Equity Opportunity!

Cost to Seller: $2,500,000 | List Price: $1,199,000

Located just west of Northern Virginia, this private retreat near Paw Paw, West Virginia has been meticulously cared for by the owners for the last 25 years. Tucked away, this 68± acre property boasts breathtaking mountain views with 3 ponds and fully-fenced pastures for all of your beloved animals or recreational activities! The sale includes a greenhouse, a four-story hangar with airstrip and multiple shops with 3-phase power. All aspects of the property, including the 113+ year old farm house, have been fully renovated and modernized with new improvements continuing to be added by the seller!  The property has tremendous possibilities for a family home, a veterinarian business, a rental home or retreat gatherings. Once an apple orchard and cannery, the property was converted to the owner’s primary home with room for guests arriving by car or plane! 

Run a home business, store your classic car collection or large toys and equipment in the many outbuildings. The seller is highly motivated and offering this opportunity at a significant discount relative to the $2.5M+ investment that they have made into the property.

Seller Financing is Available to Well-Qualified Buyers! 

“I wouldn’t be selling this place if I wasn’t 76 years old.”

The Setting:

Situated on 68± acres of private, rolling hills in the West Virginia Mountains, this tranquil location offers a peaceful country setting with urban amenities just a stone’s throw away. Friendly wildlife roams the property adding to the serenity. A 40-foot wrap-around porch provides breathtaking views both day and night. The property was built for privacy with access only through the private runway or a private drive leading up to the house.

“Many nights we sit on the porch and watch the deer walk through the yard – even an occasional bear.”

The rich setting is highlighted by the custom landscaping and gardening with Austree Willows creating wind breaks and privacy hedges throughout the property. The owners work daily to create their own personal nature park and many of the varying plants and flowers are grown in the on-site greenhouse.

Potential Uses:

  • Bed and Breakfast Gatherings (A True Air B&B Experience!)
  • Escape the Big City
  • Pilot-Friendly Retreat
  • Equestrian Facility
  • Animal Sanctuary or Rescue

The Property:

History:

The property is located two miles from Paw Paw, WV town center – a site where Civil War battles took place. Civil War historians have found multiple Civil War bullets and artifacts on the property.

The original 25± acre property served as the main house for a commercial apple company – a 52-year-old company at the time, owned by Henry Miller – with an apple orchard on-site. The shop housed an electric crane and 3-phase power, as it was used to help sort, load and service the different trucks hauling apples out.

When Carl Hill bought the property, the number one objective was to find a quiet place to escape the hectic life they lived in Washington DC. Carl had an airplane stored in Wisconsin yet was never able to fly it since he was living in a DC townhouse and working extended hours. Carl started looking for a place to station his plane nearby but found that the regional airports’ waiting lists were extensive. Since his hangar search was grim, Carl began looking for a property to buy. He searched 100 miles from DC and Baltimore to ensure he was far enough from the restricted flying area – this is where he bought his first 25± acres after seeing an ad in the Washington Post. The house was originally built in 1905 – Carl has invested over $200k in preserving and modernizing the home, while keeping many of the original pieces intact.

Residence:

  • Original 2-story farm house built in 1905
  • 2 BR, 4 BA with 2,286± square feet of living space
  • Extensive remodeling completed over the years
  • 40-foot wrap-around porch with custom rock lining the front
  • Breathtaking views from the porch
  • Large master bath with his & her sinks and walk-in closet
  • Stone flooring throughout main floor
  • Metal roof, new siding & windows
  • Open-air deck on back side of house with French doors leading out
  • ‘Smart system’ heat source is fuel or wood sourced
  • An additional wood burning stove located in living room

Greenhouse & Garage:

  • A gardener’s delight with an insulated green house
  • Entire building is insulated needing no additional heating other than sunlight from the greenhouse
  • Triple insulated glass windows with vented windows on the highest level
  • Separate water supply
  • Concrete sub wall (4 ft high)
  • Lined on 3 sides with growing benches allowing for early plantings
  • 12-ft ceilings with 2 oversized overhead garage doors (8 ft tall)
  • Third overhead door that allows for drive through convenience

Machine Shop:

The shop is perfect for a large toy box! It sprawls over 12,000 sq. ft. which is large enough to house multiple 18 wheelers! The 40 foot long mechanic pit was built for large machinery or trucks.

