Transformed 1920s Brick-Built Townhouse with Courtyard

Posted: April 10, 2017
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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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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.

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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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Forsyth Park: Full of History and Beauty

Posted: August 16, 2016

Forsyth ParkForsyth Park is the largest park found in the historic district of Savannah. It takes up about 30 acres of land found just to the north of Park Avenue and to the south of Gaston Street. The park’s eastern border is found at Drayton Street and Whitaker makes up the western border.

Forsyth Park serves as the center of the social scene in the historic district as a host for many concerts, sporting events and so much more. Residents often enjoy people watching, relaxing, reading and all kinds of activities throughout the park. Saturdays are especially popular due to the Farmer’s Market held in the park.

History at Forsyth Park

The park was actually laid out and created in the 1840s. William Hodgson donated the land for the original space, while John Forsyth donated another 20 acres in 1851 for the park. John Forsyth, whom the park is named after, was the 33rd Governor of Georgia.

The Confederate Monument

Confederate Monument at Forsyth ParkOne of the most historic features of the park is the Confederate Monument. This monument was introduced into the park in 1879 and sits in the center of the park. It’s a large column with a bronze soldier found on the top. David Richards was the sculptor from New York City creating the monument and dedicating it to the men who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Forsyth Park was chosen as the home for the monument because the South drilled in the park before they were sent into battle.

Originally, two statues named “Silence” and “Judgement” were actually chosen to be placed in the park to honor the Confederate soldiers. However, the people of Savannah didn’t view these monuments favorably and they were moved. “Silence” is found in the Laurel Grove Cemetery and “Judgement” is found in a cemetery located in Thomasville, Georgia.

The Fountain

Forsyth Park FountainMaybe the most known feature found in the park is the large fountain found on the northern side of the park. The fountain was created in 1858. It resembles a few other fountains found in the world including one in Peru and one in Paris. The Place de la Concorde fountain found in Cuzco, Peru is one of the fountains the Forsyth Park fountain is modeled after.

Benches surround the fountain and provide a place to sit and enjoy the beauty. This is a popular spot for people watching, relaxing, reading and just enjoying the view.

St. Patrick’s Day brings green water to the fountain and a ceremony for turning the water green. Hundreds, sometimes even thousands of locals come out for the ceremony every year.

Events Held at Forsyth Park

Sidewalk Arts FestivalEvery year, a number of events are held at Forsyth Park for residents and visitors to enjoy. The top events on the calendar annually include:

  • Savanna Children’s Book Festival
  • The Color Run
  • Sidewalk Arts Festival
  • Picnic in the Park
  • Picnic in the Park Concert
  • Savannah Jazz Festival
  • Savannah Fashion Week

Many other events are also help at the park throughout the year including free movies in the parks and other special events.

An Unforgettable Sight

Visitors from all over the world come to Savannah to enjoy Forsyth Park. This historic park is one of the iconic landmarks of the city. Planners of the park dreamed of creating a park able to provide amazing views years later. These visionaries have realized their dream and the park still stands as one of the most beautiful in the south.

If you’re a resident living near the Forsyth Park area or you’re new to Savannah, spending regular time at the park will help you escape the busyness of life. Make sure to enjoy the fountain, the monument and come for a few special events each year. You won’t be disappointed, but instead, you will be left in awe.