Old Grove


Classic sophistication meets modern luxury at Old Grove, a breathtaking “new old” home on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Constructed on a seven-acre riverfront lot draped in Spanish moss — land that was part of the Gamble Sugar Plantation back in 1840 — this 4,972-square-foot Antebellum estate was designed as a forever home for a family with both an innovative spirit and deep passion for history.

Old Grove is a grand tribute to traditional architecture, patterned after Drayton Hall, an iconic 18th-century plantation located near Charleston, SC, that remains one of the longest-standing structures in North America. Old Grove’s style hearkens back to a bygone era, while its light, bright, clean look makes it a rare find amid Florida’s residential landscape.

Authentic materials abound throughout the home’s elaborate interior and exterior spaces, from the premium wood louver shutters to the custom cabinetry to the coffered ceilings. Standout features also include painted striped floors, swinging diner doors, rolling ladders, antique hardware, gas lanterns, reclaimed wood, and secret doors.

With its exceptional combination of historically accurate design and modern appeal, Old Grove defines what it means to have “the best of both worlds.”

Project Details

  • Builder : Nautilus Homes
  • Designer : William B Litchfield Residential Designs
  • Photography : Jessica Glynn
  • Location : Manatee River, FL
  • Shutter Details : Premium wood louver shutters in 50/50 and 40/60 configurations, finished in Charleston Green premium paint; functional hinges and tiebacks.