Belgard Hardscapes helps create an intimate outdoor living space for the 2011 Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House, which is now open for tours and special events.
The 25th showcase home built by Coastal Living magazine to highlight the style and life on the coast overlooks Chesapeake Bay in the East Beach community of Norfolk, Virginia, and includes a three-story, 3,500-square foot home surrounded by 1,500 square feet of outdoor patios and walkways provided by Belgard Hardscapes.
The outdoor living space, which includes a living room with a gas fireplace and a separate outdoor kitchen and dining area, was designed by the collaborative efforts of Norfolk native Jane Cantin and international landscape architect Ian Stubbs of Great Britain.
“Ian and I collaborate on a number of projects both here in the states and overseas, and it was a great honor for us to work on this project that will give national exposure to my hometown,” Cantin says.
The duo chose Belgard’s Mega-Lafitt pavers for the project, which is a textured modular paver with a natural slate-like appearance that is available in a three- or four-piece layout. Cantin noted she often uses paver patios in her landscape designs. “Installation is easy, and it wears well. And years down the road, if one paver gets damaged and needs replacing, you don’t need to replace the entire patio,” she explains.
The Ultimate Beach Home will be featured in the Oct. 2011 issue of Coastal Living and will be open for tours from July 29 through Nov. 27 with proceeds from the $10 per person admission benefiting the St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children in Norfolk. Tour hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The show home will be closed each Monday and Tuesday for special events. Call the East Beach Sales Center at 757-333-6650 or visit www.eastbeachnorfolk.com for more information.