Ever on the hunt for unique and historic places, House Crazy Sarah recently came across this gem.
This big blocky historic building has been an iconic landmark in Grafton, West Virginia for over a century.
It started out as a warehouse/distributor for pet food, then was used as a grocery store, and most recently, a hardware shop.
Someone came along in recent years and said “hey, wouldn’t this make a cool living space?”
And so it was.
Built in 1895, the re-imagining of this place was done strategically to preserve as many historic features as possible.
With more than 22,000 sq ft of usable space, this place is one massive abode!
The top floor has been converted into a loft-like apartment with original beams, exposed brick & rafters.
The kitchen is big enough to have 4-5 cooks working at the same time!
Nothing is small about this place.
The master bedroom is downright expansive.
The master ensuite is complete with a walk-in closet and a large bathroom.
The living room/family area is another wide open space with vintage Americana touches.
Plenty of room for some billiards!
Another cool feature they built into this place:
A private movie theatre!
There are also a couple of unfinished areas of the building that currently appear to be used as romper rooms for little humans.
Who needs a park when you can have your run-of-the-place here?
A large room on the main level appears to be untouched since its hardware stores days.
One of the most fascinating historic features in the building is the original freight elevator – still intact!
It’s a fantastic mix of new and old.
Behind the building, there is a parking area with multiple carports.
Price for this unique West Virginia find?