Cassena - Circa 1840 Ideally located deep in the heart of Beaufort's Historic Point neighborhood and surrounded by similar and complementary homes, Cassena enjoys a sizable .74 acre corner lot at Hamilton and Federal Streets. Set comfortably off the street and surrounded by mature gardens, the house offers south facing double porches designed to enjoy the afternoon sea breeze. The front door opens to a center hall and staircase, and is flanked by a large formal dining and living rooms. Original floors, and period millwork is featured along with Adams style mantels and ceiling cornices salvaged from a nearby house. Located further down the hall is a small library, a music room and a den. The library offers beautiful built-in shelving.
All of the primary rooms offer fireplaces and abundant natural light. A kitchen is located at the rear of the home, adjacent is a rear porch and access to the driveway. The kitchen offers a gas cooktop, double ovens, two sinks and abundant cabinetry. Also on this floor is a half bath and laundry.
Upstairs, in addition to the primary suite, there are two spacious bedrooms, (one of the bedrooms does not contain a closet) one served by an adjacent hall bath and the other with an en-suite bath. The primary suite enjoys the east side of the hall and offers a large bath with dual vanities, a walk-in closet with ample built-in cabinetry and a sitting/dressing room. The upstairs porch is accessed from the center hall and offers a private space to observe the grounds and surroundings.
A short walk from the main house is a separate building constructed in 2001, housing a guest apartment, an art studio and a garage. The guest apartment is located upstairs and features a living room, a full kitchen and a separate bedroom and bath. Cleverly designed, the apartment offers multiple exposures from each room and includes beautiful pine flooring. The first floor enjoys the private art studio, a porch and a half bath, ideal for garden entertaining. The garage offers a large stainless steel sink and an additional washer/dryer. An attached brick patio offers ample space to enjoy the boxwood garden. The west side garden is designed around a stunning fountain. Other highlights of the grounds include extensive mature landscaping, a gravel and brick lined rear driveway with patios matching the driveway herringbone pattern A large rear yard is located to the rear of the guest house.
Also known as the John Bythewood House, Cassena was sold during the civil war for non payment of taxes. The house was damaged in the hurricane of 1893 and later purchased and restored by H.T Danner, whose family owned the estate known as the Castle,located across the street. Stories attached to the house suggest that boatloads of islanders were unloaded on the front porch during the storm.
One of Beaufort's most storied and treasured homes.
Main house approx heated sqft is 2876, office/ guest quarters approx heated sqft is 719, garage approx sqft is 221
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