1789 Elizabeth Barnwell Gough House Pending Sale in Beaufort, South Carolina

1789 Elizabeth Barnwell Gough House Pending Sale in Beaufort, South Carolina

$2,650,000 | Built 1789 | 8,120 Sq. Ft. | 3 Beds | 4 Baths | 0.74 Acres
705 Washington Street, Beaufort, South Carolina, United States, 29902
Rich in history and stunning period details, the Elizabeth Barnwell Gough House is pending sale after hitting the market for $2.65 million in Beaufort, South Carolina. Built in 1789, the home was restored by true preservationists and offers all the modern conveniences with a clear focus on true architecture. The residence underwent a full restoration including a copper roof, new bathrooms, new kitchen, wiring, and plumbing as well as HVA/C systems and the structure itself. There are eight working fireplaces in the home, all with beautifully detailed mantels and eleven-foot ceilings on the two main levels. The main level offers beautifully proportioned rooms with a wide center hall and flanking rooms including a library and living room, as well as a kitchen and dining room. Beautiful cypress paneling, intricate mantels and moldings, and original heart pine wide plank floors are throughout the two main levels. The dining room offers a separate bar area with heart pine counters and a private half bathroom. The eat-in kitchen is spacious and features a Garland gas stove and Traulsen refrigerator and freezer. A large butler’s pantry is adjacent to the kitchen and the center hall offers additional cabinetry for china and glasses as well as an additional refrigerator.
The second floor offers one of the more unique features of the home, a massive ballroom that opens to the second-story veranda. Also, there is an office or upstairs sitting room as well as two large bedrooms and bathrooms. One bathroom suite includes a washer/dryer area. There is a second porch that overlooks the gardens in the rear of the house. The brick floored ground level includes a media/recreation room and a bedroom with a bathroom and shower. A large laundry, mudroom, and art studio are also on this level as is plenty of storage space and an abundance of built-in cabinets. Exposed beams in the ceiling add character to these rooms that enjoy plenty of natural light and garden views. Outside you’ll find beautiful gardens that are adorned with gas lanterns.
The walled and electronically gated grounds contain a heated lap pool surrounded by formal gardens with mature landscaping interspersed with brick walkways. The garden plantings include Azaleas, Pittosporum, Boxwood mixed with citrus trees and surrounded by massive Live Oaks. A copper-roofed carport with an oyster shell drive and motor court are found at the back corner of the property. According to listing details, the residence is one of only a few two-story Tabby constructed homes in America and served as a hospital for the Massachusetts 57th Regiment. This historic home is pending sale and on the market for $2.65 million with Edward Dukes of Lowcountry Real Estate. Photography and information found on the agent’s listing. Shoutout to Captivating Houses for featuring this beautiful property!


















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