The most expensive home in the Myrtle Beach Area is actually a thousand acre Georgetown Plantation. It is currently on the market for $13,475,000, a steal when compared to similarly priced minuscule Malibu Homes of Hollywood stars.
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 seven plantations along the river. His holdings produced more than 1.5 million pounds of rice in a year’s time.
The manor house is a 10,000 sq. ft. low country style colonial, with 8 Bedrooms and 8.5 Baths. This majestic home, along with eight existing dependencies, were meticulously restored as close to the original as possible, based on Allston family records.
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 overlooks the river and tennis court. 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.
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