Contemporary country home on 33 acres with panoramic views. Private but only minutes from shopping, schools and medical services

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674


Contemporary country home on 33 acres with panoramic views. Private but only minutes from shopping, schools and medical services.

This light and airy, architect-designed and interior decorated home at the end of a country lane has clean lines and evokes the feeling of a fine art gallery or spacious studio. The 5360-square foot home’s many superior features include cedar siding, a Vermont slate patio, a travertine double faced marble fireplace, custom-made double front doors with Baldwin lock, and Pella doors and Andersen windows offering expansive views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.

A 1.3-mile private drive shared with neighbors winds through woods and past fields to this exceptional property. Built in 1987 with an eye for fine detail, the house has a timeless quality enhanced by meticulous care and updated appliances and fixtures.

The slate walkway and patio lead to a covered porch and entry. The home’s main floor features 9-foot ceilings, oak floors, recessed lighting and large windows, giving a unified look to the flowing spaces. The great room combines living and dining areas that offer sweeping views protected from development. An off-white travertine marble fireplace and hearth serves as the room’s focal point. The wood-burning fireplace has a ventilation system that utilizes outside air.

French doors lead from the great room to a deck with recessed lighting, perfect for enjoying the scenery or dining outdoors. The deck can also be accessed from the breakfast nook as well as the family room, which has a built-in bar, desk, bookshelves, entertainment center and display shelves.

The kitchen has Corian countertops with a Corian double sink incorporated in the design, creating a streamlined appearance, and cabinetry manufactured by Conestoga Wood Specialties in Lancaster, PA. Appliances include an Amana refrigerator-freezer concealed in the cabinetry, a Thermador gas countertop range with vent or hood, a Thermador double wall oven, a Kenmore dishwasher and a Whirlpool trash compactor. A separate counter has a third sink, and there is a double storage pantry, one with foldout shelves. There is also an instant hot water dispenser for the sink. The kitchen overlooks a breakfast nook with a custom-designed chandelier.

Also in this area of the home are a coat closet, a powder room with a pedestal sink, marble floor, recessed lighting and floor-to-ceiling mirror, and a laundry room with a Kenmore washer and dryer, a standing freezer, a Corian counter with large sink closet maid, wire shelves and tile flooring. This wing of the house exits to a finished 2½-car garage and garden deck.

The master suite is on the main floor. The bedroom includes a marble fireplace, a private deck, and a built-in entertainment console. Two walk-in closets with floor-to-ceiling mirrors connect to the master bath, which has a Jacuzzi tub and a shower, a Corian vanity with two sinks, walls and floors of Italian tile, a 6×8 mirror, European fixtures and plenty of storage.

A second bedroom on the main floor, which also connects to this bath, is currently in use as an office, and could readily serve as a nursery or playroom. This room has built-in oak cabinetry and shelving, and, because it is located on a front corner, the only windows with Hunter shades.

The lower level of the home is divided into a living area and a separate basement. Oak stairs lead to a large pantry and wine cellar with built-in redwood racks, a workout room stubbed-out sauna room, a large bedroom with a tile floor, a full bath with a shower-tub, a cedar closet, a linen closet, and a large living and dining space with its own kitchenette. This downstairs area functions as a separate guest apartment. The bedroom and living-dining space have their own separate exits through  French doors to a slate patio with magnificent pastoral and mountain views.

The dry basement includes two furnaces and a water heater, a water softening system, an ultraviolet sterilizer for the water, and a propane generator that automatically comes on when the power goes off. This generator is programmed to test itself weekly. There are also two heat pumps.

The attractive landscaping by Riverbend Nursery includes a row of crabapple trees lining the driveway, boxwoods, dogwoods and Japanese maples.

The 30+ acres surrounding the home is a pleasing blend of mature forest with walnuts, oaks, maples and rolling pasture seeded with native grasses. The mixture of Atlantic White cedar and Autumn Olive bushes create thickets and soft edges between field and forest, making excellent wildlife and songbird habitat. Some of the trees gracing the estate are well over 100 years old and harken back to the 1800’s when Greenbrier County was still a part of Virginia. The rolling pasture is suitable for those wishing to raise horses or other livestock. Of course, the night skies are nearly pitch black so star gazing and planet observation can be a source of year round enjoyment.

White tailed deer, foxes, hawks, black bear and turkeys have all been seen on the property, which is less than 10 minutes from downtown Lewisburg. Even though nature is at the doorstep, so is shopping, fine dining, live music at Carnegie Hall, performances at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre, and an 8-screen multiplex cinema. Lewisburg, surprisingly cosmopolitan for a town of 3800 people, is home to a medical school, a community college, a $3 million library, two annual food festivals, and a literary festival. The renowned Greenbrier resort is in nearby White Sulphur Springs, and Snowshoe Mountain Ski resort is less than a 2-hour drive through pristine mountain scenery.

A contemporary country estate with comfort and elegance, Barkalin Country Estate is a perfect place to call home and an outstanding place to entertain friends and family.


1194 Barkalin Lane
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Greenbrier County

Google Coordinates: 37.748870°(N), -80.507168°(W)
Elevation Range: 1895 ft. to 1990 ft. +/-


Total Square Feet: 5,360
Year Built: 1987

Main Floor Square Feet: 2,680
Lower Finished Square Feet: 1,774
Lower Unfinished Square Feet: 906

Total Rooms: 10
Bedrooms: 3, possibly 4
Bathrooms: 2.5

Garage Type: 2½-car, attached

Lot Size: 33.202 acres

Siding: Cedar
Foundation: Concrete block
Roof: Metal
Floor: Oak, Tile, Marble
Heat: 2 Electric heat pump and gas furnaces
Air Conditioning: Central AC

Kitchen Countertops: Corian
Bath Countertops: Corian
Utility Countertops: Corian
Fireplaces: 3 Woodburning

Items to Convey: Refrigerator-Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Gas Countertop Range, Double Electric Wall Oven, Trash Compactor, Washer, Dryer, Standing Freezer, Water Softener, Generator


Water: Well
Sewer: Septic
Natural Gas: No, propane is used
Internet: Multiple providers
Cellphone Coverage: Multiple providers


All rights the owner has will convey with the property.


This property is the residue of a larger tract. There is a boundary survey for the larger tract, and a boundary survey of the out sale. These boundary surveys depict the property residue. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


The property is accessed by Barkalin Lane (a deeded right-of-way) that leads to Davis Stuart Road WV RT 37, providing direct access to the public road system.


The county is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.


The property is currently devoted to estate grounds, fields, fields returning to forestland, and forestland uses. A breakdown, as determined from aerial photography is as follows:

Estate grounds: 3 acres +/-
Pasture and cedar mix: 20 acres +/-
Forestland: 10 acres +/-

(This summary is only an estimation of current property use as determined from aerial photography. It is made subject to the estimation of property boundaries and any errors in the interpretation of land use type from the aerial photography utilized.)


Deed Information:

Deed Book 365 Page 91, part of Deed Book 443 Page 579, and part of Deed Book 453 Page 617
Greenbrier County, West Virginia

Acreage: 33.202 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Fort Spring District

TM 13 Parcel 55.2; A portion of TM 13 Parcel 55

2016 Real Estate Taxes: $1,755.27 (2.21 acres), plus estimated $43.87 (31.02 acres) = approximately $1,799.14 for the full year


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