Four Seasons Lodge
Set on a hillside overlooking a forest of majestic old growth white oak, red oak and hickory trees, this stunning 3-bedroom, 2½ bath log home on two acres in Lewisburg’s Stonehenge subdivision features beautifully embellished woodwork by a master craftsman-builder. Two of the bedrooms are located in a downstairs suite with a sitting room and kitchen, offering the flexibility of a ground level “mother-in-law” apartment.
A gently curving driveway winds up to the three-level home, with a large stone retaining wall adding to its rustic-but-contemporary appearance. Wood railings, a large flagstone porch and a soaring roofline evoke the feeling of a country lodge. A glass front door with decorative trim, and an arched double window above the door enhance the log structure.
Entering the home, a pillared foyer with a tiled floor opens into the great room, with a 40-foot cathedral ceiling of tongue-and-groove pine, and a gas fireplace with a wood mantel and hearth, decorated with custom rosette blocks and fluted trim. Interior windows on both sides of the fireplace add an eye-catching architectural element and let more light into the room. Heirloom hardware throughout the home was sourced from family antiques.
Two loft offices overlook the great room. While these spaces, which include storage closets and are connected by a catwalk, work well as offices, they could be repurposed for working out, arts and crafts, listening to music or children’s activities. In a pinch, they could even double as sleeping lofts.
A large family room adjacent to the great room has a fireplace with an attractive wood mantel. This light and welcoming living space with plenty of windows and recessed ceiling fixtures is ideal for watching television, reading, or having less formal meals. A pass-through window between the family room and kitchen adds convenience.
Kitchen features include attractive granite countertops, wood cabinetry with decorative rope trim, two storage pantries, an island with a built-in Whirlpool range, a KitchenAid double door refrigerator-freezer, a Frigidaire dishwasher, a Gibson trash compactor, and a double stainless steel sink. Crown molding and recessed lighting enhance the décor.
A formal dining room with a chandelier is adjacent to the kitchen. Decorative columns and an arched doorway set this area apart visually from the great room. Large windows in this dining area overlook the back yard.
The master suite is conveniently located on the main level. The master bedroom has new wall-to-wall carpeting, a ceiling medallion with a fan, and glass patio doors that lead outside. Two doors enter separate areas of the expansive master bath, which contains two walk-in closets, two cultured marble sinks, a tile floor, a tiled Jacuzzi tub, and a shower.
A powder room and storage closets are also on the main level.
Designed to be able to function as a separate apartment, the ground floor includes a living room with a gas fireplace, a kitchen and a breakfast nook, two large bedrooms with closets, and a tiled bathroom with two vanities, a jacuzzi and a shower with a seat. Doors in this area of the home are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
The laundry room, also on the ground level, has a tiled floor, a sink, storage cabinets, and room for ironing and folding.
The oversized garage, larger than 2 bays but smaller than 3, has ample space for two vehicles, mowers, tools, lawn furniture and storage. The apartment, laundry room and upstairs are all readily accessed from the garage.
A 10×62-foot back porch runs the length of the house. Currently open, half of the porch is covered and would be easy to screen-in. The level back yard provides play space for children, or room for a very large garden. A small storage building constructed from the same logs as the home is nestled in the woods just behind the yard.
Stonehenge subdivision is outside the Lewisburg town limits, but an easy 5-minute drive on Route 60. Equidistant from the Lewisburg and Harts Run exits of Interstate 64, it is also close to White Sulphur Springs and The Greenbrier resort.
Historic Lewisburg, often called one of America’s best small towns, offers shopping, fine dining, a lively arts scene, the annual State Fair of West Virginia, and proximity to outdoor sporting activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, golfing and skiing. The nearby Greenbrier, a world-class luxury resort on 10,000 acres, hosts an annual PGA tournament, serves as the summer training camp for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, and has a wide variety of restaurants and shops open to the public.
An attractive and comfortable home in a beautiful setting, Four Seasons Lodge offers many appealing extras that aren’t found in most properties.