201 Central Avenue Summerville, SC 29483 $575,000

2Full Baths
1Half Baths
1862Year Built
  • MLS# 17021396
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Sold

AreaSummerville/ridgeville - Dorchester
SubdivisionHistoric District

Agent Remarks

Unbelievable Historic Summerville Opportunity in an unbelievable downtown location! You cannot be more centrally or conveniently located than this. There is immense beauty, charm & VALUE in this gorgeous home dating to 1862. Owned over 30 years by a professional contractor/master craftsman & it shows! This home has been extremely well cared for & is in exquisite shape. Not only is this house beautiful, but it comes with a GIGANTIC Bonus: 2 income producing separate cottages on the same property (650 SqFt & 400 SqFt). With their own addresses & driveway, they boost the total square footage to ~4000 SqFt! Suddenly, that price/SqFt is looking quite nice (~$145). Potentially pay 1/2 your monthly bill with the additional income. There's even a workshop! And we've only just begun to describe... ...the home itself. Artistic, classic and lovingly handmade details surround you and soothe the soul. From the moldings to the trim to the chandelier medallion, the home has been well-crafted and retains it's historic charm. The original heart pine flooring exists throughout the downstairs & upstairs of the main home and is in fantastic condition after being fully refinished 2 years ago. The ceilings are 11 feet tall downstairs and 10 feet upstairs! The master bedroom resides conveniently on the first floor along with a formal living room and an office that could easily be converted into 5th bedroom, if needed. An addition to the rear of the home dates to the early 1900's but has been meticulously converted into a tastefully modern & up-to-date kitchen & living space. The downstairs master bedroom is large enough for a king bed and boasts a walk-in closet. A surprisingly roomy and modern en suite provides a large tiled shower, a toilet and a vanity. This room conveniently opens to an additional half-bath with an extra vanity & toilet. For a historic home - actually, for ANY home - storage and closet space is extremely generous and the en suite provides plenty. The office is ready to show off your personal library and double as your fully functional home office. It could easily be converted into a 5th bedroom as it includes a closet. Through the French doors and into the rear addition, you arrive at the heart of your new home. The kitchen is spacious, modern and ready to feed a large family! Remodeled just over 2 years ago, the kitchen will please any chefs in the family. The counters are adorned with black granite, the floor is tiled and the range is fueled with gas. The living space is enveloped by sunlight that shines through a wall of windows and provides an extremely cozy space for your family to gather and hang out. There's even a free-standing, wood-burning Franklin stove that can keep the entire house warm in the winter. Upstairs, there are 3 additional bedrooms, another full bath and the best laundry room you've ever laid eyes on. The upstairs full bath is adorable, charming, bright, cute...adorable. It even has the home's original claw foot tub! The laundry room is a sight to behold. It's large enough to handle two weeks worth of clothes but the space is so amazing, you might just find excuses to sneak in there every day. It's bright, it's functional and its doggone cute! Closets line half of the room and provide ample shelving and storage. There's even a utility sink! A floor drain beneath the washing machine provides emergency drainage onto the roof should your machine ever overflow. The three additional bedrooms are spacious and comfortable...not necessarily the case in many historic homes. Before considering the exterior of the home, the Location, Location, Location, Location must be discussed. Yes, that's an extra "location" thrown in. That's because you cannot possibly find a more convenient and walk-able location here in Summerville. Short Central's shops and restaurants are literally just across the street. The weekly farmer's market is less than a stone's throw up the street. A very brief stroll away are Hutchinson Square, Azalea Park, The Flowertown Players Theater, numerous churches, restaurants, the YMCA and much more! Back to the home...outside is a surprisingly large yard that is ready for a white picket fence and a swing hanging from a tree. Get some rocking chairs and sip that Summerville-invented Sweet Tea on your picturesque front porch. If the sun is just a tad too warm, a gigantic deck is located off of the kitchen and provides a relaxing locale to enjoy the shaded great outdoors. The classy standing seam metal roof was sealed 3 years ago with a warrantied 50-year sealant...so sleep sound knowing that your metal roof should nearly last a lifetime. As mentioned above, the kicker to the entire property are the 2 income-producing cottages that sit on the same plat but have their own driveway, addresses and mailboxes. It's very easy to forget they're even there. There is a 650 SqFt home that has a living room, large bedroom, spacious eat-in kitchen and a large, handicap equipped bathroom. The second cottage is 400 SqFt and has one large living/bed room, a nice sized kitchen and a full bathroom. The 2 properties are currently rented month-to-month and bring in a combined rent of $1400/month. That covers a LOT of monthly payments! Plus, the cottages will rent in less than 2 days with zero advertising other than a simple yard sign by the road. Last but not least, there is a cavernous 1100 SqFt workshop behind the cottages that can be used for anything. Bring your woodworking tools along! The owner has a simple game plan to get you two 50-amp breakers to go along with the current 20 amp power. You can also rent the space out to your tenants for extra storage. This home provides unbeatable value for Summerville and truly is a gem of a historic home. Make it YOUR Home!

Sale Info

Listing Date: 07-29-2017

Sold Date: 11-03-2017

Aprox Days on Market: 
    3 month, 4 days ago

Listing Sold: 
    4 month, 16 days ago

Asking Price: $575,000

Selling Price: $560,000

Price Difference: 
Reduced By $15,000

Baths Info

Halfbaths:  1

Fullbaths:  2

Building Info

Year Built:  1862

Floors:  Ceramic Tile, Wood

Foundation:  Crawl Space, Elv. Construction

Exterior Features

Misc Ext:  Patio - Covered, Deck, Porch - Full Front, Patio, Some Storm Wnd/doors, Storage/outbuilding, Workshop

Interior Features

Msc Intr:  Ceilings - 9+, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-in Closets

Lot Info

Acres:  1

Lot Desc:  High, Level, .5 - 1 Acre

Misc Features

Auction:  No

Parking Info

Gar Pkg:  Attached, 3 Car Carport

Property Features

Subsection:  None

Amenity:  Cable Tv Available, Trash Pickup

Desclocation:  Free Standing, Kitchen, One, Wood Burning

Roof:  Metal

Style:  Colonial, Cottage

Stories:  2 Stories

Rooms Info

Beds:  5

Ground Level:  No

Rooms:  Eat-in-kitchen, Formal Living, Foyer, Laundry, Office, Utility

SqFt Info

Sqft:  2,929

Utilities / HVAC

Cooling:  Central

Heat:  Floor/wall Furnace, Gas, Heat Pump

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer, Public Water


Elem:  Summerville

Middle:  Alston

High:  Summerville