Charles Town, W.V. | $ 389,900
A 1907 artisan-influenced brick home with six bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms on 0.21 acre lot
This property is located on a main drag in the historic center of a town of approximately 6,000 residents in eastern West Virginia. Restaurants, antique shops, a post office, courthouse, opera house, furniture store and real estate offices, to name a few local institutions and businesses, are all within easy reach. The Capital Beltway is about an hour southeast (half an hour longer to get into the heart of Washington). Baltimore is between 60 and 90 minutes east.
The sellers have owned the house for 35 years and have updated the kitchen and bathrooms over the past year. They also reworked much of the extensive woodwork, replaced some of the rear windows, repainted some of the tiles, and resealed the roof.
Size: 2,997 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 130
Inside: An entrance door framed with lead glass opens to a large foyer with showcases and wooden columns that separate to the right from the adjoining salon. This room has a brick fireplace with a pellet stove insert and leaded glass windows on either side. Across the street are two nine-over-nine windows with leaded glass on top and a wooden bench below.
From the salon the pocket doors open to a dining room with matching windows and a bench as well as a built-in porcelain cupboard. In addition, there is the kitchen with new hardwood floors, light yellow vintage Victorian-style cabinets with new laminate countertops and new cabinets built to match by the owner. The kitchen leads to an enclosed porch with a high ceiling and painted floorboards.
An elegant staircase winds up from the foyer (a guest toilet is at the foot). The second floor contains four bedrooms with wooden floors, all roughly the same size. The first has an en-suite bathroom with a marble-tiled walk-in shower and a freestanding bathtub. Bedrooms two and three are connected and at the end have access to a bathroom that users of the fourth bedroom can also enter from the hallway. The bathroom has a molded plastic shower insert behind sliding doors.
Two more bedrooms with dormer windows are on the third floor on either side of the landing. There is also an unfinished attic under the gable and an unfinished basement with brick and stone walls.