The inspiration for this home was Dean Hall Plantation in South Carolina. First settled in 1725 by Alexander Nesbitt of Dean, Scotland, the land was sold by Nesbitt's heirs to William Augustus Carson in 1821 and a new plantation house was built in 1827 from brick made at Medway Plantation across the Back River. Carson soon developed his rice plantation property to the extent it resembled “a well ordered village”. The encircling deep gallery enabled the owner to keep an eye on the work in the rice fields and surrounding grounds The house was 1 ½ stories built over a raised basement with an exterior arched arcade. The service areas, kitchens, and storerooms were located on this ground level. The roof is a cross gable, flanked front and rear with dormers. Divided fanlights are set in the front and rear gables.
Sweet Bottom Drive - Berkeley County
Era: Antebellum
Style: French Colonial (1699-1840)
4008 Sweet Bottom Drive
Dean Hall Plantation – Berkeley County, SC (1827)
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