THE COUNTRY DOLLHOUSE
51.014 +/- acres
The Country Dollhouse is privately Located in Hinton, WV. A 51 acre property with 14 acres in open fields, two ponds and 36 acres m/l forested. Presently fields are being used for hay. Forested land is evenly treed with no recent timber harvest. Hardwood species along with cedar, walnut, hickory, oak, poplar, sugar maple, cherry, white pine and more create a multi-use forest landscape. Past land uses have been cattle, horses, sheep, goats, hunting and crops such as corn, potatoes, fruit and vegetables.
Like most country house fanatics, we’ve spent our lives torn between the desire to own a Victorian home, a log home or a a quaint farmhouse with a sprawling front porch. So when we came across this adorable home in Hinton, West Virginia—which manages to be all three of those things—we couldn’t help but fall in love.
This three-bedroom, two-bath contemporary log Victorian home was constructed in 1990 using repurposed antique hand-hewn logs dating back to the 1850 era of the Homestead Pioneer Days.
The logs were salvaged locally from a cabin in the community of Forest Hill in Summers County, West Virginia, along with many hand cut vintage stones. These stones were also repurposed into the chimney, fireplace and rock wall terrace landscaping. A two-car garage with 900 additional square feet and storage space is attached. Total living space is 2200 S/F. The large front porch measures 24′ x 8′.
The circular driveway approach to the home adds eye catching appeal as you drive past the barn and pond. Underground power provides clean crisp views of the countryside acreage. An exclusive showcase home reminiscent of the early European country dollhouses crafted with exotic woods, fabrics and fine furnishings.
The first dollhouses were developed in the early 1500’s by master craftsmen. They were prized possessions and a symbol of wealth and refined taste. These wooden models often included barns, fencing, tools, miniature pets, wildlife, horses and livestock. The dollhouse as we know it today has evolved into American Culture as our first childhood embrace of home design, architecture and management. Children adored the once aristocratic dollhouses along with the beloved Lincoln Log cabins and the miniature farms that soon came to be.
The Country Dollhouse is indeed the adorable dream home, but we’re perhaps most fond of the perennial gardens that surround it. At the end of a day outdoors, retire inside and enjoy the wood floors, ceilings, antique dovetailed log walls and views of the country from all angles.
Admire the whitetail deer passing by the pond in addition to many species of smaller residents such as foxes, squirrels, rabbits, frogs and turtles. Geese migrate and thrive year round on the nearby New River and Bluestone Lake. Owls, eagles, hawks, robins, cardinals, blue birds and all types of feathered friends are right at your doorstep. Often you will see butterflies and honeybees that are attracted to the beautiful lavender thistle. The nectar and pollen of native thistles are incredibly valuable food sources to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Some songbirds also feed on thistle seeds. These nectar sources help support pollinators year-round, and can help to increase yields for many valuable crops.
The gambrel roof barn measures 30′ x 30′, with loft totaling 1800 s/f. The barn includes a traditional overhang for equipment or a run in-run out shelter for horses or livestock. Electricity is wired to the barn which has a handy workshop space.
Home systems include drilled well, septic, electric baseboard heat, wood heat, outdoor lighting, DSL Internet, security monitoring and satelite .
Nearby recreation includes Bluestone River (10 miles), Bluestone Lake (8 miles), Greenbrier River (6 miles), New River (4 miles). You can reach the New River National Park Service and the Bluestone State Park in 10 minutes. Pipestem Resort and the Grandview Amphitheatre and State Park is just a 30-minute drive. Princeton Speedway and the Beckley Motorsports Speedway are just a 30-minute drive. Many restaurants, spas, theatre and historical areas are nearby, as well as swimming pools, marinas, festivals of the rivers and much more.
Come sit a spell on this beautiful country porch and listen to the pleasant sounds of Nature.
Google Coordinates: 37.681828°(N), -80.912795°(W)
Address: 712 Teddy Wills Road, Hinton, WV 25951
Elevation Range: 1626 ft. to 2115 ft. +/-
From Hinton, WV: 1.9 Miles +/- (5 Minutes +/-) to the home
From Hinton, travel WV RT 20 South, crossing the Hinton New River Bridge, after crossing the bridge, turn right onto Sandstone Falls River Road RT 26; travel a very short distance and turn left on Madams Creek Road RT 3/21; travel 8/10 mile, turn right onto Teddy Wills Road (shown on some digital maps as RT 4/1, but WVDOH county highway map says RT 12/3); travel 4/10 mile, the property begins on the right.
Water: Drilled well
Electricity: On site
Telephone: Landline on site
Cellphone Coverage: Good
The property has nearly ½ frontage on Teddy Wills Road RT 12/3.
Summers County currently has no known zoning or subdivision regulations. However, all prospective buyers should consult the County Government and also the Health Department for any changes and details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.
A title search for actual mineral ownership rights is recommend. All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
Survey plats were recorded with the 2 purchase deeds comprising the property. There was a later conveyance from those initial surveys. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property is comprised of the home grounds, pasture fields, and forestland. A breakdown of the property is as follows:
Home grounds and pond: 1.5 acres +/-
Fields: 13.5 acres +/-
Forest pond: 1/10 acre +/-
Forestland: 36 acres +/-
(This summary is an estimation of current property use as determined from aerial photography. It is made subject to the estimation of property boundaries and any errors in the interpretation of land use type from the aerial photography utilized.)
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 135 PG 59 less DB 248 PG 724 conveyance, DB 143 PG 489
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 51.014 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Jumping Branch District (5)
Tax Map 7 Parcel 3, 42.134 ACRES M/L MADAMS CREEK; Class 3; 2018 Real Estate Taxes: $1,390.86
Tax Map 7 Parcel 20, 8.88 ACRES MADAMS CREEK; Class 3; 2018 Real Estate Taxes: $45.22
2018 Real Estate Taxes: $1,436.08
Summers County School District
Public Elementary Schools:
Hinton Area Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School
Public High School:
Summers County High School
From Hinton, WV: 1.9 Miles +/- (5 Minutes +/-) to the home From Hinton, travel WV RT 20 South, crossing the Hinton New River Bridge, after crossing the bridge, turn right onto Sandstone Falls River Road RT 26; travel a very short distance and turn left on Madams Creek Road RT 3/21; travel 8/10 mile, turn right onto Teddy Wills Road (shown on some digital maps as RT 4/1, but WVDOH county highway map says RT 12/3); travel 4/10 mile, the property begins on the right.