Step back in time to Anderson’s historic era and into one of the Upstate’s most famous landmarks! The beautiful Wilhite House circa 1850 has been extensively and lovingly restored to its original beauty and character! Built by Dr. Philip Wilhite, who is famous for using ether for the first time as an anesthesia for surgery, the home has been used for a private residence as well as a wedding venue. Anderson has zoned the property both residential and commercial (with compliance to city codes), so it can be whatever you would like it to be! Over 5500 sq ft makes this home perfect for a large family, or a welcoming bed and breakfast, Antique store, or professional offices. The attention to detail is nothing less than amazing, with extensive moldings throughout. Hardwood floors, bead board ceilings and walls, 8 fireplaces (decorative only), 2 magnificent staircases, chandeliers, and claw foot tubs all reflect the opulence of the era. Although the home was built in 1850, modern conveniences are woven into the home like granite counter tops, stainless appliances , huge breakfast room, showers and double vanities and walk in laundry room. The well appointed rooms consist of a formal living room, a beautiful parlor, formal dining room, 5 exquisite bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths. The master bedroom has sitting area, and there is a nice loft at the top of the staircase. Abundant natural light from the large windows adds warmth all over the house. A fire escape/back staircase is on 2nd floor for convenience. Outside you will find several soothing sitting areas, a large patio, and the magnificent front porch and columns that give the Wilhite home its character. A second story balcony is the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by. The home is surrounded by stately old trees, a large wrought iron fence and there is ample parking. District 5 schools, Hanna, McCants and Concord. City amenities include fire, police and trash pick up. This is one of the few residences within walking distance to downtown Anderson, the library, and restaurants. You must see this home to experience its charm. Call today for your tour!