January 19, 2018

Preservation Personals: South Carolina Georgian Seeks Garden-Loving Owner

  • By: Nicholas Som

My appearance has changed quite a few times since I was constructed circa 1793—I’ve been everything from a bed & breakfast to a special events venue. But I’ve always liked my first look the best, and thanks to the restoration efforts of my previous owners, that’s the one I get to show off today!

I’m a three-story Georgian located in Woodruff, South Carolina, just a 20-minute drive from the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Before you step inside, however, you’ll have to take a moment to appreciate my professionally-designed formal gardens. My backyard is a verdant paradise, filled with herbs, camellias, and towering pecan, oak, and hickory trees. They’re all maintained by a modern irrigation system fed by a 500-foot well, minimizing the work needed to keep the greenery thriving.

You may find it difficult to leave the gardens, but my interior does its best to entice. With four bedrooms and bathrooms, I’m equipped to meet the needs of all but the largest of families. Some highlights of my first floor include a tavern-style, open concept kitchen and dining room, and a living room fireplace with a hand-carved, Adam-style mantle, restored to its original Spanish Brown color.

My second floor features two cozy bedrooms and a large hall closet that has been transformed into a laundry room. And when you climb my stairs to the top, you’ll find an open-plan bedroom and office with a full bathroom. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy views of the grounds, as natural light floods in through my dormer windows.

From my gardens to my guest rooms, I offer both charm and comfort. Learn more about me here.

The exterior of a South Carolina Georgian.

photo by: Sean Schaeffner

Woodruff, SC 29388.

The kitchen and dining room of a South Carolina Georgian.

photo by: Sean Schaeffner

My combined kitchen and dining room make the trip from stove to table faster than ever.

The garden of a South Carolina Georgian.

photo by: Sean Schaeffner

Plants, pergolas, and meandering pathways—my gardens have it all.

Nicholas Som is an editorial assistant at Preservation magazine. He enjoys museums of all kinds, Philadelphia sports, and tracking down great restaurants.

nsom@savingplaces.org

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