Historic Property Name: Thomas Murray House, 2002-4

Location: 3425 South Crestline Drive

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Legal Property Owner: William B. and Karla C. Trexler

General Information:

  • Construction Date: 1791
  • Outbuildings: Yes (1988, non-historic)
  • Acreage of Site: Approx. 2 acres
  • Architect or Builder: Unknown
  • Historical Use: Private Home
  • Present Use: Private Home

Architectural Description: The Thomas Murray House is a Georgian style home with a gambrel roof and brick laid in Flemish bond. The home stands two stories with a full cellar. The windows are wooden nine over nine double-hung sash on the first floor with six over six shed dormers on the second floor. The west facade features a double eight paned wooden and glass door that led to an addition or a porch, which has since been removed. The interior of the home features a wide central hall and fireplaces in the master bedroom, kitchen, living room, dining room and cellar. The original heart pine flooring with random width planks has been retained throughout the home. A carriage house and storage shed were constructed on the property in 1988.

History: This home was built in 1791 for Thomas Murray by his father, Isaac. It is located on Kings Creek and was one of four homes constructed on the Murray flax plantation. The mantels appear to be original and have the same design or similar ones to the mantels in Isaac Murray's manor house. This home is a Virginia Beach Historic and Cultural District. ​​