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A Historic Savannah Home Through The Years

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Built in 1894 this cheery Victorian home had been on an interesting journey before nestling onto its amazing corner lot in Savannah’s beautiful Historic District.

Originally Built for Col. Charles Olmstead, a decorated Confederate Army Officer, known for his command during the siege of Fort Pulaski. Following The Civil War, Olmstead lived out the duration of his life in Savannah with his wife and children and for a time, he served as president of the Georgia Historical Society. Olmstead’s impressive 2,850 SQFT residence was a family home up until the 1980s when the home was transported from its original site to make room for a Kroger.

The residence was later converted into a historic Duplex. Victorian details are beautifully maintained around the home, which includes 2 original wood-burning fireplaces. Exposed lath board can be seen in some of the bedrooms – this was used before the invention of Drywall to insulate buildings. The entrance of the home is jeweled by an original stained glass window, creating a nostalgic welcome. Other features include custom countertops that were crafted with wood from Victory Lanes Bowling Alley, ornamental pocket doors in the bedrooms, and Savannah Grey Brick outlining the stoop. 

However, if you are wondering about modern amenities, don’t fret, they are not hard to come by. This includes hardwood floors, updated bathrooms, 2 updated kitchens, 3 porches, a lovely courtyard with a beautiful tiled patio, and 4 private parking spaces. The location allows for convenient access to all that Historic Savannah offers – Forsyth Park, quaint coffee shops, shopping, dining, and River Street nightlife.

This wonderful property poses a unique opportunity to invest in a piece of Savannah’s history! If you or anyone you know is interested in an income-producing property downtown be sure to check out the listing as one of our featured properties or contact the listing agent – Susanne Ridgeway

Listing – 422 E Gwinnett St, Savannah GA 31401

Listing Agent – Susanne Ridgeway

Written By: Allyson Wentworth

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