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    300 W South First Street

    Seneca, SC 29678
    • $998,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 71 days
    • ID#: 20239207
    UPDATED: 47 min ago
    $998,000
    • 4
      BEDS
    • N/A
      ACRES
    • 3
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 5000-5499
      SQFT
    • $190
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    County:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    High School:

    Description

    The stunning G.W.Gignilliat House is a designated state landmark in the wonderful town of Seneca, South Carolina. Built in 1898 and situated on over 3 acres of park-like grounds, the property has spacious privacy as well as proximity to the town and shopping. The current (second) owners focused for over 30 years with an open checkbook on painstakingly preserving and restoring of every aspect of this Queen Anne Victorian home. The exterior color scheme was meticulously restored to the original colors and patterns revealing many delightful architectural details. Original stained-glass windows are prominent in the foyer, parlor and stairwell.The 13 room, two-story living area is over 5000 square feet, not including a fully floored attic, basement, and guest apartment. Each floor has a "dog run hallway with six rooms adjoining. The 12' high ceilings on the first floor and 11' high ceilings on the second floor are joined by two staircases, which creates a spacious roominess throughout and keeps the interior cool during summer. There are a total of 8 oak fireplace mantles with hearth tiles imported from England (mantles sealed and inoperable today). Beautiful 1 1/4" oak flooring was installed in the public rooms in 1927, and the private rooms retain the original "heart pine" flooring which is in fabulous condition. All rooms are bright and airy and have multiple large windows with delightful views of a fully manicured lawn and private forest. Most rooms have been painstakingly restored, with the old paint removed from ceilings and walls and professionally refloated and painted, and the doors and trim were painstakingly stripped and properly stained to reveal the beautiful original wood underneath.All electrical and plumbing systems have been refreshed and updated. The house retains a fully functioning, gas fired steam heating system with radiators in every room. Two new heat pump units provide upstairs air-conditioning and supplemental heating. Two mini split air conditioning units are located on the first floor in the kitchen and home office. A beautiful new Da Vinci simulated slate roof was installed in 2021. A derelict carriage house was replaced in 1999 with a beautiful two-story garage apartment building with exterior styling to match the main house. The guest apartment boasts an additional 800 square feet with living area, modern kitchen, bathroom, and central air/heat. This is a unique property rich with history and charm. The house is truly of a grand scale not seen today and was originally part of the Gignilliat cotton farm and vineyard. A trained civil engineer, George Warren Gignilliat constructed the house with a bearing wall foundation, and evidence suggests that the architect was George Barber of Knoxville Tennessee. The pictures do not do the home justice. If you ever wanted to live in a home comparable to the house in "The Big Chill, nows your chance!

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    © 2021 Western Upstate Multiple Listing Service, Inc. All rights reserved. This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Neither the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS®, Inc. or Western Upstate Multiple Listing Service of South Carolina, Inc., nor the listing broker, nor their agents or subagents are responsible for the accuracy of this information. The buyer is responsible for verifying all information. This information is provided by the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS®, Inc. and Western Upstate Multiple Listing Service of South Carolina, Inc. for use by its members and is not intended for the use for any other purpose. The data relating to real estate for sale on this Web site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity Program of the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS®, Inc. and the Western Upstate Multiple Listing Service, Inc. Data last updated: 2021-07-24T19:35:42.067.
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    300 W South First Street Seneca, SC 29678

