Historic Cape Charles Properties
Escape to the Cape!
Cape Charles was founded in 1886 by two prominent railroad men, William Scott and Alexander Cassatt. They extended the Pennsylvania New York Railroad Line southward through the Delmarva Peninsula. They dredged the harbor and surveyed and platted Cape Charles with their own personal funds. Cape Charles was established almost overnight with 664 building lots, all the same size. The later expansion of the “Sea Cottage Addition” beach lots made it a boom town in the tradition of coastal beachfront towns. Once established, it became the railroad’s southern terminus to which daily trains carried passengers to the beachfront destination of Cape Charles. Steamships then carried these same passengers to Norfolk and beyond until the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel was completed in 1964.
She may have been the dream of two men, but the people who live in Cape Charles know she is a lady. She is fickle, always changing, beautiful, and resourceful. She loves the arts, and music, and good meal, a good time, and she may be the only thing that can lure men from the surf. Since her boom in the early half of the twentieth century, Cape Charles has seen some ups and downs, but she’s come through swimmingly. In the midst of a Renaissance, her beautiful, eclectic mix of Four-Square, Victorian, Craftsman, and Salt-Box architecture is gleaming with new coats of paint. The town is still buzzing with “from-heres” and “come-heres”. The front porch is still where people meet and talk about crops and small town elections . . . and e-trade and golf handicaps! And hearts still quicken at the sight of a Chesapeake Bay sunset, glowing with all of the colors Mother Nature ever conspired to create.
Even though Virginia Beach and all its amenities are easily accessed only a half an hour away, Cape Charles is still the cultural and entertainment epicenter of Northampton County. After all, where else can you find two state-of-the-art marinas, fabulous golf at the new Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, music festivals, farmer’s markets, restaurants with jazz trios, bait shop, the local pharmacy/lunch and fountain counter, bed and breakfasts, a legitimate theatre, a museum or two, art galleries, cute gift shops, sidewalk art shows plus a beautiful sand beach – – – all in a town with a population under three thousand! She is a fine lady indeed, and she is always ready to welcome new-comers.
This Gorgeous Home Could Be Your Beach Sweet Spot !
Located in the quaint historic town of Cape Charles, VA, This Victorian style 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath custom home built in 2010 is one of the very few homes in Cape Charles to actually own its own beach frontage. Open airy floor plan, dramatic window package overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and beach. Lots of upgrades including fireplace, bamboo and ceramic tile floors, granite counters and extensive custom wood trim throughout. First floor master with huge closet, low maintenance Hardi Board exterior and professional landscaping. Two in town marinas for your boating needs. Just a golf cart ride away to world class golf course, shopping and restaurants. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=owiCkE5ZZXL&brand=0.
Renovated 5000 Sq. Ft. Building In Historical Bayfront Town…
Excellent business/investment opportunity. Fully renovated 2 story commercial building. It is a historic property located near downtown Cape Charles. This property was renovated in 2008 offering over 5500 sq. ft. New roof completed in 2016. Exposed brick interior with a contemporary vibe, 4 bathrooms, locker rooms, 5 zone heating, 2 offices, 40 x33 studio w/cork flooring, loads of natural lights. It currently is set up for a health and wellness center and all the equipment conveys. Potential to add a third story plus roof deck.
Break Out Your Inner Mermaid – Enjoy Beach, Sunsets And So Much More
This gorgeous beachfront lot is one of only a hand full of beachfront properties located on Bay Avenue in the Historic District of Cape Charles! Overlooking the Cape Charles soft sand beach, this property is one of the most desirable lots on Bay Avenue. It’s located just steps away from the Fun Pier offering fishing, crabbing and sunset watching and it’s just a block away from the wonderful shops and restaurants located on Main Street. Enjoy broad blue water views that go on forever as well as the most spectacular sunsets over the Chesapeake Bay. If you are looking to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle that coastal living offers this is one incredible opportunity!
Beautifully Restored Home Just Short Stroll To Beach…
This circa 1910, 3 bedroom historic home located on tree lined Monroe Avenue has been beautifully restored. New kitchen with granite counter-top, stainless steel appliances, 2.5 remodeled bathrooms, walk in closets. Original pine floors through out, pocket doors, grand entrance, all with original trim-work & walk up attic. Single french doors & back deck leads to nicely landscaped fenced in yard with additional parking in the back with alley access. Spacious custom built golf cart shed. Oversized front porch. Quiet street near town park. Walk to beach, shopping & restaurants.
