Drastically reduced! Motivated seller! Welcome to a piece of Alabama history! In 1829, General John Brantley built a lovely Georgian-style plantation about six miles to the northeast of the City of Selma, Alabama. The area around Manila Plantation was originally named "Veto" before it was changed to commemorate the victory over the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay in 1898 by Admiral George Dewey. The original plantation home was destroyed by fire in 1929 and the current home was rebuilt in 1967. The Louisiana plantation style home is modeled after a famed home on River Road leading to New Orleans. The total plantation encompasses a total of 923.07+/- acres with 730.21+/- acres located along the west margin of Alabama Highway 14 East and the remaining 192.86+/- acres across the highway along the east margin. The 192.86+/- acres contains the plantation home, two additional single-family houses, metal shop building with equipment shed and a 3.8+/- acre lake with a gazebo and restrooms. The 730.21+/- acres also contains a small single-family home with a detached wooden barn. With all of the amenities in-place, the property is very well suited for a family or corporate retreat. The plantation home was built in 1967 and contains a total of 5,844+/- square feet. Inside you will find two stories with 5 bedrooms and 6 full baths, a library/den, office, formal dining room, kitchen, play room, study and bonus room. Interior finishing's include decorative painted chair rails, crown molding, baseboards, built-in cabinets and bookshelves, wet bar, jetted garden tub with separate shower in the master bathroom, fireplace in library/den with marble surround and mahogany wood panels and a brick fireplace in the study. The exterior amenities to the home include a two-car garage, front porch on the first and second floor, rear patio, covered cooking pit, swimming pool and tennis court. The property has a fantastic diversity overall that includes open pasture land, gently rolling timber ridges and hardwood bottom land along Gurth Swamp. On the 730.21+/- acres along the west margin of Alabama Highway 14 East there is roughly 100+/- acres of open pasture land along the road frontage. There is also roughly 82+/- acres of open pasture land on the 192.86+/- acres along the east margin. This open land offers several opportunities for recreation such as dove fields, quail courses, wildlife habitat improvement, livestock or the potential to be planted in timber. The timber on the overall property is a mix that includes mature bottom land hardwoods, planted pine plantation, natural regeneration and a mix of Spanish moss draped mature pine and hardwood around the plantation home and lake. There are several established food plot locations along the 730.21+/- acres with a good internal road system to provide access throughout the property. Deer and turkey hunting is especially good with the location of the property within the Black Belt but the bottom land along Gurth Swamp also creates good habitat for ducks as the property is only about five miles north of the Alabama River. The property is offered for sale as a whole at $2,075,000 but can be divided as the 730.21+/- acres along the west margin of Alabama Highway 14 East with its respective improvements for $1,100,000 and the remaining 192.86+/- acres with its respective improvements for $975,000. Please call Lee Gantt at 334.318.8266 or Brandon Harris at 334.224.1226 for additional details.
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