Estates of Aiken
Aiken’s rich tradition as a playground for the wealthy northerners who arrived to escape the harsh, seemingly endless winters of their native climate for the temperate climate of Aiken has resulted in a large number of stunning estates located both in Aiken’s vibrant downtown area as well as throughout the countryside. Whether your pleasure is culture, golf, tennis, court tennis, equestrian sports, hunting and fishing or a multitude of other pursuits Aiken has a large number of elegant and opulent Estate homes just waiting for you to make them your home. Whether it’s as a seasonal or permanent residence Aiken is calling you home.
Welcome to Chestnut Brown Court, a stunning Greek Revival custom home located in the exclusive community of Kings Ridge. The property is over five acres with views of the ponds and rolling hills, where horses are welcome. Driving up Chestnut Brown you'll start to see the grandeur that is No. 255. Once you crest the hill, enter into a private drive that extends up to the home through mature landscaping. This home was built for living on one of the many grand porches! Boundless details are found in every corner of the home; from the archways, large windows, and detailed molding, to the ornate fireplaces and chef's kitchen. Tigerwood, custom tile, and carpet flooring can be found throughout the home. One of the two main bedroom suites is located on the first floor, along with a spacious parlor and a home office & laundry combo. From the beautiful staircase to the second floor, enjoy the continued views of land and water from the second story balcony with direct access to two guest rooms with private baths. The second of the main Suites is also on this floor with large walk-in closets. Your own movie theater is located on the third floor. There is a large bonus room over the garage with its own set of stairs next to the rear entrance. Step outside into your own southern living experience. The large veranda that overlooks the saltwater pool and outward to the community ponds makes every day feel like a staycation. While this home is certainly grand, it's far from pretentious. It begs for the owner's to fully live and enjoy with family and friends. • List Price: $1,240,000
Morrison Wright Cottage
Delightful Morrison-Wright Cottage, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers an elegant home and beautiful gardens to enjoy entertaining and fine living in downtown Aiken, SC. This impressive 'town' house will captivate those who appreciate the glamour of yesteryear and those looking for a harmonious combination of formal, family and outdoor living spaces for a stylish Southern lifestyle! Eleven fluted Corinthian columns grace the front porch with extraordinary carved capitals, all in excellent condition. The detailed restoration of the fan-shaped leaded window and side panels of the front door will last another 100 years! The drama of the grand entrance is a perfect setting to continue the glamorous living that began in the early 20th century. Imagine a holiday tree gracing the front hall, seen through the front door, welcoming your guests with good cheer! High-end Schumacher wallpapers, draperies and gleaming wood floors grace the front living areas. The home enjoys 8 fireplaces in total; 5 first level fireplaces are furnished with upgraded gas fireplace systems, 3 of which have remote capabilities. The stunning dining room has a beautifully crafted wood ceiling and a tasteful, built-in buffet designed to highlight a central glass window. Adjacent to the dining room is a lovely sunroom with views to three garden spaces and access to a charming patio. The handsome office/library is a favorite with stained woodwork, charming fireplace & 3-bay window with views to the side garden, pool and pool pavilion. A charming powder room is found just beyond. The elegant, wide staircase welcomes you to the second level where you will find a wide center hall leading to the primary bedroom suite, 2 guest bedrooms and guest bath. The renovated guest bathroom has a new marble tiled shower and the charm of restored wainscoting. The primary suite enjoys a spacious bedroom, bath with 2 vanities, shower and soaking tub and a full-size dressing room and closet. The primary suite is lovely with pleasant natural light, views - a quiet retreat within the home. The staircase continues to the upper floor living spaces including a renovated full bath, 2 spacious bedrooms & a super-sized laundry room. Either bedroom is versatile as a flex room for yoga, fitness or art studio. Take the back stairs down to the bar/pantry & fun, MacKenzie-Childs inspired kitchen updated with Viking appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerator & freezer. You will love the diamond-tiled backsplash, center island with seating for 2 and corner office nook. Open the French doors to the patio to let the outside in! Just beyond is a new heated 'cocktail' pool & fountain, patio & poolside