To each of our clients, The Huffines Company offers the intangible assets of energy, drive, dedication and the benefit of 35 years experience selling South Carolina plantation real estate, hunting properties and luxury estates; beyond that, what goes into the sale of each property is as unique and as particular as the selling strategy demands. The support services provided by Huffines’ Appraisal and Property Management firms compliment the knowledge and experience offered by our real estate company.

When you need an experienced broker to buy or sell your home, farm, land or historic property, give The Huffines Company a call: 843-893-7118

Premiere Properties


Chinquapin Point
$1,100,000
8544 Pope Landing Road, Edisto Island

Built in 2007, this Edisto Island home is a raised two-story nestled among oaks beside a tidal creek and wrapped on three sides by marsh.It is an interpretation of a “sea island” home with a standing-seam metal roof, gable brackets, wide plank siding, louvered storm shutters, exposed and scalloped rafter tails, and wrap-around porches. Each room of the house offers a water or marsh view.The house was designed by Cobb Architects of Mt. Pleasant and constructed by Patrick Henry Construction of Charleston. It received a 2008 Prism Award from the Charleston Trident Home Builders Assoc. for the best home that year in its price range.
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Aukland Plantation--PRICE REDUCED $1,750,000

Historic and unique Auckland Plantation, located in the coveted ACE basin, a protected 350,000 acre wildlife preserve, has hit the market. Auckland Plantation, established by Thomas Pinckney (died 1705) and named after the English town of Bishop Auckland, was one of several rice plantations owned by the Pinckney family.
Perfectly situated between Charleston and Savannah, Georgia, Auckland Plantation is 139 acres with approximately 1/2 mile of river front on the Ashepoo River, and approximately 1/2 mile of creek front on Johno Creek. It borders historic Bonnie Doone and Dawn Plantations.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chinquapin Point $1,100, 000



8544 Pope Landing Road, Edisto Island

Built in 2007, this Edisto Island home is a raised two-story nestled among oaks beside a tidal creek and wrapped on three sides by marsh.  It is an interpretation of a “sea island” home with a standing-seam metal roof, gable brackets, wide plank siding, louvered storm shutters, exposed and scalloped rafter tails, and wrap-around porches.  Each room of the house offers a water or marsh view.  The house was designed by Cobb Architects of Mt. Pleasant and constructed by Patrick Henry Construction of Charleston.  It received a 2008 Prism Award from the Charleston Trident Home Builders Assoc. for the best home that year in its price range.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bull Island


The Huffines Company was engaged by the Alfred Lee Loomis, Jr. estate to quietly market their famed hunting Island, Bull Island, on Calibogue Sound across from Hilton Head, SC. Mr. Loomis told us at the time that he appreciated our reputation as conservationist brokers, and that we could place the island with the “right” person in a quiet manner. We successfully sold the 2,088 complex of islands to Birchwood Holdings for $12.25 million. Birchwood previously purchased White Hall Plantation from us, and today Birchwood owns nearly 20,000 acres of hunting properties in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Bull Island will remain a private and natural hunting preserve. The Loomis family history is remarkable. Alfred Lee Loomis, a physicist by trade, developed Loomis Labs in Tuxedo Park, NY. Surrounding himself with some of the greatest minds of that time including Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer, Loomis was directly responsible in developing many technologies that help defeat the Germans. An avid hunter, Loomis with partners purchased all of Hilton Head Island for $120,000 for a private hunting property. His son Alfred Lee Loomis, Jr. later owned Bull Island as well as other nearby islands as private hunting retreats. Like his father, Lee Loomis, Jr was an avid sailor, and headed up the syndicate that won the America’s Cup with Ted Turner at the helm.

Cockfield Plantation



This plantation was owned by two nationally known native sons. Robert Marvin, was the nation’s leading landscape architect with many presidential honors to his credit, while his nephew, Mel Marvin, became famous as a theatre musician who has many credits to his name, including the Tony award winning play, Tintypes. We were approached by the Marvin family to try to do the impossible; sell the plantation for full market value, while at the same time, protecting it from development with a conservation easement. Working with a prospective buyer, we developed an agreeable conservation easement that was placed on the property by the Buyer immediately after the sale, protecting the property, and allowing the Buyer to take advantage of the donation value of the easement. The 860 acres property, with rice field frontage on Folly Creek and Cuckold Creek, sold for $3.7 million in 2001 and has had a number of improvements built and restored since that time.

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Penthouse

After selling the owners’ beautiful farm, Domaine de Bouvois; they engaged our company to market their penthouse in downtown Columbia, SC.

Springfield

Springfield Plantation was sold to a Los Angeles television executive. Since purchasing this quail shooting property, the new owner has added acreage to total 7,000 acres. Springfield is located in Williamsburg county, north of Charleston, SC.

