The first floor of the main house now has a total of 3,693 square feet of living area with 14 foot ceilings, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths and 1 Half Bath, formal dining room, ballroom/formal living room, den and TV room. The above grade finished basement contains a total of 3,592 square feet with 2 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths, den, workout room, wine room and large office. An added bonus is a walk-in vault added in 1930. There is also a full kitchen on both floors which affords the new owner the option of living on either floor.
Extensive landscaping was completed to resemble the detailed landscaping from the late 1800s. The bronze horse reminds you of the owners’ ties to the horse racing sport prevalent in Camden. The property is located off historic Kirkwood Lane with a private drive. There are 2 brick column entrances with a circular drive in front of the house. This estate includes 4 acres of landscaped grounds with brick walkways and frontage with access to Kendall Lake.
This home is also suitable for large family gatherings, weddings or corporate events.
A new 3 car garage was added with a 900 sqft apartment above which includes 2 Bedrooms, Den, Full Kitchen, Full Bath and washer/dryer hookups.
A new Outdoor Kitchen was added which is adjacent to the main house with an exceptional view of the lake.
There is over 900 sqft of covered porches including the front of the house and another looking toward the lake.
CAMDEN – www.classicallycarolina.com
Camden is the oldest inland city in South Carolina founded in 1730 by King George II. The county was named after Joseph Kershaw who came from Yorkshire England in 1758 and established a store which became a center piece for the inland trade center in the new colony. Lord Cornwallis marched to Camden from Charleston in 1780 and established the main British supply post for the Southern campaign. The Battle of Camden was fought on August 16, 1780 and resulted in the worst American defeat in the Revolution.
Camden was not directly impacted by the Civil War but did send a few generals. After the Civil War, the Camden area became a winter haven for rich Northern families. The town became associated with equestrian activities and still uses the United States 3rd oldest polo field to this day. The Carolina Cup steeplechase race became an annual event in 1930 and continues to draw crowds of 70,000 spectators in the spring. It has become known as the premier social sporting event in South Carolina. Camden’s Historic District still has many of the antebellum homes that are privately owned with some dating back to the 1840s.