Historic House Listings

Lewis Reeves Sams House, Circa 1852 in SC. Featured in Prince of Tides movie. $2,395,000

March 27, 2019

The Lewis Reeve Sams home was built in 1852. This home was used in the movie ‘Prince of Tides’. It is located on .47 acres in Beaufort, South Carolina. During the Civil War this home was used as a hospital for Union Army Officers. It was also headquarters to General Rufus Saxton. This home has also been known as the Bay Street Inn. Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 7,616 square feet. $2,395,000

From the Zillow listing:


This idyllic antebellum home which was built in 1852 by successful South Carolina cotton planter Lewis Reeve Sams is a rare opportunity to own a slice of Beaufort’s rich history. This 3 story 7,600 sq ft mansion has served as a hospital to Union Army officers, and headquarters to General Rufus Saxton during the Civil War. It has also been known as the ”Bay Street Inn,” and was featured in the ”Prince of Tides” movie, based on the novel written by iconic Pat Conroy. Unrivaled details of this home are found at every turn. The main level leads you to a jaw-dropping entrance with a sweeping staircase and holds the main living spaces including a library/media room, the t-shaped kitchen, formal dining room, family room & parlor. Remarkable elements include fluted windows and doors surro

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