Property Description:

DESCRIPTIONWalnutta is a landmark historic home on 2.6 +/- acres in Pickaway just 15 minutes from Lewisburg, 5 minutes from Union and an easy 25 minutes from the world famous Greenbrier Resort. Built in 1906, this 2½ story 6 bedroom stately home has many modern updates and is in the heart of the rural community with sweeping vistas of the surrounding farmland.


  • Property Narrative

    Walnutta was built in 1906 by Ellen Lively with the aid of a woman architect and is one of the few known works of an early twentieth century woman architect in West Virginia. The home is a rather tall 2� story Queen Ann Victorian style home with a gabled roof and German clapboard siding. Originally designed in an L-shaped, the home has been filled out over the years. Projecting 2� story polygonal bays with pedimented gable roofs are to the south and west. The rooms all have exceptionally large windows allowing for fantastic natural light in the home. An expansive wraparound porch complete with porch swing provides peaceful views across the rural countryside. Sitting in the swing, one can enjoy many evenings of beautiful sunsets across the surrounding farmland.

    Walnutta is located in the Pickaway Rural Historic District which is on the National Register of Historic Places and was featured in Morton’s 1916 book “Monroe County History”.


    As described in the Historic Register annotations, the Pickaway Rural Historic District is level to moderately rolling land surrounded by moderately hilly land devoted to pasture and is backed in the distance by Peters Mountain or the Allegheny Front to the east and south; by Swopes Knobs and the Appalachian Mountains to the west. The very prominent Bicketts Knob to the west is seen from all areas of the historic landscape. Peters Mountain is named after Peter Wright.

    The landscape within the Pickaway Rural Historic District continues as an agricultural resource after two hundred years as Monroe County’s premier agricultural example, maintaining its nineteenth and early twentieth century agricultural integrity. {Section 7, Page 1; Page 5}


    Just 1 mile up the road is a convenience store/gas station and a place to grab a bite to eat.

    The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is just a 5 minute drive to the South. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery shopping and a great family restaurant are readily available. Some of the friendliest people in West Virginia can be found in Monroe County. Monroe County has a population of about 13,000 residents and does not have a stoplight and has more cattle and sheep than people. In additional to the local pizza place, two local restaurants can be found in downtown Union packed each morning for breakfast and then again for lunch at the Kalico Kitchen and Korner Kafe.

    Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American in 2011 and is just a 15 minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores.

    The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 30 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is an easy 25 minute drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours. Roanoke is 90 minutes, DC is 4 hours and Charlotte is 3 hours away.

    MORGAN ORCHARD has been operating since 1896 and offers a beautiful country setting with the opportunity to pick your own berries, peaches, apples or vegetables. This fantastic resource is just 5 minutes up the road as well.


    This area of Monroe County currently has no zoning. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Monroe County Health Department for answers regarding installation of septic systems and water wells. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the county commissioners at www.MonroeCountyWV.net .


    Walnutta is located on the southeast side of US 219, ½ miles south of “Pickaway Village”.

    US 219

    RR2 Box 217

    Pickaway, WV 24976

    Monroe County

    Coordinates are:

    Latitude 37.6303529N

    Longitude 080.5128532W

    Elevation: 2190′


    Mountain View: K-8

    James Monroe High School


    2½ Story

    Approximately 4,200 sq. ft.

    Year Built: 1906

    Total Finished Sq. Ft. 4200’ +/-

    Main Floor Sq. Ft. 2100’ +/-

    Upper Floor Sq. Ft. 2100’ +/-

    Attic 1000’ +/- unfinished

    Total Rooms: 13

    Bedrooms: 6

    Total Bathrooms: 3

    Full Bathrooms: 3

    Garage Type: Detached Open-ended Garage

    Lot Acres: 2.6 +/-

    Siding: German Clapboard

    Foundation: Stone

    Roof: Standing Seam Metal

    Date of Roof: 2002

    Floor: Oak Floors Upstairs, Heart Pine Floors Downstairs, Carpet, Tile, Linoleum

    Heat: Natural Gas Radiant – 2008 Munchkin Furnace 97% Efficiency; Ventless Natural Gas Fireplace in Living Room

    Air-conditioning: Window Unit, rarely needed.


    Built 1911; standing seam metal roof, 2 story with first floor concrete scored to look like block and second story German clapboard siding.

    Smoke House

    Built 1911; 1 story with German clapboard siding, standing seam tin roof and stone pillar foundation.

    Storage Shed and Corn Crib

    Built 1935; vertical board siding, tin

    Items to Convey: Kitchen appliances negotiable.

  • Utilities

    Water:  Well

    Sewer: Septic

    Natural Gas – Mountaineer Gas

    Telephone: Landline

    Internet: Frontier, broadband

    Cellphone Coverage: very good


  • Legal and Tax Information


    Monroe County
    Union District
    Map 6
    Parcel 32.1, 32.2 and part of 32

    Deed Book 149, Page 152
    Deed Book 150, Page 683
    Deed Book 241, Page 585 {Part of}

    Taxes 2013: Approximately $300

    The oil, gas, coal, quarry (sand & stone) rights are believed to be conveyed with the surface. These rights have not been leased by the present owner.

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