Hey, folks! Sorry it’s been awhile since our last chat. Progress is pretty much at a standstill at 10 Sutherland Avenue with not a lot to report. We are waiting on the final piece of the puzzle, the okay from the BAR, and then we will be off to the races!
In the meantime, I thought it would be a good to share what information I have concerning the history of the house. Kevin Eberle, resident and historian of Hampton Park Terrace, graciously provided me with the information he has gathered as it pertains to the property.
Please use the link provided to read his very interesting summation. It starts in 1913 when the lot was sold right up to our purchase in March of this year.
I find it interesting that the house was built in 1913 and it wasn’t until 1968 that any single family owned the property for any length of time. It is my understanding that the last persons to reside there (2014), were part of the Hollingsworth family mentioned as the purchasers in the late 60’s.
I have attached photographs, also provided by Mr. Eberle, for your viewing pleasure. I think it’s interesting to note that the house at one time had shutters. Also, the front porch had railings. Our renovation will include the same such railings as shown in the photographs.
Another interesting point to notice is that there was no live oak tree in the front yard in the early photos. Here are 2 photos of the house. One somewhere around the mid-20th century and a current photo. Boy, those live oaks grow quickly, don’t they?
Note the house shown next door in some of the photos. That house, 12 Sutherland, is also under renovation at this time. The house is totally adorable and was actually the one that I first made inquiry about.
After learning the details, I knew we didn’t have a snowball’s chance in Charleston of purchasing that home. We were told a granddaughter of the Seabrook family, long-time owners of the property, was renovating the house for herself. What a sweet history to have with your home! We are very much looking forward to having Ms. Seabrook as our neighbor!
Isn’t it interesting to note that we just moved from Seabrook Island? The coincidences keep rolling as we ride out this adventure. I am keeping a list. But that’s another blog for another day.
Well, that’s about all she wrote today. Thank you all for your interest. I’m sure activity will pick up in the near future and I will have lots of information to share.
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