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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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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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