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The permanent development of Bluffton, South Carolina began after the Revolutionary War had brought almost complete destruction. Homes were constructed during the early 1800s by area plantation owners seeking the high ground and cool river breezes as an escape from the discomfort on Lowcountry rice and cotton plantations in the sweltering summer heat. The Civil War brought more destruction to the town when the Union army took over, as it was the best lookout for war activity with its elevated views over the land and sea. Union soldiers destroyed 80 percent of the existing buildings.
Bluffton regrowth was slow after the Civil War. Unlike today when city dwellers seek country vacation homes to escape the city, during the 1800s, plantation owners did just the opposite. However, the two wars made it so few could afford summer homes in town. It wasn’t until Bluffton became more of a commercial center that rapid growth started to take place. Today, Bluffton is the fastest growing city in South Carolina with an ideal location near Hilton Head Island and has been called "the last true coastal village of the South."
Currently for sale is a 20,000-square-foot southern plantation-style mansion built in 2004 in the elite Colleton River Plantation community. Filled with luxurious amenities, the six-bedroom, thirteen-bath house is sited on 10 acres with 500-foot frontage on the Colleton River with a private deep-water dock and pond. Grounds also include a guest house, pool and spa. In addition to formal rooms and a master suite of multiple spaces and three fireplaces, the music room includes a Baccarat chandelier and 18th century paneling from the Hungarian Embassy in Paris. The home includes access to a golf course featured in the film The Legend of Bagger Vance. Priced at $12.6 million.