CLD Notes $975,000
West Virginia 2 for 1 homes for sale featuring main house and side cabin. Situated on 10 acres these homes could be rented out, or be a mother-in-law suite for your family and friends.
This a a rare opportunity to own a historical estate in the serene setting of Greenbrier County, WV. Beautifully positioned on a hillside, with panoramic views of the town of Alderson and the not-so-distant mountains, The Cedars holds all of the character and charm of the late 1800’s-early 1900’s, but with all of the amenities for current needs. Beautifully updated and curated, The Cedars welcomes you to relax and enjoy. Come home and unwind on one of the many porches that this home has to offer. Host exquisite events in the stunning Ballroom. Work remotely from the private study. Or, create a gorgeous venue, a remarkable retreat, or a self-sufficient homestead. The estate is currently being utilized as a second residence and also for short term rentals through AirBnb. The opportunities are endless!
The manor home boasts in excess of 6500 sq ft and features five bedrooms, four full baths. The main level presents an impeccably appointed kitchen with island seating, an informal gathering area, an expansive hallway and marvelous staircase, formal dining and living room space, a private main level wing (which includes the study, bedroom and full bath), a mudroom, and an attached garage. The upper level incorporates the ballroom, two private bedroom/bathroom suites, two additional bedrooms, and one additional bathroom, Multiple porches, patios and balconies flank the home with advantageous views and options for outdoor living spaces .
The charming one bedroom/one bath log Cabin offers an additional 512 sq. ft. of very private and cozy accommodations for your guests. This historical homesite also includes three additional buildings; the two level, 20 stall horse barn, a smaller poultry or livestock barn, and a barn that has been converted to a maintenance and storage building, with equipment storage below. All three ancillary buildings do have electrical service. Total square footage reflected in this listing is 7088 sf and is inclusive of 512 sf 1 BR/1BA cabin. The manor home includes 5639 sf of finished living space and 937 sf of unfinished space (consisting of the mudroom and garage), and has 5 BR/4BA, with 1BR/1BA on the main level.
The Cedars was built in 1881 by Alexander McVeigh Miller on about 10 acres of land which was a gift from his father, William G. Miller. The house which is now called The Cedars was originally the home of Mittie Clark Miller who is credited with the authorship of eighty novels. Most of these were written in this house between 1881 and 1930 and earned her great wealth under the name of Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller. In 1939 it became the home of Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen Rhode, the daughter of William Jennings Bryan. This talented woman was widely known and greatly respected as a writer, lecturer, university teacher, Congresswoman and diplomat. Mrs. Andrew McThenia, whose home this was for about thirty years beginning in 1945, gave time and energy to a well planned landscaping project, which involved the growing and use of hundreds of English boxwoods throughout the almost 16 acres. The Cedars had its beginning in 1881 when Alexander McVeigh Miller brought his wife, Mittie Point Miller, to his home in Alderson. His father, V.G. Miller, gave him ten acres of his holdings on the edge of North Alderson in Greenbrier County. The Cedars was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. (Mr. Roy E. Buckland)