Custom Home and 87± acres offered in 4 parcels offering easy access to a state highway but at a distance to provide solitude, with Indian Creek frontage and small pond. This beautiful Monroe County property is located only 20 miles from Lewisburg and the famous Greenbrier Resort and offers peaceful tranquility in a West Virginia retreat.
The custom-built home is 2,395± SF with two bedrooms and two and one-half bathrooms. The home is full of natural light with oversized rooms and an open architecture that mimic the openness of the outdoors. There is an atrium that overlooks the living area that will give artists and writers inspiration or it would also be perfect for the home-based business offering a quaint office space.
Originally a simple 1930’s farmhouse, the house was taken down to the frame and re-imagined with cedar siding and a metal roof. The stone foundation was replaced with cinderblock, and wings were added for the kitchen, dining room and bedrooms. A winding driveway leads to the brick-paved parking area. An entry with a tile floor and recessed lighting leads to the kitchen. A mud room/half-bath is just off this area. A new, above standard efficient heat pump was installed in 2017. All the windows in the home were replaced with thermal windows in 2015. The home is freshly painted throughout and is move-in ready condition.
The modern, spacious kitchen features custom birch cabinetry with stained glass doors, a double porcelain sink, and ample cabinetry storage. The kitchen includes a sitting/reading area with a built-in bookcase. This area could also be used as a breakfast nook.
The dining room has a chandelier and recessed lighting and five large windows providing panoramic views. The living room has an atrium design, with a high ceiling and balconies above. A woodstove set in the original brick fireplace adds to the room’s coziness, and a built-in corner hutch-entertainment center to add to its usefulness. Attractive wide-plank wood flooring is used here and throughout most of the home.
The master bedroom has plantation shutters and recessed lighting. The master bath is complete with a travertine tile floor, a jetted soaking tub, and a vanity with a marble top and porcelain sink. The second bedroom faces east and has recessed lights. The second bath has a travertine tile floor, shower and pedestal sink. A large walk-in closet with built-in organization system provides plenty of space and storage.
A wood staircase leads to the second level. Essentially a large, four-sided loft overlooking the living room, this space lends itself as an office, library, a studio or playroom.
A door on the west end of the home exits to the garden. Lilies, peonies, herbs and berries thrive in this garden, “deer proof” because of a high wooden fence. Plenty of room to plant a garden, yet enough perennials planted that the garden is even beautiful in the dead of winter. The garden area includes raised beds, a garden potting shed, compost piles and a barn. Just beyond this area, the gently sloping field affords a spectacular view of the historic Indian Creek covered bridge.
The surrounding gardens and landscaping offer extensive plantings, spectacular sunrises and sunsets with mountain views to be enjoyed from east and west facing porches. The west porch features a wisteria vine which frames the view perfectly and leads to a stone patio laced with fragrant thyme and views of Indian Creek. Landscaped with a variety of native and non-native species and low-maintenance perennials. The mature landscaping around the home includes a virtual arboretum of species: birch trees, ornamental grasses, lilacs, hydrangeas, Japanese maples, flowering cherries, azaleas, rhododendrons, and magnolia bushes and trees, to name just a few. The mature, well-established plants are drought-resistant and require little attention and no watering. The estate was professionally planned and lovingly planted by a professional horticulturist. Year round there are a multitude of plants and blooms to please the eye.
The property overlooks Indian Creek, a scenic covered bridge, and the Appalachian Mountains Antique barns and good bottom land offer great space for gardens, high tunnels for commercial vegetable production, bees, an orchard, and small livestock. Come join the “Farm to Table” movement.
1.87 acres as the foot of the property, adjacent to Highway 219 will provide the perfect place for a roadside stand, a place to park a RV or farm equipment, or another home.
The balance of the property, approximately 72 acres, is wooded with a great mixture of Appalachian Hardwoods that will provide future income.
Come Join the “Farm to Table” Movement
This location is a perfect home for the big city dweller that seeks to escape the frantic lifestyle and unwind on the weekend; the hobby farmer that embraces the farm-to-table movement; the investor looking for their next vacation rental home; or just want to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature!
Auction Tract 1: 1.8± acres – This tract has two entrances from Highway 219. It has level land and could be used to park equipment, provide a roadside vegetable stand or to build a home.
Auction Tract 2: 5.5± acres -The land borders Indian Creek, is level and could be used for high tunnel greenhouses with easy access to water, hay field, or pasture for a small flock or herd.
