297 PEREGRINE RIDGE @ WILD ROCK
297 Peregrine Ridge is a custom timber frame log home located on a 2.3 acre private bluff overlooking the awe inspiring New River Gorge.
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674
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297 Peregrine Ridge is a finely detailed, custom constructed timber frame log home located on its own 2.3 acre private bluff overlooking the awe inspiring New River Gorge. The home, located in the 650-acre exclusive, gated community of Wild Rock, shares a common boundary with the New River Gorge National River Park.
The home’s open floor plan floods with sunlight and lends itself to easy living and entertaining. Its soaring, glass rear interior commands unparalleled views of the New River, its rugged canyon and distant mountains. Breathtaking views are a feature of virtually every room, while living spaces flow out onto multiple decks and covered porches. Peregrine Ridge is ideal for a family complex or a relaxing holiday home.
- Custom constructed 2,470 sq.ft. timber frame log home constructed in 2010 – meticulously maintained
- Soaring glass rear interior floods sunlight to every room
- No expense spared during construction – concerted attention to detail, fit and finish
- Expansive outdoor decks, screened porch, outdoor fireplace (for stars and S’mores)
- Private setting on 2.3 acres in the exclusive 650-acre Wild Rock gated community
- 900’ of frontage on the rim of the New River Gorge National River Park
- Spectacular views of the timeless New River 1,000 feet below
- Hike and bike trails throughout Wild Rock and adjacent National Park
- Located in the heart of West Virginia’s thriving whitewater rafting country
- Sited atop the National Park’s “Endless Wall,” a world-class hiking and climbing destination
- A perfect relaxing holiday home or a forever permanent residence
- Dark skies offer star gazing, planet observation and astrophotography
WILD ROCK – The Story
One of the most ecologically integrated master-planned communities in the U.S., 650-acre Wild Rock was established in 2007 by architect Carl Frishkorn, who recognized the benefits of creating an aesthetically sound community adjacent to national parkland at the rim of the New River Gorge.
Drawing on the successes of earlier master-planned developments, such as Hilton Head, Frishkorn led Optima Properties WV, LLC, to pioneer a residential tour de force that enhanced the dramatic beauty of the gorge and afforded unmatched access to the region’s outdoor recreation.
The Optima team spared little expense developing all phases of the Wild Rock property to ensure sustainability and harmony with nature, incorporating architectural guidelines designed to ensure the enhancement of the landscape over time.
Google Coordinates: 38.091969°(N), -81.088813°(W)
Address: 297 Peregrine Ridge, Lansing, WV 25840
Elevation Range: 1604 ft. to 1652 ft. +/-
- 297 Peregrine Ridge @ Wild Rock
- Constructed in 2010; improvements made in 2019
- Architect – Streamline Architects aka Streamline Timber Works
- Builder – Tim Murray Contracting, Inc.
- Custom Timber Frame Log Home – timber frame material is Eastern Hemlock
- Three stories
- 2,470 total sq. ft.
- Main floor sq. ft. = 1,150
- Upper floor sq. ft. = 260
- Walk out lower level finished sq. ft. = 1,060
- Total rooms = 13
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 full baths
- 1 half bath
- Flooring – main level, stairs, and loft = handcrafted reclaimed vintage oak
- Kitchen cabinets = Custom Corsi Greenfield Alder Knotty/Rustic
- Kitchen countertops = Granite
- Appliances = Subzero Refrigerator/Freezer, Bosch dishwasher
- Doors and windows = Pella & Emetekn hardware
- Lower level bedrooms & hallway = Florida Berkshire Hickory tile flooring with radiant heat
- Bathroom cabinets = Thurston Kitchen & Bath in Vail, Co.
