Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1977
Tanglewood Plantation comprises 23 acres just 1.5 miles from I-95 and about 15 minutes south of Florence, SC. Ten of the 23 acres surrounding the house are beautifully landscaped creating a park-like setting (all 10 of these acres have an irrigation system). Old magnolias, Live Oaks, pecan trees, camellias, dogwoods, azaleas, cedars and hanging "Spanish Moss" make this a true southern landscape. From the moment you enter the property, you know you are entering the Old South.
Outbuildings consist of a barn, a car barn for 4+ cars, large workshop, old schoolhouse and old butler's house (now a studio with fireplace) and equipment shed. The original old "smokehouse" is thought to be the oldest structure in Lee County. A regulation sized Bocce court finishes the setting.
The two and a half story plantation home features 5 (or 6 if you wish) bedrooms, 5 and 1/2 baths, double parlor, den, formal dining room, modern gourmet kitchen, family room off kitchen, master bedroom suite with sitting room and master bath, ten fireplaces, two staircases, double verandas, screened porch and walk-up attic.
The entrance from the front veranda leads into an 11 foot wide center hallway. Ten foot ceilings grace the entire home. The 16x16 formal dining room has a built-in china closet and fireplace with gas logs.
The gourmet kitchen includes hand-made cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, six burner range, stainless range hood, two convection ovens, built-in microwave, dishwasher, two refrigerators, two sinks, large island, pantry and fireplace with antique mantel. There is a family room off the kitchen and a staircase leading to the master bedroom suite.
All rooms have their own fireplace. There are gas logs in the dining room, den, and front and rear parlors. All five and a half bathrooms are new or renovated with ceramic tile and new fixtures. Master bathroom has marble flooring. Heart Pine flooring is throughout the entire home brings home the realization that this is truly the way people lived in those days.
This is a wonderful family home with room for stables and horses.
Its proximity to I-95 makes Tanglewood Plantation a perfect property for a Bed & Breakfast (the large kitchen is more than ample for this use); "Snowbirds" and the Darlington Races supply a yearly guest list should you wish to operate the plantation as a business rather than a home. The kitchen, family room, master suite, laundry room and office can be locked off from main portion of house.