Fixer Friday Upper: Two West Virginia Cuties
by Rachael Meyerink
I cannot tell you how strong my urge is to fly to West Virginia, march straight to this house and tear out the curtains and carpeting… because other than that, this fixer-upper is absolutely stunning! Soaring ceilings, original woodwork, open stair case, and did I count SIX different fireplaces with mantels? Someone needs to get on the country road right now and drive straigt to this pretty lady’s front door!
1508 19th St, Parkersburg, WV 26101
5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,184 sqft
Lender says “Sell It!” A 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow on a quiet street. Spacious living room with wood floors and decorative fireplace, leads to formal dining room with lots of natural light and enters to cozy kitchen. Master bedroom offers additional woods floors and small alcove that would make a great reading nook. Full basement with single car garage. Home needs some TLC but offers a lot of character and waiting for the right person for this exceptional opportunity.
Full listing available at Zillow, courtesy of Advantage Real Estate
The Eye Candy
213 Pine St, Bluefield, WV 24701
There is lots to love about this 1910 Victorian home… but let’s start with the view! Sitting on the upper balcony with a cup of tea would be the perfect spot to ponder life and gather strength to tear down the dated paneling that waits inside! Other than the paneling, the interior will impress you with it’s open staircase and original woodwork. And then there is the jaw-dropping vintage kitchen and bath! For under 50k, there is not much that needs to be done to this mountain-view fixer-upper.
3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1,936 sqft
Beautiful renovated 3 bedroom historical home with original wood trim and hardwood floors. Kitchen has a new floor, new wainscoting, and freshly painted cabinets. Some other updates include half bath off of kitchen, house has fresh paint throughout, electrical has been checked, new baseboard heater in bedroom, nice windows, and new paint on front porch. This home also has a big office on the main level that could be a bedroom if desired. Beautiful view from spacious front porch! Priced to sell!
Full listing available at Century 21 Select Properties.
The Eye Candy
AUTHOR RACHAEL MEYERINK
Rachael Meyerink resides in Sioux Falls, SD and is a Midwestern girl, born and raised. To her, “home” feels like sun shining through windows paned in wavy glass, an extra sweater on cold winter days and a window fan humming in the background in the heat of summer. In short: home feels like an old house. She and her husband have owned three such houses in their 15 years together- a 1923 American Four Square, a 1960s ranch and finally, an 1889 Queen Anne listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By day she works as a pediatric dietitian, and on nights and weekends, rehabs her old house with her husband. Her three children, yellow lab, ginger cat and five chickens complete their family. She keeps an online journal of her old house rehab adventures at myqueenanne.wordpress.com.