After fifteen years in the same house at the south end of the Virginia Beach oceanfront, Mike and Marianne Walker decided they had outgrown both their existing home and their neighborhood. While they had enjoyed many good years of close friendships with their neighbors, that camaraderie slowly dissipated as many of them moved away. That situation, combined with the need for more space with two small girls and Mike’s memories of his teenage years living at the North End spurred the decision to move.
VB Homes had a prime lot on the corner of 55th Street and the North End feeder road. Fortunately, the design team’s house plans offered exactly what the Walkers were looking for – a larger house in a great location right across from the ocean. The family was looking forward to enjoying a few new features in their new home. More bedrooms gave them the space they were looking for. The third floor functions as a guest suite for Marianne’s parents when they visit. A mudroom off the garage and dedicated laundry room was also new spaces they hoped would make life a little easier.
With a location just across from the beach, a coastal design fit the Walker’s lifestyle well. The home’s soothing neutral palate, light and airy windows and worn, dark wood floors are comforting and welcoming. An open floor plan allows connectivity between the kitchen, living room and dining area. The master is a relaxing space with double doors leading to a cozy balcony.