    • Price: $998,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 47 min ago
    • ID#: 20239207
    4
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    N/A
    Acres
    5000-5499
    SQFT
    $190
    $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    207-Oconee County,Sc
    County:
    Oconee
    Area:
    207-Oconee County,Sc
    Elementary School:
    Ravenel Elm
    Middle School:
    Seneca Middle
    High School:
    Seneca High
    Property Description
    The stunning G.W.Gignilliat House is a designated state landmark in the wonderful town of Seneca, South Carolina. Built in 1898 and situated on over 3 acres of park-like grounds, the property has spacious privacy as well as proximity to the town and shopping. The current (second) owners focused for over 30 years with an open checkbook on painstakingly preserving and restoring of every aspect of this Queen Anne Victorian home. The exterior color scheme was meticulously restored to the original colors and patterns revealing many delightful architectural details. Original stained-glass windows are prominent in the foyer, parlor and stairwell.The 13 room, two-story living area is over 5000 square feet, not including a fully floored attic, basement, and guest apartment. Each floor has a "dog run hallway with six rooms adjoining. The 12' high ceilings on the first floor and 11' high ceilings on the second floor are joined by two staircases, which creates a spacious roominess throughout and keeps the interior cool during summer. There are a total of 8 oak fireplace mantles with hearth tiles imported from England (mantles sealed and inoperable today). Beautiful 1 1/4" oak flooring was installed in the public rooms in 1927, and the private rooms retain the original "heart pine" flooring which is in fabulous condition. All rooms are bright and airy and have multiple large windows with delightful views of a fully manicured lawn and private forest. Most rooms have been painstakingly restored, with the old paint removed from ceilings and walls and professionally refloated and painted, and the doors and trim were painstakingly stripped and properly stained to reveal the beautiful original wood underneath.All electrical and plumbing systems have been refreshed and updated. The house retains a fully functioning, gas fired steam heating system with radiators in every room. Two new heat pump units provide upstairs air-conditioning and supplemental heating. Two mini split air conditioning units are located on the first floor in the kitchen and home office. A beautiful new Da Vinci simulated slate roof was installed in 2021. A derelict carriage house was replaced in 1999 with a beautiful two-story garage apartment building with exterior styling to match the main house. The guest apartment boasts an additional 800 square feet with living area, modern kitchen, bathroom, and central air/heat. This is a unique property rich with history and charm. The house is truly of a grand scale not seen today and was originally part of the Gignilliat cotton farm and vineyard. A trained civil engineer, George Warren Gignilliat constructed the house with a bearing wall foundation, and evidence suggests that the architect was George Barber of Knoxville Tennessee. The pictures do not do the home justice. If you ever wanted to live in a home comparable to the house in "The Big Chill, nows your chance!
    Exterior Features

    Exterior Features Fenced YardPorch-Front Exterior Finish Other Foundation Basement Garage Type Detached Garage Lakefront No Lot Description CornerTrees - HardwoodLevelSidewalks Roof Composition Shingles Stories Two Style Other - See Remarks

    Interior Features

    Appliances DishwasherRange/Oven-ElectricRefrigerator Basement Unfinished Cooling More Than One Type Floors Wood Heating System Type More Than One TypeOther - See Remarks Interior Features 2-Story FoyerCeilings-SmoothElevatorFireplace - Multiple Main Level Bedrooms 0 Main Level Full Baths 1 Master Suite Features Master On Second LevelTub - Separate

    Property Features

    Age Range Over 50 Years Auction No Bank Owned No Documents On File Seller Disclosure Hoa YN No Horses Allowed No Inside City Limits Yes Inside Subdivision No Sale Or Rent For Sale Sewers Public Sewer Short Sale No Sub Type Single Family Utilities On Site Public SewerPublic Water Water Public Water

    Listing information © 2021 Western Upstate Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
    Listing provided courtesy of Frank Julian of Exp Realty - Mtn Lakes Office.



    © 2021 Western Upstate Multiple Listing Service, Inc. All rights reserved. This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Neither the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS®, Inc. or Western Upstate Multiple Listing Service of South Carolina, Inc., nor the listing broker, nor their agents or subagents are responsible for the accuracy of this information. The buyer is responsible for verifying all information. This information is provided by the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS®, Inc. and Western Upstate Multiple Listing Service of South Carolina, Inc. for use by its members and is not intended for the use for any other purpose. The data relating to real estate for sale on this Web site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity Program of the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS®, Inc. and the Western Upstate Multiple Listing Service, Inc. Data last updated: 2021-07-24T19:35:42.067.
     
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