detached garage continues the Shingle motif with a bonus room above.


Captain Orris Browne House –

This home’s design is High-Style Greek Revival, with a variety of historically authentic details. Monumental pilasters anchor the corners of the house while the three-bay front porch features both square and round Doric columns. A handsome triangular window in the tympanum is divided diagonally, a modest departure from the half-round radiating tracery window more commonly seen in this style of house.
The enclosed double-gallery porch on the rear elevation serves a dual purpose. It breaks up the mass of the house and adds visual interest while accommodating a breakfast room on the lower level and closets on the upper level. The garage is designed to resemble a carriage house or kitchen attached to the home well after the initial construction, as was the case for many of the vintage homes still standing on the Eastern Shore.

Exclusively Offered at $659,000*

 Mary Cassatt House – 

Allison Ramsey Architects of Beaufort, SC has perfected the style and feel of the Coastal Victorian vernacular, and this delightfully rendered Cassatt Cottage is just one more sterling example.
At a little under 2,000 square feet, it might sound a bit undersized, but pound for pound few homes pack as much punch. It features three bedrooms and a rooftop terrace that looks toward the beach and the Chesapeake Bay beyond. The wide and welcoming front porch, enclosed back porch and light and airy interiors make it ideal for living the good life on the Eastern Shore. Plus, it’s only a short walk from Bay Creek’s two-mile private beach and the new Beach Club and Fitness Center.

*Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Pricing subject to change without notice.  Pictures, renderings, virtual tours, etc provided for informational purposes only.  Contact Bay Creek for more details and specifics.

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