Historic House Listings

Sold. “Carnoosie”, Circa 1860. Over four acres in South Carolina. $325,000

May 17, 2022

This seems like a great price! Love the porches! Carnoosie was built in 1860. It is located on 4.3 acres in Edgefield, South Carolina. The home is also called the Sheppard House. Two South Carolina governors owned the home. The home features a large covered front porch, hardwood floors, great screen door, double front doors, wide baseboards, stained glass and bead board ceilings. This is a big house! Six bedrooms, six bathrooms and 4,900 square feet. $325,000

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From the Zillow listing:


407 Columbia Rd Edgefield , SCCirca 1860, Historic ”Carnoosie” built in Edgefield’s high hills on 4.3 established and picturesque acres. Distinctive Italianate Victorian architecture. Amazing exterior with its ornate and unique features which are intricate, decorative porches front and rear with characteristic tall arched windows and wide moldings /trim works of this period. This home is sometimes referred as the ”Sheppard House”, two SC governors (father and son) owned the home. This property offers an abundance of possibilities and potential, as grand family home, multi-generational living or maybe a bed & breakfast, antiques store as it was once was. Rich inside character, charm, exquisite wood floors both levels, six notable fireplaces with exquisite mantels/non-working and numerous elaborate details of yesteryear. You feel the history as you enter this magnificent home, just waiting for the right passionate person to bring the home back to its original splendor. Excellent floor plan, all rooms are grand sized with bathroom access, tall ceilings & baseboard heights are tremendous. Large main central hall with remarkable staircase and handrails with double doors leading to covered porch with wonderful doors that offer remarkable detail. You will love the outstanding curb appeal with its distinguishing style. Property is located in Edgefield SC which is an intrinsically interesting historical place, offers a Town Square which is in the heart of Edgefield and is centrally located. Minutes to Aiken, SC and Augusta, GA or 2 hours to mountains, beaches or metro-cities. There are 2 bedrooms down stairs one with adjoining nursery or repurpose your way and 4 bedrooms up all with private bath. As common for this period of home, there are no modern closets in bedrooms since wardrobe closets were used. There have been several updates over the years, it’s an ideal renovation project where you can live & enjoy the home there while doing your improvements. There is no SC property disclosure available. The home is sold in ”AS IS ”condition, seller will do NO repairs, cash offers requested with Proof of Funds. By confirmed appointment only. Additional history info located at Edgefield Historical Society online. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to step back in time, add your own bit of history to this noteworthy home called Carnoosie.



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