Salem, WV

Details below are from September 2013, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 9/4/13   -   Last OHD Update: 4/14/20   -   12 Comments
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Grass Run Rd, Salem, WV 26426

  • $69,500
  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1710 Sq Ft
  • 39.96 Ac.
40+/- acres just 20 minutes to town out Marshville Rd along Grass Run Rd. Tear down this Victorian farm house and build new or restore this classic 2 bedroom, 1 bath with second floor sleeping porch and lots of woodwork.
Contact Information
Dana Aksila, Sunnnyside Realty,
304-873-2558

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12 Comments on Salem, WV

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  1. lara janelara jane says: 468 comments
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    I love the staircase and “matching” porch balustrade! So cute!

    40 acres for $70k seems like a fair price, even if you want to build elsewhere on the land. This would be a fun project, though!

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 136 comments
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      Yes – this would be a very fun project. The staircase balustrade is very striking…
      I’d like to see what is beneath the pink and white siding; what a great exterior!
      Kelly’s date of c. 1880 seems appropriate. I love how – in a single sentence of the
      realtor’s description – the house is both a “tear down” and yet a “classic” worthy
      of restoration. At least the door has been opened to the possibility of restoration
      which is more than some realtors would do. Fun outbuildings, too!

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  2. John Shiflet says: 5539 comments

    I could entirely believe this folk style interpretation of an Italianate (early 1880’s might be fairly accurate) was built by the homeowner or by one of his carpenter(s). (don’t think there were many women engaged in house building in the 1800’s) There were a few architectural elements that might have been ordered from a millwork catalog but much appears hand-made. The 1900’s era Craftsman flavored divider with the toothpick-like supports is also a highly individualistic detail. West Virginians were a plucky, very creative people often relying on their own talents when financial resources were lacking. While clearly identifiable as an Italianate, there are too many folksy details for it to have been formally built by a regular crew of house builders. With a very generous amount of TLC, as well as removal of some later additions (siding, dropped ceiling) and extensive landscaping, a creative homeowner who appreciates the homespun qualities of this modest home could have for themselves a unique artistic retreat in the woods. Folk art and collectible primitives would look super in this setting. I’d suggest the kitchen and bathroom would look far better re-interpreted in this folk style manner to blend in with the original house. Such houses as this one are rare.

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  3. says: 458 comments

    Looks like the kind of staircase one might find in a simple Swiss chalet, or a German inn.

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  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 7266 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Yeah, I think this might be one of the ones I sent you, but it’s been a while back. It really does have that “Kelly loves fixers” flair. 😉 Too bad the place on land with the great outbuildings and the dramatic Oak alle in Alabama doesn’t have interior pics; not to mention those goofy labels over the images. That one also had Kelly written all over it.. 🙂 And yes. Definitely Italianate originally, with a probably 1930’s/ 40’s reno. stair and arches in front rooms. The tall, delicate columns and fretwork on the front porch are decidedly original and VERY pretty. This place is not in bad shape at all really, and NOT a teardown!

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      All this time, I didn’t put it together that you were the Jeff that had been sending me some really great houses! 😉

      And yes, I see the word “tear down” and I immediately want to post, as long as there is an inkling of original or interesting features. I love the small amount of detail work around the porch and the staircase and the acreage is always a plus.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 7266 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Yep it’s me. JDHRosewater as is. 🙂

        I liked this one especially because it still has most of it’s original dependency buildings, (in various states of repair), especially the summer kitchen. I have a real “thing” for outbuildings, and can’t count the times I wish I had a summer kitchen to use instead of heating up the house during these hot months. They really are useful..

        Unlike most of my contemporaries, instead of spending idle hours playing video games, I like to troll real estate web-sites, (a gift from heaven to us lookie-loos), looking for interesting and unusual residential architecture and details of varying periods to add images to my vast and growing collection. I do LOVE to share, as through my FLICKR page http://www.flickr.com/photos/regulusalpha/ , which has lately been quite neglected; and directly with others like yourself who get the same charge as I do when seeing a unique property, (and especially when in original or mostly preserved condition). It’s always fun to get the new additions to OHD. Keep up the great work! Jeff 🙂

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  5. Julie says: 104 comments

    I don’t know why but this house has totally charmed me!

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  6. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Maybe demolished or just left to rot. A land for sale popped up, reduced acreage but shows that it includes a structure I was fairly certain was the house in the plot outline. link

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  7. Is this available?

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