With traditions of Southern hospitality, paired with year-round outdoor pursuits, world-class amenities and breathtaking acres of Lowcountry beauty, there is nowhere better to call home than The Ford Field & River Club. Offering five distinct enclaves comprised of 400 residences and homesites, our new “Welcome Home” series guides you through our distinct neighborhoods, helping you discover your ideal sanctuary—from a waterfront home with a dock slip to a gas lamp-lit street cottage to an ornate French Colonial estate framed by towering oaks.
Whether you prefer a rich, beautiful forest creating a natural and private sanctuary or the engaging, scenic beauty of our Pete Dye award-winning golf course and water views, Country Estates neighborhood offers a myriad of options — and our top reasons to call Country Estates home are featured below.
Historical Lowcountry Architecture
Historical Lowcountry architecture is the cornerstone of homes at The Ford. The lots of Country Estates are larger lots ranging in various sizes, strung together on streets that create a labyrinth tying all settings together. In designing a home for the larger lots, it’s important to consider the context and scale of the natural landscape as much as the visible relationship to surrounding homes.
These homesites allow for multiple structures, whether your interest is in building a carriage house, a large estate home or a guest cottage. The planning of ancillary structures and their relationship to a main house is equally important. Lots within Country Estates consist of a primary estate house — Beaufort House, Charleston Double House, Farmhouse, Federal, French Colonial, Georgian, Greek Revival or Victorian Farm/Village House.
Size and Scale
The homes of Country Estates go beyond typical dimensions. A much more sizable scale is available—ranging up to 6,000 square feet for main house structures, up to 2,000 square feet for ancillary structures and homesites up to 16 acres, which presents more room for decorative features and architectural embellishments.
Location, Location, Location
With a sprawl of locations making up Country Estates, there comes a profound range of what surroundings are offered to each homestead. The homesites of Country Estates are strung together on streets that create a labyrinth tying all settings together. Interior homes and homesites may come with woodland and lake views or golf course views, while exterior homes and homesites enjoy direct water access to the Ogeechee River, Lake Clara or Sterling Creek.
While each of the five enclaves are defined by a distinct look and offering, from homes shaded with acres of majestic live oaks to residences overlooking the neighboring wildlife and bird sanctuary, Country Estates offer a unique freedom, the chance to discover or design your dream home with a personalized expression of Southern style.
To explore The Ford’s current home and homesite offerings, please check out our interactive map or contact our sales team for more information.
Eager to discover The Ford’s charming neighborhoods for yourself? Schedule your Discovery Visit today and experience our private haven’s one-of–a-kind Lowcountry living.