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Beautiful setting and view! Built for Merck Executive. Almost two acres in Virginia. $299,000

July 16, 2021

Such a beautiful setting for this home! Great mountain views! This house was one of three homes built for Merck executives. This house was considered the “crown jewel” of the three and was lived in by the plant manager. Many years later Merck turned it into a conference center. The home was built in 1944. It is located on 1.78 acres in Elkton, Virginia. The home could use some undoing of the renovations they made to turn it into a conference center. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,370 square feet. $299,000

Contact Jeremy Litwiller with Cottownwood Commercial

From the Zillow listing:


Stately, Private & Park-like are just 3 of the many ways to describe this beautiful brick manor home and peaceful location. This is one of 3 homes tucked away that were built for Merck executives in the early 1940’s. No expense was spared as these homes were custom built by master craftsmen and the original beauty and character is plainly evident! This particular home was the “crown jewel” of the 3 as it was built exclusively for the plant manager at the time. Originally designed as a 3BD/2.5BA home, Merck transformed it into a conference center for off-site meetings and training a number of years ago and now it’s just waiting for the next owner to make it their own. The potential exists for up to 4 bedrooms or more! New septic installed in 2020. Bring your ideas, enjoy the stunning views and take advantage of this rare opportunity!


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