Friday, July 30, 2010
The B.S. Rivers House c. 1800. Walterboro, S.C.
Oh boy. If I were in the market for our southern escape house right now this would definitely be a possibility. Built in about 1800-1820 and lived in by the eldest male member of the Rivers family until 2005, this wonderful house was slated for demolition when the heirs of Styles Rivers gave it and 1.25 acres to the local Historical Society. They in turn sold it and the community watched as it was restored and has become a home again. Although the listing doesn't show interior photos it's described as a "wonderful and beautiful home with ALL the comforts of a new house in a house built to last a lifetime." It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. A little cozy at 1,900 square feet but that could be a plus. 1st floor bedroom and bath. 10 foot ceilings. Original wood windows (yay!). Couple of fire places. And one of the best things is that it is in Walterboro --
which is a small town less than 1 hour from Charleston or Savannah Ga.and 4 miles from I95 . I've actually visited there and it really is a great place. Charming downtown with LOTS of antique stores run by people who have come from bigger cities -- including NYC -- to take advantage of all this cool little town has to offer. It's surrounded by thousands of acres of preserved
land and large estates. Close to beaches and boating. If it had a good golf course nearby for the husband I'd totally be there.
And a STEAL at $235K. God that's cheap......