Colding-Walker (also known as Robwood) House
(Robwood) Colding-Walker House, ca. 1853, is a one and one-half story residence set upon a raised brick
basement. The historic core of the building, which dates to the mid-nineteenth century, consists of a
typical side gables massed plan arrangement with a central hallway. Today the appearance of the
building is largely defined by Victorian detailing introduced during an extensive renovation conducted in
the late 1890’s. A full-width wrap-around porch embellished with Victorian spindlework detailing
denominates the main façade. A gable front portico supported by thin chamfered posts shelters a
double stairway that leads to the main entrance. Two large gabled dormers and a central gabled
walkout extend from the roof at the front and rear of the building. The exterior of the residence is clad
with weatherboard while the gable ends and dormers are covered with shingles laid in a staggered
formation. This house represents the evolution of a typical lowcountry planter’s dwelling from a simple
one-story, lateral gable house to a stately residence embellished with Victorian detailing. The building
retains much of its historic fabric and is a fine example of Folk Victorian smokehouse and barn. It was
listed in the National Register April 30, 1996.