White Oaks Country Estate

1600 BIG DRAFT ROAD WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA 24986

Property Description:

WHITE OAKS – COUNTRY ESTATE This lovely & spacious 6-bedroom, 3½-bath Colonial Revival home offers privacy & proximity to downtown White Sulphur Springs & The Greenbrier. The home’s many extras include a large patio & screened porch, two fireplaces, handcrafted built-ins & a guest cottage. The home is sited on 6.27 acres +/-, half open & half wooded, & borders Howard’s Creek. Contact today!

Attractive country home and guest cottage on 6.27 acres near The Greenbrier. Adjacent to scenic mountain valley and Howard’s Creek.

This lovely and spacious 6-bedroom, 3½-bath Colonial Revival home offers privacy and proximity to downtown White Sulphur Springs and The Greenbrier. Once operated as a bed and breakfast, the home’s many extras include a large patio and screened porch, two fireplaces, handcrafted built-ins and a guest cottage. The home is sited on 6.27 acres, half open and half wooded, and borders Howard’s Creek.

A 1½ mile drive on a country road from downtown White Sulphur Springs leads to the brick-pillared entrance of this charming 2-story Colonial Revival home. Fronted by a circular driveway and surrounded by an expansive lawn and mature woodlands, the home’s setting is both peaceful and private.

The white clapboard house with dormers is offset by black shutters and has a matching architectural shingle roof, which was recently added. The landscaping includes white oak, birch, evergreen and weeping cherry trees, and easy-to-maintain shrubbery: boxwood, burning bushes, liriope, lantana and spirea.

Brick sidewalks lead to the main entrance and a second front entrance between the kitchen and den. The first level of the home alternates oak plank and parquet flooring, and many of the rooms have white paneling, giving the house a clean, airy look.

The living room is a comfortable gathering place, with pine ceiling beams and a fireplace with a brick hearth. Six windows in the room overlook an attractive screened patio with a brick floor, natural pine ceiling, and ceiling fan. During the 19 years the home was a Bed and Breakfast, guests would socialize in these two areas.

A formal dining room is adjacent to the living room. The dining room features a crystal chandelier once in The Greenbrier, installed by a previous owner who was an executive at the resort. A bay window in the dining room overlooks the patio and back yard.

The kitchen has a tile floor, plenty of cabinetry and laminate countertops. Brick walls add texture to the room, and a spice cabinet is cleverly concealed behind hinged doors. Appliances include a Jenn-Air electric range with convection oven, a Whirlpool refrigerator-freezer, a GE dishwasher, and a Haier microwave oven.

A breakfast room next to the kitchen offers views of the patio and back yard, and ready access to the front yard and the TV room/den.

The TV room/den has a brick fireplace and raised hearth with wood mantel, which serves as the visual centerpiece of the room. White paneling gives a crisp look, partially exposed ceiling beams create warmth, and built-in bookcases and cabinets provide plenty of handy storage space.

Just beyond the den are a half-bath and a laundry room with cabinetry, a double sink and a front-loading Whirlpool washer and dryer.

The den leads to an attractive sunroom offering views of the patio, back yard and woods. Currently in use as an office, this flexible, carpeted space with built-in shelving could also serve as a home gym, a playroom, a craft studio, or a nice place for plants during the winter months.

Also on the first level, on the opposite side of the house beyond the living room, is a small bedroom wing. The two bedrooms in this wing have wall-to-wall carpeting, ceiling fans, closets with louvered doors, and a shared bath. The bath has a tub/shower combination, a vanity with a laminate countertop, and built-in cabinetry.

Four bedrooms and two baths are found on the second level, accessed by a carpeted staircase in the living room and also by a staircase in the breakfast room.

The master bedroom has chandeliers recycled from the hotel, a built-in dresser, and closets with handcrafted touches, like shoe racks. The bedroom can easily accommodate a king-size bed and reading chairs, and has a bank of windows overlooking the back yard and woods.

The spacious bath next to the master bedroom has a travertine tile floor, a separate shower and tub, a double vanity with a tile counter, and a skylight that opens for ventilation.

The second bedroom has 2 skylights, a closet with a louvered door, and view of the back yard. This bedroom could easily be repurposed as a large walk-in closet for the master bedroom. The third bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting, a built-in desk and shelves, 2 closets with louvered doors, and Greenbrier-style wallpaper. The fourth bedroom has closets, a ceiling fan, and Greenbrier-style wallpaper. A second bath on this level has a shower/tub combo with glass doors, linoleum flooring, and a vanity with a laminate countertop.

The home is heated by an oil furnace, located in a partial basement below the kitchen. The furnace is 2 years old, supplied by a 500-gallon underground fuel tank.

A carriage house garage is connected to the home by a covered walkway. From the exterior this appears to be a 2-bay garage, but one of the bays has been converted into a carpeted “man cave”. This area offers a variety of other possible uses as a music room, an artist’s studio, or a craft area. If desired, it could be converted back to its original use as a second bay.

