Intriguing Circa 1855 Townhouse! Rare & Versatile Opportunity!
Intriguing Circa 1855 townhouse in a premier location of Savannah’s Historic Landmark District facing Calhoun Square. Built for Mary E. Demere by master mason George H. Ash, this freestanding 3-story property sited on a prominent corner parcel includes a main house, garden level apartment and two-story carriage house.
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Step inside this antebellum home with noble proportions and materials that offers plenty of opportunity for the home of your dreams. Constructed of Savannah grey brick, highlights include unusual rich details such as the cast iron newel post in front with a copper dome, wrought iron balusters and handrails, and solid marble steps, as well as triple parlors, 11+ foot ceilings, generously sized rooms, plus a pair of rare east-facing bay windows added in 1894 expanding the living spaces. Rated Excellent by the Historic Savannah Foundation survey, the freestanding townhouse offers a generous 5,244 square feet while the carriage house offers an additional 1,680 square feet. Sits right on the highly celebrated annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade route so you can enjoy a front row seat!
This offering is so versatile. With three current dwelling units and a commercial retail space, it can also be set up with a total of five units if desired. The two-story carriage house includes its own address at 411 Abercorn Street, boasts a short-term vacation rental (STVR) certificate for the upper level, and can also be rented out long term. This prime commercial retail space was most recently known as “The Great Savannah Races Museum” commemorating the famous Auto Races held in Savannah in 1908-1911. The shop is also remembered by long-time Savannahians as the antiques shop of Frances McNairy. This space has many potential uses including office or retail or could be converted into a two-car garage if desired. The separate updated garden level apartment includes its own address at 415 Abercorn Street, a separate entrance from the main house, a short-term vacation rental (STVR) certificate, and can be rented out long term. It can also be connected to the main house as additional living space and could also be used as additional commercial space.
If you are looking for a historic home with opportunity for the home of your dreams, this is it. If you are looking for rental income or guest quarters, this is it. If you are looking for the option to live and work separately on the same property, this is it. Rarely does an offering with such versatile opportunity present itself!