Thursday, May 2, 2013

Photography Post - Drayton Hall

John Drayton, who was born on neighboring Magnolia Plantation, built this home in 1742. It is said to be one the more perfect examples of Georgian architecture. It sits on the Ashley River near Charleston.



As opposed to restored properties such as those at Williamsburg, Drayton Hall has been preserved. It  stands just as it was with nothing done to "bring it back to its original grandeur." No fresh paint, no fixed plaster. The paint you see dates back to the generations who have lived in the house. Little changed since the beginning. It was built with the finest materials by fine craftsmen at the time.

There is no furniture which gives one the opportunity to appreciate the house, its design, and features better.


This a shot on the main floor looking from one main room into another through a small alcove.


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