Craftsman charm and country serenity on 62 acres outside the city limits of White Sulphur Springs A quarter-mile driveway off Big Draft Road leads to a picturesque craftsman-style house situated in the middle of 7 acres of pastureland. A wooded ridgeline rises on both sides of the home, creating a physical boundary and sense seclusion only two miles from downtown White Sulphur Springs. Fifty-five of the property’s acres are wooded and fenced in sections for livestock. At present, the small farm includes horses and cows that graze in two separate fenced pastures along the driveway, and pigs are kept in a large 13-acre fenced and wooded section. Free range chickens enjoy the back pasture behind the house by day and retire to a coop inside the small barn at night. The barn has been recently updated with electric and water supply. A second utility building is situated near the parking area and contains two separate sections for housing firewood, equipment or a workshop.
A small creek wanders the property, providing a water source for one of the two front pastures. The front pastures are sectioned by an attractive rail fence but also feature electric fencing and 3 strands of 2″ web fencing for added security.
Built in 1923, the original construction is a much-coveted Sears Roebuck construction. An enormous wrap-around deck is better characterized as an outdoor living space than simply a deck. From here, hours will be spent basking in views of the surrounding mountainside, expansive fields, and the creek that meanders down the ridge.
There are two exterior entrances to the home from the front and side of the deck. The side entrance brings visitors immediately into the kitchen with a stairwell to the right that leads to an unfinished basement. Washer and dryer hookup are available in the basement. The heat pump is also in the basement.
The open kitchen floods with natural light from a row of windows that look out over the back fields and barn. Abundant double-decker cabinets in pale natural wood match the natural paneling of the kitchen walls. A built-in china cabinet adds to the kitchen’s interest. A butcher block island is centrally positioned. Hardwood floors in the kitchen continue throughout the main level. The microwave, stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher convey.
Off the kitchen, a sunroom may be used as a dining room or extra sitting area with views of the surrounding landscape. The sunroom also features a skylight for even more natural lighting.
To the left of the kitchen, at the front of the house, the living room features a brick, wood-burning fireplace painted white to brighten the room. Built-in, glass cabinets flank the fireplace on both sides. The main exterior entrance from the front deck is situated at the back of the living room. Nearby, off the living room, there are a bedroom, second bonus room or office, and full bathroom. The bathroom has ceramic tile floor.
The bonus room has a second doorway which leads to another full bathroom and a utility room with coat closet. The maze-like progression of rooms can also be accessed from the kitchen where there is also a stairway leading to the second floor. A below-the-stairs closet provide for even more storage conveniently located off the kitchen.
A full-turn stairway is well lit from another second-story skylight above. Hardwood laminate flooring runs throughout the second floor. A balcony accessible near the stairs offers a sweeping view of the surrounding land.
The master bedroom boasts a cozy reading nook with window seat. Two closets and two other storage spaces within the master bedroom allow for tons of hideaway space.
A special attraction of the second bedroom is a large arched window. Both upstairs bedrooms contain HVAC zone units for personalized temperature control.
There is a third full bathroom on the second floor with bigger-than-average square footage, a walk-in shower and double sinks. Two hallway closets provide even more space for linens and other storage.
The home is heated by hot water radiators on the first floor and baseboard heat on the second, and there is a built-in smoke detection system. The shingle roof is approximately 10 years old. The water source is an artesian well, and a water softener system is located in the basement. The septic tank was cleaned out 6 months ago.