All Blog Entries by Jonathan Kostyra

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Home for sale Near Furman & Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail

We have just listed an adorable patio home in Glenlea Subdivision near Furman Universty, not far from Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail, within easy commuting distance to Downtown Travelers Rest SC and Downtown Greenville SC.  The home offers ad convenient and beautiful layout, cozy gas logs in a large great room, a kitchen & breakfast nook, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a covered patio that could be screened in, and a fenced back yard with views of Paris Mountain.

Priced at $121,000

Address: 316 Glenlea Lane Greenville SC 29617

MLS: 1358416

Showings: Please call Jonathan Kostyra, M: 864-525-0736


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Using Barn Doors or sliding doors in your Home

How to salvage or re-purpose an antique door

Decorating with Barn Doors

In a shopping to decorate and stage an old Farm House, I found an old salvage door at a discount building supply place. I've purchased doors like this before but this one was a real steal of a deal! I purchased this old antique door for $15 dollars. The real problem then arose, how do I strip it and clean it up? At the point of purchase, I seemed to be  waist deep in projects with this old farm house. So I asked a good friend, Herschel Futrell, if he would be willing to work on the door in his spare time for compensation. He agreed but once work commenced, he ran into layers and layers of paint on one side of the door.


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Restoring Furniture Ideas--Refurbishing Antiques

How do you strip and repaint a dresser? 


I have always liked the matra: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. My mom and dad taught me this growing up. Recently, my brother and I started remodeling an old farmhouse that was built roughly 100 years ago. Remodeling this old farmhouse has been a very labor and time consuming process. However, finally, light is at the end of the tunnel!

As we approach completion of the project and are adding the finishing touches, I've wanted to stage the home with a few select antique pieces. So, I have gone to the local Salvation Army's, Good Will's, Miracle Hill's, and consignment shops. 

What I've found has been surprising. I've found many old furniture pieces and

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Richland Creek at North Main Home for Sale--SOLD

8 Creekstone Ct Greenville SC 29609--Now Sold

MLS 1353338

North Main Greenville SC Real Estate

We have just listed this wonderful, newer style home for sale in Richland Creek at North Main, tucked behind Greenville's highly sought after North Main Community. Richland Creek @ North Main is a gated community with a walking trail and an entrance into North Main on Summit Drive. 

  • 8 Creekstone Ct Greenville SC 29609, MLS 1353338
  • Features: Upstairs: 4 Bedrooms with a super-sized master suite. Downstairs: A beautiful two story foyer, a spacious dining room to the right, an oversized office or living room to the left, a very large great room, and in the rear a kitchen and breakfast room
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Loft Condo in Greenville SC for Sale-Sold

The Lofts at Mills Mill--SOLD

Features 2/2 split layout, all on one level, huge patio, located on first floor


400 Mills Avenue #112 Greenville SC 29605

Price: $339,000

Showings: Call Jonathan 864-525-0736
















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Now Sold, We had an offer before it hit the MLS. 

We have just listed a development lot or rental home with future appreciation potential. The address is 11 Briar St Greenville SC 29601: Listing details here.  The parcel sits right behind the Southridge Apartments and within walking distance to most of downtown Greenville. The parcel is very close to the new Cancer Survivor's Park Entrance.

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 Lake Bowen Home for Sale, Inman SC--SOLD

Lake Bowen Home for Sale

Lake Bowen waterfront custom home

Wow! We just listed an immaculate, move in ready home with custom finishes on Lake Bowen. Large 1.24 acre lot with dock and water frontage. Home is a 3/2 with a large bonus room/office. Square footage is around 2100 square feet. New remodeled kitchen  and bathrooms. New maintenance free deck, a portion of which could be easily screened. Canoe, kayak, jet-ski, boat, swim or fish from your own dock. Newer lake homes in great condition are hard to find on Lake Bowen and Lyman making this home a rare gem. Come check this home out before it is gone! For showings call Jonathan 864-525-0736

Wow! A must see on the full photos here. 

Priced to sell: $349,000

Address: 178 Crow Road Inman SC 29349


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We have just listed an adorable town home, all on one level, just off Haywood Road. Scottswood Townes is the development and this special corner unit has been upgrade and modernized.

Price: $139900

Community or Subdivison: Scottswood Townes

MLS: 1318050

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PENDING CONTRACT: Custom Home For Sale Campobello SC

5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Guest Cottage, 3.11 Acres

2085 Mount Lebanon Road Campobello SC 29322

We have just listed this amazing, custom built home on 3.11 acres in the lovely Campobello SC, only ~10 to ~ 15 minutes to Landrum SC and maybe 20+-minutes to Greenville SC, Spartanburg SC, Greer SC, and Taylors SC. Asheveille NC is probably approximately 30 minutes away.

Address: 2085 Mount Lebanon Rd Campobello South Carolina 29322.

Priced to Sell: $349,999, well below a previous appraisal.

Home Showings or Tour: Please call Jonathan 864-525-0736

Special Features and Layout: Now, We are going to walk you through the home by description.

Opening the front door, you are welcomed by a very spacious foyer with

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