Gorgeous Historic Home In Downtown Greenville
Hometown America has returned to downtown Greenville, with this home and the historic area where it is located. From Easter Egg Hunts, July 4th community picnics, Hanging of the Wreaths and the annual "Christmas Walk About", the charm of what we love about the past, is here.
No one can escape the large wrap around porch, and bungalow-arts-and-crafts style front of this home. Most stop and sit down before they even enter the home! Enter the home through the cloak room, which is closed off to the home. Then open the door and get ready for a chance to realize how folks really used to live!
Historically, this home was a boarding house built in 1913. So, large rooms abound! If you were on a tour, you would first enter the parlor with a "Tapestry Brick" fireplace. There is also a sitting room, formal dining room, kitchen, and master bedroom with full bath on this walk-in level.
The kitchen and master bath have been updated for today's style, and all rooms on this level have high ceilings. The hardwoods on this level, as well as the 2nd story, have heart pine original flooring.
The home also has the authentic casement windows with brass hardware, as well as two 6 foot long pocket doors that close off the dining room from the parlor or the sitting room from the parlor. This home also has the original butler's pantry as well.
In the winter months you would love the steam heat from the original radiators, but in the summer you enjoy central air conditioning.
On the second level you will find 4 bedrooms, each with their own vanity with sink that is original for the time period. On the newel of the second landing, you can find where little Margaret Wysong carved her name in the wood. Some things can not be replaced!
Large rooms, high ceilings, heart pine wood floors, tiled full bath with claw foot tub, and a stairway that is reminiscent of a stairway you would see in a bridal magazine for posing the bride. Whether you plan on raising a family in this spacious home, or you have an "itch" for a piece of history for your next home, this historic masterpiece fits the bill.
There is also a full walk-out basement available for mega-storage, man cave room, or another bedroom.
Outside the home you will find a new slate entry, wrap around veranda porch on front, with screened porch on back, front yard sprinkler system with sodded yard, and the back yard is fenced, and could make a wonderful English cottage garden.
You will probably appreciate most the short walk you can take to be in the heart of thriving, entertaining downtown Greenville. Never miss any event again or have to find a parking place to attend a downtown event. "The world is your oyster" living in this home!
-Kim T. Stroud