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.
Ashton Head Farm
'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
Nestled on 5+ acres within the beautiful, gated community of Kings Ridge, 396 Sorrell Red Court is built for entertaining and ultimate, staycation style living. Get ready to enjoy superb interior spaces and 5-star resort-style amenities!
This stunning home offers 3-levels of casual and elegant living space. Step inside from the spacious front porch to the natural light from the windows in the double-height foyer and Great Room with built-in cabinetry on either side of the handsome fireplace. A fabulous kitchen has a bounty of cabinetry / pantry storage; coffee bar & stainless appliances, including double ovens and a gas cooktop. Multiple options for dining include the front dining room, kitchen snack bar and breakfast room. The main floor primary suite is a private haven with a spacious, serene bath and room-size closet with custom built-ins. Main level rooms have easy access to a covered terrace and screened porch, ideal for enjoying the morning sunrise and views across the gorgeous grounds, pool and woodlands beyond. Second level living includes a second primary suite, 2 additional bedrooms & large bonus room that also can serve as a bedroom suite. Gather friends and family for 'game night' in the lower level family room with adjoining kitchen or for 'movie night' in your personal home theater equipped with comfy chairs & plenty of space for a 'sleepover' party. The lower level also enjoys a full bedroom, expansive storage/craft room and full bath with newly tiled walk-in shower, accessible from the pool terrace.
Outside you can relax to the sound of the 3-tier waterfalls by the heated saltwater pool that features impressive stonework with steps to a water slide, jumping rock, an aggregate rock bottom, zero entry ''beach'' entrance and attached spa. The outdoor entertainment pavilion enjoys a 7 seat, granite bar area with flat screen; built-in refrigerators, RecTeq grill and dining area as well as a covered living room with fireplace. Just beyond you will find a lighted, multi-sport court, perfect for basketball, tennis, pickle, volleyball or your morning workout! For a different experience, have a family picnic in the back pasture and woodland beyond, ready for your raised gardens and/or the addition of equestrian amenities.
Functional details: 2 tankless water heaters; garage with epoxied floors, auto lift & wonderful built-in cabinet storage; multi-zone irrigation system; 5 HP well. A full list of property details and improvements is available.
Kings Ridge is a private community of estate homes on Aiken's southside, an easy drive to Aiken's charming downtown, SRS, North Augusta, Augusta, GA and Ft. Gordon. Amenities include an elegant landscaped entrance with gated, keypad entry for guests; riding trails and arena + a waterfront entertaining pavilion.
This exceptional trophy estate will appeal to all generations and interests – movie buffs, gourmets, wellness enthusiasts and casual & competitive athletes. Come explore the possibilities for your ultimate Southern, sporting life property! • List Price: $1,600,000
Old Greentree Stables
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
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: $1,450,000
Edisto Farms is an exceptional property that offers a total of 3 homes. The Edisto River runs through the center for approximately 4 miles, of which 2 miles is owned on both sides of the river. Bull's Branch runs approximately two miles through the property. Several other creeks arise on or near the farm. There are 14 ponds, one of which is 26 acres. Fishing galore! 2.7 M in timber. Approximately 150 acres in fields. Horse stables and pole barn with run in shed and equipment aisles. Main house is 3400 sq. ft. and 524 garage. Interior is open design with beamed great room with fireplace. There is a walk in gun safe. large deck wraps around back of home and overlooks 3 ponds. Gunite unground pool. Outbuildings include a wood shed/machine shop, a second wood shed and two bay machine shed. Clubhouse is 2100 sq. ft. built in sections between 1956-1970. One side is late open living room with fireplace, dining area and kitchen with 1/2 bath and laundry area. Connect by a large screened breezeway with outdoor fireplace to the South end with 3 bedrooms, each with a full bath. One bedroom includes a fireplace. All bedrooms have new (within 5 years) HVAC units. Outbuilding includes well pump room, two addition storage rooms and a fish cleaning area. Adjacent are above ground farm diesel tanks. Manager home at the top of the hill over looking the valley. It has 3 bedrooms 2 baths and a utility room. Open living room with wood burning stove adjoins the dining area and kitchen. HVAC was installed in 2021. fenced yard and other outbuildings. Each home has its own well.
After looking at 14 Carolinas properties in 6 days, the present owners drove in the driveway, looked out over the valley of Edisto Farm, and said to each ''that's it''. It was the contiguous acreage and large size they were looking for, and it is theirs to this day.
Edisto Farm is a spectacular property that caters to a wide variety of interests. Do you have horses? The farm begins with an old fashioned pole barn with 5 stalls, central hay aisle and double farm equipment aisles, plus a run in shed and pasture acreage. Miles of trails run up hill and down dale to leg up your horses. Gallop across 150 acres of fields. A gravel bottom ford crosses the Edisto River. And sandy soil offers various jump or dressage ring sites.
Are you hunter? There is large population of deer, including trophy bucks. Turkey in the spring, dove and quail in the fall offer wing shooting. The pond below the main house has been managed for ducks, though more recently it has ben managed for rare wood storks. For the bird watcher, the surrounding flood plain is a haven for neotropical migrants and nesting warblers.
