Today, you can tour the property and even spend the night in a (mercifully air-conditioned) cottage on the 25-acre grounds.
On the National Register of Historic Places, Boone Hall Plantation is famous for its three-quarter mile lined avenue of oaks dating back to 1743.The Golf Pro Shop offers the latest in clothing and equipment.If you need to warm up before a community tournament, the practice range is open am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. This iconic house built over a 30-foot waterfall is a total architectural marvel, thanks to cantilevered floors and T-shaped beams integrated into a monolithic slab of reinforced concrete. George Vanderbilt, who built the home in 1895, called the 250-room mansion his "little" mountain escape. (Must be nice.) It won't be on the market anytime soon--it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997--but it is open for guided tours. But anyone growing up in the '90s will refer to these beauties as the Full House houses. It sure feels like this place was plucked off a historic street in Cuba or Puerto Rico, but Hemingway's former pad sits in breezy Key West. This house, which dates back to 1927, was recently on the market for a cool million. Yep, Frederick Law Olmsted, the guy who designed NYC's Central Park, is the man behind the formal French gardens and rolling English landscape here. In 1949, architect Philip Johnson built the industrial-chic Glass House as a weekend getaway from the city. The cluster of colorful Victorians known as "postcard row" is one of San Francisco's most photographed locations.