Historic House Listings

The Bell House, Circa 1800’s. Over one acre in SC. $59,900

March 14, 2019

Wow! The Bell House was built in the 1800’s. That price is unbelievable! Located on 1.22 acres in Chester, South Carolina. The listing gives a build date of 1890. It is looking older than that to me. From the jib windows, to the mantels and the stairs. The listing states it was used as a hospital. Will try to look for more information on this house later today. The home was built with materials imported from Charleston, South Carolina. The Bell House has tall ceilings on both floors of this home. There are eight fireplaces in this home. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 4,760 square feet. $59,900

From the Zillow listing:


MOTIVATED SELLER! Once upon a time, this home was incredibly grand with a beautiful 1.22 acre landscaped yard. Sadly, now this home is a bank-owned foreclosure and is in need of repair. SC historic archives indicates the home was built in 1890. This two-story Georgian-style Charleston single house, commonly known as The Bell House, was built with imported materials from Charleston (SC). It also was once used as a hospital. First floor 12′ ceilings. Second floor 11′ ceilings. There is no existing HVAC for this 3900 SF home. It appears the first floor was heated by natural gas fireplaces and the 2nd floor has ductwork for central heat and air. All rooms are large. Eight fireplaces. Lots of historic character. The owner is extremely motivated to sell this property in AS-IS condition. Don’t be shy, envision the possibilities and bring a good faith cash offer.

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