If you have a love for historic houses this week’s Splurge vs. Steal is for you. It takes us to Savannah, Georgia where we zero in on two exquisite gems, both ideally located and lovingly maintained, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the 1920s Estill Manor Splurge or 1900s Bungalow Steal? We would love to hear in the comments.
Splurge: Rare Opportunity To Own Estill Manor In Starland District For $1.495M
This historic manor is not for the faint of heart! In fact, it’s a majestic beauty with all the trappings of a classic Savannah home. According to the listing this is, “A rare opportunity to own a meticulously restored, historic manor home, with seductive, manicured grounds, including an English Garden, swimming pool, and private side porch in one of the most sought after areas in Savannah.” The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom stunner affords a flexible floor plan designed towards easy living but with what the listing calls, “an eye toward a Bed & Breakfast/event space concept.” Among the highlights are an exposed brick wine cellar, a detached six-plus-car-garage, and separate parking pad all within the fully-fenced property gates. It’s also close to the popular Starland District with easy access to Forsyth Park and downtown Savannah. Properties like this are tough to find.
Liza DiMarco with Cora Bett Thomas Realty has listed 121 W. 36th Street, Savannah, Georgia for $1.495 million.
Steal: 1900s Renovated Bungalow Near Savannah College Of Art And Design For $315K
For over $1 million less than our splurge, you can live well in this renovated historic bungalow near Savannah College of Art and Design. If affords plenty of historic detail with a number of fresh updates for modern living. The three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom home has a gorgeous open-concept kitchen, two fireplaces, and a gracious living area with built-in bookcases. Refinished hardwood floors, updated baths, and all new light fixtures make this one shine. Plus there is a Nest alarm system, HVAC, and incredible porches at the front and back at the home. To sweeten the deal, there is fenced back yard with raised garden bed. It has everything you need to enjoy Savannah living in style. And for a price that can’t be beat!
Julie Evans with Engel & Völkers Savannah has listed 502 E. 32nd Street, Savannah, Georgia for $315,000.