This amazing North Carolina estate was built by the current owner over a period of 25 years. Meticulously crafted in old-world fashion, the manor home is an outstanding design of huge beams, stone, glass, tile and open spaces that literally take your breath away as you approach, enter and walk through it.

SEDGEFIELD PLANTATION was designed to be a home filled with family and friends, but it could also be a lodge or rural "convention" setting for gatherings of all types. Because there is hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, hiking, boating, farming and more available here, it could easily be utilized for corporate retreats, weddings, and other such special occasions. It is currently being considered as a retreat for the "Wounded Warrior" program. Any such ideas are more than welcome by the seller.

It is also possible that an 1100 foot airfield could be built here, as well as a golf course. In fact, plans for a 9 hole golf course have already been created by the owner using only existing fields with no tree clearing. One, and possibly two 18 hole courses could be situated on this vast estate.

The owner, a structural and electrical engineer, spent over two decades collecting old growth redwood and long leaf pine timbers from old bridges, warehouses, water towers, wine vats, and other structures he traveled to and salvaged all across the entire United States. Once he had collected the materials, he and one helper began construction of the home. Because of the size and building methods he built into the home, the structure took 12 years to build.

During that time, he also created a 5 acre lake, miles of trails and roads, a "guest house" of beauty unto itself in which he and his family lived during construction, and many barns, workshops, pastures and other lovely amenities. You will find below a detailed list of these.

Sedgefield Plantation is the physical heart of the man who built it. Even the iron railings on the staircases were hand-forged by him. Each reclaimed timber was carefully selected for a specific place within the home. Most of the beams are so huge that cranes were needed to put them in place.

Here are some specifics regarding the plantation:

* The Sedgefield Plantation Manor House is 10,433 square feet; 4086 on first floor, 3129 on second floor, 1070 in basement, 1086 on porch and 1052 in carport. Two full baths (one a double full bath) and two half baths.

* Guest home is two story, 2100 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

* Caretakers home and one acre is located near work shops described below and has a separate work entrance into the farm.

* Provisions for an elevator shaft were designed into the home.

* The big red horse barn is 140 by 65, or 9100 covered square feet.

* The covered horse arena is 60 by 108, or 6480 square feet.

* The wood shop is 60 by 120, or 7200 heated square feet.

* The metal/auto shop is 30 by 75, or about 2300 square feet with a huge crane-lift and three bays.

* The sawmill shelter is 50 by 100, or 5000 square feet and is 24 feet tall.

* Sedgefield Plantation owns its primary high voltage 24K underground power distribution system, and 5 high voltage transformers serve the needs of the property.

* The estate is served by 3 wells in various locations, with a complete underground water distribution system serving all structures and all living/working areas, even the pastures.

* The pond is 5 acres, with a geo-thermal heating and cooling system in place at its bottom. Pond is stocked with huge catfish and brim, ducks and geese too. No beavers.

* Length of high-grade gravel/asphaltic driveway is one mile, with 10,900 feet of additional roadways and trails. Many tons of salvaged asphalt is in storage on the estate as well, allowing the owner to continually have high grade, free repair material on hand for road maintenance.

* Approximately 70 acres in fields, with 10 fenced pastures of about 55 acres and an additional 15 acres for hay.

* Approximately 290 acres in woodland, with 90 of that being the "game preserve" on the North side of Grassy Creek. (Grassy Creek is one of the main tributaries leading into 60,000 acre Kerr Lake, less than 20 minutes away.) The rest of the plantation comprises the two homes, workshops, and horse facilities.

* An adorable "country store" is situated along the road leading into the home, with old-timey signs and gas pumps in place. Designed to be a stopping point for friends while hiking and horseback riding, it also has heat, septic, water and living facilities "just in case".

* There is a second creek, Bear Skin Creek, which meanders through the land as well. Both Bear Skin and Grassy Creek are pristine streams flowing through the rolling hills of lovely Granville County.

* There are some other purchase options that are worth noting here: The entire estate minus the 14 acres of shops and caretaker dwelling could be purchased for $3.35M. The manor home and 30 acres could be purchased for $2.1M. And as stated above, the entire plantation is only listed at $3.6M. In addition, some of the furniture might be available. What a deal !!

There is no way to accurately list all the attributes of Sedgefield Plantation. Until you have rambled down the trails and seen 50 deer, 20 wild turkeys, coveys of quail, gray foxes scurrying through the forest, and blue skies with white clouds flying overhead, you have not seen this estate. Until you have walked from the pond to the home on a wintry night with falling stars all around and not a sound in the forest but hoot owls, you have not experienced this plantation. And until you have walked into the warm halls and huge rooms of glass, massive beams and stone, you have not walked into a real mansion.

Make time to come see SEDGEFIELD PLANTATION today. But bring your checkbook, because you are going to want to own it before you can make yourself drive away... !!

