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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

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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