WILDERNESS CHATEAU

Agent Contact:
Jamie Smith, 304.651.9363

OVERVIEW

Wilderness Chateau is a beautiful custom-built contemporary home conveniently located between the popular New River Gorge National Recreational Area and Summersville Lake.  This well-built home is situated on a private 44-acre wooded tract of land minutes off of 4-lane U.S. Route 19 between Summersville and Fayetteville, West Virginia.

ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gorgeous, well-maintained approximate 7,650 square foot home with approximate 1,120 square foot guest suite above detached three-car garage.
  • Gated concrete driveway to home situated near middle of 44 wooded private acres.
  • Open-design features for entertaining large groups of family and friends.
  • Approximate 792 square foot covered outdoor patio with beautiful stone fireplace and full outdoor kitchen.
  • Attached 29’ x 24’ garage and detached 40’ x 28’ garage provide optimal storage areas for cars, trucks, ATV’s, tractors, etc.
  • Excellent craftmanship
  • Well-maintained landscaping
  • Great access off of 4-lane U. S. Route 19.
  • Airports conveniently located in Charleston, WV (+/- 70 miles), Beckley, WV (+/- 35 miles), and Lewisburg, WV (+/- 60 miles.)

LOCATION

Google Coordinates:
Address: 760 E. Mt. Lookout Road, Mt. Lookout, WV 26678

HOME AND OUTBUILDINGS

Highlights

  • Home custom-built in 2015 with 2” x 6” frame construction.
  • Detached garage with guest suite above was built in 2014
  • One-story home with full basement
  • Fiber cement and stone exterior for excellent aesthetics and optimal weather resistance
  • High-quality tile and hardwood flooring throughout most of the home
  • 10-foot ceilings and 8-foot doors enhance the home’s open-design concept
  • Granite countertops and vanities found in kitchens, bathrooms, and bar areas
  • Brand-name appliances throughout
  • Covered patio with outdoor kitchen for outdoor entertaining
  • Full bar area with amphitheater, billiards table and poker table for indoor activities
  • Fully equipped exercise/weight room
  • Fully functional guest suite with master bed and bath, full kitchen and living area
  • Garage areas provide ideal storage for all equipment and tools
  • Well insulated home with four 5-ton HVAC units for great energy efficiency

Home Room Dimensions (Please note – all dimensions are approximate)

First Floor
Living Room – 33 x 22, 22 x 15, 20 x 12
Dining Room – 12.5 x 12.5
Kitchen – 24 x 16
Master Bedroom – 29 x 19.5 with 5.5 x 3 offset entry
Master Bath – 23 x 21
Master Walk-In Closet – 13.5 x 11.5
Laundry – 11.5 x 8
Entry from garage (hallway) – 14 x 4
Entry from front door – 8.5 x 7.5
Office – 12.5 x 12.5
Bedroom – 16.5 x 15 includes 8 x 3 closet
Bedroom – 15.5 x 12.5 includes 6 x 3 closet
Bath – 10.5 x 7.5
Bath – 15 x 8

Lower Level
Main Open Area including Bar, Kitchen, Amphitheater – 54 x 44
Exercise/Weight Room – 23 x 21
Room (Used as Bedroom but no closet or window) – 15 x 14
Room (Used as Bedroom but no closet or window) – 17.5 x 11.5
Bath – 12.5 x 5
Bath – 9 x 8
Hallway Area – 14 x 9
Closet/Storage – 4.5 x 4
Utility Closet/Storage – 8 x 5
Closet (under steps with Hot Water Heater) – 7 x 3.5

Guest Suite
Living Room – 25 x 16
Kitchen – 24.5 x 12
Master Bed – 16 x 14
Master Bath – 12 x 8
Walk-In Closet – 9 x 6
Half Bath – 6 x 6
Closet – 6 x 3

Total Living Space = Approximately 8,770 square feet
Garage and Outbuilding Dimensions
Covered Patio with Outdoor Kitchen Area – 33 x 24
Garage (Main Home) – 29 x 24

