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Charles Fraser and Sea Pines, Hilton Head: Over the years, Fraser and Sea Pines have had a tremendous impact on the lives of others, including family, friends and co-workers. All will tell you that he was a man of vision with an endless amount of energy. And most will also tell you that finances weren`t one of his strong suits ...
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A Sea Pines Love Story: Many people have fallen in love with Sea Pines over the years. But no two people have fallen in love with Sea Pines quite the way Charles Fraser and Mary Wyman Stone Fraser fell in love with it, and in the process, fell in love with one another ...
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Wonderful Views and Ocean Breezes: BY TODAY’S STANDARDS, THE first house at Sea Pines would be considered small and lacking in amenities, but it established the prototype for the ocean-front homes of the future. Built by developer Charles Fraser for himself, it ...
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First Salesman an Eyewitness to Hilton Head Island’s Climb from Obscurity: WALLACE E. BUTLER JR.’S LOVE affair with Hilton Head Island began in 1956, when he drove there from Atlanta to speak to Charles E. Fraser about his plans to develop Sea Pines Plantation. As he drove along the island’s dirt road to get to his meeting with Fraser, Butler remembers seeing, “the most beautiful piece of land on the coast I had ever seen ...
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Hideo Sasaki Designing a Landscape: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT HIDEO Sasaki (1919-2000) created the master plan for the Sea Pines Plantation development, bringing to it his signature interdisciplinary approach as well as his philosophy of respecting the natural environment – both revolutionary ideas of his time ...
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Island Icons:Sea Pines has meant so many things to so many people over the years, and each new visitor has taken something new and special with them when they depart. However, a few of Sea Pines’ many landmarks have stood the test of time. In fact, they have become a sort of shorthand for outstanding ...
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Real Estate Fast Facts: 1949 A group of lumber associates from Hinesville, Georgia, purchase 20-thousand acres of pine forest on Hilton Head Island for an average of nearly $60 an acre. 1950 Lumbering is the only activity on the island. There are about 300 residents ...
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The Future of Sea Pines: Where is Sea Pines headed? After 50 years in business, that is probably one of the most frequently asked questions posed to President Mike Lawrence these days. The answer is that the company will continue doing what it has done in the past to retain its status as one of the finest residential resort communities on the East Coast. It will also learn from its past in order to make ...
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The Harbour Town Course is a Winner: “THE TOURNAMENT ITSELF, I don’t remember much about,” said Jack Nicklaus of his 1975 win at the Sea Pines Heritage Classic. Perhaps he can be forgiven that memory lapse, given his 70 career wins, including 18 professional major championship victories. He may not remember winning the ...
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The Strength of Real Estate in Sea Pines: People love to ask me about the Sea Pines real estate market. Are villas selling? How many lots are available? Are prices going up? Should I buy in Sea Pines? Don’t tourists hurt the market? And my favorite... why does Sea Pines Real Estate Co. send me so many post cards? These questions all come back to one thing; what’s the strength of the Sea Pines real estate market. One of the first home sites ...
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