Stepping stones lead from the house to a quaint guest cottage. The cottage has a low cathedral ceiling with two skylights, letting in natural light while preserving its coziness. The bedroom/sitting area has wall-to-wall carpeting and a vanity with sink, and the attached full bath has a linoleum floor. The cottage has electric heat and a window AC unit.

Named for the white oak forest surrounding it, this classic country manor enjoys a quiet, peaceful setting. The home is sited near the middle of the 6.27-acre property, creating an attractive approach while putting it some distance from the main road. A hiking path leads to Howard’s Creek, the same stream that runs through The Greenbrier and Greenbrier Sporting Club and is popular with fisherman. An ancient maple tree provides canopy at the edge of the stream and a perfect place for enjoying a picnic or a good book beside the quiet waters. Wildlife is abundant, and birds are drawn to the federally protected wetlands to the east of the property.

Proximity to the 10,000-acre Greenbrier luxury resort is one of White Oaks’ many advantages. The property borders Big Draft Road, which continues to Oakhurst Links, the oldest golf club in America, built in 1884. The historic 9-hole course was purchased by the resort in 2012 and incorporated in the Greenbrier Sporting Club. A new golf course is presently in the works, with a collaborative design by golf icons Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. This mountain course will feature spectacular vistas and dramatic changes in elevation. It will serve as the centerpiece of Oakhurst, the Sporting Club’s newest residential development, which will also include skiing and many other amenities – all of which will be just 5 minutes from White Oaks.

Other points of interest in the area include the picturesque town of Lewisburg, known for its shopping, fine dining and lively arts scene, the annual West Virginia State Fair, and Snowshoe Mountain, the largest ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic States.

  • Primary Features
    County: Greenbrier
    IDX Property Type: Residential
    Property Type: Residential
    Year Built: 1940
    Zoning: Residential
  • Interior Features
    Air Conditioning: Central Air
    Bath 2 Length: 3
    Bath 2 Room Level: M
    Bath 2 Room Remarks: Half Bath
    Bath 2 Width: 4.5
    Bath 3 Length: 8
    Bath 3 Room Level: U
    Bath 3 Width: 6
    Bath 4 Length: 16
    Bath 4 Room Level: U
    Bath 4 Width: 8
    Bath Main Length: 8
    Bath Main Room Level: M
    Bath Main Width: 6
    Bed 2 Length: 12.5
    Bed 2 Room Level: M
    Bed 2 Width: 10.5
    Bed 3 Length: 16
    Bed 3 Room Level: M
    Bed 3 Width: 10.5
    Bed 4 Length: 12.5
    Bed 4 Room Level: U
    Bed 4 Width: 10.5
    Bed 5 Length: 16
    Bed 5 Room Level: U
    Bed 5 Width: 10.5
    Bed 6 Length: 16
    Bed 6 Room Level: U
    Bed 6 Width: 13
    Bed Main Length: 22
    Bed Main Room Level: U
    Bed Main Width: 15
    Bonus Room Length: 9.5
    Bonus Room Room Level: M
    Bonus Room Width: 21
    Countertops Bath: Laminate, Tile Counters
    Countertops Kitchen: Laminate
    Dining Length: 16
    Dining Room Level: M
    Dining Room Remarks: Additional 10’x4′-4′
    Dining Width: 13
    Features Interior: Skylights
    Flooring: Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Parquet
    Heating: Forced Air, Hot Water
    Items to Convey: Ceiling Fans, Clothes Dryer, Clothes Washer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Range/Oven, Refrigerator
    Kitchen Length: 16
    Kitchen Room Level: M
    Kitchen Width: 11.5
    Living Length: 22.5
    Living Room Level: M
    Living Room Remarks: Additional 11’x24′
    Living Width: 14
    Office Length: 20
    Office Room Level: M
    Office Width: 9.5
    Other Length: 8.5
    Other Room Level: M
    Other Room Remarks: Laundry Room (8.5’x20′-13′)
    Other Width: 20
    Total Half Baths: 1
    Total Rooms: 11
  • External Features
    Construction Type: Site-built (Stick)
    Exterior Material: Clapboard
    Foundation: Concrete
    Garage Stall: 1
    Garage Type: Detached
    Lot Size: Sold by Boundary not acre
    Roofing: Shingles – Architect
    Style: 2 Story
    Utilities: Fuel: Fuel Oil
    Utilities: Sewer: Septic
  • Location Information
    Area: White Sulphur District
    Flood Plain: Unknown
    Miscellaneous: Elementary School: White Sulphur
    Views: Stream/Creek, Wooded
  • Financial Details
    Miscellaneous: HOA: no
    Tax Year: 2015
    Taxes: 958.02
    Type of Sale: Traditional/Conventional

Greenbrier County