Historic House Listings

Hiram Tusten House, Circa 1872. Located in South Carolina. $199,000

July 19, 2020

This home was built for Hiram Tusten, he was a local jeweler. The house was built in 1871. It is located on .39 acres in Abbeville, South Carolina. The house could definitely use some updating, especially the kitchen. Would love to see what is underneath the carpeting. The property is nicely landscaped. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,326 square feet. $230,000 New price: $199,000

Contact Wendy Bruce with Greenwood Realty: 864-377-2076

From the Zillow listing:


605 Chestnut Street is a grand and well-loved home found in the Abbeville Historic district. It’s just a short walk from Abbeville’s Main Street Square where you will find wonderful restaurants, quaint antique and decor shops, boutiques and the famous Abbeville Opera House. The majestic home was built in 1871 by Abbeville Jeweler, Hiram Tusten. Over the years it has gone through several structural changes–when it was first built it faced Greenville Street. The “front yard” of the home was sold and divided into two lots; now occupied by two cute homes. With a new facade facing Chestnut Street the home transformed from a Traditional to Colonial style home featuring 2 story columns, a large front porch and windows in perfect symmetry. Inside you will find all the character and detail you would expect to find in a home of this era. Hardwood floors, impressive soaring ceilings, over-sized rooms and large trim and mouldings. The expansive 3300+ square foot home boasts lots of living space with plenty of room to entertain.The first floor includes a formal living and dining room with double sided fireplace, family room, den and large master suite. The homes other 2 bedrooms, a study and a full bathroom make up the upstairs. The back yard is lovely and manicured with mature plants, a covered patio, large “bar” and several sitting areas. It was designed with garden parties in mind, as the owner hosted many through the years. This home is a real joy to explore so schedule your showing today. You’ll be so glad you did!


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