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Deborah Rainey, Broker  (706) 678-5263
"Selling Georgia's Best", Call 706-678-LAND

Carolina Greek Revival
on 6.33 Acres
"Bordeaux Hall"
c. 1859
McCormick, South Carolina
The John Albert Gibert Home


One is immediately struck with awe upon driving amid woodlands to the top of the knoll and coming face to face with the majestic "Bordeaux Hall" ...Still taking its proud stance in Southern Grandeur and Splendor as it has since its completion in early 1867.

Construction having begun in 1859 , the home of Dr. John Albert Gibert (grandnephew of the leader of the Huguenots who settled New Bordeaux and son of Pierre Gibert, who was schoolmaster to the colony) experienced interruption by the War Between the States yet went on to completion immediately following the War. Most of Dr. Gibert 's former slaves stayed on with him and were employed in this the building of his new home and other tasks of the plantation.

Architect William Henry Jones of Atlanta, who designed Eden Hall and other Historic structures in McCormick County is said to have designed this magnificent home for which timber was cut from the forests of the Gibert plantation. The architecture is classic revival with four large white columns on the front. Lore has it that 3000 bricks (made on the plantation) were used in each column.
As wagons brought building materials to the hilltop, they had to turn around to descend the hill, and in so doing cut up the ground at one side of the house. This was the spot that Dr. Gibert chose to plant a magnolia tree which stands today with an outstretched arm toward the side veranda and near the splendid boxwood gardens with fountain center piece. Mature large oaks surround the home and The park-like grounds are filled with plantings of a by gone era, flower gardens overflow with flowers for fresh bouquets and the air is filled with the unmistakable sweet smells of the South. The tall windows across the front of the home with jib doors open to serve as doors and just as in the old days guest can wander from the parlors and dining room through those open windows onto the gracious verandas to catch the cooling breezes. Also on the grounds are a log cabin and Victorian Guest cottage ready for new owners renovation project.
The main home has been lovingly and painstakingly completely renovated to U.S. Department of the Interior standards and both of the current owners have extensive backgrounds and experience in Historic Preservation.

Double front entry doors open into a beautiful welcoming foyer flanked by formal parlor and formal dining, both with custom designed drapes which convey with the sale along with a stunning mural painted on the dining room walls and signed by the well known artist Bob Christain. There is magnificent faux graining throughout the home. There are 2 to 3 spacious bedrooms, two full baths, a cozy library and den both with built-in floor to ceiling book shelves. Tall ceilings, random width heart of pine floors, exquisite light fixtures, seven (7) fireplaces and verandas grace EVERY side of the home!

Come and experience Bordeaux Hall's Elegance & Beauty!

Deborah Rainey, Broker 706-318-5263 (Mobile)

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