UNDER CONTRACT! – FOR SALE The Historic Wray Home in Glen White, WV

Listed at $151,000.00 UNDER CONTRACT

SOLD!   Listed at $151,000.00 

One of the best examples of American Craftsman architecture in southern West Virginia, the historic Wray Home was built in 1910 at Glen White for Everette Wray, the chief accountant for influential coal baron E.E. White. 


FOR SALE By Foxfire Realty

The Historic Wray Home

113 Chester Street

Glen White, WV 25849

Listed at only $151,000.00

One of the best examples of American Craftsman architecture in southern West Virginia, the historic Wray Home was built in 1910 at Glen White for Everette Wray, the chief accountant for influential coal baron E.E. White. The founder of the E.E. White Coal Company, White, who commissioned the home to be built for the Wrays, lived in the colonnaded mansion that stands on the adjacent knoll. The village of Glen White was named for him. A landmark example of the Arts-and-Crafts movement in American architecture, the home is exquisitely built with craftsmanship in mind. A slate roof, tapered columns, and outstanding attention to carpentry are ha

The property remained in the good care of the Wray family for almost 100 years until it was purchased by its current owners and restored and enhanced. A kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and breakfast room were carefully added. Plumbing, wiring, and HVAC systems were wholly upgraded. A large greenspace in front of the house was acquired to help preserve and protect the property’s historic atmosphere.

In addition to the home’s historic character, location is a particular advantage here. Homeowners benefit from rural quiet as well as easy access to nearby Beckley, the commercial center of southern West Virginia, a drive of approximately 15 minutes away. Convenient retail centers are also located at Sophia and MacArthur, a drive of only five and 10 minutes respectively.

The home also provides for excellent access to outdoor recreation amenities and is fewer than five minutes from the Coalfields Expressway, the final section of which is nearing completion and is expected to boost tourism throughout the region. Hiking, biking, hunting, kayaking, and ATV touring are already growing increasingly popular in the area. Six miles to the southwest of Glen White, Burning Rock Off-Road Park continues to expand to meet the demand for ATV touring and outdoor recreation. Winterplace ski area and Twin Falls Resort State Park are a drive of only 20 minutes away, and the New River Gorge National River is only 30 minutes away.

The home sits on approximately one acre on two combined parcels

Craftsman-style four-square home
Excellent bed-and-breakfast venue
Wonderful woodwork
Many improvements and recent updates

Google Coordinates: 81.284153 W,37.732615 N
Address: 113 Chester Street, Glen White, WV 25849
Elevation Range: About 2,159 ft

American Craftsman arts-and-crafts influenced home circa 1910
Ideally suited bed-and-breakfast venue
Large covered front porch
Italian cut stone foundation
Four bedrooms; two with sleeping porches
Large closets and storage spaces
Slate roof
Oak staircase, flooring, and trim
Interior French doors between living and dining rooms
Brick American Craftman-style fireplace
Vintage light fixtures
Basement with walkout
Mature landscaping
Fenced pet lot
Many vintage appointments preserved

A series of renovations completed in 2008-2009 included:
New plumbing
Complete rewiring
Security system
Two baths
New vinyl siding
Two separate HVAC systems
New double-hung windows
Natural-gas water heater
Manufactured storage shed 12 x 24 feet
Gourmet kitchen with KraftMaid solid oak cabinetry
Finished attic
Double oven
Five-burner glass cooktop
Farm sink with disposal
Laundry closet off kitchen
Double-stack ovens
Extensive flower beds

Home Room Dimensions
Living Room 16 x 15
Dining Room 15 x 15
Kitchen 18 x 13
Foyer 17 x 14
Breakfast Room 9 x 16
Bath 7 x 8
Laundry 7 x 8

Bath 6 x 9
Bedroom 10 x 15
Bedroom 11 x 16
Bedroom 10 x 12 with 6 x 9 sleeping porch
Bedroom 11 x 12 with 6 x 9 sleeping porch

Total Living Space = 2,729 from public records
Outbuilding 12 x 24

The property has recently been surveyed. The property is being sold by the existing legal description and not by the acre.

Accessed by public road Chester Street
Water: Public
Sewer: Public
Electricity: Mon Power
Natural Gas: Mountaineer Gas
Telephone: Landline is available
Internet: Available by cable or other servers
Cellphone Coverage: Good

Raleigh County employs some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the county government and also the health department for regulations regarding zoning, building codes, and the installation of water wells and septic systems.

Historic residential home constructed circa 1910 with adjoining vacant lot

Deed Information: Deed Roll 5026 Page 7955 and Deed Roll 5062 Page 6446
Acreage: (Approx. 1 plus acre combined) SUR LOT 1 SEC 1 GLEN WHITE and SUR LOTS 3-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Raleigh County, West Virginia
Town Tax District 11
Tax Map 32A Parcels 3 and 16
2019 Real Estate Taxes: 529.36

Raleigh County School District
(A listing of the many Raleigh County schools and colleges is available on the internet.)

Public Elementary School:
Lester Elementary School PK*5
Public Middle School:
Independence Middle School 6*8
Public High School:
Independence High School 9*12
Higher Education:
Appalachian Bible College
Southern West Virginia Community College
Bluefield State College (Beaver Campus)
Concord University (Beaver Campus)
WVU Tech
Private Schools:
Greater Beckley Christian School K-12
Mabscott Christian Academy K-12
Saint Francis Desales Roman Catholic School K-8
Victory Baptist Academy K-12

From Beckley-MacArthur at Interstates 77/64
To reach the Wray home from Beckley, head southwest on four-lane highway WV-16, also known as Robert C. Byrd Drive. At about three miles, veer right onto the WV-54 off-ramp to Mullens and Twin Falls State Park and at the end of the ramp bear right onto two-lane highway WV-54. Proceed 2.1 miles to a left turn onto Campbell Street, a single-lane paved avenue. Proceed 0.2 miles to a right turn onto Chester Street. The house stands at Hall and Chester streets some 450 feet ahead.

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