pavilion with outdoor kitchen connections ready to fashion to your liking! Beyond the kitchen is a family / breakfast 'garden' room with brick tile floors, high ceilings and views to the gardens, fountains & fenced grounds. We imagine this is a fun gathering room for casual dining and conversation. The property enjoys a rear double-car width roundabout, gravel drive, a charming 2-car parking pavilion with cupola and a rear garden alley with gated access to Chaffee Lane. The current owners have attended to and maintained all of the functional / operational elements of this home. Noteworthy additions / improvements include the brick wall & gate at the driveway entrance; wrought iron fencing and brick column perimeter; installation of the roundabout drive, recently landscaped; the 2-car parking pavilion, pool, pool/patio surround & pavilion, and a newly installed 360' deep well, that services the pool and irrigation. You will love the prime in-town location, an easy stroll or bike to downtown restaurants, shops, art & performing arts venues. Both Aiken and Palmetto Golf Clubs are nearby as are Hitchcock Woods, boarding & training facilities for horse & rider. We invite you to come see this sensational downtown Aiken property to appreciate its grandeur, restoration & exceptional livability! • List Price: $1,600,000
Old Greentree Stables Under Contract with Contingencies
Welcome to Old Greentree Stables, an exceptional 10-acre equestrian property located in the heart of Aiken's Historic Horse District across from the Aiken Training Track and near Bruce's Field. Fronting 3 clay roads, (Two Notch, Grace Ave., and Mead Ave.), and bordered by mature Magnolia trees, the property features 21 stalls in three barns, 21 paddocks, grass jump field, two residences and a groom's quarters. The 4 bedroom/4 bath brick ranch on Grace Ave. has hardwood floors, solid surface countertops, built-ins, large living room & family room with wood beamed ceilings, brick fireplaces, fenced yard and brick patio.
For the horses there is an 11 stall barn, 6 stall barn, and newer 4 stall barn. All barns have a wash stall, tack/feed room, storage, and half bath with washer/dryer. Multiple grass paddocks with live oak trees throughout the property enhance the appeal of this offering.
This size property is a rare find in Aiken's Horse District and is suitable for any equestrian discipline with several areas perfect for dressage or jump rings. It is a short hack along sandy clay roads to 70 miles of riding trails in the 2200 acre Hitchcock Woods and easily accessible to the shows at Bruce's Field. Many champion racehorses have been developed on the property and here is your opportunity to own a piece of Aiken's rich horse history. • List Price: 2,990,000
Exceptional Tudor Style equestrian home in Foxchase on 3.32 acres centrally located in the neighborhood across from the community riding area.
Here is your opportunity to live in the heart of Aiken's oldest and most coveted equestrian community. Enjoy multiple accesses to the Hitchcock Woods trail system which includes over 2100 acres and 70 miles of trails for equestrian use and pedestrian hiking. The Foxchase Equestrian community bridle paths connect directly to Hitchcock Woods.
This thoughtfully updated brick home offers 2700 +/- sqft of living space on the main and upper levels with an additional fully finished 1400+/- sqft on the lower level. Two new HVAC systems installed in 2019. New roof in 2021. A sizable covered front porch with double doors open into a spacious foyer. Exquisite hand-selected heart of pine wide-plank flooring throughout with a vaulted exposed-beam ceiling in living room, wood burning fireplace and formal dining room. You'll enjoy relaxing views from the covered deck looking out over the pool and paddocks through the dining area sliding doors. Kitchen features all original built-in solid wood cabinetry with custom granite countertops, new island with induction cook-top, double built-in ovens, all stainless appliances (2019) and cozy breakfast area overlooking the pool. Laundry room and remodeled half bath connect the kitchen to the garage for easy access. Comfortable library/den space with second fireplace and built-in shelving. The continued wood staircase leads you to the Owner's suite and remodeled Owner's bathroom.
You won't miss the beautiful custom quartz countertops and double sink vanity. Across from the Owner's suite are two additional guest bedrooms and a full bathroom.
The lower level of the home can be accessed from the main level, but also has multiple exterior entrances coming from the lower patio and pool area. Enjoy entertaining guests in the game room and den with the wet-bar and third stone fireplace, two large additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. This section of the home offers much flexibility and could easily provide a completely separate living space for someone or simply allow for guest privacy during a visit.
