Nestled in the woods just north of Snowshoe Mountain Resort, this picture perfect 3-bedroom home combines rustic charm and cozy creature comforts. A soaring vaulted ceiling, a stone fireplace and a wraparound deck with a hot tub are only three of its many inviting features. Extras include a spacious loft with a beautiful sitting area and a basement with plenty of room for a workshop and storage.
A winding country road leads to the home, tucked in a tranquil hardwood forest on 3+/- acres. The exceptionally roomy wraparound deck affords views of the surrounding woods and countryside, offering a comfortable spot to relax surrounded by nature after a day of skiing, hiking or fishing. The home’s natural stone chimney, mission style porch lights and green-trimmed windows and doors contrast pleasingly with its dark-stained wood exterior.
The entry opens into the great room, where the focal point is a 2-story wood-burning stone fireplace and hearth rising to a natural pine cathedral ceiling. A ceiling fan helps circulate heat from the fireplace. The living space flows seamlessly into the dining and kitchen areas and the deck, creating a perfect gathering place for family and friends with plenty of room for entertaining and outdoor dining.
The kitchen features attractive handcrafted cherry cabinetry and exposed ceiling beams. The counters are laminate, with a cultured granite double sink with a disposal. A bar-style counter provides seating for 4-6 for light meals and snacking. Appliances include a Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator-freezer, a Frigidaire electric range and a GE microwave oven.
Three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a laundry room are also on this level. The carpeted master bedroom opens to the deck, and it has a walk-in closet and a wall mount for a TV. The tiled master bath has a composite marble vanity with two porcelain sinks, a tiled shower and an Acer jetted soaking tub. The toilet occupies its own private nook with another sink.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 are also carpeted. They share a hallway bath with a shower-tub and a double vanity with porcelain sinks.
The laundry room is accessed from the kitchen or the master bedroom. It includes a Samsung washer and dryer and it has a utility sink.
An open staircase with custom half-log treads and decorative railings leads to the loft and an eye-catching view overlooking the great room. The loft essentially adds another level to the house with three distinct spaces: a large central sitting area with attractive pine flooring, plus two carpeted bonus rooms. Both of these rooms could be readily converted into fourth and fifth bedrooms with the addition of closets.
The basement is accessed from the great room by a staircase secured with a child and pet gate. The spacious high-ceiling basement incorporates two single-vehicle garages with separate rooms for storage, utilities and a workshop.
Not to be overlooked is a very welcome exterior feature: a 4-person hot tub tucked in a private corner of the back deck.
Energy efficiency is always a prime consideration in regions with four distinct seasons. This home is well-insulated to withstand mountain winters, with 4×6-inch walls and high-quality Andersen thermal windows keeping things cozy inside.
This exceptionally attractive, spacious and charming country home is conveniently located near Snowshoe, the premier winter recreation destination in the Mid-Atlantic States. An ideal vacation home or a comfortable year-round residence, its special features and handcrafted touches make this a must-see property.