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.
Historic home restored by an ancestor
If the walls of the Kelly House could talk, their stories would start before the Civil War. The Deltaville house would echo with happy sounds of children playing, the clang of a spoon scraping gravy from an iron skillet at suppertime, and the stern voices of Union soldiers who raided the property and stole the family’s milk cow.
03.27.2009Shabby to Chic
You don’t have to spend a ton of money to have a garden your friends will crow about. One of the hottest trends in landscaping is the cottage garden, an informal style that features a mixture of edible and ornamental plants. With a cottage garden, pathways, sheds and eclectic points of interest accentuate dense, low-maintenance beds.
03.27.2009Little gray cottage keeps many secrets
There’s a tiny gray cottage at the end of Morattico Road in upper Lancaster County that has survived a century of storms and owners. The little house, which faces Mulberry Creek and the Rappahannock River, has been a landmark in the tiny village of Morattico since it served as the office of Dr. Frank Lewis in the early 1900s. “If that little house could talk it could certainly tell some stories,” said Shirley Weakley, who with her husband, Jim, bought the property where the building stands in 1999.