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Homerama Norfolk VA East Beach Starts October 16th 2010

107With one week to go until Homearama, at East Beach in Norfolk Va the builders, decorators and landscapers are out in force putting their finishing touches on nine custom showcase homes.

The Homerama opens to the public  Oct. 16-31, 2010

If you are wondering how the market is for new homes lately glance at the sold signs on six SEVEN of the nine showcase homes. All were sold prior to the Homerama opening.

Visitors to Homerama can tour nine fully furnished and landscaped custom homes, a condominium at The Villas at East Beach and an Idea Marketplace with more than 100 exhibitors.

Sure to inspire you with ideas for your own home, this walk able community is abundant with parks, porches, sidewalks and beach sits on the Chesapeake Bay.

The homes will be open to the public from noon- 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

General admission is $10. Active duty and retired military guests and seniors (62 or better) get a $1 discount Monday-Thursday. A $1 discount coupon good for Monday-Thursday will be available at www.homearama.tv. Only one discount applies. No discounts Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Click here for more information on Homearama.


search homes for sale at east beach norfolk vaGet the most out of your Homearama visit. In addition to seeing the latest in new-home technology and innovations, visitors to Homearama can enjoy everything from cuisine samplings from Norfolk restaurants and beer tastings to concerts and a early opening for mothers with children.

Bring the family and enjoy an on-site maze, courtesy of Norfolk Botanical Gardens, a Spelling Bee and children’s activities ranging from face painting and more, courtesy of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children.

Situated along the Chesapeake Bay in East Ocean View, East Beach was created nearly a decade ago on an 105-acre tract  East Beach’s other border to the south is Pretty Lake — an arm of the bay. 
Boaters enjoy immediate access to pleasure boat marinas on Little Creek Inlet, which provides easy passage to Chesapeake Bay.

aerial view of east beach,norfolk va The architectural mood here is “beachy,” with a quintessential New England flavor and houses to match. The Bayfront Club sits on Chesapeake Bay beach, and offers a pool, a weight/cardio room, and a bayfront room for weddings and gatherings.

Like other traditional neighborhoods, East Beach is a haven for pedestrians. Streets are deliberately narrow to slow traffic, allowing residents to walk or cycle safely to nearby parks, the beach, or the deep-water marinas along Pretty Lake. Public parks and greens are everywhere – even along the Chesapeake Bay – so that neighbors can gather and play. Porches are wide to encourage sitting, and close to the street to spark conversations with passersby.

East Beach Within a couple of years, East Beach will open a town center with a combination of restaurants and shops. In the meantime, just outside the community but within easy walking distance are four restaurants, a variety of shops, fishing access and several marinas.
With only about 20 percent of the 700 planned residences sold, there are plenty of spots for newcomers to find their niche.

This will be the second Homearama for the Norfolk coastal community, which launched its residential development with the 2004 Homearama showcase.

Since the 2004 showcase, which featured 17 homes, East Beach has grown into an active traditional neighborhood development with more than 230 homes, retails shops, a Montessori School and parks and open spaces for the residents to enjoy. A sprawling 7,000-square-foot Bay Front Club has been built, as well as several amenities for residents to enjoy, including a pool, tennis courts, rose garden and more. Construction is being completed on condominiums with first-floor retail and soon more cottages also will call East Beach home.

View a video of East Beach

Participating in the Fall Homearama will be the following builders:  John W. “Chip” Iuliano, ABT Custom Homes; Bill Brice and Les Ore, Bill Ore LLC; Scott Crumley, Crumley Group Inc.; Larry Hill, L.R. Hill Custom Builders Inc., Chris Kanter, North Shore Construction; Jimmy Richardson, Richardson Homes Inc.; Mary-Dolph Simpson, Page Simpson and Howard Simpson, Simpson Builders Inc.; and Stephen, Alex and Steve Quick, Stephen Alexander Homes.

