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163 Oliver Metz Rd, Lexington, SC 29072

Unique & Historic Cottage, 1.39 Acres, Lexington, SC

Claim a piece of Lexington County history in this property at 163 Oliver Metz Rd, Lexington, SC, located between Corley Mill and Midway Roads and less than one mile from the award-wining Midway Elementary School with its highly popular French immersion program.  This truly amazing property is minutes from the Lake Murray dam.

The current owner, an artist and metallurgist, has transformed the century old bungalow into a charming and eco-friendly cottage.  New fiber cement boards, painted sage green on the bottom third and yellow on top, are a viewer’s first indication that this is a one-of-a-kind property.  The owner/artist put new red metal roofing on the bungalow, as well as the pump house, studio, barn and storage building.   Inside, the original tin roof was re-purposed as ceiling material.  The flooring in the family room and front bedroom is 100 year old birds eye maple salvaged from a factory.  Tool marks give the floor added character.  A new stone hearth surrounds the double-sided fireplace.  The gas logs on the bedroom side have never been used.  An energy-efficient wood burning insert with blower is on the family room side and can heat the whole house.

The eat-in kitchen has new travertine tile floor, new wood cabinets and chiseled edge granite counters.  A reverse osmosis system has been installed at the kitchen sink.  Three of the kitchen walls are Venetian plastered.  The owner re-cycled the 100 year old birds eye maple pieces into a strikingly beautiful and unique design for the “service” wall.  Set among the hundreds of wood pieces are tiles of million year old fish fossils from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  The island granite has a spectacular vein running through it.  The kitchen has a new range and designer hood.  All appliances convey including washer and dryer.

There are new light fixtures throughout the house.  The home also has energy-efficient windows.  A new central HVAC was installed in 2008 along with a hardy heater which can provide unlimited hot water.  A new Honeywell digital thermostat controls the hardy heater and a Bryant digital thermostat controls the air conditioning.  With the hardy heater, a small amount of wood is added morning and night during the cold winter months.  Hot water goes through the copper coils and only the fan is used to circulate the warm air.  This is an efficient system that is environmentally friendly.  Winter utility bills average $50/month.

This 1.39 acre property at 163 Oliver Metz Rd, Lexington, SC  29072, is in the Midway Farms Subdivision, but it is exempt from its covenants and restrictions. Fifty Leyland cypress tress have been planted along the 800 linear feet of 4’ tall privacy fencing.  The fence has 2 single gates and one double gate.   There are three 19th Century Kleckley family tombstones on the property.  The picturesque landscaping includes rosemary hedges, four high-yielding blueberry bushes and figs.  There are five 4 x 12 raised beds for ideal gardening.  There is a large barn, believed to be original to the homesite, a storage building and a detached workshop with poured concrete floors.  This structure has new wiring and air lines and is on a separate utility meter.  The air compressor can be purchase for $3000 on a separate bill of sale.

163 Oliver Metz Rd, Lexington, SC is your opportunity to embrace history and create memories to transcend time.

Sallie Chester of Exit Real Estate Consultants, Lexington, SC, delights in assisting buyers and sellers in Batesburg-Leesville, Gilbert, Lexington and other areas surrounding Lake Murray, SC. She lives on the lake and is a top producing agent. Utilizing Exit’s cutting edge technology and supported by her full-time, licensed assistant, Sallie provides superior service. Sallie Chester is the REALTOR for you! Contact her today at 803-707-8595 or salliechester@exitrec.com.

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Sallie Chester, REALTOR®
Top Producer
Life Member, Central Carolina REALTORS'® Circle of Excellence
EXIT Real Estate Consultants
5175 Sunset Blvd, Ste 3
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 803-707-8595
Fax:  803-358-0889
Email: salliechester@exitrec.com

Client Testimonials

Sallie Chester was an exceptional REALTOR. With her assistance and knowledge of the area, I was able to find my dream home here in Lexington. Jeff G. ~May 2017
Sallie Chester has been a friend of our family for some time, taking care of our sales and purchases after the death of my father in law in 2012. So when it came time to sell my daughters' house when my she got married, Sallie was the only person we considered as our agent. She walked us through the process of staging the house and putting it on the market. We had multiple offers the first day, driving the price up, and we accepted a bid of $8000 over list price. Sallie also negotiated a fantastic deal on the purchase of their next home. We could not be more pleased! Tillman (Bud) C. ~May 2017
Sallie was wonderful to work with. She was very detailed and gave great advice of what I could do to help sell my property. Sallie was very prompt in answering any questions with regard to the selling process. Actually, my wife has already referred one of her friends to Sallie. In the future, I would certainly work with Sallie again and refer anyone I know needing real estate services. Turner F. ~May 2017
We purchased our Lake Murray home on May 11, 2017 and had the pleasure of working with Sallie. She is a true professional, very knowledgeable and great to work with. She made us feel comfortable from the first day and was there every step of the way. She went above and beyond for us and kept us updated on everything. We like to think somewhere along this ride we became friends! All we can say is that if you are looking for your dream home, you can't go wrong with Sallie on your side! Angie and Scott W. ~May 2017
Sallie was wonderful to work with and always made sure we were satisfied. She sold our old house in two days and was very patient with us as we searched for a new home. We couldn't find anything that we loved, so we decided to build instead and Sallie helped us negotiate a great deal with the builder. Sallie was even great with our newborn holding her while we signed papers during our closing. Anyone looking for a REALTOR that goes above and beyond for her clients shouldn't look any further than Sallie! Jennifer and Justin P. ~May 2017
Sallie was great during the whole process. With this being our first home purchase, I was really nervous about everything. She made life easy. We love the house and could've have picked a better one. Sallie Chester is an awesome REALTOR. Hailey and Joshua C. ~April 2017
I thought Sallie was very professional, super friendly, and very informative. I am very glad that we had Sallie as our realtor to purchase our property. Shane M. ~April 2017
Sallie was extremely professional and easy to work with during our land purchasing process. She proved to be a great communicator, which put us at ease and reduced our stress level. In our experience in buying/selling property, Sallie was among the best and we would definitely use her again in the future. Carrie M. ~April 2017
Thank you for everything you did for us and your unwavering professionalism. God bless. Lisa and John B. ~March 2017
Sallie does a great job of taking care of her clients through the entire real estate process. She's very detail oriented and makes sure everything is taken care of, just right. I couldn't have asked for anything better as she did a fabulous job and made the buying process as easy as possible. If you are looking for a REALTOR, Sallie Chester is definitely the smart choice. Sallie was recommended to me and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for real estate on Lake Murray or in the Midlands. Eric W. ~March 2017
Sallie did a great job of listening to our needs and took the time to answer all of our questions. She put us first when we looked at homes. Once we found the right house, she helped us get the best deal and made sure any issues that came up during the inspection process were resolved prior to closing. She treated us like family the entire time, which made us feel very comfortable during the house hunting process. Andrea and Brian C. ~March 2017
Thank you, Sallie, for working with me on the sale of my Mother's house. It is always a pleasure to work with someone who is knowledgeable, professional and efficient. If I may steal the words of a song "nobody does it better than you" and best of all in a lovely manner. Many thanks again. Renee S. ~February 2017
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