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601 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
MLS# 150976
6 beds  |  6.1 baths  |  7563 sqft

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Property Description
Lewis Reeve Sams, one of South Carolina’s most successful cotton planters, built this imposing mansion as his summer residence in 1852. Featured in the film, ''Prince of Tides'', this home represents one of Beaufort’s finest examples of Antebellum architecture. Grand in scale with elaborate mill-work, eight fireplaces, and original heart pine floors, this home offers five bedrooms, each with a bath, a primary gourmet kitchen, a secondary catering kitchen and an elevator. Graceful double-tiered verandas span the 3-story residence containing 7,187 square feet. In addition, the property offers a small outbuilding, ample off street parking and beautiful landscaped grounds. The history of this beautiful home is very interesting! We have included in the documents for your reading pleasure.

Listing, Location, Tax & Legal Info
Sub-Type: Single Family
For Sale/For Rent: For Sale
Major Area: Beaufort
Minor Area: Historic Dist/Old Pt.
Asking Price: 2695000
Current Price: 2695000
List Price/SqFt: 356.34
St #: 601
Street Name: Bay
St. Suffix: Street
County: Beaufort
State: SC
Zip Code: 29902
Key Code #: 221799
# Bedrooms: 6
Full Baths: 6
Half Baths: 1
Total Baths: 6.1
Family Room: Yes
Formal Dining Room: Yes
Fireplace: Yes
Garage/Carport: None
Waterfront: Marsh/Water/View
Dock: Not Applicable
Year Built: 1852
Aprox SqFt: 7563
General Property Description
View Description: Overlooking ICW
Shared Interest Y/N: No
Approx Acres: 0.5
Lot SqFt: 21780
Bank Owned: No
Short Sale: No
Zoning: Residential
Aicuz: No
Basement: No
Rental Duration: Not Applicable
Olrea/B: No
Tax Database ID: R120 004 000 0960 0000
Status Change Info
Status: Active
Property Features
Will Sell: Cash; Conventional
Approx. Age: Over 100 Yrs
Foundation: Other
Construction: Cypress/Cedar
Roofing: Other
Exterior Extras: Fence - Partial; Gutters; Irrigation System; Outbuilding w/Electric; Patio; Porch
Dining: Breakfast Area; Formal
Other Rooms: 1st Floor Bedroom; Family Room; Formal Liv. Room; Foyer; Library; Sun Room; Utility Room
Washer Connection: Yes
Dryer Connection: Yes
Floors: Tile; Wood Floor; Other (See Remarks)
Walls: Paneling; Sheetrock; Other
Fireplace: Three or More; Family Room; Gas; Living Room; Master Bedroom
Heating: Heat Pump; Zoned
Cooling: Heat Pump; Zoned
Appliances/Equipment: Cable TV/Available; Dishwasher; Disposal; Gas/Oven/Range; Ice Maker; Refrigerator; Vent Fan
Water & Sewer: Public Sewer; Public Water
Flood Insurance: Required
Possession: At Closing
Vacancy: Occupied
Showing Instructions: Agent Must Accomp; Notice Required
Recent renovations include new systems, a state of the art kitchen, a library / media room, new baths, an elevator, eight gas fireplaces, hand-carved moldings, heart of pine floors, high ceilings and large double-hung windows highlight this classic period home. The main level features a large veranda with captivating river views that opens to a grand entrance hall, beautiful chandeliers and a sweeping staircase entrance complete with appointments. Elegant fireplaces highlight the kitchen, living and dining rooms. A handsome paneled Library with built-in bookcases, a drop down media screen, modern kitchen with granite counters and top of the line appliances, a powder room and a rear porch complete this floor. On the upper level, a grand waterfront master suite, and three additional bedrooms, each with a fireplace and private bath. Expansive center hall and a private river-view Veranda. The garden level has a foyer with Welsh stone flooring, a large catering kitchen and two bedrooms each with full baths, a den and a separate sun porch. The original Cook's / Laundry house still stands in the backyard. Featured in numerous publications, the house is an excellent example of Greek Revival design adapted to the Beaufort Architectural style. Overlooking the scenic Beaufort River (Intracoastal Waterway) and facing the prevailing Southern breeze, the property encompasses 1/2 +/- acre and is fenced with intricately landscaped grounds that include a lovely garden, brick pathways and a terrace arbor. Located in the Point of Historic Beaufort, this home is a short walk from a number of fine restaurants, shops an outstanding waterfront park and a marina.

Listing Office: Lowcountry Real Estate

Last Updated: August - 25 - 2017

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