Modern Luxury Meets Historic Charm in This Downtown Savannah Stunner
Savannah’s downtown historic district is full of postcard-worthy views, from the low-hanging live oak branches and quaint parks to the stately homes, and the house at 20 West Jones Street is no exception. Located just a few blocks from Forsyth Park, this Greek Revival townhouse is a true jewel of Georgia’s oldest city.
Fresh off an extensive renovation, the circa-1848 house is currently for sale, listed for $6 million by Staci Donegan at Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. The four-story home boasts 8,700 square feet of living space, double porches that stretch the length of the house, and a resort-like pool and side yard. Original features have been restored and no detail was overlooked in transforming this one-of-a-kind property. Take a look at some of the stunning spaces in this historic home that’s full of modern luxuries.
With a classic cream and black color palette, the exterior retains the home’s original historic features, likely not far different from how it looked 170 years ago.
The formal parlor greets guests at the front corner of the house and is filled with light from the large front windows and a pair of French doors that open out onto the lower porch running the length of the original house. Although the home has been completely modernized, charming original details remain intact, including the heart pine floors, marble fireplaces, and hefty trim and millwork.
A Chef’s Kitchen
There’s no need to worry about keeping things neat while you cook for guests when you’ve got a spacious butler’s pantry and a walk-in refrigerator. This gorgeous marble island need only be used for serving. Classic paint colors and thoughtful details like pediments over the doorways and rich hardwood floors help this modern kitchen addition blend in with the rest of this 19th-century home.
Let There Be Light
Why hang out in the kitchen, you ask? Opposite the large island is this stunning wall of windows lighting up a sweet dining area complete with built-in banquette seating. The transom windows at the ceiling continue around the perimeter of the entire kitchen, adding to the beauty and architectural interest of the space.
The master bedroom, with access to the upper-level porch, is one of five bedrooms in the main house, in addition to a ground-level suite (complete with its own high-end kitchen and bath) and a roomy two-bedroom, two-bathroom carriage house above the attached garage that’s prime for renters, au pairs, or in-laws.
His and Hers
The master bathroom showcases the best of new and old, with one of the house’s eight original fireplaces, stunning vanities set on walls of exotic marble, and large windows.
His and Hers Pt. 2
And let’s not look past the gorgeous custom closet that is the ultimate contradiction to old houses not having ample storage space. Speaking of details: All four floors of the house are accessible via elevator, making townhouse living much easier on the knees.
No luxury home would be complete without an equally impressive outdoor area. Taking a nod from Charleston's classic single house layout, double porches stretch the length of the original house, allowing for additional entertaining (downstairs) and relaxing (upstairs) space in Savannah’s temperate climate. The manicured side yard includes a walled garden, petite lawn, and pool.