Last week we posted a video tour of one of our latest salvage projects, an 1884 Second Empire style house in South Carolina. You can view the YouTube video here.
We have begun a process of documenting our salvage projects in an effort to preserve the memory of these structures for future generations. Part of our documentation process includes lots of photographs! Since posting the video, we have had numerous requests for photos. Here’s a few of the photos used in the video along with descriptions. Enjoy!
Approximately 1 year ago, the house received significant damage when several large trees fell on top of it
In addition to the main house, the 6 acre lot includes a tea house and well house.
The tea house served as the focal point of many garden parties and festivals that were held on the property
Inside view of the tea house
This small structure housed the very first fire hydrant to be installed in the area
One of two keeping rooms located at the front of the house
Second keeping room
Family room located on the ground floor
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor bath
Formal dining room. The dark spots on the wallpaper is mold
The original kitchen was detached from the house. This kitchen was added, probably in the 1920’s, when other changes/additions to the house were made
This was originally an open breezeway between the house and the original kitchen. The breezeway was later enclosed.
This kitchen, original to the house, was once detached
Stairway leading to the second story
Second story hallway
One of six second story bedrooms
One of two upstairs baths
This room was once a nursery but was later turned into a library room
Stairs leading to the attic
In this corner of the attic you can see an exposed area from where the house was damaged.
Room off of the attic and stairway leading to the upper room
Upper room. From this room you can see the back side of the slate roof tiles.
Remains of what use to be a playhouse
Two door garage
Remains of the entrance to the root cellar
Brick chimney on the back side of the property which we believe is the only remains of what use to be the help’s quarters
The SA Team on our first visit to Spartanburg
Photography by Lisa Jones. All photos copyright 2015, Southern Accents Architectural Antiques. All rights reserved.