c.1895 Beaux-Arts Dream Home in Mayesville, SC Sells for $550K
SOLD | Built c.1895 | 5,731 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 2.61 Acres
40 S Lafayette Street, Mayesville, South Carolina, United States, 29104
A graceful Beaux-Arts residence on a commanding 5.21 acre property in Mayesville, South Carolina has sold for $550,000 after sitting on the market since June 2019 for $599,500. Built c.1895 on land owned by the town founder, “Squire” Matthew Peterson Mayes, the 5,700 square foot home takes you on a journey back in time with custom mouldings, original leaded glass windows, crystal chandeliers and eight fireplaces strategically placed throughout. There are two formal living rooms flanking the main entry hall, a formal dining hall, eat-in kitchen and a lovely staircase and upper landing. The two living rooms flanking the entry hall as well as the formal dining room include hand-painted, marbleized columns sitting against marble fireplace surrounds. The second floor includes four of seven bedrooms, each with a fireplace and several windows. There are a total of four full and one half bathrooms. The recently renovated fourth floor contains original frosted glass, exposed brick columns, and a study. It opens outward to a front balcony, which offers a full survey of the surrounding garden and grounds. The grounds are graced by camellias, a cast iron fountain and a pool and bricked terrace surrounded by magnolia trees, flowering crepe myrtles and palms. This mature landscaping not only lends privacy but also provides a peaceful setting to enjoy the South Carolina summers. The pool’s brick pathways sit beside an antebellum cabin, moved onto the property in the early twentieth century and restored as a guesthouse with full bath, full kitchen and two original fireplaces.