Auldbrass Plantation, Yemassee

Auldbrass Plantation or Auldbrass is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, near the town of Yemassee. The name is a variation of "Old Brass" which was the name given to the farmland and the local river landing. The earliest records from the farm are dated to 1736 when the farm was known as Mount Pleasant. An industrial engineer, C. Leigh Stevens, joined five parcels of land together along the Combahee River to form the plantation.
The main house, stable complex and kennels were designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright from 1940–1951. Wright is credited with changing the name to "Auldbrass". The plantation was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It was purchased in 1986 by film producer Joel Silver after Donna Butler, a FLW real estate appraiser, convinced him to restore it. Auldbrass Plantation is an extraordinary example of historic preservation and is open to the public one weekend every two years, most recently November 7–8, 2015. Tours benefit the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.
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  • Amazing to see just how far ahead of his time FLW was. The current owners have done a marvelous restoration of this unique property.  more »
  • We were lucky enough to get in during a Beaufort Land Trust fundraiser. The owner, Joel Silver, has done a jaw dropping job of not just restoring this Frank Lloyd Wright classic, but in actually compl...  more »
  • This place is just weird... Everything there is at a 9degree angle.. the property is just beautiful. Amazing be place concepted by Frank Loyd Wright
  • Hidden gem in the ACE basin. Only open once a year. A unique experience.!

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