Free Standing Circa 1888 Victorian Gem in Wesley Ward

December 20, 2017

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Free standing Circa 1888 Victorian gem in Wesley Ward just steps to Whitefield Square. Unbelievable opportunity for the creative buyer looking to leave a mark in Savannah’s Historic Landmark District. Initial work has been completed, and now the house is ready to be brought up to the next level. What is old is new again!

Originally one of three identical side-by-side late 19th century ‘spec’ homes built for the Chatham Real Estate and Investment Company, 419 East Taylor Street remains in virtually original condition. Early 20th century wall paper still hangs, many panes of “wavy glass” windows are in place, hardwood floors are in excellent condition, and fireplace mantelpieces, as well as all the wood trim, are in great condition.

This is a Historic Preservationist’s dream with everything virtually intact and wonderful. Enter to the foyer, and the front parlor is to your left with a bay window facing north and additional windows facing east. All the porch-facing ground floor windows in this home were designed as pocket windows with a gap above so they can be used as entries onto the side porch. Adjacent to the front parlor is the dining room with wonderful details. Notice the hardwood flooring throughout the home, which has never had any damage as far as we can tell. Also notice all the downstairs doors are French style with original glazing and staining, and all the original glass doorknobs throughout are intact.

The generously sized kitchen offers south facing windows and a door leading onto a small east facing side porch. There is also a large pantry, all in original condition and also featuring a window, which provides additional space to use for an updated kitchen floor plan if desired.

Ascend the staircase to the bed and bath level and notice the beautiful woodwork and preserved condition of the handrails and balusters as you go up. You should see the north and east facing windows in the master bedroom with amazing intact architectural features! So many options here, including joining it with a new doorway leading into what is currently the old trunk room, which would make a wonderful en-suite master bath. The second bedroom offers windows facing north, east and south, and the third bedroom offers south facing windows and original built-ins. There is also a full bath on this level.

The property sits on the southwest corner of Price Street and East Taylor Street just a few steps to Whitefield Square and within Wesley Ward. The wards are the true heart of Historic Savannah. You would have to travel quite a ways back in time to find such an amazingly preserved and untouched Victorian house in this excellent location! Come make it your Savannah dream project!

Posted: September 26, 2017

Prime Site on Busy Street in Landmark Historic District! May be Developed!
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115 East Broad Street Savannah Georgia

May be developed! Tear down the existing circa 1975 office building/ranch style house and build it up! Prime site on busy street in Landmark Historic District. The lot is approximately 67.5 feet wide along East Broad and 60.5 feet wide along the State Street side. Zoned RIP-A, and in the safest Flood Zone (X) that we have in Chatham County, this is a great location for investment.

Flexible: Existing building has been used as 3BR/1BA residential home or office space with 4 offices, bath & conference room/kitchen/breakroom — with developable land! Some buildable options include: a 3-story townhome project; office space on the ground floor with residential above; condominium development; or develop the western half and keep the existing one and a half story building. It would probably be possible to add dormers to the sloped roof and create additional square footage and a second story in the attic of the existing house. Lots of ideas abound!!

This is a great neighborhood for development. The Savannah College of Art and Design’s Norris Hall is one block north at the corner of Broughton and East Broad Streets, and the neighborhood around 115 East Broad has been undergoing renovations including the most recent — the total renovation of a historic mixed use building one block south on East Broad between President and York Streets. There is also a large three story circa 1915 historic red brick building across the street, now a condominium conversion, as well as a 10-year established farm to table restaurant catty-corner across the street, and a recently renovated office building down the block.

The property sits a block away from Greene Square, and Broughton Street is two blocks away – it’s an excellent location!

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630 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, Georgia – The Webster-Hopkins House

Posted: August 28, 2017

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The Webster-Hopkins House – Framed in History!

The Webster-Hopkins House is a lovely three bedroom home on a deep roomy lot surrounded by lush lawns and gardens, which overlook old Estill Avenue, renamed Victory Drive after World War One. Constructed in 1950 of wood frame and red brick, the current owners are only the fourth to occupy the home and they have lovingly cared for the property and grounds, recently updating the kitchen and baths including a large luxe tiled shower. 630 East Victory Drive is a writer’s haven, and, if the walls could talk, there might be a mystery or two to solve, along with a few presidential stories to share as well.

As you approach the home by way of the circular driveway, notice the extensive landscaping, manicured lawns, well-clipped shrubs, and abundant well-cared-for details welcoming you.

Enter to the spacious and beautifully appointed living room showcasing a lovely fireplace and enjoying warm light, which bathes the room.

