Stylish 4-bedroom, 4.5 bath contemporary country home and working farm near West Virginia’s scenic New River Gorge. Spacious, comfortable and beautifully landscaped, this 2-story home combines practical features and showcase elements, like a sunroom/conservatory and a koi pond. The farm includes a 7-stall horse barn with tack room, and a thoroughly modern chicken house with electricity and water.
A private drive winds through the farm to the home. A brick sidewalk leads from the courtyard to the elevated wraparound porch offering vistas of the surrounding countryside and mountains. The attractive front entry opens to a foyer with a stained-glass chandelier and a coat closet.
The spacious great room has a soaring cathedral ceiling, a stone fireplace, extensive built-in oak cabinetry and an impressive chandelier that lowers at the press of a button for cleaning and holiday decorations. French doors open from the living room to an attractive screened porch with a wood-burning fireplace, which leads, via a bridge over a koi pond, to the large back deck. Perfect for entertaining and outdoor dining, the porch and deck are accented by shrubbery and flowering plants.
The open-plan living space flows seamlessly into the kitchen area, where the attractive granite counters include a semi-circular island with a double porcelain sink and seating for snacks and light meals. The kitchen’s tiled backsplash incorporates a colorful, eye-catching rooster mosaic. Appliances include a GE Profile gas countertop range, two GE Profile wall ovens, a Samsung side-by-side refrigerator with a freezer drawer, and a GE Profile dishwasher.
The dining areas include a handy breakfast nook in the kitchen and a capacious dining room with a view of the mountain scenery. The dining room features an attractive chandelier with matching wall sconces, and, like the rest of the home, hardwood flooring and recessed lighting.
Just off the great room, the sunroom/conservatory overlooks the back yard. An ideal spot for indoor plants, this space has floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides, a polished tile floor and a poplar ceiling.
There are two offices on the home’s main level. A formal office with cherry bookcases and cabinetry is near the foyer. A smaller office with a built-in desk and cabinets is tucked at the far end of the exceptionally large laundry room.
The laundry room includes a Samsung washer and dryer, storage cabinets, a porcelain utility sink and a mini-fridge.
A hallway with a handcrafted oak hutch nestled in an alcove provides access to a powder room and the master suite. The powder room includes an unusual conversation piece: a high-tank pull chain toilet designed to look like the vintage toilets popular in Victorian days, but updated with 21st Century plumbing.
The spacious master bedroom has a fireplace with a wood mantel and windows accented with plantation shutters. There are two large walk-in closets with built-ins. The master bath has a decorative tile floor, a clawfoot soaking tub and a tiled shower designed to eliminate the need for a door or shower curtain. There are two tile vanities.
The home’s upper level is divided into two separate spaces: one with two bedrooms and a bath, accessed via the main staircase in the entry, and the other a garage apartment, accessed via its own private staircase. Both of these upper level spaces have balconies overlooking the great room.
The two bedrooms have hardwood floors, ceiling fans and recessed lighting, and they incorporate the angular rooflines in their ceilings, adding visual appeal. The bedrooms are similar, except one has two closets and the other one. They share a tiled bath with a shower.
The garage apartment is an impressive, expansive space. It has a carpeted sitting area overlooking the great room (the only carpeted space in the home), a large living/dining area with cherry cabinetry, and a kitchen with a tile counter, stainless-steel sink and oak cabinets. Appliances include a GE electric range and microwave oven, a Samsung side-by-side refrigerator with a freezer drawer, and a Whirlpool dishwasher. The bedroom, which shares a footprint with the garage, is large enough to alternately serve as a recreation room, with enough space for a ping pong or pool table. The apartment has its own full bath with a shower.
The 3-bay garage has a heated floor and a central vacuum. Next to the garage is a large room designated the “dog room”, with a high ceiling, high double doors and a heated floor. This room serves its current purpose well, but it could be easily repurposed as a studio or playroom.
Another full bath is tucked in a corner near this end of the home, providing a place to shower after coming in from farm chores.
The 86-acre farm includes 10 fenced pastures, 3 ponds, a 7-stall 36×60 Morton horse barn with a tack room and feed room, a 24×60 hay barn, a 24×48 chicken house with a concrete floor, and additional outbuildings.
Located above the New River Gorge, the home and farm offer ready proximity to endless outdoor recreational opportunities, including white water rafting, kayaking, ziplining, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, bird watching and nature photography.
A luxury home in a pristine setting, this one-of-a-kind property is a must-see.