Bay Watch

Asked to design a traditional Tidewater-style abode in Virginia’s Northern Neck, architect Richard Leggin sited the clapboard dwelling with stunning water views in mind. “The house sits at the mouth of a wide creek as it opens into the Chesapeake Bay,” he says. “It’s a magical setting.” Photographer Anice Hoachlander captured the home’s peaceful isolation in the starry, nighttime scene above.

Architecture: Richard Leggin, AIA, Richard Leggin Architects, P.C., Glen Echo, Maryland. Builder: John D. England Builder, Urbanna, Virginia.