Thursday, May 3, 2012

Southern Comfort

This is the kind of home that makes you wonder why anyone who could afford the $5.2 million  price would choose to live anywhere else. Constructed in 1857, this is one of the grand dames of Savannah, Georgia, resting on Forsyth Park in the city's famed historic district. With over 9700 square feet of living space, the 3 story mansion astounds at every turn: sky-high ceilings, ornate Beaux-Arts plasterwork and moldings, 12 fireplaces, multiple side porches, a shaded brick courtyard and gardens. Renovated in 2009 (resulting in an award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation), the 5 bed/6 full/2 half bath home also has a carriage house, gourmet kitchen, craft room, and an elevator. But enough from us—start looking here immediately! (But be warned: you should position yourself beside a fainting couch first).

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