On my last post, I wrote about the relaxing trip we took to Hilton Head Island on the coast of South Carolina early in November. The weather was great except for one day that was cold, 54 degrees, and rainy. We planned a house tour that day to stay inside. Come join us!
www.RoseHillMansion.com for the background. I just wanted to share some pictures we took with you.
The owners lived in the gardener's cottage for three years while the house was renovated. Yes, you can rent the cottage!
When you enter the wide double doors, this beautiful staircase is the first thing you see. Yes, you can rent the house for weddings!
Now, the dining room....where we were served wonderful refreshments: pound cakes, cobblers, pimento cheeses, etc.
Now for the rest of the story. During the civil war, Union forces occupied Hilton Head. When they fired on Bluffton, they spared Rose Hill. History says they didn't burn the house because the troops thought it looked like a church. In fact, the same architect designed the Church of the Cross in Bluffton. But others say no. Dr. John Kirk, the builder of both Rose Hill and the Church of the Cross, was a beloved doctor who took care of both Confederate and Union troops who were wounded.
A beautiful day in the low country....Thank you for joining us!