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Dubbed as one of the finest two-story frame houses in the United States, the William Gibbes House is a grandiose classical Georgian dwelling in Charleston, South Carolina. It was built around the 1770s and then redecorated in 1794 by William Gibbes, the wealthiest Colonial merchant-planters at the time. When the house was acquired by the Smith family in the 1800s, they added Adamesque elements into the exteriors, like its marble front steps. Most of the interior is of the Adam style as well.

In 1928, Mrs. Washington Roebling acquired the property in 1928 and immediately set off to restoring the grounds. She hired Loutrel Briggs for the job who revived the garden to its earlier state and elegance.

The William Gibbes House was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
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