The George Mosse Stoney house was constructed circa 1798. Built in the Federal style, the house was remodeled in the Greek style in 1838, when wide double piazzas were added to further capitalize on the sweeping views and prevailing southern breezes from the Beaufort River. In addition, rear rooms were added to the structure, which was originally one room deep, creating a classic T-shaped Beaufort house. The home is shown in early paintings and photographs of Beaufort.The property was occupied by the Union Army from 1861-1865 and in 1866, Austrian jeweler Moritz Pollitzer, one of a number of European immigrants who arrived in post-Civil War Beaufort, purchased the home. Prominent in Beaufort politics and cultural life, the Pollitzers owned the property for five generations....
Later the home was converted into a duplex.The house has enjoyed a substantial and sensitive restoration and offers all the modern conveniences while retaining the qualities that make it one of the town's most important properties. Offering approximately 4,169 heated square feet, there are five bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath. The main floor offers a grand foyer, formal dining and living rooms, a kitchen, powder room and a den. The dining room, Living room and den all offer a fireplace. The dining room features Zuber wallpaper. The gourmet kitchen features an island, custom cabinetry, granite counters and Viking commercial grade appliances. All of the main floor rooms enjoy water views.
The ground floor contains two bedrooms and a bath. The second floor offers three bedrooms and two full baths. The master suite enjoys a sitting room and walk-in closet. Other notable features of the home include five gas fireplaces, original heart pine flooring, fine moldings to compliment the elegant and grandly scaled rooms. Wide wrap around porches totaling approximately 1,800 square feet on the first and second floors face south to maximize the enjoyment of the southern breezes and the stunning views of the Beaufort River.
The grounds and gardens of this approximate .66 acre property offers open lawn, beautiful formal gardens with brick pathways and borders with lush landscaping designed to enhance the privacy of the home. An electronic gate opens to a parking court and a garage. In addition, there is almost 1,745 sqft in covered storage, a tank-less water heater, and an irrigation system. A new deep-water dock extends into the Intracoastal waterway and is permitted for a boat lift. This exceptional home offers everything Beaufort has to offer, a storied history, walk-ability to shopping and dining and water access to the creeks and rivers that encompass the low country.