Going back from the living room leads to the library/den area overlooking the back gardens and featuring wonderful built-in storage and handsome paneling. Great light illuminates this room, and sliding doors lead out to the patio and lawn. Relax with a good book on the built-in sofas, also offering great storage within.

Also adjoining the living room is the dining room, creating nice flow. This elegant and spacious dining room comfortably seats six and features wide crown moulding, gorgeous wood floors, and chair railing.

Adjacent to the dining room is the very bright and cheerful modern kitchen offering abundant counter space and white cabinetry, a pantry, and hardwood floors. Off the kitchen is a back porch providing a sitting area wonderful for looking over the patio and garden, and a breezeway leading to the garden and garage area. Also located on the main level is the lush powder room, which has been beautifully updated.

Upstairs is the bedroom level. The master suite includes a dressing room with lovely built-ins and wonderful make-up vanity, and an en-suite full bath with large, gorgeous glass and tile shower and amazing vanity. The second bedroom includes a refreshing ceiling fan, and the third bedroom offers two closets. The bedroom level also includes an updated full hall bath and pull down access in the central hall to the attic work room, serving as a handy hobby space.

Outside is your private garden oasis with handsome brickwork, lush grounds, and a well-cared-for back garden and patio, the perfect spot for sitting out of doors and enjoying Savannah’s year-round weather. The Webster-Hopkins House was built in 1950 by the Websters, and Mrs. Webster was the president of the Trustees garden club in Savannah. Hence, the many established plantings around the house that remain today, as the husband of the household is also a Master Gardener who has worked hard and happily bringing the gardens to life.

This delightful gem has been a “writing house” and June and Christopher work on their latest projects upstairs in their office just about every day. Come see this warm and inviting home full of good cheer and inspiration, awaiting a new story to tell.

1940’s Era Bungalow with 2 Master Suites!

Posted: August 8, 2017

Welcome home to 2139 East 42nd Street in the Victory Heights community of Savannah! This large 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home, offers 2,197 charming square feet and sits on a wide 75 foot lot. A wonderful addition to this 1940’s era bungalow added two spacious master bedrooms, both with walk-in closets and en-suite baths. In addition, a new energy efficient HVAC and foam insulation was added in just the past couple of years.

Be welcomed by the lovely curb appeal and grassy front yard, and enter into the living room offering hardwood flooring, crown moulding, refreshing lighted ceiling fan, and handsome brick fireplace. Off the living room, a 15-lite door leads the home office.

Also off the living room, through a charming archway, is the den, perfect for watching television, featuring crown moulding and a large window allowing natural light to illuminate the room.

Adjacent to the den is the dining room highlighting crown moulding, a lighted ceiling fan, hardwoods, and a wall of windows creating a light and bright dining experience. The dining room is open to the remodeled contemporary kitchen showcasing white cabinetry, beautiful white solid surface counters, and stainless steel appliances. Off the kitchen is the spacious studio room with laundry area, ceiling fan, and door leading to the covered deck.

You will love the two complete master suites. Each master highlights refreshing lighted ceiling fans, wonderful windows, walk-in closets, and private full baths. Also on the main level are the two additional bedrooms featuring crown moulding and built-in shelving, and the third full hall bath.

Outside, spend time with family and friends on the patio, covered deck or fenced backyard with a copiously endowed citrus tree bearing fruit year after year. There is also a spacious enclosed workshop storage with double doors opening to the covered side carport.

This quiet up-and-coming Victory Heights neighborhood is named for the high elevations, and is conveniently located to splendid shopping options like Whole Foods, The Home Depot, Target, and more. This home is situated around the corner from the Truman Parkway and Thunderbolt, and the Islands are just to the east. Plus, downtown is a short drive. This is a great place to call home!

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1897 Victorian Home with Abundant Outdoor Spaces

Posted: April 26, 2017

Wonderful three story free standing circa 1897 Victorian home built for Dietrich Oetjen with plenty of outdoor space including a private courtyard, historic balcony, and a very enjoyable roof deck, great for dining al fresco and relaxing in the sun.

Enjoying two front doors, the 501 East York Street side opens directly into the separately metered garden level living space, which is perfect for guests with a bedroom, full bath, and a wet bar that was planned and plumbed for use as a full kitchen. This area makes a convenient work space and is perfect for a professional office rental or a residential rental.

Located in the highly desirable northeast quadrant of Savannah’s famed Historic Landmark District, with Columbia and Greene Squares a few steps away, 503 E York Street also includes a coveted one car garage. Stepping inside, you find a lovely stair leading to the parlor level, which has direct access to both the balcony and the roof deck built over the garage. Gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops and a breakfast nook, a lovely dining room/double parlors on this level of the house, and a full bath as well. Going upstairs, you have two more bedrooms, a lovely hall bath, and a master with an ensuite bath and huge walk-in closet.

