When I saw this historic home featured in Traditional Home recently, I just had to share it. This one is in historic old Savannah, GA, a place that I love to visit. It’s been way too long since I’ve strolled these brick lined old streets, but I dearly love this old Southern city.
Isn’t it a beauty?
Sitting on Lafayette Square, the magnificent 1888 Georgian-style house epitomizes classic charm and timeless style. Oh yes it does! I love old brick homes like this.
Inside is just as elegant. With oversized windows, parquet flooring, and a blend of furniture styles, the living room is a favorite gathering place.
A mostly neutral palette, it’s very soothing and calm. This shot through those thick gorgeous moldings is just wonderful. A beautiful home worth sharing.Most of those old Savannah homes have outdoor courtyards with beautifully landscaped gardens. Pretty and elegant, inside and out.
Interior designer: Ben Watkins, Ben Watkins Interior Designer, St. Simons Island, Ga.
Landscaping: Jay Ulrich, Native Son, 7 E. 61st St., Savannah, GA
Don’t forget the Top Projects 2010 linky party on Wednesday, the 29th. I’ll be putting it up bright and early, so get your posts together and link up. It will definitely get you inspired for the New Year and all those projects you want to get done!
I have orangey and dull parquet floors. I’ve always wanted to replace them with strip hardwood, but after seeing these photos, maybe there is hope for my floors.
[email protected] Porch Musings says
Gorgeous home, Rhoda. I would love to visit Savannah!
I picked up the project button and will work on my post, as I sit with my feet up today…relaxing and resting from Christmas joy.
I am so sorry to hear about Edie’s home. This happened to one of our daughters, not long after her wedding. They lost everything, including a family pet and wedding memento’s, but she and our son in law were not physically injured.
The emotional effects from the trauma took awhile to heal. They got through that time and are doing well. I remember the phone call late that night, when one of their neighbor’s called to tell us our daughter’s house was on fire. Still chilling, after all these years. I will keep Edie and her family in my thoughts and prayers.
Oh how I love Savannah also. I could stroll those streets all day (don’t visit in mid-August though…you will melt). Thanks for sharing these photos. Just beautiful. I’m actually seriously thinking of moving to the Savannah/Tybee Island area in a few years after my last graduates from high school.
You should. We just moved down to Savannah from Nashville, TN are loving every minute of it!
Hi Rhoda: I too love a brick house and would love to live in one someday…this home is gorgeous – the interiors are really something. That settee in the sitting room and the light -everything!
Michelle @ Ten June says
WOW! Love that home! Savannah is definitely one of my favorite cities to visit. The style and charm in that city is incredible! Happy holidays! 🙂
Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
Wow so pretty! Hope you had a good holiday!
Thanks for sharing these incredible photos. We love Savannah so much that we moved here this summer… can’t wait to get out and check out this home in person!
SOMEday I will get further south than Illinois.
Until then thanks for sharing beautiful homes for me to drool and dream over.
I look forward to Wednesdays party. I won’t be linking up but hope to find inspiration to FINISH one or more of the hundreds of projects I have begun this past year.
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Lana Austin says
A late Merry Christmas to you dear Rhoda! I’ve been meaning to write you for a couple of weeks now! All of your Christmas stuff was AMAZING as always and so inspirational! I love the lime green accents the best and your vintage ornaments from your mom are priceless!
This Savannah home is gorgeous. I visited there (oh my heavens…it must’ve been like 15 years ago) with Tom and LOVED it! I need to go back! I pray that you have had a wonderful Christmas. I really needed to concentrate on Jesus because of so many bad things this Christmas (a dear friend’s father died and then Edie–do you know Edie from Lifeingrace?–had her house burn down right before Christmas!) I feel so blessed! You are a blessing to me and all of blogland and I hope you have had an amazing Christmas and will have an amazing New Year!
Love in Christ,
PS I haven’t worked on my blog in the past month or two because of all the preps to move to Italy for 10 months. We’re leaving next week, I think. We’ll be coming back to our house here when we return and friends are keeping it in the mean time. I hope to put up new blog stuff soon.
Fairfield House says
Thomas and I got engaged in Savannah! I love the floor to ceiling windows and courtyards in these stunning old homes.
Luciane at HomeBunch.com says
My Dear Rhoda,
I enjoy so much when you post about houses and their rooms. AS you know I always do that at HomeBunch and this is so inspiring to me because I learn even more with you.
Thanks for beautifying my day!
Have a great week!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
We will be visiting our son who lives near Savannah in March. We will be sure to spend some time wandering and maybe stroll by this particular home on Lafayette Square.
I would LOVE to live in Savannah one day. It’s my dream!
[email protected] A La Mode says
Hi Rhoda, How fun is that house? LOVE it! I would so love to visit Savannah, looks like such fun!
I have always wanted to go to Savannah to see the gorgeous old houses there. That city is just steeped in history and I’d eat it up! : )
Judy Stone says
I’m going to Savannah in January with eight other ladies. We have rented a cottage on Tybee Island for a few days. We did the same thing last January and had a blast. Like everyone else, we love, love, love Savannah!
I enjoy your blog sweet Rhoda.
Judy in McDonough, GA