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published : 2023-10-21

Alex Murdaugh's South Carolina Family Home Hits the Market Again

Convicted killer seeks new trial as his former residence goes up for sale

An aerial view of the Moselle Estate House in Islandton, South Carolina, where the Murdaugh family once resided. Taken with a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

The picturesque Moselle Estate House in Islandton, South Carolina, once the primary residence of the Murdaugh family, has been listed for sale once again. Alex Murdaugh, currently serving two life terms for the murder of his wife and son on the family's South Carolina hunting estate known as Moselle, has attracted attention with his defense team's request for a new trial. Highlighting allegations of jury tampering against County Clerk Rebecca Hill in 'The Fall of the House of Murdaugh,' FOX News' Martha MacCallum delves into the details.

Offered by the Crosby Land Company for $1.95 million, the property includes a 5,275-square-foot modern farmhouse and approximately 22 acres of open fields and a mature old-growth hardwood forest. Described as a quintessential southern vision of a classic and traditionally styled home with pine flooring and a sportsman's room, the listing boasts stunning high-end features.

This is the second time within a year that the four-bedroom, 4½-bathroom property has been put up for sale. It was purchased in March by Jeffrey Godley and James Ayer, who decided to sell the farmhouse and a portion of the surrounding acreage. However, the infamous dog kennels where Murdaugh committed the double murder are not included in the sale.

A serene shot of the open fields surrounding the Moselle Estate House, showcasing the beauty of South Carolina's countryside. Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

While the plot available for purchase is not the site of the tragic killings, it is where Murdaugh's housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, tragically slipped and fell on brick steps leading to the front entrance in February 2018. After her death, Murdaugh is accused of encouraging her sons to sue him, subsequently pocketing the $4.3 million in insurance payouts. Jurors in Murdaugh's murder trial visited the exterior of the grand home before finding him guilty on two counts of murder and other charges.

The property's entrance off Moselle Road is marked by stately brick columns, and a long oak-lined driveway leads to the hilltop home built in 2011. Inside, a two-story foyer with tongue-and-groove walls gives way to a spacious family room with vaulted ceilings. The high-end country kitchen is a standout feature, and the listing suggests the property is perfect as a compound, equestrian pursuits, hobby farm, or weekend retreat.

As Alex Murdaugh seeks a new trial, his surviving son Buster received a portion of the proceeds from the first sale, while the remainder went to creditors, including those involved in a fatal 2019 boat crash. On the same day that the Moselle Farm closed, the Murdaugh family's belongings were auctioned off in Georgia. The auction included items such as clothing, photos, and a custom leather sofa set that once adorned the home's living room.

The elegant interior of the Moselle Estate House, featuring the spacious family room with vaulted ceilings. Taken with a Nikon D850.

As this stunning South Carolina property hits the market once again, the narrative surrounding the Murdaugh family continues to captivate with its tales of tragedy, accusations, and the pursuit of justice.