Touring homes is something I really enjoy, especially those old historic charmers.
While in Georgetown, SC this past weekend for a Plantation Tour, we learned the beautiful Chicora Wood Plantation is on the market. I wanted to share it with you just in case you may be searching for an old historic charmer for yourself.
After traveling down a very long drive, lined with azaleas and hundred year old live oaks, you finally reach the house...
A little about Chicora Wood, A Plantation Preserved.
Sitting among magnificent moss-draped ancient oak trees and beautiful formal plantings, this graceful antebellum manor house commands a mile of riverfront on the Pee Dee River. It is no exaggeration to call Chicora Wood Plantation one of the most successful rice plantations in South Carolina of its time. In 1850 it was home-base for Gov. Robert F. Allston, who owned a network of 7 plantations along the river. His holdings produced more than 1.5 million pounds of rice in a year's time.
The live oaks have ferns growing on the limbs and are draped with moss.
The azaleas are in full bloom.
This side view shows the back extension of the house.
Chicora Wood Plantation consists of approximately 1,000 acres of managed formal grounds, turf farm and ricefields. The property extends roughly 350 acres across the river. There are two additional residences on the grounds. The former school house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath guest quarters that overlook the river and tennis court. Also the caretaker’s house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath dwelling with views of the formal garden and river. There are 8 dependencies on the property: the Summer Kitchen, Smokehouse, Driver’s House, Carriage House, Rice Threshing Mill, Shipping Barn, Gatekeeper's Cabin and School House. All have been restored to their time period with the utmost care. There are also numerous equipment barns, and caretaker’s office. This turnkey working plantation is the perfect niche for owning a piece of the past. Over 100 acres of impounded former ricefields afford bountiful hunting opportunities. The plantation in its entirety is protected by a conservation easement with The Historic Charleston Foundation.
Welcome to the entry hall.
To the right of the entry is the drawing room.
The doorways on either side of the fireplace are floor to ceiling and lead to the library. These two rooms share the fireplace.
The drawing room is adjoined to the library sharing a double sided fireplace.
Notice the doors again, aren't they amazing!
The side yard view from the library.
To the left of the entry is the formal dining room.
Just behind the dining room is the kitchen.
The grand staircase.
There are 10 bedrooms in this home!
This bedroom is in the back extension of the house.
Just across the hall from the bedroom is this living area.
Here are more of the main house bedrooms.
Beneath the house is the “winter” kitchen with original fireplace, mantle, bread oven and root cellar. At the back window and tucked around to the right of the cupboard is the bread oven.
Below the house and just across from the winter kitchen is a guest room.
The views are amazing!
From the porch...
There are many other buildings on the property.
In this next picture you can see three of the buildings just to the left of the house.
The original kitchen is closest to the house and is the one with windows around the doorway.
The farthest building, back behind the kitchen, is being used as an art studio.
The building to the left, just behind the live oak, is a charming place for guests to stay.
A charming place for guests to stay.
A couple of barns. I could live in one of them!
Chicora Wood Plantation.
This 10 bedroom, 8 full baths, 1 partial bath, 10,000 sq.ft,, 997 acre plantation can be yours for $13,475,000.00.
Ahh, if only in my dreams! Hope you enjoyed the tour.
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