Two paddocks and transitional spaces are secured with newly constructed no-climb board fencing with a custom steel 35'X36' barn with 2-3 stalls, 24' high ceilings, a large wash rack with mats, tack room w/laundry and feed area. Trail access to the community bridle paths are available from the back paddock and two additional access paths directly across the street behind the community riding ring.This stunning equestrian property is a must -see and will not disappoint. • List Price: $1,200,000
First Field Farm Pending
Old World Charm. New World Farm. Everyone from horses and hounds to gourmands and gardeners will want to call First Field Farm HOME. A heavenly slice of Europe on nearly 17 acres, this 2016 Designer Builder stunner invites you to sink your teeth into Aiken's good life at every turn. Kick off your boots and kick up your heels in the perfectly designed chef's kitchen, in the light and airy great room, on the classic lodge-style covered patio with an outdoor kitchen, and in all the spaces created for good times with friends and family as well as indoor and outdoor pastimes of your own. With wondrous windows spanning the entire home, your favorite friends are always in view. Peaceful ponies and serene sunsets can be seen from every room, as can the professionally landscaped and lighted grounds, four irrigated pastures with run-ins, and a 2017 Elite Construction built five-stall barn with oversized stalls (14' x 12'), Nelson automatic waterers, and a tack room with half bath worthy of its own HGTV show. Grass riding/jump field. Private gated entrance along with delivery/barn entrance. 2 wells (5 hp, connected/looped & both with cycle stop). 2 septic's, NATURAL gas, GENERATOR, & FIBER internet!!!! Custom designer outdoor lighting. Between your own private paradise and the neighborhood amenities of Three Runs Plantation, you and your four-legged friends will want for nothing. Yet Hitchcock Woods, Bruce's Field, Stable View, and the bistros and boutiques of historic downtown Aiken are just a quick jaunt away. Three Runs Plantation common area amenities include: Club House, pavilion, irrigated/mirrored jump & dressage arenas (2 each), cross country features, workout facilities, party room, pool & MILES of trails 30/- miles! • List Price: $2,225,000
Ashton Head Farm Under Contract
'A truly breathtaking private property meticulously stewarded since 2006 to create an environmentally positive footprint in the heart of Aiken's 302 equestrian corridor. Close to downtown in the sporting capital of the southeast. Now being offered for sale. This parcel of approximately 95+/- acres was originally part of 1000 acre farm owned by Aiken County farmer Ashton Head, who worked the land with mules and managed a longleaf pine forest from which he took the lumber to build his home and barns. The farm was eventually subdivided and in 2006 a parcel of 162 acres was purchased by the present owner who had been drawn to the then long abandoned farmland by the presence of five magnificent large live oaks which surrounded a remnant old brick packing shed and smokehouse. With heart pine timbers salvaged from the old barn, the renovation of the brick shed (affectionately known as 'The Head') along with the smokehouse, both built in the early 1900's began. Once the buildings were completed, focus turned to the gentle preparation of a landscape that worked with nature, highlighting the old growth live oaks, managing the existing pine forests and creating an upland pond for wildlife from which the soil was used to create a privacy berm placed along the road. In the following years, the quality of the pastures became a priority, taking dirt and turning it into soil with the implementation of regenerative practices, high-impact rotational grazing and cool-season cover crops. As the soils improved, with the help of a small herd of cattle, goats and target-specific cover crops; the use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and wormers have gradually been phased out. Thinning the stagnant pine forests utilizing prescribed burning and planting native wild grasses throughout, has seen a return of quail, turkey and deer. The property on offer is approximately 95 acres with the historic brick building as the centrepiece, beautifully restored to create a sophisticated yet rustic living space complete with full bath/shower, custom kitchen, commercial quality appliances, wood-burning fireplace and several cosy seating areas for dining and lounging. A distinctive brick archway, inspired by the great Louisiana architect Albert Hays Town, leads into a courtyard that defines the outdoor space and sets the stage for the natural beauty that lies ahead. The five old growth live oaks surround the building, of which three are encompassed by wood decks, offering a perfect platform for gathering under the stars. At night the soft landscape lighting highlight these oaks and the four additional outdoor fireplaces complete the mystical setting. Stretching to the east of the historic buildings there is a wonderful combination of giant live oaks, pasture and managed pine forest with hiking and riding trails. The pine woods are situated on gentle rolling terrain including a perfect area suitable for a large pond. A well services the entire property, providing plenty of excellent water for the building, livestock troughs and landscape irrigation. A 50 amp RV hookup exists for convenience. Make an appointment to experience the grounds of 'Ashton Head' as no photograph can replicate the aura of this hidden gem. It is a unique property deliberately curated so the next owner can create their perfect home and continue the legacy of stewardship. Additional acreage available, call listing agent for details.6 • List Price: $2,057,470
Historic District Estate
Welcome to your luxurious retreat located in the heart of Aiken's historic equestrian community and minutes from one of America's oldest golf courses-Palmetto Golf Club along with world renowned and masterfully crafted-Sage Valley Golf Club. This beautifully crafted estate is nestled on a sprawling piece of professionally manicured land, featuring a stunning four stall (oversized) horse barn and roughly 7,000 square feet of living space.
