Hinson White Home

This charming 1916 house is representative of Daufuskie Island Gullah architecture. Residences were enhanced by porches which provided cooling shade in the hot, muggy summer. Residents could rock on the porch and enjoy the breeze. This house was built by Gullah craftsmen but always occupied by white families. House trim often was painted blue to ward off the evil spirits or “haints” (the native pronunciation of “haunts”). This color is usually referred to as “Haint Blue”. Watch for blue trimmed homes as you tour the island.

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