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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

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
Sallie was amazing. She had my best interest in mind at all times. She knew exactly what I was looking for and helped me find it. Not being from the area, her knowledge made me feel safe and I never worried. I recommend Sallie as a great real estate agent. Melinda L. ~December 2017
In the beginning we were considering not using a REALTOR but now we are so thankful that we chose to work with Sallie! She is 100% about doing what is best for her client and making sure they are taken care of. I can't imagine where we would be in our home buying process without her. In any of our future home buying endeavors, we will most certainly be using Sallie Chester. Dixie and Charlie C. ~November 2017
Barbara LeRoux helped me purchase my home and she also helped me sell it. Barbara had initially contacted me from their website. I was very impressed with her prompt reply. Not only was she quick to respond but we went looking at houses within the next two days. I needed to find a place fast and she met me after work at whatever time I had available. Barbara did an awesome job of helping find what I wanted and didn’t waste my time showing me houses I didn’t like. I was a first time homeowner, and she took time to thoroughly explain the process to me. Barbara made this process easy, exciting and stress free. I am so thankful and I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling their home. Barbara is an amazing Realtor and I have told all my friends and family about her. She really knocked it out of the ballpark and if I had to do it all over again, wouldn’t change a thing. Emily M. ~November 2017
It was a long process but Barbara was very patient and was willing to help from start to finish. She didn't hesitate to show me homes that met my needs and were in the area where I wanted to live. Also, she was always ready to assist me with any paperwork during the process. Thank you, Barbara, for all the help. Manuel B. ~October 2017
Brandon Diffee made my home buying experience so much less stressful than it could have been. Brandon worked tirelessly, often at night and on the weekends, to search for the 'right' house for me and my daughter. I am very happy at my new home and will recommend Brandon and The Sallie Chester Team to anyone looking to purchase a home. Amie B. ~October 2017
Sallie and Jennifer, Thank you so much for taking time Friday to shepherd us around Harbour Watch, showing us homes of interest and most importantly sharing your insights on the current housing situation. WE appreciate your professionalism and depth of knowledge! We made progress in finding a home designer to put our vision to paper. The weekend overall was productive and fun. Thanks again for your time and efforts on our behalf. Becky and Jeff F. ~October 2017
We are so very thankful to our Lord and to Sallie for making the purchase of our home a reality. We really appreciated her diligence and fortitude at the closing! Since we were first time new home buyers, we were not prepared for the hassle that would ensue as we moved toward the closing. Problems with workmanship and conflicts with the builder caused us to reconsider whether we should proceed with the purchase. Sallie was always available for consulting and continued to reassure us that she would be with us every step of the way. At the first walk-through she was very insistent that the builder rectify several obvious issues. Then we realized that there were discrepancies in the final amount we would have to pay. Sallie stood up to the builder and basically demanded all that they had promised to cover. We would highly recommended Sallie should the opportunity present itself. Dee and Jim G. ~July 2017
Sallie really knows real estate. She was with us through listing our house to closing and during all the bumps in the road. She really cares for her clients and goes the extra mile for them.  Renee and Ray T. ~July 2017
Sallie Chester and her team are the ultimate professionals! Everything - from the advice she gave us before we listed our lake condo - to the quality photos she had taken - to the flyers created for prospective buyers - were all top quality! Sallie understood what we wanted and worked hard to get us the best price in a reasonable amount of time. Her knowledge and expertise helped us throughout the process. We highly recommend Sallie Chester and her team ! Colette and Jim F. ~July 2017
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
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