Tuesday, May 23, 2017

18.5 Acre Homestead For Sale in WV - $199,000

I have bittersweet feelings right now, as our homestead has been officially listed for sale. There are so many things I am going to miss about this place---sitting on the front porch listening to the birds chirping and  the rush of water from the stream. I enjoy watching the horses lazily grazing in the pasture, and the geese swooping down and then floating on the  pond.  This place is downright peaceful, to say the least.

What's more, living here for the last three years, away from cell phone towers and wi-fi, has provided tremendous healing of my electromagnetic hypersensitivity. I feel so thankful and blessed to have been able to live here.

As much as I will miss this place, I realize there is a time and season for everything. The time has come for us to move on, to be closer to my husband's new job and also to be near our daughter and her family. This grandma will definitely enjoy spending more time with her adorable grandson!

We bought this property because we were in love with the land. The panoramic mountain view from the property is incredible!  There  is 18 1/2 acres of lush pasture and hayfields, which are perfect for grazing animals. As I said, there is a pond for them to get a cool drink  There are also 21 sugar maple trees that can be tapped for maple syrup, and three grapevines.  I made the best jam from the grapes. I also gave some to my neighbor, who makes his own wine!

There are several out buildings on the property, including one with electricity and another with a root cellar

root cellar

Growing our own organic vegetables has been a pleasure in the 48' x 48' fenced in garden area we set up shortly upon moving here.  We also erected a small greenhouse, so we could start all our plants from seed.  I also learned how to save seeds, so all in all, this made growing our own veggies quite economical.

The house, on the other hand, needed some work.  Although it had good bones, i.e., one level, a great layout, new roof and maintenance-free vinyl siding, the inside was definitely reminiscent of the late 70's/early 80's.  There was gold and brown print linoleum throughout the bedrooms, bathroom and hallway, as well as gold shag carpeting in the living room.  The walls were encased with dark walnut paneling.  The kitchen cabinets were dark walnut laminate, with faux butcher block counter tops.  All were not in the best of shape.  The light fixtures were dated, and the bathroom was badly in need of updating.

Fixing up this place was definitely a labor of love.  We replaced all the flooring and light fixtures throughout the home, updated the kitchen and bathrooms,  and painted every dark wall throughout. We finished the porch, which didn't have a ceiling and had a drab concrete floor, on which we painted a fun, checkerboard pattern.

We also completed the mudroom addition.  When we purchased the property, it didn't have any walls or a floor.


We also added a vintage-style screen door between the kitchen and mudroom.

While updating the kitchen, we bought a new gas range and hood., and installed a new reverse osmosis water filtration system.

There is a nice flow to the house, as the kitchen is open to the dining room, which is open to the living room.  It makes it nice for entertaining.

dining room

living room

We added a Harman Oakwood woodstove, which heats the entire house in winter.  We enlisted the help of a local artisan to build the stone hearth.  Without a doubt, it is the centerpiece of the home.  During the quiet winter mornings, there is nothing like enjoying a hot a cup of coffee, while watching the dancing flames of a warm, crackling fire in the wood stove.

updated bathroom

master bedroom

The two windows in the master bedroom offer plenty of light, and the one on the right has a great view of the pond and mountains.  It's the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning.  The sunrises over the mountains are incredible!

guest room
The cozy guest room also serves as my reading nook and exercise room. (There's a large bookcase and exercise bike in the corner that you can't see in the photo.)

home office
My husband catches up on reading and does the bill paying in his comfortable home office.

We're definitely going to miss this place when we move and hope that the next owners will enjoy living here as much as we do.

If you're interested in purchasing this homestead, please contact Jeff Bowers at Sugar Grove Realty, by calling 304.358.3332 and inquiring about the Brushy Fork Road ranch.