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|Heated Sq. Ft.||3,834|
- Dining room
- Entry Hall
- Laundry Room
- Living room
- Master bedroom upstairs
- Wood floors
- 12-foot Ceilings
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Grovewood is situated on twenty-two acres of an old pecan orchard and still boasts well over two hundred trees. This acreage is almost completely surrounded by four hundred acres of family property, much of which is under a conservation easement. Located at 1992 Congaree Road in Eastover, Grovewood, circa 1765, is one of a handful of Lower Richland County's grand antebellum plantations to survive Sherman's army's devastation of Columbia, South Carolina in 1865.
The 1835 floor plan has been preserved, altered only to create two full modern baths in the second floor hallway, noticeable only to the trained eye. The two half baths, one on each floor, were created from closets and allow this 18th century home to be very livable for today's family. The original kitchen, as with most homes of the era, was a detached building unfortunately lost to fire, but replaced very conveniently with the conversion of a downstairs bedroom. It is assessable to the central hall and, through both a butler's pantry and a pass way with a modern wet bar, to the dining room.
The home has wide plank heart-of-pine flooring throughout and retains virtually all of its original plasterwork as well as many of the original glass panes. The four original federal mantles, Greek revival crown molding, three of the four Greek revival mantles as well as the wainscoting throughout the house are in an excellent state of preservation. A major restoration project including rewiring, new plumbing, porches front and back completely restored to reflect ones true to the 1835 renovation, exterior painting, both full baths totally renovated and most of the interior repainted in historically correct colors. A new architectural shingled roof and attic insulation installation are scheduled for completion.
The property is conveniently located minutes from grocery stores, banks, restaurants and almost any other daily necessity, but retains the great country feel that makes you forget about the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Charlotte, Charleston and Greenville are less than a two-hour drive for convenient day or weekend trips. You can be sun bathing on the beautiful South Carolina coast, enjoying a scenic drive in the North Carolina Mountains around Asheville or shopping in Atlanta in less than a four hour drive. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is only twenty minutes away.
Archived in October, 2012
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