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Historic Houses of Charleston

Warne-DePaulo-Ross House


Architect H. Rus Warne designed this house at 8 Grosscup Road in 1910 for himself and his family by building onto the original frame house that stood on the site. That frame house was built between 1875 and 1883 by James Ferguson (1817-1898), who was a lawyer and a member of the West Virginia Legislature. Warne named his rebuilt home “Bon Aire,” but the neighbors called it “The Sugar Bowl” because of the porticos on the east and west ends of the house. Warne designed 10 houses in the South Hills neighborhood, which is known as the Grosscup Road Historic District. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

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