Historic House Listings

Sold. Beautiful Landscaping! Izzy W. Gray Estate, Circa 1890. Almost two acres in South Carolina. $539,000

July 3, 2022

This home has some beautiful landscaping! The Izzy W. Gray house was built in 1890. It is located on 1.88 acres in Woodruff, South Carolina. The home features a large wrap around front porch, hardwood floors, wainscoting, picture rails, original mantels, butler’s pantry with built-ins and claw foot tubs. There is a detached storage building on the property. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms. $539,000

Contact Donna Askins with New Leaf Realty

From the Zillow listing:


To see DRONE video of this property go to: https://youtu.be/2OdPe2gK1Fg This could be the cover home for a “Southern Living” magazine with its’ grand columns, inviting porches and magnificent grounds with towering oaks and pecan trees. Step inside the former “Izzy” W Gray estate to feel the charm of yesteryear in the wide, central foyer that takes you to the entrance of the formal rooms and leads to you a less formal foyer leading to the kitchen, den and laundry room/powder room. The unique period lighting from the late 1800’s warms each room with dangling crystals and metal filigree. The original mouldings, custom hand-hewn railings and balusters adorn a wonderful staircase leading to the second floor. The spacious kitchen has been designed with entertaining in mind and boasts a wonderful, roomy and well-lit breakfast area where family may gather to sip coffee and watch the birds in the rose garden. The pantry between the kitchen and formal dining room is exceptional with a cabinet or shelf for anything to do with cooking or entertaining, complete with a butlers pantry as well. The original hardwood flooring and uniquely designed fireplaces in almost every room downstairs will delight the most ardent of old house lovers. Once upstairs, you’ll see more uniquely designed fireplaces in each of the bedrooms along with more period lighting. Another wide foyer leads you to each of the four bedrooms along with a niche leading out to the balcony. The niche is currently being used for an office. The hall bath has been enlarged and modernized as well as the main floor bathroom with its’ antique claw foot tub and pull chain toilet. All of the main windows have been replaced with thermal versions and the home has had both electric, plumbing and upgrades. There is plenty of walk-in attic storage but the family for this home will never be concerned about storage since there is a 30 x 80 metal building with electricity @ the back of the property. The grounds of the property are home to several special gardens and the current owner made sure her guests could arrive in grand style by installing a wonderful circular driveway leading right to the front door and the 60+ foot wrap around porch. This home is an historical landmark for the town of Woodruff with plentiful and interesting stories of its’ previous owners, including the current owners who lovingly restored this manse over the last 29 years. The possibilities are limitless with this property….bed and breakfast, wedding venue or grand living for one very blessed family.



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