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.