A reader shared this week’s Amish home, currently advertised for sale at Zillow among other places. It technically has an Etna Green address, which would make it the south side of the Nappanee, Indiana settlement. The home has been mostly cleaned out, giving it a very sparse and bare appearance, but furniture has stayed behind in one or two rooms, along with some other details of interest.
Here’s the listing description:
Opportunity waits for the next owner–WaNee Schools! This 2 story home offers over 3372sqft of finished space plus unfinished basement of 1684sqft.
6 bedrooms/1.5 baths with barn all on 1 acre of land. Updates include: windows ’07, siding ’07, roof ’10, solar panels ’11, four inch well ’08, bladder tank ’19, natural gas stove heater ’13, septic pumped ’19 and steel roof on the barn.
Oversized kitchen (Gas range & refrigerator are included)/dining space is semi open to living room. Main floor bedroom & full bath, sewing/toy room plus finished front porch.
Upstairs: 5 bedrooms, half bath and a large 12×6 storage room that would be ideal space for additional bath. Currently an Amish home but there is some electrical ran in the home and could be connected again.
So with “some electrical” present in the home it sounds like it may have previously been a non-Amish home, and may be headed that way once again. The yellow color would also be atypical for new Amish construction in Nappanee, where homes are typically the classic white.
On just one acre of land, this is not a farming family. RV factory work as well as small manufacturing and woodworking businesses are two likely occupations for non-farm families in this community.
Stepping inside, this home is described as having vinyl flooring, which, like linoleum, is common in Amish homes.
Second sink which is probably located at the other entryway. What’s that I see in the mirror?
This kitchen has a classic Amish kitchen appearance. Simple wood cabinetry, stove and refrigerator, heat shields on the ceiling, clock over the sink. This is a community which permits natural gas and propane refrigerators. Indeed one of the main manufacturers of such appliances, E Z Freeze, is located nearby.
One detail of note here is a slide-out food prep counter.
Looks like a large pantry.
Spacious living area as is common in Amish homes.
Furniture has remained in this room (or maybe just hasn’t been removed yet).
Here are some bedroom photos. All are pretty much empty. Note the ones with the funky wall patterns. Those must have been older children’s rooms.
Down in the basement we see where the home gets its heat.
Also in the basement, two interesting details here. Looks like the aforementioned electrical system. And, a box which once contained “The World’s Finest Non-Electric Lamp”.
Looks like a set of solar panels keeps this home’s batteries charged.
Outside we also see a barn which at least appears to be three separate constructions merged into one.
So what’s the asking price for this 6-bedroom, 2-bath, 3,372-square-foot home on an acre of land?
It’s listed for $219,000, and currently has an offer pending, according to Zillow.
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