Mountain paradise, entertainment center, family gathering place and eco-friendly are just some of the descriptions that can be applied to this custom home at 50 Gilleland Lane off Jumonville Road. Owners Robin and Julie Marsh have placed this special property on the market in order to relocate to Colorado to be near their three children and their first granddaughter. “When we go back to Colorado, we will rebuild this house as close as we can. It’s such a great place,” Julie Marsh said. “Everybody keeps telling us not to sell it. Our family and friends, because it is such a wonderful gathering place, a real home,” she added. This past Thanksgiving, she added, “We had 25 people who stayed overnight.”
The 3,400-square-foot rustic wood and stone residence is the centerpiece to a 4.8 acre plot that is mostly wooded and is backed by state game lands. At the base of the rolling lawn surrounding the home is a spring-fed pond stocked with trout that also serves as the basis for a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Recently, the Marshes added a three car garage, new party kitchen, media room with stadium seating, finished walkout basement, a flex room, family room, bath, mud room, covered porches and a large deck for entertaining. In addition, the house features custom-made doors throughout, a stone accent wall with a Lodi wood burning stove in the great room, loft, kitchen with granite countertops, a one-of-a-kind hickory soaking tub, stone bowl sink and hot tub.
In all, the house contains three rooms on the main floor, two rooms and the loft on the upper and three rooms in the lower floor walkout. There are four bedrooms, Julie Marsh said. Another of the property’s major assets is its location, Julie Marsh said. “My husband travels for work and it’s so easy to get from here to the (Greater Pittsburgh International) airport. “We are also close to West Virginia University and Penn State University. If we want to go to a football game, baseball game, hockey game or to the theater, we can get there in just over an hour,” she said.
Nearby are also outdoor sporting venues including Ohiopyle State Park, Yough Lake, Cheat Lake, Seven Springs, Nemacolin Woodlands and its Lady Luck casino. Quality care hospitals, fine dining and shopping are also a short distance away. “You can go ATV-ing, white water rafting, fishing, golfing, skiing, boating and camping. My husband and I are both golfers and there are at least 10 courses within 20 miles of here,” she said.
“I also love to cook and this house is made for that.” Some of the amenities include stainless appliances, two dishwashers, two convection ovens, one wine cooler, a five-burner gas cook top, microwave oven with outside venting, professional size separate refrigerator, professional size freezer, electric five-burner glass top stove with a double oven, one upright garage freezer and an upright garage refrigerator-freezer. There are two laundry hookups, one each in the main and lower level, hickory cabinets throughout and artistic tile backsplashes. Closet space is also addressed. There are six large walk-in closets as well an easy-to-access space for the media room equipment.
In addition, the owners used the home as a vacation rental for 2 years before moving here. Average rents were $175 to $200 a night and averaged 240 rental nights a year. Rentals in the area are now trending upward and very popular. This house could easily be a vacation rental closing off basement and garage or mother-in-law set up, or complete home rental, locking off media room and cold storage area so owner can keep personal items here
“There will be a wine and food party for Realtors and Business people from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 19,” she said, featuring a cheese and fruit platter, quiches tarts and sausage rolls, salad, wine and other beverages.
Offered at $549,000. For more information, contact Ron Lovelace REALTOR at RE/MAX Professionals in Uniontown at 724-366-7428 or 724-425-5444 by email at RonLovelace@me.com or visit website at www.RonLovelace.com
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