As for Fishing the Big Pond offers bass to 10 pounds and there are crappies in most of the other ponds.
If history is an interest, Native American artifacts has been found dating back some 12,000 years. A small monument marks the original 1831 site of a local church. A family cemetery dates to the Ware between the States. There is an old mill pond in the Northeast corner. Another name is ''Bootleg Hollow''. This begs for a family legacy or Garden and Gun hunting style venue.
**The adjacent property at 1469 Old Four Notch is being sold with 2 homes, commercial greenhouse, pond with dock, stables with 8 stalls, washroom and tack room on 26.68 acres and is located in the center of the property. $840,000.00 So total acreage with both properties is 2330 +/-. This home has recent updates and is listed as MLS 204191. • List Price: $12,160,000
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: $1,950,000
Glenarvon Farm Price Change
Glenarvon Farm - one step onto the lush grounds of this meticulously landscaped horticultural paradise and you realize this is NOT your garden variety equestrian estate. Perfectly planted magnolias, crepe myrtles, and azaleas that rival The Augusta National are the first to greet you at this breath-taking 20 acre farm in Aiken's Chime Bell Chase Equestrian Community.
The posh resort feel continues as you skip up the river rocks into the lodge-like interior that channels the most luxurious of rustic retreats. In addition to the gourmet kitchen and spa bathrooms, heart pine floors, soaring ceilings, hand hewn beams, and floor to ceiling stone fireplaces melt away any stress while walls of windows give a glimpse of the day's activities.
Care for a barbeque by the pool - new curtained pavilion with grill and kitchenette, schooling in the arena, or a trail ride with a neighbor through the development? An 8 stall barn (6 of which are 14' x 14' with comfort mats) worthy of Garden & Gun cover features Big Ass Fans, a lavish tongue & groove tack room with half bath and W & D, wash-rack, and storage galore, plus a luxurious one bedroom apartment for your pampered guests or groom.
All grounds, paddocks (4 total all with run-in sheds & auto waterers) and arena (GGT, 140' x 220' +/-) are fully irrigated and a 3 car garage offers plenty of room for your toys, tractors, hay supply and grounds-keeping needs.
Don't wait, Equestrians, nature enthusiasts or green thumbs! This estate will be picked SOON!
* MLS #203510 has continuous 10 acres separate parcel available for $475,000.
Both MLS#202839 and #203510 can be combined to have total of $3,250,000.
HOME MUST SELL before separate land can be sold. • List Price: $2,750,000
Blue Skies New Price
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
Bella Vista Farm Under Contract
Bella Vista Farm. No HOA! A RARE OPPORTUNITY to own location, acreage, privacy, and move-in ready, a luxury equestrian farm in the heart of Aiken, South Carolina -the Sporting Capital of the Southeast, an internationally acclaimed equine community. This multidisciplinary property sits in the heart of horse country; it is suited to any discipline; polo, eventing, hunter /jumper, dressage, reining, cutting, and western pleasure with easy access to popular eventing training /competition facilities: Paradise Farm, The Vista Training Ctr, Jumping Branch Farm and Full Gallop Farm. It's close to Downtown Aiken's restaurants and shopping and easy access to the celebrated Aiken Horse Park Aka Bruce's Field and Stable View where eventers, hunters / jumpers, and dressage riders train and compete 12 months of the year. The exceptional custom-built 6 stall Center Aisle Barn has rubber pavers, Classic Equine 14''x14''matted stalls / automatic waters, climate-controlled paneled office, stunning tack room and laundry with .5 bath, large feed room with room for hay, 2 interior wash /grooming stalls,1 exterior wash stall. The barn has inviting front and rear covered patios. Farm amenities boast a round pen, irrigated sand dressage/jump arena, 7 large grass pastures, with water, including a grass gallop corridor,4 run-in sheds, equipment storage buildings, a 655 sf 1 bedroom1 bath guest cottage, and a 2057 sf designer built attached (2 ensuite bedrooms/2baths) owners' residence with a spacious outdoor entertaining patio with built-in grill overlooking the serenity of Shaws Fork Valley. Sip your morning coffee and cocktails at sunset, while your horses graze nearby. Fencing is combination of 3 boards and single board no climb wire. This exquisite retreat is situated inside 67.82 perimeter fenced acres of lush, established grass in Aiken's sought-after 302 equestrian corridor The property is under a Conservation Easement which means the property cannot be subdivided; but permits the development of additional equestrian amenities i.e.: barns, paddocks, fencing, run-sheds, jump fields, training gallop track, polo field, etc. There is a 2.87-acre ''bubble'' within the property that is NOT impacted by the easement where an unrestricted residence and amenities may be built. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Make the most of it. Ask Agent about Farm equipment and furniture for sale
All furniture on back porch will convey with sale. (The white whicker will NOT convey) If Square Footage, Schools, or Acreage are important, the buyer to verify. Agent is related to seller. • List Price: $1,800,000
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
Mallet Farm Under Contract
This exquisite turn key property is the ideal retreat for your equine athletes. 66+/- acres of meticulously maintained and completely usable established terrain make this the ideal spot for your next home. Centrally located single story main residence. Custom 18 stall barn w/ 2 tackrooms, lounge w/ full bath, wash stall, tongue & groove. Exercise track and irrigated world class polo field. Addt’l 10 stall barn with 2 efficiencies. Round pen. Duplex w/ 2bd/2ba and 1bd/1ba apartments. 3bd/2ba mobile home. Entire property designed to run effortlessly and smoothly. • List Price: $2,200,000
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
La Folie Price Reduced/Under Contract
Spectacularly chic, top-to-bottom renovation found in this historic home and guest cottage, known as La Folie, just steps to The Willcox and the charming shops & restaurants of downtown Aiken. This main residence dates to 1890, possibly earlier, and offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths with beautiful and comfortable living spaces.
