Circa 1845, Clanmore was built on a Winnsboro Blue Granite foundation from bricks made on the property. No wood framing here...it's brick thru and thru (including the massive 22" columns) with a stucco coat that we believe was added just after the earthquake of 1886 to hide cracks in the mortar. The heart pine interior is from trees felled in the yard. Everyone's favorite story about Clanmore goes like this: Union soldiers stormed the house and tore up all the new fancy dresses (among other things) that belonged to the owner's niece, Lula. They threw a torch onto the staircase before they rode away. Lula grabbed the torch and threw it outside. She then extinguished the flames inside. The next wave of Union solders saw that the house was still standing so they torched it again. However, again, Lula thwarted their efforts. I guess she was really mad about those dresses! They never returned and the house still stands today but there, on the staircase, sure enough, is a burned area! Other than the staircase damage that the only two families who have ever owned this house have lovingly ignored, it is in amazing condition for being 175 years old. Where were the vandals? It has water and septic lines and at least partial wiring. The ductwork is in place for HVAC. The floors are in beautiful shape. The 30-year roof is 19 years old. The windows and plenty of wavy glass are in place. Original trim, mantles, doors + hardware! This beauty rests on 22.5 acres. Being sold AS-IS.
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