c. 1900 Classical Revival – Johnston, SC

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600 Edisto St, Johnston, SC 29832

  • Opening Bid $95,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 5173 Sq Ft
  • 0.73 Ac.
This historic home is located in downtown Johnston, SC and is filled with southern charm. 5,200 square feet, large lot and 3 car detached garage. This home has all the potential to be a true showplace! This will be an online auction. Opening bid is only $95,000! Bidding begins Tuesday, April 19 at 2:00pm Bidding closes Tuesday, April 26 at 2:00pm
Contact Information
Justin Lee, R.H. Lee & Co. Auctioneers, Inc.,
(803) 337-2300


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27 Comments on c. 1900 Classical Revival – Johnston, SC

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  1. Teri says: 2 comments

    First get rid of the paint, wallpaper, and carpet! Great house!

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Hello! My name is Jim. After seeing this house in person my wife and I became attached and felt as if the house was calling to us. So, at 60+ years old we we’re able and blessed to acquire this home on July 30th. I just wanted to let you know that while concentrating on the grounds so far, you may be pleased to know that the carpet is gone! Hoorah!! We will be working on the paint and paper as we go as we’re doing the work ourselves, with the help of a local lady and some occasional family help. If you are ever in the area please stop by and say hi!

  2. MonicaG says: 170 comments

    All those fireplaces, wonderful sliding pocket doors (I think that’s what they’re called) and so much space. This could be so beautiful.

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Yes Monica, it can be beautiful once again. Hello, my name is Jim and my wife and I bought this home in July. We have primarily concentrated on the grounds so far and starting on the house, doing most of the work myself with the help of an energetic local lady. The fireplaces and pocket doors do need some work but really not a lot considering their age. If you are ever in the area you are welcome to stop by and say hello. Take care!

  3. jennifer HT says: 795 comments

    So. Much. Paint. That poor house. I am sure it had stunning wood in its day.

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Hello Jennifer, my name is Jim, and we purchased this home in July. You were correct, a lot of paint! We beginning to tackle that now and hope to uncover some pretty woodwork. Take care and if you are ever in the area please stop by and say hi!

  4. Anne says: 207 comments

    This is a late post war antebellum four over four which has had an addition on the back added at some point. Those ceiling tiles probably cover a wood ceiling, but the plastered walls are original. It has had the Windows replaced, unfortunately. They were most likely 6 over six when original.the addition enabled them to have a HUGE kitchen indoors. And it appears it has a nice screened porch attached tontheckitchen area.
    Loads of original details still intact as well as all,the heart pine flooring. This one hasn’t been mucked with too much, so restoring it would be fairly easy and not all that costly.
    Johnstown is located between Aiken and Agusta, a small quiet town very close to wonderful metropolitan areas of Augusta and the fabulous town of Aiken. A true find for somebody who wants to live in that area! Cost of living is very low in SC! This home will sell very rapidly at auction, and probably for a while lots more that it is starting at!

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Hello Anne! My name is Jim. My wife and I bought this home in July. It sounds that you really know your house’s! It has surprised me the number of people who ask if we are going to gut it and up-date the house. I am doing, or going to try to do, most of the work myself with the help of my wife and a local lady. I want to keep every bit of the character in this house and bring back some of its past glory. Eventually I hope to bring back at least parts of its former wrap around porches also. If you are ever in the area, please feel free to call on us. Take care!

  5. Laurie W. says: 1771 comments

    SC is just full of great old houses like this, pleading for loving owners. With the increasing industrialization in the state, I fear for their futures. This is a super example.

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Hello Laurie W.. My name is Jim and my wife and I purchased this house in July. And you are right. It breaks my heart to see once glorious homes deteriorating to rubble due to neglect. We hope to prevent that with this home. We feel like this house deserves more. If you are ever in the area please call on us.

  6. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 238 comments

    This house is saying, “help me, help me….I am drowning in silly paint”.

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Hello Lucinda Howard! My name is Jim and my wife and I purchased this home. I know it sounds quirky, but after our second visit we actually felt like this was our home and the the house wanted us there. Crazy, huh?! And we are planning to reduce the amount of paint and attempt to bring back some of the beauty of the woodwork and definition to the house. If you are ever in the area please stop by. Take care!

