Historic House Listings

Off market. Brookland Plantation, Circa 1793. Over six acres in SC. with pool and two guesthouses. $699,000

January 9, 2020

This seems like a great price! Brookland Plantation was built in 1793. It is located on 6.5 acres in Sumter, South Carolina. The home was built by General Thomas Sumter, a revolutionary war hero known as “The Gamecock of the Revolution”. This brick home has three floors of living space. There are hand cut hardwood floors, original moldings and seven fireplaces. The property has an in-ground pool, a caretakers cottage and a guest house. Eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 5,130 square feet. $699,000

From the Zillow listing:


This is the kind of centuries-old home you’ve only read about….or peaked at during home tours. Brookland Plantation is a true Southern treasure. Massive windswept Live Oaks drip with Spanish moss. Countless Palmettos, the state tree, adorn the 6.5 acres. In warmer months, the azaleas, camellias, magnolias and crape myrtles must put on a beautiful show of color for all the envious passersby. The grounds surround a spectacular circa 1793 Antebellum Greek Revival residence. This brick home was built by Gen. Thomas Sumter, the famous Revolutionary War hero known as “The Gamecock of the Revolution.” Today, the beautifully-appointed home impeccably combines history with modern convenience and consists of a grand foyer, 2 living rooms, a breathtaking dining room, 5 BRs, 4.5 BAs and 7 fireplaces. Original molding adorns every wall. Hand-cut original floorboards are underfoot thru-out all 3 stories. The large porches make cool fall evenings heavenly And the kitchen! Surely it’s long been the center of family gatherings but is big enough for large-scale entertaining and guests. Did I mention the 2-car garage? The inviting swimming pool? Deeded access to a lovely pond with fishing dock? Add to that, a caretaker’s cottage and a guest house. And all so close-in! The town of Sumter is 10 min. away and the State Capital of Columbia, just 30 min. Come see a “casual grandeur” few have ever seen, unless they were lucky enough to be invited to one of the few historical society home tours.


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