Originally built by Col. James Monroe Smith in 1863 and occupied by him until 1950 this historic plantation house was completely renovated in 2012. You enter the property through the hand forged gate, parking next to your former water tower with copper roof. With 20 exterior doors leading onto wide, wooden, covered porches you can look over the fields and watch a sunset, sunrise, look at the stars or lean back in the rocker and listen to the sound of the rain hitting your metal roof. The interior holds many surprises, an original safe, rumored to have held Confederate gold but now a pantry, a working well with bucket and water as sweet and pure as the day it was dug, 150 year old French leaded glass folding doors open into the library, an Egyptian tub, stair rails made from hand carved axe handles or 200 year old Egyptian hand forged metal, installed in honor of the 1890 visit of the Egyptian Pasha. The floors are wide wood plank, the bead board is original, and the chandeliers are beautiful. The 11 interior and 1 exterior fireplaces have the original mantels, although some have been converted to gas. Col Smith's original bedroom is to your right off the entry hall and leads into the large bathroom with round tub and separate shower. The wide hall leads to a great room, with fireplace, and has held over 60 guests. The interior doors are solid wood, many with leaded glass. The plantation kitchen has windows opening into the great room and comes complete with two large pantries, one the forementioned safe, a well room, and laundry room. Their are two staircases leading up to a large hall, three bedrooms and one master bedroom, all with their own fireplaces, large closets, and access to a porch. The large master bedroom also has coffered ceilings and the master bath has double sinks, a separate shower and tub, and a bidet. There is a media/rec room on the third floor. This historic home also has a finished basement with fireplace, bathroom, kitchen, and bathroom. There is a guest cottage with kitchen, fireplace, and porch. And fig, peach, and pear trees for spring blooms and fall fruit. Step back into time with a house that, itself, is a masterpiece. Restored beautifully, this home can be yours to cherish, can be perfect for large events with a field of parking, or as a B&B. Nothing like this along with so much history.
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