4680 Bears Bluff Road

Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

Status

Active

MLS#

19031106

List Price

$375,000

Price Change

▼ $24,900 1574147278

Year Built

1928

Style

Traditional

Living Area

1,793

Bedrooms

3

Bathrooms

2

Full-baths

2

Property Description

When you drive through the private gate, surrounded by nearly two acres of gorgeous oak trees, you know you are approaching something special. Built in 1928, this historic home was one of the original Rosenwald Schoolhouses, known as the ''Two Teacher Community School.'' Schoolhouses like this are a rare find nationwide and have been identified by the National Trust of Historic Preservation as one of ''America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.'' The Rosenwald Schoolhouses are a significant part of African American history, and the education of children in 15 of the southern states. By 1928, one in three African American schoolchildren had attended a Rosenwald School. Post desegregation, in the 1960s, this Rosenwald Schoolhouse was turned into a private residence. The character and charm of the original schoolhouse has been lovingly and meticulously maintained all these years. A large screened porch has been added to the front of the home, allowing you to take advantage of outdoor island living. This is the perfect spot to enjoy nature and unwind after a long day. When you walk through the double doors into the home, you are greeted by towering 12' original bead board ceilings and walls, heart pine wood flooring, and the openness of the original classroom that is now a living room. Following tradition, the schoolhouse was built in an east/west direction which allows the tall, original, 9-paned windows to be the main source of light for the schoolhouse. You will also find a large brick wood burning fireplace which is a must have on chilly island nights! The open concept kitchen and two additional bedrooms make up the space of the second original 22x30 classroom. Two bathrooms have been added, but the integrity of the schoolhouse has not been compromised. The original 12x20 Industrial Room is now the spacious master suite. Even the closets have 12' ceilings, so you'll have plenty of storage space. This incredible property also has a 2 car carport, a workshop with power and extra storage space, and a fenced-in space for animals. The South Carolina Department of Archives and History and The National Trust of Historic Preservation has shared an abundance of information and literature regarding The Rosenwald Schoolhouse. Per the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, this property is eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which is an honor and will allow the owner to qualify for financial incentives. This beautiful home has also been featured in Southern Living Magazine in an article called "The Story of the Lost Schoolhouses." This incredible home is located about 3 miles from Johns Island, approximately 10 miles from Charleston, and approximately 14 miles to the entrance of Kiawah Island. This remarkable property is a part of the American story that will enchant you with its historical significance. Come today to see all the things that make this home so special.

Additional Information

Levels

1 Story

Lot Dimensions

1.92 acre

Lot Description

Wooded, 1 - 2 Acres

Interior Features

Ceilings - 9'+

Construction

Masonite, Wood Siding

Floors

Wood

Roof

Asphalt Shingle

Cooling

Window Unit

Heating

Electric

Exterior Features

Porch - Screened, Stoop, Storage/Outbuilding, Workshop

Foundation

Crawl Space

Parking

Detached, Off-Street Parking, 2 Car Carport

Elementary School

Frierson

Middle School

Haut Gap

High School

St. Johns

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