Building is Back!
Over the past several years, The Greenbrier Sporting Club, the luxury residential community at The Greenbrier, has seen a steady rise in construction. As buyers continue to navigate the market with an eye toward low rates and a generous purchasing climate, more and more are turning to building.
In many ways, purchasing a homesite and building your dream home has a number of advantages, the first being finding exactly what you want as a homeowner. Buyers are able to lock in the views and locations that best fit their tastes. With available homesites spanning the resort, The Sporting Club is able to offer everything from large mountain estates to creekside properties with views of the historic Old White TPC course.
The second advantage, and often tipping point for buyers, is the ability to fulfill a vision that is wholly theirs. The owner is able to determine exactly what amenities work with their personalities. They choose their own finishes and décor and don’t feel handcuffed.
This beautifully crafted home features exterior details and finishes such as natural stone & wooden shake siding, a block foundation with stone veneer, and cedar shake roof. Other features include vaulted ceilings in the foyer and great room, and a 2-car attached garage with golf cart stall. Built to enjoy mountain and fairway scenery, while being near to private Club and Greenbrier resort amenities.
Tony Mamone, Principal and Owner of The Pinnacle Group, Inc., a local “Total Concept” builder that oversaw the construction of the custom home, says his company was honored to be chosen for this special property.
“We feel very honored to be chosen by the Thrasher Group to head up this project,” he says. “352 Oak Ridge Road is a very special property. The rear orientation of the home borders two different holes on The Meadows golf course. As a result, the home had to be designed to take full advantage of the vistas, incorporated with the flow of the interior design, and fulfill all of the architectural elements of The Sporting Club.”
Building a home at The Greenbrier Sporting Club involves a number of principals, from architects and builders to landscape designers. Each of these firms are carefully vetted and approved by the development team and represent the finest professionals in the industry. Many homebuilders use local artisans and craftsmen when customizing their home—everything from hand-hammered copper range hoods to stained glass doorways and transoms.
While some buyers hesitate at the thought of going through the building process because of the time and commitment, The Sporting Club and its approved builders have developed an efficient system over the last 18 years, especially when dealing with absentee owners who don’t have the extra time to visit the resort during every step of the process.
“Seldom before has there been such a perfect time to purchase a homesite and build your dream house,” says John Klemish, Adviser to the President and Broker in Charge. “With low interest rates, construction costs down, and homesite prices at opportunistic levels, the time is now and the place is The Greenbrier.”
So whether you’d prefer a vernacular mountain home or a classic estate with views of the resort, The Greenbrier Sporting Club looks forward to assisting you in building your next dream home.Learn More about 352 Oak Ridge Road
ARB Status Report as of 1/11/2018
Completed Residences: 229
Under Construction: 9
In ARB Review: 10
Architectural continuity and a respect for context are important precepts in the development of The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s physical environment. Accordingly, homes are shaped in a style sympathetic to either The Greenbrier’s classically inspired architecture or the rugged beauty of the Allegheny Mountains. The location of the home will largely determine the recommended stylistic approach. Generally, those residences set within the resort estate will follow the design traditions of the classic Greenbrier cottage. For sites not located in the resort park, the style of homes is more reflective of the surrounding mountain environment. The use of natural materials and earthen colors native to the wooded mountainside permit the home to blend gracefully with its surroundings.
The natural beauty of The Greenbrier landscape will be preserved and enhanced as The Club grows. Houses are carefully sited and disturbed areas are limited to minimize their impact on the land. Landscaping plans enhance the native habitat by using indigenous vegetation. Wherever possible, trees are preserved and protected to enhance the beauty and value of properties within the estate.
Site planning, as well as architectural and landscape design, are controlled by the Architectural Review Board (ARB), a permanent committee of The Greenbrier Sporting Club Community Association. The ARB exercises control to:
- Oversee a harmonious development of The Greenbrier Sporting Club
- Preserve and enhance the natural environment and beauty of The Club’s property
- Preserve and enhance the privacy and tranquility of individual homesites
- Assist owners in obtaining maximum utilization and enjoyment of their property within the applicable rules of The Club
Upholding this vision of The Greenbrier Sporting Club are the Architects and Builders who have been approved by the ARB. Using their talent, creativity, and experience, they design and build homes that complement the land and add lasting value to The Greenbrier Sporting Club.
Two homes in The Greenbrier Sporting Club community received awards at the 58th Annual Home Builders Association of West Virginia Convention. Awards for the Best Single Family Class III and Best Single Family Class V were won by two homes, both built by The Pinnacle Group.