As you step inside the home, you'll immediately notice the stunning attention to detail and the high-end finishes throughout. The open floor plan and soaring ceilings create a sense of space and light, making this the perfect home for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, with top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, and ample counter space.
The primary suite on main level is a private haven, complete with a spacious bedroom, custom made walk-in closet, and an adjoining en suite with his and her separate bathroom space each with luxurious finishes. The home features three additional bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a separate guest suite with its own kitchen and living area, providing exceptional accommodations for family and friends.
The lower level of the home offers a spacious living area, dining room, family room, study and sunroom. Large laundry room comes complete with a custom dog shower. While the upper level provides two additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as space for a game, living, or movie room - perfect for all of your entertainment desires!
The horse barn is truly a work of art, crafted with the utmost care and quality. The interior features four double sized stalls, a large tack room designed with custom cabinets and bathroom and a heated wash bay. The exterior features spacious paddock space. All equating to the perfect and necessary amenities for your equestrian pursuits.
Additional exterior features includes a spacious professionally landscaped private patio surrounded by gas lanterns and water feature as well as large barbecue and entertaining area along with all custom window awnings and shutters keeping with the local southern historic charm and character of the world renowned Augusta National just down the road in Augusta, Georgia.
The large horse barn and oversized three car garage offer roughly an additional 4,000 square feet of space, providing ample room for storage, vehicles, or workshop space.
This recently completed estate (two year project finished in 2018) offers fine Southern living with the perfect blend of upscale accommodations, optimal equestrian capabilities and the gateway to a golf lover's paradise. Asking under builders' cost.
Important Nearby Attractions
Palmetto Golf Club, Aiken SC - A few minutes away
Sage Valley Golf Club, Graniteville SC - 20ish minute drive
Hitchcock Woods Foundation, Aiken SC - A few minutes away
Aiken Horse Park Foundation, Aiken SC - A few minutes away
High End Construction, Architecture & Designer Groups
Larlee Construction, Aiken SC
Cheatham Fletcher Scott (CFS) Architects, Augusta GA
Melissa Hiner Design, Aiken SC
SK Garden Designs, Aiken SC
• List Price: $4,800,000
Hayden Road Price Reduced
Meticulously maintained, turn-key equestrian property. Beautiful completely renovated custom built home. Established grass pasture, four board fencing, run-in shed with an adorable two stall barn. This is a once in a lifetime property, as its privacy is unmatched. With a beautiful swimming pool and large open floor plan, this home is perfect for entertaining the most discriminating guests. Conveniently located in the heart of the 302 equestrian corridor and only minutes from Aiken's downtown restaurants and shopping. This property boasts a huge workshop, which could be converted into a center isle barn or remain a perfect place to store horse trailers and or an RV. It has a full bath and is run for propane heat, as well as having extensive loft storage. Agent/owner has added an additional 3 acres of wooded property, which can be used for privacy or cleared to create additional paddock space. If you want to live on a private, incredibly peaceful farm in the heart of Aiken, SC, Willow Pond Farm is your dream home. Agent is owner. • List Price: $1,250,000
CII Polo Price Reduced
