|Home area||3,636 sqft|
|Lot Area||2.5 acres|
An Exclusive Christie’s International Property Enchantment and grace of a bygone era await you at the 18th century Nicholls-Crook House. Originally constructed in 1793 and now a showpiece remnant of a vibrant 1000 acre cotton plantation. Architecturally a blend of Federal and Georgian styles, the home has been beautifully restored with modern conveniences, all while keeping with period authenticity. Nicholls-Crook spans 2.25 acres overlooking the Three Pines Country Club Golf Course. Out on the grounds of the property, your senses will be delighted as you meander through mature, master planned gardens and lush landscaping. The objective was to create a period-appropriate landscape that could be easily maintained, and the result was a great success. Features of the design include a boxwood-parterre garden within the open-work brick wall; a more informal terrace off the kitchen that backs up to another boxwood parterre; an herb garden; a pergola in the rear; and a “secret” camellia garden down a meandering path behind a tall hedge. The low stone wall in the front between the large boxwoods that flank the circular drive is typical of up-country plantations, creating a more level planting area. Descendants of daffodils planted nearly a century ago still bloom in the spring. Towering pecan, oak, and hickory trees (including one of the largest pecan trees in the state) create a shaded, almost park-like setting. To keep everything nice and green, a 500+ foot well was dug for the new irrigation system. The garden also includes period-appropriate hand wrought gates by renowned, southern sculptor Berry Bate of Asheville, North Carolina, as well as Berry’s inspired design for a hand-crafted metal sculpture designed like roots to raise and cradle the pre-historic petroglyph found on the plantation. The landscape lighting includes three “moon” lights high in the big pecan tree over the boxwood court yard and the petroglyph sculpture garden. Once inside, you’ll find impeccable attention to detail. The abundant charm and character can make one believe they are living amongst the pages of a magazine. The house consists of three floors and a basement and features six majestic fireplaces. The first floor consists of a formal living room, library, powder room, open tavern style kitchen and dining room and a main level master. French doors off the master suite lead to a private porch that overlooks an enchanting courtyard defined by an open work brick wall. Ascending the handcrafted staircase, you’ll find two gracious bedrooms on the second floor and a versatile open third floor. Third floor “attic” makes for great over-flow and an office/study or craft room. It has it’s own renovated upscale bath. The basement is easily accessible from the kitchen and features a cozy fireplace. Potential to be a charming man cave or wine cellar. Top it all off with a new architectural roof in 2017 with transferrable warranties. Nicholls-Crook is centrally located in the robust and thriving upstate of South Carolina. Settled between the rapidly expanding cities of Greenville and Spartanburg. A short drive from BMW and the Greenville Spartanburg airport with easy access to the two main interstates. Take advantage of superb schools, low taxes and space without being on top of your neighbor and stuck in traffic all day. The Nicholls-Crook House presents a rare opportunity to become the new custodian of one of the upstates most prized historical possessions. Inquire for more details and feature sheet.