Having gone through an extensive restoration, Laurelwood is now ready for a new owner. This home is nearly 4000 SF and could be a a private residence, event venue or B&B. Enter the long straight tree allée from Hwy 378 and drive slowly so you can enjoy the view. The gorgeous circa 1844 Greek Revival home will fill more and more of your windshield until you reach the circular drive. Upon seeing it for the first time, the two-story frame home with double porches will take your breath away. Promise. The side lawn sprawls out providing room for dogs and kids to run and laugh. There is a horse paddock with wide trails for riding through the 58-acre property. Wildlife are frequent visitors, also!
Via Historic Columbia
: “James H. Seay had this plantation home built around 1857 as a summer residence away from his Kingville plantations. It stands upon land purchased from his father, John Seay, who arrived in Lower Richland around 1810. James H. Seay was a planter who produced corn and cotton and by 1860, owned 77 enslaved workers. By the start of the Civil War, Seay had sold most of his 2,500 acres and had given part of his land to Congaree Baptist Church, which was used to construct Good Hope Baptist Church.”
An authenticated cabin that once house enslaved workers is still intact on the property. The home and slave cabin is authenticated and protected by The National of Historic Places and Preservation South Carolina. The 1850s Good Hope Church, still located next door, is also currently on the market.
As you enter the house, pause to enjoy the scale of the grand entrance hall. Each room now has its own somewhat contemporary personality, but the heart pine floors create an undeniable flow through the home… and also to the past. Soaring 11-foot ceilings, original doors, hardware and wavy glass windows will remind you that this is a rare treasure. Its gourmet kitchen features high-end stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, a farmhouse sink and Macabus countertops. On the practical side, fiber optics bring up to 1GB of digital info into this home and you’ll enjoy the comfort of having a generator and tankless hot water. Plus, the Bailey Bill holds residential property taxes near $500 for the next 13 years. It’s right here waiting for you at Laurelwood…just outside of Columbia, SC in Eastover.
Updated on July 26, 2021 at 7:45 am