Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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.