Environmental Concepts LLC | The Hermitage
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The Hermitage


Murrells Inlet, SC

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The Wall Street Journal - chosen a "Winner": "Spooky Sales Pitches: A Myrtle Beach Developer uses the legend of a ghost haunting at a former plantation to sell the land, now a 14-lot subdivision." - December 7, 1994

Master Planning, Neighborhoods, Preservation Planning, Site Planning
About This Project

Heralded by the County Planning Agency for protecting the site’s cathedral of Live Oaks and native Cedars, The Hermitage Master Plan connects residents to a unique property that is rich in history and intertwined with the haunting tale of Alice Flagg as passed down through generations of local folklore.


Containing remnants from the days of working plantation status, Environmental Concepts strived to respect the historical significance of the land and legend whilst embracing the serene physical beauty and coastal salt marsh views.  Our services, which were designed to disturb not a single significant tree or historic ruin, included: Master Planning, Site Development Plans for the Public Realm, and Community Design Guidelines.


Mimicking historic Lowcountry homes nestled amongst Spanish moss-covered Live Oaks, the salt marsh estate homes are sited on several acres of land, some three-stories tall with elevators. It is not unusual to find appointments of quarried stone, cherry, cypress, and mahogany used in construction. Most have private pools, docks, and lush outdoor entertainment spaces with gardens and fountains – price tags have been seen at $4.3 million or more.