Historic Riverfront 1913 Home on 10 Acres


Posted: September 10, 2014








Welcome home to 11 Grimball River Road in one of Savannah’s most desirable deep water locations. Steeped in many years of rich history and held proudly by the same family for over one hundred years, this parcel within a private enclave is a special part of a secluded neighborhood known as Grimball Point.

The property’s original designer, Judge Arthur Solomon, was a founding force of the American Camellia Society and as president, helped form the National Camellia Trail of which Savannah is a part. At that time, the property was known as Wellesly Manor (Judge Solomon’s parents were English) and it was a showplace for Camellias, Azaleas and other flowers and opened yearly to the public. The property resonates with that floral history today and it is not hard to visualize the gardens restored to their former glory.

The house was completed in 1913 and constructed with native Cypress throughout. It stands today as a reminder of the past and is situated to take-in the breezes and enjoy views of Grimball Creek, which leads to the Skidaway River, Wassaw Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. There are approximately 275 feet of riverfront on high ground with ten acres from a ten foot bluff, and there are always water, shrimp, crabs and fish in the creek. This property has so many wonderful memories. Any new family will enjoy all the exciting life experiences of living on the river. The property is truly a gift. With four bedrooms and two baths upstairs, there is also a huge covered screened porch, as well as an artist studio, which was probably a former sleeping porch and could serve as a fifth bedroom or studio, office, study, or media room. Downstairs, there is another full bath and a half.

This property is located in Isle of Hope, and has view of Dutch Island, Modena Island, The Skidaway Oceanographic Institute, Skidaway State Park, and the actual Grimball Point. It is a most desirable island location within a short drive to Sandfly with restaurants, a shopping center, grocer, nursery, dry cleaner, baker, and other amenities. The nearby Truman Parkway going south provides access to Savannah’s southside and I-95 beyond, and northward it leads directly into the downtown area for all the offerings Savannah has to give.

And Savannah has a lot to give. With a thriving port, several colleges of higher education, including SCAD (The Savannah College of Art and Design), a booming tourist industry, the burgeoning rebirth of Broughton Street as a retail mecca, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., The JCB heavy equipment manufacturer, and several other international industrial leaders, Georgia is known as a State to do business. The film industry constantly finds Savannah a great place to work, and conversely Savannah continues to be an ideal place to retire whether or not you want the Historic setting of downtown, or one of the many island settings like Isle of Hope. Come make the soul of Savannah the heart of your life!

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