Light and airy, this free standing house is a great spot to make your home in Historic Savannah!

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Transformed 1920s Brick-Built Townhouse with Courtyard

Posted: April 10, 2017

Welcome home to this beautiful brick-built 1920s former Blacksmith shop, now five charming townhouse residences with private courtyards, all in a cozy row — 507 Tattnall has recently undergone a complete transformation!

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Enter the living room and notice the lovely polished old heart of pine flooring that may have been salvaged from an area historic residence, but now looks as though it was always a part of this home. Relax by the cozy fireplace or beneath the refreshing ceiling fan. The fireplace and complimentary built-in shelving serve as a subtle space divider between the living room and dining room areas.

Continue from the dining room to the thoughtfully re-envisioned all new kitchen with abundant modern cabinetry built and installed by local craftsman, Jim Rose. Stainless steel appliances include the GE top-of-the-line “Cafe” gas range and microwave, vented outside, as well as the new Bosch dishwasher. Additional kitchen features include Travertine tile flooring, gorgeous granite countertops, stone tile backsplash, exposed brick features, and a new glass door leading to the private courtyard. Also on the main level are the completely remodeled powder room with marble countertops, the laundry area with built-in shelving and porcelain tile, and a storage area.

Upstairs, you will find all three bedrooms and two new full baths, both entirely made of marble tile and showcasing large frameless walk-in showers. The master suite features a walk-in closet, hardwood floors, lighted ceiling fan, exposed brick, and the private en-suite bath. The second bedroom also features the hardwood floors, and the third bedroom includes a lighted ceiling fan, alcove area perfect for a desk, and hardwood floors.

Serenity is the mood of the private courtyard … the perfect setting for a quiet afternoon of reading or an evening nightcap.

This renovation has truly been a labor of love. Additional upgrades include new porcelain doorknobs throughout the home, all new double hung energy efficient windows in the back, newer historic windows in the front, new HVAC, a new roof, and new Rinnai tankless water heater. You will also appreciate the low energy bills and the ease of a condo lifestyle with NO HOA fees!

Come live the downtown lifestyle in a very “happening” block of Tattnall with three new Million $+ townhomes under construction (one built to suit, the other two are specs), filling in two of the few remaining buildable lots on Tattnall Street. Just a few short blocks to Forsyth Park, you can also easily walk to almost anywhere in the Historic Districts of America’s most sensitively designed urban district: Savannah, Georgia.

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Gorgeous, Free Standing, 1796 Landmark Property

Posted: April 8, 2017

A feast for the eyes and soul — this house is Savannah! Elegant and historic and desired by all! Continue the long-standing and loving stewardship of this free standing circa 1796 Home. Rare Opportunity!

Own a piece of history — only three previous owners have lived here since the restoration and relocation of this famous Landmark Property, which is beautifully situated on the best residential block of Historic Saint Julian Street at number 507 East.

Wonderful light and grace wait to greet you in this one-of-a-kind eighteenth century home which is freestanding and encompasses four stories plus a roof walk with views of the Savannah skyline and ships passing by on the nearby Savannah River.

OOn the garden level, the most comfortable and enchanting rooms were envisioned and accomplished. Exposed hand-hewn beams accent the ceiling, handmade antebellum bricks from the White-Redding Plantation give a warm inviting feeling to the walls, floor, and massive fireplace, and a glazed wall with French doors looks into the famous garden created by historic home master craftsman, Jim Williams, featuring Italian obelisks and fountain. A powder room and a wet bar give additional comfort on this level.

With a five bedroom floor plan, three full baths and two powder rooms, 507 East Saint Julian Street can accommodate a number of different lifestyle configurations. On-street parking is abundant and with off street parking just outside the kitchen door, your teenager, in-law, or guest will enjoy the former porte-cochere turned private suite with its own entrance below the kitchen and sunroom. This area would also make a great private office.

Above is a superb addition, which expands the kitchen into the modern open floor plan so desirable for today’s style of living. Light and airy, the space greets you with an expanse of east facing windows and an outdoor porch overlooking the garden below. The kitchen has a modern open feel allowing for today’s casual entertaining style while the more formal rooms in front are perfect for those times when tradition counts. With a front parlor, formal dining room, another wet bar, butler’s pantry, and a cozy breakfast room, your choices for parlor level sitting and relaxing or entertaining are numerous.

