I happened to visit this smallish Ohio community a couple of weeks ago. So it was neat to happen across a home for sale in this settlement just a few days later. The settlement at Oak Hill in Jackson County has grown to four church districts in size in the 20 years since its founding. I met several friendly Amish people there, including one from Holmes County and another who originated in Ashland County, if I recall correctly.
The community is not the plainest either, which you can see by these photos of the home’s interior. Overstuffed furniture, inspirational writing on the wall, and other aspects of the decor suggest a more progressive Amish abode. Here’s the description (listing no longer online):
SPECTACULAR! best describes this spacious quality Amish built home, from top to bottom, inside and out. This home offers 7 bedrooms and 2 full baths. not to mention a full basement & open attic area. The large country kitchen hosts custom hickory cabinets and farmhouse sink. Main floor has beautiful wainscoting & solid hickory doors. Flooring throughout the home is beautiful vinyl planks. Outside you will find blacktop driveway, fenced pasture, fruit trees, 30×40 barn with 4 stalls, 2 – 12×21 lean to & upper open area. 14×40 bldg, 12×12 bldg +. This is a true Amish home heating with wood stove, house has been wired for electric but would need finished. WORKING SAWMILL BUSINESS NEXT TO HOME IS ALSO AVAILABLE WITH TURNKEY BUSINESS & EQUIPMENT.
Let’s have a look inside.
Note the furniture and overall look of this living room including the rugs.
You can see one of the wall texts in the vein of religious or inspirational sayings in this room. Those have been showing up in more progressive Amish homes in recent years.
Looks like some coffee fans here. I haven’t seen too many all-black refrigerators like that. It most likely runs on liquid propane or natural gas.
More evidence of coffee fandom – note the text over the sink. Also looks like a smoke alarm by the light hook in the ceiling.
A glimpse at the attic.
Down in the basement we find a canning stove.
Table tennis and second basement kitchen area.
They look to be nicely stocked up, though I’m not seeing any canned bacon.
Nice place. So it’s seven bedrooms, two bathrooms, 3,672 square feet on 8.63 acres. What are they asking?
This home is up for sale now for $450,000. The agent is Mark Cenci of ERA Martin & Associates.