Detached Garage and Apartment
Detached Garage (with Guest Suite above) – 40 x 28
Outbuilding (attached to detached garage) – 12.5 x 9.5

WILDERNESS CHATEAU

Wilderness Chateau is an open-designed and beautifully decorated home at the end of a private concrete drive.  This home creates the perfect setting for entertaining family and friends after enjoying fun, unique recreational activities at nearby Summersville Lake and New River Gorge National Recreational Area.  The approximate 7,650 square foot home’s many superior features include a large covered patio area with outdoor cooking capabilities and a stone fireplace, a lower level consisting of a full bar area with kitchen, an amphitheater with surround sound, as well as a billiards and card table. Andersen 400 series French door and windows offer wonderful views of the forest surrounding the home.

Built in 2015 with an eye for fine detail and excellent craftmanship, the home has quality features enhanced by meticulous care and modern appliances and fixtures.  The stone paver walkway leads to a covered porch and entry at the back of the home.  The home’s main floor features 10-foot ceilings, tiger wood (also known as African walnut) floors, recessed LED lighting and large windows.  The great room combines living, kitchen and dining areas that offer expansive views of the nearby forest.

The kitchen is amplified by elegant granite counter tops with a double sink and a separate hand sink incorporated into its design along with Kraftmaid solid maple cabinets.  Two Brone Elite Series cooktop stoves (LP and electric) with griddle situate on the 8’ x 4.5’ island offer great flexibility in preparing those favorite family dishes.  A built-in Kitchen Aid double wall oven will serve all those baking needs.  A Kitchen Aid microwave, warming drawer, and dish washer are also part of the kitchen design.  A commercial grade GE Profile refrigerator with freezer and ice maker will easily hold all the left-overs as well as your favorite beverages.  The large granite kitchen bar along with a formal dining area and a breakfast nook offer plenty of options to dine on your cherished meals.

The spacious master suite located on the main floor offers a broad master bath and large walk-in closet.  The master bath offers ceramic tile floors and shower along with his and hers vanities and a Maax brand freestanding bath tub.  Two additional bedrooms on the main floor connect to a bath with ceramic tile floors and shower and a granite surfaced vanity.  A separate full bathroom on the main floor contains a steam shower to relax those aching muscles after a long day at work or a fun day on the lake.

Also, on the main floor, is an office with views of the close-at-hand woodland and the long, sweeping driveway.

The lower level of the home is thoroughly set up for many entertainment activities.  A full bar area consisting of a total of 43 feet of granite counter top is situated around a 5’ x 5’ granite island.  Three wall-mounted 65” Vizio televisions positioned around the bar make an enjoyable evening watching your favorite teams hit the gridiron, the diamond or the hardwoods.  This area of the lower level also contains an amphitheater with surround sound, a billiards table and a card table.  A 483 square foot exercise room is also located on the lower level.

Two full bathrooms with ceramic tile floors and showers and granite vanities are located on the lower level as well.  Although they may not be considered actual bedrooms due to having no closets or windows, two rooms on the lower level are used as such.

A short walk from the main home is a separate three-car garage with additional storage area for tools and other small equipment.  Additionally, the approximate 1,120 square foot guest suite is comfortably situated above this garage.  The one-bedroom fully-equipped suite is perfect for a live-in family member.  A full kitchen, full bath, half-bath, and living area are all contained in the suite.

Wilderness Chateau was built with extreme efficiency in mind.  The home is well insulated with spray-foam insulation and an added layer of kraft faced fiberglass insulation.  Four 5-ton Carrier HVAC units serve the main house.  On those extremely cold West Virginia nights, those units will convert to propone use for added efficiency resulting in lower utility costs.  The heating for the guest suite is served by a 5-ton Carrier HVAC unit.  A Generac 22 kw propone generator will run the HVAC units, appliances and lights in the event of a power outage.  A 1,000-gallon propane tank is used to supply the gas for the cooktop stove, the generator, and the back-up efficiency heating.  The main home has 400-amp electrical service and the detached garage with guest suite has 200-amp service.

