First Light Farm


North River, Mathews Waterfront

4701 North River Road
North, VA 23056

New CBRAR #2018143

First Light Farm . . . Stunning water vistas and relaxed river living is the perfect way to describe First Light Farm with 1200′ of protected shoreline just off the North River complete with new pier and boat lift!  A total top-to-bottom renovation of this captivating home was recently completed and is sure to please the most discerning buyer. Situated on 20+ pristine acres, the home was once the carriage house for historic Green Mansion and is steeped in history and romantic folklore. Designed to drink in the views from every room, the open floor plan is the perfect blend of nostalgic charm and modern convenience. A vintage island anchors the open kitchen with expansive windows and luxury appliances. There is a new pole barn made with reclaimed wood and includes stalls, two turnouts, storage, tractor pavilion, electricity and water.  Three-board fencing awaits your horses, and the hay pasture yields approximately 300 bales per season. The property may be divided with a separate entry and waterfrontage.  First Light Farm is the ideal setting to enjoy country living at its fullest!


  • Acreage

    20+ acres
    Fenced pastures
    Horses permitted

  • Waterfront

    1200' on North River
    New pier
    Boat lift
    2-4' MLW (TBD)

  • Exterior Features

    Wood siding
    Metal roof
    Front porch

  • Barn

    Reclaimed wood exterior
    2 turnouts
    Water & electricity


  • Built

    2020 renovation

  • Square Footage

    2800 sq. ft. main house
    500 sq. ft. unfinished attic

  • Living Room

  • Dining/Family Room

    Gas fireplace

  • Three Bedrooms

    1st floor master

  • Two Full Baths

  • Kitchen

    Vintage island
    Breakfast nook
    Solid surface counters
    Expansive windows

  • Appliances

    Bosch dishwasher
    Dacor gas range
    Double oven
    Built-in refrigerator
    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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