Historic House Listings

Double porches! Farrell-O’Gorman house, circa 1875. Almost three acres in SC. $188,300

August 21, 2018

Interior needs some serious updating, but it still has original features. The Farrell-O’Gorman house was built in 1875. The property has a small outdoor cottage which was the original kitchen for the home. Located on 2.94 acres in Blackville, South Carolina. Six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,905 square feet. $364,900 New price: $188,300!

From the Zillow listing:


Built just after the War Between the States by an Irish immigrant this 4,900 sq ft home has had only a few owners. Framed by a columned, roofed two story front porch that runs the width of the home, the classic double doored front entrance welcomes residents and guests to the home. A first floor parlor, with a fireplace & wall of bookshelves, has become an incredible reading room (with its own private bathroom) while the parlor across the hall retains its former character. Beyond the parlor is the den, dining room, kitchen & 1st floor master bedroom; beyond the library is the “Bishop’s Bedroom Suite”, the doorway to the covered back porch & courtyard & the stairs. The 2nd floor consists of 4 corner bedrooms, their shared bathroom at 1 end of the hall, a sitting room at the front of the upstairs hall that gives access to the upper story of the front porch, plus the stairway leading to the floored but unfinished full attic. The back porch houses the laundry area, provides additional access to several of the back rooms of the 1st floor & is served by a handicap ramp. Most of the floors are hardwood, ceiling heights are 10 feet or more, ornamental moldings grace most of the 1st floor. There are 8 fireplaces, some with gas logs & some that could be restored to wood-burning status. There is a small cottage (once the outdoor kitchen), garage with room for 4 cars & plenty of grassy lawn for entertaining. The grounds, surrounded by many trees provide a high degree of privacy.

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