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134-0600 Briarwood

Photo credit: Marcus Pollard, 2011

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VLR Listing Date 06/21/2012

NRHP Listing Date 08/22/2012

NRHP Reference Number 12000547

Briarwood is a monumental-sized Tudor Revival-style house built in 1932 in the then newly-developed resort city of Virginia Beach. Located on a sloping lot overlooking Linkhorn Bay, Briarwood was designed by notable regional architect Wickham C. Taylor, who created many prominent Tidewater homes. The house was built as a summer home for realtor James Bingham, his wife and family, and is the best example of the Tudor Revival style remaining in the city, as several of the more prominent Tudor Revival homes in Virginia Beach have been demolished. The exterior of the Flemish bond brick house features herring bone pattern brick, and the interior of Briarwood features historic wood flooring and extensive original stained paneling and rough hewn timbers. The large lot features mature vegetation, including trees which predate the house.

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: May 9, 2022