Kellsboro House - Rare opportunity to acquire a masterfully renovated and maintained equestrian estate in the Aiken (SC) Winter Colony. Kellsboro House is situated in the center of the Historic Horse District making it a coveted in-town Aiken property with plenty of privacy.Neighboring properties are equally large tracts providing a sense of open space. The nearby Winthrop Polo Field, the ''sand ring'' schooling area, the Whitney training track & polo field make for more open space. Kellsboro is a 10-minute trot to Hitchcock Woods with 70 miles of sandy riding trails and 2100 acres of conserved woodlands. Named after the famed steeplechase horse Kellsboro Jack, the house was designed in 1927 by Scroggs & Ewing Architects of Augusta, GA.Listed square footage and number of BR/BA are for MAIN HOUSE ONLY! There is an additional 2200 Sq. Ft. in the stable/barn + 800 sq. ft. in the groomsman's 1BR/1BA apartment above the stable/barn. There is also an addition 1382 sq. ft. in the carriage house including 3BR/1.5BA and a full kitchen. Please see attached professionally measured floorplans for more detail. Kellsboro House is offered at a list price $500,000 below its 2017 appraisal price. The woodwork throughout the house has an eighteenth-century beauty. The paneling in the library is classic period design. The rooms are designed to be spacious and to flow together providing lovely entertainment areas. The library is smaller and offers a cozy setting. The house is beautifully sited on the best land in Aiken. The "old-fashioned" ladies' and gents' loos are very 1930's. The owners have maintained the period fixtures in the pantry, kitchen and bathrooms. In the words of one of the owners, "We bought Kellsboro because it is simply the most beautiful house in Aiken. We looked for properties 'in town' for nearly ten years. We always knew there was a splash of brick behind the huge magnolia allee. When it came on the market, there was no hesitation. We bought it immediately. We were able to buy the barn which had been separated when Kellsboro was a school. We rejoined the properties making it a fabulous equestrian situation." The house is a magnet for people. No matter the number, the house will keep everyone happy. The bedrooms are well-planned as the bathrooms are all en suite. Friends will love to visit. Even the barn is welcoming and can accommodate an extra horse or two. When you come downstairs in the morning, you will stop at the center hall Palladian window and look out to the paddocks and horses, and to the azaleas and dogwoods. The Aiken blue sky will take your breath away. Even on a cloudy day, the windows and French doors throughout the main house manage to reflect the best light of the day, from sunrise to sunset. A major feature of Kellsboro and the Aiken Winter Colony is the charming town of Aiken itself. What a splendid place to live â€“ perfect weather, kind people and masses of things to do. All shops, grocery stores, services, restaurants, etc. are a scant seven minutes from the house. Sports are the best and the pride of Aiken. Olympic-caliber riders, top-seeded polo, court tennis, coaching, horse shows, hunting, shooting are all easily available in Aiken. The charms of Aiken have drawn interesting people from all parts of the U.S. and Canada, making it the perfect place to live.
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