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Dating from circa 1720, this outstanding residence is distinguished as Charleston's oldest existing "single house," built for Col. Robert Brewton, a wealthy wharf owner, militia officer, and member of the Commons House of Assembly. This classic home remains much as it was over 250 years ago, beautifully restored as closely as possible to its 18th century form. Original heart pine floors and cypress wainscoting are preserved intact. The exterior quoins are believed to be the first purely decorative stucco quoins done in North America. This house is privately owned and not available for public tours. However, because it came up for sale just as the Charleston Multimedia Project was going online, we had the unusual opportunity to gather some photographs and descriptive text about the interior, mostly written by the current owner. We wish to express our appreciation to Gayle Canaday representing Sotheby's International Realty and Coldwell-Banker O'Shaughnessy Real Estate for providing us with photographs, and the owner, Dr. Dwane Thomas, for the following description. Persons wishing to inquire about the property may contact Gayle Canaday at 803 577 0001. The residence is offered at $1,600,000. Inspection by appointment only. --Don Beagle.