Property Info

Property is: For Sale
7758 Highway 96-N
Oxford , North Carolina. 27565
Granville County
10433.0 sq ft.
2 floors
363.00 acres
Latitude: 36.441309
Longitude: -78.72031

Property Types

  • A Sale by Realtor
  • A Sale by Owner
  • Abundance of Wildlife
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Camping Friendly
  • Development Potential
  • Estate
  • Eye Popping Views
  • Family Compound
  • Family Retreat
  • Farm
  • Fishing
  • Gated Community
  • Golfing
  • Grasslands
  • Historical Property
  • Horse Farm
  • Horses are happy here
  • Hunting
  • Income Potential
  • Investment
  • Large Acreage
  • Livestock Farm
  • Luxuriant/Palatial
  • Magical and Enchanted
  • Plantation
  • Quiet Neighborhood
  • Recreational
  • Rental Residential
  • Residential
  • Resort or Vacation
  • Retirement
  • Rolling Hills and Valleys
  • Rural Countryside
  • Scenic Long Views
  • Snow Skiing
  • Subdivision
  • Tree Farm
  • Waterfowl
  • Water Access
  • Water Views

Land Features

  • Fencing, Entrance Gate
  • Fencing, Standard Wire
  • Fencing, Stone Ornamental
  • Flora, Fields Woods
  • Flora, Gardens Orchards
  • Flora, Open Fields
  • Flora, Wooded Timber
  • Horse Arena
  • Horse Friendly
  • Horse Pastures
  • Horse Stables
  • Hunting
  • Hunting, Deer Stands
  • Hunting, Food Plots
  • Road, Gated Entrance
  • Road, Improved
  • Road, Trail System
  • Structure, Secondary Dwelling
  • Structures, Barns or Sheds
  • Structures, Cabin Hunt Lodge
  • Structures, Work Shop
  • Use Community Water
  • Use Electricity, Available
  • Use Gas/Propane, Available
  • Use Private Septic
  • Use Private Well
  • Use TV/Internet Satellite
  • Views, Creeks or Streams
  • Views, Greenspace
  • Views, Ponds Lakes
  • Views, Rolling Hills
  • Views, Water other
  • Water Access
  • Waterfront Lake

Seller Info

Seller Mark Darden
Seller's Properties
Seller's Website
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Home Features

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  • Lodge, Hunting Fishing
  • Multiple Dwellings
  • Energy Efficient Features
  • Fireplace, Gas Logs
  • Flooring, Hardwood
  • Flooring, Stone
  • Flooring, Tile
  • Hvac, Central Air
  • Hvac, Geothermal Assisted
  • Floors, 2
  • Porch Patio Deck Covered
  • Parking, 3+ Car Garage
  • Rms, Attic Finished
  • Rms, Bar Party Area
  • Rms, Bsmnt Unfinished
  • Rms, Baths 3.5
  • Rms, Bedrooms 2
  • Rms, Bedrooms 3
  • Rms, Bonus Room
  • Rms, Den
  • Rms, Dining Brkfast Bar
  • Rms, Dining Room
  • Rms, Exercise Area
  • Rms, Family Living
  • Rms, Game
  • Rms, Great Room
  • Rms, Huge Closet(s)
  • Rms, Library
  • Rms, Main Floor Bath
  • Rms, Main Floor Bed
  • Rms, Mud or Laundry
  • Rms, Office Area
  • Rms, Pantry
  • Rms, Spacious Kitchen
  • Rms, Sunroom
  • Roof, Wood Shingle
  • Whole-house Generator
  • Whole-house Security
  • Xtra, Built In Appliances
  • Xtra, Very High Ceilings
  • Xtra, Ceiling Fans
  • Xtra, Dishwasher
  • Xtra, Exhaust Fan Hood
  • Xtra, Extensive Landscaping
  • Xtra, Guest House
  • Xtra, Home Warranty
  • Xtra, Many Appliances Included
  • Xtra, Microwave Oven
  • Xtra, Range Oven
  • Xtra, Spa Hot Tub
  • Xtra, Special Countertops
  • Xtra, Stonework
  • Xtra, Yard Irrigation

Area Features

  • Airport Nearby
  • Close to State Lands Parks
  • Golfing in the Area
  • Hunting, Fishing, Camping
  • Near Exercise, Spa, Gym
  • Near Hospital
  • Near Transit, Towns, Hwys
  • Schools, Shopping Closeby
  • Tennis Courts in Vicinity
  • Water, Jet, Ski, Swim
  • Water, Lake Access Nearby
  • Water, River Access
  • Water, Swimming Pools

Financial Features

  • 1031 Exchange Considered
  • Cash Discount Considered
  • Lease Option Considered
  • Owner Financing Considered
  • Trade Considered
  • Traditional Financing

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