Architectural Gem at Bonny Hall Featured on the Front Cover of LHM Charleston and the Lowcountry Issue 7.3
Yemassee, SC – June 7, 2021 – Privacy abounds at Bonny Hall, a stately, Georgian-style c.1897 architectural gem located in Beaufort County, SC. As you enter the private, gated 86± acre property, an umbrella of majestic, century-old live oaks guides you to an exposed brick courtyard surrounded by mature, lush landscaping. A dual-stone staircase leads you to a pedimented front door and impressive interiors. Graced with extensive original millwork, soaring ceilings and antique mantels, both formal and less-formal rooms offer places to socialize, work, read, enjoy a glass of vintage wine and gather with friends and family. Five beautifully appointed bedrooms with four-poster beds, antique furniture and en suite bathrooms provide elegant and ample accommodations. Complementing the historic main home, two fully renovated, charming guest cottages can house additional friends and family, each with its own living room, working fireplaces, and kitchens.
The gardens and landscaping at Bonny Hall take your breath away. Umberto Innocenti, famed Long Island landscape architect, designed the walled garden to the right of the house in the 1930s which features twelve-foot gates, parterres, specimen camellias, towering live oaks and terra cotta sculptures. Pass by the fountain and make your way to the rose garden which concludes with a tea table and chairs nestled among a live oak and camellias. Pick lemons and grapefruit or climb up the ladder to a spectacular tree house perched atop another live oak. The views across the rice fields and Combahee River at sunset are stunning.
Multiple additional outbuildings populate the property to service the plantation. A six-stall horse barn contains a tack room, hunting room, game room and a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment – perfect for a caretaker or equestrian staff. Other structures include a fully renovated dog kennel, garages and tool sheds.
Don’t miss the opportunity to live in this historic splendor!
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