East River Colonial


East River, Mathews Waterfront

331 Thurston Road
Mathews, VA 23109

CBRAR #1911372

This private and peaceful country estate includes a spacious Colonial-style home, guest apartment, 3-stall barn, 3-car garage with rooms above, and another building which could be office, studio or workshop.  Situated on over 5 acres, the property has long frontage on East River with quick access to Mobjack Bay and includes a 5′ MLW pier.  The main house is circa 1930 and has original doors, trim, and hardwood floors.  Encompassing over 3800 square feet, the home has four bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath.  The house has been recently inspected, painted, new vapor barrier installed, and electrical repairs made. The guest apartment has a private entrance and could be used as a rental.   Mature trees and landscaping add to the quiet enjoyment of the river life.  Just minutes to Mathews Court House with great shopping and restaurants!


  • Acreage

    5.13 acres
    Partly fenced
    Mature landscaping
    Horses permitted

  • Waterfront

    400' on East River
    Rip rapped shore
    5' MLW Pier

  • Home Exterior

    2 Story Colonial
    Vinyl & wood siding
    Composition roof
    Waterside deck

  • Outbuildings

    3-bay garage with 2 rooms above
    3-stall barn

  • Heating/Cooling

    Heat pump
    Oil furnace
    Window A/C units
    Oil water heater
    Two fireplaces

  • Stately circa 1930 Colonial style home

  • Shady yard with mature landscaping

  • Plenty of room for family and friends!

  • 4' MLW pier on Bailey's Cove of the East River

  • Wild geese coming in for a landing!

  • North view from the pier

  • Rip rap protected shoreline

  • Peaceful, secluded grounds

  • Waterside deck

  • Deck is shaded by a magnificent magnolia tree

  • Guest apartment has its own private porch

  • View from guest apartment porch

  • Triple garage with two rooms above

  • One of two rooms above the garage . . . a work in progress!

  • This building could be a studio, office, or workshop - it was once a doctor's office.

  • Three-stall barn

  • Another barn view

  • Partially fenced

  • The old spring house


  • Built


  • Square Footage

    3898 sq. ft.

  • Foyer


  • Four Bedrooms

    Master 24'x13'3
    17'x14'7 Bedroom 2
    14'3x11'4 Bedroom 3
    11'2x11 Guest Apartment

  • Bathrooms

    3 Full Baths
    1 Half Bath

  • Living Room

    Gas fireplace

  • Family Room

    Deck access
    Built-in bookcases

  • Dining Room

    French doors
    Built-in china cabinet

  • Eat-in Kitchen

    Large breakfast bar
    Laminate countertops

  • Appliances

    Washer & dryer

  • Laundry Room

    Side porch access

  • Additional Rooms

    14'4x12'5 - joins BR 2
    12'5x11'11 - Finished attic room

  • Guest Apartment

    Living Room 15'8x9'2
    Kitchen 11'x5'11
    Bedroom 11'2x11

  • Unique cross-shaped stairway, showing the living room entrance here

  • Second entry to stairs

  • Formal living room with gas fireplace

  • Water views and lots of natural light

  • Formal dining room

  • Wainscoting in the dining room

  • Bright, open kitchen with bar seating. Adjoining utility room, half bath, and large pantry.

  • Enjoy the views with your morning coffee!

  • Wide plank pegged hardwood floors

  • Family room with fireplace and deck access

  • Spacious master bedroom with lots of possibilities

  • Master bedroom has double closets and water views

  • Master bath with shower

  • Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 3 with direct bath access

  • Second floor vintage bath

  • Apartment living/dining area

  • Another apartment view

  • Apartment kitchen

  • Apartment bedroom


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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