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Step back in time to a meticulously restored home of great quality, craftsmanship and history. Built between 1860 and 1864 for Samuel Scott, this Greek Revival home embodies timeless, classic elements that make it a genuine charmer. From high ceilings to the reclaimed long leaf pine and handmade brick floors, there is style at every turn. With 6,920 square feet, three stories, a central dog trot and wrap around porches on the first and second floors, this paragon of timeless beauty and rich heritage allows gracious ease of living with its updated, modern conveniences. Carefully restored and enhanced as a comfortably refined home of extraordinary character, this property is notable for its elegant details and tasteful ensemble of living and entertaining areas.
Renovated from 2008 to 2012, the home was taken down to the dirt floors and returned to its grandeur. Handmade bricks adorn all six original fireplaces. The formal living and dining rooms with the inviting study, parlor and kitchen open onto the central hallway. Offering a versatile layout with multiple living spaces, an east wing was also added with a spacious den, a full bath, a laundry/mud room and a side brick courtyard terrace. Expansive floor to ceiling windows provide natural light and beautiful views of the well-manicured 8.39 acres.
Some of the home’s highlights include the authentic cistern inside the back porch, updated and fitted with cypress wine racks to accommodate up to 500 bottles; a restored root cellar under a trap door in the dining room; and the original servants’ staircase enclosed between the study/library bookcases and the parlor, creating a hidden safe room. A gourmet, country kitchen with a refurbished general store seed bin as an island, an antique, modernized stove, and stainless-steel appliances further the charm of this historic home.
The second floor consists of four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The private master bedroom wing includes two sitting rooms, one with a fireplace, expansive walk-in closets, a luxurious shower, two vanities and a claw footed tub. French doors open onto balconies overlooking the captivating grounds. The three additional bedrooms contain many large windows, fireplaces, pine floors, generous closets and two bathrooms with footed tubs and slate floors.
The home’s third floor is used as another living area with built in cabinets, plentiful storage space and a full bathroom. This space could become a private suite.
Majestic trees shade the grounds with stables, barns, gardens, workshops and a 1,000 square foot carriage guesthouse to complete the overall ambiance and charm of this gated property. The possibilities and potential are endless for this fascinating estate as it could become the perfect destination for most venues. Come and make this picturesque, historical property yours.Listing courtesy of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty