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Where We Live: This 1951 home has been updated for style and comfort

The front of the house, with Cavalier Golf Course visible behind (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Tim Gould)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Historic Birdneck Point is home to a stunning collection of homes.

Established in the early 1900s, roughly in conjunction with the opening of the Cavalier Yacht and Country Club, this neighborhood contains some of Virginia Beach’s most unique and beautiful homes.

One in particular, 920 Cardinal Road, is located right in the center of Birdneck Point. This 5300-square-foot home was built in 1951, and backs right up to the beautiful Cavalier Golf Course.

Lush landscaping and mature trees accent the bright fairway views.

The face of the home has an element of mid-century charm, showcased in a mosaic feature in the courtyard, clerestory windows above the garage, and low-pitched hip roofing.

The bright entryway to the house (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Sheila Ponthieux)

Natural light floods the entryway, via French doors and high windows.

The first stand-out feature of the home upon entry is the unique stone fountain in the center of the room.

This home is ideal for entertaining as it contains multiple areas to congregate. A great room, a living room, a formal dining room, and an open kitchen all flow into one another and were designed for groups of people to gather and socialize.

Subtle recent updates, such as shiplap, white-washed brick, and sleek black kitchen cabinets lend modern elegance to the space.

The living room also features cathedral ceilings and a wall of wide windows.

The living room, featuring shiplap and cathedral ceiling (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Sheila Ponthieux)

The master bedroom is on the first level of the home and is accessible by way of the living room.

It has its own fireplace wall, accented by recessed lighting and symmetrical built-ins. The master bath boasts a corner spa tub, a walk-in shower, and his and her vanities.

There are four other bedrooms in the home, three other baths, and an in-law suite with its own kitchen and living room.

The recently updated kitchen with modern lighting and marble countertops (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Sheila Ponthieux)

The backyard overlooks the golf course, and its expansive patio offers plenty of seating space as well as a hot tub.

This home is currently on the market. View the listing here.

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