"M" is for Mulberry Plantation
"M" is for Mulberry Plantation (Berkeley County). Set on a bluff overlooking the west branch of the Cooper River, Mulberry Plantation is one of the most distinctive eighteenth-century houses in America. Built in 1714, the house is stylistically unique and has been variously described as having Jacobean, French, and Anglo-Dutch baroque origins. Its design blends seventeenth-century forms with the formality of eighteenth-century Georgian architecture in a unified composition. The two-story brick structure is laid in English bond. The square main block has a steeply pitched gambrel roof with jerkin-head gables. Attached at the corners are four one-story brick pavilions with bell-shaped roofs. The first floor interior was remodeled in 1800, but the second-story rooms retain their original woodwork. The Historic Charleston Foundation holds protective easements on the house and surrounding acreage of Mulberry Plantation.