Showcase on historic Fort Mill SC
Visit a historic Fort Mill homestead and step back in time almost 140years. The Spratt House, erected during the post-Civil War reconstruction era, is one of Fort Mill’s most notable homes. The house and property are set atop a 1+ acre hill overlooking surrounding pastures, fields and woods.
After falling into disarray the property was purchased from members of the Spratt family and recently renovated. The house now features a clean and simple aesthetic appeal with modern upgrades while maintaining much of its original historical charm. Original heart of pine wood floors, high ceilings, a wrap around back porch and detached smokehouse transport guests to the past.
At a Glance
- Year Built – Circa 1877
- Location – Downtown Fort Mill, SC
- Remodeled – Yes, most recently 2015
- Significance – One of Fort Mill’s first homes on land given to the first settler, Thomas “Kanawha” Spratt
- Details – 5beds, 3baths, 4,000+ sqft, 7fireplaces, 1+ acre.
Interview with the Owner
How long have you lived here and what first attracted you to the house?
“We moved in a little over a year ago. The house reminded me of my grandparents home. My grandparents had a similar, historic property which I visited as a child. I have so many great memories of that house, and I loved the history of this home as well.”
Favorite feature of the house and in which room do you spend the most time?
“The original wood floors are our favorite feature. They are so unique to the home. The Dining Room is where we spend the most time. We do everything in the Dining Room: eat, homework, fold laundry. It’s a big room right in the middle of the house. So its convenient to everything.”
Have you done any remodeling since you purchased? If so, did you do it yourself or hire an architect, designer or contractor?
“We didn’t need to. The house was in great shape when we bought it. We just moved right in and have loved it.”
What made you want to live in this area of town?
“We were already living nearby. When the house came up for sale we got so excited because we were already familiar with the property. We had driven by it so many times before. We originally chose Fort Mill because of its hometown feel and school district.”
If you could go back and make one change what would it be?
“We really want to put shutters back on the windows. They would compliment the house so nicely. I’m sure we’ll get around to it eventually. For right now we’re just enjoying the property.”
One feature of the house that guests or visitors may not immediately notice?
“The wide hallways for sure. The dimensions of the house are oversized, everything from the hallways to the ceilings. The wide hallways create so much more living space.”