Located in the sought after “Point” neighborhood in downtown Beaufort, Chaplin Court, circa 1810, is only a short walk to restaurants, the downtown marina and shopping. Rich in history, the house has been tastefully restored and offers beautiful heart pine floors, with high ceilings all flooded with natural light. Wide, wrap around porches welcome guests and capture the southern sea breeze.
The house was built in the classic Beaufort “T” architectural style, with beautiful living and dining rooms, both featuring exceptional millwork, flanking the entrance hall. Unusual for a house of this period, the house also contains a “great room” style family room/kitchen that spans the width of the home.
The chef's style kitchen offers top of the line appliances, including a SubZero refrigerator, a Viking gas range and Dacor double ovens. Cooks will appreciate the walk-in pantry and the heart pine topped island with second sink.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a breakfast area with a fireplace, one of ten in the home. Beyond is the family room, again with a fireplace, and both the kitchen and family room open to the wrap around porch. A stacked washer and dryer is hidden away in the powder room with an additional washer and dryer located on the ground floor.
A hyphen connecting the original structure to a recently added sun room includes a built-in bar and butler's pantry as well as a powder/laundry room. A sun room with a vaulted ceiling anchors the rear of the house and is surrounded by the green side gardens and yard.
The second floor offers three spacious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath and fireplace. The large primary suite includes an extensive walk-in closet and easy access to the porch.
The ground floor offers a kitchen and sitting area, as well as two additional bedrooms, a full bath and a second laundry room. This floor is ideal for use as a guest or in-law suite, and could host a gym, artist studio or playroom. The kitchen includes granite counters and a built in coffee bar. This expansive area offers exposed beams, brick walls and acid stained concrete floors. There is ample storage throughout the home, and this floor in particular, which also includes unique wine storage.
Outside, the grounds include mature landscaping with brick edged walkways, a fountain and a beautiful herringbone pattern brick parking court. The spacious side yard provides ample room for additional gardens or possibly a swimming pool. Additional features of the home and grounds include a standing seam metal roof, as well as an irrigation system equipped with the Greenbug pest system. There are two water meters, one for the interior water and one for the irrigation. In addition to full interior and exterior paint, there are four new Carrier HVA/C units that have recently been installed and spray foam insulation has been applied in the attic.
Classic in design, brimming with history and completely restored, this ideally located home is not to be missed.