1857 – Culloden, WV – $155,000

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1188 Lee Creek Rd, Culloden, WV 25510

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  • $155,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1040 Sq Ft
  • 27 Ac.
This Unique Property Situated On 27 Acres With Free Gas Features A Fully Functioning Old Wood Home With 2 Bedrooms And A Full Bath That Will Leave You Feeling Like You Have Stepped Back In Time, Several Outbuildings, A Large 2 Story Barn With Separate Workshop, Land For Farming, Hunting, Etc. And So Much More. Antique Furniture & Appliances Will Convey To Purchaser. Come Take A Look And Be Wowed!!
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Heather Highley, Highley Blessed Realty
(304) 590-1176
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39 Comments on 1857 – Culloden, WV – $155,000

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  1. MWMW says: 878 comments

    LOL, for some reason I got a kick out of the ADT security sign by the front steps. Somehow just didn’t seem expected.

  2. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 105 comments

    Dibs on that vintage kitchen table.

    “Free gas?” Explain, please.

    • Natural gas wells are common in parts of WV, and I think the owners of the properties that the gas is under get free gas.

    • Back in the day, if you were lucky enough to find a natural gas well on your property, you would have “free gas”. I know if several places in Indiana that still have their own natural gas wells.

    • shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 55 comments
      OHD Supporter

      In this part of Appalachia many farms lease gas wells to companies. As part of their compensation, they get free gas.

    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 105 comments

      I just took a look at the official listing. This is being offered as “Land.” For Water Source it says “1.” There is a stream or creek. Did anyone see a bathroom? This is definitely an off-the-grid opportunity. Although, there is electricity.
      I like this place and I hope some really great person buys it. And gives me that kitchen table. I need it. Thanking you in advance, Really Great Person.

      • GardenStaterGardenStater says: 196 comments
        1865 Gothic Revival
        Charlotte, NC

        I wondered about the bathroom, too. But if it’s got a kitchen, I would imagine it must have a bathroom. It might not be very pretty, which is why there are no photos. Just a guess.

    • JosephJoseph says: 34 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1868 Italinate
      Bellefonte, PA

      There is probably a gas well on the property and the owner gets a share of the production.

    • MWMW says: 878 comments

      I’m not sure, but my guess would be that the property now has a gas/energy extraction easement and it possibly included giving the property some amount of free gas back as part of the deal, likely limited to either an amount or duration, or both.

    • ShelaShela says: 9 comments

      I believe it means There is a gas well on the property.

  3. TGrantTGrant says: 804 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    Oooo, the antique collection conveys. I hope that includes the kitchen stove!

  4. Honest to goodness, authentic farmhouse chic! Delightful!

  5. Would you paint it? Or leave it? And, yes, I will take it no matter!

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 882 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      I’d slap a transparent sealer on the house and let it be. Then I’d faux paint the barn to look equally weathered. Then I’d plant my vegetable garden, get some chickens, park on the porch with my iced tea and forget all about the world outside.

  6. Love this place and especially all the stuff in that kitchen. I wouldn’t change a thing.

  7. Never in all my born days seen anything like it! It’s almost satire!

  8. JeanJean says: 106 comments
    1975 Traditional
    Athens, GA

    Wowzers! I wouldn’t change a thing. I bet those appliances still work, too. I nominate this for best Old House on Old House Dreams, hands down.

    Yes, I hope free gas doesn’t mean they are fracking nearby…

  9. Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    I was not surprised to see a Culloden, WV. After the Battle of Colloden in 1745, many Scottish Highlanders fled especially to parts of WV, PA, and the hills of NC and Tenn., bringing quite a culture with them. I walked the battlefield site last year….quite sobering. Not difficult to imagine the history of this little house. I like how the corner stair tread is worn….by lots of little feet to no doubt what was/is? very chilly sleeping in winter. Easy to inaccurately romanticize.

    • JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
      OHD Supporter

      “Quite a culture” indeed, including whiskey and fiddle music!

      The family here actually has an Anglicized German name with roots before the Revolution – the American flag isn’t just for decoration. Most folks in this region stayed true to the Union in the Civil War, the reason West Virginia was formed. The lady’s name is the same as the creek, so the house may have been in her family. The things kept there are more than collectibles but are filled with memories too dear to throw away.
      They also own the ranch house next door on an acre subdivided from this parcel. The gas well has been there 50 years or more, shown on the maps. The Baptist church just down the road goes back much earlier, probably founded around the time the house was built.

  10. ShelaShela says: 9 comments

    This reminds me of my mamaw and papaw’s home. Small filled with odds and ends and a lot of love.

