211 N Main Street, Greer, SC 29650

$1,100,000
5
BD
5.5
BA
6,600
SqFt
List Price
$1,100,000
MLS
1412781
Beds
5
Full-baths
5
Half-baths
1
Style
Colonial, Traditional
County
Greenville
Neighborhood
Other
Type
Single Family Residential
Year Built
1937
Stories
2+Basement

Property Description

In 1937, William "Willie" Ward (one of the most notable Southern architects in history), designed this Greer home at 211 North Main Street for prominent businessman Richard Perry Turner. The home’s antebellum character evokes the Classical Revival style, similar to Southern plantation houses. Today, one of the upstate's most prominent homes is now on the market. The Turner House is a stunning masterpiece of architectural revere and southern elegance. Impeccably renovated between the 2005 – 2009, the home retained most of its original elements. Beautifully sited on over an acre of pristine grounds, and an easy stroll to the vibrant shops and restaurants of downtown Greer. This property was built using the finest materials available and would cost millions to replicate today. The R. Perry Turner house is an excellent example of Classical Revival residential architecture, a style popular throughout the South since well before the Civil War. The façade of Ward’s design harkens back to Southern antebellum plantation houses, and the inevitable remnant of Gone with the Wind’s Tara sifts through our memories. Perhaps the most obvious Classical Revival characteristic at the R. Perry Turner House is the central tetra-style (four-columned) portico with elements of the highly decorative Greek Corinthian order. The Greco-Roman style columns paired with the triangular pediment above recall iconic examples of ancient Classical architecture, such as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, or the Pantheon in Rome. Additional characteristics of the Classical Revival style present in Ward’s design are a symmetrical plan with nearly identical side porches on either side of the home and Palladian windows. The home’s interior boasts a prominent foyer with a curved wall to accommodate a curved, cantilevered staircase with detailed scrollwork, cased archways, ornate mantle pieces, and chair rails with paneled wainscoting—all elements of the Classical Revival style. The charm, character and highest quality craftsmanship is evident throughout. Hand painted walls, stunning hardwoods, original fixtures, expansive rooms, and elegant appointments unmatched. Opportunities abound to operate a B&B, Inn, Restaurant or wedding/event venue. Recent revitalization and investment into downtown Greer, along with a proposed hotel and condominiums nearby make this a prime opportunity. Convenient location in downtown Greer between Greenville + Spartanburg and a quick drive to GSP airport. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this historic southern mansion!

Additional Information

Acres
1.13
Age
50+
Appliances
Dishwasher, Dryer, Refrigerator, Washer, Oven-Electric
Basement
Unfinished, Walkout, Interior Access
Builders Name
William Ward - Architect
Condo Regime Includes
None
Cooling System
Central Forced, Electric, Multi-Units
Driveway
Paved
Elementary School
Chandler Creek
Exterior
Brick Veneer-Full
Exterior Features
Balcony, Patio, Porch-Other
Fireplace
Gas Logs, Wood Burning Fireplace
Floors
Ceramic Tile, Hardwood
Foundation
Crawl Space, Basement
Heating System
Forced Air, Multi-Units, Natural Gas, Radiator
High School
Greer
Living Area Range
6600-6799
Lot Description
Corner, Level, Sidewalk, Some Trees
Lot Dimensions
1.13 Acres
Master Bedroom Features
Full Bath, Master on 2nd Lvl, Master on Main Lvl, Walk-in Closet, Fireplace
Middle School
Greer
Region
023
Roof
Slate
Sewer
Public
Special Finances
Owner May Finance
Specialty Room
Laundry, Office/Study, Sun Room, Workshop, Wine Cellar
Storage Space
Attic, Garage
Stories
2+Basement
Style
Colonial, Traditional
Water
Public
Water Heater
Gas
Year Built
1937

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