A drive past limestone cliffs and caves and vine-covered hillsides on the right, and the Greenbrier River on the left, leads to Falls Pointe, a private development of a half-dozen or so homes near Talcott and Pence Springs. The wooded setting, with towering hemlocks, white oaks and beeches, gives way to a small sandy beach along the water’s edge, a perfect spot for launching kayaks and canoes.
The tan home with vinyl siding and a red metal roof promises to be relatively easy to maintain, with little to no painting required. The home has a cathedral ceiling and an impressive bank of windows for bringing the views inside. The large deck incorporates a ramp for the mobility impaired, and provides a perfect spot for grilling or dining outside.
Several entry points from the deck open to the great room, where the soaring ceiling offsets a 180° view of the river and woods. Attractive light-colored hickory flooring is used throughout the house. The sitting area facing the window has recessed lighting, wooden beams and two ceiling fans.
The kitchen is immediately adjacent. The polished granite countertop incorporated a stainless steel double sink. The matching appliances are also stainless steel – a GE electric range, refrigerator-freezer and microwave, and a Frigidaire dishwasher. An eat-at counter comfortably seats 4.
Two bedrooms are on the main level. They are similar in size and have closets, ceiling fans, recessed lighting and two windows. They share a bath with a tile floor, tile shower, jetted tub and pine vanity with two composite marble sinks.
A laundry room is also on this level. The laundry has a Maytag Bravos washer and dryer, a double stainless steel utility sink, attractive built-in cabinetry and a storage closet. A door from this room opens to the deck.
A wooden staircase leads to the second level, a large multi-purpose loft currently used as a game room, but which could be repurposed as a third bedroom. Overlooking the great room, the loft incorporates generous closet space and some storage cubbys, and it has a private bath with a tile floor, a shower, and a pine vanity with a scalloped composite marble sink.
The full basement has a poured concrete floor and garage doors on two sides. The basement houses the home’s utilities and is large enough to provide storage for canoes, kayaks and outdoor furniture. Instant hot water is provided by a Rinnai system, eliminating the need for a hot water tank.
A 3-bay garage is next to the home and matches its exterior. Two of the garage doors are high enough to accommodate large vehicles or even an RV. A shed roof on the back of the garage provides another area for equipment like lawn tractors. A finished, carpeted space above the garage can readily handle a large group willing to bunk overnight in four small sleeping areas and share the living room and bathroom. The bath has a tile floor, shower and pedestal sink.
There is a neighboring home nearby, but the property exudes privacy and tranquility. While enjoying a secluded location, it is only 20 minutes from the Summers County seat of Hinton and Bluestone Lake, 45 minutes from the Greenbrier County seat of Lewisburg and the State Fair of West Virginia, 40 minutes from Pipestem State Park, and an hour from the historic 10,000-acre Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs.
An ideal second home, or even a full-time residence for those who want to be surrounded by nature, Falls Pointe is a relaxing and scenic living option.