New Listing! Beautifully Modernized Classic Victorian Townhome

Posted December 23, 2016
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116 W Duffy St Savannah GA

Welcome home to 116 West Duffy Street, a MUST SEE classic Victorian townhome located on the prosperous blocks of Duffy Street, steps away from excellent restaurants, Forsyth Park, a beautiful French Wine shop, the Brighter Day natural food store, other existing and planned neighborhood amenities, and much much more.

See all the images, virtual tour and current pricing here: www.116WDuffy.com

Originally built as part of a triplex for Charles Kohler in 1891, this townhome was probably the one he built for himself to live in as it has the wider lot and finer detailing, like the pair of slate fireplace surrounds in the main floor double parlors. Beautifully modernized for today’s lifestyle, this home beckons you!

Basking in mid-day winter sun, 116 West Duffy glows with warmth, while the shadows nicely show off the beautiful Victorian detailing. As you approach, you will notice the great period bay window, lovely front porch, and vestibule leading into the home. Be invited in by way of the double front doors and you will find solid, original heart of pine flooring that runs throughout much of the home. The beautiful banister and newel post grace the stairs leading to the bedroom level.

From the foyer to your left is the living room, referred to as the front parlor, which basks in the mid-day sun. This cozy and inviting space is a great spot for entertaining friends, and evening relaxing. The slate mantel is one of two original mantles on this level. The new chandelier is one of a pair you will find in the home. You will love the working pocket doors that can close off the dining room, or allow for an open floor plan when opened. High ceilings and wide doorways lend a feeling of good flow, and add a nice spacial quality to the home.

The lovely dining room showcases the original heart of pine floors, and the side window is a bonus allowing natural light to this room.

The beautiful all-white kitchen in a family chef’s dream featuring Corian countertops, abundant cabinet and counter space, and a spacious breakfast bar with seating. The comfortable and contemporary breakfast room overlooks and provides access to the back deck through fabulous French doors.

Also on the main level is the hall powder room for the convenience of your guests.

Ascend the beautiful staircase to the bedroom level. The roomy master showcases a south facing bay window, lighted ceiling fan, gleaming heart of pine floors, plenty of closet space, Victorian mantel and surround, plus a lovely large window seat the current owners recently added. The heart of pine floors continue to the private master bath, formally a trunk room, highlighting double vanities, additional built-in storage, and a shower over tub. The two secondary bedrooms, both with plenty of closet space and refreshing lighted ceiling fans, the second full bath, and conveniently located laundry area with included washer and dryer are on this level as well.

The spacious back deck is well-designed to take advantage of the French doors leading out from the breakfast room, making entertaining a breeze. The deck offers views of the garden area and gated fence leading to your three off-street parking spaces.

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Best Places to Workout in Savannah, Georgia

Posted: December 19, 2016

savannah-gymThe New Year is almost here and when it arrives, it will be time to get on that New Year’s resolution. While you may not be ready to think about it yet, if you plan to get healthier, finding a great place to workout may be a good starting step.

Savannah is packed with great gyms, trails and places to keep fit. Here are some of the top choices if you’re looking for a great place to workout in Savannah.

Planet Fitness

A top gym found across the country, Planet Fitness is known as a “judgement free zone.” They cater to the regular person and not just the body builder looking to pump iron. Whether you’re just getting started in the gym or you just want a place you can workout without the typical gym atmosphere, this might be the right choice for you.

Locations are found at 3609 Ogeechee Road and 1100 Eisenhower Drive. Both locations are open 24 hours a day.

Train Me 24/7

Another top gym found in Savannah is called Train Me 24/7. This gym offers plenty of equipment and they offer customized nutrition and exercise programs you can enjoy, as well. Whether you just prefer a gym with a luxury feel or you want to take advantage of nutrition coaching, personal training, bootcamps and other services, this may be the right gym for your needs.

Locations are found at 5 Johnny Mercer Boulevard, 140 Johnny Mercer Boulevard, 902 East 67th Street and 122 Pikemakers Circle #209. The 140 Johnny Mercer location is a new gym called FIT. It’s known as the most exclusive gym in Savannah and perfect for celebrities and others looking for the best of the best for their 2017 workouts.

Stroller Strong Moms

Maybe you recently had a baby and you’re ready to lose the baby weight. Stroller Strong Moms provides a total body workout with your stroller. The classes are held outside and last for about an hour. You’ll enjoy fitness within a park setting with about 10-15 minutes of core working out, stretching, a warm-up and some running or walking. These classes are designed specifically for new moms and you don’t even have to leave your child at home.