- Custom shelving/cabinets = Loft and living room including custom iron works
- Lower level baths = Tumbled travertine tile, radiant heat floors; granite countertops
- Front Entry Door = Handcrafted
- Heating – Air conditioning = Electric heat pump – 2 units zoned for upper and lower levels
- Other Heating = Radiant flooring, fireplace
- Foundation = block and stone
- Roof = Architectural shingles
- Open concept Kitchen and Dining
- Water heater = electric
- Water source = public
- Sewer = Ornec septic system (serviced 10/2019)
- Utilities = electric, landline phone, internet and cable
- Cell phone coverage excellent 4G
- Living room = 20 x 18 (open concept to dining and kitchen)
- Dining room = 13.1 x 16 (open concept to living and kitchen)
- Kitchen = 10.5 x 16 (open concept to dining and living)
- Master = 15.5 x 15 (lower level)
- Bedroom 2 = 10 x 13 (lower level)
- Bedroom 3 = 10 x 13 (lower level)
- Laundry = 8.5 x 8.5 (lower level)
- Loft = 14 x 18.6 (doubles as a bedroom and office)
- Storage room = 11.3 x 23.1 (lower level)
- Secluded, level lot – 2.3 acres in private, gated community
- Gravel circular drive
- Outdoor fireplace
- Covered back porch
- Screened porch
- Lower patio is exposed aggregate
- 1,330 sq. ft. upper deck – Fibercon composite decking installed 2019 by Richard Wilbur Builders
- Professionally landscaped and maintained
- Views of the New River and New River Canyon, National Park mountains
- Sunrise and Sunset views
297 Peregrine Ridge is located in one of the most popular outdoor-recreation destination areas in West Virginia — a paradise of natural and cultural amenities found in few other places in the eastern U.S. More than a million visitors toured the region in 2014, according to the National Park Service, climbing rocks, paddling streams, and hiking, biking, and running miles of scenic trail. As a result of unrivaled access to recreation, the Boy Scouts of America established its national Jamboree site here. Winter in the mountains nearby attracts yet another recreational clientele — skiers bound for the slopes at Winterplace, a drive of 40 minutes to the south, and Snowshoe Mountain, a drive of two-and-a-half hours to the northeast.
The home also benefits from its proximity to Adventures on the Gorge (https://www.adventuresonthegorge.com/), one of the most endearing and popular adventure resorts in the U.S., a pioneer in the whitewater rafting industry that has helped set the stage for high-end economic development in the region.
As a happy result of its burgeoning tourism market, the area also enjoys more than its share of singular shops and restaurants, many of which cluster around Fayetteville, a drive of five minutes from the villa. Other exceptional eateries and retail destinations are located an hour west at Charleston, the state capital, and an hour east at Lewisburg, one of the most livable small towns in the U.S., according to National Geographic. The region is also renowned for great golf, and more than a score of courses are located within a drive of just more than an hour of the villa, including three at The Greenbrier, home of the PGA tour, and Oakhurst Links, the first course built in the U.S.
The region is not only a pleasure to visit; it’s easy to access. As remote as the region may seem, an expressway courses through its center, spanning the gorge by way of the New River Gorge Bridge only two miles away. Interstates 77 and 64 are only a half hour’s drive to the south and I-79 is a half hour’s drive to the north. Amtrak passenger stations on the Chicago-New York route are located a half-hour’s drive south near Beckley and an hour’s drive east and west at Charleston and White Sulphur Springs.
Public airports offering jet service are located 40 minutes to the south at Beckley and an hour away at Charleston and Lewisburg.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property is shown and described as Lot No. A-7 OF THE WILD ROCK WEST VIRGINIA SUBDIVISION, as shown on a plat entitled, “OPTIMA PROPERTIES WV, LLC Map Showing Subdivision Plat of WILD ROCK WV Phase One C-02.1, November 1, 2008”, which said plat is of record in the Fayette County Clerk’s Office in Map Cabinet 3 With Tubes, Tube No. 001. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Public – WV Water Company
Sewer: Private septic – Orenco
Electricity: Appalachian Power
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent with 4G
Trash pickup: Dave’s Sanitation Service
The property is accessed by Peregrine Ridge Road, the subdivision road, that connects to Chestnutburg Road RT 60/5 (labeled as Old Mill Creek Road in some sources) of the public road system. The entrance to Wild Rock is gated and a gate code is needed to access the property.
Wild Rock is subject to some protective covenants and available for review upon request.
