Exclusive Monroe County 87-acre Country Estate featuring custom home, free-flowing Indian Creek, remarkable hardwood forest, and rolling meadows

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674


  • 87 +/- acres of forest and fields combine to create a recreational and farming property.
  • 2,398 square feet cedar-sided custom built home with marble and ceramic tiles and wood flooring throughout.
  • Everything in place to create a permaculture and experience its rewarding lifestyle.
  • Indian Creek forms the western boundary.
  • Surrounded by timber tracts and farms in a nice rural neighborhood.
  • Superior access adjoining paved state road on school bus route, FedEx delivery.
  • Dark skies with little or no light pollution for star and planet gazing.
  • Rich soil offers numerous garden spots.
  • Arboretum with rare species such as Japanese maples, white and purple Catalpa and Carolina Silverbell trees.
  • 1000’s of plant species, which provide all-season interest with an emphasis on native species.
  • Collections of Azaleas (emphasis on native species), Rhododendrons, and Magnolias.
  • Low maintenance landscaping consistent of drought resistant plants.
  • 6′ wood privacy fence surrounding garden space.
  • Potting shed and large barn on property.
  • Natural stone drive leads to brick paved parking and patio area
  • Small pond on the property fed by two seasonal streams and run-off from 16 acres of mountain land.
  • A secluded wetland habitat supporting native sedges, rushes, ferns, songbirds, frogs, turtles, crawdads and rabbits.
  • Located in peaceful Monroe County just 10 minutes to Union, the county seat.
  • Some very ancient trees scattered about the old boundaries.
  • Excellent timber value to be found with beautiful oaks, walnuts, poplars, maples and hickories.
  • All mineral rights the seller owns will convey.
  • Electricity and phone on site.
  • Wildlife is abundant with several fur bearing species represented.
  • Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds.
  • Diverse topography of forest, field, wetland, meadows create an interesting natural setting.
  • Underground pet fence surrounding house, encompassing approximately one acre.


2,398 square feet
Large living room with chimney and wood stove
Large kitchen with breakfast area and custom maple cabinets
Two Bedrooms
Large bath with marble tiled garden tub and bidet
Second bath with large shower
Large office/library on second floor with open area overlooking living room
Electric heat pump and air
Cedar siding exterior
Replacement windows were installed throughout the home in 2015

Home History

According to the seller, the original home was of Spanish style and is believed to have been built in the 1930s. Because they wanted the home to be of a style consistent with the land and location, in 1998, a custom builder deconstructed the interior and exterior of the original home, leaving only the frame, and placed it on a permanent cinderblock foundation as its previous foundation had been field stone. At that time, the home was rebuilt and the wings were added by the custom builder. The home’s roof and systems date from 1998. The seller installed replacement windows throughout in 2015.

First Floor:

Living Room – 27′ x 14′
Breakfast Area – 11′ x 13′
Kitchen – 15′ x 13′
Dining – 15′ x 15′
Bedroom 1 – 15′ x 15′
Bedroom 2 – 10′ x 10′
Bathroom 1 – 10′ x 7.5′
Bathroom 2 – 4.5′ x 9′
Mud Room – 10′ x 6′
Laundry – 5′ x 6′

Second Floor:

Office/Library – 27′ x 14′ (10′ x 8′ opening overlooking living room)

POTTING SHED: 16′ x 12′

BARN:  39′ x 32′


Google Coordinates: 37.545431°, -80.572853°
911 Address:  174 Pyne Mountain Road, Union, WV  24983
Elevation Range: 1,755′ to 2,110′


Shepherd’s Meadow’s rich soil, climate, and topography provide the necessary elements for a permaculture lifestyle. The current owner is a horticulturist, and has lovingly designed and created gardens containing 1000s of species of flowers, plants and trees, arranged so as to provide picture perfect views of the gardens through the windows.


Indian Creek is the western boundary line of the property. A small pond is fed by two seasonal streams and the run off from 16 acres of mountain land.


All rights the owner has will convey with the property.


A portion of the property was surveyed in 2002.  This property is bordered by state and county highways, Indian Creek, and evident old fence lines.  The balance of the property does not have a recent survey. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: Well
Sewer: Septic
Electricity:   MonPower
Telephone:  Frontier
Internet:  Currently using U.S. Cellular
Television:  Direct TV
Cellular phone Coverage:  Good


The property fronts onto US 219 for approximately 1/10 mile, and fronts on Pyne Mountain Road WV RT 219/10 for approximately ¾ mile, providing direct access to the public road system.


There is currently no county zoning in this area of Monroe County. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Monroe County Health Department for answers regarding installation of septic systems and water wells. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the Monroe County Commission.


The property is currently devoted to agriculture and forestland use.

A breakdown, as determined from aerial photography is as follows:
Home/Buildings and fields: 16 acres +/-
Former fields regenerating to forestland: Valley field: 9 acres +/-; Hilltop field: 4 acres +/-.
Forestland: 58 acres +/- (balance of the property)

(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 214 Page 478; Deed Book 247 Page 719
Deed Acreage: 86.82 acres +/-

Monroe County, West Virginia
Union District

TM 19 Parcel 1; KENNEDY LD W.S. 85 AC ST. SEC. RT 219/10, 72.71 AC (S) 85 AC (D); Class 2
TM 19 Parcel 11.3; INDIAN CR US RT 219, 1.82 AC; Class 3

2015 Real Estate Taxes:   $261.99 – Full year

The property is being sold by the boundary not by the acre.


The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is a 10 minute drive. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery shopping and a great family restaurant are readily available. Some of the friendliest people in West Virginia can be found in Monroe County. Monroe County has a population of about 13,000 residents and does not have a stoplight and has more cattle and sheep than people. There are no fast food restaurants but there is the local restaurant, “Kalico Kitchen”, in downtown Union that is packed each morning for breakfast and then again for lunch.

Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American in 2011 and is just a 45 minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just an hour away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is an hour’s drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Covington, Virginia is about 1 hour 15 minutes away, Roanoke, Virginia, is 2 hours, DC is 4 hours and Charlotte, North Carolina is 3 hours away.

The Greenbrier resort features an ever-expanding schedule of public events, including the Greenbrier Classic, a nationally televised PGA tournament held in early July, with the extra bonus of evening concerts with headliners like Jimmy Buffett, Brad Paisley, Aerosmith, Jon Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood and Maroon Five. In 2014, the resort recently opened a new $30 million training facility for the New Orleans Saints, and the football team’s practice sessions in late July and early August are open to the public. A 2500-seat tennis stadium to host professional matches was opened in 2015.


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