There’s a lot to love about South Carolina’s William Seabrook House: its proximity to Charleston and rich history, not to mention its stunning two-story portico and water access—but it’s the home’s main staircase that sets our Southern hearts aflutter.
Visitors to this Federal-style plantation are immediately struck by its grand, double staircase designed by James Hoban, the architect of the White House. Yes, that White House.
But that’s not all it has to offer. In addition to the main house, the 350-acre property at 7311 Jenkins Hill Road on Edisto Island, also features two guesthouses, two docks, a caretaker's house, a carriage house, a teahouse and dock, and greenhouses. And it’s looking for a new owner!
William Seabrook, a cotton farmer and part owner of the Edisto Island Ferry, built the five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 8,235-square-foot plantation in 1810. In fact, his initials remain on the ironwork of the front stairs of the house, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
The sprawling estate, which is primarily used for hunting and recreational activities these days, is currently listed with Carriage Properties for a cool $8,500,000. It’s been waiting for quite some time for the perfect buyer to come along. Could it be you? Scroll down for an insider tour and find out: