First Light Farm


North River, Mathews Waterfront

4701 North River Road
North, VA 23128

Sold CBRAR #2018143

First LIght Farm . . . stunning water vistas and relaxed river living!  With 1200′ of waterfront just off the North River, the property offers a new pier with boat lift.  A total renovation has transformed the original Green Mansion carriage house into a captivating home steeped in history and romantic folklore.  Designed to drink in the views from every room, the open floor plan flows seamlessly and is the perfect blend of nostalgic charm and modern convenience.  A vintage island anchors the huge kitchen, complete with expansive windows and luxury appliances.  The master suite includes a walk-in closet and custom bath.  An unfinished attic offers about 500 sq. ft. for storage or expansion.  Situated on 23 acres, the property has plenty of room for farming or gardening, and hay pastures yield about 300 bales per season.  A new pole barn clad with reclaimed wood is reminiscent of a bygone era and includes stalls, two turnouts, water and electricity, and tractor pavilion.  Fenced pastures await your horses.  Located just 10-15 from the towns of Gloucester or Mathews, First Light Farm is ideally located for river country living at its fullest!


  • Acreage

    23 acres
    Fenced pastures
    Room for farming

  • Waterfront

    1200' on North River
    New pier
    Boat lift

  • Exterior Features

    Wood siding
    Metal roof

  • Barn/Stable

    Reclaimed wood siding
    2 turnouts
    Water & electricity
    Tractor pavilion


  • Built

    Total renovation 2020

  • Square Footage

    2800 sq. ft.

  • Living Room

  • Family Room

    Dining area

  • Kitchen

    Vintage island
    Dining bar
    Stainless steel appliances
    Breakfast nook

  • Sunroom

    Sliders open to waterside

  • Three Bedrooms

  • Two Full Baths

  • Appliances

    Bosch dishwasher
    Dacor gas range
    Double oven
    Washer & dryer
    Water softener

  • Heating/Cooling

    Air/heat pump
    Gas fireplace


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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