Grand And Gorgeous, This Home Overlooks The Chesapeake Bay And Beach
This gorgeous home is located in a small coastal town whose historical essence helps define this early 1900’s brick colonial of approximately 3900 sq. ft. It offers not just 30 second access to the soft sands of the Cape Charles beach just across the street but also dramatic views of the water and sunsets over the Chesapeake Bay from most rooms. The grand arched entrance portico, elaborate foyer & beautiful staircase and beautiful arched windows echo fine traditions of the past. Beautiful hardwood floors and fine woodwork throughout. Master suite with recently renovated bath, 2 other bedrooms with ensuite baths. Elegant, large living room and dining room. Original butler’s pantry off newly renovated kitchen with granite, Jenn Aire range, Bosch double ovens & dishwasher, new cabinets, stainless refrigerator.Laundry room, art studio, sunroom/office w/fireplace, back stairs to second floor. Room sizes & sq. footage approximate
Enjoy In Town Living And Amazing Chesapeake Bay Views
One of the largest beachfront lot in town! (41 ft by 177 ft). This is an exceptional building site with Chesapeake Bay views and fabulous sunsets. Town beach with wide sandy beach is just across the street in this charming Beachtown. Unique opportunity to build a new home with modern amenities amongst historic gems. Lot has rear alley access which easily accommodates a two car garage. Enjoy Cape Charles beach life at its best by living right on Bay Avenue. Cape Charles offers some of the most beautiful sunsets on the East Coast.
This Hidden Treasure, Sits just Blocks off The Beach. In the Historical Coastal Beach Town Of Cape Charles On Virginia’s Eastern Shore.A Meticulously & Well Maintained Triple Brick 1912 Circa Victorian. Graciously Sits on 2-LOTS W/ A 2-Car Detached Brick Garage & Rare Off Street Parking! This Stately Home Has Historical Details Throughout. Offering a Welcoming Beautiful Wrap Around Front Porch With Double Doric Columns. Upon Entering The Foyer The Craftsmanship & Beauty are Immediately Apparent by The Exquisite Staircase Woodwork,10′ Ceilings, Curved Wall, Original Windows, Moldings, Picture Moldings, Mantels, Pocket Doors, Panel Doors, Butlers Pantry, and Many Other Historical Features. Updated Electrical, New Hardwood Floors 1st Floor. Original Hardwood 2nd Floor.3-All Brand New HVAC Units & Kitchen Appliances
Best Location Possible! Right In The Middle Of Town!
As they say Location,location,location!! And this is no exception! Endless business possibilities for this former Garden Cafe Restaurant, that had a 100 seat capacity in the heart of the commercial store front district.The building currently serves as Bad Girls retail store space, but the kitchen’s hood, fire suppression hook up, drains and refrigeration access locations have been capped off for ease re-installation of future restaurant kitchen equipment. Charming interior has wainscoting, exposed brick throughout with great lighting. The rear outdoor area previously accommodated dining guests with a container garden French-Quarter flare & landscaped charm. Incredible business opportunities centered in our thriving commercial community.
Excellent Building Lot Just A Short Walk To Beach!
Excellent lot just a short block and a half to the beach! Enjoy all the amenities of Cape Charles! Beach, Fishing Pier, Marinas, Golf, Restaurants, Library, Central Park, Lighted Tennis Courts, etc. – All in easy walking distance or a short golf cart ride away! Build your getaway or dream home in this Historic Beachfront Town.
Often Cape Charles has been referred to as a hidden gem, but we have been found! It has become a popular tourist destination & has been featured in many publications including the latest Coastal Living magazine. This commercial building is located in the heart of Cape Charles and its called The Old Firehouse. The building has been totally renovated, while retaining as much of the original structure as possible. The first floor is ready to be used as a restaurant again with up to 70 seats. The entire second floor consists of a 2200 sq.ft New York loft style apartment that offers an unsurpassed view of the Cape Charles harbor & breathtaking sunsets over the Chesapeake Bay. The pent house is located on the third floor with access to the roof top.Pictures were taken while restaurant was still operating.
