Where We Live: Traditional waterfront home with a lakeside view, seclusion in shade

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  • (All photos courtesy of Gerard Fantana Photography)

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  • (All photos courtesy of Gerard Fantana Photography)

  • (All photos courtesy of Gerard Fantana Photography)

  • (All photos courtesy of Gerard Fantana Photography)

  • (All photos courtesy of Gerard Fantana Photography)

  • (All photos courtesy of Gerard Fantana Photography)

  • (All photos courtesy of Gerard Fantana Photography)

  • (All photos courtesy of Gerard Fantana Photography)

  • (All photos courtesy of Gerard Fantana Photography)

  • (All photos courtesy of Gerard Fantana Photography)

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VIRGINIA BEACH — Wolfsnare Creek juts into a small body of water in the Kings Grant neighborhood, and a two-story, traditional-style home has a front seat view at the edge of the water on a dock.

While the water is shallow and it doesn’t quite reach the ocean, the lake sits at the corner of the home’s 1.1-acre property, which also has a dock.

“The closer you get to sunset, the more red the sky looks and the better views you have over that water,” Rose & Womble realtor Denny Ritchey said in an interview. “You can see all that from the patio, from the front door and the gazebo.”

The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home also features a two-story deck with lattice walls and connection for a hot tub, a gazebo, a surround sound system that reaches the bottom level and quartz counter tops in the kitchen.

Nearby schools include First Colonial High School, Lynnhaven Middle School and King’s Grant Elementary School. It’s also close to stores and eateries on Virginia Beach Boulevard.

The two-story deck was added to the home after 1964, the year it was built.

“It’s been resurfaced, and the lumber is newer,” Ritchey said. “It’s not original to the house, but there may have been a deck there that they’ve replaced.”

This addition adds shade to areas outside, in addition to to the many trees and hedges that surround the home to give it a secluded feel, though the home is just two minutes from Virginia Beach Boulevard.

“It’s really secluded,” Ritchey said. “The whole front yard is covered by 10-12 feet of hedges, so you can’t see into the front yard unless you’re pulling into the driveway.”

In the kitchen, the countertops are different sparkle like stars a midnight sky, but they aren’t made of granite.

“The new thing these days is not so much granite anymore, but quartz,” Ritchey said. “Quartz is even less maintenance than granite, and you could light a fire on them and it wouldn’t damage it.”

Ritchey said another cool thing the home features is the surround sound system throughout the first floor.

“The whole downstairs is wired for surround sound,” Ritchey said. “There’s a volume control in every room, so if you want to run volume through a TV or a laptop, you can.”

Ritchey said the size of the home’s property in a neighborhood in the suburbs is rare, too.

“You can be on the Boulevard in two minutes, you can be on I-264 in three minutes, but you have an acre of land on water,” Ritchey said. “You don’t get that in too many places.”

This home is currently listed for sale and Ritchey said its owners are looking to move to a ranch in the city.

Where We Live is a feature looking at the homes and unique places to stay. Do you have a Southside home — on or off the market — that our readers may be interested in seeing? Let me know at justin@southsidedaily.com.