Historic House Listings

Sold. Unique stone house and a guest cottage! Circa 1935 in South Carolina. $109,000

April 19, 2021

This is a unique stone house that was hand built by a local pastor. He wanted the home to look like a rural english cottage. The property has a guest cottage! This home was built in 1935. The home is located in Columbia, South Carolina. There are original hardwood floors underneath the carpeting. The home features solid wood doors, built-ins, transom windows and original wood work. The guest cottage has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Three bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,197 square feet. $109,000

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From the Zillow listing:


“Unique” is a word used often but inaccurately yet it seems to apply to this property. The main stone house is said to have been hand-built by a local pastor prior to 1935 in the style of a rural English cottage. The same family lived on the property beginning 65 years ago until the matriarch’s passing a couple years ago. The property has not been on the market since Eisenhower’s Presidency. The front house is two-bedroom, one bath home with custom woodworking throughout. Inside, period-correct features that remain include thick wood paneling, transom windows, old solid wood-panel doors with vintage hardware, etc. The wood floors have been protected by some genuinely dreadful 1970s carpeting. The kitchen was updated in the 1980s and is surprisingly functional. There is a basement that opens onto the driveway. This space was used variously as a bedroom, a den with built-in bookshelves, and a bomb shelter. The front porch looks onto the little-used Lincoln Park. Out the back door and you are surrounded by beautiful-but-neglected foliage and flowers. The rear porch leads to an additional 2 BR/1 Bath wood-frame cottage. It was also occupied until recently but needs work to act as either a rental or a place to direct any grown children coming home to roost “temporarily”. Walk to Main Street/Prisma Health or the new brewery/restaurant opening on North Main later this year or new homes being finished a block away. Too many good ideas to list: house-hack, short-term rental, etc


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