Behind the gorgeous imported entry gates, sits SEVEN OAKS, a True Legacy Estate, in the private enclave of exclusive world class Colleton River Plantation and Golf Club. This palatial manor is a masterpiece of authentic European architecture. This lavish mansion features 20,000 square feet including secluded guest home with pool and spa. Built in 2004, located minutes from white sand beaches of Hilton Head Island and close to the romantic towns of Savannah, Beaufort, and Charleston. Breathtaking views, with 500 feet on the pristine Colleton River, private deep water dock offering swift ocean access, majestic English Gardens, serene pond with egrets and herons, magnificent 9.76 private acres of Spanish moss draped live oaks in a maritime forest. A Tea Room with leaded stained glass dome ceiling from an 1800s NYC hotel, 10 imposing fireplaces, 50 year slate roof, great gourmet kitchen(1 of 6) and wine grotto, massive and opulent master suite with 3 fireplaces, office, sitting room, His & Her dressing rooms, baths and full service salon! Welcome to the Crown Jewel of South Carolina and one of the finest estates in the South East!Aerial Video - https://vimeo.com/110222965Home Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uYCBq4ZloEBehind impressive double entry doors, adorned in iron, forged on property, and opening to a round turreted grand foyer, sets the mood for this beautifully constructed home using only the finest materials in the world!The Embassy/Music Room is home to a remarkable gold Baccarat chandelier whose approximate cost when home was built was $100,000. The Music Room walls are original 18th Century paneling from the Hungarian Embassy in Paris. Parts of the walls include 2 large paintings from the same period and one of the paintings has a bullet hole from World War II. Similar paneling sold in NYC several years ago for $2,000,000. The Dining Room is large enough to entertain on a grand scale and its walls have hand painted silk wallpaper with 3 chandeliers and a fireplace mantel that took two years to carve. The valances over the windows in the Dining Room were hand carved in Italy. The first floor Master Suite is a private oasis offering magnificent river views and an office with solid wormy chestnut paneling from a 100 year old barn in Eastern Tennessee. Enter the old world elegance of the Motor Court complete with 2 climate controlled garage spots and 3 additional garage spots. A private Guest Suite is located on the second level with several rooms, full bath, and balcony overlooking the river.Located at the magnificent gated entrance of this estate and acres away from the main compound, is the Guest Home built with impeccable craftsmanship and offering 3 bedrooms, Great Room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace, kitchen, salt water pool, spa, waterfall, and stone cabana complete with all entertaining necessities.$18.5 million appraisal for Wachovia Mortgage was done on March 2, 2009$19.2 million estimated replacement cost by insurance company was done March 12, 2012 and does not include land value. This is the ultimate in luxury living!Colleton River Plantation and Golf ClubWhile Colleton River is blessed with a world-class amenity package, it is the relationship of those amenities with the natural landscape that makes Colleton River so unique. Boasting 1,500 pristine acres, this private club community is surrounded on three sides by water and enjoys seven miles of scenic shoreline.Owners enjoy the Stan Smith Tennis Center, Two Golf Courses from Jack Nicklaus (Golf Week: The Top Rated Course in SC - Golf Digest: The Best New Private Course in America) and Pete Dye (Golf Magazine: One of the Top Greatest Courses in the U.S.), English Garden Pool, new state-of- the-art Fitness Center, Kayaking and Boating the Rivers, Hiking, Biking, Two Distinguished Clubhouses, Two Golf Shops, Multiple Dining Venues, Nature Trails and much more.