Walking, Running and Hiking Options

forsyth-parkIf you don’t prefer a gym or a structured class, you can still get fit outdoors by walking, running or hiking. There are several parks and trails you can enjoy throughout Savannah, GA.

Forsyth Park is a great choice for walking or jogging. You can even take a bike ride here with a trail making a one-mile lap. Daffin Park, Lake Mayer Community Park and the Oatland Island Wildlife Center offer other great park options for walking, running or hiking.

Savannah Bike Tours

Guided tow-hour bike rides are offered by Savannah Bike Tours. These are great for those looking to get fit and see the city. If you prefer a more leisurely pace for your exercise, mix one of these tours into a regular week of bike rides and you’ll be glad you did.

Even if you don’t have a bike yet, you can rent one from Savannah On Wheels. They offer plenty of great bikes if you prefer a self-guided tour or you want to give bike riding a try before you purchase your own bike.

Other Great Workout Options in Savannah

Along with the gyms, parks and tours above, you can enjoy plenty of CrossFit gyms throughout Savannah, such as School of Elite Fitness. There are also a couple of YMCAs which offer gyms, swimming pools, indoor tracks and plenty of classes. Choose from the YMCA Of Coastal Georgia, Pryme Tyme YMCA, Islands Branch YMCA or West Chatham YMCA in Pooler.

No matter where you choose to workout, you’re sure to be on your way to achieving your goals for 2017 once you have a plan in place.

Which Savannah Restaurants are Open Christmas Day?

Posted: December 8, 2016

christmas-dayIf you’re looking for a place to get together with family for Christmas Day, you’re in luck. Some Savannah restaurants are actually open on Christmas for all to enjoy. Even if you don’t head out on Christmas day, all of these restaurants are a great choice to visit during the holiday season.

17Hundred90 – 307 East President Street

Those looking for luxurious dining and pampering service will find it at 17Hundred90. This restaurant is known for the incredible personal service and the most amazing dishes. Many Christmas staples will be available on Christmas Day for just $34. They also provide an incredible menu to enjoy throughout the holiday season.

Moon River Brewing – 21 West Bay Street

Something a bit more casual can be found at Moon River Brewing. They will be open on Christmas Day and it may actually be their busiest day of the year. It’s a laid back place you can enjoy with friends, family or just by yourself.

Sorry Charlie’s Oyster Bar – 116 West Congress Street

A place serving incredible Southern cuisine in one of the oldest commercial establishments in Savannah, Sorry Charlies Oyster Bar is the right place for seafood. Along with plenty of holiday treats, they will have all types of fresh seafood and a bustling atmosphere perfect for socializing.

Dub’s Public House – 225 West River Street

As the oldest sports bar in Savannah, Dub’s Public House provides an escape from the hoopla of the holidays. You can get away and enjoy a holiday feast with happy hour starting at 2pm on Christmas day. Those looking for a no-frills place to hang out and relax will enjoy Dub’s.

Bohemian Hotel – 102 West Bay Street

Known as the Yuletide Rocks On The River, the Bohemian Hotel will hold an evening perfect for those looking for fun and traditional. It’s $55 for the night, which provides an incredible spread and plenty of warm hospitality for your Christmas Evening.

The Westin Savannah – 1 Resort Drive

christmas-dinnerThe Westin will provide a Christmas Day Brunch and a Christmas Day Dinner. It overlooks the Savannah River from Hutchinson Island and provides some of the finest dishes you will find in the area. The holiday meals will include plenty of great favorites with something for everybody to enjoy.

Little Italy Neighborhood Restaurant – 138 Johnny Mercer Boulevard

Maybe you enjoy Italian cuisine and want to make this holiday all about it. At Little Italy, you can enjoy many Italian dishes and one of the best Christmas Dinners in the area.

Tondee’s Tavern – 7 East Bay Street

You won’t be along if you head to Tondee’s Tavern on Christmas. They provide wonderful seafood dishes with a southern twist, along with some of the best salads in the area. If you enjoy a ghost story, don’t forget to ask about the resident ghosts.

The Chart House – 202 West Bay Street

Local cuisine with plenty of great seafood will be found on Christmas Day at The Chart House. This restaurant is one of the best for families and groups to enjoy during the holiday season.

Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub – 117 West River Street

christmas-feastPlenty of history is found at Kevin Barry’s and you’ll enjoy the holiday season here. The dishes are wonderful with plenty of great choices on tap, as well. Enjoy a warm meal and fun with your family, friends or meet a few strangers at this traditional Irish Pub.

While many places are closed on Christmas Day, these Savannah restaurants are all open. They will not only provide what you need on the day of Christmas, but also throughout the holiday season. Make sure you call to inquire about reservations before showing up, however.