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142 Laurens St NW
Aiken, SC 29801

803 / 640 / 0123

Originally from Warrenton, Virginia, David received his BA degree from the University of Montana and his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of Arts. He pursued post-graduate studies at Harvard and the University of California at Los Angeles. After eight years employed as the Art & Design Coordinator at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, David opted for the quiet life AIKEN.

David quickly found out that life in AIken is not quiet, but it is rewarding.  At the Governor's request, David served three years as a Commissioner on the South Carolina Arts Commission. He currently serves on the boards of the Community Medical Clinic of AIken County, the Advisory Council for the University of South Carolina's Etherredge Center, and on the Board of Governors for Aiken's private Green Boundary Club.

He has participated with the Aiken Driving Club and the Aiken Board of Realtors, where he has served as an officer and received recognition for his extraordinary sales. David has served as co-chair of the Green Boundary Club Winter Ball, the Green Boundary Club Winter Auction, the Aiken SPCA Easter Parade, the SPCA-Free Medical Clinic Annual House-&-Barn Tour and as Chairman of the Katydid Combined Driving Event Sunday Brunch and numerous other charity events in Aiken.  In 2012, he raised community funds dancing the hula with Connie Young in Aiken's gala fundraiser: "Dancing With the Stars."

His current pet-project is the annual "Dinner with Friends,' which raises funds for the Community Medical Clinic.

When he is not setting new records in the local real estate market, David can be found on his small farm in Aiken's historic district.

Horse Haven


Where and how to live well in Aiken, SC and the South East part of this fantastic country.


Horse Haven

David C Stinson


Horse Haven

The historic Thomas Hastings residence in Aiken, South Carolina

The skilled hand of architect Thomas Hastings is evident throughout this famed historic residence.  Hastings designed “Horse Haven” as his private Aiken residence.

Hastings was the architect for the New York Public Library, New York’s Frick Mansion, the Arlington Cemetary Amphitheater, and many other famous commissions.

After enjoying a few winter seasons as guests at The Willcox Inn, Helen and Thomas Hastings purchased the 50’ x 150‘ lot at 324 Newberry Street SW in 1927.  Hastings’ skills were put to test when someone challenged him to create a compound that had the same amenities as the luxurious winter estates of Aiken.

The original house had five bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, four fireplaces, a kitchen, and a butler’s pantry.  The grounds included stables for horses, grooms’ quarters, a carriage shed, and a garage.

The house has had tasteful renovations and alterations during its history, but the elegant architecture of Mr. Hastings remains.

Today the house has two bedroom suites, plus a simple maid’s quarters.  The rear buildings now house a gallery, a ballroom, a 1-car garage, a 2-bedroom apartment, and a 1-room efficiency apartment.

Available for $499,000