One of my favorite things about looking at Amish homes is: there are almost always little details that stand out.
This week’s home fits that bill, as it looks like it was an English-built…but then there is that classic blue Amish door frame hinting that this is not currently an English-owned place.
I don’t know exactly what you call this style of home, but it’s not a classic Amish style, which you can tell from things like the green shutters, beige siding, overall design. Surprisingly to me, the listing says that it was built in 1880.
In the photo below though, we see it does look like it’s been added onto, in a more Amish-like style.
We also see by the half-visible buggy parked in the barn that this is not a Swartzentruber Amish home, given the SMV triangle.
The community is Pierpont, Ohio, which is in Ashtabula County. Ashtabula is a remarkable county when it comes to the Amish, hosting parts or all of seven different Amish settlements. This particular settlement got its start in 1994 and is home to around 300 Amish, so a pretty decent size.
The description via Zillow (another hat-tip to Lena for this one), first part on the home itself:
Welcome to a little bit of country and peace and quiet. This lovely 4 bedroom home features 2 large bedrooms down and 2 bedrooms up. There is a large eat-in kitchen and large dining room as well as a living room. There are wood floors thru-out. There is a newer basement under the main part of the house and there is a huge wash/mud room plus an attached wood storage room of 16 X 12. Makes it easy access to keep those home fires burning.
And the additional buildings and land:
There is a 24 x 30 horse barn with a 12′ lean-to and a separate shop that is 40 X 80 with a 16 x 32 lean-to. The main part of the shop has a 14′ ceiling and is insulated. Enjoy the large pasture which features a 10 plus Acre parcel which is approximately 5 acres of clear property and 5 acres of woods.
The flooring and other features we see inside do suggest this is a plainer group.
Another blue door this time seen from the interior, from the kitchen. Comparing this to the outside view, this appears to be the addition. Notice the type of flooring seen in plainer homes.
Strip of flypaper in the kitchen is a not uncommon sight in plainer homes as well.
This appears to be an unenclosed pantry area.
What’s in that baked goods tin? Probably empty but I’m curious nonetheless. That durable type of container is also commonly used by Amish to keep food sealed and fresh longer.
This sitting/living area is plain, small but cozy. I could plop down in that rocker, or the glider.
Or maybe better in this one, next to a cook stove.
On second look I’m not sure that’s a rocker. Whether the chair moves or not, it is an unusual, atypical design for an Amish home.
Back to the previous room, a closer look at the oil lamps and other items. Lamps like these are one source of beauty in otherwise simple and sparsely-decorated Amish homes.
The first bedroom we see here is almost certainly the parents’ room. Crib in the foreground, shotguns or rifles hanging above the bed, and safes for valuables stacked on the left all suggest that to be the case.
An upstairs bedroom with two beds
A collection of belongings and mementoes on the chest of drawers in this room.
School diploma and wooden boxes with what look like little locks.
That’s about it for photos, there are a few others of the interior and the property. So how much is this home on the market for? It is 1,971 square feet, with four bedrooms, one bathroom, on about 10 acres of land, with a number of outbuildings, like the horse barn below.
This property is for sale at $229,900, represented by Lois M. Blank of Assured Real Estate.