Chelsea Plantation Comes to Market for $32.775 Million
The Wall Street Journal reports the listing of the Jasper County plantation owned by the heirs of the Marshall Field family and the Doubleday family. Located between Charleston and Savannah, 5,892-acre Chelsea Plantation was established in the early 1800s and evolved into a hunting ground complete with duck ponds, a dove field, and quail courses. In 1937, it was acquired by Marshall Field III from the Chelsea Hunting Club. Field commissioned Albert Simons and Samuel Lapham of Charleston to design a 7,700-square-foot main house with six bedrooms on a peninsula at the end of a long oak-lined drive. Nelson Doubleday Jr. bought a 43.75% share in the plantation in 1994 and built a 3,300-square-foot, three-bedroom house. His death last year led to the listing of the property, which also includes a manager’s house, eight workmen’s houses, stables, a farm office, and equipment sheds. Of note is that the 43.75% Doubleday interest might also be available separately. Chip Hall of Plantation Services has the listing.
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