SOLD: Ruff Cobb House

Ruff Cobb House

  • Offered at $159,000.00
  • 808 Boundary Street, Newberry, South Carolina 29108
  • Single Family / Bed & Breakfast
  • Interior Features: Attic Storage
  • Number of Fireplaces: 8
  • Flooring: 1850s Heart Pine in rooms / Walnut in central Hall

"Dramatic and unique" describes The Ruff Cobb House. Built about 1850, this lovely Greek Revival was remodeled in 1890 which included the addition of elaborate wrought iron including a stunning railing around the new 2nd story front balcony. This home needs restoration, so to be clear, it is being sold AS-IS. The buyer should assume that fireplaces, plumbing, and electrical all need work. There is no HVAC system. But oh, imagine what a joy it would be to live in a home as beautiful as this with all new mechanicals. That could be YOUR life! A wide welcoming front porch from which to watch the world go by; an impressive entrance hallway; soaring ceilings, huge rooms, beautiful hardwood floors showcasing the mars and marks that speak of a thousand footsteps....this is living in history. And the experience could change your life forever. Here's your opportunity to own a landmark in the heart of one of South Carolina's favorite small towns. If you love history and culture, you've found your home! Newberry, SC is considered one of the United States' Historic Districts with 35 properties on the National Register including The Newberry Opera House, which is the center of community activity and a performing arts center for world-renowned acts. Wonderful restaurants, shopping, gardens and more can all be found in Newberry and many within walking distance of this home. The Buyers will sign a Rehabilitation Agreement and Conservation Agreement to assure this treasure is preserved.

The furniture that is photographed in the rooms, some of which is original to the home, is for staging purposes only and not included in the price. However, some of the furniture will be available to purchase through an auction we will hold once a contract to purchase is accepted.


  • Total Bathrooms: 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Level 2 - Full Baths: 1
  • Main - Full Baths: 1


  • Total Bedrooms: 4
  • Master Bedroom: Main
  • Bedroom 2: second
  • Bedroom 3: Second
  • Bedroom 4: Second

Other Rooms

  • Living Room: Main
  • Great Room: Main
  • Kitchen: Basement or first floor
  • Dining Room: Main
  • Laundry: Basement
  • Other Room 1: Main


  • Garage Spaces: 2
  • Garage Description: Garage Attached


  • County: Newberry

School Information 

  • School District: Newberry County
  • Elementary School: Newberry
  • Middle School: Newberry
  • High School: Newberry


  • Sewer: City of Newberry
  • Water: City of Newberry
  • Electrical: City of Newberry

Structural Information

  • Architectural Style: Greek Revival
  • Basement: Partial composed of two rooms with ground level entrance
  • Foundation: Crawl Space
  • Stories/Levels: 2 1/2
  • Square Feet: 3,940
  • Heated/Cooled: 3,940 Sq. Ft. HVAC must be upgraded

Lot Features

  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.7