After Dana Holgorsen’s former residence in Cheat Lake has sat empty for over a year (367 days to be exact), I decided to put an offer on it. Despite my personal negative feelings toward the former Head Coach of the Mountaineers, I’m a massive fan of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style of architecture and Holgorsen’s home is a very modern version of a Wright masterpiece.
With that said, a $2.7 million price tag is steep, particularly for a home that has no water view and has not had any other offers in over a year. Although I was pre-approved for a $1.4 million mortgage, I came in with a $1.2 million offer.
This kind of huge reduction in price will certainly not be accepted, but the offer must be presented to the owner (Holgorsen) and a counter offer will be returned to me.
The home, sitting on 3.62 acres, is a “handsome contemporary wrapped in rustic charm capturing the heart of the Mountain State. Light filled rooms, lofty ceilings, simplistic design all describe the unique home and is built using CLT construction. Spacious main house & detached guest suite, home has ample space for all occasions”, according to the listing on Zillow.
The 5 bedroom, 5 bath home is 7,733 square feet and is absolutely the perfect home to raise my children in with Cheat Lake Elementary less than 3 miles away. In addition, the appeal of living in this work of art that happens to be the former WVU Head Coach’s home is simply too irresistible for me too pass on. I will, of course, keep my readers updated on the progress of the purchase. If you’re interested, take a look at my future home below: