Historic House Listings

Sold. 23 acres! “Golganooza”, Circa 1830’s. Located in Ohio. $289,000

September 11, 2021

Well, this interior sure is interesting! Wasn’t expecting that. A portion of this home was built in the 1830’s. It is located on 23 acres in Millfield, Ohio. The home was called Golganooza and was often used for pageants, gatherings, hippie pot lucks and many dances. The house was owned by poet and artist, Aethelred Eldridge, University art professor and local spiritual leader. The home features hardwood floors, art murals, wood ceilings and exposed log walls. There are several outbuildings on the property and it is close to hiking. Two bedrooms, one bathroom and 1,818 square feet. $289,000

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From the Zillow listing:


A magical retreat; log home and buildings developed for decades by artist and poet, Aethelred Eldridge, Ohio University art professor and local spiritual leader. Totally private on 23 acres, mostly wooded, with some open pasture, garden areas, and pond. The original section of the home is an 1830’s historic log structure, with additions made 1970-80’s. Known in former times as Golganooza, site of many gatherings and pageants, hippie pot lucks, poetry readings and lots of dancing over the last 5 decades. The home has original murals on many surfaces – amazing and similar to the Eldridge murals on the OU campus. No mineral rights included. Some outbuildings for storage or workshop. AEP electric, water by cistern collection only, composting toilet and no septic. Long driveway and gate – access is by a recorded easement. The home is about 1800 sq ft – 2-3 bedrooms, plus studio or office, huge living room and eat-in kitchen, bathroom/laundry on main floor. Good condition. Heated by wood, BB electric. Athens Schools. Great hunting, hiking, and get away property! Must see to appreciate this special get-away/retreat! Near Wayne National Forest, Bailey Trails, Burr Oak Lake Park.


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