Landmark Home For Sale @ Columbia

The ‘Robert Lafaye House’ @ Stratford Is For Sale

Over the years we’ve marketed hundreds of properties across the Midlands of South Carolina. Some are affordable, some are exquisite and expensive. Rarely, however, does a Columbia, SC, flagship property become available in a historical neighborhood. With that, we proudly welcome you to 2630 Stratford Rd.

As you can see, the front facade of this Spanish-style home is pretty spectacular. Step inside a few paces, and the interior does not disappoint. Sporting over 4,000 sq/ft, 5 bedrooms, and 5 baths, 2630 Stratford Rd. has it all and then some.

This Forest Hills beauty includes, but is not limited to, hardwood floors, archways, built-ins, updated kitchen and baths, sitting areas, a “fountain room”, a huge modern-style family room, hobby/work room with private bath, pool, pool (or in law) suite, and an absolutely stellar bird’s eye like view of the homes and streets below. If you enjoy entertaining family/friends, or hosting political events: BOOM.

As far as my description of “Landmark” and “Flagship” is concerned, the next paragraph will link you to the Forest Hills website, where you will find the full history and description.

Robert S. Lafaye House: 2630 Stratford Road (ca. 1928) and the Architectural Legacy of Lafaye & Lafaye
Overlooking the largest wooded reserve in Forest Hills is the home of noted Columbia architect Robert S. Lafaye, a principal with his brother George E. Lafaye in the firm of Lafaye & Lafaye.  According to firm commission records, Lafaye designed his residence between May 4 and June 22, 1927.  The 1925 plat of Forest Hills included with the house plan suggests that he chose the Stratford site over the southwest corner of Canterbury and Wellington which overlooked the second largest wooded reserve in the new development.  This dwelling with its stucco exterior, arched openings, low-pitched clay tile roof, and original wrought-iron gate is an exceptional example of Mission/Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture in Forest Hills.  The house was also among the earliest homes to be constructed in what was then Columbia’s newest suburb and is among as many as 29 known Lafaye-designed homes in Forest Hills.

As you can tell from the link, this is a prize property of one of Columbia’s banner neighborhoods.

I’m not sure I can do 2630 Stratford Road justice from the vantage point of a simple laptop keyboard. That said, I invite you to do a “drive by,” and click the photos on the links. I don’t want to over do it, but if you’re an enthusiast of fine, landmark properties, this Forest Hills property may be the perfect fit.

Please call or email or if you’d like more information or interested in a private showing. This home is a pleasure to show and only minutes from our office or anywhere we may be during the day.

Thank you!


PS:  Forest Hills is zoned for popular Satchel Ford Elementary School.

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