C II Polo Farm — Oak trees, open flat space AND rolling landscape! 87 acres, polo field, 2 stables, 20 stalls, 2 apartments stunningly sited in the heart of renowned horse country known as the 302 Equestrian Corridor. C II Polo is one of Aiken's iconic equestrian properties that grew from a passion for polo, genuine love of the land and ultimately served as a personal sanctuary for the owners. The polo facility was designed to host top polo teams/tournaments with a state-of-the-art polo field and irrigation/well powered by existing 3-phase power. The property has 3 wells, 2000' of water lines and frost-free hydrants servicing all paddocks. The entire property is cleared land with 3-board roadside fencing and perimeter fenced with no climb wire/top board. Recent improvements include aggregate, graded roads. In the center of the property there is a flat, well drained 10 acres reserved for any training discipline including a jump field, dressage arena, combined driving, western pleasure or a practice polo field. There is ample space for a covered arena. The back acreage is excellent for conditioning and contains exceptional terrain ideally suited for a challenging cross-country course. C II Polo is currently hosting polo players and serving as the winter training grounds for elite level eventers. Featuring: (18) grass paddocks, (3) large turnout pastures, 12-stall and 8-stall stables include (12'x12') matted stalls, wash stall/vetting/farrier station and fly-spray systems. Centrally located outdoor concrete wash pad w/secured tie lines. 12-stall stable has 2 furnished apartments with new HVAC systems, 1 bedroom/1 bath and kitchenette. Owner's apartment includes antiqued brick floors and custom heart pine woodwork throughout. Massive 3-section workshop (1680') with wood paneled tack room, loft storage, full bath, laundry, feed room/hay storage, lounge area. Workshop includes expansive work bench, shop lighting and 3 large equipment bays. There is a privately sited, furnished 3-bedroom/2 bath doublewide home with a separate gated McDougal Road entrance. 2 additional septic/electric hookups are ready for guest or employee housing and RV opportunities. There are 3 gated entrances on Hwy 302 and 3 gated entrances on McDougal Road. If Square Footage, Schools, or Acreage are important, the buyer to verify. • List Price: $1,850,000
Blue Skies: The stunning, spacious & exceptionally maintained historic home known as Blue Skies can be found on 4.56 acres in Aiken's coveted Horse District. Originally built in 1902, this beautiful home has been expanded & completely renovated for modern living and sited to enjoy views across the beautifully landscaped grounds to Bruce's Field & Powderhouse Polo Field beyond. The home features a wide veranda (covered porch on 3 sides of the home), pine and heart-pine floors, high ceilings and an expansive Great room with a coffered ceiling and full bar. Blue Skies is ideal for entertaining and hosting sizable parties, hunt breakfasts & more. You will love the bar and its custom cabinetry, fox & hound drawer pulls, granite counters, bar sink and appliances, including icemaker, wine fridge & dishwasher. The main floor enjoys a more intimate, formal living room; cozy library with built-in cabinetry, lovely dining room, quality kitchen and breakfast room with a built-in wall of cabinetry and surrounding windows on 3 sides for an abundance of natural light. The kitchen is super functional with wide granite counters, side-by-side SubZero refrigerator/freezer and 6-burner Viking range. The main floor also enjoys a full bath, oversized utility closet and a laundry room with a wide & deep stainless steel sink, ideal for cleaning tack or a dog bath. A service pantry has a second refrigerator and more cabinetry for easy access to snacks, supplies & tabletop/party decor.
Take the elevator, front or rear staircase to the private bedrooms on the second level. The primary suite has a spacious bedroom with vaulted ceiling, fabulous light & views; his & her full baths and a closet/dressing room with bespoke cabinetry.
Hosting friends/family/guests for the Horse Shows at Bruce's Field or one of Aiken's Triple Crown events is easy with 3 spacious, ensuite guest bedrooms and closets with California closet systems. A flexible 4th guest bedroom with access to a full bath across the hall is a great space for a home office. A finished attic space offers a ping-pong room, sitting room, bar & ½ bath.
On the opposite side of the concrete-paver parking court are fully equipped guest quarters, a fitness room/studio, 3-bay garage & a separate equipment garage. The property has automatic, remote controlled gates and perimeter-fencing - a combination of landscape and 3-board fencing with no-climb wire to keep pets secured. The 2 ½ acre field on the southside is a perfect setting for a barn, paddocks & arena, or pool, putting green and tennis court --- whatever you desire for your lifestyle!
This well-maintained property has multi-zone HVAC, security, irrigation & sound systems; well for irrigation; termite contract + a whole-house generator. Landscape lighting highlights the magnificent oak trees and creates a stunning evening ambiance.
