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This attractive 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath open concept country home gently rests along the Narrows of Hans Creek. Nestled in the Hans Creek Valley off of Hans Creek Road, neighbored by farmland held by the same family for over 200 years sits this private, secluded yet easily accessible jewel. The private road splits open fields of grassland and leads to the home along the creek where organic gardening is in keeping with the natural surroundings. Ample storage for firewood/tools and one car is provided by a 720 sq.ft. carriage house.
This home was remodeled in 2009 to include finished cherry flooring on the second floor, new kitchen design and appliances, tiled bathroom floors, crawlspace foam insulation, local field stonework behind the Jotul woodstove, reverse osmosis water filtration system, Whirlpool electric water heater (30 gallon), two MinkaAire traditional gyro ceiling fans, one in the kitchen/dining area and the second at the landing at the top of the stairs on the second floor. These units oscillate and provide maximum airflow throughout the house in addition to the well placed windows, reducing the need for air conditioning, however, a Fijitsu mini-split wall mounted heating and cooling system is located in the living room for additional cooling via Mother Nature.
The stairs were completed in 2009 to include unique newel posts of local and antique woods.
The kitchen features an island with barn wood and black walnut chopping block, stainless steel double sink, and Jenn-Air appliances: a gas range with convection oven feature, and refrigerator-freezer. There is a breakfast area in the kitchen in addition to the dining room adjacent to the kitchen. An exit from the breakfast nook leads to a large outside multilevel deck that provides seating overlooking the creek.
The ceiling in the kitchen/dining/sunroom area includes large oak beams with a nautical theme rope trim and tongue-n-groove pine boards ceiling with a clear finish.
The Frigidaire laundry center, stacked washer and dryer, is conveniently located in the first floor half bath.
Bedrooms are located on the second floor via the oak staircase. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, cherry flooring, vaulted ceilings and strategically placed windows that provide tree house-type views. The master bath is accessed by the hallway and has tiled floors, a separate shower and soaking clawfoot tub. The second bedroom also has cherry flooring with well placed windows that when opened provide a soothing sound of the creek and cool breeze.
The property borders the Ellison Farm, one of the many farms in the Hans Creek Valley.
- 1st floor kitchen/dining/sunroom area
- Oak beam with antique tongue-n-groove pine ceiling
- Cherry wood trim
- 13 thermo pane windows, total trimmed in cherry hardwood
- 2 solid glass entry doors
- Hand-cut field sandstone and Jotul woodstove in sunroom on irregular bluestone
- Antique oak staircase with black walnut and maple newel posts on 1st floor
- Antique hand-hewn black walnut and oak newel posts on 2nd floor
- Antique pine glass door entry to laundry area
- Living room and den/office on 1st floor
- 2nd floor bedroom/bath
- Cherry flooring in bedrooms/tile in master bath
- Antique clawfoot tub with separate shower stall in master bath
- Vaulted ceilings in master bedroom
- Solid wood interior doors
- Carriage House
- 2003 construction, 720 sq. ft.
- Hemlock siding
- 860 Sq. Ft. Decking partially extending over creek
- Metal roof
- Loft storage
- Wood storage
- Honda 5500 watt generator
- Organic Gardening
- 625 sq. ft. vinyl 7′ fenced in raised bed garden
- Extensive creek stone lined herb garden area
- Year-round stream
- Ornamental landscaping with a variety of flowering plants and trees blooming from spring to fall
- Accented stone around house foundation
Total Square Feet: 1,817 Gross Sq. Ft. (outside dimensions)
Total Rooms: 6
Total Bedrooms: 2
Full Bathrooms: 1
Half Bathrooms: 1
Exterior: Wood, Poplar siding, cedar shake peak areas
Foundation: Concrete Block
Flooring: First Floor – Antique Oak, 1/5″ cherry and tile; Second Floor – 1.5″ cherry, tile
Heating: Ductless heat pump / wood
Air-Conditioning: Ductless Heat Pump
Kitchen Countertops: Granite – Blue Pearl
Bath Countertops: Marble / Ceramic
Living Room: 18.5’x13′
Sun Room: 12’x13.5′
Kitchen/Dining: 19’x10′ with 10’x10′ prowl
Master Bedroom: 17.5’x10′
Second Bedroom: 12’x13.5′
Hans Creek Haus on the Narrows is located near the small town of Greenville in Monroe County, West Virginia. Covered by forested hills, numerous farms and graced by countless small streams, Greenville and the surrounding villages offer the best of West Virginia’s natural beauty. Greenville is a special community with interesting folks, both “born and raised” and newer members from many different states. People from all walks of life reside in harmony in this lovely pastoral setting. Often, there is a community get together to cook out and listen to a live band at the restored grist mill. Roadsides are kept clean through community involvement and neighborhood watches are common in the area as well. Located south of Union, West Virginia and west of Blacksburg, Virginia the parcel offers those from urban areas the opportunity for a rural retreat well within a half days drive to Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC. Lindside is a 10-minute drive and the Lindside Volunteer Fire Department is nearby 4.5 miles away.
The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is just a 20 minute drive. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery, hardware, auto parts and farm supply 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 are the local restaurants, Corner Café and the Kalico Kitchen, in downtown Union that are great place to meet friends and enjoy a great home cooked meal.
Historic Lewisburg is located just 40 minutes to the North with all the charm of a small town and all the amenities of a larger city. Designated the “Coolest Small Town in America” in 2011, fine dining, arts and entertainment flourish in the Lewisburg area while “big box” stores like Walmart and Lowes are also available along with the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center and other medical services.
Lewisburg is also home to Carnegie Hall, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, a community college, and is the county seat for Greenbrier County. The Greenbrier Valley Airport with daily flights to Atlanta and Washington, DC is located just outside of Lewisburg and just 35 minutes from the property.
The world famous Greenbrier Resort is 45 minute drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is within a 2 hour drive as well.
Within an hour to two hour drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Snowshoe Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the Greenbrier, New River and Gauley River, 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, 919,000 acre Monongahela National Forest and the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities.
Water: Private Well
Sewer: Septic Tank
Electric: Appalachian Power
LP Gas: RT Rogers Oil Co.
Internet and Television: Satellite (HughesNet, Direct TV, Dish)
Cell Phone: Reception is good in most areas
All mineral rights the sellers may own will transfer to the purchaser at closing. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to have an attorney do a title search prior to purchasing.
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.
LOCATION, LEGAL and TAXES
223 Mossy Ridge Road
Greenville, WV 24945
Hans Creek Valley
Red Sulphur District
Schools: Peterstown Elementary and Middle Schools; James Monroe High School
2015 REAL ESTATE TAXES
Red Sulphur District
Map 12, Parcels 2.11 and 2.16
Deed Book 259, Page 154
7.358 acres, more or less, Sold by boundary not acre
2015 Taxes: $335.00
From Union, travel 219 south about 9 miles to Raines Corner, take a right on Route 122 (Farm Heritage Road) 5 miles to Greenville, continue through Greenvile on Route 122 another mile and take a left on Hans Creek Road (CR25). Travel 5 miles crossing a concrete bridge and bear left on Hans Creek Road East (still CR 25) and travel to Mossy Ridge Road (still CR 25). Travel about 1 mile and take a left on an unmarked gravel lane (The Narrows of Old Hans Creek Road) and proceed about ½ mile to the home.