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Historic Plantation

Posted on 10/15/2015

Address: 3655 North Santee River Rd
Subdivision: Not within a Subdivision
City: Georgetown
 
Description: Gracefully occupying more than nine acres in North Santee, this exclusive estate is ideally situated in the lush grounds of the South Carolina lowcountry. A main residence, three bedroom guest house, staff house and multiple outbuildings offer a lifestyle of refined Southern luxury. Built in 1831, the main house offers 4,100 heated square feet of comfortable living space with three bedrooms, two baths and hardwood floors throughout. The estate includes several guest homes and cabins with heated space and fireplaces. There is a one bedroom, one bath cabin with fireplace and 425 heated sq ft. Another outbuilding is a former staff house with 3 bedrooms, two baths with fireplace and 1500 heated sq ft. The caretakers quarters, previously a horse stable, is now a one bedroom, one bath structure with 1,100 heated sq ft. Formerly a major rice plantation in the 1800s, the home is on the National Register of Historic Places and featured in the Georgetown Plantation Tour of Homes. The estate was previously owned by the prominent Lowndes family of South Carolina and later conveyed to Eugene du Pont. This estate is a truly unique offering in the prestigious Carolina lowcountry. The Wicklow Hall Plantation House is a two-story clapboard structure, set upon a low brick foundation, with Greek Revival features on the interior and exterior. The central hall of the main residence boasts a vaulted ceiling, and the hand carved door and window casements are reminiscent of Egyptian building techniques. The use of such exotic architectural style is quite untypical for the area. The expansive and secluded Wicklow Hall Plantation offers true Southern lowcountry charm and convenient access to Georgetown and Charleston.
 

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