Auldbrass Plantation by Frank Lloyd Wright

Auldbrass Plantation or Auldbrass is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, near Charleston. The name is a variation of "Old Brass" which was the name given to the farmland and the local river landing. The main house, stable complex and kennels were designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright from 19401951. Wright is credited with changing the name to "Auldbrass". The plantation was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It was purchased in 1986 by film producer Joel Silver (The Matrix, Predator and Die Hard series) after Donna Butler, a FLW real estate appraiser, convinced him to restore it.

Auldbrass Plantation is an extraordinary example of historic preservation (read that as $$$) and is open to the public one weekend every two years, most recently November 78, 2015 when we were there in the rain. Tours benefit the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright


Auldbrass by Frank Lloyd Wright

All photos copyright 2015, Jim Hayes