Located in Asbury Trace, a mountaintop community of high-end homes, this 2010 Craftsman-style residence blends elegance and rusticity. Laurel green with cream trim, wood-stained accents and copper guttering, the home tucks comfortably in the old-growth forest surrounding it.
Slate steps climb to an elevated front porch with an attractive 8-foot door. The porch and decks feature Trex composite decking, which resists weather, fading and insects. An entry hall leads to the great room, where natural light fills the room, and living, kitchen and dining spaces flow. Maple floors and soaring ceilings of varying heights enhance the home’s open, airy character.
The living area’s focal point is a propane fireplace with a tile hearth. Built-in shelves and cabinets provide display and storage spaces and conceal audiovisual cables.
The spacious kitchen has a large eat-at island with a double sink. Light wood cabinetry contrasts with dark granite countertops, and a coffee garage in one corner conceals small appliances. A Kenmore electric range with a warming drawer and a hooded vent, a Kenmore Elite side-by-side refrigerator with a freezer drawer, a Kenmore dishwasher, and a Panasonic microwave oven convey with the property. The adjacent pantry/laundry room has extensive cabinetry, a sink, a Kenmore washer and a Whirlpool dryer.
The dining area overlooks the wooded back yard and exits on two sides to the deck and patio, creating a generous space for entertaining.
There are four bedrooms on the main level. The master suite has a vaulted ceiling with a ceiling fan, two walk-in closets and a picture window overlooking the woods. The master bath includes a Kohler soaking tub, a separate walk-in shower, a double vanity with a marble counter, and a travertine tile floor.
Three additional bedrooms are located in other areas of the main level. A second bedroom suite can be put to use as an office or a guest room. It includes a concealed safe. The bath has a shower, a marble counter and a travertine tile floor. This bath can also be accessed from the entry hall.
Bedroom 3 includes a bath with a shower-tub and a linen closet. Bedroom 4 has a walk-in closet and a view of the woods.
An oak staircase leads to the home’s second level, which has two large multi-purpose spaces with creative angles and clever nooks and crannies. The first area at the top of the stairs makes an ideal playroom, recreation room or studio. The second area is more private and can serve as a fifth bedroom. An adjacent bath has a shower and a pedestal sink. This level also includes several storage spaces.
There is an attached double garage.
The professionally landscaped yard has a fenced garden and a storage shed that matches the home and could be repurposed as a playhouse. Flowers and shrubs bloom in three seasons and include blackberry bushes, hydrangeas, sedum, black-eyed Susan and ornamental grasses.
The property is only 20 minutes from downtown Lewisburg and 30 minutes from the Greenbrier resort in nearby White Sulphur Springs.
Often described as an ideal small town, Lewisburg offers fine dining, boutique shopping, a golf course, an 8-screen cinema, and a lively arts scene. Annual events include the State Fair of West Virginia, two food-themed street festivals and a literary festival. The Greenbrier Valley Theatre, West Virginia’s official state theatre, offers year-round performances, and well-known performing artists appear at Carnegie Hall. The town is home to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and a campus of New River Community and Technical College.
The Greenbrier, which occupies 11,000 acres, is one of the world’s best-known luxury resorts. The hotel’s offerings include multiple golf courses, a spa, a tennis complex, a casino, boutique shopping, an artist colony and 10 restaurants. The resort hosts the annual Greenbrier Classic, a PGA tour event, and houses an NFL summer training camp.
The Greenbrier River draws anglers and kayakers, and the 75-mile long Greenbrier River Trail is popular with hikers and bicyclists. Snowshoe Ski Resort, a scenic 90-minute drive to the north, is the largest ski complex in the Mid-Atlantic States, and it has an extensive system of mountain biking trails available in the off-seasons.
An exceptional year-round home or a private vacation retreat, this nature-centered property offers comfort, style and tranquility.