Welcome to Cassena House, a classic gem nestled in the heart of Beaufort's Historic Old Point neighborhood. This exquisite property, built in 1840, exudes Southern charm and elegance, offering a rare opportunity to own one of the largest lots in the area. The sprawling .76-acre property is conveniently located on the corner of Hamilton and Federal Streets and offers a spacious main house, carriage house and multiple beautifully maintained gardens.
Stepping inside the main house, you'll be greeted by beautifully preserved historic details and tasteful updates. Spanning 2,875 square feet, this residence boasts 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Original heart pine floors, meticulously restored millwork, mantels, and historically accurate ceiling cornices pay homage to the home's storied history. A symphony of modern luxury and classic sophistication, the main home is also adorned with custom wallpaper, fresh paint, elegant custom window treatments, and gorgeous chandeliers. Six fireplaces, each converted to gas, create a cozy atmosphere throughout the home.
The main floor is a harmonious blend of form and function, perfect for entertaining. Enter through the front door into a central hall, flanked by grand formal dining and living rooms. A small library with built-in shelving provides a comfortable place to read, while a breakfast/keeping room and den provide versatile spaces for everyday living. The kitchen, nestled at the rear of the main floor and overlooking the gardens, is the perfect place to cook with a gas cooktop, double ovens, dual sinks, ample cabinet space, and double wine cabinets. It also opens to the rear porch for indoor-outdoor connectivity.
The upper floor of the home features three bedrooms. The primary bedroom suite is a true retreat with an ensuite bathroom boasting double vanities, a spacious closet, and a dressing room. Two additional bedrooms, one with an ensuite bath, are the perfect spaces for guests.
There is also much to enjoy outside. South facing double porches (accessible from both the first and second floors) provide the perfect place to relax while capturing delightful peeks of the water. Mature, well-established gardens, accompanied by the gentle trickle of a fountain and the majestic presence of several live oak trees, further enhance the outside space.
An artful herringbone brick courtyard weaves between the main house and the carriage house, which was added in 2001. It features 720 square feet of added living space, which the current owners have utilized as a home office. The guest apartment is located on the upper floor and boasts a living room, full kitchen, separate bedroom, full bath, and a charming porch, which is perfect for extended stays or long-term rentals. The main floor of the carriage house also has a half bath along with a utility sink, second washer/dryer, and a garage bay.
Come experience the beauty of Beaufort's Historic Old Point neighborhood and delight in all of the beautiful details of Cassena House.
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