Slann Island

Slann Island Plantation was sold to one of the owners of the Chicago Cubs, after we sold his other plantation, Prospect Hill. Both Prospect Hill and Slann Island plantations are protected by conservation easements negotiated by The Huffines Company.

Rockville


This deep water estate is located in coveted Rockville, SC , just beyond Charleston, SC, and was marketed by our Charleston office; Huffines Properties. Rockville is a quiet fishing village that comes to life each year during the historic Rockville regatta.

Prospect Hill


Prospect Hill Plantation has been sold three times by The Huffines Company, and now is protected from development by a conservation easement. This historic property is located 20 miles south of Charleston.

Pineland


Pineland Plantation has been sold three times by The Huffines Company. This beautiful property is located directly between Charleston, SC and Savannah, Ga. During one of the ownerships, The Huffines Company added contiguous acreage to expand the equestrian facilities.

Millbrook


Millbrook Plantation is located in the Santee area of South Carolina near Georgetown. This historic plantation is now home to a family that makes the property their permanent home.

Merridun


Merridun was once a 1200 acre plantation, now in the city limits of Union, SC. We paid a courtesy visit at the request of Ted Turner who knew the elderly lady owner. Not initially sold on taking the listing, we were met by the most gracious Southern lady and lunch was served with her best china and silver. She won us over with the handmade biscuits, and the sale 90 days later was one of our most satisfying experiences

Lakewood Farms


Lakewood Farms is located in Williamsburg County, near Springfield Plantation. This sale was made in conjunction with one our best referral contacts in Charleston.

Little Mount Vernon



Little Mount Vernon is located in Eutawville, SC near the famed Santee-Cooper Lakes. This sale was very important to the owners who had the property listed a number of times unsatisfactorily. Like Merridun Plantation, this sale accomplished very important needs of our client.

Gregorie Neck Plantation


Gregorie Neck Plantation is a major shooting plantation in Jasper County, SC on the Tullifinny River. This sale for the Janney (Procter and Gamble) family to a Savannah businessman was one of two properties that we sold for the family. The other plantation was across the river; Mackay Point Plantation.

Fripp House


The Fripp House in historic Walterboro, SC was a record breaking sale that stood up until The Huffines Company broke the record twice with the sale of the Fishburne home and Orange Grove Place; both located in the historic District of Walterboro.

Fair Forest Manor


Fair Forest Manor, located in Union, SC was an 1800’s estate with very unique Scottish stone works. 

Dean Hall


Dean Hall Plantation was originally on the Cooper River, north of Charleston. When an industrial company purchased the property, the residence was taken apart, pieces numbered, and reconstructed near Beaufort, SC. Sold at auction to a Vanderbilt heir and her husband, The Huffines Company sold Dean Hall twice, with the latest sale to the world’s largest collector of Jamie Wyeth artwork. The last sale was made in conjunction with our Beaufort office partnership.

Chelsea


Chelsea Plantation is a 5,200 acre shooting plantation between Beaufort, SC and Hilton Head, SC. Marshall Field V engaged our company to sell two undivided interests in the property, while retaining a majority interest. Difficult as it may seem, we were successful in placing two partnership interests to Nelson Doubleday and Bradford Mills; later our company was engaged by Bradford Mills to sell his interest which was done successfully.

Bay Street Inn


The Bay Street Inn is a very important historic home, saved from destruction during the War Between the States, since Beaufort, SC was occupied by Union troops at the beginning of the War. The property remains today as a bed and breakfast property in the historic Point area of Beaufort, near Tidleholm (otherwise known as "The Big Chill House")

The Anchorage


The Anchorage, like The Bay Street Inn, was also saved from destruction during the recent “unpleasantness” of the War Between the States. Our company was engaged by the owners at the time, a prominent retired judge from New York State to market and sell the property. Our successful sale set a record at the time for Beaufort property

Lowndes Grove


Lowndes Grove is located on the Ashley River in Charleston, SC. Operating as a hosting site, our sale of this property was made in two parts, and today the property is owned by a large entertainment company, offering a unique experience for weddings and receptions

Tilly Island


The Huffines Company was engaged to market and sell large parcels of this beautiful island between Charleston, SC and Savannah, Ga. The island was master planned by renowned landscape architect, Robert Marvin (Disney World, Augusta National Golf Club) .The property is protected by deed restrictions, and offers wonderful deep water access to the ACE Basin and equestrian and walking trails.

Tombee

Tombee Plantation is located on Lady’s Island, outside of Beaufort, SC. This small, but historically important deep water property was successfully marketed and sold in conjunction with a Beaufort real estate company; which later became our partner in Beaufort.



