Located on Lewisburg’s eastern edge, this venerable 1956 Washington Street home sits on the crest of a hill that affords a sweeping view of the mountain gap between Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs. A long driveway winds uphill from Washington Street to the white brick home, which is set back substantially from the road. An exceptionally large pillared porch provides a welcoming entry and a place to enjoy the view or even have a meal. Brass lanterns, a ceiling fan and sandstone flagstones add to the porch’s ambience.
Double mahogany doors with a leaded glass transom open into a spacious entrance gallery with grasscloth wallpaper and three crystal chandeliers. The gallery leads directly to the living room, where a 5-foot by 15-foot bowed window with a window seat overlooks the back yard. A wood-burning fireplace with a brick hearth and a wood mantel provides another focal point.
The library is accessible from the interior or by a second set of mahogany doors on the front porch. This well-appointed room has cherry paneling, built-in bookshelves, a wood-burning fireplace with a brick hearth, and a crystal chandelier. A large window overlooks the front lawn and Alleghany mountains.
The kitchen has a ceramic tile counter with a large porcelain sink, a 4×9 island that seats 6, and extensive cabinetry with handy extras like spice drawers and a built-in hutch. A Dacor 6-burner cooktop with a hooded vent, a Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer, 2 Thermador wall ovens and a Bosch dishwasher convey with the home. The kitchen area also has a sitting nook with a gas fireplace, and an adjacent wet bar.
What was once a porch overlooking the back yard has been repurposed as a dining room, accessible from the kitchen by Dutch doors or an arched entryway. The dining room has 3 brick walls and an energy efficient floor-to-ceiling glass wall with sliding doors.
There are 2 separate bedroom areas in the home. The Master Suite and Suite 2 occupy their own wing on the east end. Suite 3 is on the west end, just beyond the kitchen, an arrangement that provides privacy for any guests.
The Master Suite has wall-to-wall carpeting and affords a view of the mountains. There is a dressing area with 2 closets and a built-in vanity and drawers. The tiled bath has a tub-shower, a porcelain sink and a tiled vanity.
Suite 2 has a similar dressing area with a slightly different closet and cabinet configuration. The bath has a black-and-white checkerboard floor, a tiled shower, and a soapstone vanity with a porcelain sink. Suite 2 has a private entrance/exit to the side yard.
Suite 3 has a well-lit bedroom and sitting area, wall-to-wall carpeting, and a bath with a tiled tub-shower, tile flooring and a porcelain sink.
There is also a laundry room with a stacked Maytag washer and dryer, a large power room, and an attached double garage. A utility basement is under the kitchen.
A concrete patio behind the home provides a private sitting area and a convenient spot for grilling and outdoor dining and entertaining.
Bordered by woods on the north and east, the grounds surrounding the home are mostly open, with old growth oaks and maples. A gazebo and a garden shed are the only structures/outbuildings.
Picturesque, ideally situated and well constructed, this grand home is private but close to all the in-town amenities Lewisburg has to offer.