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This Week’s Find: A Far-Flung Getaway in the Appalachian Mountains

by Lark Turner

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For This Week’s Find, UrbanTurf treks to a far-flung home in West Virginia’s Yellow Springs, where a unique, modern listing takes particular advantage of its Appalachian Mountain views.


Your guests may not be able to find this home on Google Maps, but if you’re looking for an escape from the city, that might work in your favor. The house at 78 Baker Mountain Drive (map) is the product of its owners’ collaboration with architect Matthew Jelacic, now a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. The result is a house built to take advantage of its secluded spot on the hillside and its mountain views. The two-bedroom home, plus guest house, sits on 22 acres of forest, and has a bit of a personal island feel as you arrive at the main house by walking over a pedestrian bridge.

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In the primary bedroom, a built-in daybed takes advantage of a bay of windows looking out onto a mountain range. The main house, which has two beds, one full bath and a half-bath, uses most of its square footage for communal living areas, like the combined living room and kitchen. A large deck, also mountain-facing, is made for pulling up an Adirondack chair.

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Outside and up a path built into a small hill, a guest house that doubles as a studio has two additional bedrooms and a full bath. The Murphy beds are concealed in a storage wall, making room for painting or other work when not in use, and barn-style doors can create an open or closed-off space. We recommend watching the video tour if you want to check out more of the property.

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  • Virtual Tour: 78 Baker Mountain Drive, Yellow Springs, West Virginia (map)
  • Price: $985,000
  • Bedrooms: Two in main house, two in guest
  • Bathrooms: 1.5 in main house, one in guest
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Listing Agent: Jenn Smira, Marc Ross with Lindsay Reishman Real Estate, and Paul Yandura with Lost River Real Estate

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_a_far-flung_getaway_in_the_appalachian_mountains/8305

2 Comments

  1. Karin and Bill Shirley said at 3:39 pm on Thursday April 3, 2014:
    We share many heart warming, memory making moments with you both of the times spent in beautiful and wild West Virginia at this lovely retreat. We will pray that the next owners have the same experiences, and soon. We send our love.
  1. Jack Harman said at 6:58 am on Friday April 4, 2014:
    It looks even more beautiful "in Person." And when you are spending time there.

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