Above the parlor floor is one whole level devoted to a master suite with an adjoining room that works well with its current arrangement for exercise equipment, media, and office space but could easily be used as a fifth bedroom, nursery, or occasional guest area.

On the top floor are the most splendid rooms for children or guests with light from dormers built into the gambrel roof and a full bath.

507 East Saint Julian, The Hampton Lillibridge House, is only a few steps to numerous fine restaurants, the venues of the Savannah Film Festival, and the Savannah Music Festival as well as all the other amenities of downtown Savannah. This home is perfect for entertaining and enjoying the walking lifestyle that is only achieved by living in Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District.

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Where can You Golf in Savannah, Georgia?

Posted: March 21, 2017

golf-in-savannahMany of the golf courses found near Savannah, Georgia provide scenic views and incredible challenges for all different types of golfers. Whether you play a few times a year or every weekend, you can find a course to fit your specific needs.

Both private and public courses are found all throughout the area. You can become a member of an exclusive club or hit the public links for a discounted price. No matter your preference, you’re sure to find great golf throughout Savannah. Here’s a look at some of the top courses within the city.

The Savannah Golf Club

A private, member owned club, The Savannah Golf Club provides one of the most historic choices in the city. It was actually started as a social club in 1794. The golf course is known as one of the most challenging and one of the most beautiful in the entire city.

Golfers enjoy beautiful hundred-year-old oak trees, flowering azaleas, wild roses and so much more. It’s a par 72 measuring nearly 6,500 yards from the back tee station. Found less than a mile from downtown Savannah, many living within the area become members here.

Henderson Golf Club

Breathtaking views, beautiful trees and a challenging course await golfers at Henderson Golf Club. It’s a course requiring plenty of finesse and accuracy. Five sets of tees make it possible for any golfer to enjoy a round here.

The course measures around 6,700 yards form the back tee station. It’s an old southern course with old oak trees, Spanish moss, towering pines and beautiful wetlands.

Wilmington Island Club

A Donald Ross designed golf course, six tennis courts and a swimming pool are all a part of the Wilmington Island Club. The club offers four membership levels and something the entire family can enjoy.

The golf course is found just a few minutes from the Tybee Island beaches and from historic Savannah. It’s a classic Donald Ross design providing one of the finest courses in the area.

The Club at Savannah Harbor

golf-courses-in-savannahRated by Golf Week as the #3 “Courses You Can Play” in Georgia, The Club at Savannah Harbor provides an excellent choice. Incredible views of historic downtown Savannah, a beautiful clubhouse, full service locker rooms and an award-winning golf shop are all a part of the club.

The Club at Savannah Harbor hosted the Champions Tour from 2003 to 2013. The course is an 18-hole championship course designed by Bob Cupp and Sam Sneed. It has bene rated as one of the top ten places to play in the United States multiple times.

Southbridge Golf Club

A highly acclaimed golf course designed by Rees Jones, Southbridge Golf Club provides challenge and beautiful. It’s located just a few minutes from the Savannah Historic District.

The course provides a beautiful walk through the woodlands of southern Georgia. It combines natural beautify with plenty of water and undulating greens guarded by bunkers and grass mounding.

Other good golf courses found in the Savannah, GA area include:

  • Lavida Golf Course
  • Henderson Golf Course
  • Mary Calder Golf Course
  • Crosswinds Golf Club
  • Bacon Park Golf Course

If you love to play golf, these choices provide great options for your golfing needs. There are plenty of great courses found just minutes from the historic area of Savannah, Georgia. Whether you want to join a private club with many other amenities or you prefer to just play a round at a public course, you’ll find what you desire in Savannah.

How to Furnish Your New Savannah Home on a Budget

Posted: March 14, 2017

When it comes to the closing costs and the down payment, your budget may be a bit tight after you buy your new Savannah home. However, you want to furnish your home and make it feel like home and you don’t really want to wait. There are ways to furnish your new home for less.

Maybe you’re moving from another house and already have some items. This could mean just adding a few items to spruce things up and make it more comfortable. Here are some of the ways you can furnish your home without breaking the bank.

Shop Used and Save the Difference

used-furnitureA new piece of furniture could cost $1,000, but the same piece used may only run $300. You can save $700 in this type of situation by shopping used instead of new.

Used doesn’t have to mean dirty, old or nasty. Instead, it can mean unique, beautiful and even artistic. Those with the DIY gene in their blood may be able to buy used and turn it into something incredible after a bit of DIY work.

