The Litchfield Plantation was established in 1710 with a land grant from King George of England to Thomas Hepworth. The Plantation home, which still stands today and is owned by the current Homeowners, was built in 1740. It is available for use by the homeowners and is a very popular site for weddings and other social functions. Litchfield Plantation was a working rice plantation through the mid-1800s and at its height of production produced a million pounds of rice called, “Carolina Gold” per year. Today the plantation is being developed as a master-planned residential community. The tree lined entrance drive down the Avenue of Oaks is one of the most impressive in the south. The community swimming pool and clubhouse location provides a breathtaking view of the abandoned rice fields This home originally built in 1971 sits atop the banks overlooking the original canal system that allowed the rice to reach the Waccamaw River for transport to Georgetown and on to Europe. The over one acre homesite sits under ancient Angel Live Oak trees adorned with Spanish Moss and magnificent Grand Magnolia trees and provides spectacular views of the abandoned rice fields out to the river. The home has been updated over the years and while the slab floor, exterior brick walls and a new roof are solid, the interior is ready for its new owners to update the décor to create a home worthy of its amazing location. The sprawling floorplan with just under 5,000 square feet of living space includes four large bedrooms, three full baths plus two half baths. The living and dining rooms are reminiscent of the Great Halls of a European Castle with a real fireplace and room to entertain the entire neighborhood. A charming wood burning fireplace and sitting area create a large but cozy kitchen. Guests are welcomed in an entry courtyard and there are two private courtyards off the two master suites. Residents of Litchfield Plantation have full access to a private oceanfront beach house on Pawleys Island, plus a marina with access to the intracoastal waterway. Litchfield Plantation is located just four miles away from Brookgreen Gardens, the largest outdoor sculpture garden in the world and Huntington Beach State Park, a protected natural oceanfront park featuring the famous Atalaya Castle. Myrtle Beach, one of the country's top tourist destinations, is only a twenty-minute drive to the north and historic Charleston is just 70 miles to the south. Make this part of South Carolina your new destination to create your own treasured family memories.
Listing courtesy of The Litchfield Company RE , Valerie Stewart. Selling Office: The Steel Agency , Trevor Steel.
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