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300 Saluda Ave, Batesburg, SC

Historic Greek Revival Home at 300 Saluda Ave, Batesburg, SC 29006

Constructed in 1873 by prominent Batesburg farmer, KcKendree Mitchell, this Greek Revival home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and now it can be yours!  An elaborate cast iron fence and gate, anchored by brick pillars, welcomes visitors to this spectacular home of the antebellum period.  The home features a central projecting porch, four evenly spaced wood pillars with panels which support the gabled portico, which itself features returns and a central tripartite window.  A turned balustrade connects the porch pillars with matching pilasters.  Corbeled chimneys straddle the composition roof ridge.  The home has five fireplaces.   Four six-over-six windows flank the central double door, which is framed by square paned sidelights and transom.  The doors boast handsome lion’s head brass door knockers.  The brass plaque containing the National Register of Historic Places designation is displayed at the front entrance. 

The two lights mounted beside the front door were gas lamps on a horse-drawn hearse from the 1800’s.  They are adorned with cherubs and angels, and are typical of the era.  The home has heart pine floors and high ceilings.  The grand foyer boasts classically designed blue and gold wallpaper over wainscoting.  The magnificent chandelier overhead is true to the antebellum period.  The grand staircase ascends to a second floor where possibilities for expansion await.  Currently, there are two bedrooms and a center multi-purpose space.  To the right of the foyer is the parlor.  There is no closet, but this room could be converted into a bedroom.  It has a fireplace and the walls are covered in beautiful, Asian-inspired wallpaper. 

To the left of the foyer is the famous “Heritage Club” room, where all serious conversations took place.  It was the library/drawing room/Gentlemen’s (and Ladies’) room.  It was the place to consume copious amounts of Cuban cigars and libations while those gathered solved the world’s problems on the back of a cocktail napkin.  The current owner states that this room was used for this purpose prior to buying the house, and that he continued the tradition.  Anytime a serious discussion came up, a dash was made to the “Heritage Club” room.  One of the five fireplaces in the home is in this room and it has a marble hearth.  From the “Heritage Room,” one can move freely into the stately formal dining room, with fireplace, and into the large kitchen.  The kitchen boasts new vinyl flooring, double oven, pantry and fireplace.  There are two large bedrooms and baths on the main level.  One bath has an antique claw foot tub.  The original back porch was enclosed and is used as a comfortable reading room which boasts built-ins and displays wild game mounts.  In the 1960’s, a new structure was added to the existing home, and it contains a wine cellar and tiled media room.

The yard features a patio, brick walkways and classic boxwood hedges.

Batesburg-Leesville, SC, is a place with limitless possibilities!  This home is the perfect place to create new home memories, or it could be granted a permitted special exception to become a bed and breakfast and/or reception hall.  Batesburg-Leesville is a community that still believes in the southern traditions of personal service and neighborly pride—a place you will want to call home. Batesburg-Leesville is nestled in the Midlands of South Carolina with close proximity to Interstate 20.  The community is located in the western corner of Lexington County with Saluda and Aiken Counties as very close neighbors.  Not only is the property half way between Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia, it is also home to beautiful Lake Murray.  Sun, swim, boating and fishing are just 15 minutes away.

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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