• 601 Bay Street

    Beaufort, South Carolina
  • $2,695,000 US


PROPERTY INFORMATION

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. 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.

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.