Own a Historic Plantation for $695K

everhope plantation
everhope plantation

For the reasonable sum of $695,000, you could make like Scarlett O'Hara on your very own plantation, complete with formal gardens, several servants' cottages, even a peach orchard. The catch, for some, might be the Eutaw, Ala., location.

Listing agent Vanessa Lockhart says she envisions three types of people being drawn to Everhope Plantation, as it's called. "[Someone] who wants to turn it back into a B&B, someone who wants to retire and be near a university town, or one who wants to capture the old south."

The current owners opened an antiques shop in town and led tours through the 6,500-square-foot Everhope, as it's called. The previous owners ran it as a bed and breakfast. Lockhart points out that the property is 30 minutes from Tuscaloosa, home of the University of Alabama, whose fans "eat, breathe and sleep football." During the season hotel rooms are next to impossible to find within an hour of the stadium. So Everhope would have built-in demand in the fall if it were to become a B&B again.

No matter how it's used, it's a lot of property for $695K. Take a look at what's included.