Lafayette Farm - Landrum, SC

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    Tucked away in the Carolina Foothills, this romantic 19-acre farm offers a one-of-a-kind historic home constructed in 1889 and fully renovated in 1999. Vintage architecture has been carefully merged with recent construction and fine amenities for contemporary living. Enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Glassy and Hogback Mountains all year round. Lafayette Farm includes an authentic 1800’s guest house, 4 stall barn, pastures with three board fencing and direct access to the Gowensville Equestrian Trail system. The farm is located in the heart of Carolina Horse Country, only 5 miles from the Landrum-Tryon area, 15 minutes from I-26 and 35 minutes from the Greenville Spartanburg Airport.

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    The Lafayette Davis homestead, originally constructed in 1898, is a landmark historic home in the Gowensville community. With careful attention to preserving  the unique historic qualities, the home was tastefully renovated in 1999 in order to provide full amenities for contemporary living. The main residence offers over 3700 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, original heart pine floors and beadboard ceilings.

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    Huge mountain views can be seen from several rooms in the home and most points on the property. In the distance, you’ll scan the horizon from Glassy Mountain to Hogback Mountain. This is one of the most spectacular vistas we’ve seen from any property in our region. At Lafayette Farm, this unparalleled landscape is yours’ year round.

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    The large wrap around porch creates a welcoming feel. There is plenty of space here for classic rocking chairs and wicker swings and the space is flanked by tall shade trees and numerous landscape plantings.

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    The formal living room features gleaming heart pine floors, built-in china cabinets and a decorative fireplace.

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    Lafayette Farm boasts a contemporary kitchen with sunny breakfast nook and large pantry. Amenities include the stainless steel Amana refrigerator, Thermador dual fuel stove and farm style sink with pine countertops. Enjoy the clever pantry and breakfast area looking out over small fishpond and flower gardens through the bay windows. French doors lead to the dining room and den. Bead board cabinets and antique chandeliers complete this charming space.

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    The formal dining room is the ideal space for holding family gatherings and entertaining special guests. The room features wooden walls, a fireplace with antique mantel, lovely chandelier and heart pine floors.

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    A magnificent Master Suite, added in 1998, is designed to accentuate the Victorian era of the original home. The spacious master suite offers cathedral ceilings, sitting room, gas log fireplace and custom antique chandelier. French doors open onto a private deck with huge mountain views of Glassy and Hogback Mountains.

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    The Master Suite sitting area.

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    Master Bath: Step into a private, relaxing sanctuary. The master suite features His and Hers baths with a Jacuzzi tub in Hers and a shower in His. Both have separate closets with California systems and plenty of space.

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    Guest Bedrooms: These charming guest rooms convey both intimacy and comfort. One guest room offers a large walk-in closet and walk out balcony with pastoral views to Glassy and Hogback Mountains. The other room features a unique space arranged for a princess.

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    Lafayette Farm offers 19.94 acres with a full complex of structures. Explore the delightful children’s playhouse, detached executive office and handy equipment shed. The authentic 1800’s guest cottage includes a complete kitchen, two fireplaces and covered porch. Across the grounds you will notice the extensive landscaping which includes mop head and oak leaf hydrangea, boxwoods, Japanese maples, dogwoods, English ivy and mature hostas.

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    Children' s playhouse.

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    For equestrians Lafayette Farm boasts a 4-stall barn with tack room, feed room and wash rack plus easy access to the pastures and riding area. The 10-acre equestrian field is set up for cross country, dressage and carriage driving and includes a hunter jumper course with solid fences and bank jump. The property features established pasture with 3 board fencing plus an additional field which could be used for rotational turnout. Trail riders will appreciate the direct, private access to the miles of trails on the Gowensville Equestrian Trail system.


Ron Piccari
Broker / Realtor
828-606-7441 Cell
Asheville MLS # 461351
Greenville MLS # 185358



  • 1889 Victorian Farm House
  • Rev. Lafayette Davis Homestead
  • Large mountain views of Hogback and Glassy Mountains from multiple rooms
  • Over 3700 sq ft of upscale living accommodations
  • Four porches; Two have screen enclosure
  • Three HVAC systems♦ Emergency Standby generator system


  • Heart of Pine floors
  • 5 fireplaces (2 decorative;2 wood burning; 1 gas logs)
  • Bead board ceilings
  • Numerous custom built cabinets through out the home
  • Commercial style kitchen (Thermador Dual Fuel stove and dishwasher; Amana refrigerator
  • Breakfast nook with bay windows overlooking koi pond and garden
  • Antique chandeliers in several rooms
  • Mudroom with laundry and kitchen pantry
  • Master suite with gas log fireplace and His & Hers separate baths and closets

Equestrian facilities

  • 4-stall barn with wash rack and feed room
  • Equestrian field setup for cross country, dressage and carriage driving
  • Three board fence with large run in shed
  • Situated on the Gowensville Equestrian Trail system with direct private access
  • Additional detached 3-car garage with workshop, 2 horse stalls and wash stall


  • Exceptional year round panoramic views of Glassy and Hogback Mountains
  • Level, useable 19+ acres
  • Paved driveway
  • Darling guest cottage with 1 bedroom & 1 bath
  • Children’s playhouse
  • Detached home office with water closet
  • Fountains and water feature
  • Fenced vegetable garden with potting shed
  • Private well and capability to have county water
  • Extensive landscaping which includes mop head and oak lea hydrangea, boxwoods, Japanese maples, dogwoods, English ivy and mature hostas.
  • 3-car detached garage with equipment storage


  • Located in the Tryon-Landrum area at the heart of Carolina Horse Country
  • Easy commute to i-26
  • Only a short drive to the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE)
  • Located in an active equestrian region featuring a full range of clubs, hunter pace venues, horsemanship clinics, tack shops and state-of-the-art equine hospital
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