315 Ganders Drive Luray, VA 22835
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Nothing compares to what’s next! This meticulously renovated, historic log cabin retreat sits on 25 fascinating acres with private access to the Shenandoah River. The home, built by settler Martin Kaufman Sr., is one of the first residences built in Page County. Rediscovered behind layers of lath and plaster within the 1700’s era farmhouse walls, the restored spaces of the original log cabin lend a cozy and inviting ambiance that extends throughout. The tin-roofed, slate front porch invites guests into the living room, home to the massive stone hearth and gas fireplace. Tucked around the corner of the hearth lies the wood-doored entrance into the log cabin, reborn as the Great Room. Complete with ample flexible seating for a multitude of activities, from enjoying views from the windows, to viewing the surround sound theatre system with retractable screen, or warming by the fire in the second fireplace, this fabulous space is at once cozy and grand. With doors to the front porch as well as the back deck, cross breezes as well as guests, can flow through easily. Follow the beautifully refinished floors back to the Living Room, then right into the Dining Room and Kitchen. The wide open Dining Room has ample space to expand the table (or add more, if grand feasts are your style), leaving plenty of space for sofa seating for those intent on watching the party from the fringe. French doors onto the back deck allow the feast to expand outside. Breakfast Counter seating gives another view into the modern Kitchen, complete with ceramic tile floors, 2 separate sinks, and plentiful granite counters. Up the stairs from the Living Room, the Upper Landing leads into 3 of the 4 bedrooms, Right, Straight-ahead and Left. Right, on the front of the house, facing the Massanutten Mountain Range, the Bunk Bedroom comfortably sleeps 4. Its ensuite, tucked beyond the stone chimney, has a spa-like decor enhanced by its exterior log cabin wall. Straight-ahead are the expansive Log Cabin Suite and rustic/chic ensuite with its one-of-a-kind walk-in “log-shower”. This spacious AND cozy room with windows on three sides, overlooking the river and mountains, opens to the upper deck. Left, this ample bedroom features a large cedar closet and French doors to the upper deck. Its ensuite windows overlook the “smokehouse patio” and the fields beyond. The 4th upstairs bedroom can be accessed from the upper deck, or via the “secret” stairs off the kitchen. This bedroom suite, with its own uniquely perfect bathroom, has views out both sides and the back, and is home to the laundry room. From the kitchen, there are two outside exits. The backdoor, flanked by the walk-in pantry and the stairway to the cellar/basement, leads to the back portion of the lower deck. The side-door is accessed through the mudroom, also the link to the elegant 5th full bathroom with its convenient walk-in shower. Out the side-door is the path to the “smokehouse patio” which sits on the old smokehouse foundation and is grounded by its remaining majestic stone fireplace! A most beautiful setting for nighttime stargazing after an evening BBQ following a day of enjoying the sublime bucolic and mountain views. Beyond the patio and across the grassy plain past the orb sundial sit the old foundation walls of the original bank barn. Acres of romping space abound for any variety of outdoor activity, including lawn sports, picnicking or kayaking on the river, privately accessed from the lower lot. A gentle hike up the mowed grass hill leads around to a most surprising property feature, the quarry! With a relatively level clearing at the base, the rock wall, with a very unique formation, could be an acoustic backdrop for musical performances, a new twist on “hard rock”, or provide hours of fun for climbing enthusiasts. The property has also been used as a short-term rental. Will your adventures be what’s next for this storied property?
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