For additional convenience, furnishings will be included with the home.  Sofas, chairs, in-tables, coffee tables, dining tables and chairs, bar stools and high tables, office furniture, beds and bedroom suits, television sets, exercise equipment, billiards table, card table are all included with the home.

SURROUNDING AREA

SUMMERSVILLE, WV

The City of Summersville, with a population of about 3,500, is located in the heart of West Virginia and surrounded by cool and pristine waters coming from its mountains.  These waters provide world-class recreational activities such as boating on Summersville Lake, white water rafting on the Gauley or New Rivers, or hiking along the areas trail systems. Along the banks of these waters lay beautiful, dense hardwood forests, providing the trails, cliffs and wildlife for the dry life adventurer.

SUMMERSVILLE LAKE

Wilderness Chateau is within minutes of Summersville Lake boat launch areas.  Summersville Lake is the 2nd largest rock-fill dam in the Eastern United States and the largest lake in West Virginia.  Bring your boat and jet skis to spend days of recreational fun on this 2,700-acre lake with over 60 miles of shoreline.  Fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and rock climbing are just some of the recreational opportunities that can be found at the Summersville Lake Recreational Area.

FAYETTEVILLE, WV

Fayetteville, West Virginia, with a population of just below 3,000, was listed as one of the 2006 “Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel Magazine and as “Best River Town 2013” by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.  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.

NEW RIVER

The New River is shared by boaters, fisherman, campers, park visitors and local neighbors.  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.

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.

RECREATION

Wilderness Chateau offers unparalleled recreational opportunities.  Numerous recreational activities are anchored by nearby Summersville Lake and New River.

Water-sports enthusiasts will find these waters ideal for boating, whitewater rafting, swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found in Summersville Lake and the New River with bass (largemouth, smallmouth and rock), flathead catfish, channel catfish, muskie and bluegill present in good numbers.

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.

Stargazing-Planet Observation
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.

Mountain Biking and Hiking
Summersville Lake Recreational Area and the New River Gorge National Recreational Area both contain miles of trails that may be used for mountain biking and hiking.  The area also offers several other state and national parks geared for these activities.

MINERAL RESOURCES

West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two separate ownership titles; those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS.  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 for verification purposes.

BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY

The property does not have a current survey. A metes and bounds description can be found in the deed and the location of the property is based on the tax maps obtained through the Nicholas County Assessor’s Office and online information.  Before purchasing the property, potential buyers should consult a licensed surveyor to determine the actual location of the property and the true number of acres.

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

Wilderness Chateau is located approximately 10 miles south of Summersville, WV and 13 miles north of Fayetteville, WV off 4-lane U.S. Route 19.  The property fronts Mount Lookout Road (County Route 24) and has a gated entrance. A well-maintained concrete drive serves as the private access to the home off of Mount Lookout Road.

UTILITIES

Water: Public – Wilderness Public Service District
Sewer: Private Septic Tank and Leach Bed System
Electricity: AEP – American Electric Power
Telephone: Frontier
Internet: Frontier
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent with 4G

ZONING

Nicholas County has no zoning regulations in effect other than that which is enacted and enforced within the city limits of Summersville and Richwood.  All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Nicholas County Health Department and the Nicholas County Flood Zone Administrator regarding installation of septic systems, water wells, and flood insurance requirements.

DEED and TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: Nicholas County, West Virginia – Wilderness District – Deed Book 476 Page 228 and Deed Book 478 Page 384

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/2020 Full Year Taxes:
Tax Map 21 Parcel 10 – 24.75 Ac. SUR Callison Creek – $240.34
Tax Map 21 Parcel 10.2 – 1 Ac. SUR Callison Creek – $2,490.64
Tax Map 21 Parcel 12 – 17.891 Ac. SUR Laurel Creek – $169.08
Total Acreage – 43.641 Acres
Total Taxes – $2,900.06

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Nicholas County School District
Public Elementary School:
Mount Lookout Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Summersville Middle School

Public High School:
Nicholas County High School

Colleges:
New River Community and Technical College (Summersville campus)

Private Schools:
New Life Christian Academy (PreK-12)

REGIONAL INFORMATION