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.
"Trout Walk Cottage"
Trout Walk Cottage is a stunning, singular property on 8.64 acres, nestled among three iconic Aiken equestrian venues, the Aiken Training Track, Bruce's Field & the Aiken Steeplechase. Built in 1917, and completely renovated & expanded in 2011, the historic home offers unparalleled charm, modern comforts, magnificent tree canopies and gorgeous views. Features include custom cabinetry, heart pine floors, Wolf & SubZero appliances; security, sound & entertainment systems. Guest house offers two 2 bedroom/full bath suites & private porches overlooking gardens & the heated, saltwater gunite pool. For the horse & rider, the property has an 8-stall center-aisle barn with tack & feed rooms, laundry, 4 fenced paddocks in established grass as well as access to the sandy/clay roads of Aiken's Horse District. Other amenities: a detached 2-bay garage/carriage storage building; raised garden beds; lush landscape & perimeter fencing w/gated entry.
An enchanting setting for the ultimate Aiken life! $2,900,000.
"Henley House South"
Henley House South. Timeless Elegance in the Heart of Aiken's Historic District. Circa 1917 Fully Restored Winter Colony luxury estate on 5.62 private acres. Property adjacent to Palmetto Golf Club. Residents ride their horses the Hitchcock Woods without crossing busy roads. This iconic 7200 sqft residence has 5 BDRMS; 7.5 BTHS; separate staff apartment. Formal living room and dining rooms look over expansive rear patio for outdoor entertaining w/views of landscaped grounds. Gourmet Kitchen has breakfast NOOK; butler's pantry. Paneled library with access to atrium w/ indoor swimming pool. Converted Carriage House has an elegant 2 BDRM 1 BTH guest apartment; 2 car garage w/ 1 BDRM 1 BTH Groom's apartment. The stable has large stalls, feed room, tack room, wash stall and ample storage for hay and bedding .5 large grass paddocks and flat grass fenced jump/dressage arena. The property is fully perimeter fenced for dogs & horses. It is gated w/2 automatic, gated entrances for house & barn. $2,500,000.
Beautifully restored Neoclassical 1901 residence in Aiken's Historic Winter Colony district has 8 bedrooms, 9 baths/2 half baths, and 10 fireplaces on 3 finished levels. Encompassing over 10,000 square feet, Sandhurst features high ceilings, elegant wainscoting and millwork, original heart of pine floors, and magnificent architectural details. The home has had many updates, including new kitchen, new built-ins throughout, all new landscaping and in-ground pool. Set on just over 5 acres adjacent to Hopelands Gardens and Hitchcock Woods. with private deeded riding easement to Hitchcock Woods, Aiken's 2200 acre riding reserve. 5 stall barn with wash stall and tack room. $2,495,000.
The Balcony is a timeless historic seven-bedroom six-bath renovated equestrian estate. The 5.82-acre estate is enclosed by a tall handsome masonry wall with two gated entrances and a third manual gate. Large rooms, 10-ft ceilings, elegant fluted woodwork, dental molding. French doors lead to several balconies and terraces. The large modern kitchen is fully appointed with butler's pantry, food pantry, and silver safe. A stunning formal dining room and separate family dining quarters. Plenty of rooms to serve as offices, play room, or home gym. The guest house has 3 bedrooms & 1.5 bathrooms. 18-stall barn features a groom's quarters with kitchenette and full bath, three tack rooms, hay loft, feed room & 6-door barn garage. Lovely gardens and lawns designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman surround the gunite swimming pool with stairway, built-in cleaning system, and 8 beautiful fountains. School assignments and house/room sizes are approximate; Buyer should verify for themselves. $2,450,000.
KISNER OAKS – Once in a rare while, an exceptional home such as this will appear on the market. Privately situated behind brick serpentine wall, surrounded by live oaks, and set on the highest point in KALMIA HILLS. Builders home, built to demanding specifications for his family’s enjoyment. Offers 4 bedroom ensuite, 3 powder rooms. Cathedral height foyer features curved staircase. Maple paneled study with Hitchcock ceiling. Living room, bathed in natural light with inviting hearth, opens to covered porch, and veranda with outdoor fireplace. Chef's . kitchen, two islands, custom cast stone hood above gas cook top, Dacor appliances, opens to family room featuring walls of windows. Grand dining hall with adjacent gallery including wet bar and butler’s pantry. Brick portico. Three-car garage with guest quarters. $1,775,000.
"Fox Pond Estate"
This superb, turnkey equestrian property is privately situated just 15 minutes from town, perfect for enjoying Aiken, South Carolina’s southern charm and sporting tradition. This farm offers 90 acres of beautifully maintained pasture, hay fields, riding trails and access to an adjacent 142+ acres of Conservancy land. The 2009-built stable was well-designed for owner, trainer & horses with 8 stalls, grooming/wash stalls, medical stall, tack room/office and spacious room for carriage storage or living quarters. You can train in the Conversancy dressage field, gallop to the top of the hay field, work the driving hazards & cooldown on your wooded riding trails. The inviting rustic 3-bedroom home has a nearby in-ground pool, enjoys a tranquil pond view & can serve an owner or farm manager's needs. Equipment storage/workshop; vegetable garden & chicken coop. Beautiful, functional & well-located, this farm has it all with easy access to Aiken's premier polo, eventing, driving & show venues. $1,610,000.
Built by Eulalie Salley in 1928, this 6593 square foot Dutch Colonial home with spacious living areas boasts 7 bedrooms, 7 full baths and 2 half baths. High ceilings and gorgeous hand-crafted plaster moldings throughout. Charming 2 bedroom guest house with Pub/Games room below with fanciful painted ceiling that is not to be missed. Large in-ground pool surrounded by lush gardens have been carefully preserved throughout the years. Other buildings on this 2 acre estate include a child’s play house, bicycle storage and maintenance shed. Seven fireplaces - 4 are gas, 3 are wood-burning. Fresh paint in several rooms. Secret secure storage closets on dedicated alarm system. Upstairs laundry chute direct to laundry room & dumbwaiter. Walk-in cedar closet. Brick-walled courtyard and wall built with batten brick from Savannah. Prime location close to downtown, Palmetto Golf Club and south side restaurants. $745,000.
"One Acre Farm"
Historic Estate Circa 1895. The 20x30 dining room by Willis Irving and the extensive kitchen wing were huge additions to the home. Recently modified with complete upgrades, includes kitchen, breakfast, mudroom and wet bar which was servant kitchen. Guest house with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and living room was the original stables. Beautiful gardens are shaded by massive magnolia trees, Camilla and Cedars, with lush gardens off the patio. Pool with access to guest quarters. $1,595,000.