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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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THE SALLIE CHESTER TEAM
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

We became clients of Sallie Chester in 2010. She helped us find our first home in Lexington. Even though the home was brand new, Sallie made sure that everything was perfect. She was ready to negotiate on our behalf but they agreed to everything we wanted. Many people we talked to couldn't believe the deal we received. She also sold the house we were living in, after just 6 weeks on the market! Now we are ready to build our dream home and Sallie helped us negotiate a phenomenal price on 20 acres of land in Lexington. We have recommended Sallie and her team to numerous family members. She helped our daughter and her husband buy their first home and they also got a great deal. As well, she helped my in-laws buy their home after moving back to the Midlands from the Upstate. Sallie and her team have handled six properties for us and our family in the last eight years. We have all been very pleased. Sallie has always made us feel valued and has worked very hard for us. As soon as our home is built, we will be ready to work with Sallie Chester again to sell our current home. We can't imagine working with anyone else! Lynette and Tom S. ~March 2018
As a first time home buyer not from this area, I needed a real estate agent that I could trust and rely on. Thankfully I was referred to Barbara LeRoux at Exit Real Estate Consultants. Barbara, Sallie Chester and their team provided phenomenal service representing me throughout the process. They are very knowledgeable about the local real estate market and very professional. Barbara truly listened to what I wanted and was looking for, then went to work to match me with the perfect home. I was not just another customer but treated like family. I would recommend Barbara and Sallie to anyone because they are exceptional REALTORS, who’s main focus is serving their clients. When the time comes, I plan to use the Sallie Chester Team to both sell my current home and find my next one. Thank you for a job very well done! Chris D. ~April 2018
Brandon Diffee was very attentive and easy to reach when I had questions. He made a very stressful process seem like a piece of cake. I'd recommend anyone in the Lexington area to use Brandon to buy or sell their home. Mandy H. ~April 2018
We can't say enough good things about Sallie Chester and Brandon Diffee. We weren't sure if the Carolina's were going to be a good fit for us, so we starting looking into resources and that's how we came to connect with Sallie. When we reached out to her, we'd already done about 8 months of research on areas we were interested in. We planned a short visit from Maryland for just a couple of days to see homes we were interested in. Sallie assigned Brandon to us and he planned our first day to see all 7 of the houses we wanted to see. We ended up finding one that we liked. Since, Brandon had gotten word that this particular house just received 2 offers and the sellers were planning to make their decision by 7:30 that evening, we asked to go back to the office and write a contract. The sellers took our offer, and we were all set to close in 2 weeks. Brandon and Sallie made this process so easy for us. From start to finish they were by our side every step of the way. I couldn't have been blessed with a better real estate team. And since we have numerous friends looking to relocate to SC over the next several years, we'll be referring them to Sallie and Brandon as well. Thank you both so much, for everything! Pam and Tim M. ~March 2018
We have worked with Sallie Chester several times in the past and she has always been hardworking and made sure our every need was met. She has held our hands through each sell and purchase we have made with her. We would highly recommend Sallie to anyone looking for a REALTOR who is trustworthy and willing to work tirelessly to meet your needs. Rachel and Will W. ~March 2018
We had great service from two REALTORS. Sallie realized, after working with us through several visits, that our needs would best be met working with Barbara LeRoux. Sallie graciously turned us over to Barb. We had several weeks working with Barb, until she found the perfect house for us. Her patience and understanding of our needs and desires is so appreciated. Barb truly cared and we were taken care of professionally and thoroughly during the entire process.🤗 We are so looking forward to our relocation to South Carolina. Cathy and Walt G. ~March 2018
We thank Sallie so much for helping us find a place on Lake Murray! Debbie and Bob L. ~March 2018
Sallie is a wonderful person all around. She is professional and personally cares about her job. Sallie works tirelessly for her clients and I am privileged to have her as my friend. Ursula and Tom L. ~February 2018
Sallie was so helpful in the process of selling my house. She was professional. She was available and answered my questions at any time. She truly cares about her clients!! Sallie worked tirelessly to make sure everything was done and done right. I am so appreciative of her diligence and knowledge. I will highly recommend her to anyone I know who needs to sell or buy a house!! Louise C. ~February 2018
We met Sallie because we were riding around one Sunday afternoon looking at homes for sale and found one of her listings. When we called, she just happened to be right down the street so she came and showed us the house. From the moment we met Sallie, she was the most honest real estate agent we had ever dealt with. She was very patient with us in our home search. She knew we were looking for something very specific and showed us a good many homes before we were able to find the right one.. Sallie is very knowledgeable and was able to point out stuff, whether good or bad, to help us in our decision making. Sallie isn’t just our realtor, we consider her our friend. I would recommend Sallie to everyone! Darla and Rodney C. ~Feb. 2018
Barb LeRoux with the Sallie Chester Team was exceptional and I feel very blessed to have been matched up with her. She was very attentive and prompt. She became more than a realtor to me. Barb became a friend that I could rely on and I knew she wouldn’t steer me wrong. She is most definitely an asset to the Exit team and I loved working with her!! I would gladly refer anyone I know to either Sallie or Barb with Exit Real Estate Consultants. Sallie started me on my journey and Barb finished that journey and helped me to purchase my first home!! Thank you for all the help! Heather M. ~January 2018
We were very happy with Brandon Diffee. He is very pleasant and knowledgeable. His pictures of the property, for marketing purposes, were awesome. He kept us informed throughout the process. Overall our experience with Brandon was great and will recommend him to anyone looking for a REALTOR. Nancy S. ~Dec. 2017
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