Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette , 304-667-2897


This four-bedroom, two-bath Victorian on Town Hill in Sutton offers all the advantages of small-town charm with proximity to West Virginia’s largest cities and many of its chief parks and recreation destinations. Far and away, the home’s most outstanding feature is its oak woodwork, most evident in the large front hall with its grand staircase.


  • Entrance hall with grand staircase
  • Seven fireplaces
  • Oak woodwork throughout
  • Four large bedrooms with fireplaces
  • Two full baths
  • Two parlors with fireplaces
  • Dining room with bay windows


Built in 1906 for one of the town’s most successful merchants, little expense was spared in constructing this outstanding home, designed in the late Victorian style and featuring large windows that admit plentiful light and air. Oak woodwork throughout the home is employed in the crafting of trim, flooring, and cabinetry and reaches its most elaborate in the design of its doors and mantles and, most notably, in its entrance hall and staircase.

The home includes approximately 3,158 square feet on two stories and includes a large entrance hall, two parlors with fireplaces, four large bedrooms with fireplaces, a dining room with a fireplace, a rear servant’s stair, two full bathrooms, a large attic, a small basement under the kitchen, and an attached garage. The property is being sold as is.


Google Coordinates: 38.668632, -80.705459
Address: 605 North Third Street, Sutton, WV 26601
Elevation: 1,015 feet above sea level


All rights the owner has will convey with the property.


The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: West Virginia American Water
Sewer: Flatwoods Public Service District
Electricity: Monongahela Power
Telephone: Frontier
Internet: Frontier, Optima, Starlink
Cellphone Coverage: Various Carriers


The property fronts on North Third Street at North Main Street.


1/8 mile to Sutton Elementary School
1/4 mile to Sutton Historic District
1 mile to Sutton Lake
6 miles to Elk River Trail State Park
15 miles to Burnsville Lake
30 miles to Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park
An hour’s drive to Clarksburg
An hour’s drive to the state capitol at Charleston
An hour’s drive to New River Gorge National Park & Preserve


Braxton County has no zoning regulations other than those enacted and enforced within its municipalities.  All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the town government, the Braxton County Health Department, and the county commission regarding the installation of septic systems and water wells.


The property is residential.


Deed Information: Will book 48, Page 96; Deed book 309, Page 23; less a recent small out-conveyance
Braxton County, West Virginia
Acreage: 0.25 acre +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Braxton County (4), West Virginia
Sutton Corp (8)
Tax Map 3 Parcel 62; Class 2

2022 Real Estate Taxes: $572.28


Sutton is located in the Braxton County School District. Elementary school students may attend Sutton Elementary School, a walk of some 900 feet from the property. Middle school students may attend Braxton County Middle School, and high school students may attend Braxton County High School. Both are a drive of approximately five miles away on adjoining campuses near Flatwoods. The state and local school district also support home-schooling programs.

Higher Education

There are 50 colleges and universities within 100 miles of Sutton. The nearest is Glenville State College at Glenville, a drive of approximately 45 minutes away. Others include West Virginia Wesleyan, Salem International, and Bridgemont Community and Technical. The largest university in the state, West Virginia University, is a drive of an hour and a half away.


The Town of Sutton (population 895 in 2022) is located near the geographic center of West Virginia in a region long known for its fertile farmland and extensive forests. Despite its scenic rurality, it adjoins the I-77 corridor near its junction with the US-19 expressway. As a result, it’s widely accessible, and the adjacent town of Flatwoods is an essential center for state government meetings. The high-population Charleston metropolitan area and Monongahela Valley High-Tech Corridor are an hour’s drive west and north.

Sutton National Historic District

Known for its small-town appeal, the historic district in Sutton embodies the character of an 1800s courthouse town infused with the quirky attributes of local artists, many of whom arrived in the area in the 1970s during the back-to-the-land movement. Today, the district is home to an increasing number of galleries, restaurants, and museums, including a Bigfoot museum and a museum dedicated to the Flatwoods Monster, a being from outer space allegedly encountered nearby.

Elk River Trail State Park

The Elk River Trail State Park follows the Elk River 54 miles through central West Virginia between nearby Gassaway and Clendenin. The trail is principally a rail trail and attracts thousands of hikers and bikers annually. Plans call for an extension of the trail to Sutton and Charleston.

Mountain Lakes

Immediately upstream of Sutton, this 1,440-acre lake on the Elk River is among the largest lakes in West Virginia and is a popular destination for anglers, boaters, and campers. Nearby Burnsville Lake, at 968 acres, attracts a like clientele to the Little Kanawha River. Together, the two lakes attract more than 50,000 visitors annually to the region.

Wildlife Management Areas

More than 30,000 acres in the immediate area are designated as wildlife management areas set aside for hunting, trapping, and fishing. More than 18,000 are part of the Elk River Wildlife Management Area surrounding Sutton Lake. More than 12,000 are within the nearby Burnsville Wildlife Management Area surrounding Burnsville Lake.

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

America’s newest national park is an hour’s drive south of the property. The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve attracts millions of visitors annually. The park may best be known as the location of the New River Gorge Bridge and as a destination for hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting.

Monongahela National Forest

Less than an hour’s drive from Sutton, the vast Monongahela National Forest protects more than  921,000 acres in the lofty Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia. A destination for hunters and anglers from across the U.S., the forest is the home of many of the state’s pristine trout streams. Three of the state’s ski resorts are located in the forest, each about two hours from Sutton.


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