Historic House Listings

Love the tubs! Circa 1903 in South Carolina. $169,900

August 19, 2018

 

So cute! This house was built in 1903 in Newberry, South Carolina. The original owner’s daughter even wrote a book about this house and what it was like growing up in it. It was one of the first homes built in downtown Newberry. New roof and HVAC. Updated plumbing and electric. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,596 square feet. $169,900

From the Zillow listing:

 

If you are a history buff and enjoy peace and quiet this is your new home. 1254 Hunt Street has a book about it with its address for the name. The daughter of the original owners, dated in the early 1900’s, had so much love and happiness growing up in this home she wrote a book about it. It screams everything southern. Being one of the first homes in downtown Newberry, it was built as we refer to as a shotgun home. Back then houses were built with bedrooms and a kitchen. No bathrooms and the hall was made wide enough to use as a sitting room referred to as a parlor. the front door is on one side of the hall and the back door is on the other. If we went by this today the home would be 4 bedrooms. Our Southern Bell has been updated but kept true to its Era. New Roof, HVAC unit, Water Heater, pluming under kitchen and larger bathroom, electrical plugs and switches throughout, Carpet, and Dishwasher but it was a must to keep the oven due to the reference of it in the book. Even with all the new updates it still keeps all its old southern charm with all the original hardwood floors throughout and to boast the original claw foot tub for soaking. Being on a corner lot it has one of the biggest yards downtown. It also still has a mulberry tree in the front yard that was planted for making some of the best southern jelly around. Huge front and back porches and small area in back yard fenced in. Don’t let your chance to absorb the love and happiness this home has to offer pass you by.

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