Historic House Listings

Oh my! “Marshlands”, Circa 1814. A National Landmark Property. Over one acre in SC. $2,650,000

August 16, 2019

Just imagine owning this masterpiece! “Marshlands” was built in 1814. It is located on 1.65 waterfront acres in Beaufort, South Carolina. This property is a National Landmark. “Marshlands” served as the backdrop for the novel, ‘A Sea Island Lady’, by Francis Griswold. Situated in Beaufort’s beautiful and historic Point neighborhood. And what a porch!!! It overlooks the shores of the Beaufort River. The interior has eleven foot ceilings, reeded woodwork, interior fanlights, beautiful staircase and original mantels. Six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 4,944 square feet. $2,650,000

From the Zillow listing:


Marshlands, circa 1814, is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Offering commanding views of the Beaufort River, the West Indies style white frame dwelling, with its red roof seems to float above the water and marsh. Privately positioned at the end of Federal and Pinckney Streets in downtown Beaufort, the home enjoys a 1.65 acre parcel on the Intracoastal Waterway. Wrapped by a massive south facing porch, the imposing house captures the prevailing sea breeze offering approximately 4,944 sqft and over 1,000 sqft of porches, the six bedroom, six bath home features a ground floor apartment and a dock. The stunning interior features grandly proportioned spaces including the entrance hall, dining and living rooms. Other highlights include eleven foot ceilings, reeded woodwork, interior fanlights, a graceful stairway and original mantels. Additional primary rooms include the library and an eat-in kitchen.  An application to extend the existing dock to deeper water is being submitted.
“Marshlands” served as the backdrop in the novel, “A Sea Island Lady”, by Francis Griswold.   Offered for the first time since the early 1970’s, this exceptional property is one of only a handful of opportunities to own a waterfront home in Beaufort’s beautiful and walkable historic “Point” neighborhood.


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