Historic Robert Smalls house built in 1834 is surrounded by a moss covered, open-weave brick fence. The grand double piazzas overlook the professionally landscape garden lining the entrance to the home. Facing south, the home takes advantage of cool breezes.
It has been meticulously restored; offers fine mill work and 12 foot ceilings. The gourmet kitchen features a Viking range & oven with 6 gas burners and griddle. Viking dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator/freezer, granite counter tops and porcelain farm sink finish out the kitchen. The wet bar is outfitted with a wine cooler and beverage center.
This approx. 3000 sq. ft. historic home offers 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and six gas burning fireplaces. The heart pine floors are original to the home. Located just blocks away from fine dining and shopping in downtown Beaufort.
History of the Robert Smalls House:
Robert Smalls was born a slave in a cabin near the rear of the property. In 1862, Smalls commandeered a side-wheeler and transported his family and 12 others through Union lines to freedom. With his reward money, Smalls purchased his former master?s home. He became one of South Carolina?s most prominent African-Americans, serving in the State Senate and House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, and as Customs Collector of the Port of Beaufort. In recognition of his remarkable life and career, Congress designated the house a National Historic Landmark in 1975. (Beaufort, HBF, 2003)
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