One of my favorite places to visit in this big old world is Savannah, Georgia. I love the history, the wonderful old homes and the unbelievably beautiful squares. I’ve taken you on several home tours in Savannah in the past. I’ll link to some of those at the end of this post in case Savannah captures your heart the way it has mine.
Today were touring a beautiful Greek Revival home that overlooks one of Savannah’s most beautiful squares, Madison Square.
The home was built by Eliza Jewett as her own home in 1842.
This 5,025 square feet, historic home is located across the square from the Green Meldrin House, General Sherman’s headquarters during the Civil war.
I love this amazing curving staircase! Such an elegant entry!
The Corinthian columns are all hand carved. Beautiful!
This home has four gas fireplaces, three original marble mantels, gorgeous wide plank hardwood floors. It even has an elevator to reach all four floors.
The home has two parlors, one on either side of the front entry. I wonder if originally one was for the women and one was for the men. I’ve toured several historic homes where they had separate parlors for the men and women to retire to after dinner. Normally, you can spot which is the women’s parlor because the fireplace mantel will be a good bit shorter than the one in the men’s parlor.
More of those gorgeous columns! Look at the crown molding! Sooo beautiful!
Seriously love the chandelier!
The kitchen has been fully remodeled. My favorite part about the kitchen is that huge window overlooking the garden. I would totally give up overhead cabinets for a view like that!
An upstairs bedroom… Rugs always cozy up hardwood flooring in a bedroom.
The other side of the bedroom…love all the windows! Wish they built houses now with more windows in the bedrooms.
Another beautiful bedroom with a lovely 4-poster canopy bed.
This is one of my favorite rooms in the home. I love a cozy library. I would be very happy curled up in this space with a wonderful book.
Hope you enjoyed this tour! If you haven’t been to Savannah, you MUST go. Just don’t go during July and August, it’s way, way too hot and humid during those summer months. June and September can be pretty hot too. I recommend going in early spring or in the fall. Early spring would be perfect because all the flowers would be blooming. The squares are even more beautiful in the spring, if that’s even possible! So many wonderful places to see in that area!
You’ll find additional pictures of the home we just toured HERE where the pictures in this post were found.
Check out these other Savannah home tours I’ve featured!
Isle of Hope, Part II (The desktop for my computer is a picture I took of a house on this tour…can you guess which one?)
Wormsloe (not a home tour, but a gorgeous place to see when visiting Savannah)