c. 1870 – Winnsboro, SC

Details below are from October 2019, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 10/7/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   24 Comments
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207 Evans St, Winnsboro, SC 29180

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  • $189,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 5 Bath
  • 3000 Sq Ft
  • 1.16 Ac.
Is it possible for an engineer and an artist to fall in love and live a wonderful life in a small Southern town? Seems unlikely considering the left brain/right brain issues involved. But the result of just such a pairing is this amazing property built on the talent and strengths of each! Let's start with over an acre in the heart of Winnsboro...on the nicest street in town. This beautiful 1870s home was lovingly restored with the attention to detail that came naturally to the Town Building Inspector. His wife contributed paint colors and decor, and spiced it all up with her love of art. They both took pride in keeping the awesome pressed metal roof, wavy glass windows, heart pine floors, hardware and plumbing fixtures. But they were smart enough to rewire and replumb as needed. There are 5 claw-foot tubs for lots of long soaks and 5 fireplaces with original mantles. As a matter of fact, almost all the woodwork in the home is original. Ceilings are very high and the windows on the front of the house go to the floor. You'll find 5 porches for relaxing or filling with potted plants. And the massive granite slab steps still remain. The property also includes appox 1292 SF, 2BD, 2.5BA guest house complete with a full kitchen, den and screened porch. There's a large open "cracker shack" for just about any use, from storage to a musician's studio to a man cave! And everyone can appreciate the 3-car carport. This family is being sold AS-IS, but the owners welcome inspections.
Contact Information
Elaine Gillespie, The Carolina Agent Group - Midlands
(803) 446-3935
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24 Comments on c. 1870 – Winnsboro, SC

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Oh, I love this one! The exterior colors chosen are beautiful together, the street view shows it’s a pretty lot with a metal fence in a neighborhood with other pretty homes. I even like the interior colors, colorful without being garish or too bright/dark. My favorite of the week!

    10/7/19 Edit: Price drop, moved to the front page, comments below may be older.

  2. SharonSharon says: 634 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    I love this, too. Yes, the exterior colors just accentuate all of those fine details. And it’s both fresh yet antiquated inside with grand wainscoting and a simply sweet little bathroom. What I also love is the realtor’s description, but I bet in this case the words are those of the lady or master of the home who has the sophistication, syntax, and diction with which to capture their love for their home in a style suited for old house dreamers. Well done both in words and in design.

  3. MelanieMelanie says: 22 comments
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    1965 Beach Cottage

    Oh, my. Perfection!

  4. CharlestonJohn says: 1123 comments

    I too like the exterior color scheme. Snowbirds, don’t let the snow pic scare you away. This outer suburb of Columbia barely averages an inch per year. It does make foe a lovey picture, though. Nice (late Greek Revival?) staircase and heart pine floors.

  5. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1105 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    Yes, the engineer/artist thing can work, it’s worked for us through three (going on four) home restorations. (That’s not to say everything is always smooth sailing…)
    It looks like it’s worked beautifully here, elegant and tasteful colors and I especially like what I can see of the kitchen. No granite! Not cluttered and just very, very lovely.

  6. Lisa - Wisconsin says: 1 comments

    Does anyone know why it is being sold “as is”?

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I’m completely quoting DianeEG (another reader): “…“sold as is” often means “It’s an old house, in good condition, but don’t expect the seller to make it perfect just because you want it to be like a new construction house.” In other words: Take it or leave it.”

  7. Pam says: 1 comments

    This house is perfection! I would love to live here. The only thing I might do is add a little period wallpaper.

  8. Miss-Apple37 says: 1180 comments

    I love the exterior color scheme of dark blue / pale yellow / dark red.

  9. Barbara V says: 1008 comments

    I wish the building inspector in my town had as demonstrable an appreciation for period features as this one!

  10. Olivia DAlessandro says: 11 comments

    This is a lovely, lovely property.

  11. Mary Brown says: 51 comments

    Exquisite in every way.?s

  12. Lauren Wall says: 20 comments

    Scrolling down, every photo I said, I love this house. Absolutely stunning

  13. sherimoore1959sherimoore1959 says: 1 comments
    Lester Prairie, MN

    I really love and want this home

  14. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Price drop, moved to the front page, comments above may be older.

  15. MikeMike says: 370 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian

    I am surprised that this wonderful house is still on the market; it doesn’t appear to need a thing for someone to move in and make it home. I suspect that this realtor must be an old house lover; her pictures are great, they show all of the little details that make our hearts skip a beat, and her description and delivery are about as good as I have seen. Hopefully the right buyer comes along soon…

  16. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1123 comments
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    Charleston, SC

    Nice to revisit this one with its pretty exterior paint choice and carryover Greek Revival architecture. This is an example of a house built in the South after the Civil War that used antebellum design with later mass produced construction components. The SCDAH record has a pic prior to restoration and some additional information – download the pic to get higher resolution:

  17. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1735 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside

    I wish the right buyer could be me. I like honest houses such as this, with style but without pretense. A lot of living has gone on here and left warmth.

  18. SharonSharon says: 634 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Love love the green tongue-and-groove bathroom with choice tub and sink.

  19. JimHJimH says: 5147 comments
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    “This family is being sold AS-IS” No thanks, I love the house though!

    The detail of the handrail coming loose from the newel is interesting. Let’s get some glue on that!

  20. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 581 comments

    Listing Removed 11/20/2019 (Zillow).

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