Windows on the Bay
Windows on the Bay is a guide to real estate, buildings, home improvement and landscaping in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Check out the articles here or click the image to the right to download the PDF.
A study in concrete, steel, green technology & style
With its spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay, the new 4,000-square-foot home of Randall Kipp and Alison Drake on Windjammer Lane at Windmill Point in Lancaster County is like a dream come true. Kipp, an architect, designed the two-story, 40-by 50-foot home over many years, incorporating many “green” building concepts.
03.24.2011`Hampstead’ restored to its earlier glory
House fires are devastating, usually. But, in the case of historic “Hampstead” at Remlik in Middlesex County, a fire burned a wooden addition but spared the original circa 1750 historic section. The home’s original architecture was truly revealed when fire demolished the two-story Victorian addition.
The technique of creating living shorelines is a modern, creative, “green” approach to protecting tidal waterfront from erosion. Traditionally, shoreline erosion has been treated by installing wooden bulkheads or stone rip-rap.