The Bailey-Vance Home & Garden

Clinton, SC   Offered for sale at $899,000

The Bailey-Vance Home & Garden is one of the most grand, historic properties in Upstate South Carolina. A true Queen Anne Style Victorian Home built in 1892 and impeccably maintained, it has 2.5 floors with high ceilings and set on a expansive corner lot a few blocks from the beautiful campus of Presbyterian College and ‘on the grow’ downtown Clinton, South Carolina.

This National Register property has 2.6+ well manicured acres of lawn and garden, intact mahogany woodwork, stained glass, inlaid wood floors with an ornate border and overall incredible workmanship and attention to detail. On the grounds of the property you will find a real ‘doll’ house, gazebo, an amazing fountain pond, 3 car garage (with 2-1950’s bathrooms) and a 1950’s authentic fallout shelter.

The historic main home is 7,400+ square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and a total of 15 rooms with an attic space equalling 1400+ sq.ft which includes a massive cedar storage closet. The flow of the first floor is an entertainers dream! The oversized foyer with a beautiful staircase is large enough to accommodate a grand piano to great your guests.

Across from the foyer you will find the parlor and library. Both with large windows and coal resembling fireplaces that take you back to the period in which this house was built. Both rooms are large and grand with 12 foot ceilings and beautiful lighting. The mahogany library walls are warm, inviting and lead into the 5th bedroom which is great for guest or the owners first floor bedroom. You will find the kitchen in the back of the home connected to the large family den that is more for comfortable and causal living.

The kitchen was updated in the 1992 with a massive island with seating, custom cabinets, 2 large refrigerators, 2 ovens, great lighting and a large window that looks over your manicured rose garden. A laundry room with a sink, very large mudroom and a full bath with a shower finish out the kitchen area of the home.

A butlers pantry and wet bar are convent to the dining room and kitchen for ease of entertaining or catering. The massive dining room is lined with mahogany wainscoting that is perfection and complements the mahogany framed fireplace that anchors the room. The dining room has a secret door that tells a story, see if you can find it. As you walk through the dining room you will find a breakfast room that is 3 walls of windows for a perfect view of the garden.

After your morning coffee or afternoon tea, you can enter the sunroom which is the original veranda, now enclosed. The bright space is heated and cooled with a special humidifier for plants, especially orchids. This large sunroom might be an update but it was done with care-the ceiling is coffered and running water for your plants is available through beautiful cast iron water spigot. A door on the far end of the veranda leads back out to the foyer for smooth entertaining guest flow.

To get to the 2nd floor you can choose 1of 3 access points: the gorgeous front staircase, the practical back staircase or the elevator that can be accessed from all 4 levels, including the attic. On the second level you will find 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths that are in amazing shape with hardwood floors under the carpet.

The primary bedroom has an incredible mahogany dressing room/closet, with the the original step stool for reaching the taller cabinets and the primary bath has separate sink and toilet spaces. The most beautiful spot in the house is the sleeping porch off the primary bedroom. Another feature of the primary bedroom is the sleeping porch. This space matches the footprint of the breakfast room below and has beautiful natural light and offers overhead views of the garden Stairs or the elevator move you to the attic space. 1400 sq. feet of unlocked potential or ample amounts of storage.

This National Register home has it all: impressive history and updates that make it move in ready. Don’t miss th

Property Details
  • Potential Inn
  • 4 Guest Rooms
  • 3 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner's Quarters
  • Built in 1892
  • Last Renovated in 1992
  • Building is 7,400 SQFT
  • Lot is 3.1 Acres
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Financial Details
  • Offered for sale at $899,000
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