The historic Sullivan House was relocated to its present location from Anderson, SC where it was built in 1859 by a Charleston family.The home was painstakingly restored over 8 years. It is located 50 minutes from Greenville, SC, 2 hours 45 minutes from Atlanta, GA,1 hour to Aiken and 2 hours from Tryon, NC.The property is perfect for lovers of historical architecture, being one of only 5 remaining examples of Chinese Chippendale style. The pastures can sustain horses and the gardens offer a kitchen herb garden,a vegetable garden, a water garden featuring a Koi pond with flowing stream that leads to multiple waterfalls as it meanders through lush plantings.There is also a shade garden and allee of cherry trees that blossom in the spring. An evergreen alee leads to a pergola with double swings for relaxing and enjoying the pastoral setting. Other features include a potting shed in the Chippendale style and a workshop and greenhouse. As you enter the property through the stone archway and wrought iron gates, the lane takes you down a Sycamore lined drive past horse pastures. It continues to the left past Magnolias, arriving at the historic home where a formal boxwood parterre leads you to the original front doors that open into a foyer with 12-foot ceilings and ornate plaster moldings. To the right and left, respectively, double French doors lead to a formal living and dining room. Both rooms have masonry fireplaces with gas logs. The foyer offers a view of the back patio featuring a soothing fountain and sweeping views of the pond beyond. The dining room features a reproduction of a French 1814 wallpaper, the original having hung in the previous family owned Friendfield Plantation in Georgetown, SC. Beyond the living and dining rooms are a large Butler's Pantry and a Library. From the Library, you have access to the Master Bedroom, and Bath featuring his and hers closet, walk-in shower and claw foot tub. Tray ceiling and moldings create a special ambiance in the Master Bedroom with French doors leading to a raised patio with a chiminea with seating and lounge chairs for relaxing. From the Master, a heavily glassed gallery leads to the informal living space. The Great Room features a wood-burning fireplace, extensive moldings, and a tray ceiling. The Family Dining has a large bay window overlooking the pond and a door leading to the patio and fountain. The chef's kitchen has a six-burner + grill DCS stove with double ovens. Two French door refrigerator/freezers, a dishwasher, double sink with disposal, and a prep sink with disposal make cooking a dream. A Carrera marble baking slab complements the Carrera marble countertops. Stairs from the Great Room lead to the host's ideal entertainment area, which includes a pool table, 600 bottle wine cellar, a masonry wood-burning fireplace, ceramic tile floor,1/2 bath, and intricate antique bar from Harrods. Outside has a fire pit and grill overlooking the stocked pond. From the side entrance of the home with a porte-cochere, stairs lead to the upstairs with a very private sitting area with two bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. The Sullivan House is a unique historic property that is a must-see!!*Listing provided courtesy of the MLS.
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