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Eastham, on the East River, once stood in Mathews village

Eastham was once known as Nottingham House and stood in the middle of Mathews village. In 1954, when it looked as if the house would be torn down, it was bought by Joseph E. Healy, a Mathews banker, was moved to a spot on the East River and re-named “Eastham.”

Eastham is now nestled among pines, giant magnolias, and great oaks. The house is a three-story, two-over-two Greek revival-style frame house from about 1825. It has heart-of-pine floors throughout, many still showing the careful numbering necessary for proper re-construction at the new site. All rooms have river views.

The pool and pool house were added by the current owners in 2018-19. The owners have mixed old and reproduction furniture with current artwork for a breezy up-to-date style. In the living room, note the original windows with names etched into the wavy glass. A painting by Ron Johnson, using layers of ribbons and tape, catches the eye, as does an unusual structure made from a tangle of vines.

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