161 Wood House Lane is a very rare Wintergreen real estate opportunity to live within a resort with all the benefits and amenities of Wintergreen and also have your horses with you on your property.
This unique property is in the heart of the Stoney Creek valley portion of Wintergreen Resort (in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of central Virginia). It is the only property in Wintergreen with its own custom two-stall barn, and it has been approved for two horses with two acres of beautiful, green pasture surrounded by three-board fence. It would be very challenging to duplicate this property since there are few properties in Wintergreen with enough acreage, and since it is difficult to get approval to develop pasture area. Properties in short supply appreciate! If you have more horses, there is also a boarding facility within Wintergreen.
Your custom post and beam home is only steps away from green fields and your horses should you choose to keep them. Even better, you have miles of trails for riding, hiking, exploring nature. The property is adjacent to 6000 acres of preserved Wintergreen open space. You have all the advantages of a large farm without the work. If your family doesn’t ride or desire horses, there are 45 holes of golf, indoor and outdoor tennis, two gyms, swimming, and skiing/snowboarding. There is even a sandy beach lake and the barn could easily be converted to a home office. In addition, there are many community activities within the resort for owners such as yoga, bridge, and book clubs. There are also several quality restaurants within Wintergreen, and a small town with a bank, doctor’s office, dentist, pharmacy, movie store, hardware store, post office, and grocery store only minutes from your home. You have all the advantages of rural living and also have the conveniences that you need close by. You can learn more about the amenities at Wintergreen Visitors Directory.
The house is truly one-of-a-kind. It is a custom Lindal Cedar home built by a quality local builder in 1998. It was designed to take advantage of the beautiful mountain, pasture, and forest views. There are floor-to-ceiling windows everywhere and soaring ceilings. Many rooms have cathedral ceilings. Those that do not have cathedral ceilings have nine-foot ceilings. So this house has volume and openness. There is no wasted space.
You will enjoy low maintenance in this house since everything is top quality from the granite kitchen counter tops and tile floors to the wool carpeting and solid wood beams. The house faces south and has passive solar design; it uses primarily propane heat. There are also two small heat pump units in the upper level for greater efficiency. It has a strong well with a new pump and a recently pumped sewage system. So the cost of living is very reasonable for such a large and expansive house. Green materials have been used throughout such as low VOC paint, natural finishes, and natural materials making this a very healthy place to live.
The bottom floor features a custom tile walkout basement, which opens up to a beautiful patio. It has a large video room with a big screen TV and surround sound (which conveys), a wood burning stove, a guest bedroom and large custom tile bath. There is loads of extra storage space. In addition, the oversized two-car garage (which has shelving and a workbench) joins the walkout basement. The garage entry offers plenty of space to drop off your yard tools and clothes before going into the main area of the house.
The main floor features a truly one-of-a-kind entry with custom blue stonework and a large salt-water fish tank with water cascading out from below the tank. The soothing sound of water creates a relaxed atmosphere throughout the house. The main floor features a large eat-in kitchen with a greenhouse window over the sink to grow your plants and fresh herbs, granite countertops, and a sunroom eating area with a custom table that matches the beautiful custom two-tone cabinets; a laundry with a large pantry; 1.5 bathrooms; two nice-sized bedrooms; a step-down living room with a two-story custom stone fireplace; a beautiful, custom wood oversized spiral staircase; a music room; and a step-down dining room with an arched entry.
The top floor features a large master bedroom with a sitting room (with its own marble fireplace), a master bath with steam shower, Jacuzzi tub and abundant custom cabinets; a second large bedroom and bathroom; and a huge two-room office area with custom wood furniture. The office overlooks the living room and has a gorgeous view of the mountains and pasture. The floor to ceiling custom bookshelves and cabinets are not only beautiful but also practical, providing ample storage for your office needs.
There are 5 decks on this house giving you plenty of opportunity to take in the magnificent views. The back deck runs the entire length of the house and has a tent gazebo and propane grill for your entertaining needs. The yard is nicely landscaped keeping in mind the theme of minimum work and maximum beauty and play. This is a place that is meant to be enjoyed. Wildlife abounds and your pets are welcome in this neighborhood.
The pasture area is surrounded by three-board fence and has an automatic watering system to keep your horse maintenance to a minimum. The barn was custom built by a local craftsman in 2006. It features two 12×12 stalls with mats, hot and cold running water, a run-in shed, an office area, and a large hayloft that could be made into an entertainment area or a home office area. There are ceiling fans and windows throughout as well as Dutch doors for each stall.