597 East Ridge Street

Harpers Ferry, WV
$ 1,450,000 Beds 7 Baths 6 Sq 4,360
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Once in a life time opportunity to own THREE historic structures and one entire block of Historic Harpers Ferry, 597 E Ridge Street, the original Phone Building for the Town of Harpers Ferry and 594 Washington St. All properties are bordered by Gilmore St. Property has commanding views of the Potomac River, C&O Canal and Maryland Heights. Walk to lower town Historic Harpers Ferry, run, hike the Appalachian Trail or bike the C&O Canal all from from your front door. Commute on the MARC train to DC. 55 Minutes from Dulles Air Port. 597 E. Ridge Street is on the list of Historical Structures for the Town of Harpers Ferry. Thomas Lovett's home, builder of the Hilltop House Hotel. Built in 1875 It is listed as Three bay I House. German wooden siding exterior, metal roof, stone and brick foundation. Two stories, three front bays. Center hall with sidelights and transom, two/two double hung sash with decorative shutters. Doric columns on full width front porch supported by turned wooden posts and plain spindle railing. Gable end chimneys, two story rear extension. Also included on this parcel is a the original brick and stucco telephone exchange building, built in 1941. This adorable building has been renovated and is outfitted to be a separate guest house/vacation rental, with a living room/bedroom and a full bath including a soaking tub. Current owners began and continued renovations/restorations of home beginning in 1988. The main house has a large modern fully renovated kitchen with massive granite island (2020). Currently the house is a 3 bedroom as the 4th bedroom was converted into a large walk in closet for the owners master suite. Original hardwood floors, original trim, original windows, updated electrical, plumbing and heating. Oil furnace is 3 yrs old. Metal roofs are in great shape and were freshly primed and painted in 2020. Rear bedroom includes it own bath room and exterior entrance with spiral stair case. The exterior living space of this property is absolutely amazing. Three large covered porches with river, mountain and garden views. A separate tiki bar with beer taps, electrical and adjoining unfinished enclosed space for future expansion. The landscaping includes massive hardscape patios and walkways surrounded by beautiful beds of mature hedges, and perennials all installed and maintained by a WV Master Gardener. 594 Washington Street is one of the oldest houses in HF, 18th century - Armory Dwelling. Some of the structural construction materials came from disassembled C&O Canal Barges. The property was owned and occupied by Philip Schaarmann the US Armorer in Harpers Ferry in 1859. According to the historical register it is an I House with extension. Stucco and asbestos shingle siding, metal roof, rubble foundation. Two stories, four front bays. Gable end metal roof with massive interior brick chimney. Mullioned casement windows on the upper story, nine/one double hung and twenty-four paned mullioned fixed window in side addition. Flat roofed portico with bold square supports, lattice skirting under portico. Rear porch. Originally owned by the U.S. Government, armor dwelling No.105, owned and occupied by Philip Schaarmann, an armorer, in 1859. Currently Washington street is used as a rental property and is amazing condition. This property is 3 beds, 2 baths. Exterior is in amazing condition. Beautiful landscaping including hardscapes and well manicured gardens with mature plantings and flowering trees. The home has a commanding view of Washington Street overlooking the town band stand! Appointment only for qualified buyers with proof of funds.

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 1,450,000
  • Lot Size
  • 12,197 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 7
  • Sqr Footage
  • 4,360
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 5
  • Year Built
  • 1875
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 2
  • City, Zip
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Taxes
  • $ 2252
  • County
  • Style
  • Area
  • MLS#
  • WVJF142514
  • Zip
  • 25425
Listing Provided by: RE/MAX 1st Realty
Data Source: Bright MLS



Accessibility None
Appliances Oven - Wall, Disposal, Dishwasher, Cooktop, Built-In Microwave, Oven/Range - Electric, Range Hood, Washer, Dryer
Architectural Style Other
Association Y/N No
Basement Unfinished
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Wood Siding, Stone, Stick Built, Stucco
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 43
Elementary School C. W. SHIPLEY
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape, Outbuilding(s), Stone Retaining Walls
Garage Y/N No
Heating Forced Air
Interior Features Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Eat-In, Recessed Lighting, Spiral Staircase, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
Levels 3
Location Type Corner Lot/Unit
Middle/Junior High School HARPERS FERRY
Municipality Harpers Ferry
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Porch(es), Deck(s), Brick, Balcony, Wrap Around
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 332.57
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Excellent
Roof Metal
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Tax Annual Amount 2252.0
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Mountain, River, Scenic Vista, Street, Water
Water Access Y/N Yes
Zoning 101

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 4360
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 6.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 7
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 7
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Living Area 4360
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 7

Exterior Features

Fencing Wood
Inclusions All appliances
Lot Features Landscaping, Rear Yard, Road Frontage, SideYard(s)
Lot Size Acres 0.28
Lot Size Source Estimated
Lot Size Square Feet 12196.80
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Road Surface Type Black Top
Roadresponsibility City/County
Type of Parking Off Street
Water Access Features Fishing Allowed, Canoe/Kayak, Public Access
Water Body Type River
Water Oriented Y/N Yes
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N Yes
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Based on the average sale price from the Old Bridge, NJ office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School C. W. Shipley Elementary School
Middle School Harpers Ferry Middle School
High School Jefferson High School

Price History

5/10/2021 Listed $1,450,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 25425

AVG $400K
AVG $1,688
AVG 22
Year Built
AVG 1957


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597 East Ridge Street Harpers Ferry, WV is a Single Family Home for sale at $1450000 with 4360 sqft and a lot size of 12,197 SqFt Acre(s). 597 East Ridge Street Harpers Ferry has 7 bedrooms, 5 baths and was built in 1875. The property's zip code is 25425 which is in Harpers Ferry, WV

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