Nestled in a fairytale setting, this spacious contemporary home tastefully combines visual appeal, local craftsmanship and creature comforts with showcase elements. Its many noteworthy features include a living room with a 23-foot cathedral ceiling, 4 gas fireplaces, a large gourmet kitchen with an adjacent screened dining porch, 5 bedroom suites, a wine cellar, a dry sauna and a 3-bay garage.
Located in the Beechwood subdivision yet tucked out of sight from other homes, Hollowcrest is private while still being part of this upscale neighborhood, with beautifully maintained residences, gracefully curving lanes and buried utility lines. The driveway leads through the woods to the courtyard entrance. The home’s stunning exterior features stone from the base of nearby Peters Mountain offset by wood accents, copper lighting and gutters. Bluestone steps lead to a covered entry with mahogany double doors.
The welcoming entry, with a 12-foot ceiling and a chandelier, opens to the living room and also provides access to a spacious native cherry paneled study, with decorative cherry ceiling beams, built-in bookcases and a picture window overlooking the courtyard.
The expansive living room has a soaring 23-foot vaulted ceiling, a gas fireplace with a stone chimney and a cherry mantel, an eye-catching crystal chandelier, and a custom stained-glass window by a local craftsman. The living room opens to a large covered porch overlooking the back yard and surrounding woods, providing a natural traffic flow and plenty of room for entertaining. This inviting porch has a bluestone floor, 2 ceiling fans, 3 hanging lantern lights, and speakers incorporated in an 11-zone sound system throughout the house.
Adjacent to the living room are the kitchen and dining room. Aesthetically pleasing and a practical workspace designed for owners who like to cook, the kitchen has rustic cherry cabinetry, golden crystal granite countertops and a 4×10 foot island with an absolute black leathered and honed granite countertop. The high-end appliances include a 6-burner Wolf gas grill, 3 Miele walls ovens (steam, convection and a warming drawer), a Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer and two Miele dishwashers. The kitchen includes a wet bar with a prep sink, a built-in wine refrigerator and a stand-alone ice maker. Like much of the lighting throughout the home, the kitchen lighting is recessed, with the addition of 3 baccarat pendant lights over the island.
Four separate dining areas are in or adjacent to the kitchen. The island incorporates a 4-seat counter for snacking and light meals, and just beyond the workspace there is a roomy breakfast nook. Another enticing option is the adjacent screened dining porch, with a ceiling fan and a gas fireplace faced with bluestone. Finally, the formal dining room has a 12-foot ceiling, and a picture window with a view. The dining room is open to and visible from the entry and living room, adding to the expansive, airy feeling of the entire space.
The combination butler’s pantry/laundry room includes a large pantry closet, storage cabinets, a sink and Whirlpool front loading appliances.
The master suite is on the main level, and the hallway leading to it has an antique crystal chandelier. The master bedroom has oak flooring. It includes a ceiling fan, 2 hookups for wall mount TVs, and a curved sitting alcove with a 12-foot ceiling and 6 windows affording natural light and views of the back yard. There is a dressing area and two walk-in closets with built-ins, one designed for clothing, one for shoes. The master bath has a double vanity with beige crema marfil marble, built-in mahogany cabinetry and a wall-to-wall mirror with crystal sconces. There is a tiled Kohler jetted soaking tub and a tiled rain shower. All bathrooms have ambient floor heat and comfort height toilets.
The main level also has a gorgeous powder room with an enameled dragon and phoenix cloisonné sink.
The 3-bay attached garage is accessed from this level. The garage has a large professional, restaurant-grade stainless-steel work sink and 2 storage closets. Above the garage is an exceptionally large bedroom suite separate from other living spaces in the house. This room has a vaulted ceiling, 2 built-in window seats, and a full bath with a shower, a granite counter and porcelain sink.
The home’s lower level, opening out to scenic wooded views and landscapes, is accessed from the main level by a gently curving cherry paneled stairwell. This level includes a family room, 3 additional bedroom suites, a workout room with an Armstrong vinyl tile floor, a 420-bottle wine cellar with a stained-glass ceiling, a dry sauna and two covered porches. All lower level ceilings are 10-foot.
The family room has a gas fireplace with an elevated hearth and a cherry mantel with a wall mount TV hookup. The family room opens to a shady covered porch with arches and attractive stone pillars graced by wisteria vines. Just beyond this is a second smaller porch. This covered area has a gas fireplace and is designed to accommodate a hot tub, if desired.
Each lower level bedroom suite is different in character. While all have walk-in closets, two have bathrooms with showers that feature subway tile, a white glazed ceramic tile that mimics the classic walls of the New York City subway system in the early 20th Century. The third bedroom has a bath with a Kohler shower-tub. This bedroom has a sitting area similar in size to the one in the master bedroom, with built-in window seats and bookshelves.
Set in its own jewel-like glen with lush landscaping, Hollowcrest offers privacy and the convenience of being easy five-minute drive from the heart of downtown Lewisburg. Voted the Coolest Small Town in America, this vibrant, picture-perfect community has shopping, fine dining and year-round entertainment. Annual events include the State Fair of West Virginia, Taste of Our Towns, the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival and the Lewisburg Literary Festival. The Greenbrier Valley Theatre, West Virginia’s official state theatre, presents year-round live theatre, and well-known and rising stars appear on stage and in outdoor concerts at Carnegie Hall.
The Greenbrier in nearby White Sulphur Springs is one of the world’s top luxury resorts. Set on 11,000 acres, the hotel’s endless offerings include multiple golf courses, a spa, a tennis complex, a casino, over 50 boutique shops, and a dozen restaurants.
The nearby Greenbrier River draws anglers and kayakers, and the 75-mile long Greenbrier River Trail paralleling the river is popular with hikers and cyclists. Snowshoe Ski Resort, the largest ski complex in the Mid-Atlantic States, is a scenic 90-minute drive to the north.
A luxury home in a magical setting, Hollowcrest is the epitome of elegance, style and comfort.