  7. Holly Q says: 80 comments

    So much room!!! I could have so much fun decorating each one! Love it.

  8. says: 30 comments

    If all of the wood could just be magically unpainted! But there is just so much of it. It seems to be an almost impossible task for anyone to want to take on themselves. But without the paint, I’m sure it is just beautiful!

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Hello Denise 1953! My name is Jim and my wife and I bought this home on July. I wish the paint could “magically” disappear but alas, it will be me, heat gun and sand paper. But, we will be working to reduce the about of paint. If you are ever in the area please stop by. I’m sure with all of the sand paper that I have I could find some for you!! Take care!

      • Denise1953 says: 30 comments

        Good luck to you and your wife Jim. I’m so glad the house is in the hands of good owners that truly love it. After looking at the pictures again, I just can’t get over the beautiful light fixtures and the many fire places. I wish you all the best in your restoration!!! I can tell by your many responses that you are indeed, a very proud home owner.

  9. EyesOnYou1959EyesOnYou1959 says: 286 comments
    Lincoln, NE

    I don’t care for some of the color choices in some of the rooms, but
    other than that, it just needs a little tlc!

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Hello EyesOnYou1959! My name is Jim and my wife and I purchased this home in July. It’s gonna take a l-o-t of TLC but we’re giving it a try. If you are ever in the area please stop by and say hi! Take care!

  10. Gail1958 says: 1 comments

    Beautiful home. More pictures on the Auction Details and Term link above. Would be stunning if someone would love it back into it’s former grand glory!

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Hello Gail1958! My name is Jim and my wife and I bought this house in July. We feel in love with it and are trying to help out back to where it deserves to be. If you are ever in the area please stop by. Take care!

  11. John Shiflet says: 5392 comments

    I’m learning over time that houses sent to auction are often being sold by estate heirs who don’t want to make repairs or updates but just want to cash out and move on. Others have known defects that might take a fair amount of money to fix which the sellers do not want to mess with. Stripping all of the paint off the interior millwork would transform the look of this house. It was a nice middle class home in its day and could be made much more appealing again. The neighborhood looks stable but all the due diligence checklist items (inspections, market analysis, current demographic trends and community economic condtions as well as housing values to determine a fair auction figure) apply.

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Hello John Shiflet! My name is Jim and my wife and I purchased this home in July. As per your post, all of your assessments are true with this home, but I think that we can turn this home around and restore at least some of its past glory. If you are ever in the area please stop by. Take care!

  12. CharlestonJohn says: 1045 comments

    A neoclassical in SC going to auction… I just might take a look at this one. As rural SC towns go, this one is in a decent location. Johnston is about 45 minutes from Augusta, GA and just less than an hour from the state capital of Columbia. Being between Saluda and Aiken, it’s likely less than 30 minutes from the lower end of Lake Murray (which is the place to be in the greater Columbia area). Assuming no major structural or mechanical issues, and you’ve got a good supply of paint stripper handy, this could end up being a deal for someone.

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Hello CharestonJohn! My name is Jim and my wife and I purchased this home in July. While we have primarily been concentrating on the grounds we are begining to focus more on the house. While we have found that both HVAC units need to be replaced and there is at least a fair amount of structural disrepair it is not nearly as much as one might expect. While doing most of the work ourselves, with the help of a local lady, we believe that we are pretty fortunate with this purchase. If you are ever in the area please call on us. Take care!

  13. Michelle Davis says: 1 comments

    Absolutely beautiful home. I could do so much with this. 🙂

    • Jim says: 12 comments

      Hello Michelle Davis. My name is Jim and my wife and I purchased this home in July. The is so much potential and possibilities with this home some times it makes me dizzy. Sometimes it’s hard to decide what we want to do, or at least to agree on it! Lol. If you are ever in the area please feel free to call on us. Take care!

  14. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 238 comments

    Jim I love all your comments. I wish more buyers would keep all us dreamers up to date on their progress. I am also not a “spring chicken” but hope to buy an older home this year in either MO or KS.

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