Bordeaux Hall c.1830-1859
(National Registry of Historic Places)
Nestled in a PRIVATE park-like setting minutes from Lake Strom Thurmond, Savannah lakes golf communities, and Hickory Knob State Park. this beautiful Greek Revival, Bordeaux Hall, with towering columns and gorgeous grounds of oaks, massive magnolias , box woods, roses and gurgling fountains bring back the genteel Southern Charm of a by gone era.
The home of Dr. John Albert Gibert (Grandnephew of the leader of the French Huguenots who settled New Bordeaux) was begun c. 1859, The Gilbert house is particularly unusual since it was built immediately after the Civil War at the height of Reconstruction.The home experienced interruption by the War Between the States, yet went on to completion immediately following the war. Construction of this magnitude were uncommon since most local economies were considered depressed.
Architect William Henry Jones of Atlanta (Also Designed Long Cane Presbyterian & Ivey Gates Plantation) designed this magnificent home for which timber was cut from the forest of the Gibert Plantation. The architecture is classic revival with four large white columns on the front. Lore has it that 3000 bricks (made on the plantation) were used in each column.
The home is significant as an example of an elaborated upcountry Carolina I- House embellished with Greek Revival style.
In the 1830s when it was an I-House the home was documented is being named “Dry-Slope”
It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The main home has been lovingly and painstakingly completely renovated to U.S. Department of the Interior standards.
The home has center hall with double entry doors front and rear. There is formal parlor, formal dining with wonderful hand painted mural, den, kitchen, bath and bedroom on the main level with two bedrooms and one bath on the second level and balcony overlooking the grounds. Beautiful chandeliers adorn and there are fireplaces in most every room. Large windows bring in natural light and lovely pine floors glisten. Tall ceilings, random width heart of pine floors, exquisite light fixtures, seven (7) fireplaces and verandas grace EVERY side of the home!
Side and rear porches provide wonderful space for outdoor living and peaceful enjoyment of the gardens and nature in its purest form. Winding Brick and rock walkways, original well house and garden shed all add to the ambiance of this marvelous Southern home and grounds where many have strolled.
There is also a new Carriage house loft with 2 car garage on the grounds with comfortable apartment above which can be used as Guest Quarters or additional income as does the current owner.
This is truly a ONE OF A KIND… MUST SEE Historic property!
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OFFERED at $675,000