Tour These Beautiful Historic, Waterfront Homes in Virginia

A while back I received an e-mail from Michele who shared a link to a beautiful home in Virginia located on the East River.  The pictures were so charming, I’ve been saving the link so I could share them with you.  Actually, I’m sharing two homes and both happen to be on the market at the moment so I’ll include the links in case you want to see more.

The first home is an historic home located in Matthews County on the East River.  It has equestrian facilities, a carriage house with an apartment above and a studio cottage.  I was caught up in the beautiful photography as much as the homes.  Notice how lovely a home looks when the picture is taken in the evening with lights on inside the home.  Really feels so warm and inviting, doesn’t it?

Beautiful Traditional Home in Virginia


Another view of the amazing gardens and surrounding property.  This house sits on 12 acres.

Beautiful Traditional Home in Virginia


The kitchen, breakfast area…love all that wonderful book storage!

Kitchen and Breakfast room with library in historic Virginia Home


Another view of the kitchen…

Kitchen in beautiful historic home in Virginina
Beautiful, traditional bedroom.  The wall color looks a lot like my fave yellow, Duron, Sugar Cookie.

Bedroom in beautiful historic home in Virginina


Pretty, updated bath.  I so need to update all mine!

Update Bath in beautiful historic home in Virginina


My favorite “room” of all.  Doesn’t this take your breath away?  What a gorgeous view out to the East River!

Beautiful Screened Porch in Traditional Home in Virginia


Love the three car garage with a wonderful room with dormers above.  You can see that room and more of this beautiful home, here.


Classic Georgian Style Home:

There was another home that caught my eye…this is the view as you enter the driveway.

Beautiful Traditional Home on the Water in Virginia


Are you dying to see the home?  I am!  And look…a four-legged friend is waiting for us!

Beautiful Traditional Home on the Water in Virginia
And finally the house comes into view…A Classic Georgian style home with a center hall entry.

Classic Georgian Home on the Water in Virginia


Stunning entry!  The listing says you can feel the breezes from the river down this beautiful center hall entry.

Center Hall of an historic Georgian Style home in Virginia


I always love the old historic homes that have the double screened doors at the front door.

Center Hall of an historic Georgian Style home in Virginia



The Dining Room:  I miss having wallpaper in my home sometimes…it can be so charming in the right room.

Dining Room of an historic Georgian Style home in Virginia

Big kitchen…

Kitchen of historic Georgian Style home in Virginia


The Master Bedroom and another bedroom: Wouldn’t you love to tour this home in person!

Bedrooms in historic Georgian Style home in Virginia


A cozy library

Library/Study in historic Georgian Style home in Virginia


Have to have a screened in porch with these views…

Screened Porch of Beautiful Traditional Home on the Water in Virginia


A view looking back into the living room from the screened porch.  You can see more of this house here.

Beautiful Traditional Homeon the Water in Virginia


(All photos are from the site linked above in this post.)

Thanks again to Michele for telling me about this area of the country and the gorgeous homes!

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  1. Oh my – I would take either one! They are so, so beautiful. And those views…to die for.

  2. Wow…these homes are beautiful…the view of the river is magnificent!….We travel to Virginia a lot, so will have to check out exactly where the East River is….thanks for the tours Susan….loved them!

  3. Wow!!! I live in Virginia and not too far from Mathews. I’d love to see these homes in person! I like both, but I think my favorite is the second home. I’ve always dreamed of owning a yellow farm house. I also love the main layout of this home, especially the entry way/hall.

  4. GORGEOUS homes! Thanks so much for taking us along on the tour!

  5. OMG, these houses are to die for!! Yes, I need to redo my bathroom and bedroom next year, I CAN’T WAIT! Great inspiration here. Lots of hugs,

  6. If I lived in either house I would never leave home. It would be brunch at my house with friends – we’ll invite a guest chef and learn gourmet techniques, eat our lesson, it would be show & tell our best craft & review the best book we just read, and finally enjoy the view.

