DAMERON HOMEPLACE ON THE RIVER FRONT
|Address:||1557 Riverview Ave E, Alderson, WV 24910|
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette , 304-667-2897
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The Dameron Homeplace on the River Front, located at 1557 E. Riverview Drive, Alderson, West Virginia. Standing tall and proud is an outstanding 3234 sq. ft. of living space Colonial Revival brick home overlooking the free-flowing Greenbrier River. This incredible Gem of the Hills landmark has been in the same family for generations. Every part of this property has received only the best upgrades and additions; the quality is exceptional through and through. The home is a beautiful vintage 1921-era house with unpainted oak woodwork from top to bottom. The house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
THE TOWN OF ALDERSON
Alderson, West Virginia, is a quaint small town on the free-flowing Greenbrier River in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers counties; it was settled in 1777 by John Alderson, a frontier missionary Gospel preacher for whom the town was named. In later years an Alderson descendant founded a Baptist seminary that was later moved north because of the Great Depression to become Alderson-Broaddus College at Philippi, WV. The Federal Reformatory for Women was the first federal prison for women, established here in the 1920s after a group of local businessmen visited Washington, D.C., to propose to the federal government that the Institution be placed in Alderson. The town is famous for its annual “Best” Independence Day Celebration and the Strawberry Festival, held every May. Camp Greenbrier for Boys has been a staple in the community since 1898, and every summer is busy with campers from across the United States.
The home is move into ready. The most recent addition of the detached garage complex includes a climate-controlled wine cellar and a custom mancave with plenty of room with a half bath and a laundry unit. Spend time enjoying the view of the Greenbrier River from the front porch, or head around back to two screened-in porches.
THE DAMERON HOME & AMENITIES
- Alderson, WV, aka The Gem of the Hills
- Home of “The Best” Fourth of July celebration
- Walking distance to Camp Greenbrier for Boys. An Alderson landmark since 1895
- Outstanding Roaring 20’s Colonial Revival brick
- Overlooking the Greenbrier River
- Zoned R-2 (Home office and more)
- Move-in ready and immediate occupancy is available
- Five plus bedrooms
- Four baths, two full and two half baths
- Total Living Area 3234 per public records
- Climate control walk-in-room wine cellar
- High-speed internet
- Architectural shingles on the house’s new addition and the garage complex
- Incredible “bonus room” on the third level
- Amazing original finish oak woodwork
- Vintage beautiful glass and brass doorknobs
- Solid oak French doors in the living and dining rooms
- Fireplace with gas logs
- Beautiful oak hardwood floors
- All porches include ceiling fans
- Incredible chef’s kitchen, complete with fabulous custom-made cabinetry by Kraft Maid
- Kitchen appliances include commercial grade Kenmore PRO stainless steel double door large capacity refrigerator and freezer with exterior thermometers – Amana commercial grade smooth top Big Oven capacity 5:14 electric range and oven – Kenmore Elite model stainless steel front dishwasher – Frigidaire Electrolux microwave oven.
- One of the best ideas ever! The kitchen cabinets and work areas are elevated to a comfortable height.
- Incredible kitchen island with storage
- Granite kitchen and wet bar countertops
- Entry-level master bedroom
- Stunning master bath steam shower with heated brass wall towel caddy
- Huge master bedroom walk-in closet with shelving and racks
- Master bathroom with complete ceiling-to-floor with tile
- Granite lavatory countertop in master bath
- Steam sauna shower in the master bath, Mr. Steam stand-alone unit
- The steam shower has stereo speakers.