    • MikeMike says: 354 comments
      1886 Queen Anne Victorian

      For me, it is a little house that my great-grandmother lived in when I was growing up in the late 60s and 70s. After her death, my grandma’s bachelor cousin bought it and lived there until he passed in the late 90s. At that time, it was in excellent condition, and it still had everything from the 1920s, down to the wallpaper. A nice young couple bought it…they let the local volunteer fire department use it for a burn exercise, then they pulled in a new doublewide.

      • thedappledgraythedappledgray says: 55 comments
        1925 Tudor Revival

        That is HEARTBREAKING!

      • risaberisabe says: 46 comments

        Oh NO! My ‘Daddy” (as a lot of us call them in the South) grew up in a house in Vale, NC. It was small, with my widowed grandmother and her five children all living there. Grandmother fled to NC from northern Georgia, where she took them home to her family after my granddaddy died. The state home was going to take her children.

        Daddy took us to see the old house once while we were in the NC mountains. It was gone, but his memory of it was not.

        My Daddy is gone now, too, but I remember. I would hope others would as well because history is being torn down every day.

        This house is beautiful just as it is. I would love to have it.

      • brigidbrigid says: 503 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
        Smalltown, OK

        OMGs! That’s horrible…

      • That just went to the pit of my stomach. How could they?!!

        • MikeMike says: 354 comments
          1886 Queen Anne Victorian

          There was originally a barn on the hill behind the house, gone by the time I came along. The new owners wanted something newer, bigger, and further up the hill; they did not want Grandma Ollie’s little house sitting in their front yard…

  11. GardenStaterGardenStater says: 196 comments
    1865 Gothic Revival
    Charlotte, NC

    Very idyllic. Lots of potential. I can imagine being an old hermit and living here!

  12. MikeMike says: 354 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian

    Did anyone else start humming John Denver? “West Virginia…mountain momma..take me home…” I love this house. Sad to say, but with the remote location, it will likely wind up remodeled or replaced. Once these old homes are gone, we can’t get them back.

  13. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 105 comments

    Thank you to everyone who answered my question about the free gas. You have added to my small understanding of Appalachia.

  14. CateCate says: 241 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Milwaukee, WI

    First of all I must say that I love, love, love ALL the “stuff” in the home, and would hope that it would all “convey” to the buyer because there is some treasured items there.

    I agree with Barbara V in that I would put on a clear sealer–after having the foundation shored up as it looks a bit sketchy in places. Probably impossible to insulate the place, so I agree that it would be pretty chilly in the winter. Only see the fireplace as a heat source.

    Thanks for the information on the free gas. I had never heard of that before, so you educated me.

    Although the realtor lists “one bath”, I don’t see a doorway to another room, anywhere.
    Wonder if one of those little structures near the house was an outhouse.

    Could the building with the slanted roof possibly be a smokehouse? The brand new white door on the barn caused me to chuckle since it is so out of character with the property.
    I can see chickens running around and a nice large garden.
    There appears to be a few neighbors around and I wonder if there weren’t more acres to the property in years past.
    I agree with Jean that this has to be the absolute best old house on Old House Dreams!

    • JoeJoe says: 755 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1820 Federal
      Baltimore, MD

      Who needs insulation if natural gas comes free? I would install a basement floor heater and if it has no basement, I’d build one. This house is plain old fun!

  15. MichaelMichael says: 2396 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    It was as much pleasure reading all the great comments on this charming home as it was looking at the pictures of the home. I love the kitchen and wouldn’t really see myself changing much of anything in this great home!

  16. brigidbrigid says: 503 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    This is incredible. I wonder if someone actually lived here or if it was a ‘hobby house’ used to store their antiques. I have often thought of putting a small cabin on our property to do the same with my vintage/antique items.
    It is definitely one of my favorites!

  17. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1060 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.

    It looks like an antique store, I love love love love!!!! It’s got a lot of good mojo going for it, but need to see a bathroom 😂

  18. TorgyTorgy says: 121 comments
    1964 Brick Ranch
    Denver, CO

    I agree with every comment. Best house ever. The Antiques alone are worth the price. Love the stove, 2 phones, wood burning stoves. There must be a bathroom somewhere. It wouldn’t be listed on RE.com if it wasn’t a true bathroom. The house and land are free. I think this is worth a look see. :/ Looks like a history museum.

  19. TorgyTorgy says: 121 comments
    1964 Brick Ranch
    Denver, CO

    I just can’t stop looking at every little detail about this property. I wonder if..the door next to the stairway leads to the bathroom? No lock on it and it may be that addition. There is square footage hiding in there. But ooooh… How sweet the imagination is because I can see myself hiding out there for the rest of my life. Reminds me of the farm I had in Wi where my daughter was born. We didn’t have running water and there was an outhouse out back. But we had a great Chicken coop. Even had a screen door. The barn was pretty awesome too. This brings back memories of a time I wish I hadn’t left. Thank you for posting this.

  20. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Added bathroom pic, additional exterior photos.


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