Historic House Listings

William Lowndes Award Winner, Circa 1889 in South Carolina. $549,000

February 27, 2019

The owners of this home received a William Lowndes Award for their restoration work. Built in 1889. Located on .60 acres in Walterboro, South Carolina. The home was built for Lewis Fripp. They were plantation owners in Charleston. They used their Walterboro home to escape the Charleston heat in the summer. There are twelve foot and nine foot ceilings throughout the home. There are hardwood floors throughout. Within walking distance to restaurants, antique stores, shopping and entertainment. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,553 square feet. $549,000

From the Zillow listing:



Heart of the Historic District! Walterboro’s 474 Hampton Street defines Southern Charm. Century-old , protected, Live Oak Trees are draped in Spanish Moss. A Grand Oak graces the approach to this three-story White Colonial home. White Ionic, symmetrical columns support the tiled Southern Front Porch, heartily welcoming visitors. Built by Lewis Fripp in 1889, the Fripp family were Plantation Owners from Charleston that used their Walterboro Home to escape Summer’s heat. Today this grand home boasts modern amenities while hearkening back to graceful, bygone eras. Fireplaces make almost every room cozy, yet elegant. Wood floors flow throughout the home. The first floor offers soaring 12-foot Ceilings and 9-foot Ceilings grace the other floors. This historic home was designed for gracious entertaining and the attention to detail is evident in beautiful crown moldings and much more. A Master Suite with jetted-tub Private Bathroom and Walk-In Closet are on the first floor, as well as, a Foyer with Office on one side and formal French Doors on the other side. Adjacent to the formal Dining Room is the fully-equipped Kitchen. French Doors open to the backyard, full of colorful plantings, from the comfortable Family Room at the rear of the home. This gorgeous, historic property has been featured in numerous publications. 474 Hampton Street is conveniently located within walking distance of the Town’s Auditorium, Churches, a University Campus plus numerous antique shops, dining establishments and City Service offices.

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