1415 Gregorie Neck Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
Supplements: easy access. Designed in the early 1930s by architect Willis Irvin, the meticulously renovated main house stands on a high bluff of ancient live oaks and panoramic views. It boasts a grand entrance portico on the landward side and a spacious sunroom spanning the river side. Each bedroom and gathering space is oriented to the water and prevailing breeze. Across the Tulifinny, the distant view of wooded shoreline is safeguarded forever by a conservation easement. Downriver within sight of the main house, the current owners have built a beautifully appointed game house - complete with full kitchen, gun room and library. Its great room features a vaulted ceiling handcrafted from giant beams. At the center rises a towering stone fireplace, open on both sides, creating a dramatic venue for riverside entertaining. Upriver lie two attractive caretaker houses, just beyond the serpentine garden walls. More recent improvements include an impressive 16-vehicle climate controlled garage across from an eight-stable horse barn with 15 acres of three-board fenced pasture. Gregorie Neck's platform for recreation and sporting activities is legendary. Multiple members of the same families have cared for the plantation for generations, managing the mature hardwood and pine forests for optimal quail, turkey and deer habitat. A sporting favorite on the cusp of being reinvigorated bears mentioning - that of waterfowl hunting. 90± acres of tidal impoundments and 30 acres of old shrimp ponds currently exist, supporting myriad duck species each winter. With the infrastructure and power already in place, duck numbers could be magnified substantially with enhanced management and minimal investment. Gregorie Neck affords limitless possibilities for exploring the wild waterways of two nationally recognized conservation jewels: the ACE Basin (Ashepoo-Combahee-Edisto) and SOLO (Southern Lowcountry) Basin, comprising 500,000 acres of preserved lands. Gregorie Neck could be a prime candidate for a conservation easement.