Blue Skies' location is truly fabulous, walking distance or a golf cart ride to Aiken Polo Club venues, the Aiken Horse Park & just minutes to The Fresh Market, Green Boundary, Fermata and Palmetto Golf Clubs.
With the combination of history, space, condition & location – Blue Skies is an incredible opportunity! Whether you are looking for a seasonal retreat, legacy property, or an amazing full-time residence, we invite you to see this spectacular property in person and the possibilities to enjoy the best of Aiken's Southern charm and sporting lifestyle. • New List Price: $1,950,000.
Saddle Tree Farm New Price
Meander down the mile long driveway - transports you to SaddleTree Farm where wildlife, peace & tranquility awaits you & your steeds! 65 acres of serene blissful nature - live oak trees abound
2016 3 brm, 3.5 bath Herb Witter built STUNNING transitional single floor living at it's finest. 10' - 12' ceilings and near floor to ceiling windows invites the outside IN.
Casual elegance invites you into the ''great room''/entertaining area - open floor concept. Accent fireplace wall, wall of glass overlooking the courtyard & rear patio/overhang. Dining Area / kitchen island embraces your guests & chef's ''interaction''. Stainless high-end appliances include: double/oven, micro & refrigerator. Walk-in pantry and oversized laundry / powder room offers generous storage possibilities. Quality finishes also include: maple hardwood floors. Neutral solid surfaces throughout. Split floor plan. Den / office with fireplace, picture window and walk-in closet.
Generously scaled Owner's Suite with trayed ceiling, picture window, dualling walk-in closets - no sharing necessary! Double vanity, Walk-in shower, bidet & toilet in the WC, soaking tub sized for a KING, or QUEEN! Outdoor shower to boot!
Two guest en-suite bedrooms/baths compliment this wonderful floor plan.
Barn - 2007 built by Heider Builders. 7 (12'x12' +/-) stalls, tack, feed, lounge with kitchenette & 1/2 bath), grooming / vet/farrier station & outdoor wash rack. Significant hay storage. 120' x 200' fenced sand arena, 2 round pens. Two LARGE pastures (7++ac/each) with two oversized run-in sheds. Numerous Shad trees and shaded trail network throughout the property. Surrounded by large tracted horse properties, along Aiken's Banks Mill Equestrian corridor - convenient to MANY venues: Bruce's Field, Hitchcock Woods, PSJ, The Vista & Stable View.
Country Living at it's FINEST! • New List Price: $2,375,000
Township Road Closed
Equestrian or Sportsman's dream. Perched upon 98 endless acres w/utter privacy & panoramic views sits this custom home with numerous architectural & design details as well as intricate millwork throughout. Bright, well appointed kitchen features thermador appliances, lighted cabinets, 9ft island, built-in breakfast area, a keeping room with access to the wrap around porch and the most fabulous pantry and mud room. The owner's suite will stun you with all of the customs finishes, the spa-like bath and the incredible closets! Also located on the main floor is a custom office which could also serve as a 4th BR if needed. The 2nd level has 2 terrific guest rooms, a grand shared bath, and a rec room with saw kerf wood walls. The oversized garage is heated/cooled and the 38 X 64 barn has 16' overhangs on the front and side and 12' on the rear. With beautiful sunsets, double rainbows, turkey, deer and other wildlife, there's no shortage of outdoor recreational opportunities. • List Price: $2,399,900
Kalmia Hills Estate
Exquisite home and property, beyond the brick serpentine wall on the highest point of Kalmia Hills. Live oaks, magnolia trees, and Palmetto trees flank this stately home with exceptional features in and out. A respected local builder's personal home thoughtfully designed to precise specifications. Stunning millwork is evident throughout, setting the stage for gracious entertaining in the generous formal dining with butler pantry and expansive living room. The light filled living room and foyer are enhanced by the two-story deep coffered ceiling. 4 bedrooms ensuite include the magnificent owners bedroom on the main level. Two powder rooms are also on the main level. The large playroom with sink area could easily be converted to a 5th bedroom or an upstairs suite. Finished square footage includes the office or efficiency apartment with full bath above the detached 3-car garage. A rear covered porch and patio with outdoor fireplace overlook a lush backyard, flagstone paths and patio. Even the laundry room is a masterpiece! • List Price: $1,895,000
Edgefield Plantation New Price
