Dream property! “Kamschatka”, Circa 1858. Located on 15 acres in SC. $2,800,000

February 15, 2019

“Kamschatka” was built in 1858 for General James Chestnut and his wife, war diarist, Mary Boykin Chestnut. “Kamschatka” changed ownership several times over the years, including being owned by William F. Buckley. The property has five guest cottages, a caretakers cottage, 8 stall stable and three paddocks. The main house is over 10,000 square feet. Located on 15.2 acres in Camden, South Carolina. Nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and 11,556 square feet. $2,800,000

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome home to one of Camden’s finest and most historic Estates. Kamschatka is a stately, one of a kind, plantation who’s magnificent architecture is a true example of the antebellum South. Draped with Wisteria, painted with magnificent azaleas and gardenias, and sitting on top of 15 story book acres in the heart of the historic district. The main plantation house was built in 1858 by General James Chestnut and his wife, war diarist, Mary Boykin Chestnut. The estate exchanged hands several times throughout the years, including being purchased in 1938 by the late William F Buckley. Several stately renovations took place throughout the years including the addition of the 5 guest cottages, caretakers cottage, 8 stall stable, 3 paddocks, and several additions to the main house that all still stand today. The main plantation house boasts more than 10,000 sq.ft of pure elegance with 9 bedrooms and 8.5 baths. The turn-key equestrian facilities include the beautiful stables, plus a prime location to Camden’s Hunt Country just down the road from the back gates. Kamschatka is one of Camden’s most crowned jewels and has been the grand setting of numerous Balls and Galas, and a home to several prominent Camden residents who have raised families inside these magical walls. Homes like this stand the test of time. Significant and authentic, and ready to open its doors to welcome a new family to Camden!

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