How does having your own private beach sound to you?

Sometimes you just have to get away and put your toes in the sand. You can live the good life on the James River in this week's featured listing. This 8-bedroom contemporary build is located at 9160 Wigneil Street in Suffolk and it's currently listed for $4,200,000 by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty.


Everything about this home's design is open and welcoming. A foyer leads out to a central hallway and receiving rooms branch off on both sides.


Your guests will love the expansive views of the river, visible from most of the rooms throughout the space. Natural light comes in through every nook and cranny.

living room

dining room

A gourmet kitchen seems deceptively simple. Hidden within the custom cabinetry is every high-tech appliance you could ever want. Adjacent to it is a separate butler's pantry for extra prep space.


Upstairs, the bedrooms are both spacious and cozy at once. Also, on the upper level is a unique indoor widow's walk with an incomparable 360-degree view of the water.



When you're ready to enjoy the river, just head down the wooden boardwalk to explore the wetlands or cut through the yard to your own personal beach. There is plenty of room for fishing, crabbing, or just getting some sun. Situated where you are on the James and Nansemond Rivers, it's an easy sail to the ocean.



Last but certainly not least, the property also has additional space for your guests in a charming, small cottage. It's perfect for out-of-town visitors who need a bit of privacy.


**All photos courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty.

For more information, or to book a tour of the property, see the original listing. And for more dream homes, check them out here

What are your favorite features of this week's dream home? Is that widow's walk speaking to the painter in you, or is it a private riverfront beach? Let us know in the comments.