The James Wylie House: Nationally Registered Home AND Rustic Log Cabin

  • $479,900
939 E Main St, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986


Grand, timeless 4,750+/- sq ft brick home and a historic log cabin on three-quarters of an acre located in town within easy walking distance of all the amenities of White Sulphur Springs. Situated in the heart of White Sulphur Springs, this historic brick estate and log cabin are located on a knoll amongst mature trees and a large lawn. The large, historically named, James Wylie House, was built in 1819 and has been lovingly cared for by previous generations. The main house is a warm seven-bedroom, six-bath home featuring large, mantled fireplaces in every sitting room and bedroom.

The three floors of the home are connected with two unique staircases. The main staircase begins in the large front parlor and the rear staircase leads up to the owner’s master suite. The owner’s suite is tucked into its own corner of the home complete with a private bathroom that features a double vanity and a jacuzzi tub. The ground floor of the home is bright with large windows and is perfect for entertaining in spacious rooms with eleven-foot ceilings including a formal dining room, living room, and sitting room.

For a cozier setting, there is also a library with built-in bookshelves and its own fireplace. The second floor has four large bedrooms off a central landing, each with a tastefully unique style including antique armoires, furniture, and light fixtures. The top floor showcases exposed hand-hewn beams. This space has two large bedrooms, a Parisian-style bathroom, as well as elevated views of the town. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, a large chef’s island, and a huge pantry. The house is accented by gorgeous vintage wallpaper, luxurious wood trim, and original wood flooring. The exterior of the home has just received a refresh with all of the wood trim, soffits, and window frames being stripped, primed, and painted with premium products sealing it from the elements for years to come.

The log cabin is a stand-alone residence that features the original beautiful logs, modern chinking, and a large fireplace surrounded by a native stone mantle. The cabin, constructed in 1794 makes excellent guest quarters but has also been a successful Air BnB style of property. Both the main house and the log cabin are recorded in the National Register of Historic Places and have bronze plaques affixed next to their entrances.

White Sulphur Springs, home of the world-famous Greenbrier Hotel and Casino, offers many amenities and events including The Schoolhouse Hotel, Big Draft Brewhouse, the Dandelion Festival, and the Freshwater Folk Festival. Attractions such as adventures with Kates Mountain Outfitters, USFWS National Fish Hatchery, and Greenbrier State Forest make White Sulphur Springs a fun place to spend your time.

Lewisburg, voted the Coolest Small Town in America, offers an almost endless variety of events including the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, Taste of our Town, the WV State Fair, and the Lewisburg Literary Festival to name just a few. Lewisburg is also home to several fine dining restaurants, fun local eateries, a variety of shopping in the walking downtown, and easy access to outdoor retreats such as the Greenbrier River Trail, Monongahela National Forest, and Blue Bend State Park. The best skiing in the Mid Atlantic, Snowshoe Resort, is just a short drive through the scenic mountains to the North. The New River Gorge, America’s newest national park and its famous bridge, is also close by via a scenic drive on US-60, the Midland Trail.

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  • Address 939 E Main St.
  • City White Sulphur Springs
  • State West Virginia
  • Zip/Postal Code 24986
  • Country United States

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Paul Grist
  • Paul Grist
  • Grist Real Estate Associates
  • (304) 645-5000
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  • (304) 661-6543
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