Property Sub TypeSingle Family Residence
Spectacularly chic, top-to-bottom renovation found in this historic home and guest cottage, known as La Folie, just steps to The Willcox and the charming shops & restaurants of downtown Aiken. This main residence dates to 1890, possibly earlier, and offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths with beautiful and comfortable living spaces. Considered color, lighting and design details enhance the restored interior to truly distinguish this home. Walk inside from the expansive front porch to find flexible, open living and dining rooms, with high ceilings and heartpine floors, ideal for both intimate and large-scale entertaining. The stunning kitchen is a showstopper and central to all the home's living spaces. You will love the handsome custom cabinetry, bespoke hardware, integrated appliances and gorgeous Brazilian quartzite counters. The kitchen is a cook's dream with 2 sinks, island with built-in cutting board, Viking range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine cooler. Just beyond the adjoining breakfast area is a walk-in pantry for both culinary and tabletop accessories. The main floor also enjoys a spacious library/TV room with beautifully crafted built-in shelving and a handsome, custom paneled den with full size bar. Take the front staircase to the second level and find the multi-room primary bedroom suite. The bedroom incorporates 2 rooms open to each other to create both a sleeping and lounge spaces. The luxurious bath includes 2 separate vanities, a clawfoot tub and walk-in tile shower with rich finishes. The walk-in & around closet is room-sized with built-in closet system as well. On the second level are two separate guest bedrooms, one with custom, built-in cabinetry and sitting area. These bedrooms share a lovely bath with gorgeous tile detail and glass-enclosed shower. For house parties and guests, there is an adorable, fully equipped guest cottage. With a full bath, kitchen and washer/dryer, your guests can enjoy all of the comforts of home. Guest cottage offers 1 or 2 bedrooms depending on your needs and is ideal as an AirBnB, seasonal or long-term rental. Outdoors is to be enjoyed in Aiken and there are plenty of opportunities to do so at La Folie Enjoy coffee on the screened porch, lounging on the rear terrace or entertaining on the home's front and side porches. A garden shed keeps essential yard implements stored safely and a wide, gravel parking court offers off-street parking for up to 4 vehicles. Nuts & Bolts include a 5-zone, 3-unit HVAC system; dedicated 50 gallon water heater for primary bath and 100 gallon water heater for the balance of the home. Less than a half block to The Willcox, a short walk to downtown, the library and Hitchcock Woods, La Folie at 320 Newberry Street is a stunning venue for your Aiken lifestyle.