Historic House Listings

Great price! “Glen Eberly”, Circa 1895. Five acres in SC with pool and guest house. $599,500

June 21, 2019

Seems like such a great price! This home was built in 1895. It is located on 5.21 acres in Mayesville, South Carolina. Glen Eberly was built on land by the founder of the town. The home was built by Robert Mayes, the grandson of the town founder. It was built shortly after he graduated from South Carolina College in 1892. Glen Eberly has hardwood floors, custom moldings, original leaded glass windows and custom made draperies. The home has eight fireplaces. The property has a pool and a restored antebellum cabin that was moved to the property in the early 1900’s. It has been turned into a guest house. Seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 5,731 square feet. $599,500

From the Zillow listing:


This graceful South Carolina home, designed in the Beaux-Arts style, was built in 1895 on land owned by the founder of the town – ”Squire” Matthew Peterson Mayes. He established the town immediately after his service during the War of 1812 and later signed South Carolina’s Ordinance of Secession December 20th, 1860. Mayes’s grandson, Robert James Mayes, built this home shortly after graduating from South Carolina College in 1892. Today the home bears the name Glen Eberly, in honor of South Carolina author and historian William Gilmore Simms. Sitting on five landscaped acres along S. Lafayette Street, Glen Eberly is adorned with custom molding, original leaded-glass windows, crystal chandeliers, and custom-made Scalamandre draperies. The kitchen boasts a commercial-grade Viking cooktop and oven, as well as heart-pine wood floors throughout. In the two front rooms and dining room, hand-painted, marbleized columns sit against marble fireplaces. There are eight fireplacesfour in downstairs formal rooms and one in each of the four upstairs bedrooms. The recently renovated fourth floor contains original frosted glass, exposed brick columns, and a study. It opens outward to a front balcony, which offers a full survey of the surrounding garden and grounds. The grounds are graced by sasanquas and camellias, a cast iron fountain, and an in-ground pool and bricked terrace surrounded by magnolia trees, flowering crepe myrtles, and palms. This mature landscaping not only lends privacy but also provides a peaceful setting to enjoy the South Carolina summers. The pool’s brick pathways sit beside an antebellum cabin, moved onto the property in the early twentieth century and restored as a guesthouse with full bath, full kitchen, and two original fireplaces. The one bed/one bath cottage represents 800 sq. ft. of the total.


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