Oh, Savannah! Tour This Stunning 138-Year-Old Historic District Home
This gorgeous white Italianate home sits just steps from Forsyth Park in Savannah’s Historic District. Built in 1880 for a lumber merchant, the 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom house is fittingly full of beautiful woodwork from top to bottom. The house is currently listed by Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.59 million—a fair price when you take into account that the property boasts three full apartments: two garden-level units and a carriage house in the back courtyard—perfect not only for guests but also for renters to provide additional income.
The main house has three bedrooms, both casual and formal living areas, a large and fully updated kitchen, and an absolutely gorgeous piazza along the front of the house. The historic home still boasts many original features, like the hardwood floors, fireplaces, and built-ins. Oh, and if you’re ever feeling a little lazy, you can always take the elevator between all three floors. Take a look at some of the best parts of this beautiful Georgia home.
The house has a grand exterior, with dual staircases taking you up to the expansive front porch. Below the porch are the entrances to the two garden-level apartment units.
The Front Porch
This is the porch other porches aspire to be like. From the stately railing to the accented pediments over the windows and that perfectly haint blue ceiling, we’d wager this is one of the best spots in Savannah to sip a cocktail at sundown.
The front entrance of the home welcomes you with an impressive staircase and these stunning mahogany and heart pine striped floors—a fitting feature for the home of a lumber merchant.
To the left of the main entry hall is the formal living room. Opting for large cased openings instead of doors between rooms creates a more open-concept feel to the home.
The formal dining room shows off some of the house’s more impressive woodwork features: the built-ins, beautiful doors, and trim work have all been lovingly maintained and restored.
Also on the first floor is the completely modernized kitchen. We love how the light blue custom cabinets (which match the front door, by the way) complement the light marble countertops and stainless steel appliances.
There are two large bedrooms upstairs, each with their own fireplace and dark hardwood floors. The original millwork also continues upstairs. Original details like the transom windows above the doors provide charming character.
All of the home’s bathrooms have been renovated and brought into the modern era, compete with carrera marble and shiny fixtures. This one doesn’t completely forget the past, though—check out that glamorous clawfoot tub.
Whether they end up used by guests or renters, the apartment units on this property would be beautiful places to live in their own right. This is one of the garden floor units, featuring exposed brick and wooden ceiling beams. All three units have full kitchens and modern bathrooms.