CIRCA 1820 HOME LOCATED 1 BLOCK FROM DOWNTOWN HISTORIC ABBEVILLE SC - Yes, you read that correctly. This home, over 200 years old, is one of the earliest homes in Abbeville and is on the National Register as the Shillito-Townsend house and is protected by the Palmetto Historic Preservation Trust. The gardens date back to 1820 as well. Much of the home has been unaltered since its construction which is very rare. The original hardwoods floors, fireplaces, mantels, moldings, wavy glass windows, brick flooring and wood walls. There are even rooms where the wood walls have never been painted with visible antique nails and one upstairs bedroom has the original wallpaper. As you walk up on the front porch with the storied haint blue ceilings, you immediately know that much of your time will be spent sipping iced tea 'watching the world go by'. As you enter the front door, you are drawn to the natural wood, from the original 200 year-old hardwood floors, to the floor-to-ceiling wood walls, accented with white trim. Completing the first floor is a parlor, dining room, kitchen, mudroom, family room, bathroom, laundry room and bedroom. Up the original staircase, there are two large bedrooms, one with a big storage closet. To bring this old relic back to life, the sellers thought of everything: The exterior & porch of the home has been painted. The roof has been inspected, repaired, refreshed, and sealed. Extra thick, blown insulation was added. The gardens have been rehabilitated and the back mudroom was created for the perfect spot to drop off coats, shoes, backpacks, etc. with new floors and additional storage. The wonderful brick patio came from the old Burlington Mill in Calhoun Falls. Many historic homes are renovated to look historic on the outside but very modern on the inside. This very unique historic home appears to still be in the 1800s by the exquisite finishes the sellers chose that are high end products such as the new vintage style Hallman gas oven and range, the vintage farmhouse sink with an unlacquered brass fixture and the absolutely perfect refrigerator which all are the centerpieces of the beautiful kitchen. The wonderful windows on the south wall of the kitchen overlook the historic gardens. New wood cabinets with unlacquered brass hardware from Rejuvenation, butcher block countertops, a panel-front Z-Line dishwasher and a wall of wood cabinet storage were added. The kitchen was completely gutted to the studs and rebuilt with new electrical, plumbing and gas lines. The entire interior has been freshly painted. Gas lines were installed to all five fireplaces and gas logs added to four. This home has all the characteristics, quirks and charms of a 200 year old home, allowing you to step back to a simpler time. This home would be ideal 2nd home, short-term vacation rental, or a lovely home to live & entertain in. Envision gatherings with family & friends, the perfect place to listen to all the great music played downtown at festivals. Abbeville is a hidden gem that has a beautiful downtown square with brick-lined streets, charming shops, bakeries, wonderful restaurants, the Historic Belmont Inn & South Carolina's official state theatre, the Opera House. Enjoy strolling around the tree lined square with the historic fountain and several statues. And you are literally steps from the home. Call today for your private showing with Listing Agent, buyers agents welcome.
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Greenwood.