Auction Tract 3: 6.18± acres – The garden has a variety of shrubs and trees to make the garden delightful even in the dead of winter. With springtime comes blooms of lilies, irises, peonies, azaleas, hydrangeas, passion vines, and roses. Even the shrubs close to the house have wonderful small flowers that provide fragrance throughout the home with the windows open. The garden has “great bones”. The perennials include a strawberry patch, blueberry bushes, rhubarb plants, a gooseberry bush, current bushes, and raspberries. Just add the annual vegetables and your table will be plentiful! There are three raised garden beds and three composting areas. The raised beds and the other garden areas have been prepped for winter, covered with tarps, and awaiting new seeds in springtime! All of this enclosed and protected by a deer proof fence! The garden is framed on onside with an antique barn and also a shed previously used to cure tobacco – now utilized as a tool shed. It also provides access to a natural spring and small pond.
Auction Tract 4: 73.5± acres – This land is completely forested. Great for hunting as deer & fowl abound and even an occasional bear has been sighted. Hunting has not been allowed for two decades so the animals have flourished. Nearly all hardwoods can be found in this forest so lumbering age-old trees is an option as well.
3D Floor Plan
From Union, Take HWY 219 south 4.5 miles and property is on your left.
Any broker actively licensed in the State of West Virginia whose agent properly registers the successful high bidder will be paid a two percent (2%) commission at settlement by the Seller. Registration must be on a Woltz & Associates, Inc. Broker Participation Application form and contain the name, address and signature of agent and prospect as well as a Broker’s license number and Federal Tax ID number. The form must be received in the office of Woltz & Associates, Inc. by 12:00 noon on September 20, 2018. If prospect attends preview, agent must attend with prospect. Additionally, agent must attend sale and co-register with prospect on auction day. Only the first broker to register the high bidder will be paid a commission. Agents acting as principals, on behalf of licensed real estate agents, on behalf of family members, on behalf of entities in which they hold an ownership interest or who represent prospects who have had prior contact with seller or auction company are not eligible. Only one registered bidder per agent.
Terms & Conditions of Auction
- REGISTRATION: Bids will be accepted only from registered bidders. Registration begins at 1:00PM. Please bring a driver’s license for identification.
- AUCTION SALE: The property will be sold subject to Seller confirmation. ALL CONFIRMED SALES ARE FINAL: All property is auctioned “AS IS, WHERE IS” with all faults in its condition at the time of sale without recourse by way of refund, reduction of the purchase price, or otherwise. Bidders should perform such independent investigation with respect to the property as they deem necessary or appropriate.
- FINANCING: Your bidding and purchase of the property is NOT CONDITIONAL UPON FINANCING. Be sure you have arranged financing, if needed, and are capable of paying cash at closing.
- LIABILITY: Bidders inspecting property enter at their own risk. Auction Company assumes no risk for bodily injury or damage to personal property.
- BIDDING: Qualified bidders may bid on individual tracts or any grouping of tracts. The auctioneer will determine all bid increments. All decisions by the auctioneer regarding bid acceptance are final.
- ANNOUNCEMENTS: Announcements on day of sale take precedence over all prior releases, verbal and written, concerning this auction sale.
- BUYER’S PREMIUM: The Buyer’s Premium on the real estate is seven percent (7%) of the high bid amount. The Buyer’s Premium will be added to the high bid to determine the final sales price.
- AGENCY: THE AUCTION COMPANY AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES REPRESENT THE SELLER.
- LEAD PAINT: The house on the property was built prior to 1978 and may contain lead-based paint. A lead-based paint inspection may be performed by bidders prior to the auction sale date. Applicable lead paint documents and information are available from Auction Company. Bidders will be provided a lead-based paint disclosure prior to signing a real estate purchase agreement and agree to waive the ten (10) day right to inspection after the auction sale.
- REAL ESTATE DEPOSIT: A deposit in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the contract sales price will be required on day of sale. The deposit is payable by cash, cashier’s check, or pre-approved personal check payable to Woltz & Associates, Inc. Escrow Account. Personal checks will be approved if the Buyer presents a bank letter stating that the Buyer is a customer of the bank and the checking account is in good standing.
- REAL ESTATE DEED: The real estate will be conveyed by general warranty deed free and clear of liens, subject, however, to any rights of way, easements and restrictions of record. The balance of the purchase price is due at settlement on or before November 6, 2018. There will be no assigning of tracts or deeds between bidders. Tracts will be deeded in the manner purchased at the auction.
- BOUNDARY LINES: Boundaries on aerial photos and topo maps are approximate.
- GENERAL: The information contained in this brochure is subject to verification by all parties relying on it. No liability for its accuracy, error, or omissions is assumed by the Seller or the Auction Company.
Sale held in conjunction with Greg Allman and Greenbrier Real Estate Service