- Brass shower and lavatory fixtures
- Full-size bath on the second level
- Antique golden oak medicine cabinet in the upstairs bath
- Antique clawfoot tub and pedestal sink
- Matching Kenmore Smart Wash Quiet Pack front load washer and dryer set
- Kraft Maid custom-made entertainment center in the den that matches the other cabinets in the house
- Beautiful wet bar with lots of storage space in the custom cabinetry made by Kraft Maid
- Grand-covered front porch
- ADT monitored security system complete with cameras
- TREX decking for exterior walkways and screened porches
- Durable and attractive Hardie Board siding on the new addition
- Central heating and air with modern Heil units, serviced yearly by local specialist Mountain Air
- Extraordinary quality home updates from top to bottom
- An absolute dream come true, modern screened-in porches on the home and the garage
- Professional landscaping from corner to corner, a sample includes boxwoods, Japanese flowering crabapple, rhododendron, holly trees, Japanese aucuba, Colorado blue spruce, tulips, daffodils, Japanese barberry, creeping juniper, spring cherry, seaside daisy, and others. Lovely manicured landscaping and mulching highlight the lawn,
- Fenced and brick pillar enclosed courtyard complete with water fountain
- ¾ of the lot is surrounded by privacy fencing
- Multiple outside water spigots
- Detached brick carriage house type single car garage with added additional storage room on the back
- Full basement, laid out for multiple uses
- Fifty-gallon US Craftmaster electric water heater with Unitech expansion tank The system was installed in the basement in 2016
- Modern vinyl replacement windows in the basement
- New custom oversized two-car garage complex with two electric roll-up doors with custom epoxy floors. Includes Tom’s mancave, Walk in climate control wine cellar, super screened-in back porch
- Large rear screened-in porch of the garage complex with TREX floors
- Tom’s mancave/office with heat and air conditioning in the garage complex with half bath and stacking washer and dryer
- The garage has a separate 200-amp electric service
- Six-gallon electric water heater for utility room in mancave
- One-Half size bath in the Garage Complex
- Laundry sink in the utility room
- The modern garage has smart shelving and storage
- Secure gated garage side access
- Garage doors powered by Legacy Overhead lifts
- Garage and complex with nearly 10-foot ceiling
- Modern French door leading from the garage to the garage screened-in porch
- Architectural shingles on the house’s new addition and the garage complex
HOUSE AND BUILDINGS INFORMATION
Foyer 10.1 x 15.1
Living room 18.7 x 15
Dining room 13.3 x 14.8
Kitchen 16.7 x 14.8
Master/Primary Bedroom 16.11 x 14.2
Master/Primary walk-in closet 9.6 x 7
Master/Primary Bath 9.7 x 9.6
Den 13.3 x 18.8
Back entry foyer 10.8 x 7
Wet bar 9.9 x 11.4
Covered front porch 28 x 9
Back porch open 28.5 x 7.6
Screened side porch 20.6 x 7.10
SECOND FLOOR LEVEL
Bedroom Two 13.7 x 11.8
Bedroom Three 15 x 15.10
Bedroom Four 13.1 x 11.3
Bedroom Five 9.10 x 11.3
Full bath 6.10 x 6.3
Center foyer hall 6.7 x 11
Bonus room 22.2 x 23
Center room 14.7 x 29
Street side room 15.2 x 18.10
Base of stairs room 9 x 14.7
GARAGE COMPLEX and EXTERIOR
Two car plus room 25.8 x 24.4
Tom’s Mancave 23 x 8
Utility/half bath 12.6 x 6
Screened in porch 28.10 x 8.5
Exterior patio/sidewalk 5.5 x 21.3
Garage front apron (concrete) 27 x 30
Brick pillar and fence courtyard 27 x 33
Exterior HVAC area 6 x 12
TREX walkway 30 x 3.6
Side entrance patio and stoop 4 x 5, apron 5 x 14.8, then 7.10 x 8 to the wooden gate
DETACHED BRICK GARAGE
18.6 X 13.1 addition on the back, 10.4 x 4
All room sizes are approximate
POINTS FOR THE TOWN OF ALDERSON
- Known as “The Gem of the Hills”
- Located in three counties, Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers
- Voted “Best Fourth of July Celebration” by West Virginia Living Magazine in 2012. Alderson is the place to be to celebrate America’s Independence Day! Yet, there are so many more events that we want you to attend…so explore below and…Save the Date!
