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c. 1840 Greek Revival

Lake Monticello
Jenkinsville, South Carolina 29065

The Robinson Plantation

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Designed by Robert Mills circa 1840, this two story, four over four home, is in the Greek Revival style with hipped roof, fronted by a classic gabled portico supported by four massive Doric columns and topped by a fanlight window in the pediment. Surrounded by gently rolling meadows leading to over 400 feet of lake frontage looking out over Lake Monticello, this property has virtually unimaginable presence and impact.

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Front Hallway
Front Hallway
Gourmet Kitchen
Gourmet Kitchen
Lake Monticello
Lake Monticello
Robinson Plantation
Robinson Plantation
1940 Image of Home
Formal Dining Room
Formal Dining Room
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 5,100
Unheated Sq. Ft. 3,456
Stories 2
Acres 18


  • Waterfront
  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Bonus Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Utility Room
  • Walk out Basement
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Carport
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Restored exterior
  • Storage Building
  • Workshop
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Fireplaces
  • Gas Logs
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Vinyl floors
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • Central air
  • Dishwasher
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • 12-foot Ceilings
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Plaster Walls
  • Ripple Glass
  • Transoms
  • Heart Pine Floors
  • Landscaped Yard
  • Mature Trees
  • Moldings/Mantels
  • Original Columns
  • Outbuildings w/Electricity

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Robinson Plantation

Driving North through Fairfield County on SC-215, brief glimpses of beautiful Lake Monticello can be seen to the West of the highway. About half way up the lake, a dramatic expanse of gently rolling meadows and green pastures frame a live oak and pecan-lined driveway leading to a truly magnificent antebellum plantation home that, from the high ground upon which it is situated, looks out over nearly a mile of incredible shoreline.

The home was built circa 1845 by Dr. James Bolton Davis and was owned for over a hundred years by the Davis family. Dr. Davis, upon retiring from medical practice after a few years, devoted his life and the property to agricultural interests including the breeding of thoroughbred horses and livestock (In 1849 Dr. Davis had the first recorded introduction of Brahman Cattle into the United States.). Acquired and restored by the Robinson family in 1949, this property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was owned by the Robinson family until a year ago.

Situated on 18.22 acres that remain of the heart of the hundreds of acres that comprised the original cotton plantation, this 8,556 square foot masterpiece is a classic center-entrance four over four colonial in the Greek revival style. The stately two-story, white frame home has a hipped roof pierced by two mammoth chimneys, is fronted by a gabled portico and a second floor balcony, while both in turn are supported by four massive Doric columns with a fanlight window in the pediment. Semi-elliptical fanlights and sidelights surround the front doors on both floors.

The first floor consists of a wide central hall, two parlors, a bedroom and the formal dining room plus an attached kitchen and an attached pantry/utility room. The second floor is made up of a wide central hall, four bedrooms and a full bath. Ceiling heights are eleven or more feet in all eight main rooms, each of which is about twenty-two feet square. Many of the original architectural features, such as mantles over the seven fireplaces, staircase with landing and handmade banisters and rails, striking paneled doors, wide-board heart-pine floors and original moldings and baseboards still exist.

The property is offered with 18.22 acres with additional acreage available on both sides. This estate presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a wonderful and authentic example of the grandeur of the antebellum plantation days of South Carolina.

Archived in May, 2017

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