Modern farm house on 104 acres! Gorgeous established pasture in Coastal Bermuda hay with cross fencing and water troughs. One of the highest points in the county with rolling pasture offers a stunning vista. Property consists of 5 acre stocked pond (brim and bass), 56/57 acres pasture in cross fencing, 30 acres timber (back 25 acres thinned 1-2 years ago) and a stream borders pasture at back of property and is the beginning of Log Creek. Property also has 2 wells one for house and one for water troughs city water connection at the road. Home has solid wood cabinets in kitchen and laundry room.Formal Dining room, living room with vaulted ceiling, owners suite on main floor with cedar lined walk in closet and large bath with soaking tub and walk in shower. Owners bedroom has doors that open onto the back porch and overlooks the stunning pond view. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Half bath on main floor. Walkout basement (600 sq. ft.) is bar room with beautiful wood walls and wood bar and a half bath. Carport has a work shop/storage space with sink. This home is turn key for a cattle farm! 30 minuets to Aiken and Augusta truly a remarkable property! https://joebailey.photography/81-2-Mile-Dr/idx • List Price: $1,450,000
A SPORTSMAN'S LEGACY - Built in 1937 by Dunbar Bostwick for his young family, SUNNY OAKS was one of the last of the winter estates to be constructed and was originally part of a huge complex covering 120 acres. Included was the Aiken Mile Track and the Bostwick polo field on Powderhouse which provided 6 stables with 89 stalls, training tracks for steeplechase and harness racing, a blacksmith shop, plus boarding facilities for support staff.
A true Renaissance Man, Dunbar was a 1932 graduate of Yale where he distinguished himself as an accomplished ice hockey player. Also a private pilot, he later served on the Army Air Force's planning staff for the Normandy invasion, returning after the war as a Lt. Colonel with a Bronze Star.
His love of breeding, training, and racing standard-bred trotters led him to create facilities promoting a variety of equine activities that could be enjoyed by all of the people in the community. This vision, paired with the generosity of other Winter Colony families, has proved to have a long lasting influence on the popularity and economy of Aiken.
In contrast to the involvement in his varied interests, his home was designed to be a comfortable place to relax with his wife, Electra, their 4 daughters, his large extended family, and many friends & business associates. It's exterior design is a simplified Georgian style...traditional brick exterior featuring symmetrical windows, shutters, columns, and dormers. Classic proportions are seen throughout the interior spaces with high ceilings, a wide entry hall, a gracefully curved floating staircase, generously sized rooms with a total of 5 fireplaces, and extensive crown and other decorative molding. In addition to light from the many full length windows and doors, there are 4 large skylights and 7 barrel shaped dormers that provide light to the upper level throughout the day.
Within the living space are 5 large suites: one on the main level for guests; upper level with a dressing room and seperate his & hers baths for the owner, plus 3 additional ones for family or guests. There are also 5 smaller rooms that could be utilized as a nanny's suite, a home office, an exercise room, or for seasonal storage. A second staircase leads from this area down to the kitchen/ laundry area.
Other features include: a covered patio off the LR that overlooks the expansive back yard; a covered side porch off the kitchen; a concrete partial basement/workshop/wine cellar/storage area with interior and exterior access; a simple 14' X18' greenhouse structure; and a 2 room playhouse/studio with a fireplace and water.service. (Both need some work).
Dunbar sold the property in 1965 to Burt Poston, a young local attorney, and for the past 57 years, 3 more generations have been nurtured within it's strong walls. With the exception of the kitchen, which was renovated and enlarged in 2018, the Postons chose to retain most of the original fixtures and finishes as an homage to the home's historical significance. Part of the enchantment of the house is to imagine all the interesting and influential people who may have visited and had a positive influence on Aiken, so that the generous contributions of the Bostwick family will carry on into the future. • List Price: $2,425,000
Five stars all the way around for Barb. Her work ethic and knowledge are exemplary. She helped us sell our farm, attending every showing personally, along with navigating and negotiating several stressful events with an unwavering calm. During a market with a remarkably low inventory, she patiently found and showed us property, after property, AFTER PROPERTY, never questioning our ever changing search criteria. Her diligence and patience paid off, as we are now living in a wonderful new home in a great neighborhood. We are very grateful for everything she did for us!