The Garden Project

‚ÄčThe Property

This remarkable 269 acre mountain property features a stunning facility in excellent condition with 8 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths that could be used immediately for small spiritual retreats or as a training center. The structure is designed completely in the round with strikingly beautiful views overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Private, yet accessible to a major highway, the natural beauty of the mountain top retreat is complemented by the artistic design of the home. It was built in 1989 and then completely renovated in 2012 with state-of-the-art technology, security and industrial size appliances. There are open spaces for meetings, and a large, attached finished space that could be used for a Urantia themed art museum. One large room complete with rock walls and glass windows would be perfect for a chapel space. The entire house is encircled with a 'wrap-around' porch ideal for small group conversation, an outside social hour, or a period of quiet contemplation.

The home is 7,318 square feet with two complete kitchens on different floors and well designed for a conference/retreat center. There are many amenities including two gas log fireplaces, many skylights, granite countertops, a hot tub, crown molding on top of the beautiful pine board ceilings, hard wood floors, and top of the line appliances. The house is in excellent condition and was newly renovated only a couple of years ago with up to date utilities including 3 heat pumps and a 4 car garage complete with central air and heat and two 1500-gallon propane tanks that are buried. There is plenty of sun exposure that could accommodate solar panels if desired on the garage area.

The surrounding expansive acreage provides ample room for community development and zoning regulations in Bland County are amenable.  We have submitted our proposal to the the county zoning administrator who envisions  our project being approved.