Horse Haven


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

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