DEED and TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 676 Pg. 228
Fayette County, West Virginia
Acreage: 2.32 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Fayette County (10), West Virginia
New Haven District (1)
Tax Map 41 Parcel 76; 2.32 AC SURF LOT A-7 WILD ROCK SUBD PHASE I NEW RIV MILL CK; Class 3
2020 Real Estate Taxes: $7,363.20
Fayette County School District
(Additional Fayette County schools are listed on the West Virginia Department of Education website https://wvde.state.wv.us/ed_directory)
Public Elementary Schools:
Ansted Elementary School
Fayetteville PK – 8
Public Middle School:
Oak Hill Middle School
Public High Schools:
Midland Trail High School
Oak Hill High School
Fayette Institute of Technology
Town of Fayetteville
Fayetteville’s historic district is both charming and one of the most attractive locations for outfitters shops, boutique shops, and specialty restaurants in West Virginia. More than a dozen antiques shops were operating in the Fayetteville area in summer 2017, and five independent restaurants in the district were offering an outstanding selection of unique cuisine. Fayetteville is central to the travel-destination area as well as the legal center of the Fayette County. Its population in 2014 was estimated at 2,892.
City of Oak Hill
Oak Hill is Fayette County’s largest municipality and its economic center. Its population in 2010 was estimated at 7,730. Plateau Medical Center, the largest hospital in the county, is located off the US-19 expressway on Main Street in its downtown. The city has recently increased its investment in recreational and quality-of-life improvements and has acquired land for the new outdoor-adventure park approaching the edge of the New River Gorge.
The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve
As a result of unrivaled access to recreation, the Boy Scouts of America established its national Jamboree site here encompassing 12,000 acres and has invested over $300,000,000 in the acquisition and buildout of the site.
The Summit is the home of the World Jamboree as well as the National Scout Jamboree. The Summit is the national leadership center for the Boy Scouts of America as well as one of the organization’s five high-adventure bases. More than 50,000 scouts and leaders from all over 40 countries attended the World Jamboree in 2019.
927 Peregrine Ridge offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by the nearby New River.
Water-sports enthusiasts will find the New River ideal for whitewater rafting, swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found in the New River with bass (largemouth, smallmouth and rock), flathead catfish, channel catfish, muskie and bluegill are present in good numbers. Ice skating is occasionally a fun activity during the winter months.
Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. Attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just larger animals. Equal consideration has been extended to increasing the numbers and diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls, eagles and hawks. White tail deer, black bear, beaver, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find an area that has a better mix of wildlife.
Total or near total darkness can be still be found on the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder. The night sky is filled spectacular cosmic treasures, from the moon and other planets to distant stars and galaxies. Astrophotography is an ever-popular and rewarding hobby.
Mountain Biking and Hiking
Wild Rock and adjacent New River NP has miles of trails that may be used for conventional and/or mountain biking, and hiking. The area offers several other state and national parks geared for these activities.
NEW RIVER OVERVIEW
The New River is shared by boaters, fisherman, campers, park visitors and local neighbors. The waters of the New River system contain a mosaic of hydrologic features and aquatic habitats that support a highly productive aquatic ecosystem that includes distinct populations of native fish, mussels, crayfish, and a broad array of other aquatic life, including rare amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
The 320-mile New River rises in the Blue Ridge region of North Carolina and flows northeastward through the Appalachian uplands to Radford, Va., where it turns northwestward and passes through a series of narrow valleys and gorges into southern West Virginia. It ends where it joins the Gauley River to form the Kanawha River. In WV, the New River is entrenched in a steep and narrow valley, the most narrow part of which is known as the “New River Gorge.”
In 1998, because of historical, economical, and cultural importance, President Clinton signed into law the New River as one of the very first American Heritage Rivers. Much of the river’s course through West Virginia is designated as the New River Gorge National River.
The New River is recognized as the “second oldest river in the world” and is estimated to be between 10 and 360 million years old. Its headwaters begin near Blowing Rock, NC and is one of the few rivers in North America that flows northerly.
Class I, II, III, IV and V rapids dot the entire 320 miles of New River making it a great paddling, tubing, and white rafting adventure. Beautiful cliffs, bluffs, and mountain views make it one of the most scenic rivers on the east coast.
