Historic Savannah 1873 Elegant Masonry Townhome
Elegant Masonry Townhome in a fashionable row of four. Beautifully built on the design of a raised English basement, now referred to as garden level with formal parlor level above. High ceilings on every level. The warm and inviting home was completed in 1873 by Historic Savannah's most princely merchant, Simon Guckenheimer. 108 East Taylor is situated in a handsome parade of residential buildings on one of Savannah's happiest blocks a few steps to Calhoun and Monterey Squares and around the corner from Forsyth Park. Along with Jones Street to the north and Gordon Street to the south, this area comprises one of the most desirable historic neighborhoods in Savannah's Landmark District.
Step inside the home and you are greeted by a wide hall and stair with a double sitting room and French doors leading out to the charming courtyard and fish pond. There is a full bath on this level and additional back room with access to the courtyard garden. Beyond is the carriage house, which makes a great guest suite and could also be used as office or studio with a large bedroom above and south facing balcony. Back inside the main house and upstairs, you are greeted by a formal parlor the entire width of the house with floor to ceiling pocket windows opening onto a front balcony. Also on this level are beautiful fireplaces with marbelized mantels and nice surrounds, and an ample dining room, powder room and a light and airy kitchen. All of this with lovely moldings set in beautifully proportioned rooms with extra high ceilings. The top floor has a well-lit bedroom in the back as well as double adjoining rooms to make the master suite with sitting room and adjacent full bath. A special treat on this floor is the glazed-in north facing porch, which for years has been a cheerful miniature conservatory and successful orchid growing room.
With the beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows on the parlor level looking into an amazing live oak tree seemingly hugging and loving the historic row, with twice yearly neighborhood picnics to help you to know and relate to your peers, with the weekly farmer's market and other amenities of Forsyth Park only steps away, and with all the restaurants and other pleasures of city life nearby, 108 East Taylor Street is the perfect house to make your home.
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