About This 1820 Greek Revival In Beaufort South Carolina
Moss hung oaks and grand southern homes rich in history line the streets of the Historic Landmark District in Beaufort, SC.. One of the finest and most notable homes is the Milton Maxcy House also referred to as Secession House. The home was originally built by Milton Maxcy, circa 1810, as a school for boys. In the 1840’s Edmund Rhett, brother of U.S. Senator Robert Barnwell Rhett purchased the home. The first meeting in favor of secession from the Union took place in the Milton Maxcy Home. During the Civil War, the home served many purposes from officers’ quarters, a hospital and as a Pay Master’s Station for Union Troops.
Edmund Rhett completely remodeled the home in a Greek Revival architectural style. Grand architectural elements such as Corinthian and Ionic columns, exquisite Italian marble mantels as well as elaborately detailed plaster moldings and medallions throughout this stunning home. Enjoy being steps from Historic Downtown Beaufort’s most well-known shops and restaurants and relax while watching lavishing sunset views along the Beaufort River. In addition to the main house and detached garage, the property includes the original separate 600+/- sq ft kitchen house. This unique property also allows for additional space to construct a carriage house with upstairs living quarters containing 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchens and living areas on the second floor.