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Montvale, Virginia Horse Property

9451 Goose Creek Valley RD Montvale, Virginia 24122

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  • Price: 625,000 USD Property Area: 12.16 Acres
  • Property Type: Home with existing horse facilities Property Use: Retired Horses, All Around
  • Special Amenities: Handicap Access, All entry level doors 36" wide, not one step on entry level even into shower or garag Utility Type: Electric, Well, Propane, Solar as primary energy source for radiant floor and domestic hot water. Whole house back up propane generato
  • Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.50
  • Age: 6 House Area: 2,550 Sq. Ft.
  • For Sale By: Realtor Architectural Style: Craftsman Open Beam & Timber Frame "Green home" with Passive solar design and active solar thermal.


This truly exquisite open beam and timber frame'green home' with passive solar design and active solar thermal (HERS score is 36!) on over 12 acres of paradise with picturesque views of the mountains and valley with neighboring farms from every room, was constructed by one of our areas most reputable craftsman builders. Not a detail was missed in the crafting of this beautiful light & airy,energy efficient home with open floor plan for entry level living with the most efficient use of space. This home is the entertainer/chef's dream, with 12' kitchen island, 36'' KitchenAide gas range with convection, beautiful stained concrete countertops, slate tile backsplash, a large pantry with custom shelving, true craftsman-built by ''Bowmans'' Shaker-style cabinets of quartersawn white oak. Cabinets include roll out

trays, two roll out spice cabinets and a mixer lift. Drawers with dividers for dishes, bakeware, pots & pans. Divided utensil drawers and two extra wide drawers with double trays for knives & silverware. The 12' kitchen island has double sided cabinets and a breakfast bar. There is also a extra vegetable sink. Plenty of room for several cooks in the kitchen at once. The kitchen is open to the great room with a large dining area with mountain view, living area with custom built in cabinets, vented gas fireplace framed with slate tile, a limestone hearth & quartersawn white oak "Bowman" cabinetry. The great room is topped with exposed beams open to the second floor loft.

Entry level master suite where you will wake up feeling like you have truly arrived in Heaven with the spectacular views from your new bedroom. A door from the master leads to a side porch and a view of more stars than you ever imagined existed. The master bath boasts painted maple cabinets, granite countertops with dual sinks & dual medicine cabinets and an oversized slate tile shower with radiant floor heat. The walk in closet includes a custom closet system and super convenient washer dryer location.

As you make your way upstairs you will pass a large built-in bookcase with cabinets and shelves to house your library. There is a second smaller set of built-in bookcases at the top of the stairs. The upper level includes two additional bedrooms. The full bath includes a painted maple cabinet with travertine counter top, travertine floors and travertine tile surrounding the extra deep bathtub. There is also a linen closet. The loft office/family room area and two guest rooms are carpeted. Large arched windows and a shoji screen window in the third bedroom insure more picturesque views of the mountains.

Stained concrete floors and kitchen countertops are found throughout the main level and are an integral part of the passive solar design providing warmth in the winter and helping to cool the home in the summer. Solar-generated hot water provides the primary heating source for the whole house via a radiant floor heating system within both the concrete floors downstairs as well as the carpeted upstairs level (with a secondary tankless hot water heater for back-up on the occasional cloudy day). Enjoy endless hot showers with your solar-heated hot water. The custom Kolbe windows throughout the house are designed with low-e glass to prevent heat loss in the winter and insulation from the heat in the summer. This highly energy efficient home is constructed with structured insulated panels (SIPs), insulated concrete forms and energy efficient windows and doors. The deep overhang of the cedar tongue and groove eaves provides protection from the sun in the summer while permitting beams of sunshine to reach the interior in the winter.

Doors on main level are 36" wide. Bathrooms include ADA-compliant, comfort-height elevated toilets. Owners entry hall has an extra deep coat closet and a built-in cabinet for dropping off keys and outlets for charging your electronics as well as garage entry. The two car garage has an additional storage room as well as overhead storage lifts. Interior and exterior sound system. Water softener.

Enjoy a timber framed porch with heavy beams and tongue and groove cedar ceiling shakes that continue around the eaves of the home.

The exterior is covered in stone topped by Maibec Eastern White Cedar Shake shingles.(50 year warranty against rot, 30 year on color) An aggregate patio stretches across the front of the home to provide plenty of room for relaxing, dining and entertainment. The covered porch areas include ceiling fans.

The property includes a rock-walled firepit area surrounded by perennials, a 20x30' two-story barn with board and batten exterior, a 50x60' organic garden surrounded by 7-foot deer fencing, fruit trees and a Generac 17KW all-house generator. See full list of interior and exterior features as well as the Energy Efficient Construction list.

12+ acres with southern sloping exposure. Great pasture land. Perfect horse property (barn already built) . Wonderful property for a vineyard.

AND almost all the way off of the grid. (They do use electric for lights & Air conditioner) the rest is passive and active solar. They grow all their own organic fruits & veggies, and buy grass fed meat & get eggs from neighboring farmer. There is a whole house generator with 500lb propane tank. The setting is truly "paradise".

Schedule your appointment today to view this amazing, one of a kind home located 2 miles from the Appalachian trail, 5 miles to Peaks of Otter lodge & famous trout fishing streams, 15 minutes to the James River & Buchanan, one of the best antiquing towns in the US. A hunter's paradise and still convenient to Lexington, Roanoke, Staunton, Lynchburg & Bedford & Smith Mountain Lake.

Our design goal for this home was to build a "not-so-big" jewel box of a home to age in place that was highly energy efficient.

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