Only Private Gated Community in West Virginia Offering True Ski-In, Ski-Out Access and Best–in-Class Green Building Practices
Snowshoe, WV — East Coast outdoor enthusiasts no longer need to head “West” to get their adventure fix. No matter the season, West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain has increasingly attracted enthusiasts of all types, particularly since top ski village operator Intrawest purchased the resort in 1995. After more than ten years of unprecedented success, Snowshoe Mountain Resort welcomes Sawmill Village, a new cutting-edge private gated community boasting privileged ski-in, ski-out access and the state’s highest green practices.
Sawmill Village is the exclusive, gated residential community offering authentic, superior craftsmanship, radiating multi-generational appeal and embracing the natural heritage of the Mountain. Boasting the first 100 percent Energy Star® rated homes in West Virginia by incorporating up-to-date green building materials and methods, Sawmill Village delivers quality living for discerning homeowners seeking a tranquil retreat from the stresses of everyday society.
“My family has been traveling to Snowshoe Mountain for years, so I have great respect for the history of the region,” stated Thomas Tretheway, developer of Sawmill Village. “Sawmill Village will enhance a family legacy—and together with Intrawest, we will cultivate our shared vision for the future success of this mountain resort. We plan to put Snowshoe on the map as a true alternative option to the West.”
The 22-acre Sawmill Village community features 110 home sites to be purchased as homes or lots. Prices start at $750,000, with the high-end exceeding $3 million. The developers also contributed $1 million to Snowshoe Mountain to establish a partnership to build three additional ski trails for the 2007-2008 season.
Sawmill Village set the precedent high for future developments in the state by being the first and only to commit itself to building all of its homes to meet Energy Star® performance guidelines.
For more information, visit: http://www.sawmillvillage.com or call (877) 372-9645.
The floor plans start with the following features:
|The Mountain Cottage||2,347 sq ft||3||2 full & 1-1/2 bath|
|The Gatehouse||3,270 sq ft||4||4|
|The Highlands Cottage||3,912 sq ft||6||3 full & 1-1/2 bath|
|The Spruce Peak||5,275 sq ft||6 (two masters)||5 full & 1-1/2 bath|
|The Slopefront||6,103 sq ft||9 (three masters)||6 full & 1-1/2 bath|
Each home features privileged ski-in, ski-out access, hot tub, garage parking, stainless steel and granite in kitchen and bathrooms, plasma TV in living area, TVs in every bedroom, Energy Star® standards, hardwood main floors, private decks, gas fireplaces, ski storage with boot rack and ample owners’ storage.
Homes purchased as a secondary residence may also be placed in a rental management program to be operated by GoodManagement, a complete turn-key operation.
Energy Star®, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, encourages the use of energy efficient products and practices to protect the environment. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged and recognized Sawmill for its dedication to the cause.
“We have committed ourselves to taking ‘green’ building practices to a new level,” commented Tretheway. “To truly deliver quality living it is important to look at the direction our future is taking. We are dedicated to establishing a precedent for new developments on the mountain by optimizing our energy efficiency and meeting all Energy Star® standards to provide a clean, safe living environment for the life of the community. This is another part of creating a multi-generational legacy.”
For buyers, owning an Energy Star® home means lower utility costs, less energy consumption, a cleaner, safer living environment for their families, and, of course, significant monthly and yearly savings. Proudly bearing the Energy Star® label designates that Sawmill offers superior energy performance and incorporates “green” building materials and methods.
To meet the Energy Star® standards, developer Summit III uses structural insulated panels in the homes to maximize efficiency, as well as install energy efficient windows, water systems and appliances inside the homes. In addition, the development is incorporating storm water retention as a landscape design feature.