“The contest is judged by your peers,” said Tony Mamone, President, “There’s no outside influence. You submit your entry and it goes before a Board of Builders at the Charleston office. These awards are hard to come by, and they’re coveted. We’re extremely proud to be honored with these awards this year.
The Best Single Family Class III award came for a home in our Oak Hollow neighborhood. The 2,300-square-foot home features materials that came from trees removed from the property. Those materials were used to fabricate wood beams, ceilings, and floors that make the home not only beautiful, but also unique.
“We were able to use the materials from on site to create some beautiful interior features,” said Mamone, “That makes this property special.”
The Best Single Family Class V award came for a home in our White Sulphur Hill neighborhood. The more than 3,000-square-foot home includes a custom interior made from reclaimed material from Greenbrier County and throughout Southern West Virginia. The breakfast area is made from wormy chestnut harvested from old barns and buildings around the area, and the floors are made from red and white oak, also harvested from the area.
1. Beautiful Historic Setting: The Allegheny Mountains provide an unmatched picturesque beauty. Sometimes referred to as the “Switzerland of America” due to the mountainous terrain. The Greenbrier itself is an award-winning resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. This National Historic Landmark, dubbed “America’s Resort,” represents over two centuries of history with its classic architecture, exquisite interior design, carefully sculpted landscape, impeccable service, and outstanding amenities. Set across a lush 11,000-acre estate, located just off Interstate 64, making it easily accessible from 1/3 of the U.S. population. The closest airport, Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) is only 13 miles (20 minutes) with no traffic from the front door.
2. Moderate Four-Season Climate: Ideally situated in an upland valley of the Allegheny Mountains, The Greenbrier and The Greenbrier Sporting Club enjoy a moderate southern climate, allowing you to enjoy numerous activities, no matter what the season. July averages: High 82F/Low 59F. January averages: High 40F/Low 20F. Snowfall is 19 inches. (The average US city gets 20 inches per year.) Accumulations vary on elevation and region. Eastern Greenbrier County, where The Greenbrier Sporting Club is located, generally receives less than the western region. The area receives 40 inches of rain per year (US average is 37). The most precipitation on average occurs in May. Prevailing winds are from the south and west.
3. Clean Mountain Air: According to the American Lung Association, breathing polluted air can harm your health and even shorten your life. In 2014, the American Lung Association gave Greenbrier County, West Virginia a grade of “B” based on an analysis of ozone and short-term levels of particle pollution. Note: The Greenbrier Sporting Club has had members relocate from more urban areas for better air quality.
4. Value: Incorporate a 239-year history of excellence at one of the world’s most prominent resorts, countless amenities and activities, and you get The Greenbrier Sporting Club – America’s preeminent resort residential enclave. The level of history, quality, and vision is not found anywhere else at any price. Add to that a 103,000 square-foot Casino Club, as well as a stop on the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup with The Greenbrier Classic. There is so much value compacted into this renowned resort that it appears that it can’t be beat. For those in the market for a vacation home, now would be a good time to purchase, as current home values are at opportunistic levels.
5. Choice: Whether you are looking to live near the hub of activity with a home along the golf courses and babbling creek, or a peaceful mountaintop retreat with privacy, The Greenbrier Sporting Club has a home or homesite to suit any desire within several neighborhoods to choose from.
6. Exclusivity: Membership, with a home or homesite purchase, is limited at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. This way The Club creates an exclusive sporting community, perfectly suited for just a few fortunate families to experience.
7. Amenities (Private Club & More): No other community comes close to what The Greenbrier Sporting Club provides – a world-class private club at a world-class resort. Two lodges with infinity pools, restaurants, lounges, sports and fitness facilities, their own private golf course, The Snead, as well as their own spa, equestrian center, year-round outdoor pursuits staff and so much more. On top if it all, they enjoy exclusive access and benefits to everything The Greenbrier has to offer.
8. Endless Activities: Diverse outdoor activities abound year-round and there is something for everyone to enjoy. After all, West Virginia isn’t called “Wild and Wonderful” for nothing. The Greenbrier Sporting Club is the ideal place to explore new pursuits and perfect your passions. As a homeowner, you’ll enjoy time to discover the excitement of learning new skills, as well as the thrill of pure sport, from fly fishing and hunting to shooting ranges and pond fishing. Only homeowners here have it all – from their own year-round members-only activities and private instruction, plus privileged access to the more than 55 activities offered by The Greenbrier resort – including its picturesque golf courses; The Old White TPC, The Greenbrier (under renovation), and the newly reimagined Meadows.
