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PRICE REDUCED! Just south of Pearl Creek, we wound along the James River Valley, and the home appeared to our right on the far bank. The large maintenance-free steel roof has an extended slope protecting the home from the north winter winds. We turned into the private drive, and one-third mile north of 225th Street, the southwest-facing wall of windows in the lodge came into view. The builders thoughtfully positioned the lodge to receive passive solar heat throughout the winter. We passed the 16kW solar array and saw the 5kW wind turbine near the property's eastern edge. A run-in shelter teemed with goats, and the well-equipped machine shed was situated on the west side of the lodge.
When you enter through the main level's front doors, you immediately notice the open, lofted ceiling built from tongue and groove wood. The center room is open to the lower level, and your eye is drawn down the sloping wood ceiling to the stone, wood-burning fireplace below. There is such expansive space in the center room that it is an ideal location for a gathering space, including a pool table. The southern room on the main level would be a perfect bar and lounge area, or the sunlight pouring in through the windows make it a perfect room for an indoor greenhouse. The northern room is ideal for a large living room to relax after the hunt. Two huge storage closets are located just off the northern and southern rooms.
Downstairs, the lower level is lined with windows and glass french doors that walk out onto a patio overlooking the Mighty Jim. The lower level fireplace room is open concept with a living area, dining area, and kitchen. The fireplace has an efficient wood-burning insert, and the slope of the ceiling and the fans help circulate the wood heat throughout the lodge. The commercial-grade kitchen includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf gas range, and double Wolf electric wall ovens. The granite countertops and Dutch Made cabinets are just a couple of examples of the quality craftsmanship in this lodge home.
Each of the three guest bedrooms downstairs has a three-quarters bathroom and doors to the walk-out patio. The master bedroom on the west end walks out to a private patio garden, double sink vanity, steam shower, and large walk-in closet. Adjoining the master suite is a fitness room with hot tub hookups and a floor drain, but this room also could serve as a large nursery. The theater room is perfect for a large sectional sofa and has french doors that open into the fireplace room. On the east end of the lower level, the mudroom, garage, and single-stall UTV garage provide convenient entries for bringing in supplies and dry firewood.
The lodge home draws water from its well, independent of public water sources. In-floor heat circulates through the lower level slab, geothermal drives heat and A/C, and when the electricity goes out, the battery bank on the lower level can run the house, with the option to heat with the wood-burning fireplace. There also is the option to connect and run the solar water heater to maintain the insulated stainless steel water tank to generate hot water without electricity from the power grid.
If you’ve been looking for a self-sufficient hunting lodge or home in the neighborhood of thousands of acres of public hunting land for upland and waterfowl birds, this is an incredible opportunity. Give us a call to learn more and schedule your private showing.
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