- 2020 population of approximately 1200
- Leagues: Alderson Basketball League – Greenbrier Girls Softball League – Alderson Little League Baseball – Alderson Chiefs Youth Football – Chiefs Cheerleading – Chiefs Country Tumbling
- Numerous civic clubs and groups
- Active Main Street association
- Active Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Active Lions Club
- Home of the annual May Strawberry Festival
- Located on the beautiful Greenbrier River
- Well-known for fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking
- Home of Camp Greenbrier
- French the lion is the town mascot
- AMTRAK stop at the historic C & O Depot
- Excellent town park
- The Alderson Mini Park on the river
- The historic Alderson Memorial Pedestrian Bridge
- Home of Old Greenbrier Baptist Church which was founded in the 1700s by elder John Alderson, a frontier preacher
- A scenic walking trail is established in the town
- Weekly farmers market, Tuesday afternoon during warm months
- Two full-time volunteer fire departments
- A full-time town police force
- Full-time hometown ambulance service
- Home of “Camp Cupcake” Federal ladies’ camp
Google Coordinates: 37.725053°(N), -80.639733°(W)
Address: 1557 Riverview Ave E, Alderson, WV 24910
Elevation: 1534 ft. +/-
20 minutes to Lewisburg
45 minutes to Beckley
2 hours to Charleston, WV
30 minutes to the famous Greenbrier Resort
25 minutes to Hinton
75 minutes to Princeton & I-77
30 minutes to Union
45 minutes to Athens and Concord University
90 minutes to Blacksburg, VA, and Virginia Tech
35 minutes to Raleigh County Memorial Airport, Beckley
25 minutes to Greenbrier Valley Airport, Lewisburg
25 minutes to Bluestone Lake, Hinton
35 minutes to Pipestem Resort State Park
30 minutes to Moncove Lake State Park, Gap Mills
50 minutes to Covington, VA
2 hours to Snowshoe
3 hours to WVU
4 hours to Charlotte, NC
2.5 hours to Charlottesville, VA
5 hours to Columbus, OH
5 hours to Lexington, KY
4 hours to Pittsburgh, PA
5 hours Raleigh, NC
1 hour 30 minutes Roanoke, VA
3 hours, 30 minutes Richmond, VA
4.5 hours Washington, DC
With only a few steps to the Greenbrier River, an exciting view of wildlife changes daily with the seasons. The town has a local family of bald eagles that you see as they soar above the river. Otters and beavers are often seen paddling around the historic Memorial Bridge. Canadian geese and a variety of ducks are residents and can be seen about every day. Great Blue Herons, Cranes, Ospreys, and Egrets can occasionally be seen near the old bridge. A wide range of birds from A-Z can be observed with a close watch throughout the year in Alderson.
West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. A title search for mineral rights ownership has not been conducted. All rights the owner has will convey with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property is described as four pieces of land as shown on various maps of the Town of Alderson. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Town of Alderson
Sewer: Town of Alderson
Telephone: Frontier Communications and Optimum
Trash: Weekly curbside by Greenbrier Valley Solid Waste
Internet: Optimum, Frontier Communications, and various cell providers
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent
The property has access on the front via Route 12, aka Riverview Drive, with a private driveway. The Garage Complex is accessed via Washington Street. A public alley maintained by the Town of Alderson is on the back of the property.
Alderson and Greenbrier County are 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 zoned R-2 by the Town of Alderson.
Information can be found at the county website: http://greenbriercounty.net/ordinances.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property has been used as a residence. Most recently, the use has been occasional and in the summer months.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 648 Pg. 781
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 0.4 acre +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
Alderson Corp (1)
Tax Map 6 Parcel 481,482,483, Class 4; and Parcel 484, Class 2
2022 Real Estate Taxes: $824.84
Greenbrier County School District
Public Elementary School:
Alderson Elementary School (A brand new 13 million dollar school is in the process of being built)
Public Middle School:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School
Public High School:
Greenbrier East High School
New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Lewisburg Baptist Academy (PK-12)
Seneca Trail Christian Academy (PK-12)
Greenbrier Community School (PK-8)
Greenbrier Valley Academy (2-8)
Renick Christian School (2-7)
Alderson is home to two medical clinics. The closest hospital is Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea/Lewisburg, which is a 15-minute drive. To the south in Hinton Summers County, ARH Hospital is about a 25-minute drive.
The area is also blessed in having the amazing service of Health Net helicopters. A helipad is located at the River of Life Church.
West Virginia has VA Hospitals in Clarksburg, Martinsburg, Beckley, and Huntington. Nearby Salem, VA, has a Veterans Hospital. Nearby Community-Based Clinics in Lewisburg and Princeton.
The Town of Alderson, affectionately known as the “Gem of the Hills,” is tucked away in the lush Greenbrier Valley of southeastern West Virginia. It is situated along the beautiful Greenbrier River and includes Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers Counties.
In 1763, the nearby Muddy Creek settlements were destroyed by Shawnee Indians under Chief Cornstalk. It was not until 1777 that the town was settled by “Elder” John Alderson, a frontier missionary for whom the town was named. Here, he founded the first Baptist church in the Greenbrier Valley. In the early 1900s, a John Alderson descendant started a Baptist seminary that was later moved north to become Alderson-Broaddus College at Philippi, WV.
