Newberry, SC

Added to OHD on 3/6/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   13 Comments
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945 Cornelia St, Newberry, SC 29108

  • $32,500
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1780 Sq Ft
Third party approval required on all offers. Traditional style home in need of repairs located in historical downtown Newberry. Minutes from Main Street, Opera House, Newberry College, and Interstate 26. Sold as-is. Seller not responsible for warranties, guarantees, inspections, or repairs.
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Kathleen Anderson, Lane Properties,
(803) 405-0054

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13 Comments on Newberry, SC

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  1. StevenFStevenF says: 182 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Me thinks there is a handsome house dying to she’s its cloak of 70’s paneling. Question for the experienced restorers: was the shiplap supposed to have been plastered over? im honestly not sure if I like it so if it’s meant to be exposed I’d probably pick another type of house to restore. I don’t want to destroy something that people pay a premium for now.

    • jane says: 16 comments

      probably the horizontal wooden walls originally had stretched, starched, and glued canvas on them to support date specific wallpaper.

  2. Diane says: 67 comments

    If you mean the ceilings, that doesn’t look like shiplap to me but just sheathing. Someone more knowledgeable may correct me. I won’t be offended. I think I see a lot of lath as well. Lath was meant to be plastered over. Sheathing was replaced by plywood sheathing. In the past, they used 1 x 6 or 1 x 8 boards.
    I know there was lovely wood applied that (to me) looks a lot like lath but isn’t. Again, someone more knowledgeable can kindly name it for me, because the name escapes me right now. I love that work.

  3. jeklstudio says: 1050 comments

    The narrow wood (green room with washing mach) looks a bit like tongue n groove. There certainly are a lot of different wood applications used here. The bathroom with the room next to it appears to have been added on; the wall looks like clapboards…

  4. John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

    This house fits squarely into the category of a Southern (states) Folk Victorian era cottage with a center hall and an entry flanked by sidelights without a transom above. Houses of this type were built over a long period of time from before the Civil War until the eve of World War I. I see a mix of wall/ceiling treatments inside: there’s the common beaded board of the 1 x 4 tongue and groove type. I also see some much wider and less common beaded board painted green. I can’t tell from the photos how much of the interior cladding is shiplap boards (nominally 1 x 6″ to 1 x 12″ in width) but where they are present, originally they had cheesecloth-like unbleached muslin (which shrinks when wetted after being tacked over the boards) upon which wallpapers were hung and pasted on. Joanna Gaines on HGTV’s Fixer Upper TV show is a fan of shiplap and she either paints it white or leaves it raw and unfinished in her shows for a rustic effect. It appears that someone recently started removing lowered ceilings in some of the rooms so most of the house once had higher ceilings (10 to 14 feet) in the past. There’s lots of work ahead for the next owner but the house’s “bones” look promising. Seems reasonable priced for a house in this condition but due diligence and inspection are required in keeping with old houses that may have issues due to age and condition.

  5. CharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments

    An architectural survey of Newberry County done in 2003 dates this cottage to ca. 1925. I would have guessed it was older, but as John S. stated, similar houses were built in the South for a very long time.

    From: http://nationalregister.sc.gov/SurveyReports/NewberryCounty2003-2.pdf
    945 Cornelia St. Residential/Domestic ca. 1925 Not Eligible

    • Robertcn says: 69 comments

      My house is from About a 115 years old, based on detail, no plumbing, no electrical , back porch well and outhouse when built. In 1920 the East Point, ga. Courthouse burned. So every old house built before 1920 town states a 1920 build date in its records even though the city was founded in 1885.
      So I think the house is older than 1925.

  6. bill whitman says: 232 comments

    nice and for the price of an Outback. Great stuff to start with. What an opportunity for someone with the skills but no money. doesn’t seem in bad shape.

  7. Colleen Johnson says: 1061 comments

    A lot of work but still looks like you can live in it and do it at your pace, and the price is good.

  8. LisaLou says: 102 comments

    Love this style of old home. Would have to gut the kitchen and start new, for sure.

  9. akd1953 says: 190 comments

    Nice price and house but a lot of work. It’s interesting to see all kinds of wood and ways to put it up.

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