9. Excellent Health Care & Cosmetic Services: Members of The Greenbrier Sporting Club enjoy special access to the on-site Greenbrier Clinic, which provides diagnostic and preventative medical care to thousands of executives and health-conscious individuals every year who demand top-quality service and personalized care. Members receive 24-hour concierge care, receive a complimentary comprehensive premier wellness evaluation, and 15% off diagnostic services.
Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Michael S. Kluska, is already leading the way to a more beautiful you, today! Renowned for his artistry as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Kluska and his team of experts offer surgical and skincare procedures and products at both The Greenbrier Center for Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa and The Greenbrier Clinic. Sporting Club members enjoy 15% discounts on all MedSpa services and products provided at these locations.
For hospital services, such as immediate care and emergency room care, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is located in Ronceverte, a short 20-minute drive. In Lewisburg, the Robert C. Byrd Clinic, an extension service of The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, provides primary care services.
10. Healthy Living / Farm to Table: From herbs to vegetables and homemade sausage to jellies, The Sporting Club’s chefs enjoy providing members with the freshest produce possible from local farmers. The Greenbrier Sporting Club also enjoys using fresh produce from The Greenbrier Chef’s Garden, located just east in Virginia, on 43-acres of pristine beauty. Everything from the farm is naturally grown with no pesticides. The farm raises nearly all of the produce for The Greenbrier Restaurant Collection, including 25 varieties of fruits and vegetables. If healthy living is a decision maker, then homeowners will be comforted to know where their food comes from when being served at The Club and the resort.
Homeowners can also shop healthy for their own pantries. Living in an agricultural community provides members with 3 farmer’s markets and a plethora of locally, sustainably, and organically raised produce, meats, and home products.
11. Low Congestion: Greenbrier County has been primarily agricultural, but is experiencing some population growth and significant development. With more special events bringing in more visitors, like The Greenbrier Classic, you’ll see very light congestion in the neighboring towns of Lewisburg and Ronceverte during certain hours on a few days out of the year, but there is absolutely no comparison to traffic when living in larger metro areas, such as Washington, D.C. or any other city.
12. Low Crime: West Virginia is among the lowest crime rate states in the country. Owning a home within the gated community of The Greenbrier Sporting Club, you’ll enjoy peace of mind, as security patrols the entire 11,000-acre estate.
13. Low Cost of Living: West Virginia’s cost of living ranks us 27th and is 97.2 or 2.8% below the national average, based on the Council for Community and Economic Research’s 2013 ACCRA Cost of Living Index. This translates into lower property taxes, electricity, and services.
14. Southern Hospitality: West Virginia has a reputation for having a small-town friendly atmosphere.
15. Respected Arts & Culture: Our beautiful valley has several charming hamlets that beckon you to explore. From White Sulphur Springs, home to The Greenbrier, to Alderson, home to West Virginia’s largest Independence Day celebration, and Ronceverte, home to the State Fair of West Virginia, our region promises visitors an array of attractions, events, and cultural opportunities for short day excursions outside the gate of The Greenbrier’s estate. Most notable is the town of Lewisburg, located just 9 short miles from The Greenbrier Sporting Club. The National Trust has named Lewisburg one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations for Historic Preservation, one of the Best Small Art Towns in America, and voted America’s Coolest Small Town by Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine. Downtown Lewisburg’s Carnegie Hall, Lewis Theatre, and Greenbrier Valley Theatre all feature nationally acclaimed artists and productions for concerts, plays, and other events. Here you can discover a surprising selection of art galleries, award-winning restaurants, sidewalk cafes, antique shops, and trendy clothing boutiques.
Unique Homes features the new neighborhoods at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.
The Greenbrier Welcomes 3 New Neighborhoods
For the first time in more than a decade, The Greenbrier resort has announced 3 new golf course neighborhoods at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.
The 3 new neighborhoods will allow golf enthusiasts the opportunity to live on the recently restored Meadows and Old White TPC courses. New homeowners may live among golfers Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson, who also call the resort home.
While the three neighborhoods each provide unique features, they all share stunning golf course views.
Located along the Nos. 15, 16 and 17 fairways of The Old White TPC Course, this course offers spectacular fairway and mountain vistas. Sixteen total sites — ranging in size from 0.37 acres to 0.66 acres — will make up this neighborhood. The homes are also within close proximity to The Greenbrier Golf Club, the outdoor pool and the tennis and fitness center.
