Historic North Carolina plantation asks $11.5M

A sprawling planation dating back to 1742 and a house dating back to the early 19th century has hit the market asking $11.5 million in North Carolina.

Built by William Byrd II and named “Land of Eden,” the property today retains 1,770 acres of its original 26,000. It was bought in 2001 for $2 million by Arthur Dick the president and chief executive officer of AdvantaClean, a Greensboro, N.C.-based environmental service company, as a place “to hunt and take my family,” Dick told Bloomberg.

“At the time my kids were five and three, and my stepson was 12, and it was a place where I could manage the land as I saw fit,” he added. Now, an empty nester, Dick says it is time to move on. Brokerage Hall and Hall has the listing.

Dick says the 7,722-square-foot house has been renovated and the land has been well cared for.

. “I did a total renovation of the house,” he said. “I actually put it up on temporary supports in order to redo its foundation. You name it, I did it.”