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HOME TOUR #3 ~ Historic Homes, Plantations & Gardens

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Hi sweet friends!
Guess what, these are the final homes on the tour!

Mr. Heart and I never tire of touring these historic homes, plantations and gardens.  Though the homes on the tour are rotated from year to year, we have been coming for so long that it isn’t often there is one on the tour we haven’t seen before. On the first tour I shared that I couldn’t put my finger on what it is that keeps us coming back to see the same homes year after year; the history, beauty, simplicity, grandeur, gardens, tranquility, or the hundred year old live oak trees draped in moss?  Surely it is all of the above as each contributes to the overwhelming feeling of appreciation we experience while touring them!

Here we go…

ESTHERVILLE PLANTATION
Such a beautiful entrance…

ESTHERVILLE PLANTATION


Walking up the paths toward the house we catch a glimpse through the azalea garden…
ESTHERVILLE PLANTATION


ESTHERVILLE PLANTATION


 ESTHERVILLE PLANTATION AZALEAS


 ESTHERVILLE PLANTATION


 ESTHERVILLE PLANTATION


 ESTHERVILLE PLANTATION


The property is full of live oak trees with pathway after pathway through the azalea gardens.  Peaceful, birds singing, with beauty all around, truly a beautiful place to stroll
ESTHERVILLE 2


WICKLOW HALL PLANTATION

WICKLOW HALL


The live oaks are so beautiful…
WICKLOW HALL


 WICKLOW HALL


Beautiful old brick and places on either side of the steps to clean your shoes before stepping onto the porch…
 WICKLOW HALL


These side stairs leading to the porch were covered in moss and ferns…makes me SMILE!
 WICKLOW HALL


RICE HOPE

RICE HOPE


THE OAKS PLANTATION

This home is fairly new but was built on the old plantation site.  It is beautiful! 
OAKS PLANTATION


 OAKS PLANTATION


Would you like a sweet grass basket?  If so, you can get one here…
OAKS PLANTATION


If you’ve been on all three tours you’ve noticed that many SC folks use sweet grass baskets on their entry doors.  This one is full of fresh cut greenery, dogwood blooms, and a bit of moss.  So charming…
 OAKS PLANTATION, SWEET GRASS BASKET


The heart of Georgetown is full of beautiful homes so we went for a little walk.  Though they weren’t on the tour, we enjoyed the sidewalk views…
HISTORIC HOMES

 HISTORIC HOMES


 HISTORIC HOMES


 HISTORIC HOMES


 HISTORIC HOMES


 HISTORIC HOMES


 HISTORIC HOMES


 HISTORIC HOMES


 HISTORIC HOMES


 HISTORIC HOMES


 HISTORIC HOMES

What do you think, aren't they beautiful!

Just in case you missed the first two tours or if you would like to see them again…

So hope you enjoyed the tour, please leave a comment so I’ll know you did!
Blessings,
Cindy

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31 comments:

  1. thank you so much Cindy for taking us on tour with you! I love seeing beautiful houses and love even more the old ones that still enthr was all us today. I love stories about them , who lived there (wether true or not), and I love imagining how it was like back then! Love it and thanks!

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  2. Gorgeous homes and properties !!!!!!! I hope your having a great week !!

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  3. What breathtaking homes!!! They are such a ray of sunshine. Thanks so much for sharing. Loved every one of them :)

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  4. Hi Cindy,
    Thanks for sharing your tour with us. Loved the homes on the sidewalk tour too! Beautiful!
    Have a great rest of your week!
    Gina

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  5. Wow, what beautiful homes! Thank you for sharing, I've always got my head out the window when we drive past old beauties lol

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  6. I love those old homes! The new homes built today just can't compare to those. They have such wonderful porches and architechtural detail. The properties are all so lush too. Thanks for taking us along with you on this fun tour.

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  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous homes! I just love old houses like these! Thanks so much for sharing! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  8. I LOVE the big porches! Love them! Even if I couldn't have a big house, I'd love to have a big porch, especially a wraparound.

    These homes are gorgeous!

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  9. Thank you for sharing. I love Georgetown.

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  10. I do enjoy looking at these beautiful old homes. I like to see how the yards are done too, gives me ideas. A great post!
    betsy

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  11. Hi Cindy,

    So nice to meet you! I am a house fanatic and especially love touring beautiful old gems like the ones you have featured here today! My favourite is the second last house with the turquoise door- absolutely charming!! The wreath tradition is very pretty. Thanks for the very informative and interesting post!

    Poppy :)

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  12. My gosh! Each home outdoes the other. What a wonderful tour of these historic homes. I wish I could see them in person- xo -Diana

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  13. The mossy steps are beautiful. I have three sweetgrass baskets and love them. I always look for them. xo, Olive

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  14. Love the tour of old homes! The moss covered steps made me smile, too! I've been through Georgetown many times going to Charleston, but never the "pretty part." I've got to take my time and look around when I'm down that way again! :)

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  15. I love the moss hanging off the trees. I've never had the opportunity to tour a plantation and always wanted to! Thanks so much for sharing. xo marlis

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  16. Ohhh these are absolutely stunning! I love each house, so individual and filled with memory!

    Hugs,

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  17. Such beautiful homes and gardens, I'd love to be on one of the tours.

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  18. Hi Cindy, I'm oooohing and ahhhing over all of these gorgeous homes. How fun to do a tour of them. Thank you for all of the eye candy!

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  19. I love touring historic homes and gardens, too, and South Carolina certainly has it's share of gorgeous ones. Shopping for sweet grass baskets would be a big plus, also. LOVE LOVE the one on the door with magnolia and dogwood. Thanks for taking us on your tour.
    Babs

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  20. I so love touring the great plantations of South Carolina...both the homes and grounds are always so gorgeous...one of my most favorite things to do!
    Have a great weekend!

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  21. All the houses are gorgeous, but the brick front entrance in the first picture is amazing.

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  22. The architecture is beautiful. So many beautiful homes.

    Thanks for being a part of "Oh, the places I've been!". Looking forward to having you be a regular contributor.

    - The Tablescaper

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  23. Cindy,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks so much for sharing this lovely place with all of us!!

    I so enjoyed this tour!! Beautiful!! I am off to look at the other posts on the Home Tours....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  24. Yes, I sure loved every single one of these homes..the grounds and the gardens are to die for!~ Have a great weekend Cindy.

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  25. Love all these old homes. They are even pretty in the rain.

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  26. Oh my goodness these are all gorgeous!! What a wonderful tour, and thank you for sharing them here.

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  27. What an amazing tour of gorgeous homes! Thanks for sharing, I truly enjoyed it! Have a good week.
    FABBY

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  28. Yes, they're gorgeous - beautiful plantations and historic homes - I do appreciate you taking us along on this tour at Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  29. Yes, Cindy, these homes are just gorgeous! I love to look and dream of living in one of them.

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  30. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I love southern plantations with all their beautiful, architectural details. I'm from up north but always enjoyed our vacations to the Southeast part of our country. Charleston, Beaufort, Savannah ... I think I enjoyed walking around looking at the old homes more than I did hanging out at the beach! Thanks for the amazing tour.

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