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c. 1830 Antebellum

The Farnum House

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Stately antebellum colonial circa 1830, located in a beautiful setting of mature oak trees on five acres near Orangeburg, South Carolina.
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Front Hallway
Front Hallway
Kitchen
Kitchen
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,645
Stories 2
Acres 5.0

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Crawl Space
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Barn
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Garden
  • Porch
  • Restored exterior
  • Storage Building
  • Storm Windows
  • Workshop
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Fireplaces
  • Gas Logs
  • High Ceilings
  • Central air
  • Dishwasher
  • Heat pump
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Septic Tank
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Heart Pine Floors
  • Landscaped Yard
  • Mature Trees
  • Moldings/Mantels
  • Original Columns
  • Outbuildings w/Electricity

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THE "FARNUM HOUSE" CIRCA 1830

The Farnum House, a stately antebellum colonial circa 1830, is located in a beautiful setting of mature oak trees on five acres near Orangeburg, South Carolina. As one of the few homes in lower South Carolina that survived the Civil War and the predations of Sherman's troops, interesting history (such as stories of Confederate soldiers camping on the property - and occasionally returning) surrounds this property. Given the destruction of records that occurred in Orangeburg and Columbia in 1865, however, exact details such as the identity of the designer and builder of the home are hard to pin down although it is likely that the builder was Lewis Rumph. This center-entrance colonial displays front and rear porches (that probably ran the full length of the original structure) with the front porch being punctuated by six solid columns.

The front entrance has a wide center hall with formal and informal parlors on each side. The first floor master suite is sited behind the parlor while the dining room, overlooking the rear porch, is across the front hall and just past the stairway to the second floor. The breakfast room and powder room are adjacent to the dining room and the kitchen (which, prior to enclosure of a side porch, was detached from the house). The kitchen is spacious and has pine floors, a fireplace with gas logs and granite counter tops; the utility room and pantry are next to the kitchen at that end of the house. The second story has a wide center hall opening to an upstairs front porch, the two spacious bedrooms and, at the rear of the upstairs hall, a large hall bath, with slipper-style claw foot tub and a large tiled shower stall.

The home has much character including tongue-in-groove walls and ceilings in some of the rooms, ornate period moldings mantel-pieces (fireplaces in every room except the breakfast room). The floors are mainly heart-pine with oak in the front center hall and pine in the kitchen. The ceilings are 11' downstairs and 10' upstairs.

The beautifully landscaped yard has numerous azaleas and hydrangeas planted among the many large oak trees and crepe myrtle trees bordering the paved driveway. An old rustic barn with electricity is used for a garage, workshop and storage. Two other rustic structures (one with a half bath) were assembled from an ancient sheep barn imported from North Carolina and are situated in the backyard along with a functional windmill.

Archived in May, 2017

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