New River Gorge National River includes 53 miles of free-flowing New River, beginning at Bluestone Dam and ending at Hawks Nest Lake. The New River typifies big West Virginia style whitewater. Within the park it has two very different characters. The upper (southern) part of the river consists primarily of long pools, and relatively easy rapids up to Class III. It is a big powerful river, but very beautiful, always runnable, and providing excellent fishing and camping. There are a number of different river access points, and trips can run from several hours to several days.
The lower (northern) section of river is often referred to as “the Lower Gorge.” In a state that is justifiably renowned for colossal rapids, the Lower Gorge has some of the biggest of the big with rapids ranging in difficulty from Class III to Class V. The rapids are imposing and forceful, many of them obstructed by large boulders which necessitate maneuvering in very powerful currents, crosscurrents, and hydraulics. Some rapids contain hazardous undercut rocks.
Prior to the rise of the Appalachian Mountains, the New River cut its bed at a time when the land sloped to the northwest. Amazingly so, as the Appalachians gradually rose around the river, the New River wore away the bedrock at the same rate the mountains formed, leaving behind towering cliffs and prominences that hover hundreds of feet about the water level.
Accounts claim that Native American Indians referred to the New River as the “river of death,” however this origin story is likely legend. Native Americans and early European settlers regarded the New and Kanawha rivers as being one single waterway. The name “New” may have been derived when the river upstream was discovered by European explorers as the first “new” river found flowing westward.
Native American Indians used the New River as they traveled west years before the pioneers arrived. In the 1600s explorers navigating the New River thought they were close to the Pacific Ocean because of its westerly flow.
In 1671 the Batts-Fallam expedition, by way of the New River, came through to the Lurich area and ended there because the Native American Indian guides refused to take them any farther. They carved their initials in a tree and claimed the territory for King Charles II of England. This was the first proclamation of English territory west of the Alleghenies making the New River the first gateway into the west.
Fast water, big rocks and lazy/slow stretches are features of the New River. Water sports enthusiasts will find the New River ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found in the New River with bass (largemouth, smallmouth and rock), flathead catfish, channel catfish, muskie, walleye and bluegill present in good numbers.
The gorge was practically impassible before completion of the New River Gorge Bridge, near Fayetteville, WV, in 1978. The river within its gorge is one of the most popular whitewater rafting destinations in the eastern U.S. Much of the New between Hinton and Gauley Bridge is managed by the National Park Service as the New River Gorge National River.
Principal tributaries of the New in West Virginia include, from south to north, the East River, the Bluestone River, and the Greenbrier River.
Many former mining communities located on the New River in its gorge have since become ghost towns. These include Sewell, Nuttalburg, Kaymoor, Fayette, South Fayette, Hawks Nest, Cotton Hill, and Gauley, Beury and Claremont.
Recreation is a high-income producer for Fayette County and the bordering counties of Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers and Greenbrier, located in southern West Virginia, renowned for its dramatic landscapes, small communities, and outdoor recreation amenities. White water rafting, the 80,000-acre New River National Park, 4,000 acre Babcock State Park, 9,000 acre Beury Mt. Wildlife Management Area, 14,000 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp, ACE Adventures On The Gorge and many other attractions bring the out-of- area and out-of-state population to the area. Along with this, many people want to have a vacation spot, recreation home or other ties to the area. Hunting and fishing is very popular as well as ATV adventuring on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail.
Geologist’s estimates vary widely from 3 million years to 320 million years when talking about the age of the gorge. The river pushes its load of sand and other particles over the bedrock of the river channel and wears it down in a sandpapering action. The cutting takes place very slowly and each foot cut may take thousands of years.
Erosion by the New River has exposed several different rock formations. Traveling the 52 miles between Hinton and the New River Gorge bridge you will pass through a cross section of the earth’s surface, exposing sedimentary rock layers totaling about 4,000 feet in thickness. It may have taken 7 to 10 million years for these deposits to accumulate as layers of sand, mud, and rotting plants and then compressed and bonded into sandstone, shale, and coal.
