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My newest listing the historic Legare-Morgan House in downtown Aiken, SC. Also known as No. 10 Downing.

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Imagine yourself wrapped in history, yet comfortable with modern and upgraded conveniences.  Aiken’s most beloved home, The LeGare-Morgan House (affectionately known to the locals as “Number 10”) is just such a home.  When you first enter the door you can feel the feel the innate warmth and hospitality ingrained through its nearly 200 year life. 


Ca 1836, Number 10 is spacious, with large rooms, wonderful light, 12 foot ceilings, antique heart pine floors, 2 kitchens, 2 baths and a heart pine fully paneled bedroom with 24 inch planks, bucolic murals painted by renowned artist, poet and inventor James LeGare (say “LeGree”), and his hand formed “plastic cotton” mantle piece.  The entertaining options are plentiful, from grand to cozy. In fact, Number 10 was recently one of Aiken’s favorite fine restaurants.


5 fireplaces grace the home, as do 4 recent chandeliers, and many wall sconces.  Walk anywhere downtown within 4 minutes and enjoy the best dining and boutiques Aiken has to offer, as well as the Hitchcock Woods,, The Wilcox, the Winter Colony and the Aiken County Historical Museum.  The grounds are a delight, airy yet intimate, affording many places to relax and enjoy a sip of wine with your friends and neighbors.  Quite a luxury in such an unexcelled location!  The glorious Schimmel grand piano lends a finishing touch to your enjoyment.  It does not convey but is available for sale.


And don’t forget your Carriage House!  Use it as a guest house or as rental income.  It has  one flat each on its 2 floors and, like the main house, all systems have been upgraded.  The upstairs studio currently brings in $1,000 per month and the downstairs one bedroom brings $1,600 for long term tenants or $150 per night for Airbnb, with a typical stay being 2 to 3 weeks.  Look to net over $20,000 per year from that should you choose, easily covering your overhead for the entire property.


The property is zoned business, the same as downtown, so you can open a restaurant, boutique, or any type of retail store in either building.  The home has generous off-street parking and there are 30 on-street parking spaces within one hundred yards.  The main house also has a fire suppression system.


Come see and feel why The LeGare-Morgan House holds such a special place in the heart and soul of Aiken.

Whether residential or commercial property,  Ashley McDonald Realtor in Aiken, SC has what you're looking for!