LEVELS END HOME
& 20 +/- ACRES – Lewisburg, WV

Charming 20 acre country estate less than 10 minutes from historic downtown Lewisburg


Address
362 Richland Lane, Lewisburg, WV 24901, USA 
Price :
638000  
ID :
304  
Bedrooms :
4  
Bathrooms :
3  
Square Feet :
4749  
Acres :
20  

Agent Contact:
Paul Grist, (304) 661–6543


Shown by appointment only.  Please contact Foxfire for a private tour.

DESCRIPTION

Superbly located less than 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Lewisburg, Levels End is an extraordinary 20 +- acre country estate situated in the highly desirable area of the Richlands where property is much sought after, but seldom comes available, especially a larger estate property such as this.  Levels End is tucked away on a little traveled country road where the valley meets the foothills of Muddy Creek Mountain.  Milligan Creek originates from springs at the foot of Miller Mountain to flow lazily through the property and is home to the brook trout, West Virginia’s only native trout.  Only two percent of West Virginia’s streams support this beautiful fish with yellow and blue speckled green body.

Highlights:

• 20 +/- expansive acres in total
• 10 +/- acres in mature woodlands
• 10 +/- acres in fields or transitional forestland
• Superb private location in highly desirable, convenient area
• 4-bedroom home with year round guesthouse
• Large, inviting rooms
• Modern, spacious kitchen with gas fireplace and 6-burner Viking stove (w/indoor grill + double ovens)
• New appliances
• Spectacular 2-tiered deck off kitchen
• Tiered stone walled gardens surrounding shady bricked patio
•  Sauna in guest house
• Hand-hewn log cabin built from materials over 100 years old
• New energy efficient 4-zone oil furnace
• Milligan Creek – native brook trout stream
• Mix of fields and mature forestland
• Outbuildings: Main barn, grain barn, potting shed, smokehouse, and machine shed
• Hunting and Fishing
• Varietal fruit trees
• Farming opportunities
• Offered as a whole or in 2 separate tracts.  Home and 20 +/- Acres available for $638,000.  Rustic cabin and 120 +/- Acres available for $540,000. Entire 150 +/- Acres, Home and Cabin available for $1,200,000.

Historically, the property and the creek once housed the center of commerce for the unincorporated town of Richlands.  The millpond still can be seen, as can the foundation for one of the first area post offices just across the lane.  The blacksmith shop, a pivotal site in the remarkable story of the Greenbrier Ghost, is said to have been located at the foot of this property.

The main home of Levels End sits high above the road, with a deep privacy screen of old growth trees, wild dogwoods, and evergreens.  Nestled by regal old maples, walnut, and heirloom variety apple trees, the home boasts peaceful views from every window, yet has complete privacy from the main road or neighboring homes.  This early-century farmhouse has the charm of days gone by, but has been beautifully and thoughtfully updated for comfort, convenience, character, and longevity using fine materials and craftsmanship.  From the hand carved accoutrements in the master bath to the custom kitchen and two level-curved ipe and cedar deck, the modern renovations maintain and enhance the simple elegance of country living.

The home’s many options for indoor and outdoor space enhance the livability and quality of life.  The custom kitchen’s open design, including an island that seats 3 and a cozy corner gas fireplace, makes it ideal for cooking and entertaining.  The kitchen’s French doors open onto a spectacular multi-tiered deck featuring a large stone fireplace, comfortable shade, and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside – an idyllic and inviting venue for enjoying a glass of wine with friends, gathering the family, or curling up with a book.

The property is well suited for one person or many.  The year-round guesthouse adjacent to the main four-bedroom home, boasts a sauna, bomb shelter, and distinctive studio space that could double as a workshop or easily be converted into living space.

This property is perfect for inspiring nature walks, hunting, or fishing.  Levels End even has an in-ground pool – now a “vivarium” for tadpoles, newts, and frogs – that could be restored for swimming laps or family gatherings.  The terrain and topography of this unique property affords options for additional building sites throughout the estate, allowing for the potential of future expansion.

AGRICULTURE

There are about 7 acres acres in open land, 5 of which can be used for growing hay.  The land is fertile and grows excellent grasses that are cut for hay in June and possibly a second cutting is made in September if the weather is cooperative.

TIMBER & WILDLIFE

Level’s End has approximately 10 acres of forestland. The forest is an interesting mix of majestic old growth “Heritage Trees”, mature timber stands and emerging forest. The property’s agricultural and scenic terrain is complemented by a richly diverse temperate forest ecosystem. Major species include white oak, red oak, yellow poplar, hickory, the maples, ash and black cherry. Along field edges, cathedral oaks and maples provide a scenic backdrop while creating ideal mast sources for wildlife.

Wildlife- The forest produces tons and tons of acorns, hickory nuts, walnuts, wild grapes, blackberries, beechnuts, poplar and maple seeds. Because there is such an amazing food source, there is an abundance of wildlife, including wild turkey, white tail deer, raccoons, opossums, squirrels and chipmunks. The dense forest, with its closed canopy, is home to a variety of song birds, owls, ravens, buzzards, woodpeckers and hawks. Many of these birds nest in the “den trees” which are full of holes and cavities. The birds feed on a variety of insects and berries.

