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Check Out Our New Listing at 307 Wilton Street in the North Main Area of Downtown Greenville, SC

Looking for a home with lots of character and modern amenities in the lovely North Main area of downtown Greenville, SC? Our new listing at 307 Wilton Street, Greenville, SC  Open House 1-3pm on July 16! Here are some interesting details from the story of this house: Built in 1920-1926 Sold for the first time in 1965. Late 1990’s the house was willed to the Ronald McDonald House. They decided not to use it and sold it. Current owners bought it in 2010. Only three families have lived in the house.  There is still a knife sharpener mounted to the wall by the mud room from the original family. The fireplace has a cast iron “summer cover” that is original to the home. Come add your chapters to the story of this lovely home! Welcome home to 307 Wilton Street, Greenville, SC Traditional charm with modern amenities Lots of room for entertaining Sunny office/den off the front entrance Open floor plan between kitchen and living room Cooks kitchen with gas cooktop Modern kitchen Stainless appliances and granite counters Gathering room/dining room off the kitchen Dining room, new addition Master bedroom Master bath with double vanity, new addition Master shower Pebble floor in master shower Slipper tub Second floor Bedroom 1 of 4 on second floor One of the hall baths upstairs New 1.5 car garage Newer addition off the back Mud room 307 Wilton Street, Greenville, SC Lovely North Main Area, walk to Stone...

107 McCall Street – Design and Paint Palette

Design and Paint Palette 107 McCall Street was built in 1916 as a Folk Victorian, as seen through its prominent front bay window, but otherwise simple, linear feel.  It has been carefully updated to modern appeal while preserving and building on the original character of the home by adding a period appropriate steep bronze metal roof, and linear three over one windows. The fresh and detailed color palette highlights the trim features prominent in Period homes and it provides a preview of the interior colors and custom features. The interior style is updated to a Vintage Urban Farmhouse.  The paint colors for the house are a modern blend of designer Benjamin Moore colors. They were all chosen carefully for the space with light and reflectivity kept in mind. They flow to create an open floor plan that is calming but not ordinary.  Most were chosen from the Historic Collection, making them period appropriate to this 100yr home. The color scheme downstairs relies on Gray Owl for the base. This is a versatile backdrop for the mid-tone gray and white kitchen color scheme, and lets the midnight oak floors, oversized wood windows, and heart pine reclaimed wood wall and kitchen shelves be the stars of the living area. A beaded chandelier and other reproduction vintage iron and glass globe light fixtures continue the look and highlight the 10ft ceilings, and 7 ft doors.  White subway tile in the kitchen set on a herringbone lends a different approach to the common subway pattern, while not being overpowering. The house’s scheme is balanced with Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, Simply White,...

Renovation of 107 McCall Street, Greenville, SC – Green Features

  The renovation of 107 McCall is coming to a close and it is looking stunning!  Beyond the curb appeal and modern finishes, the builder, Gray Development, carefully chose specific materials to make this a very green and energy efficient home. Let’s start with the cellulose insulation used in this house made from recycled newspaper by Carolina Precision Fibers.  Their Green Shield insulation product is made from post consumer recycled paper fibers and offers many benefits. Completely fills the cavity Insulation surrounds cavity inserts like electrical boxes, outlets and plumbing Reduces air infiltration Eliminates drafts Reduces energy consumption Lowers cost to heat and cool Improves indoor air quality Reduces nuisance noise Improves Comfort Green / sustainable insulation choice Watch the actual installation: Cellulose Insulation Made from Newspaper in 107 McCall Street, Greenville, SC Vertical Cellulose Insulation Cellulose Insulation Insulation Made From Post Consumer Newspaper Energy Efficiency encompasses much more than just your power bills. Done right, sealing air leaks and upgrading your insulation are both measures that have a high ROI, will reduce your carbon footprint, and indeed will reduce your energy bills. But they will also reduce drafts, make your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, and potentially increase the health and longevity of your house. Learn more about cellulose insulation and how it’s made in this cool video:   FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) framing lumber was used as much as possible throughout the house. FSC Lumber used throughout Upstairs bedrooms Second floor framing FSC has very specific criteria for what constitutes responsible forest management, placing a big emphasis on environmental health.  What is responsible forest management?   It...

