The Land Report

FALL 2015

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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I n 1979, Ted Turner purchased St. Phillips Island for its countless recreational opportunities. In the years that followed, Turner not only spent millions improving the historic sea island, but he also placed it under a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy. St. Phillips is now entirely self- sufficient with a full solar power array and its own water supply. In 2014, Turner listed this gem for sale with Plantation Services. The reason? He felt this one-of- a-kind holding wasn't getting the use it deserved. St. Phillips Island is a jewel, one whose vistas range from tidal marshlands to Atlantic beaches and maritime forests. Improve- ments include Ted's personal 3,800-square-foot main house and a caretaker's house. The con- servation easement allows for up to ten more 4,000-square-foot residences to be built. The island is accessible only by boat, afford- ing its guests access to a paradise virtually untouched by man. St. Phillips is a prime catch for the avid outdoorsman. The Port Royal and Saint Helena sounds form an estuary that supplies year-round black drum, flounder, redfish, and speckled sea trout fishing. Other species available on a seasonal basis in- clude cobia, jack, ladyfish, and tarpon. Tidal shifts every six hours provide additional challenges for the ambitious angler. For the more adventurous who are looking to pick a fight, tiger sharks swim Port Royal Sound during the warmer months and offer the ultimate challenge. — Jeremiah Jensen South Carolina St. Phillips Island TURNER ENTERPRISES INC. FA L L 2 0 1 5 | The LandReport 79 LANDREPORT.COM FEATURED PROPERTY 4,680-acre Private Sea Island on the Atlantic Coast $23.777 million (843) 958-0222

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