Stately And Elegant Brick Townhome One Block From The Beach – SOLD –
Elevated views of the Chesapeake Bay & sunsets from your third floor living level. Second level master ensuite with laundry room & 2 additional bedrooms. First level offers 3 room guest suite with porch. Stainmaster carpeting & oak hardwood. Travertine & tumbled marble, wine bar & refrigerator, stainless appliances, solar panel windows, wired for a smart house, 3 stop elevator, 3 back porches on each level & welcoming front porch, bali shades, custom window treatments…the list goes on. Oversized garage accomodates golf cart & car. View the virtual tour to experience the casual elegance and privacy afforded in this property. *Room sizes are approximate.
Located In The Heart Of Cape Charles, Virginia ! – SOLD –
Circa 1930 beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom beach cottage on two corner lots. Nicely landscaped yard with white picket fence and large front porch. The interior features include hardwood floors, all remodeled bathrooms and eat-in kitchen with viking stove, farm sink, granite counter-tops. Great curb-appeal, well maintained, move-in condition, and fully furnished! Must see! Conveniently located near beach, downtown, restaurants, shops & harbor.
The Ultimate Beach Retreat! – SOLD –
Beautifully appointed and eclectic mix of the old and new furnishing gives a wonderfully relaxing feeling upon entering that its time to unwind and enjoy the beach and the historic quaint town of Cape Charles.This gracious historic home circa 1920 has been immaculately restored and offers spacious light filled rooms with an open floor plan. Preserved original woodwork, architectural columns, updated kitchen and a private garden off the kitchen are just a few amenities that this lovely beach cottage offers. Centrally located on a corner lot close to the town’s park and just a few blocks to the beach, restaurants, shopping and marinas. This home is being offered beautifully furnished except for a few pieces and personal items.
Completely Restored Home Just Short Stroll To Beach – SOLD –
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home originally built in 1925 was completely restored in 2004. Original pine floors through out the house, Oak floors in the kitchen, ceramic tiles in the bathrooms. Very large eat-in kitchen with lots of cabinet space, kitchen bar and cozy seating area leading out to a large fully screened in porch, great for entertaining. Surround sound speaker system. Second floor has 3 large bedrooms, sleeping loft and office space. 2 beautiful restored bathrooms. The third floor has been insulated, wired, A/C and ready to be dry-walled for extra rooms. The entire house has been insulated, dry walled as well as rewired and re-plumbed.
Pretty In Pink– A Gracious Renovated Victorian ca. 1904 – SOLD –
A work of art, this gracious 3 bedroom, 3 bath historic home, in immaculate condition, is a real gem! Spacious, light-filled rooms with high ceilings and lots of preserved original woodwork provide the ultimate in comfort and ambience. Interior wall murals are beautiful and help set the scene for living the relaxed coastal lifestyle in this Cassette style cottage. Located in the vibrant little beach town of Cape Charles, this home enjoys a great setting – just a block from the town’s Central Park yet still close to the beach, restaurants, shops, art galleries, etc., just jump into your golf cart and zip- zip, you’re in the action ! Truly this is a great place to call your forever home. And renovated 2006 with new plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc. TWO TOWN LOTS give you lots of elbow room as well as space for gardens, picnics, entertaining and Fido. Extra off-street parking for your golf cart, water toys or RV. Paint to your heart’s content in the back yard art studio equipped with electric, heat and air. This home has it all and is waiting to embrace its newest owners.
Eastern Shore Style Home Only 3 Blocks From Beach – SOLD –
American four square 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 1910 with view of town park and pavilion on a wide tree lined avenue in historic Cape Charles. This home has been completely renovated while respecting its historic integrity. Pamper your inner chef in the remodeled kitchen with custom built cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, kitchen island & granite counter-tops. Lots of historic details including 2 original fireplaces with original mantels, original architectural moldings, door transoms and 10 foot ceilings. Offers a spacious entry foyer with grand staircase, original pocket doors, original hardwood floors. Includes porcelain tile floors in kitchen and bathrooms. No better place to start enjoying the charms of this laid back coastal town than right here in this delightful historic home. A full house width front porch, covered back deck, folk art workshop & fenced in back yard make enjoying the outdoors year round so much more. A 4th room upstairs could also be used as another bedroom. Did we mention within walking distance to a spectacular public beach, shops, marina and restaurants? Or grab your golf cart and tool out for a day of golf just minutes away.. And keep it cool with the whole house dual zone central HVAC.
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