Mackay Point


Mackay Point Plantation, 6000 acres, was sold to two partners of a private equity firm. This was a Janney family property, like Gregorie Neck Plantation. After purchasing the property, the owners undertook a complete rebuilding of all structures including the main house, a river house, stables, kennels, manager’s house and a number of guest cottages. The Huffines Company introduced the owners to the Lowcountry Open Land Trust, and helped negotiate a conservation easement that protects the property from development in perpetuity. The Huffines Company’s Managing Member founded the first Board of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust, and today the trust has protected over 80,000 acres in 13 counties. Today, Mackay Point Plantation is one of the Huffines Company’s management accounts.

Hickory Hill


Hickory Hill Plantation is located in Allendale County at the site of the Civil War battle site referred to as Rivers Bridge. The history of the plantation tells of a stint as a bordello. We sold the plantation to a Doctor from Florida. Hickory Hill has access to the Salkahatchie River which is known for its wonderful redbreast bream fishery.

Bonnie Hall


Bonnie Hall Plantation, once over 1,000 acres as owned by the Penniman family, was reduced to 237 acres in two parcels when the Huffines Company was contacted by an Atlanta bank to assist them in marketing the property. We were successful in selling the 157 acres that was not contiguous to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be protected as part of their Bonnie Hall ACE Basin Reserve. The main house and 80 acres, overlooking the rice fields of the ACE Basin Reserve stood empty for some time prior to our company being engaged. In a creative move, the Huffines Company staged the home with beautiful antiques and oriental rugs, and we were then successful in selling the property to a couple that later added stables and a mangers home.

Cherokee Plantation


The Huffines Company has sold Cherokee Plantation two times and with additional purchases, Cherokee now totals over 7,000 protected acres. The last sale was made to a British entrepreneur and his partners, originally to be used as one of the destinations for his Carnegie Club members totaling over 150. On a horseback ride over the property, we convinced the new owner to scale back his plans for this very unique property, and to allow only 25 Members as owners, and to protect the property with deed restrictions and conservation easements. This was done, and The Huffines Company was engaged to assist in the building projects permitting and as Membership Director to obtain Members to be “vetted” by the Board, and to share ownership and operating costs. Today Cherokee is owned by a 20 member, very private partnership; fully protected from subdivision and development, and is the largest private employer in Colleton County. This outcome is particularly pleasing since Cherokee is the former home of The Huffines Company’s Managing Member, Calvert Huffines.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dance of the Dolphins



Located just 26 miles from historic Charleston, South Carolina near the quaint fishing village of Rockville, you’ll find Dance of the Dolphins. Named for the affable dolphins that swim up Bohicket River, this custom-designed, 13-acre, gated luxury estate accommodates five buildings: a main house, guest cottage, four-car garage with staff quarters, a climate controlled greenhouse and a maintenance facility with a workshop and a potting shed. Dance of the Dolphins is an extraordinary document of Jim Thomas’ architectural mastery and a prime example of excellence in constructional execution. From the vaulted ceilings of Honduran Mahogany to the delicate mural in the domed ceiling in the dining room, outstanding craftsmanship is omnipresent at Dance of the Dolphins.


Walterboro's Finest Office Building

Walterboro's finest office building. Formerly a Bank, now a succesful real estate office, this building is located on two corner lots in the heart of the Historic District. Designed by Thomas and Densinger, and site planned by Robert Marvin and Associates, this site boasts beautiful live oak trees, and ample parking. $325,000.

Blackwater Farm

63 Acres near Ridgeville/Cottageville on Edisto River hardwood swamp. Two spring fed ponds. Well timbered land with food plots. Pine upland, hardwood flats and lots of wildlife. $375,000

Historic Orange Grove Place


Orange Grove Place, located on 12 acres in downtown Walterboro, SC was an interesting sale for our company. Working earlier with the owner, we negotiated a conservation easement for her to protect the property with The Historic Beaufort Foundation. The main house and three guest cottages were then sold to a couple whose husband’s work included many major engineering projects throughout the World, while the wife is an Urban Planner. His current, and last assignment, has been to engineer the connection of the Union Station and Grand Central railroad lines in New York with most of the work being done underground. The proceeds of the sale are dedicated to local arts organizations, and directed through the Community Foundation in Charleston. Another record sale and most satisfying result.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Auckland Plantation--PRICE REDUCED $1,750,000

Auckland Plantation was established by Thomas Pinckney (died 1705) and named after the English town of Bishop Auckland. It was one of several rice plantations owned by the Pinckney family. The original house was burned down during the American Revolution by British Dragoons raiding northwards from Savannah led by Lt. Colonel James Marcus Prevost. The property was acquired and held by the Sanders family until 1989 and used for truck farming and pasturing. It was sold to Mr.Gardener who in turn sold it to Wistar and Oliver Bjorksten, MD in 1990. The Bjorkstens used Auckland for recreation until retirement in 2006. After travelling worldwide , they decided to live there. They built the first house on Auckland Plantation in over 225 years and custom designed it in a Japanese temple style to blend it subserviently into the beautiful waterfront site