Building Your New Adventure

Each home in Bay Creek is wonderfully unique, yet each one is inspired by classic architectural traditions of the past.  Emphasis is placed on the smallest details to assure not only the beauty of each individual home but the beauty of the entire neighborhood.

Our design guidelines focus on creating time-honored style.  By building together with a common architectural goal in mind, we create a charming and cohesive community that will stand the test of time.

The Bay Creek Builder Guild was established to ensure the process of building was as easy as possible.  The Builders have been selected based on their knowledge building materials and construction, the familiarity with Bay Creek and the design guidelines and excellence in customer service.

STEPS TO BUILDING IN BAY CREEK

  1. CHOOSING THE PERFECT HOME SITE

To assist you in finding the perfect property for your new home, your sales executive will meet with you to discuss views, budgets, plans and villages within Bay Creek.  Before meeting with your sales executive take some time to consider your budget for the property and budget for construction, views, morning or afternoon sun in living and sleeping areas, single-story living or privacy.  Once these facts are determined we can start viewing potential home sites.  And if you already own your home site in Bay Creek the first step is complete!

  1. MEETING WITH BAY CREEK BUILDER GUILD MEMBERS

This is probably the most important step in your journey.  Your Builder will become an integral part of your life for the next 12 months!  It has been our experience that you should concentrate on the personality of your Builder.  Make sure you and your Builder have the same communication style and there is a good understanding of your wants and needs in your new home.

  1. SELECTING A FLOOR PLAN

Now the team is coming together – you have decided on a Builder and now it’s time to look for the floor plan based on your views, your lifestyle and your budget, taking in to consideration the architectural guidelines of Bay Creek. Bay Creek Builders Guild members have a library of plan books for your review.  There are also architectural firms we have selected based on guidelines, knowledge of design in coastal communities and understanding of Bay Creek’s commitment to quality.  After a floor plan has been selected your Builder will price the home construction using quotes for vendors and sub contractors based on interior and exterior selections for finishes.

  1. PLAN APPROVAL

Once plans are selected your Builder will submit to the Bay Creek Architectural Review Board for “preliminary review”.  At this time the Board will make recommendations for any changes to exterior which may be needed to meet ARC requirements.  These changes will be communicated to your team in a timely manner.

Once any changes to the plan are made and you have chosen the exterior finishes and color the plans are re-submitted for formal approval.  After this approval, plans may be submitted to Town of Cape Charles for Building Permit.

  1. NOW LET’S CELEBRATE THE START OF YOUR NEW HOME!

The Bay Creek team includes:

Gateway Builders

Kellam Construction

LR Hill Custom Builders

Schneider Custom Builders

Simpson Builders

Bay Creek