Even without turning it into a project, you can find some great deals on used furniture. Look for the styles you love and not at the upholstery. It’s possible to re-upholster many pieces of furniture for a lower cost than buying new. Of course, you want to make sure the furniture doesn’t smell like smoke or pets, as the odor will be very difficult to get out.

Hit Garage Sales and Estate Sales

You may think a garage sale is just buying someone else’s junk. However, you may stumble upon some great items at garage sales. With the movement towards mineralization, many garage sales have great pieces of furniture and home decor items for sale.

Estate sales are another great choice. Often, you can score excellent items for pennies on the dollar. Many people put up furniture for sale at estate sales. While the prices will be higher than a garage sale, they are often lower than new furniture and the quality may be better.

Thrift Stores and Consignment Stores

While thrift stores will send you on a bit of a treasure hunt to find the right items, there are some good options you can find here. Consignment stores may be a bit better, but also more expensive. Hit up the thrift stores and check out what they may offer first. You may find the perfect decorations or even a great piece of furniture for a low price.

Consignment stores may actually help you find the perfect item. They often have connections when it comes to furniture and can make a few calls to see if they can find the right piece for you.

Shop Online

free-furnitureWith eBay, Craigslist and many other sites online, you can score great deals on both used and new furniture and other items. Just by shopping online, you may be able to find the right piece of furniture or home decor item.

Craigslist actually offers a free section and there may be some good furniture you can get free of charge. Sometimes, people will give items away because a renter abandoned the items or they simply don’t want to worry about selling it.

Even if you don’t score something for free, the online options may give you exactly what you need. In addition, you can check out garage sale groups on Facebook for more deals.

There are several ways to furnish your new Savannah home without breaking the bank. If things are a bit tight, you can still get some good pieces by using the tips above.

Top Art Attractions in Savannah, GA

Posted: February 23, 2017

savannah-artSavannah is full of art galleries, museums and other art attractions. If you love different forms of art including historic home tours, new and trendy artists and even performance art, Savannah may be the right city for you. Here’s a look at some of the top art attractions you will find throughout the city.

SCAD Museum of Art

A premier art museum with incredible educational programs, the SCAD Museum of Art is certainly one of the best attractions in the city. New exhibits come out just about every quarter and the museum provides a look at many top artists in the area. Students at SCAD are challenged in many different disciplines and they are often pushed to create incredible works of art.

The permanent collection of the museum features African American Art, British Art, American Art, Photography and so much more. The museum provides 20 exhibitions throughout the year and plenty of special events.

Muse Arts Warehouse

A non-profit organization with plenty to offer the Savannah community, Muse Arts Warehouse features works from individual artists throughout the area. The environment has been created to encourage collaboration throughout the community, even with artists and non-artists.

The venue is known for holding excellent musical and theatrical performances. It’s used by many area organizations to show off their work and the acoustics are incredible. The venue features brick walls with an arched wooden ceiling, two dressing rooms, a green room and plenty of wall space for hanging art.

Sulfur Studios

city-marketThis specific building provides 14 artist studios, a gallery space, meeting rooms and a lobby. It’s one of the top area venues for up-and-coming artists and helps to attract talent to the city. Community art events are often held here including, workshops, open studio nights and lectures. The space is known as one of the hubs for the art community in Savannah.

A.T. Hun Art Gallery

A gallery providing a look at local and international artists, A.T. Hun is found in the historic City Market of Savannah. Often, the artists are in the gallery and willing to speak about their work. Plenty of art is for sale at the gallery with a number of very unique choices.

Reynolds Square Fine Art Gallery

Those looking for fine art will find plenty to enjoy at the Reynolds Square Gallery. This gallery provides works of art from plenty of great choices, such as Dicky Stone, Susie Chisholm, Betsy Cain, Mark Uzmann and many more. It’s found at the corner of Abercorn and Congress with hours running from 10:30am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday.

Savannah Art Walk

a-t-hun-art-galleryA popular event held every second Saturday, the Savannah Art Walk provides a look at some of the best art attractions in the city. It’s an opportunity to meet the artists, explore the community and even enjoy a few drinks. Plenty of top galleries participate every month including Artsy Gallery, Gallery 209, KKennedy Designs, Kobo Gallery, Studio One and many more.

Other popular art attractions found throughout Savannah, Georgia include:

  • Samantha Claar Fine Folk
  • Telfair Museum of Art
  • Savannah Theatre
  • Jepson Center For The Arts
  • Luba Lowry
  • Sue Gouse
  • And more!

The art scene in Savannah is vibrant, full of history and offers plenty to enjoy. Whether you prefer museums of art, galleries or even events around the arts, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy throughout Savannah.