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Thursday, September 24, 2015

1869 Victorian - Fountain Inn, SC

4 Beds; 2.5 Baths; 2639 Sq.Ft.
312 N Old Laurens Rd. Fountain Inn, SC 29644
3.12 Acres
Built: 1869

Realtor Blurb:
FREE Home Warranty paid by Orion Realty when you choose Orion Realty as your buyer's broker by 9/30/2015. Own a piece of History You will be absolutely amazed when you enter this Pre-Victorian Era Rural Southern home in Fountain Inn, SC. (20 miles south of acclaimed Greenville, SC). Our 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home has been loving restored with as many period pieces as we could locate. Starting with the Grand Foyer, we turned the stairs around adding a landing and a half bath and then incased the area with oak wainscot paneling; utilizing a rescued railing from a like period home. This foyer rivals that of the homes in Newport, RI. Following the original hardwood floors into the kitchen and breakfast rooms, we laid a new floor using repurposed bricks from a 1900 built home that once resided on Main Street, Fountain Inn. On top of this, we built all new custom cabinets with butcher block counters. A gourmet stainless oven with matching dishwasher, double French door refrigerator are included with the sale. Adorned by a white tin ceiling and tiffany styled glass lamps, it will be pleasurable to prepare culinary delights for you and your family and friends. There are two master suites, one on each floor. The lower master suite is all hardwood floors with a period restored fireplace. The en-suite bath is very roomy and is supported by a cedar lined closet. The main master suite, located at the top of the stair case, is completely remodeled in hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and a fireplace. The en-suite master bath has double sinks, built in wardrobe, 12 foot ceilings, travertine floors, a double tiled wall, glass door shower and stained glass windows. Insulation was blown into all the walls and ceilings. The electrical system is all up to current code. The steel roof is 90% original and does not leak. The house was originally built in 1869. For over 100 years the Holcombes owned it and 3 of Mr. Holcombe's children lived their entire lives here. After they passed, one of their nephews inherited the property but he, living in Florida, had little interest in it. We purchased the property from him in 2004 and made the restorations. We have fond memories in this home, including our daughter's wedding that took place here. We have moved to be closer to our grandchildren and will miss this our home dearly. We trust you will enjoy it as much as we have. Due to the uniqueness of the house, the 3.12 acres and the proximity to I385, we considered turning our home into a bed and breakfast.

My Notes: OMG. The detail in certain parts of this house is UNSURPASSED; and only matched in houses twice this size. The front door handle alone is an absolute work of art; not to mention the front door is THREE panels of original wood and glass. The stairwell; UNPAINTED; is amazing. The kitchen ceiling is superb. There's a stained glass triangle window. Other details have been left alone and honored. I just LOVE it. All this on over 3 acres? Someone better grab this below; because I don't want you to miss this detail!

The door handle detail.

The three-panel door

The stairwell

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