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Sold for $148,500. Deal of the Day! Two acres overlooking the Greenbrier River in West Virginia. $169,000

June 7, 2023

This deal of the day has been in the same family for 120 years! The property overlooks the Greenbrier River. The home was built in 1903. It is located on two acres in Renick, West Virginia. The home features double front porches, original hardwood floors, wainscoting, screened in porch and a built-in china cabinet. There is a detached storage building on the property. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms. $169,000

Contact Alinda Lee Perrine with RE/MAX Lifestyle Realty: 304-667-3334

From the Zillow listing:


The Heritage. An authentic, well preserved 14 room farmhouse on a private lane with long range mountain views and a short distance to the Greenbrier River and Greenbrier River Trail. The house is spacious, 4-5 Bedrooms, 2 baths, screened porch, double front porches, 3 outside entrances. Owned by the family for 120 years, the house retains special original features combined with functional updates. Original hardwood floors, stunning staircase, built in dining cabinet, handmade verge trim, clapboard siding coupled with new windows, kitchen updates, 220 electric service, 2 heat sources, insulation. 2 acre property is graced with mature trees, spacious yard, garden area, picnic shelter and garage/outbuilding. Well, city water available, updated septic drainfield. Sold ”as is,” by boundary. The Heritage has a strong, rich history in the Renick community. The house built in 1903 is uniquely positioned on the property to overlook the Town of Renick and the Greenbrier River. Renick was once a booming industrial town, with a bank, plenty of stores, a railroad hub, a desk factory, a creamery, and much more. With the town and river below, residents and visitors to The Heritage walked down the hill to enjoy town. The front porches of the grand house were a delight for neighbourly visits and a respite from hard working days. Even today, with a little clearing, the front porch could be a favorite for mountain, river, and town views. Renick is again becoming a “hot spot.” This time, Renick’s focus is recreation, river fun, and a clean community. The town is composed of 2 sections, upper Renick, located along Rt 219, and lower Renick, the original town located on the river. Renick is incorporated and invites residents to participate in many fun events held throughout the year. Renick is experiencing revitalization in community spirit and resident growth. The Heritage offers an opportunity for a full time residence, vacation home, B&B, or commercial venture. There is no zoning and no restrictions. Recreational vehicles are welcome. Additional information on The Heritage: 1.New windows ~2015 2. City water available at the road, Well is currently used, 385 Ft deep and is excellent water. Cistern on the screened porch, not used and serves no purpose. Top of the cistern has family names and will be removed and a new top will be placed. Original well pump will remain with house. 3. Electric hot water heater. 4. 2 heat sources, baseboard electric and wood stove (living room) 5. Insulation- blown into the sides of the house 6. Electric service upgraded ~12-15 years ago, 200 amp 7. Owners believe the standing seam roof is the original “tin” roof and appears to be in good condition. 8. ~12-14 years ago the septic drainfield was enlarged 9. Limestone extracted from the well drilling and then used as an under-mat for the driveway. This allowed a hard surface for the driveway while grass continues to grow thru the limestone under-mat. Driveway is private. Renick Lane is county maintained. 10. Cell service and internet service available in the area. No current internet hookup. 11. Minutes to the Greenbrier River Trail (75 miles of bike/ hike trail) and the Greenbrier River. Renick has nice public boat/kayak launch, fishing areas, community park, playground and picnic shelters. 12. House exterior needs painted.



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