  • Large hydraulic door (50’ x 16’)
  • 26 foot high main room, 80 feet long and 50 feet wide
  • Features a complete pit that is 42 feet long. The pit has access to water, electricity and lighting
    – First 20 feet of pit is more narrow for regular cars
    – Floor drains in the pit for easy cleaning
  • 120 windows around the ceiling on three sides
  • Paved with extra thick reinforced concrete
  • Floor drains inside for cleaning trucks, cars and equipment
  • Features 9 garage door openings, five walk in entry doors and full electricity and lighting
  • Single phase and triple phase electricity distributed majorly throughout
  • Most of building air conditioned
  • Additional shop connected with a breezeway
    – Features 3 large garage door openings and 1 small garage door opening
  • Additional brick shop with 2 large overhead doors
  • Additional building has 5 garage doors

Landing Strip & Hangar:

The property features a 2,800± foot grass landing strip. Built in 2006, the 7,000± square foot hangar is 4 levels and will hold 3 single-engine airplanes. Living quarters are located in the building with 2 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a dining room and kitchen. Additionally, this hangar has 2 wings for a gym and a flight desk/office. This area includes a lobby with a reception desk.

Ground Floor

  • Lobby with a receptionist’s office & a back office of finished space
  • 2 storage wings for equipment, wood, etc. (468± sq ft each)
  • Dual heating sources with Fuel Oil Boiler that is plumbed in series with the wood boiler
  • Complete with (2) 275-gallon fuel oil tanks
  • Continuous loop pump that ensures instant hot water throughout the building.
  • The Utility Services Room (624± sq ft) is located below ground level with poured concrete walls & I-Beam ceiling supports with 8″ concrete in ceiling.

Main Floor

  • Opening of the hangar is 16’ high x 48’ wide
  • Features 100% wood cabinetry
  • 16 mercury vapor ceiling lights
  • Full bath, directly connected to the main hangar room
  • Full kitchen & adjoining dining room
  • Office/memorabilia room
  • 2 large finished wings (one has been used as a gym & the other as a flight planning room)
  • Features an open-air, covered balcony that offers panoramic view – a great party area!

3rd Floor

  • 2 BR, 2 BA
  • Living room/TV room with fantastic views

4th Floor

  • Sitting room with 182± sq ft of living space
  • The best views on the entire property

Recreation & HOA

Most of the land is fenced as the property served as an animal rescue for several years. The property was home to approximately 150 animals at one time, including llamas, alpacas, dogs, cats, race and draft horses, and donkeys. The orchard was grazed and turned into hay/pasture land. Animals have since been rehomed and current use of the land is for hay.

The property is located in an HOA community with no restrictions on airports. There are 9 homes in the HOA community with a minimum acreage of 10 acres per home. The HOA owns the main road coming in and the drive is private leading onto the property. There is also a second entrance that is owned and maintained by the owner/seller that would transfer with the sale of the property.

Location:

Located on the Maryland-West Virginia border, Paw Paw WV is an incredible, mountainous, countryside setting with easy access by plane or car to major cities.

Proximities:

  • 30 miles to Winchester, Virginia
  • 88 miles to Washington DC
  • 100 miles to Baltimore, Maryland
  • 103 miles to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 180 miles to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Why West Virginia?

Whether that big city excitement is calling your name – or a small, private retreat sounds more like “Almost Heaven,” West Virginia has the perfect getaway for you. Enjoy live music, peruse art galleries and sip craft cocktails in busy city centers or kick back in a hammock overlooking the mountainous countryside. No matter which adventure you choose, West Virginia has a place for you.”

Source: https://wvtourism.com/

Paw Paw, WV

  • Located on the Maryland-West Virginia border in a bend of the Potomac River, Paw Paw was incorporated as a town on April 8, 1891, and is a former canal, railroad, orchard and tannery boomtown.
  • The town is named for the fruit that grows along the river and ridge. Found throughout the United States, the paw paw is North America’s largest native edible fruit with purplish-brown flowers in April and ripe fruit in September. A natural custard, it was a favorite dessert of George Washington.
  • Edward Braddock’s army camped on a hill just east of town during the French and Indian War. The site became Camp Chase, a federal camp during the Civil War where more than 16,000 Union soldiers were stationed to guard the railroad. Today, it is Camp Hill Cemetery.
  • John D. Imboden, a Southern General in the Civil War, frequented the area with his troops as a part of the Gettysburg campaign.
  • Paw Paw is a popular destination for travelers wanting to visit/bike the C&O Canal and Paw Paw Tunnel.
    – Beginning in 1836, the C&O Canal Company took 14 years to carve a 3118-foot tunnel through Sorrell Ridge, eliminating 6 miles of river bends. The Paw Paw Tunnel was dubbed by American promoters as a wonder of the world. At 24 feet high, it is the largest manmade structure on the C&O Canal and is lined with more than 6 million bricks. A mile north of town, the restored towpath is part of the C&O Canal National Park and welcomes cyclists and hikers year ‘round.

For more information about Paw Paw and the rich history behind the town, please visit the below sites & sources for the above facts:

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Contact Us:

Steve Bommarito, Broker/Owner
License #WV0024354

Marketing in Coordination with:

Mark Woodling
800-485-8214
info@united-scs.com

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