Open House 11/20 From 1-3 pm at 6 Propst Court in Greenville, SC

Stop by this Sunday, November 20, from 1-3pm and check out this beautiful home at 6 Propst Court in the desirable Half Mile Lake subdivision just a few miles north of downtown Greenville, SC. Price: $197,500 Details:  3 bedroom/2.5 bath Square Feet: 1716 sq. ft. Questions or to schedule a showing:  Please call listing agent, Marie Kernell,...

Renovation of 107 McCall Street, Greenville, SC – Exterior Materials

This week we will focus on the materials used on the exterior of 107 McCall Street, Greenville, SC.  This charming craftsman cottage is getting a modern facelift with high quality, energy efficient materials.  Let’s start with the roof and work our way down.  The standing seamed metal roof is one of the most popular choices in the residential roofing industry.  It is a maintenance free choice that adds beauty and will last for decades.  Standing seamed metal roofs can also help improve the overall energy efficiency of a house. The builder chose locally made VictorBilt Argonic Filled wooden windows with Low E double pane glass.  They are true low maintenance, tilt out windows that have superior energy efficiency and exceed the U-value requirements for Energy Star.   The siding is authentic HardiePlank siding that creates a flat-out gorgeous look.  It is backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal.  It adds a unique, classic cottage look and the durability and low maintenance can’t be beat.  The builder chose it for it’s longevity, appearance, fire resistance, storm resistance and energy efficient properties.  HardiePlank is made out of fiberous cement and stands the test of time.  It is rot and termite resistant and is resistant to warping and shrinking unlike other types of wood or vinyl siding. Some of the exterior features will include a permeable side driveway, brick patio in the back made from the bricks that were originally from the home’s chimney and will be 9’x 12′ in a Herringbone pattern.   The backyard will have a horizontal plank privacy fence with a gate.  This will be a very low maintenance...

Follow the Renovation of 107 McCall Street, Greenville, SC – Week 1

  Description: 107 McCall Street, is a complete rehab of an historic West End Greenville craftsman style home, featuring 1700 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Walking distance to everything in downtown Greenville and blocks from the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Fenced in yard with private driveway and reclaimed brick patio in the back for quiet mornings. The master bedroom is on the main floor with en suite bathroom and two bedrooms on the second floor share a Jack and Jill bathroom. Enjoy beautiful views of Paris Mountain and downtown Greenville from the upstairs rooms with built in window seats and a built in bookcase lining the staircase. Walk in to an open, well designed living space where the living room, dining area and kitchen workflow meet the desires and lifestyle of today’s homeowners. Quality craftsmanship and building materials define this project by Gray Development and Construction, with a dedication to using sustainable materials, energy efficiencies and modern amenities while keeping the unique character of this historic property....

107 McCall Street – Follow the Progress on This Restoration in Greenville’s West End

  Downtown Greenville is a hot real estate market because of it’s walkability, charm, restaurants, shops and natural beauty.  There are cranes up everywhere building high rise, multi family residences and urban dwellings throughout downtown Greenville.     But what if you want your own single family home?  Fully restored historic homes can be hard to come by.  If you get lucky you will stumble upon a rare opportunity like this gem at 107 McCall Street currently undergoing a complete, modern renovation while keeping the home’s historic, craftsman charm.  Follow along as we document the transformation of this downtown beauty by Gray Development and Construction, as it’s brought back to life in the 21st Century.  Completion late 2016! Follow the restoration process with weekly blog posts and sign up to get them delivered to your inbox.  Be the first to get the information on this rare listing as it comes to market!     Here’s a sneak peak of some renovation pictures and details! 107 McCall Street HardiPlank Lap Siding Lots of natural light with 10 ft. ceilings Staircase with built in bookcase and large picture window to let in natural light View of Paris Mountain from second floor bedroom Argon filled Low E windows FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) framing lumber used throughout 107 McCall 10 ft. ceilings with recessed lighting on first floor Staircase to second floor Craftsman front door First floor Master Suite Two bedrooms on second floor with built in window seat and bookshelves Follow the progress of this project at 107 McCall Street, Greenville, SC and please email us or call us with questions! Wendy Lynam, 864-517-4617 wendy@livgreenville.com Marie Kernell, 864-423-1868, marie@livgreenville.com...

