Welcome to Beaufort, S.C., the second oldest city in the state behind Charleston. Founded by the British in 1711, Beaufort is home to magnolia trees, Spanish moss and antebellum architecture, like the Robert Smalls House.
This huge wraparound sunroom and screened porch provide the perfect place for outdoor entertaining. A large dining table with space for six guests sits beneath a modern pendant light with patterned outdoor carpeting.
High vaulted ceilings in natural wood tones give this traditional farmhouse living room a grand, open feel. Built-ins provide plenty of storage, a leather and fabric sofa provides comfy seating, and the French doors lead to the nearby screened porch.
The property was named for Robert Smalls, an important figure to both Beaufort and American History as a whole. Smalls was an African American man born into slavery, who commandeered a Confederate ship and delivered its passengers to freedom. He eventually returned to Beaufort, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and bought this house, which had been owned by his slave master. It's now a National Historic Landmark.