The Federal Reformatory for Women, the first federal prison for women, was established here in 1927.
The town is renowned for its annual Independence Day celebration, which West Virginia Living Magazine acknowledged as the state’s “Best Independence Day Celebration” in 2012.
Alderson, WV, today is primarily a residential community with retail establishments in its downtown historic district. These serve the many camps and vacation homes along the Greenbrier River and tourists visiting the surrounding countryside. Commerce and property values are increasing due to increased tourism and the sheer beauty of the river and surrounding farms. Alderson contains many fine homes from the turn of the 20th Century, many of which are in mint condition, always the same as their well-tended, original appearance.
The town of Alderson has been an active community for generations. Alderson’s amenities include churches, an elementary school, a motel, a national bank, Dollar General, Family Dollar, gas/convenience stores, two medical clinics, a hometown pharmacy, an outstanding hometown hardware and builders supply, an artisans studio, martial arts center, a farmers market, two funeral homes, antique shops, mechanics garage, several restaurants, electrical and general contractors, a veterinarian, an insurance agent, and several Airbnb’s.
Lewisburg, the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 20-minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, a new $3MM library, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital, all attendant medical facilities, and all the big box stores. Several new schools have been built in the area.
The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is just 25 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago and Washington, DC. The world-famous Greenbrier Resort is 25 minutes’ drive, and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Blacksburg, Virginia (Vtech) is about 90 minutes away, Roanoke, Virginia, is about 2 hours, DC is 4 hours, and Charlotte, North Carolina, is 4 hours away.
Just 30 minutes to Sandstone Falls, Bluestone Lake, Bluestone State Park, and Pipestem Resort, the surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities, including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching, and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort is less than an hour away. You can catch the Amtrak train in Alderson and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago, or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 45 minutes away. The new 10,000-acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive.
CAMP GREENBRIER FOR BOYS
Camp Greenbrier is a summer camp for boys in the Allegheny Mountains on the beautiful Greenbrier River in Alderson, West Virginia. It was founded in 1898 and is the oldest privately owned summer camp in continuous operation in the United States.
Camp Greenbrier operates three programs: the Boys Camp for boys from 7 to 15 years old – the Leadership Academy for young men 16 or 17 years old or who have finished the 10th grade. Campers and staff come from throughout the United States and from across the world to enjoy our excellent climate and to make friendships that will last a lifetime.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
The lower Greenbrier River possesses the excitement of life on one of the nation’s great wild rivers. The focus of a vast outdoor recreation destination flows untamed out of the high Alleghenies, attracting anglers, paddlers, and naturalists from across the globe.
At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest undammed river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and is well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest, paralleled for 77 miles by the Greenbrier River Trail, a rail trail that runs between the communities of Cass and North Caldwell.
It has always been a valuable water route, with many of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. The river gives the receiving waters of the New River an estimated 30% of its water volume. Over three-fourths of the watershed is an extensive karstic (cavern system) supporting fine trout fishing, cave exploration, and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.
The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. From Durbin, the Greenbrier generally flows south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Summers Counties, past several communities, including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.
Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs, the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain. It made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
Nearby, about a 25-minute drive to the New River and 2000-acre Bluestone Lake at Hinton. The New River is the second oldest river in the world, preceded only by the Nile; it is the oldest river in North America. The New River is unique because it begins in Blowing Rock, N.C., and flows north through Virginia into West Virginia. The Nile and Amazon are the only other major rivers that also flow north. Year after year, it produces more citation fish than any other warm water river in WV. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid striped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.
Great hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632-acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest.
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 35-minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, a new $3MM library, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital, all attendant medical facilities, and all the big box stores. Several new schools have been built in the area.
From City National Bank
Take Rt. 12 S., aka Riverview Drive. 1557 E. Riverview Drive is located on the right at the entrance to Washington Street, and a sign is posted.
(Approx. 20 minutes) From Walmart Supercenter, take US RT. 219 North to 169 interchanges, take Interstate 64 West towards Beckley for 7.7 miles, exit onto Alta/Alderson exit 161, and take RT. 12 South towards Alderson for approx. 11.5 miles. 1557 E. Riverview Drive is located on the right at the entrance to Washington Street. A sign is posted.
Google Coordinates: 37.725053°(N), -80.639733°(W)
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