Crumley, a first-time Homearama builder, is building the Charity House. The beneficiary of the profits from the sale of the home will benefit St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children in Norfolk, a long-term pediatric residential care facility dedicated to children with severe physical and intellectual disabilities

Below is a sampling of the homes that will be featured this year :


115 Bill-Ore LLC East Beach
Crumley Group East Beach 107
103 099
101 Stephen-Alexander Homes East Beach


Schedule Homerama East Beach


  • Preview Party, Friday, Oct. 15, from 5:30-8 p.m. Awards ceremony followed by reception and opening of Homearama homes to guests. Proceeds from the evening benefit St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. More Information
  • Artisan sale, Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17, from noon-7 p.m. Purchase handmade jewelry, pottery, purses, driftwood and slate paintings and more from local artisans in the garage of The St. Mary, The Charity House to benefit St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to St. Mary’s Home.
  • Lion’s Den Promotion, from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, join Point radio personality Woo Woo as she gives away tickets to The Lion King, a new living room and more.
  • Military Appreciation Day, on Monday, Oct. 18, military guests can take advantage of buy one, get one free admission with a valid military identification card.
  • The Wave radio host Dick Lamb will make an appearance on Monday, Oct. 18, from 3-5 p.m.
  • Listener Appreciation Concert, on Monday, Oct. 18, 6-7 p.m. featuring Colgate Country Showdown Winner Tiffany Jones in the courtyard.
  • Cox Two-For Tuesdays, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. Guests with a Cox Communications invoice can buy two tickets for the price of one.
  • Realtors Day, sponsored by TowneBank, set for Wednesday, Oct. 20, invites area realtors to be admitted free all day long with a business card and ID. Early birds enjoy a hearty breakfast from 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Craft Beer Tasting, Saturday, Oct. 23, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Charity House with proceeds benefiting St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children.
  • Walking tour, Saturday, Oct. 23 with town architect Roger Wood at 1:30 pm. and 4 p.m. Meet at House 10.
  • Kids-a-Rama, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31. Staff from St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children will host games and activities for children.
  • Mini-Spelling Bee, Sunday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. This spelling bee is open to the first 25 3rd-5th graders who submit an application. Spellers will receive 2 free tickets to Homerama for the 24th and are encouraged to bring their fan club. The Mini-Bee winner will be able to go on assignment with a Virginian-Pilot reporter.
  • Beer tasting by O’Conner Brewery, Sunday, Oct. 24, from 4-6 p.m. at the Oktoberfest Haus. Join Norfolk brew master Kevin O’Connor of O’Connor Brewery and sample local brews.
  • A Taste of Norfolk, from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, sponsored by Virginia Natural Gas and Hampton Roads Magazine, invites guests to sample cuisine from Norfolk restaurants and vote for their favorite.
  • Mother’s Day Out, Tuesday, Oct. 26, gates open early at 10 a.m. to accommodate mothers with school age children.
  • School Day is Tuesday, Oct. 26, when pre-authorized chaperoned high school and college drafting/design classes can visit the show, with scheduled tours beginning at 11 a.m. Contact Mary Hearring at (757) 305-9018 for details.
  • Car Care Clinic by Phillips Automotive at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Enjoy a short instructional session on what everyone should know about their cars to keep them running smoothly.
  • Norfolk Public Schools open house, Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. Chat with new superintendent Dr. Richard Bentley as he greets visitors as part of his listening and learning tour. Also enjoy cuisine samplings from Norfolk Public Schools’ student catering group, music from student music groups and a photo and video exhibit, courtesy of Norfolk Public Schools.
  • The Eagle radio host Jennifer Roberts will make an on-site appearance on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 3-5 p.m.
  • Face painting, noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Sinclair Communications will be painting children’s’ faces at Kids-Rama in the courtyard.
  • The Homearama Furniture Sale from noon-6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, where visitors will get the chance to purchase their favorite furnishings and décor from the Homearama homes. Free entry tickets for the sale will be given to all Homearama visitors in their show bag during the event.

      Location Map for Homerama at East Beach Norfolk VA

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Directions to East Beach: East Beach is located in Norfolk off of Shore Drive.

From downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth
Take Interstate 264 East.Exit on Interstate 64 West, toward Richmond.
Take the next exit, US Route 13 North, toward the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
Turn left on Diamond Springs Road; Turn left on Shore Drive (US Route 60 West)
After crossing bridge over Little Creek, East Beach will be on the right.

From Richmond, Newport News, and Hampton – Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel
Take Interstate 64 East through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel
Take the US-60/4th View St. exit – Exit 273 toward Ocean View
Turn left onto US-60/4th View St.
Turn right onto W. Ocean View Ave/US 60/VA168
Turn Slight right onto US-60 E/W. Ocean View Ave
Stay straight to go onto US-60/ W. Ocean View Ave. Continue to follow US-60
East Beach will be on the left.

From the Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Take Shore Drive (US Route 60 West)
After crossing the bridge over Little Creek, East Beach will be on the right.