Historic House Listings

Go look inside!!! Those stairs! Cool Springs, Circa 1832. On 16 acres in South Carolina. $475,000

August 30, 2019

My goodness, this is beautifully original inside! Cool Springs is a National Register of Historic Places property. It was built in 1832 for John Boykin. This Greek Revival is built on a brick basement. The home was remodeled in the 1850’s. Look at those columns and those porches! It is located on 16.52 acres in Camden, South Carolina. The interior has paneled wainscoting, plaster moldings, beautiful curved staircase, Egyptian inspired doors and windows, and original hardwood floors. The home has ten fireplaces, and that is not including five fireplaces on the basement level. Six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 6,560 square feet. $475,000

From the Zillow listing:


Cool Springs is a historic home located near Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina.  It was built about 1832 by John Boykin, and is a two-story Greek Revival style house on a raise brick basement.  The original house was remodeled in the 1850’s.  It features a tiered portico and verandahs, supported by 64 Doric order columns.  A kitchen addition was attached to the house about 1935.  Also on the property are the contributing horse stables, and old stone spring, a brick basin and granite gate posts.  There is water frontage to the cool springs pond on the east side of the property.  Interior features include paneled wainscoting, plaster cornice molding a curving stair, Egyptian-influenced doors and original windows with crossettes, and ceiling medallions.  The view from the front through the columns to the front yard is breathtaking.  There are 6 bedrooms and 5 baths in the home on the second floor.  There are 10 fireplaces throughout the home not including 5 fireplaces on the basement level.  The entry foyer leads your eyes to the winding stair case with large ballroom/dining to the left and a formal living room to the right.  The large kitchen and butler pantry is sized to entertain.  Though this home is needing lots of updates, this is a very impressive historic landmark to be enjoyed for years to come.


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