Designed by Architect Ezra White and built in 1769, the Miles Brewton House is considered one of the most complete Georgian townhouses in the United States. It's considered a "double house" in Charleston because it is twice the width of the average historic Charleston home. The narrow row-home style of Charleston's early homes allowed residents to take advantage of breezes from the harbor when they opened up windows on both sides of the narrow homes. So while more elegant, this home was probably much warmer in the sweltering Charleston summers in an era before air-conditioning.
This home was occupied on two different occasions by armies who used it for their headquarters. It was occupied by the British during the Revolution and the Federal Garrison after the end of the Civil War. The Brits even left some graffiti etched into the mantle that remains to this day.
My favorite part of the house is the wrought iron fence, topped with chevaux de frise — or iron spikes. These spikes became popular in Charleston following a slave insurrection plot in 1822. However, most were melted down for artillery during the Civil War. One of the only remaining examples can be seen at the Miles Brewton House.
This photograph was captured with a Sony a6300.