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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

1907 Queen Anne (Barber?) - Laurens, SC

428 W. Farley Ave Laurens, SC 29360
4 Beds; 3 Baths; 3200 Sq. Ft.
1.59 Acres
Built: 1907

Realtor Blurb:
 Welcome to historic Laurens, SC, where southern charm and hospitality is at every corner! You have the chance to own a true piece of history, as the Sitgreaves House is on the national historical register for it's architectural significance. You truly have the chance to put your own mark on this piece of history. The Sitgreaves House is a one-and-one-half-story, frame residence sheathed in weatherboarding. It rests on a granite pier foundation. Built ca. 1907, the house utilizes elements of the Queen Anne and colonial revival styles. The hip roof is covered with metal shingles, and each slope has a gabled extension. The front roof slope is further characterized by a small, gabled dormer and a centrally-located, octagonal tower with flared, tent roof and finial. Gable ends on the south (facade), west, and east elevations are sheathed in alternate shingles and have simple, ornamental bargeboards. A hip-roof porch extends across the facade and a portion of the east elevation. The porch features three-quarter-length, Doric columns on paneled, wood piers; turned balustrade; ornamental medallions; and gabled pediment with sunburst design in the tympanum. The main entrance has a single door with transom. Most windows have one-over-one lights. The west elevation features a Palladian window and a polygonal bay window with paneled apron. Two, single-story, gabled ells, joined by a lattice-enclosed, shed porch are located on the rear (north) elevation. The interior has wood floors, plaster walls, and push- button light switches. Pocket doors are located between the southwest room and hallway. The fireplaces have coal grates with tile surrounds and colonial revival mantels. Bay windows are located in the southwest and southeast rooms. The second story has a large hall and four, large rooms. The Sitgreaves House is located on a tree-shaded lot in a well-kept residential neighborhood of the city of Laurens. A vacant lot separates the nominated property from the Laurens District Hospital, which is to the east of the house. The house has had few alterations and retains integrity from the time of its construction. 

My Notes: This is claimed to be a George F. Barber design. I'm thrilled with the attention to detail and the unpainted woodwork! Doesn't seem you'd have to do a lot to this house. Great interior pictures below. I just LOVE this house!!

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