They sure don't make houses like this anymore: With its sprawling acres, rich history, and intricate design, Fenwick Hall Plantation is the low-country home of your dreams. While it will cost you several million dollars—$8.875 million to be exact—the asking price isn't all that bad if you consider what you're getting.
Outside the John's Island residence, which is just a short drive from downtown Charleston, you'll find lush gardens, a driveway lined with ancient Grand Oak trees, and over 50 acres of land.
The property, listed by Patricia Byrne of , features four structures: the main manor, a converted carriage house, a modern kitchen house, and a renovated guest cottage.
Inside the 7,818-square-foot manor, you'll find five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 13 fireplaces, and plenty of original features and materials dating back to 1730.
The home, which was originally commissioned and built for John Fenwick and his future wife around that time, was later used by the British during the Revolutionary War and later as a field hospital by the Union in the Civil War, according to . It's now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The manor itself needs some updating to make it livable for a family (or to open it to the public as a museum), but the rest of the buildings on the property have been well kept. You'll probably need around a $1.5 million renovation budget, but just think of it as the ultimate fixer upper. (Hey, we can dream, right?!)
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