Welcome to South Carolina’s most expensive old house listing! Gregorie Neck was designed in 1930 by famed architect, Willis Irvin. The estate is situated on 4,409 acres in Yemassee, South Carolina. The estate features a main house, game house and a few cottages. There are eight miles of waterfront, old growth forests, fishing ponds and impoundments. There is a 16 vehicle garage. Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 6,000 square feet. $39,500,000
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From the Zillow listing:
Rarely does a plantation property possess so many superlatives. And rarely is it turn-key. Such is the case at Gregorie Neck, situated on its own 4,400-acre peninsula bordered by the Coosawhatchie and Tulifinny rivers of coastal South Carolina. Located just an hour north of Savannah, the incomparable, turn-key Gregorie Neck is one of the last great places on the Eastern Seaboard.With eight miles of waterfront and marshfront, extensive old growth forest, fishing ponds and impoundments, a deepwater dock on the Tulifinny, impeccable gardens and grounds, and a stately brick mansion built with maximum exposure to a sweeping river vista – Gregorie Neck is the premiere Lowcountry estate – the perfect recreational retreat for family and friends, combining undisturbed tranquility witheasy access. Designed in the early 1930s by architect Willis Irvin, the meticulously renovated main house stands on a high bluff of ancient live oaks and panoramic views. It boasts a grand entrance portico on the landward side and a spacious sunroom spanning the river side. Each bedroom and gathering space is oriented to the water and prevailing breeze. Across the Tulifinny, the distant view of wooded shoreline is safeguarded forever by a conservation easement. Downriver within sight of the main house, the current owners have built a beautifully appointed game house – complete with full kitchen, gun room and library. Its great room features a vaulted ceiling handcrafted from giant beams. At the center rises a towering stone fireplace, open on both sides, creating a dramatic venue for riverside entertaining. Upriver lie two attractive caretaker houses, just beyond the serpentine garden walls. More recent improvements include an impressive 16-vehicle climate controlled garage across from an eight-stable horse barn with 15 acres of three-board fenced pasture. Gregorie Neck”s platform for recreation and sporting activities is legendary. Multiple members of the same families have cared for the plantation for generations, managing the mature hardwood and pine forests for optimal quail, turkey and deer habitat. A sporting favorite on the cusp of being reinvigorated bears mentioning – that of waterfowl hunting. 90± acres of tidal impoundments and 30 acres of old shrimp ponds currently exist, supporting myriad duck species each winter. With the infrastructure and power already in place, duck numbers could be magnified substantially with enhanced management and minimal investment. Gregorie Neck affords limitless possibilities for exploring the wild waterways of two nationally recognized conservation jewels: the ACE Basin (Ashepoo-Combahee-Edisto) and SOLO (Southern Lowcountry) Basin, comprising 500,000 acres of preserved lands. Gregorie Neck could be a prime candidate for a conservation easement.
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