1739 – Georgetown, SC – $418,000

914-highmarket-stThis property has great potential as a family home or as a B&B. Although all systems are up to date and up to code, the living areas certainly need updating. Make an Offer. This home was constructed before the American Revolutionary War. Rumored to be the third oldest house in Georgetown, the date 1739 is on one of the brick chimneys. The house rests on a brick foundation laid in English bond with hewn joists supporting the house and band sawn timbers used in its construction. Windows on the first floor are 9/9 sash while second floor windows are 6/6. Originally the home had three stories with a central hall flanked by two rooms. The downstairs rooms still maintain their original simple wooden mantels with recessed panels and equally simple cornices. The dado in one room is of wide horizontal boards; in the other, the dado has a dentil molding at the top. Garvey Winans restored the home during the late 1970s and early 1980s, while maintaining most of the original character. Currently on the second floor there is a master suite with original fireplace and full bath, along with two other bedrooms and a hall bathroom. There is plenty of room to expand on the third level, presently a clean slate. On the first floor there is a dining room, living room, den, bedroom, kitchen and full bath. In addition there is another room presently used as clock repair shop, which could be converted to a first floor bedroom. There is a detached Charleston Kitchen behind the house, which is currently an income generating studio apartment rental property. It has a good sized lot which sets this home apart from most other downtown properties.

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