Historic South Carolina manor asks $21 million

A recently restored historical home on South Carolina’s Kiawah island has recently gone on the market with a listing price of $21 million. This home, first built by a veteran of the Revolutionary War, now boasts a whole suite of modern amenities in addition to its historical value.

The home was first build sometime around 1800 by Arnoldus Vanderhorst. He had been a colonel on the American side in the Revolutionary War. Accordingly, the British army actually burnt down the original home built on the property. He constructed the current home after the war and later went on to become the governor of South Carolina.

More recently, the home has been restored by a development group. Central to the project were five siblings of the Darby family, who are very active in Kiawah Island real estate. Due to the shifts of 2020, real estate on this small island near Charleston, SC has taken off. In 2020, the total value of homes sold on the island increased 169% over 2019 to a total of $807 million.

The main manor is around 6,800 square feet and has six bedrooms. In fitting with the style of the early 1800s, the home has a capacious entrance hall and a large fireplace in the formal dining room.

The house is built on a 16-acre property. Prior to being purchased by the Darby family, no one had lived there for over a century, although it was a popular tourist spot.

The Darby siblings made extensive renovations to both the main lodge and the property as a whole. It maintains a classic, formal feel in the spirit of the home’s history, but still has all new fixtures and amenities.

In addition to renovating the manor, the Darbys also added an additional, much more casual and modern structure to the property. The “creek house” contains several bars, a grill, and a rec room, making it the perfect space for entertaining. The construction and renovation cost an estimated $7 million.

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