Offered at: $325,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
Half Baths: 0 Square Feet: 1062 Acres: .17


Listing Agent: Broker Brown Hamrick

Phone: 843.509.4741

Email: [email protected]

MLS Listing with additional photos

HANDYMAN SPECIAL. This classic Byrnes Downs cottage has plenty of potential for renovators. Turn it into your ideal home or a great investment property. (It has had a consistent rental history since 1999.) The location can’t be beat. It sits on corner lot directly adjacent to the West Ashley Greenway and is within walking distance to the popular Savannah Highway Avondale area. The large grassy lot to the side of the home is maintained by the city and will never be built on.

The original brick home had two bedrooms, a hall bath, living and dining rooms, and a kitchen. Renovations by the current owner created an additional bedroom with en suite bath. The subfloor of the original bathroom and the hall leading to it is rotted and needs to be replaced. After repair, the bathrooms and galley kitchen are ready for updating to your tastes. Additionally, an attempted encapsulation failed and also needs to be replaced.

The hardwood floors throughout have been recently refinished and the entire interior is freshly repainted. The deep lot is suitable for an addition, or take advantage of the natural light from dormer windows in the attic to turn this roomy space into a second story. A detached cinder block garage/workshop is in the back of the lot and a driveway provides parking for three or more cars. Once completed to suite your needs, you’ll have a lovely home in this highly desirable, conveniently located neighborhood.



Byrnes Downs was developed by the Victory Housing Corporation and built between 1944 and 1955 by the Long Construction Company. It was named after local politician James F. Byrnes. Originally rental housing for Naval Shipyard workers, after WWII the homes were sold to veterans. Each of the 374, 1.5-story brick cottages was built from one of five model plans. Yards are large compared to house sizes and boast mature landscaping. The curved streets have sidewalks that connect friendly neighbors and are canopied with grand oaks, magnolias and crepe myrtles. Byrnes Downs is part of the St. Andrews School District. Beginning in the late 1980s, the subdivision became increasingly popular for its proximity to downtown and relatively affordable starter homes. Today, it includes a mix of young professionals, families and seniors. The exteriors of these charming homes remain mostly unchanged, although many have undergone interior renovations and additions.


*Note: An agent with the listing firm is affiliated with the owner. 

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