Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Paul-Wichman Estate - $975,000

Rare Antebellum Southern Estate Hits Market
1847 Paul-Wichman House and Estate Awarded Sir John Colleton Award for Preservation

The Huffines Company, a Lowcountry Real Estate Firm specializing in large high-end acreage, historically significant Southern plantations, luxury estates and prestigious hunting properties, is pleased to announce the listing of The1847 Paul-Wichman House and Estate. The estate is listed with the National Trust of Historic P1aces in the Walterboro Historic District. The present owners, only the third family to own this house, were awarded the Sir John Colleton Award for Preservation by the Colleton County Historic and Preservation Society. Both the Charleston Preservation Society and the SC Historic Foundation have toured this unique property.

Located on more than five acres, the expansive 3 bedroom, 3 bath estate is within walking distance to the Antique District, Artisan Center, Colleton Museum, churches, grocery stores, and the Wildlife Sanctuary. It is within an hour of Charleston, Savannah, Beaufort, the ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge and beaches.

Retired as one of the leading brokers for over 30 years for Sotheby’s International Realty, something about this house grabbed me. It is one of the most important antebellum Southern estates that exists—I had to be involved, stated Calvert Huffines, Managing Member of The Huffines Company LLC.  

The 1847 home is an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, single story house of Greek Revival architecture. The large, magnificent house was built from longleaf heart pine harvested on site. The rare original front and back weighted and double hung windows are 12 feet high and provide unequalled views of the surrounding towering pines, magnolias, hollies and live oaks. The grand center hall is 10 feet wide, 15 feet high and 40 feet long, providing a jaw-dropping sight upon entrance. Exquisite details include  historic marble fireplaces, heavy heart pine pocket doors and modern comforts such as a whole-house generator and water filtration system. There are four original buildings: a brick greenhouse, a smoke house now converted to a screened house for picnics, meditation or yoga/exercise, a two-room original slave house and a carriage house. Beyond the carriage house a path slopes down to a stream; across it’s bridge was once an extensive rose garden. Closer to the house are 100 year old camellias and outside the music room window is a towering Sweet Olive tree that blooms several times during the year, its tiny blossoms perfuming the air of the porches.

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The four building estate is current listed at $975,000. Furnishings are available under separate treaty