Ownership of the land was cloudy throughout reconstruction and well into the modern era in the possession of Pauline Pratt Webel. Ms. Webel also owned Goodhope Plantation near Ridgeland.
In 1972, the property passed to Robin Carrier. Ms. Carrier had the existing home designed by Savannah Architect Carl Helfrich and built by contractor James Artley, also of Savannah. She raised horses, pigs, sheep, soybeans, corn, and tomatoes on the 927-acre tract. Weekends were spent entertaining with hunts for doves, ducks, deer, turkey, and wild boar. Carrier sold the property to a Hilton Head developer in 1985. The new owner used the plantation as a quarter horse farm, and built the extensive system of fences (more than six miles in all) that endures as one of Oldfield’s most distinguishing features.
In 1998, the property was placed under contract by Crescent Resources, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, and the modern age of “Oldfield” began. More recently, in 2010, TI Oldfield Development acquired the balance of developer home sites and the assets of Oldfield.