by Meghan White.
Ah, that sweet, old fashioned charm of yesteryear. No where is it more apparent than in the beautiful old homes found throughout the American South. Join Meghan as she shares her favorite Southern real estate finds.
Located 30 minutes from South Carolina’s capitol, this central hall Greek Revival house offers the easily-maintainable size of a cottage with the dignified character of a typical Greek Revival. Its cottage-like appearance is best seen on the exterior, where the house sits atop a Winnsboro blue granite foundation. Slender, fluted columns adorn the front porch that is shaded by a closed pediment, which serves as the focal point of the façade.
114 E College St, Winnsboro, SC 29180
3 beds, 2.5 baths 2,656 sqft
Dream house for old house lovers. 1850 raised cottage adapted for the 21st century. 1st floor: center hall with 4 big rooms 1) country eat-in kitchen 2) formal living room 3) dining room now used as family room 4) master BR suite with laundry and incredible his/her bath. All have FPs. Wide center hall used as formal dining RM. Up are two charming BRs, full bath. Big front porch and screened back porch perfect for morning coffee. Beautiful landscaping. Owner is master gardener. Original kitchen house used for storage but covered patio lovely for entertaining. Hard to mention all the features: heart pine floors, 10 ceilings, original mantels and period light fixtures. 30 mins to Columbia, hour to Charlotte.
You won’t need to change much to this house. In addition to its well-appointed renovation, the walls, trim, and floors are painted and polished to perfection with a color scheme that is both cheerful and tasteful. The wide, flat trim and long-leaf heart pine floors throughout the interior provide the house with an enviable, authentic charm.
So much of the original house remains, including sidelights, cast iron locks, the ceiling medallion in the entry hall, and the fireplace mantels. The original kitchen house stands too, which is a rare but pleasant surprise. Along with the modern renovations to the house, including the addition two bedrooms and a bath to the attic, this house is perfect for those who have always wanted a classic Southern house.
Meghan is from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. She studied history and art history at Elon University in North Carolina before moving to Charleston, South Carolina to earn her Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Clemson University & College of Charleston’s joint graduate program. She loves living in a city where tangible history is everywhere. Charleston is also the first city in which she can claim a historic property home—she currently lives in a converted stable and carriage house from the early nineteenth century. When not battling the humidity and palmetto bugs, she works at the Aiken Rhett House, a historic house museum with a “preserve as found” philosophy. Meghan is enthusiastic about advocating for the architectural and historical importance of auxiliary structures after uncovering the likely original appearance of George Washington’s horse stable at Mount Vernon through an internship and her Master’s thesis. She hopes one day to own a Queen Anne fixer-upper where she can live her days reading in its turret.