079-0015

Sabine Hall

VLR Listing Date

05/13/1969

NRHP Listing Date

11/12/1969

NHL Listing Date

04/15/1970
1970-04-15

NRHP Reference Number

69000277
DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easements

Robert (“King”) Carter’s three sons each built a Georgian mansion on a plantation given to them by their father. Of the three, only Sabine Hall near Warsaw in Richmond County, the ca. 1738-42 home of Landon Carter, survives. Still owned by Carter’s descendants, the architecturally formal mansion was endowed with the requisite geometric proportions and fine brickwork, and was enriched with rusticated sandstone center bays. A ca. 1829 remodeling resulted in the present window sash, the north portico, and the lowering of the hipped roof. The wings are also later alterations, although the southeast wing incorporates an early dependency. The stately paneled hall is one of the country’s finest colonial rooms. The carved walnut stair, ascending in a lateral passage, likewise is one of the finest of the period. Sabine Hall’s terraced garden, which retains its original layout, is an important example of formal colonial landscaping.

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Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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