In a world full of noise and confusion, come home to the peace and tranquility of this lovely property. Private, wooded setting convenient to all the amenities of Shepherdstown. Two custom homes are set on 9.71 acres of waterfront property at 977 Turner Road.
Savor the scent of the fresh country air, mixed with the smell of wildflowers, grass, trees and of course the gardens. Listen to the sound of Rockymarsh Run rushing along as it flows past the property. Hear the bird song, and frogs singing along to create a symphony. Watch the hummingbirds and butterflies among the wildflowers and the gardens filled with bulbs and perennials. See the wild turkeys, deer and a fox taking an evening stroll. Watch the great blue herons, hawks, and fireflies. Look for the recently re-introduced native brook trout in Rockymarsh Run. Set within the 9.71 secluded acres of this wooded waterfront property are two unique, immaculate custom homes built with quality materials and workmanship.
The main house was designed and built by Shepherdstown custom builder Michael F. Taylor to replicate the charm and solid construction of New England homes from the past. Custom details include newly refinished tongue and groove pine floors throughout, western red cedar exterior siding & trim, fir framing and roof decking of rough cut poplar, custom millwork and cabinets, salvaged antique doors and hardware. A complementary addition designed by local Grove & Dall’Olio Architects includes a farmers porch with mudroom entry, an extra deep 1,344 sq ft fully finished insulated garage with full attic for storage and custom carriage garage doors with remote openers. Every thoughtful detail was built with precision to add charm and character to this 3 bedroom 1 ½ bath 2,670 above grade sq foot custom home.
Through the years the home has been upgraded with integrated smart technology and green energy efficient systems, including high-speed broadband internet with a fiber optic point-of-presence just across the road, smart thermostats controlling a zoned heat pump HVAC with whole house dehumidifier, new hot water heater, water softener and UV water filter, LED lighting, and the chimney has been serviced and inspected. Newer windows and custom storms are low E and insulated. The septic system features a Chesapeake Bay friendly Bord na Mona peat filter. The quality in this home is unmatched. A full list of details and updates is included in documents.
Come experience the comfortable layout of this home, which is perfect for entertaining and family gatherings. Imagine starting the day with coffee on the front porch watching the sunrise through the trees. The south-facing sunroom with a wall of glass, exposed beams and cathedral ceiling includes a spacious dining and living area. It steps down to a custom stone patio. The main level office is a luxury for home office needs. The laundry room and mudroom space is a dream come true with brand new cherry countertops and a modern luxury utility sink. The powder room is newly updated. The fully tiled, oversized custom shower is the height of luxury. The spacious primary bedroom has sunny east facing windows to frame the amazing sunrise views. The many custom features combine to make this a comfortable and stylish home.
The cottage, converted from an authentic barn, was renovated with the same quality and attention to detail as the main house. It is now a charming 2 bedroom 1 ½ bath 1,514 sq ft dwelling with a south-facing wall of windows looking out on the beautiful scenery and wildlife. The current owners have used this dwelling as a profitable, fully booked airbnb. It can convey as fully furnished and equipped to continue as a turnkey high end short term vacation rental, long term executive rental, fully furnished guest home or for extended family use. The cottage features a large covered patio with water feature; a fire pit area to enjoy sitting under the stars; and trails that lead to Rockymarsh Run.