Historic House Listings

Love this!! Circa 1870. There is a guest house! Over one acre in SC. $259,000

July 12, 2018

Has a guest house! Built in 1870. Original windows, original glass, plumbing fixtures, heart pine floors, and tin roof. There are five claw foot tubs in the house. There are five fireplaces with original mantels. And there are five porches! Located on 1.16 acres in Winnsboro, South Carolina. Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 3,000 square feet. $269,000 New price: $259,000

From the Zillow listing:


Is it possible for an engineer and an artist to fall in love and live a wonderful life in a small Southern town? Seems unlikely considering the left brain/right brain issues involved. But the result of just such a pairing is this amazing property built on the talent and strengths of each! Let’s start with over an acre in the heart of Winnsboro…on the nicest street in town. This beautiful 1870s home was lovingly restored with the attention to detail that came naturally to the Town Building Inspector. His wife contributed paint colors and decor, and spiced it all up with her love of art. They both took pride in keeping the awesome pressed metal roof, wavy glass windows, heart pine floors, hardware and plumbing fixtures. But they were smart enough to rewire and replumb as needed. There are 5 claw-foot tubs for lots of long soaks and 5 fireplaces with original mantles. As a matter of fact, almost all the woodwork in the home is original. Ceilings are very high and the windows on the front of the house go to the floor. You’ll find 5 porches for relaxing or filling with potted plants. And the massive granite slab steps still remain. The property also includes appox 1292 SF, 2BD, 2.5BA guest house complete with a full kitchen, den and screened porch. There’s a large open “cracker shack” for just about any use, from storage to a musician’s studio to a man cave! And everyone can appreciate the 3-car carport. This family is being sold AS-IS, but the owners welcome inspections.

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