MINERAL RESOURCES

The mineral rights are believed to convey with the property. Prospective buyers may want to have their attorney do a separate title search to confirm the title to the mineral rights. There are currently no leases of any kind on the property.

WATER RESOURCES

Level’s End is richly blessed with abundant water resources. Milligan Creek meanders through the northeastern portion of the property for about 1000 feet. Milligan Creek is a WV state supported stocked trout stream and just a few hundred feet upstream from Level’s End this high quality and biologically diverse stream becomes a designated catch and release fly fishing stream. http://www.wvdnr.gov/wildlife/magazine/archive/02spring/trout_fishing_in_the_mountain_state.shtm

HOME INFORMATION

1.5 Story Main Home & Guest Home
Main Home Living Area: 3185’
Guest Home Living Area: 1564’
Total Living Area: 4749’

Year Built: Turn of the 20th century

Total Rooms: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Total Bathrooms: 3
Full Bathrooms: 3

Garage Type: 2-Car Detached 576 sq ft

Lot Acres: 20 +/- Acres
Foundation: Stone/Block
Roof: Metal
Date of Roof:  Recently replaced and has a lifetime guarantee, as well as a 35-year warranty on finish
Floor: Hardwood, Marble and Tile
Heat: Oil, Hot Water Baseboard
Items to Convey: All appliances, most (but not all) lighting fixtures

HOME DIMENSIONS

Main House Total Living Area: 3185’
Main Level: 2619’
Second Level: 566’

Main Floor

Living Room: 20.5’x14’
Office: 10’x12’
Dining Room: 15’x10.5’
Bath: 7.5’x7.5’
Bath 2: – 10’x8.5’
Master Bedroom: 13’x11’
Bedroom 2: 13’x13’
Bedroom 3: 16’x16’
Kitchen: 15’x16’ + 15’x6
Library: 7’x7.5’ + 17.5’x14.5’
Hall: 16’x6’
Bedroom Hall: 6’x9’
Hall Stairs: 7’x12’
Hall Stairs Second: 23.5’x8’

Second Floor

Bedroom 4: 23.5’x12’
Bath: 3’x4’ + 7.5’x4.5′

GUEST HOUSE

Guest House Total Living Area: 1564’
Main Level: 969’
Basement:  595’

Total: 1192 sq ft
Studio: 16’x21’
Living room: 8’x18.5’
Sauna: 7’x7’
Bathroom: 7’x 7.5’
Bedroom: 16’x14’
Basement: 15’x17.5’
Kitchen: 8’x15’

THE AREA

Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America in 2011, combining the warmth of a close community with the sophistication of more urban locations.  Levels End is just a 10-minute drive to the thriving historic downtown district.  The downtown offers year-round live productions presented at the State Professional Theatre of WV, Carnegie Hall, distinctive dining venues, antique shops, award-winning galleries/boutiques, and two summer-season farmer’s markets.  There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with many the big box stores

Lewisburg is home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (600 students) and the New River Community and Technical College.  The area is a strong economic generator with a solid workforce employed in county/state government, tourism, hospitality, medical, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.

The world-renowned Greenbrier Resort, with 800 rooms and 1600 employees, is located nearby in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs.  The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to the PGA tour, the “Greenbrier Classic.”

The Greenbrier County Airport with WV’s longest runway is located just 15 minutes away and provides daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.  A picturesque train ride from neighboring Alderson connects the area to DC, Phili, Chicago, and many other locations.  By car, DC is 4 hours away and Charlotte is only 3.

Within an hour’s drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia: Winterplace Ski Resort, the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort, the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park, and whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley Rivers.  The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp, Summit (home to the US and World Jamboree) offers weekend visitors ziplining and canopy tours, ropes courses, climbing and repelling, mountain biking, as well as BMX and skate plazas.  Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding, and rock climbing opportunities.

Snowshoe Ski Resort is a 90-minute drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast and provides the opportunity to visit the historic Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.  In addition to the Greenbrier Resort golf courses, several other area golf courses are available in the area – including Oakhurst Links, America’s first golf course, where guests play using old style hickory-handled clubs and ground-burrowing golf balls!

ZONING

Greenbrier County has a Subdivision Ordinance and all prospective buyers contemplating division of property into lots should consult the Greenbrier County Planning Commission.  All prospective buyers should contact the Greenbrier County Commission and Health Department when considering purchasing or developing any property in the county to determine if the property is subject to any additional zoning ordinances.

Further information on county zoning may be found at http://greenbriercounty.net

TAXES, DEED, LEGAL INFORMATION

Greenbrier County
Lewisburg District
Map 6
Parts of Parcels 13, 19
Deed Book 464
Page 405
Taxes 2013: $1,098.60

Sold by boundary, not by acre.

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Shown by appointment only.

Please call the office for a guided tour of this country estate.

 

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