Board-and-batten siding, a slate roof, a stone foundation, red-trimmed windows and copper gutters give this mountain home a distinctive and inviting appearance. Landscaped with evergreen shrubbery, English ivy and maple trees that turn brilliant red in the fall, the small yard is attractive and easy to maintain.
The entry leads to a great room with a soaring 24-foot ceiling of wormy chestnut, reclaimed from a barn in Staunton, Virginia. The ceiling has recessed lighting and a rustic chandelier. The flooring is Brazilian cherry finished with a foxtail pattern. The stone fireplace has a stone mantel and a raised hearth and is flanked by built-in bookcases. The walls in the great room have an elegant honey-color Venetian marble finish.
Glass doors open from the this room to an attractive curvilinear deck with a wrought iron railing. This covered deck spans the rear of the home and affords sunset views of the Allegheny Mountains.
The adjacent dining room has an attractive chandelier with a banana leaf design, and a stone corner fireplace with a convenient pass-through wood storage area. The dining room opens to the rear deck, as well as to a side deck with an outdoor stone fireplace.
The kitchen’s custom cabinetry is offset by golden queen granite countertops, which blend gold, cream and yellow tones to add color and warmth to the room, and a Sonoma tile backsplash. An eat-at counter seats 6. There is a Kohler double stainless steel sink and disposal, and a work island with its own sink and disposal. Appliances include a Wolf gas range with six burners, a grill and two ovens, a SubZero refrigerator-freezer, a GE microwave oven and a Miele dishwasher. The kitchen drawers are extra-deep and self-closing, and include a bread drawer. A storage pantry is in the corner.
A half-bath on the main level is elegantly decorated in earth tones with brown Venetian marble walls, a copper sink and a slate floor.
The master suite has wall-to-wall carpeting and a walk-in closet. French doors open from the bedroom to the rear deck. There is an adjacent private study with a vaulted stained pine ceiling. Three windows in the study offer tranquil views of the woods.
The master bath has a blue Venetian marble finish and a travertine tile floor, and includes a decadent Kohler soaking tub, a tiled shower with a Perrin and Rowe shower head, a double vanity with a granite counter, and a large mirror. A Kenmore stackable washer and dryer are tucked out of sight in a closet.
An oak staircase leads from the main level to the upper level, with a large landing overlooking the living room. The landing’s wrought iron railing and curved design echoes that of the outside deck, visible below. Two bedrooms on either side have wall-to-wall carpeting, ceiling fans, storage spaces, private decks and en suite baths. The bathrooms feature tile floors, tiled shower-tubs and single vanities with granite counters.
A laundry room on the second level has Maytag front-loading appliances, a tile floor, extensive cabinetry and a sink. A carpeted storage room accessed via the laundry room provides generous extra space.
Much of the lower level is devoted to entertainment. An antique oak bar with detailed woodwork is the room’s eye-catching centerpiece. The bar includes an under-the-counter refrigerator and is plumbed for a sink. The adjacent carpeted area is large enough to accommodate a ping-pong or pool table, and it opens to a covered patio. This entertainment room includes a stone fireplace with a stone hearth and mantel. The fireplace is two-sided; the opposite side faces a separate room that can serve as a man cave, a studio or a media room.
The lower level includes a fourth bedroom with wall-to-wall carpeting, a ceiling fan, a large closet and a tiled en suite bath with a shower-tub, single vanity and granite counter. The expansive bathroom mirror cleverly incorporates two built-in medicine cabinets.
The home’s attached double garage is accessed from the lower level. De-icing coils under the driveway save shoveling snow in the winter months.
A built-in Elan sound system serves the entire home. The master controls are on the lower level.
The home’s front yard has a sunrise view overlooking The Greenbrier. In addition to the Snead Golf Course, the resort’s tennis stadium and wedding chapel can also be seen. Sounds of the chapel bells waft to the ridge.
Purchase of this gracious and comfortable home requires membership in the Greenbrier Sporting Club. A gated luxury home community, the Sporting Club offers member-only amenities and ready access to the historic, world-famous Greenbrier. Restaurants, boutique shops, 55 indoor and outdoor recreational activities, 5 golf courses, a tennis complex, an equestrian center and a 600-seat wedding chapel are on the 11,000-acre grounds. The resort hosts the Greenbrier Classic, an annual PGA Tour event, and serves as the summer training camp for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.
The nearby town of Lewisburg, 8 miles away, was named the Coolest Small Town in America in 2011. Charming, historic Lewisburg offers shopping, fine dining, art galleries, year-round live theatre and concerts, the State Fair of West Virginia, two annual food festivals and a literary festival.
Areas of interest nearby include the 75-mile Greenbrier River Trail, which is popular with hikers and bikers, and Snowshoe Mountain Resort, the largest winter ski complex in the eastern United States. Snowshoe is a 1½-hour drive to the north on scenic country highways.