A separate guest cottage offers an additional 1 or 2 bedrooms, full bath, kitchen and laundry.
Completely renovated in 2004/5, you will find thoughtful color, lighting and design details enhance the restored interior to truly distinguish this home.
Walk inside from the expansive front porch to find flexible, open living and dining rooms, with high ceilings and heartpine floors, ideal for both intimate and large-scale entertaining. The stunning kitchen is a showstopper and central to all the home's living spaces. You will love the handsome custom cabinetry, bespoke hardware, integrated appliances and gorgeous Brazilian quartzite counters. The kitchen is a cook's dream with 2 sinks, island with built-in cutting board, Viking range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine cooler. Just beyond the adjoining breakfast area is a walk-in pantry for both culinary and tabletop accessories.
The main floor also enjoys a spacious library/TV room with beautifully crafted built-in shelving and a handsome, custom paneled den with full size bar.
Take the front staircase to the second level and find the multi-room primary bedroom suite.
The bedroom incorporates 2 rooms open to each other to create both a sleeping and lounge spaces. The luxurious bath includes 2 separate vanities, a clawfoot tub and walk-in tile shower with rich finishes. The walk-in & around closet is room-sized with built-in closet system as well.
On the second level are two separate guest bedrooms, one with custom, built-in cabinetry and sitting area. These bedrooms share a lovely bath with gorgeous tile detail and glass-enclosed shower.
For house parties and guests, there is an adorable, fully equipped guest cottage. With a full bath, kitchen and washer/dryer, your guests can enjoy all of the comforts of home. Guest cottage offers 1 or 2 bedrooms depending on your needs and is ideal as an AirBnB, seasonal or long-term rental.
Outdoors is to be enjoyed in Aiken and there are plenty of opportunities to do so at La Folie Enjoy coffee on the screened porch, lounging on the rear terrace or entertaining on the home's front and side porches. A garden shed keeps essential yard implements stored safely and a wide, gravel parking court offers off-street parking for up to 4 vehicles.
Nuts & Bolts include a 5-zone, 3-unit HVAC system; dedicated 50 gallon water heater for primary bath and 100 gallon water heater for the balance of the home.
Less than a half block to The Willcox, a short walk to downtown, the library and Hitchcock Woods, La Folie at 320 Newberry Street is a stunning venue for your Aiken lifestyle.
• List Price: $995,000
Southern Living Under Contract
Southern Living at it best! FIRST time on the market, this custom brick stunner has it all! Two story foyer opens to formal LR, DR and office (could be 5th BR) and leads into the family room with FP and access to the new back deck that overlooks the pool. Kitchen has new stainless appl, granite with tile backsplash, custom cabinets, island, walk-in pantry, eat-up bar and sunny breakfast room. Just beyond the kitchen is the powder room and the super laundry/sewing/hobby room with tons of cabinets and two windows. The master suite offers his/her walk-in closets, double sinks, tub, separate shower, extra built-in storage, and water closet. All of the main floor living is hardwood floors or tile. Located upstairs are two bedrooms with jack-n-jill bath, an ensuite with jetted tub, make-up vanity and walk-in closet. There's also a lofted are & a walk-in storage room that could be converted into another bedroom. The LL houses a great game room, dry bar, half bath, and opens to the lower (epoxy) patio (access to the pool) and workshop that is heated and cooled. The pebble (gunite) pool is very well lit at night and has a hot tub, cool decking, a covered cabana with pool storage, and the pump is behind the solid panel fence. Just left of the pool is a wonderful flat ''soccer field'' recreation area that makes a wonderful spot for a reception or outdoor dinner party with a back-drop of woods. The 3-car garage houses the sprinkler system and the dog fence controls and offers built-in, organized storage. Other noted features include plantation shutters, touch light switches, heavy molding, HVAC 5 yrs, drive-in tractor storage under deck, vapior barrier with clean, dry walk-in storage under house, two water heaters, well pump (3 yrs old), gas line plumbed for grill, pool is salk-water with cartridges, horse-friendly neighborhood, property line goes down to the pond and County taxes only!!! • New List Price: $899,000
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!