  7. Gorgeous home tours! Thanks for sharing. It was quite the treat!

  8. Oh, swooon! Love them both, but the second one has completely stolen my heart. That entrway is just stunning with the black & white floor and the twin bedroom with the white matelasse coverlets is perfection. I could easily spend hours pouring over all of the homes on the realtor’s website, but I do have to make dinner at some point. lol Thanks for sharing them Susan! (and thanks to Michele for finding them!)

  9. Oh my, Susan! I’m in love with these two homes. What beautiful grounds and the porches are just enchanting. Thank you so much for posting these, and the additional links!

  10. your tours always makes me feel like I am there! Thanks !

  11. Oh Susan,
    such beautiful homes!
    I am in love with both of them and especially with that cute and cuddly studio cottage! I wish we could see its three rooms! I’m just imagining how warm and cozy they are! I’m sure I’d stay there all day long enjoying an interesting book and several hot cocoa cups! Especially in the winter! 😉
    I also love the entry hall of the second house… I, too, have dark brown furniture against dark yellow walls… 🙂 (Not in the entry hall but in two other rooms.)
    Thank you, Susan, for these tours.
    ~Hugs to you~

  12. These two homes are beautiful. I especially love the first home. White homes always get me. The grounds are so magnificent. May have to play lotto. 🙂 Thanks for always sharing such pretty homes with us.

  13. Debbie Rollins says

    WOW! I live in Mathews County and I have been to this home. It has been on several house tours. It is a lovely home.

  14. Mary from Virginia says

    Mathews is a couple hours (give or take) away from me. I would love to see these houses in person. They are beautiful! Thanks for posting!

  15. I really love the out buildings of the first house and the stunning view, but the second one’s facade looks like a picture perfect postcard, and I adore the wrap around porch…decisions, decisions.

  16. Great tours! 🙂

  17. I only live about an hour from Mathews. Such a cute little town. I’ve always wanted a second home there.. Lots of water.. everywhere.. Thanks for sharing this. Beautiful home..

  18. Connie Bishop says

    All simply beautiful but…oh, that floor in the entry is fabulous.

    Susan, have you been to Natchez, Mississippi for their Spring Pilgrimage? It is an unforgetable tour of old southern homes. You would love it.

  19. claudette flanigan says

    such beautiful homes and amazing settings!

  20. Bruce Nelson says

    Susan, Thanks so much for sharing these with your fans. I took the photos of both homes. I saw the huge influx of traffic to the website yesterday and had to see where it came from. What a delightful site you have and devoted followers. I sent links to both homeowners who I’m sure will enjoy the read. Thanks again!

    • Bruce, your photos are beautiful! They really give you a sense of how lovely these homes truly are. Thanks so much for letting me share them with my readers. We loved virtually touring these wonderful homes. 🙂

  21. Betsy Henderson says

    Susan, What an amazing site you have created! Thank you so much for your kind remarks about our home. I wish you lived in Mathews; with over 500 square feet of screened porch (and twice that of open porch) I could really use your help– your porch is gorgeous. We’d love to have you come and visit–Mathews is a wonderful place (and the whole county has fewer residents than you have readers!). By the way, the two houses are on adjacent streets–perfect for 2 BFFs. I’m your newest fan! ps. the black and white floors in the entry are floorcloths that I designed and had fabricated–anyone can have them!

    • Hi Betsy, Wow, that’s a big porch! My porch could use a little more space…it’s only 18′ x 14′. Mathews sounds like a wonderful place to live. Thanks for sharing about the floor cloths. I looked at the floors again yesterday and wondered if those were floor cloths. You did a wonderful job designing those…I love them! I bet there will be some folks trying to copy this idea for their own foyer/entry. 🙂

    • Betsy Henderson says

      Forgot to say that the Garden Club of Virginia has three houses and a garden in Mathews on tour this year–April 27. Love to have you!

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