Waterman, an architect, architectural historian, and one of the original Colonial Williamsburg restorers, was sufficiently enamored of Port Royal to build his own house here, facing a garden and backing onto a lane that descends to the river. Its single-story height, U-shaped plan, and stucco finish appear to have been influenced by Waterman's vacations in the Caribbean. Details are rendered in a simple neoclassical manner with which he was very conv-ersant.
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