The original owners of this estate chose a Lowcountry style home architecture, one of the most distinctive elements of South Carolina and Georgia developed in the late 1700’s. It is still considered today to be the most efficient design for hot subtropical climates and coastal areas. These designs are typically elevated with raised first floors, inviting porches to enjoy the outdoors in the shade, underfloor spaces with lattice for storage/ parking, hipped roofs, columns/pillars, widow’s walks, large windows and doors that allow a cooling breeze to flow through. The finest team of craftsmen were assembled to create this breathtaking vision whose true success lies in its welcoming Presidents, huge charity events, casual family gatherings and private contemplation, all with the same grace and charm. An enchanting setting through ornate gates opens to stands of palm trees, verdant lawns and privacy hedges surrounding the main home, multiple guest facilities, pool, pool house, various garages and service buildings, and even your own ‘secret garden’.
Listing courtesy of SWFLMLS / Gulf Coast International Prop