For just under $1M, you can own a charming waterfront Norfolk home dating back to 1912.

This lovely property at 556 Mowbray Arch in Norfolk blends the best of traditional architecture and the bliss of waterfront living. Its tidy façade belies the spacious interior and extensive private walled gardens.

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With five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two powder rooms, this week's dream home has plenty of space for a family of any size. It is full of classic features like the spacious front porch, perfect for cool evening breezes and catching up with neighbors.

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Inside, the dramatic windows bring in plenty of natural light in every room. Gorgeous wood floors appear throughout the home.

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The kitchen has been fully updated to include a double oven, extensive gas range, and a stainless steel hood. The custom shelving provides a unique alternative to modern cabinetry.

The adjacent breakfast nook is the perfect place for informal family meals. It's almost like eating in a greenhouse!


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There are several working fireplaces, including one in the formal living room and another in the cozier family room.

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Upstairs, the master bedroom has a fully renovated en suite bath complete with modern touches and a cool white tub for relaxing after a long day.


Some of the best parts of the property are outside. Stone walkways lead up to a long terrace just waiting to host a garden party. Mature flowering trees dot the yard along with a variety of evergreen shrubs.


The detached garage and spacious paved drive ensure convenient parking for all of your guests. This is the real selling point in downtown Norfolk!garage

This beautiful waterfront home is just waiting for its new owners to enjoy it. Could it be you?

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For more information, visit the original listing by Chandler Realty, Inc. The property is listed at $975,000 and is located at 556 Mowbray Arch in Norfolk, Virginia.

**All photos in this article are courtesy of Chandler Realty, Inc.

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