The Robert Smalls House represents a rare opportunity to own a stately historic home in ”The Point” historic area of Beaufort. South Carolina. The home’s classic approach includes formal gardens, a brick gate and wide porches.
Constructed in the 1800s and impeccably maintained, the property offers four bedrooms, five full baths and six fireplaces. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974 for its association with Robert Smalls (1839-1915).
Robert Smalls was the first African-American hero of the Civil War. He was later appointed to the rank of Major General in the South Carolina Militia during the Reconstruction period.
After the Civil War was over, Smalls returned to Beaufort to live and purchased the McKee house at 511 Prince Street where he and his mother had been enslaved. He was one of the founders of the Beaufort County, South Carolina Republican Club. He served on he Beaufort County School Board and helped to establish the first school built for African-American children. From 1869 to 1889, he served in both houses of the South Carolina Legislature and was elected to five terms in the United States Congress. His most important legislation during his five terms in Congress was a bill that led to the creation of Parris Island Marine Base in South Carolina.
The home is constructed with a formal living room on left side of central hall and a formal dining room on right.
The spacious kitchen features granite, Viking range, Sub Zero fridge and a dining area.
The renovated walk out lower level offers a bedroom, full bath, kitchen, office, sitting area and French doors to the gardens.
The property also features a very charming guest cottage with a bedroom and bathroom.
This historic estate is listed for $1.499 million with Cora Bett Thomas Realty and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.