300 S South First Street Seneca, SC
$ 998,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#20239207
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyOCONEE
  • CitySeneca
  • Area207-Oconee County - SC
  • Zip29678
  • Style
  • Price$ 998,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage5000
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Frank Julian with eXp Realty - Mtn Lakes Office.
Data Source:
Western Upstate MLS - 59 - SC
Property Description

Built in 1898, the stunning G.W.Gignilliat House is a landmark in the city of Seneca. Situated on 3 ½ acres of park-like grounds that were originally part of the Gignilliat cotton farm and vineyard, the property has spacious privacy as well as proximity to the town. The Queen Anne Victorian house is little changed after 120 years, and the current owners have focused on preservation and restoration. A trained civil engineer, George Warren Gignilliat constructed the house with a bearing wall foundation, and evidence suggest that the architect was George Barber of Knoxville Tennessee. Most of the old paint has been removed from the siding and shingle exterior, and the color scheme has been restored to the original pattern, revealing the delightful detail. A beautiful new Da Vinci simulated slate roof has just been installed on the main roof. The house is grand. The 13 room, two-story living area is 5000 square feet, and there is a fully floored attic. Ceilings are 12’ high on the ground floor and 11’ on the second floor. There are original stained-glass windows in the foyer, parlor and stairwell. The 8 oak fireplace mantles and hearth tiles were imported from England. (These were used to burn coal, and are sealed and inoperable today.) The 1 ¼” oak flooring in the public rooms was installed in 1927 when this material became popular locally. The private rooms retain the original “heart pine” flooring. All rooms have multiple large windows with delightful views of lawn and forest. Most of the rooms have been painstakingly restored, with old paint removal from plaster ceilings and walls, and from doors and trim. Electrical and plumbing systems have been updated. The house retains a fully functioning, gas fired steam heating system with radiators in every room. Upstairs, two new heat pump units provide air-conditioning and supplemental heating. Two mini split units are located on the first floor in the kitchen and home office. A derelict carriage house was replaced in 1989 with a two-story garage apartment building that has exterior styling which matches the main house. The apartment is 800 square feet with living area, kitchen and bathroom. This is a unique property, rich with history, charm

Elementary School Middle School High School
Ravenel Elm Elementary School Seneca Middle Seneca High
Price History
5/13/2021 Listed $998,000

General Features

Appliances Dishwasher, Range/Oven-Electric, Refrigerator
Area 207-Oconee County, SC
Basement Unfinished
Cooling More Than One Type
Exteriorfeatures Fenced Yard, Porch-Front
Interiorfeatures 2-Story Foyer, Ceilings-Smooth, Elevator, Fireplace - Multiple
Middleschool Seneca Middle
Property Type Residential
Roof Composition Shingles
Sqr Ft Range 5000-5499
Sub Type Single Family
Water Public Water

Interior Features

Beds Total 4
Electricity Electric company/co-op
Floors Wood
Foundations Basement
Full Baths Three
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heating System Type More Than One Type, Other - See Remarks
Master Suite Features Master on Second Level, Tub - Separate
Total Bedrooms Four

Exterior Features

Exteriorfinish Other
Garagecapacity 2
Garagetype Detached Garage
Garrage Capacity Range Two
Lakefront No
Lot Description Corner, Trees - Hardwood, Level, Sidewalks
Sewers Public Sewer


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 29678

AVG $330K
AVG 89

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