We’re Restoring a Historic Savannah Home!
If y’all follow us on Instagram, you know we’re so excited to have recently purchased a home in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District.
While we’ve always lived in the Historic District, owning our own piece of Savannah history has been a long-time dream of ours, one that took a lot of patience to achieve. There were a lot of months of searching, making offers (and losing out to cash deals), lots of time finding a house that was just the right size for our little family, while also providing enough space for our little Rhett ample room to play, and T.C. and I room to spread out a little after spending the last 7 years in cozy, but cramped downtown apartments.
We finally happened across the PERFECT house one rainy afternoon in March of 2019, a townhouse built in 1869 by architect John Scutter.
Original heart pine floors, plaster walls, four fireplaces, garden room, and private courtyard made this cozy residence the dream place to call our home.
The only catch?
There was a LOT of work to be done.
The foundation was sinking, the plaster ceilings were peeling, the old floors were scuffed and in disrepair, the kitchen hadn’t been updated since the early ninetees at the most recent -not to mention the only toilet on the ground floor was awkwardly situated a hair’s breath from the kitchen sink. Needless to say, we had a bit of a journey ahead of us.
And luckily we were naive enough to dive right in!
It’s safe to say things are moving along very well, and after several months of work, we’re nearly done with our home’s restoration / renovation.
We’re excited to share the highlights, the mistakes, the unexpected twists and turns of our experience with y’all here.
But for now, here’s some photos of our home before we started any work. Enjoy!
all house photos by MDB Photography
WE’re Brenna and T.C. Michaels, Genteel & Bard
If this world is a garden, we’re planting kindness
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