Monday, January 25, 2010

I've Died & Gone To Heaven...In Savanah

One of the preeminent historic residences in Savannah located directly across from renowned Forsyth Park on Gaston Street, this home was originally built in 1857 for William F.Brantley and designed by renowned architect John Norris. The historic residence had a beautiful renovation in 2007 and won an ASID award, a 2009 award from the Georgia Trust and a Preservation Award in 2008 from the Historic Savannah Foundation.

From the listing:

"The three story main house features a full garden level finished with a guest suite, craft room, butler’s pantry and game/exercise room. An elevator connects all stories. A formal living room, dining room, spacious family room, private office and kitchen are located on the parlor level. The living room, dining room and family room are adorned with custom plaster sculptured crown molding and ceiling medallions. The kitchen is complete with the an AGA range, large center island, custom Alder cabinetry and a breakfast area flooded with natural light from the cupola skylight. A luxurious master suite occupies the first floor with his and her baths and a grand dressing room. Two bedrooms each with ensuite baths are on the third level.

Gracious side porches nestled amongst century old live oak trees overlook the beautifully landscaped courtyard. The three car garage carriage house adjoins the main house with a sitting room, guest room, full bath and powder room."


So here's my question...Does anyone out there have $5.5 million they'd like to bestow upon me to cover the purchase price? If you did, I'd let you move in too. I'm generous that way.
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(source: Luxist)

17 comments:

Anita Davis said...

good lord! that is one spectacular house. (is that room a "closet"?)
oh, to have a bathroom like that.....

Jill said...

I love the kitchen! The architecture is beautiful. I don't adore the master bath, but the rest is lovely. Sitting here at my computer in yoga pants, my husbands socks and his bright yellow sweatshirt...I don't think I would be a worthy accessory.

Kristin said...

I think I could get used to living in that little pad. Ah ha ha. I'm dying to visit Savannah!

Dobbygirl said...

Let's go! There's a direct flight from LaGuardia to Columbia, SC every evening (that was my old commute on weekends for a year, boy do I know that flight), I'll swing by and pick you up and we'll be there in a couple of hours. I wish! LOL! Surprisingly I've never been to Savannah, I want to go, but never made it there (hubby went for work, but I had to stay home with 2 month old, yeah, still a little bitter about that one). This place is amazing - let's just convince ourselves it's totally haunted with an annoying ghost so we won't want to live there. :o)

The Townhouselady said...

Ladies, let's meet for lunch on the veranda.

Jill- agreed about the master bath. Not my taste. I don't think it fits the home either.
Talk about "accessories", I haven't brushed my hair in two days and it's developed into a giant ponytail/bun dread lock. I'm still in the same P.J.'s from yesterday.

Let's just say if the UPS guy were to come at this moment I'd probably ignore the door and let it the package be redelivered tomorrow when I'm dressed and less offensive.

The Townhouselady said...

One other thing...

The furniture? Not so much. I'd like cleaner lines in a house this laden with ornate moldings. I'd still want color and patterns but I'm not loving the choices they've made here.

Then again, you're buying the house not the decor right?

Mango Gal said...

Oh my goodess that house is amazing!! I love the kitchen, the bathroom, and that closet...beautiful.

Lucinda said...

Love what you've done with the place. In fact, I can't remember seeing a more kick ass bathroom.

Bathory House said...

Maybe a few decorating ideas for our modest rowhouses but other than that, I am totally overwhelmed by what it must cost to clean and heat that place.

The Townhouselady said...

Bathory- I was just flattered to find out that we have the same exact banister and newel post on our staircase!

Appletree said...

I have heard Savannahis amazing. " I want to go to there."

Dobbygirl said...

Thanks for the sweet compliment on the new blog "design" I appreciate it. I'm still learning :o)

Tamstyles said...

girl what the hell happened on the other blog about the damn E.R, A.T, and the other entry...wow..you held your own though..

The Townhouselady said...

Tam: Yeah, it sure got weird huh?

I just didn't like that room and I thought it was impractical for someone with kids. When I see someone make a point to mention it's someone with kids I take that to mean young kids. I didn't bother going back and reading all the back story in ER's posts about them already being adults.

That and I really don't like it when people come at you but do it under "anonymous". So perhaps I got a wee bit too snarky in my response back? Maybe just a touch.

Bathory House said...

Ah yes, the banister. I wonder then if we have received some sort of high-end Victorian design or they cut corners somewhere.

ModernMom said...

Oh my....sigh. The dining room alone!

The Countess of Nassau County said...

Too fantastic for words.