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Off market. On 20 acres with fruit trees and a pond! Circa 1850 in West Virginia. $225,000

March 21, 2022

The property has a spring fed pond and fruit trees! This home was built in 1850. It is located on 20 acres in Lindside, West Virginia. The home features stone chimneys, hardwood floors, wood walls, wood ceilings, spacious kitchen and a large back deck. The property has a spring fed pond, fruit trees, fire pit, berry patches and a greenhouse. Two bedrooms and one bathroom. $225,000

Contact Paul Grist with Grist Real Estate Associates

From the Zillow listing:


Showings begin Thursday 3/24/2022Historic 1850 pioneer home on 20+/-acres. 2-bedrooms, one-bath, modern kitchen with handcrafted woodwork. Large deck with sunset mountain views.This rustic 2-story home features its original hardwood floors and shiplap interior walls, energy-efficient Pella windows, and a modern kitchen with black walnut counters and a ceramic tile floor. The farm, with 15 +/- acres of pasture and 5 +/- acres of mixed hardwoods, includes a spring-fed pond, fruit trees, berry patches, a high tunnel, a firepit, and a tree fort. 20 minutes from Union and Peterstown. A scenic drive on winding country roads from the Monroe County seat of Union leads to this classic homestead with views of 5 mountains. Partly rustic, partly modernized (the heating system includes two woodstoves as well as solar panels), the home lends itself to simple, inexpensive country living with no water bills (the source is a spring on the property) and minimal electric costs. Built as a 4-room home in 1850, with a kitchen added in 1900 and recently contemporized, this solidly-built structure has stood the test of time. The front entry opens to an entry hall with the living room on the right, an office/den and bathroom on the left, and the kitchen and deck in the rear. A central stairway leads to the two upstairs bedrooms. The living room features a stone fireplace with a woodstove, shiplap walls, a built-in desk, and a ceiling fan. The office/den also has a stone fireplace with a wood stove and a ceiling fan. The kitchen, undisputedly the most updated room in the home, has attractive ceramic tile flooring, countertops, and a wine-rack crafted from local black walnut trees, a table of local ash with a built-in maple bench, and pantry and laundry closet doors crafted from reclaimed local poplar. The central island incorporates a large farmhouse sink. Appliances include a Frigidaire refrigerator with an ice maker, a Five Star gas range with 4 burners and a griddle, and a wall-mounted Samsung microwave. There is plumbing for easy hookup of a dishwasher. The kitchen includes a pantry with deep shelves and a laundry closet that opens to reveal a Samsung front-loading washer and dryer. The kitchen exits to a 10 x 20-foot rear deck with views to the west and north of the property, pond and distant mountains. The bathroom has a tiled shower tub, a tile floor, a porcelain sink set in a marble countertop, and reclaimed barn wood shelves. Two upper-level bedrooms are similar in size and have the original hardwood flooring. The extensive acreage includes multiple apple trees, as well as strawberry plants and raspberry and blueberry bushes, and a high tunnel for gardening. A nearby firepit beckons on cool summer evenings. A unique property, this home, and farm are ideally suited for a simple, back-to-the-earth lifestyle on a quiet country road, surrounded by nature.


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