|Contact name||Carolyn Day|
|Lot Area||0.88 acres|
Historic Southern Victorian in a park like setting on Main Street in Bamberg. Here we have sophisticated, old world elegance met with a renovation worthy of today’s standards. Showcased in the December 2017 Country Living magazine’s article on gingerbread houses, this grand home has every bit of charm of bygone days with all the wonderful original finishes intact. The house was built in 1888 by Mr. Conrad Earhardt for his daughter who married a prominent gentleman by the name of Colonel Folk. In the day, the title Colonel was given to men of prestige and accomplishment. The family resided there for four generations until it was purchased by the current owner and brought back to its original beauty. The Folk-Ziegler house was listed in the National register May 19, 1983 and is part of Bamberg’s historic district. This district holds a significant collection of buildings from the period of 1888 – 1930 which presents an accurate depiction of the foremost residential neighborhood of Bamberg for this period. One can imagine spending a lazy afternoon on the sweeping front porch with a cool glass of sweet tea, enjoying the lull of the soothing antique fountain. Double front doors beckon one to behold what waits inside. Walking into the foyer soaring 12’ ceilings and lustrously restored pine flooring are the first impressions, along with exquisite and twinkling chandeliers. In fact, the home holds 16 unique chandeliers, several with original medallions. Large sitting rooms or parlors as they were called are to the left and right of the entrance and are graced with opulent fireplaces. The elegant dining room would make any meal special and is separated by original doors from both the sitting room and the kitchen, this also has a fireplace and classic chandelier. The charming main hall bathroom was designed and built by the current owner and features pretty toile wallpaper, a kitty corner sink and yet another delicate chandelier. Further down the main hall is a room currently being used as an office which leads to what one may think of as the piece de resistance of the home, the kitchen. Exposed beams, which were found during renovation, grace the ceilings and add the perfect touch to a kitchen worthy of a chef. Encompassing the bottom third of the house it features a Viking stove and dishwasher, GE refrigerator, granite countertops, single bowl farmhouse style sink, open shelving and plenty of storage space, truly magazine worthy. The bright eat in area adjacent is both striking and inviting allowing views of the backyard lush with grand oaks and palm. Four French doors from the kitchen lead you to the spacious yard. Toward the left end of the property sits a 2-car garage and workshop where one could easily use for tinkering with an antique car or any other pursuit which requires outdoor space and electricity. The original staircase ends in an upstairs foyer area mimicking the downstairs, with doors leading out to the second floor veranda. Unwind in the refined master bedroom with its stately fireplace which is at the front of the house offering pretty views of the oaks shrouding the yard toward Main St. Built in drawers were fashioned by the current owner just outside the room leading to a back hallway with walk in closet and renovated all white master bath, with claw tub and separate tiled shower. A large, airy sleeping porch is at the rear of the house offering more views of the stunning yard where one can easily picture a family wedding or reunion being held. From the main upstairs hallway the stacked washer and dryer reside discreetly behind a pocket door. Further along are the other spacious bedrooms and a cozy library ready to hold your most prized books and treasures. This majestic home has been been meticulously restored by the owner and features new plumbing, electrical, HVAC and appliances. Furthermore, the HVAC is divided into 4 zones to allow specific parts of the house to be heated and cooled; consequently, the utility bills are consistently low. A new roof and interior paint round out the restoration all of which was completed in 2011. Most of the furnishings are for sale outside of the contract. This home is a gorgeous example of Southern charm and it has been lovingly maintained. It it a treasure to behold, words and pictures do not do it justice. Book your showing today.