East River, Mathews Waterfront

992 Williams Wharf Road
Mathews, VA 23109

CBRAR #2109371

Eastwinds is a perfect example of Victorian architecture, completed in 1903 by Milton and Georgianna Foster Murray. The home has maintained much of its original style and beauty including cypress siding, slate roof, original privacy glass, and a charming sleeping porch. Original gas lamps have been converted to electric.  Four bedrooms (each with views of East River) and four additional rooms with lots of potential!

Updated, modern kitchen and sun room with gorgeous water views as well. Beautiful side porch and back deck adds more entertaining space to the three floors of living space. Original hand carved woodwork throughout the home, plus a lovely mural of wisteria vines (hand painted by Roonie Stone for the 1996 Virginia Garden Tour) in the main hall leading to the second floor. There is a four-bay garage with a walk-up second floor and an opportunity to expand. Deep water at the end of the covered dock is waiting for your sailboat.  WiFi equipped – work from home!


  • Acreage

    1.74 acres
    Park-like landscaping

  • Waterfront

    East River frontage
    4-6' MLW pier with covered sitting area

  • Exterior

    Cypress siding
    Slate roof
    Upper & lower front porches
    Side porch
    Rear deck
    Storage building

  • Garage

    Detached 4-bay
    Storage above


  • Built

    Built in 1898
    Completed in 1903

  • Square Footage

    5704 sq. ft.

  • Living Room

    17 x 19
    Original overhead lighting

  • Dining Room

    15 x 17

  • Kitchen

    14 x 15

  • Morning Room

    22 x 16
    River views
    Side porch access
    Double pane windows

  • Bedrooms

    All with water views!
    Primary - 17 x 15
    Fireplace, built-ins
    Bedroom 2 - 19 x 17
    Bedroom 3 - 13 x 15
    Bedroom 4 - 19 x 13

  • Additional Rooms

    Additional Room 1 - 15 x 19
    Parlor, fireplace
    Additional Room 2 - 14 x 17
    Additional Room 3 - 14 x 18
    Additional Room 4 - 15 x 18

  • Bathrooms

    3 full
    1 half

  • Appliances

    Gas range
    Washer & dryer

  • Heating & Cooling

    Oil hot water heater
    Central air


Mathews County

Mathews is the second smallest county in Virginia, with 252 square miles, and has a population of approximately 9000.  In 1791, Mathews County was formed from a part of Gloucester and named for Revolutionary War General Thomas Mathews.  Well-known for its waterways, Mathews boasts 214 miles of waterfront, with much of that frontage on the Chesapeake Bay, Piankatank River, North and East Rivers, and Mobjack Bay. All this water makes Mathews a haven for boaters, kayakers, fishermen, and nature lovers.


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