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109 Friendfield Lane in Greenwood MLS# 19014181

  • $1,200,000
    No Recent Price Change
  • 109 Friendfield Lane
    Greenwood, SC 29649
3Full Baths
2Half Baths
1859Year Built
  • MLS# 19014181
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Active

AreaOut of Area

Agent Remarks

An elegant trifecta of Architecture, History and Gardens in a private pastoral setting on Greenwood's finest estate home and grounds! Everything about this property is unique. It was built by a Charleston family in Anderson, S.C. in 1859 as a summer home but probably never used due to the outbreak of the Civil War. It features distinctive architecture referred to as ''Chinese Chippendale,'' so called for the steeply pitched roofs with flared eaves and the intricately patterned porch railings and columns reminiscent of 18th century ''Chinese-style''. The house has been identified as one of only five remaining houses of this style in S.C. When purchased by the Sullivan Family in 1872, it was ''in a state of neglect''. The Sullivans refurbished the house, and used it as a showplace for many years. George Bell Timmerman Sr., once associate justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, occupied the house for a time and George Bell Timmerman Jr., South Carolina Governor from 1955 to 1959, was born in the house in 1912. The house was listed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The Palmetto Trust optioned the property in 1996, and in 1997 it was sold to a Greenwood couple who then moved the home from Anderson to Greenwood where they lovingly and painstakingly refurbished and renovated it over several years. Inspired by the 1735 Georgetown County plantation Friendfield they developed a small, large lot neighborhood with a European influenced entry feature in which to site their new home. Upon entering the Friendfield gate, drive through a Sycamore allee bounded on each side by horse pasture that totals 15.45 acres. This acreage also conveys and is covered by a conservation easement. The entrance lane then becomes a country lane and brings you to the left side porte-cochere. The main entrance is to the right through the Boxwood Parterre garden to the 80 foot wide covered porch that practically stretches across the entire front of the house. Here the porch comes into full view displaying the intricately patterned geometric designs of the porch supports and railings. The front door opens into the grand entrance hall and is flanked by two French style doors that open into the formal dining room and living room. Standing in the grand entrance hall with twelve foot ceilings soaring overhead the symmetry of the original portion of the house is striking. The French style 1814 wallpaper was replicated by the Metropolitan Museum and was original to the Friendfield Plantation house in Georgetown. The plaster moldings and medallion are original. Both rooms have masonry fireplaces with gas logs. The entire first floor is wide plank antique heart pine and the front part of the house is all original flooring. To the right and left of the formal dining room and living room respectively is a large Butler's pantry and Library. The Butler's pantry has copious counter space and cabinet storage, a washer and dryer that convey and a large center island for prepping food or other everyday activities. This leads into the side entrance hall and kitchen/Great room area. The Library on the other side boasts tall cabinets and shelving for the classic volumes and family memorabilia. The Library leads into the master bath and bedroom. The master bath is complemented with his and her closets, walk in shower, marble floors, water closet, claw foot tub and lavatory. The large master bedroom has a tray ceiling and substantial moldings. A large French door opens onto a balcony overlooking the rear grounds and pond with its fountain feature. The heavily glassed center rear Gallery connects the major rooms of the home serving the Master bedroom, Grand Entrance Hall and the Great Room. It also leads to the upper patio and fountains also connecting the master bedroom balcony and Great Room. The Great Room has a wood burning masonry fireplace, extensive molding, deep tray ceiling, bar with ice maker, half bath and floor to ceiling back windows overlooking a lower patio and pond. From there it opens into a chef's dream kitchen which is separated by an eat-at bar and island covered with Carrara marble quarried from northern Tuscany. A six burner, natural gas, DCS cook top and large vent hood are centered on and over the island as well. The kitchen counters are also Carrara marble. There is a prep sink, a regular sink, double ovens, duplicate refrigerators, dishwasher, disposal and compactor that all convey. Access to the upstairs is from the side entrance hall between the Butler's pantry and the Great Room up a stairway with a central landing. This leads into a sitting room between the two upstairs bedrooms each having separate baths and access to expansive attic storage. The walkout basement area is accessed from the Great Room down a flight of stairs. This room is obviously for entertainment and hosts a pool table, six hundred bottle wine cellar, a masonry wood burning fireplace, ceramic tile floor, a half bath and an interesting and intricate wood bar from Harrods of London. The ceiling beams are from the original house. Lots of glass on the back side of the room provides ample sunlight. The door from the basement room leads onto a lower patio and fire pit. There are gardens of several varieties with structures to complement them including water features. There are formal beds, shade gardens, a cutting garden, rose garden and a raised vegetable garden with a potting shed to match the house architecture. A work shop with a front porch and loft storage sits near the water's edge. There is a working greenhouse on the grounds cleverly placed but not concealed. There is a Koi pond and gazebo, pergola with double facing porch swings and a cherry tree allee accented by a fountain on one end. The Creek house is a 3.5 acre dependency consisting of three bedrooms and 2.5 baths that may be purchased with the Main house or apart. It is a separate listing (MLS # 116374) and can be found as 107 Friendfield Lane. Pricing considerations would be given for a combined purchase. Most furnishings are available for purchase in the Main house with some exceptions but only as a separate negotiation. The Sullivan House and grounds...A very special place indeed for lovers of Architecture, History and Gardens!

Baths Info

Halfbaths:  2

Fullbaths:  3

Building Info

Year Built:  1859

Floors:  Ceramic Tile, Wood, Marble

Foundation:  Basement, Crawl Space

Exterior Features

Exterior:  Wood Siding

Misc Ext:  Porch - Full Front, Gazebo, Gutters, Lawn Irrigation, Patio, Storage/Outbuilding, Fence - Vinyl, Workshop, Porch - Front Porch

Interior Features

Msc Intr:  Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Ceiling - Tray, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar, Wine Cellar

Lot Info

Acres:  15

Lot Desc:  Pond, 10+ Acres

Misc Features

Auction:  No

Parking Info

Gar Pkg:  Other (Use Remarks), 1 Car Carport

Property Features

Subsection:  None

Amenity:  Gated Comm, Horses OK

Desclocation:  Dining Room, Gas Logs, Gas Connection, Great Room, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning

Roof:  Architectural

Style:  Traditional

Stories:  2 Stories, Other (Use Remarks)

Rooms Info

Beds:  3

Ground Level:  Yes

Rooms:  Eat-In-Kitchen, Formal Living, Foyer, Great, Laundry, Pantry, Other (Use Remarks), Separate Dining, Study

SqFt Info

Sqft:  4,872

Utilities / HVAC

Cooling:  Central

Heat:  Gas, Heat Pump

Water Sewer:  Public Water, Septic


Elem:  Out of Area

Middle:  Out of Area

High:  Out of Area

Courtesy of listing office Palmetto Development Services 

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