GRAYCLIFF HALL, custom designed by an architect in the style of a 15th century Italian "Costello", was built in 2015 by Empire Construction. Sited on 13+ acres fronting on the Potomac River, it was designed to be spacious, elegant, comfortable, and suitable for family living OR business retreats.
It was designed to provide fantastic 180 degree views of the POTOMAC RIVER. The view will never be spoiled, as the land on the Maryland side is part of the Federal C+O Canal Park. The main house has 13, 545 SF of living space on 3 levels and, depending on need, with large meeting rooms, on each level. Also a smaller guest cottage and gate house with apartment for guests or managers. It is being sold FULLY FURNISHED with all operating equipment.
Graycliff Hall enjoys a spectacular 180* view of the Potomac protected by Federal C & O Canal on opposite side of the river. The 1st floor is mostly open space with large elegant areas and rooms. An elevator serves all three levels. Highlights include a wonderful huge fireplace area with large couches and a big formal dining area. Also a separate owners suite with kitchenette and office, a commercial grade gourmet kitchen, library and office. There is also a very large screened porch + huge decks with great river views.
The second level has a large conference room and wet bar, 10 guest bedrooms (all have balconies, 5 with river views). The Lower level is largely finished as a recreational area with a 24 seat theater room, 2nd office, open fitness area, temperature controlled wine room, open game room with a full sized bocce court, pool table and video games +an open conference area with conversation pit. Also a covered parking area on the lower level.
Multiple additional outbuildings, including a GATEHOUSE/APARTMENT, a GREENHOUSE, a 2 bedroom GUEST HOUSE on the edge of a large landscaped, stocked pond, a MAINTENANCE SHOP with STORAGE, a GAZEBO. Equipment incl a canoe, kayaks, a pontoon boat, 3 golf carts, mowers extensive equipment and tools. Sale includes a buyers one year membership to Cress Creek Country Club. with golf, tennis, and pool facilities. Graycliff is presently used both as a family residence and retreat center; it serves as a perfect place to live and entertain family and friends; a "retirement home to tempt the kids" with its outdoorsy, sporting lifestyle . Truly your own private resort! It certainly will impress your business associates, even if they don't land on the HELIPAD included on the property. It provides a place where friends, families and business associates could feel comfortable in a beautiful natural environment, where kids could feel comfortable bringing their friends and their own families. Perfect for a business residence or corporate retreat center.
No matter the use, we guarantee that you will love the natural beauty, privacy and the quiet atmosphere of this grand property. As John Burrows once wrote, "I GO TO NATURE TO BE SOOTHED, AND HEALED, AND HAVE MY SENSES PUT IN ORDER."
Graycliff Hall is located within the Shepherds Cove residential community; a gated community with premium amenities, including extensive walking trails, and a community recreational area which fronts the Potomac River and includes a marina, community boat storage area, putting green and pavilion overlooking the river.
Historic Shepherdstown has a vibrant downtown area with a wide variety of restaurants and boutique shops. It is the home of Shepherd University.
Conveniently located 50 miles from the Washington DC Beltway, and minutes to Shepherdstown MARC train commuter service to DC.
For travel by air there is an Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport, easy access to Dulles International Airport ( IAD) , Baltimore Washington International Airport National Airport , and Washington County Airport (HRG) and of course Graycliff Halls' own helipad.
The property can NOT be used for a Bed&Breakfast or short term rentals
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