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1890s Cottage /Sustainable Property -Flat Top Mountain West Virginia

21717 Beckley Rd, Flat Top, WV, 25841


Sometimes you just need a place to get away from it all.This 19thcentury cottage on Flat Top Mountain in Southern West Virginia is just that kind of place.The present owner, drawn to its historic quality and beautiful surroundings, fell in love with it instantly and wanted to restore it—makingit their home away from home.This 1890 hillside house sits on almost threeacres, surrounded bymature trees,a grape arbor, currantbushes, a pear tree,and apple trees.The house was in great shape,but lots of work went intomakingit the special placethat it is today: new tin roofs on all the buildings, flagstone walks, two stone fire pits with stone benches,screening in the backporch, adding fruit trees; plus complete renovations of the summer kitchen, well house, root cellar, garage/shop, and much of the interior.However, all interior has theoriginal pine bead board wallsand pine floors.The propertyis like a small homestead farm from the turn of the century: it hasa wellhouse, root cellar, summer kitchen, bunkhouse, wood stove, twocook stoves, fruiting plants,small workshop, garden space, a twohole outhouse,and pasture land.Modern additions includea whole house generator, grounds lighting,and an alarm system. While it isn’t far from the city of Beckley(as well as Princeton and Lewisburg), it’s just enough off the beaten path to be a quiet getaway in our complicated times.The property is 2 miles off I-77 south of Beckley, so it has easy interstate access. The nationally known Winterplace Ski Resort is about a mile away on the back side of our mountain. You can see the ski lifts on top of the mountain from the screened in back porch.While the current owners’ restoration was true to the historic spirit of the house, it’s also beenmodernized for today’s lifestyleand featuresan underground gas line, gas furnace,air conditioning, a custom high end country kitchen with SubZerofridgeand high end appliances,and large TV sets hidden in custom antique style cupboards. There’s a well, but also city water & natural gas.Suddenlink provides great high speed internet, cable, and phone service.This property has been in two historic design books, Early American Country Interiorsand Early American Country Homes. It was also featured in the 30th anniversary issue of Country Sampler Magazine in May 2014. Some of the stoves and furniture will go with the sale of the property, and most all the other furnishings will be available for sale


  • Property ID
  • 4
  • 1.5
  • Square Footage
    1336 sqft
  • Lot Size
    2.82 acres
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    Year Built

Updated on September 18, 2020 at 4:42 pm


  • Address: 21717 Beckley Rd, Flat Top, WV, 25841
  • City: Flat Top
  • State/county: West Virginia
  • Zip/Postal Code: 25841
  • Country: United States

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