Southland Place, Nemmine Island
Price reduced yesterday, any reasonable offer considered
· Ocean views
· Private estate location
· Historic building
· Tax band: D
Thought to have been built in the late 1830s by Jefferson Calhoun, a rice plantation owner and veteran of the Confederacy, Westlake & Wright real estate agents are thrilled to present this historic four-bedroom property in one of the most desirable and prestigious locations on Nemmine Island, off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. The estate has stood empty since an unexpected fire ravaged the crops and outbuildings. Despite the unsavoury reputation of the original owner and the land’s troublesome history, this historic property comes with a wealth of benefits, most notably an original clock tower with lightning conductor. While the stable and slave cabins burned down over a century ago, this is a unique opportunity to acquire a piece of history. Call Westlake & Wright today for your accompanied viewing or read below to learn more!
Note: This is a remote location and not within range of schools, train stations, or emergency responders.
Access this stunning gated property using the original keys to open intricate ironwork gates. As they close solidly behind you, experience the sense of security that no one else will be able to enter afterward. A private driveway entrance lined with mature pine trees guides you to a large paved plot for multiple vehicles. The home’s ornate wooden front door is carved with intriguing ethnic markings and leads you to:
Two sash windows to front and two to rear allow plenty of moonlight to enter, illuminating elegant platinum-hued marble countertops that make the ritual of preparing dinners a delight. Range/oven combo with smoke extractor to whisk away unpleasant smells. Tiled flooring and half-tiled walls for ease of cleaning. Inset black porcelain sink hides stains. Radiator. Integrated fridge freezer. Dishwasher. Plentiful sockets to connect your electronics, though cellular reception is spotty due to lead and copper in walls and foundation. Swinging door to:
Sash window to rear. Sockets. Try as we might, we have been unable to keep the antique Georgian desk of the previous owner from this room. Even after multiple removals, it continues to return to its pride of place here, overlooking what was once the stables. Made of beautiful mahogany and carved with lion heads on the pull drawers, it will continue to bring an air of gravitas to this room. Visitors will notice whiffs of pipe tobacco and Scotch whiskey follows them to:
Stairs to upper floor. Storage cupboard under stairs remains locked, despite our best efforts. Previous owners have stated they’ve found the cupboard standing open from time to time. Doors to:
Downstairs powder room
Frosted window to front ensures privacy. Commode. Sink. Mirror reflects images of white moths trapped within its surface; our exterminator has assured us the property is free of insects.
Open wood-burning fireplace. Double-glazed French doors to backyard overlooking family cemetery. Room for twelve-seater table and chairs, although we recommend not having any empty places when dining as they could be seen as an invitation for unwelcome guests. Sliding door to:
This spacious room can be utilized in a variety of ways — dance studio, gym, art workspace, children’s daycare/playroom are only a few ideas. Access to boiler keeps this room warmer than others. Separate entrance to main home allows for concealed entry and exit. It’s said this was the previous owner’s wife’s favorite room and she stayed in it for weeks at a time. Scratches and gouges in the walls can be filled with spackle or covered with wallpaper. Sliding glass door into living room. Door to:
Double-glazed French doors to backyard. Feature brick fireplace. Wooden beamed ceiling, which creaks as if bearing a load. Television point. Bar area.
Access to attic via hatch and descending wooden ladder. We recommend ignoring this (please, ignore this) and instead focusing on doors leading to:
Vinyl flooring. Storage cupboard. Fully tiled walls. Frosted glass in window provides privacy while bathing but may give the erroneous sense of movement behind it. There is nothing there. Bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Separate fully tiled shower unit. Heated chrome towel rail. Source of heat unknown.
Single sash window to front. Walk-in closet. View of pine trees surrounding cemetery that some visitors to property have deemed “comforting, yet deeply sad.” This room offers a clear view of what were once plentiful cabins.
Double windows. Closet. Fireplace. This room is colder than the others as the fire will not stay lit. Ocean view. We can assure the purchaser that the cries heard here are those of seagulls, not children.
A window to side and one to rear, the latter of with an ocean view. Built-in wardrobe and vanity. This room has been carpeted to cover darkened stains that have marred the stunning hardwood floors.
Side window, partially boarded up. Picture rail. We have been informed that the portrait hanging in the middle of the picture rail is of the original owner. When the portrait is removed, an identical image emerges from the wallpaper. Therefore, we suggest this stately artwork remain in situ. Bedroom additionally looks out to:
Patio area for entertainment or enjoying your solitude. Stunning landscaped gardens with lifelike statues. Array of mature trees and shrubs restrict their movement and prevent them from leaving the grounds.
Westlake & Wright make no guarantee as to the accuracy or completeness of this listing, and we as agents have no control over the content. The information was provided by a descendant of the original owner and is maintained in anonymity by Westlake & Wright. Please contact our agency with any questions or to arrange a viewing. Please do not visit the property on your own. Please.