Has the time come when your thoughts turn to finding that dream place to spend your golden years? A place that offers peace, privacy, and serenity? A place where every day of the year offers something new, something beautiful, something special? A place that offers a custom living experience in a unique setting at an affordable price? There aren't many such places to be found but, every once in a great while, opportunity will present itself. Here's a rare commodity on the mountain, a beautiful custom home with a major creek (Mill Creek) flowing through the property. And, it even has an island. Located on a very quiet road less than 1/2 mile from Hwy 180, this 3.25 acre property offers privacy, gracious living, and the serenity of a wilderness stream side setting.
Built in 2000 by Bricker Construction, this 2br2ba, tile roofed, custom home features 1,560sqft of living area plus an oversize 2 car garage and a 336sqft screened in porch/sunroom. The home has a terrific open floor plan with a vaulted beam ceiling. The central focal point of this great room design is the beautiful natural river rock pedestal hearth with a woodstove. The spacious kitchen has a breakfast bar and separate dining area. The adjacent utility room features a laundry area and pantry. You will love the wood plank floors throughout the home. The master suite features a spacious bedroom and large walk-in closet with custom built-in closet organizers, dual lav sinks and a private entry to the porch/sunroom where you can enjoy soaking in your spa. It just doesn't get better than that. The second bedroom has a bay window and can function both as an exercise room or office and as a guest bedroom with its beautiful built-in Murphy bed which folds back into a fine wood cabinet when not in use. The oversize 2 car garage is fully finished and complete with storage cabinets. The garage also has pull down attic storage and the home has a whole house attic fan. Next to the garage are two very nice storage buildings and a wood shed. On a level below the home is a separate RV parking area.
The yard area is equally impressive. The home was sited to look over the creek and the owners placed the screened patio/sunroom in front and then complemented it with an awesome open designer patio with stamped concrete and a neat built-in iron fire pit to enjoy evenings outside where you can be serenaded by the sounds of the creek and the visitations of the myriad of wildlife that frequent it. It's unbelievably surreal! The real attraction of this property is to watch how it evolves over the course of the year. Every season has its own unique natural beauty. Most of the pictures were taken in September but a few are from mid-December. Just imagine the changes when spring arrives. Mill Creek is a major drainage but it is seasonal and flows about 7 months of the year. The creek generally begins flowing after the first major rain event in the fall and increases steadily over the passage from winter into spring.
This is a unique parcel. Hopewell Road is the old Dunlap Road and it has virtually no traffic, yet it is in walking distance to the store. The property has amazing natural privacy and no close or visible neighbors. This is a hillside parcel that drops down to and then across Mill Creek. In this area Mill Creek has split into two streams with an island in the middle. The property takes in both streams giving you the opportunity to utilize the island section as your own private park area. You will be treated to a variety of wildlife that visits the creek, including deer, red & grey fox, wild turkey, quail, grey squirrels, raccoons, an amazing array of raptors, and even the occasional bobcat. A 4 wheel drive path was constructed down to a nice beach area along the creek, but it will require some attention. You absolutely won't believe the amazing sounds and sights of the creek area as the year passes through the seasons.
How about any negative features? The property is a hillside parcel so it doesn't have an abundance of extra usable land but you do have plenty of room for most uses and the real bonus is the creek. The creek and island area is overgrown and could use some cleanup. There is a ford across the creek to the island which needs some attention each year due to the volume of flow during the spring runoff. The creek can reach some impressive flow rates during the winter and spring. The front yard was landscaped with a sprinkler system, but it has not been maintained so you will have a blank canvas to work with. Finally, there is an easement access road across the very top of the property to the adjacent two lots. This has almost no impact on the property itself.
There you have it. This is a totally unique property offering a blend of seclusion and natural beauty that make it a one of a kind. Here is a property that you can truly enjoy for the rest of your life. If you truly were looking for a dream place to retire, you won't want to let this one get away!!