217 Sumter Avenue
Summerville, SC 29483
Sq. Ft.: 4,700
Type: Single Family Home
Listing # 17031987
This beautiful 1860's home is located in the historic district of downtown Summerville, and has been featured on Summerville's historic walking Tour of Homes. Welcoming and graceful, with deep double porches shaded by oak trees, and big on vintage details and southern charm. Distinctive 19th century details include original plaster walls and medallions, intricate moldings and working transom windows above the doorways. Recent updates completed in 2017 showcase light, neutral interiors. The rooms have an open feel, with 12' ft ceilings and French doors that access the outdoor porches. The living room is the heart of the first floor, with built-in bookcases and a fireplace topped with a mantel brought to the site from Hope Plantation. Light pours in from the front bay windowsand its unique arched opening creates an intimate, cozy nook. With gleaming original hardwood floors underfoot, you move easily into the spacious dining room with second fireplace and elegant chandelier. A newly renovated butler's pantry makes Southern-style entertaining easy. The stunning, renovated kitchen is truly a cook's dream. Showcasing a center island with bar seating, custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, and commercial stainless steel appliances, including Bosch ovens and warming drawer, no modern detail was overlooked. It includes a comfortable sitting area where friends are sure to gather, or you can sit with a cup of coffee to start your day. The wide central hallway leads to a spacious first floor den, with full private bath. The original staircase leads to a wide landing, upstairs hallway, and master suite. Here you'll find another fireplace, access to the second story porch and lovely master bath with dual sinks, elegant marble surfaces and large walk-in closet. There are two additional bedrooms and a fully finished third floor walk-up attic ideal for home office or gym. With it's manicured grounds and expansive porches, this elegant historic home invites indoor-outdoor living and offers the easy life of sweet tea and porch swings.
MLS Area: 63 - Summerville/Ridgeville
Subdivision: Historic District
Interior: Ceilings - 9'+, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some
Master Bedroom Description: Ceiling Fan, Downstairs, Multiple Closets, Outside Access, Upstairs
Amenities: Cable TV Available, Extra Storage, Trash Pickup
Fireplace Description: Bedroom, Dining Room, Gas Logs, Gas Connection, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning
Style: Colonial, Traditional, Victorian, Pre-Owned
Stories: Multi-Story, 3 Stories
Parking Description: Off-Street Parking
Lot Description: 0 - .5 Acre
Misc. Exterior Features: Gutters, Fence - Iron, Fence - Partial, Patio, Storm D
Elementary School: Flowertown
Property SubType: Single Family Detached
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