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Magnolia

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School House Addition

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Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate, Inc.
Chesapeake Bay Office
16945 General Puller Highway
Deltaville, VA 23043

Elizabeth Johnson

Phone: 804-776-8100
Mobile: 804-240-5909
Fax: 804-776-6065

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c. 1700 Colonial

1 Magnolia Rd
Mathews, Virginia
$ 1,830,000
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 4,429
Stories 2.5
Acres 51
Property Taxes
$5,500
MLS No. 119128

Features.

  • Waterfront
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Sunroom
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Barn
  • Circular driveway
  • Dormers
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fresh paint
  • Guest House
  • Pond
  • Storage Building
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Fireplaces
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Cedar Shake Roof
  • Dishwasher
  • Heat pump
  • Oil Heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Plaster Walls
  • Ripple Glass
  • Transoms

Magnolia on East River

Magnolia is an early planter's home with clapboard siding and cedar shake roof in Mathews, VA. Privately situated on the pristine East River, Magnolia and its pastoral grounds were featured on the Virginia Garden Week Tour in 2013.
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Magnolia
Magnolia
View from Approach
East River Sunset
East River Sunset
Aerial
Aerial
Rear View
Rear View

Formal Dining Room
Formal Dining Room
School House Addition
School House Addition
Library
Library

 River Room
River Room
Schoolhouse Addition Fireplace
Schoolhouse Addition Fireplace
Schoolhouse Addition Studio
Schoolhouse Addition Studio

Guest Cottage
Guest Cottage
Barn
Barn
East River
East River

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Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate, Inc.
Chesapeake Bay Office
16945 General Puller Highway
Deltaville, VA 23043

Elizabeth Johnson

Phone: 804-776-8100
Mobile: 804-240-5909
Fax: 804-776-6065

Elizabeth Johnson Website

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Magnolia Tidewater Home with Warm and Gentle Appeal

Magnolia is thought to be one of Mathews, Virginia’s earliest homes. The land traces its beginnings back to a patent to William Armistead in 1635. By 1651, the patent was in Philip Hunley’s name.

Although the Mathews County property record lists 1700 as the date of Magnolia,the home has traditionally been known as a 17th century homestead attributed to Philip Hunley. Notably, during recent renovations by John England, a highly regarded contractor in historic restoration, a whole tree was seen that runs the entire length of the oldest part of the house serving as the sill. Numerous brick piers of varying ages are evident under the house. Loblolly pine floor boards which run the length of the main block on the first floor suggest it was one room.

While the history of the house is impossible to know definitively because some of Mathews County’s historical records were lost, interesting newspaper articles with anecdotes and eulogies pertaining to the Hunley family and Magnolia have survived. Magnolia has evolved and changed through generations and centuries from its early and simple existence into a gracious, well loved Tidewater home with warm and gentle appeal.

Today, Magnolia encompasses approximately 51 acres (nine parcels). The home is privately situated with 1,100 feet of shoreline on the East River, noted for centuries, as the most navigable river in the area for shipping and commerce.

In the 1800’s, this strikingly beautiful river was also used as a passage for learning. Children were transported by boat across the East River to school at Magnolia. Several children of Reverend Thomas Muse Hunley, a Methodist minister who owned Magnolia, were teachers while they lived there. The 18th century schoolhouse which served the property then was eventually connected to Magnolia, and this charming wing now serves as a first floor bedroom/study with studio above.

A focal point of Magnolia is the river room and kitchen featuring floor to ceiling windows and a beautifully finished, reclaimed, heart pine floor. Over the past few years, Magnolia was extensively renovated and upgraded by John England, a master contractor of older homes. His collaboration with a regional architect to incorporate today's conveniences into the historic fabric of Magnolia resulted in an exceptionally comfortable and functional home.

Dependencies include a 2.5 bay cedar sided carriage house with loft, and a large barn with work room, studio, open area, two equine stalls and paddock. A reproduction dairy house encloses a 20kW generator, and a guest cottage with screened porch, features one bedroom, full bath, front room, media room and kitchen. A dock on the East River has two deep water boat slips, water and electricity, and a spring fed pond is located near the brick pillar entrance. In 2013, Magnolia was open to the public for the Virginia Historic Garden Week Tour.

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