Renovated pre-Civil War log cabin near the Pearl Buck Birthplace. Three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, heated floors, exquisite woodwork and craftsmanship.
Historic home updated with contemporary comforts. This attractive pioneer log cabin has undergone a makeover, enhancing its original elements with artful touches and modern conveniences. Compact but livable, the home has a great room, a galley kitchen, a breakfast nook, 3 bedrooms, a loft/study, exposed ceiling beams, Anderson windows, eye-catching hardwood floors and radiant floor heat.
Barely a stone’s throw from Nobel Prize winning author Pearl Buck’s ancestral home, this 160+ year-old cabin has been tastefully re-imagined as a modern residence for an individual, couple or small family. A wraparound porch with stone planters leads to an enclosed entryway opening into a great room.
The living area has poplar walls, a vaulted ceiling and attractive oak floors with variegated colors. Anderson windows and doors are used throughout, and a door from the living room leads to a small back deck with a mountain view to the west, and access to the back yard, which has a fire pit.
The galley kitchen has granite and butcher block counters, hickory cabinets, a double porcelain sink, exposed rafters and a tile floor. Appliances conveying with the home include a Frigidaire electric range, a Maytag refrigerator-freezer, and a Whirlpool dishwasher. A breakfast nook is at the far end of the kitchen, under a leaded glass window. A nearby laundry closet conceals a stackable Kenmore washer and dryer.
There are two downstairs bedrooms, and one upstairs. The downstairs bedrooms share a bath with a tiled shower-tub and a composite marble vanity. A utility closet is tucked unobtrusively in one of the bedrooms.
A pine staircase leads to a bedroom, half-bath and loft. The loft, which has two arched windows, exposed chestnut rafters and a chestnut railing, overlooks the breakfast nook and provides a perfect spot for a study, studio, or playroom. The especially attractive upstairs bedroom has 3 log walls, exposed chestnut rafters, a built-in bookcase, and its own half-bath with a composite marble vanity. The bedroom and loft have wide plank red spruce flooring, and the half-bath is tiled.
The home is heated by radiant floor heat using a hot water system, which keeps your feet warm and saves energy costs. Truly invisible, this heating system sits atop a concrete slab below the hardwood floor.
The property includes a storage shed and a gravel parking area.
In addition to the Pearl Buck Birthplace, nearby Pocahontas County attractions include Watoga State Park, the Greenbrier River Trail, the Cranberry Backcountry, Highland Scenic Highway and, 45 minutes away, Snowshoe Mountain resort. Marlinton, the county seat, is 10 minutes away, and Lewisburg, a Greenbrier County community once named America’s Coolest Small Town, is 40 minutes south on U.S. 219.
Re-designed for comfort and convenience, this pioneer cabin is livable history.