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Viewing Listing MLS# 20204438

  • $423,367
    Reduced -$1,633
  • 181 E Queen Street
    Pendleton, SC 29670
3Full Baths
N/AHalf Baths
1844Year Built
  • MLS# 20204438
  • Residential
  • Single Family
  • active

Area102-anderson County,sc

Agent Remarks

Prominently standing high on a hill overlooking historic downtown Pendleton, SC, "Magnolia Hill" (c.1844), also known as the Ella Lorton house, is reported to be the highest point in Anderson County. This stately brick home captures beautiful views through large windows, with especially striking vistas of the front terraced garden and rear lawn. There is even a sneak peak of the mountains in the winter! The traditional "four over four" plan with wide center hall, tall ceilings, and multiple fireplaces, common for this period of construction, is reflective of elegant social gatherings of the past, yet adaptable for today's lifestyle as well. Frequent visitors to Magnolia Hill have included the families of U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun and his son-in-law, Thomas Green Clemson, founder of Clemson University. The daughter of Thomas Green Clemson (granddaughter of John C. Calhoun) and Ella Lorton were known to be best of friends.This 5 bedroom / 3 bath home not only has significant history with its past ownership, but also with its estate-like grounds. Legend has it that the boxwood garden on the front lawn began with boxwoods originally shipped from England in the mid 1800s, and the majestic magnolia tree within the garden was one of two transported from Florida and planted in 1880. With 1.06 acres, one might not realize that this estate is only a half block from Pendleton's historic Village Green. Around the Village Green, you will find multiple restaurants, shops, wine bar, bakery, and the Pendleton Playhouse, home to the well known Clemson Little Theater. The town itself is one of the largest registered Historic districts in the USA. A national magazine described Pendleton in this way: "one of the oldest communities stays young thanks to a downtown filled with unique shops and restaurants and nearby Clemson University." The home's location approximately 4 miles from Clemson University allows quick access to all activities on and around campus, from all sports to cultural events at the Brooks Center and the SC Botanical Gardens.Initially a wood frame structure, the home has seen many changes throughout the years including the all brick exterior added in the mid-1900s. Although other upgrades and additions have been made throughout the years, much of the home's original charm remains. Between the Formal Dining Room and the expansive Kitchen, the hand-crafted butler's pantry cabinet gives a glimpse to this home's history. The spacious Living Room, Dining Room and Center Hall lend themselves to good flow for entertaining, and enjoying the views of the grounds. In addition to 4 large bedrooms upstairs, the main level contains a cozy Master bedroom suite with access to the airy Sunroom and the Master Bathroom with jetted tub and separate shower. As you meander through this spacious home, notice the details of the stairway, a focal point from both the main level and upper level center halls. Additionally, the permanent stairs to the large attic as well as the fixed steps to the hand-dug cellar are indeed unique features to a home built in this era.Make an appointment soon to view this historic treasure.

Baths Info

Fullbaths:  3

Bedroom Info

Building Info

Year Built:  1844

Roof:  Architectural Shingles

Floors:  Laminate, Tile, Wood

Beds:  5

Estage:  175

Exterior Features

Exterior Finish:  Brick, Vinyl Siding

Exterior Features:  Deck, Driveway - Circular, Insulated Windows

Storage Space:  Basement, Garage, Other - See Remarks



Garage Capacity:  1

Garage Type:  Detached Carport, Detached Garage

HOA Info

Interior Features

Interior Features:  Attic Stairs-permanent, Connection - Washer, Countertops-other, Dryer Connection-electric, Fireplace - Multiple, Fireplace-gas Connection, Garden Tub, Gas Logs, Jetted Tub, Walk-in Shower, Washer Connection

Lot Info

Acreage Range:  1-3.99

Interior Lot Features:  No Slip

Acres:  1.06

Lot Description:  Other - See Remarks, Trees - Hardwood, Trees - Mixed, Shade Trees, Sidewalks

Misc Features

Property Features

Style:  Other - See Remarks, Traditional

Num Stories:  Two

Appliances:  Cooktop - Smooth, Dishwasher, Disposal, Range/oven-electric, Refrigerator

Basement:  Inside Entrance, Other - See Remarks

Property Info

Inside City Limits:  Yes

Lake:  None

Lake Front:  No

Room Features

Master Suite Features:  Double Sink, Master On Main Level, Shower - Separate, Tub - Jetted, Walk-in Closet

Specialty Rooms:  Formal Dining Room, Formal Living Room, Other - See Remarks, Sun Room

Rooms Info

Sale / Lease Info

Sale Rent:  For Sale

SqFt Info

Sqft Range:  4000-4499

Tax Info

Unit Info

Utilities / HVAC

Heating System:  More Than One Unit, Natural Gas

Utilities On Site:  Cable, Electric, Natural Gas, Public Sewer, Public Water, Telephone

Water:  Public Water


Elem:  Pendleton Elem

Middle:  Riverside Middl

High:  Pendleton High

Courtesy of Michael Sherrill of Dunlap Team Real Estate 

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Price & Status History (on lorraineharding.com since Sat, Jun 30th 2018)
  • Original Price: $449,500
  • Current Price: $423,367
  • Price Reduced: $26,133
Date ChangedFromTo
10/02/2018$449,500 $439,900 Reduced by $9,600
02/28/2019$439,900 $425,000 Reduced by $14,900
03/29/2019$425,000 $423,367 Reduced by $1,633

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