We were impressed that we received a personal tour of this plantation. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us all about this Edward Hand who defected from the British army to join the Patriots. He was practicing medicine and became also Adjutant General. His older brother in Ireland had inherited their parents' estate. In the new country, Edward was able to build his dream house. When I entered that home the colors and the light made me think it was just build recently.
Edward was happy here, but died 8 years later, probably from an intestinal bug. His wife died not much later. His son John B. committed suicide shortly after that for some reason. Since then the house was considered haunted.
I was impressed how this house was build. The stairs crosses the view of one of their large windows. The reason for this window to be placed there was to give ample light in both the main hallway and the upper hallway. Ingenious! It's unbelievable how much light comes into this house from the outside.
It was a worthwhile tour!
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