239 Hipp Island Rd in Leesville, SC is located on Lake Murray, SC. It's 20 miles from Lexington, SC, 13 miles from Batesburg-Leesville, 17 miles from Newberry, SC, 34 miles from downtown Columbia, SC, and 42 miles from Aiken, SC or Greenwood, SC


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This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a magnificent, 7432 SF, all-brick home on your own private island with over 1000 feet of waterfront, two dock permits, 200 ft causeway, and a detached 2 boat and 2 car garage/workshop.  Conveniently located just off Hwy 391, but far enough away from traffic noise, this home faces north, which provides for breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.  Being on an island, there are lake views from every room. 

The causeway side of the home is Colonial in style, with its columns and curved brick staircase, which leads to a large covered porch with iron railings and balusters.  Open the double doors to the entry hall where the wide wood tread stairs occupy the middle of the house.  This design is classic:  formal without being stiff and welcoming without being folksy.  There is exquisite, custom millwork throughout this home:  judge’s paneled wainscoting, wide crown moldings, 6” oak hardwoods, heart pine ceilings. 

The “man cave” space showcases wood floors re-purposed from an old family barn.  Also, the wheel mechanism from the old well is used to accent the floor to ceiling stone fireplace, one of two fireplaces in the home, each with wood stove inserts.  The right side of the home is the master suite with double octagonal box ceiling, huge cedar closet, large vanity with two sinks and dressing area, tiled shower, and whirlpool tub. The kitchen has an indoor gas grill, double oven plus warming drawer, 6 burner island gas cooktop, Ubatuba granite counters, and additional prep sink. 

The open floor plan includes kitchen, formal dining area, living room, keeping room with fireplace and built-ins as well as a piano room that is built in the style of a rotunda, with nine 6 ft arched windows.  Past the “man cave” space and a few steps down from the main level is a huge sunroom with entertainment center and bookcases.  Also on the main level, there is a guest bedroom and full bath with a claw foot slipper tub and pedestal sink.  There are high ceilings, ceiling fans, and recessed lights throughout this home, and there are cathedral ceilings in the center of the home.  Upstairs, there is a living room and two bedrooms, each with large, walk-in closets.  These rooms share a bath, but each has a designated large vanity, private toilet and shower and shared tub. 

There is an oversized 3 car, side entry garage, which leads into a massive utility room, the perfect caterer’s prep area.  The home is equipped with a central vacuum system.  The grounds at 239 Hipp Island Rd are lovely with brick patios surrounding the home.  There used to be a mobile home on the eastern side of the property.  A concrete pad and power pole remain, making a perfect spot for an outdoor kitchen.  This is a property that could easily host 100’s of people inside and outside. 

On August 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature to drop rapidly, and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon.  Act quickly, and you can experience this unforgettable event at a location of optimum viewing, 239 Hipp Island Rd, Leesville, SC on Lake Murray in central South Carolina.

Lake Murray is an approximately 50,000 acre recreational lake with over 600 miles of shoreline.  Not only is Lake Murray a skiing, boating and swimming paradise, it has some of the best fishing in the nation.  Although it is home for a large number of species, Lake Murray and surrounding rivers are best known for four types of fish including striped bass, largemouth bass, bream and crappie.  Lake Murray is host to the upcoming world class event, the Forrest Wood cup presented by Walmart, August 11-13, 2017.  Lake Murray is also home to some of the most majestic wildlife in South Carolina, including the great blue heron and millions of migrating purple martins.

Lake Murray SC Real EstateSallie Chester of Exit Real Estate Consultants​
Sallie specializes in residential real estate on Lake Murray, SC. She lives on the lake and her clients value her knowledge, professionalism and business experience. Sallie Chester takes pride in providing each client with superior service. Contact her today at 803-707-8595.