The Victorian Charmer


East River, Mathews Waterfront

6462 East River Road
Cardinal, VA 23056

Reduced CBRAR #1637516

The “Victorian Charmer” is a restored historic Victorian home with original detailing and views of the East River and Mobjack Bay. Outside the home are wrap-around porches, a large entertainment deck, and a romantic upper balcony with lovely views of sunrises and sunsets. The interior features an elegant center hall and stairway, classic parlor, large rooms, period fireplace mantles, and plenty of bedrooms for family and guests. The home includes many renovations and upgrades including thermal windows, blown-in insulation, updated kitchen, new roof, new heat pumps and hot water heater, plus resurfaced wood floors. Best of all this home is NOT in the flood zone!


  • Acreage

    .95 Acre

  • Waterfront

    East River/Mobjack Bay
    2-4' MLW Pier

  • Style

    2 story Victorian
    Vinyl Siding

  • A real Victorian Charmer in the middle of waterfront Mobjack , surrounded by many other historic homes with equally overwhelming waterfront views.

  • Gorgeous waterfront views of the East River out to Mobjack Bay

  • Side view of the home, note the classic wrap-around porch

  • Covered entrance into the Victorian Charmer

  • Waterside of the house with huge wrap around decking

  • Dock with 2-4' MLW, plenty of water for your motor boat and what views!

  • The Victorian Charmer seen from the water. To the right the historic general store from days gone by.

  • Wonderful spot to watch the sun rise and set over the bay

  • The perfect entertaining deck

  • Views, views, views!

  • Additional side view and porch

  • Close to an acre lot


  • Built

    Built in 1902

  • Square Footage

    3432 sq. ft.

  • Foyer

    13' x 13'
    Original doorbell & hardware

  • 4 Bedrooms

    Master - 21'x16'
    Water views
    Bedroom 2 - 16' x 14'
    Bedroom 3 - 22' x 13'
    Bedroom 4 - 16' x 13'

  • Bathrooms

    3 Full Baths

  • Dining Room

    14' x 10'
    Brick accent wall
    Opens to kitchen & deck

  • Living Room

    22' x 13'
    Original mantle & trim
    9'+ Ceilings

  • Family Room

    16' x 13'
    Adjoins Living Room
    Small parlor

  • Additional Room

    Overlooks water
    Opens to side porch

  • Eat-in Kitchen

    25' x 16'
    Multiple sinks
    Island with bar seating

  • Appliances

    Double Oven
    Stack Washer/Dryer

  • Office/Study

    Sliding door to small porch
    Overlooks bay

  • Beautiful entry into the foyer with access to the lovely stairway leading to the second floor

  • Classic Parlor, perfect sitting area that leads to the large Living room

  • The "classic" parlor

  • More detail of the parlor featuring the Fireplace mantle

  • Note the natural light flooding through the numerous bay windows

  • Spacious Living Room leading to the hallway and full bath

  • A different view of the Living Room featuring renovated hardwood floors

  • Close up of the Living Room Fireplace and mantle

  • First floor full bathroom off the Living Room

  • Huge kitchen with plenty of space for large family gatherings and spectacular views over the bay

  • Close up of the Dining Area and the Mobjack Bay views

  • View of the kitchen showing the original brick wall

  • Nice cabinetry & kitchen bar

  • Another angle of the renovated kitchen

  • Built in double ovens

  • Eat in Kitchen, perfect spot for breakfast or a quick snack

  • Master bedroom with endless windows, charming stove for chilly Autumn or Spring days plus great views to the bay!

  • Warm Stove in Master Bedroom

  • Another view of the Master bedroom suite

  • Master Bedroom & entrance to the ensuite full bathroom

  • Newly installed Bathroom with convenient stacked washer & dryer

  • Additional view of the new full bath including stand up shower & soaking tub

  • Years ago this room is said to have been the formal dining room next to the kitchen. It is now an extra bedroom.

  • Second floor landing

  • Second floor guestroom on the west side of the house overlooking the other Victorian houses in old Mobjack.

  • Guest room # 3, also on the second floor is well suited for the younger folks. Note the old fireplace mantles & of course the water view.

  • Officially "The Study", currently used as an extra bedroom

  • Second floor full bath

  • "The Sewing Room" according to local legend, with great views


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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