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Featuring the Hampton Roads Magazine Home!

House highlights:

  • Hand-painted wood ceiling with Old World detail in kitchen
  • 14-foot ceilings, walk-in closet and custom box bay in the master suite
  • Mini theater and assorted gaming activities in media/game room
  • Built-in, hidden Liberty safe in foyer
  • Coffered ceiling in the family room
  • Custom wood ceiling and trim in dining room
  • Encapsulated, conditioned crawlspace
  • Blown cellulose and radiant barrier roof sheathing
  • Featuring our “Little Big House” design theme
Floor plan Upper Floor Plan
  • Architectural style: Victorian revival farmhouse
  • House size: 2,789 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths
  • Original architectural design by: Retnauer Baynes Associates and Stephen Alexander Homes, 757.546.2471
  • Interior design by: Sharon Goodwin and Susan Wilson of Goodwin Interiors, 757.417.8001
  • Furnishings by: Furniture Classics, 757.627.4844
  • Landscaping: Robert Nye of Renaissance Outdoor Contracting Inc., 757.548.5055
  • Sales by: Joan Revell and Doreen Giuliano of Rose & Womble Realty, 757.606.2808
  • Financing by: Joe Kesterson of TowneBank, 757.412.1378

Hampton Roads Magazine will  be hosting one of the homes at this year’s Spring Homearama at Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake’s historic Deep Creek community. The Hampton Roads Magazine home features a unique design, “The Little Big House” by renowned builder, Stephen Quick.

The Little Big House explores the concept of a large lifestyle in a littler home. “The new economy is forcing us to be more creative with making sure that families can afford homes,” says Stephen Quick IV of Stephen Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods. “The goal behind the Little Big House is to make sure we take the large lifestyle from a large house and put it in a very affordable package.”

With this concept, the house will feature all the amenities of a larger scale home such as wide open spaces, generously sized family rooms and kitchens that feature all the same textures, parts, pieces, lighting and professional appliances that you would find in a large home. “We think it’s the best value you can find in our area,” Quick says.

During the two-week period of Homearama, from June 16 to July 1, HRM will be coordinating several special events that you won’t want to miss. All events are free with your admission to Homearama.

Stephen Alexander Homes
Builder Highlight:

Alex, Steve and Stephen Quick of Stephen Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods are continuing a long tradition of home building success throughout Hampton Roads with the homes they build. Over the years, Stephen Alexander Homes has earned a reputation for excellence through quality craftsmanship, unique design, superior service and community involvement. This marks the fifth Homearama for this team that takes pride in resurrecting historical architectural themes and incorporating them into today’s open floor plans.

They deliver individually personalized custom homes for their clients at a fair price, in a timely manner. Now building in most Hampton Roads cities, Stephen Alexander Homes is offering its “Let Us Help You Sell Your Home” and “Build Where You Want to Live Program.” This online database of available lots at various price points throughout the area makes getting the home of your dream in the location you want easier than ever.

Here is the schedule:


Events coordinated by Pamela Hopkins and Patrick Evans-Hylton of Hampton Roads Magazine.


June 18, 6 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Mike Farrell from Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas in Portsmouth.

June 19, 6 p.m.

Culinary Roundtable with HRM Food Editor, Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton.
An informal discussion of food, wine and dining in Hampton Roads with snacks and craft beer from O’Connor Brewing Company in Norfolk. Event sponsored by Greenwich Kitchen Center.

June 20, 6 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Garrett Barner from Passion, the Restaurant in Chesapeake.

Event sponsored by Nansemond Pre-cast Concrete Company.

June 21, 1–4 p.m.

Goodwin Interior Designs Consultation with Sharon Goodwin, President and Interior Designer of Goodwin Interiors.
Goodwin will answer all your decorating questions, so bring different photos of a room in your house along with dimensions and fabrics. Goodwin will suggest furniture placement or paint colors to help inspire your room renovation in a matter of minutes. For more information on Goodwin Interiors visit them on Facebook.

June 21, 6 p.m.

Virginia Wine Tasting with award-winning vintages from Chatham Vineyards on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. 
Tasting includes snacks and an informal discussion of Virginia wine with HRM Food Editor, Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton.

June 22, 1-4 p.m.

Bill Baker, managing partner of Closet Concepts, will be available to answer home organization questions. Baker can assist in arranging a wide variety of spaces, including closets, garages, home offices, kitchen pantries and laundry rooms to make them more efficient.

June 25, 6 p.m.

Happy Hour Cocktail
Demos and hors d’oeuvres by Chef Chris Hill of The Bachelor Kitchen. 
Event sponsored by Renaissance Landscaping.

June 25, 6:30 p.m.

Taste Of Chesapeake.
Stroll through the Homearama houses, meet with local chefs and sample delicious dishes along the way. A People’s Choice Award as well as a Critics’ Choice Award will June 26, 9:30 a.m.

June 26, 9:30 a.m.

Culinary Roundtable with HRM Food Editor, Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton.
An informal discussion of food, wine and dining in Hampton Roads with snacks and coffee from Café Stella in Norfolk. For more information on Café Stella visit them on Facebook.

June 27, 6 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Jeff Brown of Cotton Southern Bistro in Chesapeake. 

June 28, 6 p.m.

Gifts from the Kitchen. 
Learn how to whip up an assortment of easy gifts made in your kitchen with HRM Food Editor, Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton.

Home Sponsors

We’re proud to list these sponsors as having a part in the HRM House. Look for their products when browsing the house and during our special events.

Closet Concepts
Closet Concepts is the affordable answer to changing your space from ordinary to extraordinary, working to transform any area into a more efficient and organized space.
1140 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk

Dare Marina & Yacht Sales
This full service marina offers excellence in service through a range of solutions to satisfy all the needs of the discerning yachtsman.
821 Railway Rd., Yorktown

Green Gates Gifts
Green Gates Gifts has small town charm and big city taste, making them ideal for all your furniture, home décor and gift giving needs. 
1467 George Washington Memorial
Hwy., Gloucester Point

Peninsula Town Center
2341 McMenamin St., Hampton

Greenwich Kitchen Center
From design to installation, you can enjoy a new kitchen from Greenwich Kitchen Center, creating functional, attractive and comfortable kitchens for families in Hampton Roads for more than 30 years.
5784 Arrowhead Dr., Virginia Beach

Inner Space Systems, Inc. & Garage Concepts
With more than 33 years of experience in the closet design and storage industry, Inner Space Systems provides the best possible products and services for one of the most important investments you’ll ever make—your home.
3535 Elmhurst Lane, Portsmouth
757-487-1101 Southside
757-877-1945 Peninsula

Renaissance Outdoor Contracting
Providing innovative and appropriate landscape design and installation for your outdoors. From waterfalls and arbors, paver pool decks, to raised patios and woodland retreats, they will create a unique and elegant atmosphere for your property.

RVA Oriental Rugs & Design Center
RVA Oriental Rugs brings you the world’s most exclusive and extensive collection of fine handmade decorative rugs with thousands of rugs in stock to choose from at prices that reflect their direct distribution.
933 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach

Dare Marina & Yacht Sales will also be sponsoring a few raffles during Homerama. One is for free entry into the Flounder Bowl on June 30th, and the other will be for Dare Marine & Yacht Sales gifts certificates and merchandise. Raffles will be on a table near the boat that will be on display in the driveway of our home. Good luck!

Stay tuned… Coming in the July/August HRM issue there will be a special section highlighting the house and its sponsors.

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