839 Kaye Trail Lane, Axton, Virginia, 24054
Ready to retire or move to the country? Then do it right: Live in a gorgeous 3,000 Sq Ft log home on 35 acres bordering the Smith RIver in Southern Virginia. Secluded, rustic, yet with all the modern conveniences. 3 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths, Hugh Great Room, Wrap-around porch. The setting, the architecture and the views. This property is unique and charming. Bring your laptop, your hunting rifle, fly rod, gardening tools and your hammock. Life is good here.
The two story log home was built in 2004 of reclaimed 100 year old hand hewn chestnut logs. The design of the home is a splendid combination of modern conveniences and 19th century appearance.
On the first floor are the master bedroom, master bath, kitchen-dining area, great room, laundry room, hallway and half bath. The downstairs has lots of light - 14 windows plus 2 sets of double french doors. On the second floor are three large guest rooms and a full bath.
The master bedroom is 15' x 18' and has French Doors leading out to the west porch. The master bathroom is a very spacious 215 sq ft and has a authentic claw-foot tub and a separate shower. The house has 3 large walk-in closets - one in the master bedroom and two upstairs.
The kitchen dining area is 16' x 23' and has a new gas stove/oven, a wood stove, a work island with double sink and cutting area with ample back counter. The cast iron wood stove produces enough heat to warm most of the entire first floor and sits next to the double French Doors in the kitchen so it's easy to bring in wood from the back porch racks. Primitive cabinets, high and low, allow for plenty of storage space.
The great room is 16' x 42' with an open design that could be made into 2 separate rooms Could easily entertain up to 40 guests. This room has a stone fireplace that reaches up 22 feet to the cathedral ceiling. The fireplace mantle is from an 1890 farm house.
You will find a reading nook with several bookcases to enjoy the morning paper or afternoon novel or nap.. Also, there is a half bath between reading nook and laundry room.
Second floor: 3 large room, one serves as an office - the other two are bedrooms. The office is overlooking the fireplace. The upstairs full bath has a shower and another claw foot tub. One of the guest rooms has a spacious 7' x 11' balcony that overlooks the river.
There are 2 AC units, one for the downstairs and one for upstairs both with their own thermostats. 2 heat pump units, one gas and the other electric. There is a 500 gallon underground propane tank to supply the oven, stove and downstairs heating unit in winter.
Everything about this home evokes a bygone era - hand hewn chestnut logs, the fireplace stones and matnle, 9" pine flooring in the tradition of the 19 century log homes. Even the light fixtures which are sconces and pewter hanging lamps. The front door is from the 19th century Virginia Home, the bedroom door is from an old tobacco barn and the hardware throughout the house is authentic to the period. One of the best features of this home is a large verandah that is perfect for enjoying a sunrise cup of coffee. The current owner considers the wrap-around porch to be the beset room in the house.
The property consists of 35 acres, approximately 8 acres open and 27 acres wooded. The topography is mostly hills and vales, with several level meadows. Hiking trails and ATV paths have been carved through the woods and to the river.
Frontage on the Smith RIver. There are easy access points for launching kayaks and canoes from the property, and the river is easily navigable for miles. If you enjoy fishing, the Smith River is one of the best trout streams in Virginia. Abundant wildlife - Hunting (White tailed deer, Turkey, Squirrell and Rabbits. Deer can be viewed mornings as you have coffee on the front porch. The sounds of rural life in this private setting are exquisite.
There are 5 raised vegetable beds with flag stone paths in between and a bench to admire the vegetables. At the side of the house is a flourishing herb garden with rosemary, oregano, basal, sage and parsley. There are also 5 flowerbeds containing a mixture of perennials (Stella Day Lillies, Roses, Sedum, Purple Bearded Irises, Axaleas and Daffodils) and annuals. In the extended yare are a mature peach tree, apple tree and a large grape arbor. At a distance are smaller grape arbor, several wild permission trees and numberous walnut trees scattered across the property.
2 storage sheds for parking a lawn tractor, ATV and storing tools. If you want to raise chickens and have farm fresh eggs, the chicken house is now unoccupied but is ready for new laying hens. It has 6 nests, perching area and fenced in outdoor area.
To preserve the rustic look of the property, all electrical and phone lines are buried so there are no unsightly poles and wires around the house.
This is a property where you can live your dream (Fishing, Hunting, Gardening, Kayaking, Swimming or just Relaxing in your Hammock or sit on the wrap-around porch and enjoy a book, coffee or nature at is best!. MOVE IN READY!
15 minutes to Martinsville, VA. 15 minutes to Eden, NC. 30 minutes to Danville, VA. 45 minutes to Greensboro, NC. 1 hour to Roanoke, VA.
For additional information call listing agent Johnny Lambert (276-952-5502) or listing office (276-6394-2646).