Steeped in history, Fox Trail Farm is an exquisite representation of historic preservation. The main house was constructed in 1865 using Mortise and Tenon technique, with the hand-hewn heart of pine often seen in the 19th-century structures around the rural south.
In the early 1990'S, highly esteemed architect Robert Cain from Atlanta, GA, was brought in to restore the main house and design the kitchen wing to seamlessly blend the old and the new. Staying in line with the heart of pine medium that frames the main house, reclaimed wood from an old Alabama farmhouse was used in the addition as well as California Redwood framed windows through which expansive lawn vistas invite the outdoors in. Rustic and evocative in appearance, the owners went to great lengths to upgrade the comfort level by insulating the main house as well as the addition, installed heating and air throughout and converted auxiliary buildings to guest quarters.
The original cannery, known as the Tea House, is located adjacent to the kitchen wing addition and was restored using Hugo Pine from the Francis Marion National Forest. The space is ergonomically designed to be a comfortable and cozy guest suite complete with a beautifully appointed en-suite bath. Retractable wood framed glass and sliding screen doors fold away evoking an outdoor experience or can be enclosed as a private sanctuary.
In addition to the comfortable 8-acre homestead, Foxtrail has approximately 380 upland acres that include impressive loblolly pine stands which have been intensively managed for timber production and wildlife for several decades. 87 acres of mature hardwood trees provide a lofty canopy over the bottomland swamp, which serves as the southern border of the property on both sides of the creek. Adding diversity to the pine stands, the swamp provides excellent habitat for many species of wildlife including whitetail deer, turkeys, migratory song birds, and ducks. A stocked 9-acre pond located in the center of the property provides excellent fishing opportunities for large-mouth bass, bream, and crappie. Wood ducks are frequently seen all year long in addition to other species of migratory ducks that visit in the winter.
Lastly, several conservation organizations and government programs through the Usda exist throughout the Low Country assisting landowners with tools to ensure proper stewardship and best management practices. These tools can be lucrative incentives for buyers to maximize their investment in the land and ease the watershed and land for environmental benefit. Foxtail currently has no conservation easement in place making it a prime candidate for any number of agricultural programs and easements that can be customized to suit the buyer's wishes.