The New River Gorge was never permanently settled by Europeans prior to the 1850’s, so the older archeological record begins with the very rich story of the Native American Indians in the New River Gorge area of southern West Virginia. Most of the stories involving native peoples center on “historically” documented tribes and their interaction with the European and African peoples who came into this area in the mid-1600s. What we usually consider the beginning of the story is actually an ending.
The story of American Indians in West Virginia began hundreds of generations before the written history. The keys to this amazing story are literally found in the arrowheads and multitudes of other artifacts and historic sites left behind by these ancient peoples.
The oldest artifacts from New River Gorge are Clovis points. Made more than 11,000 years ago over much of North America, these intricately shaped stone spear points were used by ancient nomadic hunter-gatherers, Paleoindians, to kill mammoth, mastodon, and other Ice Age creatures.
Later artifacts found in excavated village sites, such as pieces of pottery, stone and bone tools, seeds, beads, and arrowheads, show the development of thriving agricultural-based permanent communities connected by well-established systems of trails.
Peoples of the Archaic and Woodland periods lived in our area for thousands of years (from approximately 8,000 B.C.E. to 1,200 C.E.), constructing palisade villages and elaborate burial mounds, progressing from spears to bow and arrows, producing clay and stone pottery and art objects, and extensively cultivating corn, squash, and beans. They were the ancestors of the people we know of today in eastern North America as the Cherokee and Shawnee
The surrounding forest is a tremendous producer of Oxygen and Carbon Sequester. Carbon Sequestration is the act of processing carbon dioxide through sinks and stores and releasing them into the atmosphere as oxygen. The property adjoins tens of thousands of protected forested acres in the New River Gorge National River Park. These and these surrounding acres are sequestering billions of tons of Carbon Dioxide each per year while giving back billions of tons of Oxygen. On average, one tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year.
The nearby New River, Greenbrier River, Summersville Lake, and Bluestone Lake are major contributors to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. There are many animals that live year round and at other times in the water and around the edges of the rivers/lakes, including beavers, otters, minks, raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, king fishers, minnows, native fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrats, bull frogs, eagles, owls, hawks and redwing blackbirds.
The miles of “edge effect” benefit all the resident wildlife. In addition to those listed above, white tail deer, black bear, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, fox, chipmunk, and many species of songbirds make up the resident wildlife population.
Of equal importance, there is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, water skaters, water beetles, damselflies, hellgrammites, tadpoles and various insect larve.
Great fishing is found in the rivers and lakes with small and large mouth bass, crappie, catfish, muskie, walleye, pike and bluegill present in good numbers.
The rivers, lakes, and creeks, and their surrounding aquatic plant life, create a water a water-supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. Much of their margins are fringed by wetlands, and these wetlands support the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize their shores. The plant life associated with the wetland includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed, bee balm and algae.
The hardwood forest of the surrounding mountains provides the essential nutrient source and produces tons of hard mast including acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts and black walnuts. Soft mast includes stag horn sumac, black cherry, tulip poplar seeds, maple seeds, autumn olive berries and blackberries.
From Intersection of US 19 & US 60 near Hico, WV: 6.2 miles +/- (approximately 8 minutes)
From Hico, take US RT 19 South 4.5 miles and turn right onto Ames Heights Road RT 5; travel 7/10 mile and bear right at the intersection becoming Chestnutburg Road; continue on Chestnutburg Road through the Adventure on the Gorge’s restaurant/cabin complex for 6/10 mile; turn left onto Peregrine Ridge Road; travel 3/10 mile; the home is on the left. The entrance to Wild Rock is gated and a code is needed to access the property.
From Fayetteville, WV: 4 miles +/- (approximately 7 minutes)
From Fayetteville, and after you cross the New River Gorge Bridge, travel ¾ mile; turn left onto Ames Heights Road RT 5; travel 7/10 mile and bear right at the intersection becoming Chestnutburg Road; continue on Chestnutburg Road through the Adventure on the Gorge’s restaurant/cabin complex for 6/10 mile; turn left onto Peregrine Ridge Road; travel 3/10 mile; the home is on the left. The entrance to Wild Rock is gated and a code is needed to access the property.
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