This course will offer 3 new homesites along the third fairway of the Meadows Course, which recently underwent a redesign and restoration process. These new sites offer golf course and mountain views with a central location that provides easy access to The Greenbrier Sporting Club and The Greenbrier.
Located within The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s main gated entry, these 7 homesites will be built along a new 9-hole Par-3 Course, which is currently under construction. These sites also offer breathtaking golf and mountain views.
Along with the 3 new neighborhoods, The Greenbrier Sporting Club is also offering 2 new homesites as part of the popular Lodge Cottage neighborhood along Howard’s Creek. A limited number of these new homesites are available in conjunction with a Founding Partnership contribution of $500,000. Founding partners receive a $500,000 credit toward the purchase of a developer-owned homesite or home in The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s existing community or a future homesite. Membership to The Greenbrier Sporting Club includes no greens fees on any of The Greenbrier’s 4 golf courses.
Members will also receive exclusive access to:
- The Members’ Lodge, a 32,000-square-foot facility with a restaurant, bar & pro shop.
- The Sports Complex with the latest in technology, 25′ climbing wall, 2 ASB squash courts, personal trainers, classes, heated outdoor infinity pool, har-tru tennis courts, seasonal grill, and sauna.
- The Snead golf course
- Ananda in the Alleghenies Spa
- The Summit, which features a restaurant and bar, indoor basketball/volleyball court, infinity pool, event glade, miniature golf, and playground.
- 55+ activities offered at America’s Resort, which include golf, tennis, swimming, falconry, and The Casino Club.
The Greenbrier Sporting Club was recently featured in Robb Report. “Let the imagination run rampant as your dream home manifests in the exclusive locale of an all-inclusive golf resort.”
Build Your Wildest Dream Home on West Virginia’s Glamorous Golf Course Resort
Let the imagination run rampant as your dream home manifests in the exclusive locale of an all-inclusive golf resort.
BY LIVIA HOOSON ON JULY 29, 2017
Set at the base of the Allegheny Mountains—resplendent in its canted peaks and verdant forests—you’ll find the Greenbrier National Historic Landmark, which has been providing a glamorous lifestyle for members since its inception in 1778.
That’s the setting for the golf course homes at Greenbrier Sporting Club in West Virginia—which some would say is the very epitome of country grandeur. The resort sits on an impressive 11,000 acres with innumerable activities like off-road driving in a UTV, falconry, horse-back riding, hiking, canopy tours, golfing, kayaking and the list continues. You might call it the ultimate playground for families though it simultaneously appeals to a wide range of demographics looking for a unique living or vacation experience.
The Greenbrier currently has 28 new sites available for purchase as well as resale homes and plots of land across the property in distinct areas from the pristine fairway to the babbling creeks. The main resort is outfitted by the acclaimed interior design firm Dorothy Draper with architecture and decor influenced by the surrounding natural environment evoking a rustic and provincial feel. Across the resort are cottages, chateaus, and modern estates with wooden beams, stonework, vaulted ceilings, and ample living space heightened by thoughtful integration of the mountainous landscape.
The dense forestry of West Virginia surrounds the neighborhoods with wooded seclusion creating cozy abodes with ample privacy. The new home sites are built on .3 acres to 1.2 acres and can be purchased for a minimum of $600,000, with completed homes on up to 22.7 acres being sold for up to $6 million. New buyers can take their time to craft a dream oasis, utilizing the substantial list of architects, builders, and landscape designers along with local interior designers that have been pre-approved by the board at The Greenbrier.
Aside from the confines of the neighborhood’s development regulations and keeping to the design aesthetic they assure there are no limitations to how lavish a residence can be. Home theatres, wine cellars, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, stone terraces, copper roofing, stately fireplaces, exposed beams, and Mahogany flooring are among the palette to choose from. On average, owners can build their home within about 12-15 months working closely with the designers to execute their vision.
For new buyers, a one-time equity membership is $120,000, with annual dues around $16,500 which are paid at the beginning of the year. The annual community association fee of $2,850 covers 24-hour security, road maintenance, and landscaping in each neighborhood. Upon immediate purchase of a home or site owners become members of The Greenbrier Sporting Club, giving them exclusive access to the members-only golf course, spa, equestrian center, lodges, restaurants and the resort’s plethora of other extensive amenities.