I have a love and appreciation for old homes. They have character and details that are missing in many newer homes. I always loved driving down Elm Street and Laurel Street in Conway, SC to look at the homes that were on these beautiful tree lined streets. They were none alike, and were usually surrounded by majestic oak trees and colorful azaleas.
This love of old homes extends to helping buyers and sellers with their old home purchase or sale. One thing I tell buyer and seller clients to keep in mind is that an old home may have some quirks and bumps that will always be part of the property. With buyers, I help them understand that an old home can’t be made “new again.” Home inspections are always the smart thing to do, but the lengthy report is not a “to do list” for the seller. If you want to enjoy the beautiful high ceilings, original hardwood floors, amazing columns and porches, and original light fixtures of an old home, you may have to accept some less than perfect things as well.
If you also love old homes, spend a few hours walking the Historical Trail in Conway. Stop by the Conway Visitors Center at 428 Main St to pick up a map for a self guided walking tour or just walk down Laurel Street and Elm Street and surrounding avenues to see some beautiful homes.
If you’re ready to buy or sell an old historic home in Conway, Duncan Group Properties can help. We’ve sold multiple homes on the Conway Historic Trail including 1207 5th Avenue and 701 Laurel Street. We’ve also sold homes that aren’t on the Historic Trail but are charming older homes that dot these tree lined streets including 904 Laurel Street and 1201 5th Avenue.
We currently have 1106 5th Avenue listed and can truthfully say, it is a gem! The home, known as the Jenkins House, was constructed in 1909 and features a corner tower detailed with shingles and steeply pitched rooflines. The home was moved from its original site across the street in 1998 where it was remodeled with an updated kitchen and bathrooms. It also had electrical and plumbing upgrades. It’s on a breathtaking 0.46 acre lot that offers a private courtyard and side porch. When you own this home, you own one of the few High Style Victorian or Queen Anne homes noted in the Historical and Architectural Survey of Conway.
~Michelle Duncan, Broker in Charge