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This fairytale 18th century plantation is for sale in South Carolina for $17.5 million

The property is the third-oldest plantation in South Carolina and it has two guesthouses and some stunning land.

A 300-YEAR-old property owned by the former chairman and president of Morgan Stanley is now on the market in the US for $17.5 million.

Listed by Plantation Services, the South Carolina property was once a home for the late S Parker Gilbert and his wife, Gail Gilbert, according to The Wall Street Journal. S Parker Gilbert died in May at 81.

The couple purchased the home for $2.55 million along with 800 acres, according to the report. The property is now 1,705 acres. The historic property is the third-oldest plantation in South Carolina, and was built by Thomas Broughton, who went on to become the royal governor of South Carolina in 1735.

Scroll down to see the house and two guest houses, situated 45 minutes outside Charleston.

The property is vast and surrounded by water…

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… and full of arching, ancient trees.

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Here’s the main house, known as the Mulberry House — aka Polly or Salt Point.

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It has a large barn-style roof and bright-red bricks.

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The idyllic property looks as if it came straight out of a fairy tale.

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The interior looks as if it’s been preserved since the 18th century.

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The foyer opens up to the living room with a full fireplace…

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… and a colonial-style dining room…

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… and a darker, rich-red parlor that would be a perfect place to curl up after dinner.

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Outside there’s a stunning view of the property’s rice fields.

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Walking toward the Cooper River, you’ll come to the Mulberry boathouse, one of the many amenities on the property.

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The hunting lodge …

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… has its own stove, resting area, and dining table.

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Here’s the game room.

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One of the two guest houses, South Mulberry, was built in 1835.

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It has a more modern interior …

… and its own quaint and mysterious garden in the back.

This is the North Mulberry guest house. It has a bit more of a French provincial feel. It was built on commission from the Gilberts.

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It has a reflecting pool …

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… and a richly colorful interior.

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And if you need an idea of the property’s grand scale:

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- Lucinda Shen.

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