Seabrook Plantation is located on Steamboat Creek, a branch of the North Edisto River, just south of Charleston, South Carolina on Edisto Island. The house was built by William Seabrook in 1810 on 350 acres with majestic views, surrounded by deep water (approximately forty feet). Kiawah and Seabrook Island are only a short boat ride away. The house is a Federal-style plantation built in 1810 with a grand, double staircase designed by James Hoban, the architect of the White House. The home joined the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The main house has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. In addition to the main house, there are two guest houses, two docks, a caretaker’s house, a tea house and dock, and greenhouses. The property has been managed for hunting and recreational activities. This estate is listed for $8.5 million with Carriage Properties, an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®. … [Read more...] about Daily Dream Home: The William Seabrook House
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The future plans for one of Halifax's most iconic and beautiful buildings have been revealed. Bar operators Alibi have completed the legalities on Somerset House which paves the way for a new bar and restaurant in one of the town centre's most prominent locations.Alibi now plan to transform the former Le Metro in Somerset House on Rawson Street into a high-end cocktail bar and eatery.MORE NEWS: Terrified young girls flee from Calderdale park after being approached by man and dogCo-Director of Alibi, Wayne Heseltine commented, “Halifax will be an excellent location for us to rollout the format we honed in Bradford. The grandeur and opulence of Somerset House struck us the moment we viewed it and we will be showcasing many of the original interior features in the design brief our architects have applied.”The Alibi brand was first established in Bradford in 2016 where it developed a reputation for quality food and drinks in a stylish environment.MORE NEWS: Yorkshire premiere … [Read more...] about Future plans for the former Le Metro in Somerset House revealed
What unites philosophy, poetry, mushrooms and worms? Earth Day Season at Somerset House, obviously. Returning to the grand Grade I listed historical site for a fortnight of immersive installations and events, the programme brings together works exploring creative reactions to climate change by leading artists from around the globe. For curator Karishma Rafferty, the event has been a year in the making. From American artist and environmental activist Justin Brice Guariglia’s Reduce Speed Now! – an installation of 9 solar-powered signs – to the dystopian underwater world presented by masters of speculative design Hyphen-Labs, via poetry on loneliness, the common theme, Rafferty says, is “language and voices”. “For me, the most important thing is generating new conversations,” says Rafferty. “The more we engage, the clearer it is that environmental sustainability touches every aspect of our daily lives. It relates to food, migration, power … [Read more...] about Celebrate Earth Day 2019 At London’s Somerset House
Orlando's, Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk Enforcement action will not be taken against a man who denied turning his Norwich home into a Japanese restaurant. The property at night, with Orlando's name illuminated. Photo: SubmittedOrlando Williams says his seven-bed home on Earlham Road is not operating as a Japanese eatery, despite him erecting a large illuminated sign outside.But complaints from neighbours led to Norwich City Council launching an investigation into the property over a possible breach of planning control.Since then officers have been sent fliers and leaflets advertising the property as a restaurant.A visit to the house also found 24 dining places set out and a bar inside.Orlando Williams. Photo by Simon FinlayBut a council email sent to neighbours last week said no enforcement action would be taken against former restaurateur Mr Williams.The enforcement team said: “Planning permission is not required for the marketing … [Read more...] about Man who denies turning house into Japanese restaurant will not face enforcement action
It’s the question I dread more than any other: I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked to recommend the perfect country house hotel – that last great, very British bastion of tranquil, timeless, cosseted good living – by people whose preferences, habits, tastes and affiliations are unknown to me. I also dread to think how often I got it wrong. Have I sent an Instagrammer in search of the perfect floor tile to a hotel with wall-to-wall swirly patterned carpet? We all like to think we’re uniquely authentic but really, when it comes to country house hotels, we mostly fall into one of seven tribes. I’ve encountered them all at country house hotels across our green and pleasant land, from farmhouses, castles, rectories, manor houses, shooting lodges and gentlemen’s residences. Each tribe, in its own way, adds to the joy of a country house hotel stay. The truth is, it’s not in the end the buildings themselves that I … [Read more...] about Country House Tribes: Which country house hotel is right for you?