Sandhurst, located in Aiken, SC, a meticulously-restored historic Neoclassical residence built in 1901-1902, stands today as one of Aiken’s oldest surviving Winter Colony homes.
Sandhurst is a grand 3 story 10,220 square feet home with 8 bedrooms, 9 full baths, and 2 half baths, plus ten wood-burning fireplaces. It was extensively renovated in 2015-2016. While keeping with the elegance of the period, the house now boasts a myriad of modern features and improvements, including a Chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances, expansive living rooms, opulent bedrooms and baths. The formal dining room overlooks lush gardens, expansive brick patio and in ground salt water pool.
In addition to the main house, there is a newly remodeled 5 stall barn, including wash stall, large tack room and four lush paddocks.
Sandhurst is situated on 5.05 acres adjacent to Hopelands Gardens and Hitchcock Woods and includes a private deeded riding easement leading to Hitchcock Woods, Aiken’s 2200 acre riding reserve.
The Colonial-style residence consists of a three story central block with a single two-story wing. It is constructed of brick with an overlay of narrow clapboards. The truncated hip roof with cornice and dentil course was originally covered by stained shingles surmounted by a widow’s walk. Although the shingles have been replaced by a new roof, the widow’s walk has been carefully reconstructed consistent with the original design. Decorative windows are a characteristic of this home. Eleven gabled dormers, located on all four sides of the main roof, are highlighted by diamond-pane casement windows. On the back roof slope is an outstanding pedimented Palladian dormer, while a beautiful spider window is set in one side of the entry.
The symmetrical façade is distinguished by a monumental two-story portico with boxed pediment supported by four fluted Corinthian columns. Within the portico, the two-story entrance is recessed from the main facade. The first level has a Palladian front door with round windows on either side of the recess. A balcony with diamond-pane French doors spans the recess on the second floor. Palladian windows on either side of the entrance echo the design of the door. Triple double-hung windows with cornices are on the upper floor in the front and rear. An enclosed porch supported by eight Doric columns extends from the east side.