A Perfect Summer Day In Greenville – Saturday Market

Every day is a great day in Greenville but summer is our favorite time of the year for many reasons but high on our list is the weekly Saturday market in downtown Greenville featuring local food and local makers. The streets are filled with locals and visitors and there is always a great live performance adding to fun and festive vibe at the farmers market.  Take a look as we stop at a few of the booths along the way! Living in downtown Greenville has many perks morning noon and night!  Music, food, festivals, culture and just scenic beauty make our City such a desirable place to live!  Thinking about relocating to Greenville?  We all did several years ago from large metropolitan areas.  We would love to answer any questions you might have and if the time is right help you find the perfect urban dwelling. Subscribe to our blog to get an insiders look at living in Greenville.  We will show you day to day life and some of the highlights of living in this city.  Sign up for one of our downtown living reports for different areas of town to stay current on the market conditions. If you see a property that interests you we would be happy to help to learn more about it.  We can do live walk throughs or videos for you. Get in touch and let us know how we can help you! Subscribe to our blog LIV Greenville 200 S. Main Street Greenville, SC 29601 864-517-4617...

Why It’s Great To Live In Downtown Greenville, SC – by Livablity

There are so many reasons to live in downtown Greenville, SC and this article by Livability explains why they chose Greenville as a top pick for 2015.  It’s about the balance of life that you can experience living in a condo, apartment or city home in downtown Greenville yet still be surrounded by natural beauty and serenity, with so many options for entertainment, dining and activity just out your front door. What Makes Greenville, S.C., a Best Place to Live 2015 Considering a move to downtown Greenville SC?  Get an insider’s view of living and working one of the most cosmopolitan, beautiful Southern city’s.  Let the downtown living specialists at LIV help you find your perfect urban dwelling.  We take a more personal approach to helping our clients buy and sell real estate  in a fast-paced market. Contact us for more information on working with our team of real estate professionals on Main Street in downtown Greenville,...

Interview With Downtown Greenville Developer Trey Cole

This week we sat down with Trey Cole, Owner of Cole Properties and Developer of City Homes @ Markley, a new single family home development right near the Kroc Center in the 400 block of N. Markley in downtown Greenville, SC perfectly situated near the new City Park. Why are we so excited about this new development? Here are just a few reasons. – Four dedicated parking spots included, two in attached garage and two in driveway (unheard of in the City) -Developer focus on infill* projects, designer focus on efficiency, builder on-site recycling – Guaranteed gas and electric bill of less that $150/month for the first year -Street level in-law suite or home office – 3 minute walk to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail and 7 minute walk to Greenville Drive Stadium -Expansive living space flowing into outdoor entertaining porch with a beautiful City view These were the details that really wow’d us but everything about this development drew us in because it’s just a well thought out, well designed urban community. From the front to the interactive back street, street level to the private third floor sanctuary, from the inside great room to the outdoor entertainment space these city homes are sustainably built and designed to live well. Who is Trey Cole? Trey has been designing and building award winning residential projects in the Upstate of South Carolina for a quarter century. He has built his reputation on artistically designed, sustainably built authentic Arts & Crafts style homes. In 2004, Builder/Architect Magazine awarded a home on Lake Keowee that Trey designed and built in the Arts & Crafts style...

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