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Through the front gates you will be transported to the gracious lifestyle that is the Greenfield Experience.  Cross the bridge over the pond which provides a tantalizing vista of the ponds and the beautiful Black River beyond and you arrive at the main entrance to the Georgian style manor.  Lined with live oaks dripping with moss, azaleas, camellias (some of which Doris Duke herself planted).  The large planted circular drive provides a grand entrance for you and your honored guests.  A double stairway leads into the house.  Featured in the 1938 House and Garden,  the two page article characterized it as a "Carolina Classic".  The design of the house takes full advantage of the pristine views.

The plantation has been owned by the Inman family for almost 80 years, purchased in 1935 by Walker Patterson Inman, half brother of heiress Doris Duke, who frequently visited .  Mr. Inman supervised the construction of Greenfield as well as the design and planting of the  formal gardens and landscape.   The house and buildings were designed by Marion Sims Wyeth of the NY and Palm Beach firm of Wyeth and King who also designed Doris Duke's Shangri-La mansion.  After his parents death,  Mr. Inman's son, Walker P.(Skipper)  Inman, Jr., inherited the property as a minor.  As a teenager he sometimes lived with his aunt Doris in her Hawaii home, Shangri-La,  and her Newport Estate, Rough Point.  Since the mid-80's , he divided his time between Greenfield and his property in Wyoming.  He died in 2010 and is survived by his wife, Daralee, and his twin children, Georgia and Patterson. 

The property consists of the main house, 4 small guest cottages, a carriage house, a 200' dock and boathouse on The Black River, which sparkles like diamonds in the sunlight.  This deep water river provides easy access to Georgetown and is the same where the fabulous scenes of the movie "THE NOTEBOOK"  were filmed.  The rivers and ponds are teeming with an abundance of fish, crabs, birds, and wildlife that are sometimes found in the sumptuous dishes prepared by Greenfields's own chef.   The manor house has two upstairs bedrooms with an adjoining bath and a master bedroom with private bath.  The upstairs master was used when Walker's grandmother, Nanaline Duke, visited . It has a fabulous view of the landscape, pond, island, and river beyond, unobstructed by any other dwellings.  After entering the foyer through the front door with its leaded glass, you are drawn  to the elegant living room.  When its door is opened to the veranda, the majestic views of the Black River beyond  are revealed.  The bathroom adjacent to the foyer is a retro classic with a tented fabric ceiling and crystal chandelier in the anteroom leading to the bath.  The downstairs master suite contains an office, sitting room, bedroom, bath, and sunroom.  The dining room with its ornate chandelier can easily seat 40.  The professional kitchen with its adjacent pantry and staff bathroom is a chef's dream.  Walker (Skipper) loved to cook and entertain and have his friends and family gather in the kitchen.  A full basement with storage and laundry facilities also contains a 1000 bottle wine cellar.   All  rooms of the house have fireplaces and the downstairs rooms have 14' ceilings.

Contained in its 300 acres is an organic garden,  beautiful stables  with showers, kitchen, tack room and boarding facilities.   There are riding trails along the historic  ricefields.  Past the grape orchard is the bamboo forest with its giant bamboo seen on many of the old rice plantations in our area.  The organic gardens are ripe with local produce. greenfield garden

Serenity, charm, and beauty abound in the formal gardens, courtyard and on the veranda where  breathtaking vistas and sunsets delight the senses.  Mint Juleps, anyone?