South Carolina Farmhouse Is a Private Country Paradise

This 37-acre farm in Awendaw, SC, is just 20 miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston, but when you're here, you're home -- surrounded by trees, pasture, and wildlife.

Eager renovators can transform this perfect plot of paradise into anything they desire: A working farm? A family compound? A private hunting escape? The options are endless, but horse lovers will find the property ideal for any equestrian innovations they might dream up.

Currently host to Rein and Shine, an equine therapy nonprofit organization, the property offers a 13-stall barn outfitted with a feed and tack room, hayloft, wash-down area, and office. There's plenty of riding space: Horses will enjoy the six fenced-in pastures and numerous run-in sheds.

While the farm alone is impressive, even people who aren't equestrians will appreciate the gorgeous, extensive living space. With three complete residences, one entirely detached, the land is ideal for hosting extended family -- or living in huge harmony.

The property belongs to the sister and brother-in-law of listing agent Clark Coker, and they occupy the main portion of the 7,000-square-foot main barn (a one-bedroom, one-bathroom studio is attached). The building isn't original to the land, but that doesn't mean it's not authentic. When the owners bought the property in 2000, they shipped barns from the Midwest to create the old-school farm aesthetic.

"They wanted the charm, character, and feel of an old farm," Coker says. For example, the exposed wood, which can be found throughout the main building, was salvaged from the purchased barns. "They had it stripped down to give the structure that rustic feel."

The back porch is the perfect spot to relax with your morning coffee, watching wildlife in the woods beyond.

The cute red silo next door offers room for your own innovation. Currently it's "a work in progress," says Coker. "As it stands, it's just for aesthetic purposes." The family's original intentions were to transform it into the front entrance, adding a spiral staircase and catwalk into the main house. An office could easily fit in the top part of the silo. Or you could even go adventurous and create your own rock climbing gym.

Speaking of adventure, hunters will love the wildlife, including deer, wild turkeys, ducks, and geese, in the surrounding wilderness.

"As a sportsman, my favorite part is the wildlife," says Coker. "You have all the freedom to hunt and fish and enjoy your own personal recreation."