This Downtown Savannah Home Blends Historic Charm with Modern Amenities
Even if you love historic houses that are a little rough around the edges, one of the worst comments someone can make about your home is that it’s dated. Dated means your decor and stylings are noticeably of another era, and while it’s easy for an older home to fall into that camp, the best ones don’t. Like this downtown Savannah house, which perfectly mixes old and new like they were always meant to be that way. This circa-1888 Italianate home is currently for sale, listed by Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.65 million and is the epitome of luxury city living. Take a look at some of the most beautiful spaces this house has to offer.
This charming corner-lot house may appear to be a smaller, city-sized row house, but it’s actually quite large. The interior is over 3,400 square feet, and the house itself sits on a quarter-acre lot. The beautiful brick exterior is accented with black shutters and cream trimwork. And just look at all of those windows.
A quarter-acre lot is nothing to turn your nose up at when it comes to downtown living. And the former homeowners of 319 Abercorn Street have made the most of this home’s outdoor space. The spacious backyard has a nice mix of stone courtyard and grassy areas. There’s a quaint little koi pond, established landscaping, and strands of bistro lights hanging above the sitting area.
When you walk through the front door of the house, there’s a grand foyer that opens up to living areas in each direction. There is intricate parquet wood flooring throughout the first level of the house like you see here in the dining room. The house in drenched in natural light, even on the first floor, thanks to all those floor-to-ceiling windows.
Off the other side of the foyer lies the formal living room, which boasts a fireplace and more of the ornate trim work that accents this historic home. There are beautiful chandeliers throughout the home, most mounted upon stunning ceiling medallions fitting of the house’s age.
The standout feature in this home is undoubtedly the large, modern kitchen. Even though it has all the conveniences a 21st-century chef could desire (spacious marble countertops, stainless steel appliances), the kitchen retains some more charming, historically minded features: the cabinetry’s “feet,” the detailed molding that mimics the crown molding throughout the rest of the house, and the large pantry cabinet and island that feel more like pieces of furniture than custom cabinets.
Across from the half of the kitchen pictured above is this sweet little sitting area that looks out over the courtyard—a perfect spot for company or family to hang in the kitchen while you’re cooking in a historic house that lacks a more open-concept layout. There’s an additional living area on the first floor that can serve as an office, den, or bedroom.
This gorgeous wood staircase loops around from the first floor to the third (currently an unfinished attic storage space waiting to be renovated). The flooring on the second floor is a more traditional plank style of wood flooring that shows its age in the best way possible.
There are two bedrooms on the second floor of the house, and the master suite (pictured here) is one of the finest we’ve seen. The bedroom itself is beautiful, with built-in bookshelves, a fireplace, and lots of natural light. But the en suite is what truly shines. A gorgeous master bathroom features a double vanity and modern fixtures. Off of that is an enormous walk-in closet with floor-to-ceiling custom cabinets and drawers.