1905 Renovated South Carolina Farmhouse on 12+ Acres

  • $420,000
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117 Shady Lane Road Troy, Greenwood County, South Carolina, United States
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1905 Renovated South Carolina Farmhouse on 12+ Acres

117 Shady Lane Road Troy, Greenwood County, South Carolina, United States
  • $420,000

Description

Welcome to the Rodgers-Bell House. Constructed in 1905 by Charles Rodgers, a gentleman known at the time for his farming abilities, the 2-bedroom/2-bath house is a physical representation of the old, agrarian South. Rodgers sold the house to Beaureguard Bell in 1923.

Still referred to by the local community as “Mr. Beaureguard,” Bell named the estate Open View Farm, the name by which it remains known today. Once a working cotton farm of considerable acreage, the core of the old farmstead remains intact and alive on its remaining 12.79 acres. The house is a testament to the ingenuity and strong spirit of American history. From WWI to the Great Depression to WWII and beyond, this house has quite literally stood the test of time.

The house witnessed complete renovation in 2009, with total renovation costs reaching $200,000. Unlike many old home renovations, however, the house remains true to the character of post-Civil War Southern architecture. Much of the heart pine flooring and beadboard walls are original to the house. The great room and bedrooms still have 10ft. ceilings.

While renovated with the modern family in mind, the house maintains its historical charm and accuracy. Over the past several years, the current owners have returned Open View to its farming roots. The farm has provided the family with a significant portion of their food supply, including dairy products, fruit, vegetables, and meat. In short, the estate is once again a proven homestead capable of putting food on the table.

The farm’s several orchards contain mostly Southern heirloom varieties of apple and pear, cultivars that would have been successfully grown in this region at the time of the home’s original construction. Also included are several varieties of fig, berries, persimmon, plum, and perennial herbs. Open View Farm has been a labor of love for several generations of South Carolinians.

Today, the estate is ready for its next chapter, a new steward of its history and pleasures.

Contact:

Jackie Roark, The Whitmire Agency

[email protected]
Main Office: 864-388-7653
Cell: 864-993-3923

 

Walter Roark, The Whitmire Agency

[email protected]
Main Office: 864-388-7653
Cell: 864-992-8174

Details

Property ID
360426
2
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
Square Footage
1700
Lot Size
12.79
Year Built
1905
Updated on April 6, 2022 at 1:16 pm

Address

  • Address 117 Shady Lane Road
  • City Troy
  • State South Carolina
  • Zip/Postal Code 29848
  • Country United States

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