Picturesque Plantation home on 8+ park-like acres dotted with giant live oaks, old growth camellias, crepe myrtles, azaleas, tea olives and many specimen plants. The lawn slopes down to the Black River and faces south with long range views of three rivers and the old rice fields from ages past. The property was once part of a 3000 acre rice plantation. There are incredible views from most every window. Grand scale home offers very high ceilings throughout the first floor. The main three rooms are the banquet size dining room, formal living room, and large family room with Pecky cypress paneling. All main rooms on the first floor, including three bedrooms and kitchen, have beautiful wood burning fireplaces - a total of 7. The main rooms spill onto the huge veranda overlooking the property and take in the incredible views - from here you can see yachts on the Intracoastal Waterway. The master bedroom wing is a private retreat. Along with a sunny library and huge bedroom, there are multiple closets and two separate baths. Just off of the bedroom is an indoor pool with pecky cypress walls and ceiling. The pool has jets that allow you to swim against the current...great exercise without leaving your part of the home. The kitchen has beautiful granite counter tops and custom cabinetry, a large eat-in area with fireplace and servant stair to the second floor. Off of the kitchen you will find the pantry, laundry room, another bedroom and full bath, perfect for a live-in house keeper. The kitchen adjoins the huge sun-room. There are two more downstairs bedrooms with en-suite baths. Ascend the grand staircase and you will find four bedrooms and two full baths. There is also a very large media room / game room with multiple closets, this could be used as a 9th bedroom. In addition to the main house there is a lake with fountain, fish pond, caretaker's cottage, greenhouse, office/garage with full bath, garage parking for 4 cars and a two car carport. The garage spaces have room for storage above. A very short dock leads to the deep water boathouse with covered boat parking, a floating dock and upstairs private sun-deck. There is a boat launch on the property - right next to the dock! A basement is under most of the home. In a separate room, you will find the two year old geothermal heating system as well as whole house generator. The Main home has 7818 sqft and detached bonus office is 590 sqft. The small cottage is not include in sqft. Be sure to check out the newly refurbished golf course and country club after your tour. This is truly a must see estate, it takes a while to soak it all in. Be sure to check out the floor-plan, video and property plat!