Historic House Listings

Savannah’s most photographed home! Circa 1873. $1,375,000

October 6, 2018

Stunning in Savannah! This is the most photographed home in Savannah and even featured on a postcard. Built in 1872 for George W. Saussy. There is so much to love about this one and it was fun looking at the pictures! Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3,348 square feet. $1,375,000

From the Zillow listing:


207 East Hall Street is the “postcard perfect” historic home. As one of the most photographed homes in Savannah, its image appears not only on actual postcards, but also on a welcome banner on display at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. This estate is well-known even without visual cue — a brief description elicits an immediate nod of recognition. Built in 1872 for George W. Saussy, this Second Empire mansion features intricate exterior ironwork and an eclectic combination of motifs – Moorish, classical and Italianate – all carefully maintained. The house has three decks, plus a delightful balcony that overlooks the red brick cobblestones of East Hall Street, which may well be the most beautiful block in the city. Approaching the dramatic entryway, one is met by a pair of neoclassical columns supporting a multi-colored stone arch and a leaded glass transom with a spider web design. A pair of oval stained glass panels flank the foyer — easily one of the most unique features of this estate. As Savannah Magazine rhapsodized in a 2016 feature, “these east- and west-facing treasures are perfectly positioned to capture natural sunlight. As the sun rises in the morning, a warm glow radiates across the orange-tinted window, with its hand-cut glass artfully arranged in the shape of a sun. When the sun sets in the evening, it illuminates a white bird, gracefully soaring across a circle of blue sky.” High ceilings soar above an interior in great move-in condition. Crystal and bronze chandeliers and sconces light the way through this elegant home – many are original fixtures for which the current owners have carefully chosen others to complement. On the first floor, an elegant living room and dining room lead to an over-sized granite and stainless steel kitchen, which would be any chef’s dream. In this impressive three story mansion, with heart pine floors throughout, and six stone fireplaces, there are four spacious bedrooms, including a sitting room and room of closets off the master bedroom. On the third floor, in addition to two bedrooms and a bath, there is a ‘trunk’ room, all of which provide ample flexibility for a home office and more. One cannot help but linger outdoors in the plush courtyard adorned with both native species and exotic plants, including hibiscus, bottlebrush, bird of paradise, kumquat and loquat trees. The courtyard’s circular design has a central raised brick bed anchoring the space and a wide range of shrubs, trees and bushes that blossom year-round. A detached garage provides off-street parking for one car as well as a large storage area. Only steps from Forsyth Park, this architectural gem is in good company, surrounded as it is by neighboring multi-million dollar homes. Old is balanced by new, with hip restaurants and other businesses cropping up along every stroll. At the center of it all is 207 East Hall. The estate has hosted some of Savannah’s finest parties, and been lauded with features in the pages of Savannah Magazine and Southern Living, and has participated as well in local home and garden tours. This extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an iconic home of such magnitude in Savannah’s Historic District is not to be missed.

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