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. The Sporting Club now has 11 homes currently under construction and another 5 under consideration by the Architectural Review Board (ARB). 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 yours. 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.
“We chose to live here simply for our love of The Sporting Club and this resort,” says a recent owner from Texas. “Before we even purchased the homesite we consulted with our landscape architect to begin developing the vision of what this home and homesite could be. We wanted to bring the outdoors in, and the whole concept began with that simple premise.”

Their new home does just that, featuring over 300 newly planted trees, a three-tiered waterfall and pool (pictured above), a newly blazed trail to a hilltop gathering spot, and floor-to-ceiling windows along the rear of the home from which to enjoy it all.
Rob Vass, Principal of REV III, LLC, a local construction management and building firm that has over a decade of experience building at the resort, and oversaw the construction of the custom home, says his company finds these kinds of jobs exhilarating.
“We feel privileged to have the opportunity to work on a project such as this,” he says. “The original landscaping concept was to create a ‘Woodland Paradise’. The team has turned this concept phrase into reality. The interior spaces will equal the exterior, thanks to the owner’s visionary design sense. The high quality of the architecture, materials and construction, as seen in this home, is what makes our homes stand out.”
Building a home at The Greenbrier Sporting Club involves a number of principals, from architects and builders to landscape and interior designers. Each of these firms are carefully vetted and approved by the development team and represent the finest professionals in the industry. Many home builders 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 11 years, especially when dealing with absentee owners who don’t have the extra time to visit the resort during every step of the process. And with per square foot building costs at their most modest level in years as well, many homesite owners are taking advantage. The increase in construction, well above last year’s numbers at this time, is building energy at the resort and throughout the club.
“Seldom before has there been such a perfect time to purchase a homesite and build your dream house,” says John Klemish, Broker in Charge and Adviser to the Chairman. “With low interest rates, construction costs down and homesite prices at opportunistic levels, the time is now and the place is The Greenbrier.”

The first home was completed over the summer in 2012 and went to contract only a month after being listed. Summit #48 residence (property #: GSV 48) enjoyed fantastic views over the Allegheny Mountains and to The Members’ Lodge below. Its use of Western Red cedar siding, timber beams and stone helped it to blend harmoniously in its natural surroundings.
The second home, Summit #19 (property #: GSV 19), is slated to be finished in the coming weeks and features stellar views to the northwest, where heirloom farms and countryside stretch across the wide Greenbrier Valley. Summit #19 also represents the best in vernacular architecture, with exposed, reclaimed Douglas fir timber beams and a dark brown, standing seam Galv-Alum™ roof.
With the success of these first two model homes at The Summit, the team is currently assessing two more developer homesites on which to build more homes during 2013. So whether you’d prefer a vernacular mountain home located in the Greenbrier Summit Village neighborhood or a classic estate with views of the resort, The Greenbrier Sporting Club looks forward to assisting you in building your next dream home and adding to the 192 already completed homes located across the 6,750 acres of property.
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The Greenbrier Sporting Club is a private residential sporting community and equity club on the 6,750-acre grounds of the legendary Greenbrier, developed by the Greenbrier Hotel Corporation. Members enjoy access to an array of private amenities including a Members’ Lodge, award-winning golf at The Snead – an 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course, Eastern-inspired spa (Ananda in theAlleghenies), full-service equestrian center, sports complex with infinity pool, indoor squash courts and 25-foot climbing wall. Members also indulge in exclusive mountaintop amenities at Greenbrier Summit Village and so much more. Home ownership at The Greenbrier Sporting Club also means complete access to more than 50 amenities and activities at The Greenbrier resort, including three championship golf courses, The Greenbrier, The Old White TPC and The Meadows. >>> Request more information about real estate opportunities and how you can start living the Sporting Life