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A war general’s $14 million historic house in South Carolina

A 957 acre South Carolina property that was once owned by an American Revolutionary War (1775 to 1783) general and rebuilt in 1949 by a woman who was a pioneer in saving historic homes is for sale.

Peter Horry

Brigadier General Peter Horry was a South Carolina planter who joined Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion in a campaign of guerilla warfare against British troops during the American Revolutionary War.

He fought at the Battle of Fort Moultrie and commanded a light horse regiment at the Battle of Quinby Bridge.

The historic home was disassembled and reassembled by Cornelia Sage.
The historic home was disassembled and reassembled by Cornelia Sage.

Winyah Bay, South Carolina

After the war, he retired to his spectacular plantation, Dover, and served in South Carolina’s Senate and House of Representatives. Located on South Carolina’s Winyah Bay, the historic property has now been listed for sale at US$14.75 million.

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A screened-in porch offers lots of room fro entertaining.
A screened-in porch offers lots of room for entertaining.

1800s Main House

Dover’s main house was built in the early 1800s but was destroyed by fire and later reconstructed by Cornelia Sage who, along with her husband, Henry, bought the property in the early 1900s.

This elegant mural is sure to impress.
This elegant mural is sure to impress.

Cornelia was a pioneer of deconstructing and reconstructing historic homes, carefully maintaining the original materials and workmanship.

Hardwood floors and a fireplace enhance the spacious primary bedroom.
Hardwood floors and a fireplace enhance the spacious primary bedroom.

Woodlawn Plantation house

Cornelia built her new home in 1949, mostly from parts of other homes, including the historic Woodlawn Plantation house that had previously been disassembled to make way for the Depression-era Santee Cooper Lakes project near Charleston, South Carolina.

Gorgeous period staircases connect the two-and-a-half stories.
Gorgeous period staircases connect the2.5 storeys.

Dover, South Carolina

Cornelia had the disassembled house moved down the Santee River to Dover to keep it from being flooded. She then had it reassembled into the

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