Blue Skies - Aiken, South Carolina
Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina
The stunning, spacious & exceptionally maintained historic home known as Blue Skies can be found on 4.56 acres in Aiken's coveted Horse District. Originally built in 1902, this beautiful home has been expanded & completely renovated for modern living and sited to enjoy views across the beautifully landscaped grounds to Bruce's Field & Powderhouse Polo Field beyond. The home features a wide veranda (covered porch on 3 sides of the home), pine and heart-pine floors, high ceilings and an expansive Great room with a coffered ceiling and full bar. Blue Skies is ideal for entertaining and hosting sizable parties, hunt breakfasts & more. You will love the bar and its custom cabinetry, fox & hound drawer pulls, granite counters, bar sink and appliances, including icemaker, wine fridge & dishwasher. The main floor enjoys a more intimate, formal living room; cozy library with built-in cabinetry, lovely dining room, quality kitchen and breakfast room with a built-in wall of cabinetry and surrounding windows on 3 sides for an abundance of natural light. The kitchen is super functional with wide granite counters, side-by-side SubZero refrigerator/freezer and 6-burner Viking range. The main floor also enjoys a full bath, oversized utility closet and a laundry room with a wide & deep stainless steel sink, ideal for cleaning tack or a dog bath. A service pantry has a second refrigerator and more cabinetry for easy access to snacks, supplies & tabletop/party decor. Take the elevator, front or rear staircase to the private bedrooms on the second level. The primary suite has a spacious bedroom with vaulted ceiling, fabulous light & views; his & her full baths and a closet/dressing room with bespoke cabinetry. Hosting friends/family/guests for the Horse Shows at Bruce's Field or one of Aiken's Triple Crown events is easy with 3 spacious, ensuite guest bedrooms and closets with California closet systems. A flexible 4th guest bedroom with access to a full bath across the hall is a great space for a home office. A finished attic space offers a ping-pong room, sitting room, bar & ½ bath. On the opposite side of the concrete-paver parking court are fully equipped guest quarters, a fitness room/studio, 3-bay garage & a separate equipment garage. The property has automatic, remote controlled gates and perimeter-fencing - a combination of landscape and 3-board fencing with no-climb wire to keep pets secured. The 2 ½ acre field on the southside is a perfect setting for a barn, paddocks & arena, or pool, putting green and tennis court --- whatever you desire for your lifestyle! This well-maintained property has multi-zone HVAC, security, irrigation & sound systems; well for irrigation; termite contract + a whole-house generator. Landscape lighting highlights the magnificent oak trees and creates a stunning evening ambiance. Blue Skies' location is truly fabulous, walking distance or a golf cart ride to Aiken Polo Club venues, the Aiken Horse Park & just minutes to The Fresh Market, Green Boundary, Fermata and Palmetto Golf Clubs. With the combination of history, space, condition & location – Blue Skies is an incredible opportunity! Whether you are looking for a seasonal retreat, legacy property, or an amazing full-time residence, we invite you to see this spectacular property in person and the possibilities to enjoy the best of Aiken's Southern charm and sporting lifestyle.
Cissie Sullivan & Tracey Turner | Sullivan Turner Team
, Meybohm Real Estate