This contemporary home has exquisite stonework and is tucked in a hillside, using the earth as an insulating blanket to save on heating and cooling. The open plan living, kitchen and dining areas create a comfortable living space, and wood rafters and clerestory windows add visual appeal. Surrounded on three sides by mature hardwoods and evergreens, the setting is private, spacious and welcoming.
A stone walkway leads to the covered front porch and sun deck, flanked by ferns and ornamental grasses. The double door entry opens into the living area, divided from the living and dining spaces by a chimney with a wood stove. Extensive use is made of ceiling fans, which together with the earth sheltered element make air conditioning unnecessary.
The kitchen has oak cabinetry with overhead display shelves, laminate counters and a double sink. Whirlpool appliances include an electric double oven, a refrigerator-freezer, and a dishwasher. A spacious dining area is one side of the kitchen, and a pantry/laundry room with a Whirlpool washer and dryer is on the other side.
The one-level home includes 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The attractive master bedroom has one wall of stacked stone, wall-to-wall carpeting, and two closets including a walk-in closet with shelving. The master bath has a tub-shower, a composite marble sink and counter, cherry cabinetry, a tile floor, and a linen closet.
Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 have wood flooring, closets and, like all the rooms in the home, ceiling fans. The second bath has a composite marble sink and counter, a tile floor, a tiled shower with a large integrated shelf for shampoos and soaps, and a linen closet.
Outbuildings include a large workshop with a propane heater, built-in shelves, cabinets and workbenches, a woodshed, and a building housing a 2600-gallon water tank fed by a well. There is a fenced garden area and children’s play set with a slide.
Built in 1988, the home has been extensively upgraded by its contractor-owner, most recently with a new metal roof. Comfortable and picturesque, it is only 10 minutes from Interstate 64 and 20 minutes from downtown Lewisburg.