Preservation Personals: A Former Coast Guard Station With 32 Acres on the Virginia Waterfront
I was built in 1936 as a Coast Guard station on the Barrier Islands of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. After being decommissioned from the Coast Guard in 1964, I was eventually bought by The Nature Conservancy and moved by barge to my current location on the waterfront of the Brockenberry Bay in the village of Oyster, Virginia. I underwent a full rehab and have been used as a private residence and a conference center since then.
With 32 acres of beautiful waterfront land (and the possibility to purchase more), I certainly offer a room with a view … Well, many rooms, actually. Apart from my seven bedrooms are several gathering rooms, sun porches, a dining room, and seven and a half bathrooms. There’s also a commercial kitchen, which has held a food service license in the past. Oh, and did I mention I come fully furnished too?
A spiral staircase leads to the crow’s nest lookout—much safer than the ladder the Coast Guard used to access the space once upon a time. A separate cottage complete with a kitchen provides additional finished space, as do other outbuildings that have been added since I was moved, all linked by a spacious deck with picnic tables.
Surrounded by conservation land, the property is perfect for countless recreation activities, such as kayaking, birding, and boating. Previous owners have had a private dock, and my property has deep water access, leading to the Atlantic Ocean and the Barrier Islands.
I am also handicap accessible, with an elevator, and I have potential for use as a bed-and-breakfast, restaurant, conference center, or a unique home. The possibilities are as endless as the skyline I look out on.
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