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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®
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 were fortunate to find Sallie several years ago when we were looking for our Lake Murray home, and after the wonderful experience we had with her through that buying process, and the fun we’ve had with her and her husband in the ensuing years, it was a total no-brainer that we would ask Sallie to help us sell the property when that time came. And, of course, we’re so happy we did!  We could not have wished for a better outcome.  Our only regret is that now we’ll be living further away. Stephanie and Alan S. ~September 2019
Sallie did a great job.  Her experience and knowledge really showed.  She found the house we were looking for based on our criteria.  She expertly advised us as we negotiated the purchase price, lined up inspections, prepared a punch list for repairs, coordinated with the lender and my attorney, and just made us comfortable and confident throughout the process.  I could not be more pleased.

Michael C. - Sept 2019
We, of course, are very happy and blessed to have had Sallie sell our home. Her team is wonderful also. We highly recommend Sallie Chester!  Melissa B. ~June 2019
Sallie and her team were very helpful and 100% on top of the entire selling process of our condo. From our original meeting, Sallie gave us great advice on selling quickly and for a fair price. She worked tirelessly to negotiate terms with the buyers' agent about the conditions of the transaction and kept us up-to-date with any changes that had come about. We used Sallie to both purchase and sell our condo and I would be happy to recommend her to anyone buying or selling property in the Columbia area. I truly appreciated her expertise and persistence in everything she did. Joshua S. ~June 2019
Sallie was very professional and dependable in all of our dealings.  We appreciated her counsel and experience, and would recommend her highly. Karen and Eddie W. ~May 2019
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