In Hedgesville, West Virginia, a tiny, scenic town in the northeast corner of the state, sits the historic Hiram Hedges House, a true marvel of old-meets-new design.
The stately farmhouse sits on land originally given by the King of England to Lord Fairfax, who was tasked with recruiting fine, upstanding families to settle the area. Fairfax granted the land to Joshua Hedges in 1754, and construction on the log-hewn farmhouse was completed in 1770.
The home remained in the Hedges family until 2006, when new owners took on the considerable task of bringing it back from the brink of complete and utter disrepair. Since then, the Hiram Hedges House has been renovated from top to bottom, given new electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing, and HVAC. But as owner Keleigh Swan told Southern Living, the last thing they wanted to do was erase the home’s history. Instead, they highlighted it.
“Our vision was to preserve character and original elements—log wall with chinking, hardwood floors, original windows, vintage doors and hardware—while introducing modern functionality and a European farmhouse vibe,” Swan recalled.
Today, the home’s interior has a bright, easy energy, buoyed by crisp clean lines and charming hints of history.
“When you live in a home with a long lifespan, you never feel as though you own it— you’re simply part of a lineage who guides it through the years,” Swan told us. “Really, we’re just caretakers.”
And now, for only the second time in 248 years, the stunning house at 546 Ridge Road North is for sale once again. For $749,000 it can be yours for another 250 years. Scroll down for a look inside this one-of-a-kind residence: