Historical records tell a colorful story of this stunning Victorian. Several published stories say that William Richardson, an early mayor of Summerville, built this stunning victorian in 1897 without consulting his wife, Euretta, and daughters. Once completed the home was presented to his family as a gift. The Richardson's had 3 children - a son who died at the age of 20 and two daughters, Daisy & Anna. Daisy was instrumental in establishing the Timrod Library on Central Avenue. The Richardson's lived in this home until 1908. Over the next 19 years several families occupied the residence. In 1927 Sue, the daughter of Edward & Eloise Hutchinson was married to Sherwood Miler in this home which started a "wedding tradition at 524 W Carolina. Full Guest Cottage on Property. Large Corner Lot.Videau & Francis Kirk owner the home from 1946 - 1964. Mr. & Mrs. Kirk were third cousins, decendents from the son of Francis Marion (Swamp Fox). The home suffered a devastating fire in 1969, which was believed to have started by some renovation materials following a reception at the property. It destroyed 4 rear rooms and the back of the structure. The home stood in this condition until 1972 when Hubert & Virginia McNaughton purchased the property. The McNaughtons rebuilt the the kitchen, added a laundry room, removed the old plaster and created a first floor bedroom & bath. The Jones purchased the house in 1998 and began renovations that earned them an award from the Preservation Society of Summerville in 2000. This is truly a one-of-a-kind home with an incredible history.
The main floor offers a Vestibule/Foyer side Entry, Gentleman's Parlor with Coal Fireplace, Ladies Parlor with Fireplace, Spacious Formal Dining with Bay Window, Fireplace & Built-In China Cabinet, Large Updated Kitchen with Center Island, exceptional Breakfast Room, Walk-In Pantry/Laundry Area, Guest Powder Room and Guest Bedroom with Exterior Access and Full Bath with Clawfoot Tub.
Curved Staircase with Dental Carvings and Tongue-in-Groove Walls leads to second floor sleeping quarters - Each with their own private Ensuite Bath.
King Sized Master Bedroom with Fireplace, Sitting Room, His & Her Walk-In Closets, separate Hanging Closet. Master Bath with Jetted Tub, separate His & Her Dresser Style Vanities, Separate Shower and Private Water Closet.
Bedroom #3 located at the rear of the property features Fireplace, Sitting Area, Walk-In Closet and 8' Glass Door Opening into Private Bath. Full Bath offers Large Tub with Waterfall Faucet, Oversized Vanity, Separate Shower and Water Closet.
Bedroom # 4 overlooking the front of the home is highlighed by Walk-Thru Window with Sidelights stepping out onto a small balcony, Fireplace, 2 Closets and Private Bath with Tub/Shower & Pedestal Sink.
A separate full bath on the second floor is charming with Clawfoot Tub, Pedestal Sink and Tall Corner Windows.
Every bedroom in this home has a private ensuite!
Most of the fireplaces are graced with original mantels. Owners have 3 of the fireplaces in working condition. The remaining fireplaces are decorative only.
Hardwood Floors flow throughout most of the home with Ceramic Tile in some of the baths.
Main home has wood siding. Detached Cottage & Detached Garage both have cement plank siding. Main home has 2 Gas Paks, Cottage has Gas & Electric.
Detached Cottage has been used as a rental. It offers a Living Room flanked by two vaulted rooms - Kitchen & Bath to the right & Bedroom to the Left. Since the cottages completion there has never been a vacancy. The current tenant is on a month-to-month lease and would like to stay if the buyers wish to continue to rent the property.
Detached Garage offers 2 Enclosed Bays and 2 Open Bays with ample parking plus room for a workshop. Circular Driveway enters and exits from West Carolina to Dorchester Avenue.
This large, private lot features antigue azealas, camelias and grand trees. There is even a small bridge over a little canal.
Residents enjoy walking to Towne Square for parades, plays, shopping and wine tastings. Several churches are also within walking distance.
This truly is a rare fine. Call today for a private showing.
|| 4% - $629,900
||Cable TV Available, Trash Pickup
||63 - Summerville/Ridgeville
|Sf Detached Style
||Ceramic Tile, Wood
||Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Gas Logs, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning
||Ceiling Fan, Dual Masters, Multiple Closets, Sitting Room, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets
||Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets
||Eat-In-Kitchen, Formal Living, Foyer, Laundry, Mother-In-Law Suite, Pantry, Other (Use Remarks), Separate Dining
||Cement Plank, Wood Siding
||Detached, Off-Street Parking, 2 Car Garage, 2 Car Carport
||Corner, Wooded, 1 - 2 Acres
||Fence - Metal Enclosed, Porch - Full Front, Gutters, Fence - Iron, Patio, Special Yard Lights, Stoop, Workshop