Two meticulously maintained homes selling together for the price of one

255 Kanawha Avenue and 253 Kanawha Avenue, Rainelle, WV 25962 
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The Ripley Homes are situated at the base of Big Sewell Mountain along the historic Midland Trail. The homes, sitting side by side and sharing a private drive, were constructed in the early part of the 20th century during the heyday of the Meadow River Lumber Company, the world’s largest hardwood sawmill. As was common during that time, the homes were solidly built and have solid oak hardwood floors, oak moldings, oak staircases and railings, as well as two functional basements. The private drive and detached carport/workshop combine to make for two very efficient and livable homes.

The two homes have been meticulously maintained and are “move in” ready.

The friendly town of Rainelle offers a modern medical center, grocery, stores including department, hardware, auto parts, pharmacies, appliances, bakery, sporting goods and several restaurants.  Rainelle is well known for its strong community spirit supporting an active fire department/EMT, civic, youth and church organizations.  Modern public Schools are about 5  and 10 minutes’ drive. School buses run when school is in session.

Year round, state maintained paved roads and a private driveway provide easy access. Weekly trash pickup, daily newspaper and daily mail delivery is available at curb-side. UPS and FedEx service this area also.


(See Maps and Documents section for complete floor plan)

Classic Two-Story Home

2164+/- Total Square Feet
First Floor Sq. Ft.  – 1082 +/-
Second Floor Sq. Ft. – 1082 +/-
Partial Unfinished Basement – 662 +/-
Total Finished Sq. Ft. – 1425 +/-

Rooms on First Floor: 5
Rooms on Second Floor: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Total Bathrooms: 2
Full Bathrooms: 1.75
Foundation:  Block, concrete
Roof:  Shingle
Floor: Hardwood, linoleum, carpet
Heating and Cooling: Forced air oil furnace. No central air, 3-6K BTU window units, rarely needed.

Items to Convey: Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Range


Living Room 23’x12’
Dining Room 11.5”x13”
Kitchen 11’x19’
Den 18’x12’
¾ Bath 5.5’x5.5’
Mudroom 6’x5.5’


Bedroom 11’x12’
Bedroom 11’x13′
Bedroom 11’13′
Bathroom 5.5’x6’
Powder room 5’x6’

Basement 25’x26.5′

Covered Front Porch 33’x8’


(See Maps and Documents section for complete floor plan)

Classic Two-Story Home

1922+/- Total Square Feet
First Floor Sq. Ft.  – 982 +/-
Second Floor Sq. Ft. – 940 +/-
Full Unfinished Basement – 940 +/-
Total Finished Sq. Ft. – 1922 +/-

Rooms on First Floor: 5
Rooms on Second Floor: 5
Bedrooms: 4
Total Bathrooms: 1
Full Bathrooms: 1
Foundation:  Block
Roof:  Shingle
Floor: Hardwood, Linoleum, Carpet
Heating and Cooling:  Forced air Oil furnace. No Central air, 1-10,000 BTU window unit seldom needed

Items to Convey: Refrigerator, Range


Living Room 14.5’16’
Dining Room 14.5’x15’
Kitchen 11,5’x12’
Den 18’x12’
Pantry 6’x7’


Bedroom 12’x12’
Bedroom 12’x13′
Bedroom 12’x13′
Bedroom 13’x12′
Bathroom 5.5’x6’
Powder room 5’x6’

Basement 28’x33’

Covered Front Porch 33’x8’

Covered Back Porch 7’x19’


Carport/Workshop 10’x18’


255 Kanawha Avenue (Home #1) and 253 Kanawha Avenue (Home #2)
Rainelle, WV  25962

Latitude: ­­ 37.9678761 N
Longitude:  -80.7867315 W

Elevation Range:  ~2,436 ft.


Rainelle was named for the Raine family. Thomas and his brother John Raine moved there from Pennsylvania in 1906 to begin the harvest of the large stand of virgin hardwoods abundant in the eastern United States. Their Meadow River Lumber Company operated for 60 years, and at one time was the largest hardwood sawmill in the world. In 1970, the owners sold it to Georgia-Pacific Corporation, which dismantled it and built a modern mill just across the Meadow River.

The historic Midland Trail, now part of U.S. Route 60, runs through the town as well as the Meadow River. As of 2010, there were approximately 1500 people residing in Rainelle.

The Greenbrier River is 173 miles long and is the last free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. It is an excellent river to float or canoe and is well known for its large and small mouth bass fishing. It is the gateway to water recreation and fun and is at most times lazy and easy to navigate. The Greenbrier River joins the New River in the town of Hinton, West Virginia.

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. Small-mouth bass, large-mouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid striped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.

Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at summer pool and is the state’s third largest body of water. 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 American in 2011 and is just a 30 minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, several fabulous restaurants, shops and boutiques.  There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores. The homes location lies within the required driving time for physicians working out the hospital.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 30 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is about 35 minutes’ drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Roanoke is 120 minutes, DC is 4 hours and Charlotte is 3 hours away.


Electric: On property (Appalachian Power)
Gas: On property (Propane – 2 tanks owner owned, filled by Rainelle Appliance)
Water: City
Sewer: City
Telephone: On property (Suddenlink)
Cell phone Coverage: very good in most places
Internet: Suddenlink
Television: Suddenlink or Dish Direct TV



255 Kanawha Ave, Rainelle, WV 25962
Greenbrier County
Rainelle Corporation Tax District
Tax Map 3, Parcel 2

Deed Book 556, Page 689

2014 Taxes:  $190.62 (Class 2 – Homestead Exemption applied)


253 Kanawha Avenue, Rainelle, WV 25962
Greenbrier County
Rainelle Corporation Tax District
Tax Map 3, Parcel 1

Deed Book 556, Page 689

2014 Taxes:  $795.80 (Class 4 as a rental)

Properties are sold by boundary, not by acre.



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