Captain Orris Browne
Captain Orris A. Browne (1842-1898)
Captain Orris Applethwaite Browne was at least a hundred years ahead of his time. Capt. Browne served aboard the CSS Shenandoah in the Civil War. Browne was a Renaissance man – a community leader, noted horticulturalist, champion horse breeder and trainer, and an early adherent of scientific farming. His once thriving farm makes up much of the land that is today called Bay Creek. He carved out 183 acres of his farm for William Scott to plan Cape Charles. This is why his main legacy can still be seen in the tree-lined streets of Cape Charles, serving as a timeless backdrop to the town’s enduring charm.
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.
Total Heated Square Footage – 3,004 square feet
Exclusive offered at $869,500
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