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The S.C. Mansion that Served as Robert E. Lee's Pied-à-Terre

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Location: Charleston, S.C.
Price: $12,950,000
The Skinny: After the conclusion of the Civil War, defeated Confederate General Robert E. Lee remained a respected member of the southern establishment, so much so that, while visiting the owner of this massive Federal manor in Charleston, he took to the balcony to address a crowd of well-wishers who had gathered on the streets below. Today, the crowds might flock here to see a pristine example of a 200-year-old mansion, complete with delicate, recently restored woodwork and moldings, three original outbuildings, 1.25 acres of formal landscaping, and a tall masonry wall to ensure privacy. Even without the incredible historic detail, the 15,000-square-foot property would be something to gawk at, and so is the price: $13M. That's a $9.5M premium over the previous sale, $3.5M in 2004, but who knows how much was spent in the elaborate restoration of this classic estate.
· 60 Montagu St [Zillow]