1874 Stick Victorian – West Salem, OH

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7482 W Britton Rd, West Salem, OH 44287

  • $899,000
  • Sold for $875,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4520 Sq Ft
  • 100.8 Ac.
Deer Lick Farm is 100 acres of secluded serene beauty, rich in documented history, surrounded by woods and farm land and home to deer, turkey and other wildlife. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, this local landmark built in 1874 on a hilltop features an elegant 22 room High Gothic Victorian home with hand carved and hand stippled woodwork and solid sliding doors throughout the main floor. Other unique features include 5 fireplaces with black marble mantles, oak office with original stained glass window and large safe and a brick bread oven in the kitchen. An ornate 36x72 bank barn stands out among other outbuildings including a two story carriage house with herringbone brick floor, scale house and a brick smokehouse. Nestled away in rural northwestern Wayne County 20 minutes from Medina, Wooster, Ashland with easy access to I-71.List of other features and information on this very unique property available upon request
Contact Information
Kathy Mansfield, Stouffer Realty,
(330) 835-4900

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17 Comments on 1874 Stick Victorian – West Salem, OH

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  1. Robinjn says: 253 comments

    I want to see photos inside that amazing, incredible, fabulous barn. To heck with the house (okay, not really… but still).

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  2. gail says: 98 comments

    This farm is just a few miles from me and it is really nice. Not a whole lot has been done in the house to destroy the original appearance. It is beautiful and has 100 ac of the most beautiful property. Owned a nice family and they have been here a long time.

  3. SueSue says: 1143 comments
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    Oh that barn!!!!

  4. Nathan Davis says: 45 comments

    c’est magnifique! with very minimal work, this house could be an asolute gem!

  5. Melody says: 554 comments

    Love, love, love it!! I love an old farm!!

    The barn, outbuildings, pastures, and fields are calling my name.
    The house looks great and well maintained. I’d pull some carpets and wallpaper, but not all of it. The kitchen looks nice, but eventually I would move the sink to the window and put in some solid counter tops.

    I would also bake a lot more bread if I had that brick oven!

  6. Nathan Davis says: 45 comments

    oh, imagine how it would look if it were painted properly, not just white!

  7. Nathan Davis says: 45 comments

    and those victorian farm buildings… swoon!

  8. stargirl says: 4 comments

    a perfect time capsule! they dont make em like this any more….
    PS are those victorian era ridge vents atop the barn roof? nice!!

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  9. Jenni says: 7 comments

    Oh that barn! The house is beautiful but I would rent it out and live in the barn! or rent the barn out for weddings!

  10. JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
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    James Finley Briton (1826-1914) was born nearby to Irish immigrant parents. He didn’t build the original house, but finished it in the 1880’s and built the great barn. He had gone to California in the Gold Rush, but made his fortune building railroads and managing a guano operation in Chile.
    Article on a reunion of descendants at the farm:
    http://www.the-daily-record.com/local%20news/2006/09/02/james-finley-briton-apos-s-descendants-gather-at-west-salem-homestead

    Wonderful house and property. Agree that with a little paint and polish this one could be even better. Nice to read they bring buses of schoolchildren here to see history.

  11. Meganf42 says: 6 comments

    TWO time capsule bathrooms! TWO! What an intriguing house and property! The little stained glass window may be the best part!

  12. dkzody says: 265 comments

    I thought the barn was a chapel, it is that fantastic. The house (and the surrounding land) looks like something that should be in a movie.

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  13. lara janelara jane says: 485 comments
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    I’m with the rest of ya, THE BARN!!!!

    The house and land are pretty, sure, but the barn! Oh, man… Prettiest barn I ever did see! The carriage house is cute, too. All of this on 100 acres seems like a great deal, I’m just avoiding checking the taxes! 😉

  14. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    Add my voice to the chorus wanting to see and know more about THE BARN! It’s one of the most architecturally sophisticated barns of that period I’ve seen and like the house (which to me closely resembles some of the Palliser Brothers designs) appears to be architect designed. To have all of this included as well as 100 acres seems almost too good to be true. Imagine this house and the outbuildings fully restored and painted in period colors? Although this one is in the “if I won the lottery” category, I personally would be very happy if I could live there.

  15. Jennifer HT says: 785 comments

    Oh my! I too thought the barn was a chapel, then swooned. What an amazing piece of land. I bet it looks beautiful when the trees have their leaves.

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  16. Kathryn allen says: 1 comments

    My brother and I are sad to sell the property but the time has come for a new, young family to move in and start a new chapter. We have loved it for over 35 years. My mom and dad bought it in ’81. Karl and I had many animals, mostly horses. It will forever hold many wonderful memories. Thank you all for the sweet comments about our home.

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