5230 James River & Kanawha Turnpike You may never leave home once you settle into this custom log cabin on 102 secluded acres in western Greenbrier County. A few miles off the Sam Black Church Road exit on I-64, the turnoff for this estate takes you down a private, winding gravel drive past three split rail fenced pastures, a fenced livestock pond and wooded acreage to a vast lawn and a modern log cabin-style home positioned proudly center-stage. Every detail of this custom home was selected by the owners when it was constructed in 2002. The new owner will love the unique, one-of-a-kind details found throughout. A flagstone path leads to the front approach of the expansive wraparound porch. From here, a glass door opens into a commanding living room with breath-taking vaulted ceilings, with exposed crossbeams. The interior walls throughout the home are knotty pine that emit a warm glow and rustic downhome feel. The focal point of the living room is the dry stacked stone fireplace with gas insert.
The living space flows into the dining room with French door access to the backside of the porch that runs the 68-foot length of the back of the home. Off the dining room, an elegant kitchen with custom hickory cabinets and Silestone countertops offers enough room for in-kitchen social events. The over-sized island features a flattop stove. Black Kitchen Aid appliances convey with purchase. Here, and throughout the entire first floor of the home, 18" ceramic tile floors are attractive and low maintenance. From the kitchen, there is access to the laundry room, a desk or home office space and powder room as well as an exterior door leading to a dogtrot between the house and detached garage. The kitchen also features a coat closet, pantry, and basement access.
A master suite off the living room beckons you to the sort of deep sleep you can only get from a cabin nestled in the woods. But, there is nothing rough-and-tumble about the immaculate space. This bedroom has extras like a built in tv nook and a 8'x15' walk-in closet off the master bath.
The extra-large master bath includes a Jacuzzi tub (with it's own exclusive hot water heater in the basement), tiled shower with dual heads, a dressing table and double sink with granite counter.
An open staircase with wrought iron railing leads from the living room to an upstairs sitting area that overlooks the center of the home. Here, another closet and built in gun safe are tucked quietly away.
Flanking this large sitting room with window seats are two mirrored bedrooms built into the eaves of the home. These two bedrooms are accented with arched windows and hideaway sitting areas where you can recline while watching wildlife wander the lawn below. Both bedrooms feature low long closest built into the sidewalls. A full bath is situated between the two bedrooms.
Below the main level, a tidy but unfinished basement offers abundant storage space with lots of shelving. A double door leading from the backyard makes driving a 4-wheeler or small tractor into the basement for cold weather storage or maintenance easy.
The conscientious owner has built in gas power redundancies in the event of a power outage. The home also boasts a 22KW whole-house Generac generator. There is a third full bathroom in the basement. Finishing the basement for added living space or play room would be easily accomplished.
The detached, 2-car garage includes its own heat source and an extra 8 feet of work space added to the length of the garage. Exterior stairs lead to an unfinished studio loft above the garage. An outbuilding beyond the garage allows space for parking a mower and other home maintenance and lawn tools. At the far end of the back lawn, a picnic shelter with firepit beckons visitors for summertime cookouts.
This home is powered by electric heating and air conditioning. The septic tank was just cleaned. And, the property's well provides delicious water that requires no extra treatment. Commercial gutters have been installed and the deck has been weather treated and stained for long-term durability.
Schools: Rupert Elementary School Western Greenbrier Middle School Greenbrier West High School
Sam Black exit to Smoot Road, and then right onto James River and Kanawha Turnpike , go 3. 9 miles to the private driveway on the left...no sign.