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701 Whitaker Street
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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
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Located in a commanding position overlooking all of Forsyth Park, the 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath Chesnutt House offers unrivaled panoramic park views and easy access to the main promenade featuring the signature Forsyth fountain, the historic Fragrant Garden and two popular children's play areas. This exquisite home, which was originally built in 1897, is also immediately adjacent to Forsyth Park's vast open lawns, tennis courts and botanical splendor.One of Savannah's most iconic historic homes, this majestic, three-story Queen Anne Victorian has been lovingly restored while maintaining its period-appropriate integrity. From original fireplaces and bronze hardware to vintage stained glass and Moorish fretwork, the Chesnutt House boasts museum-quality architectural details that evoke the ornate majesty of the Victorian era. Over the years, the home has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Times of London Chicago Tribune, Forbes and Southern Living and on countless Savannah postcards and mementos.This light-filled architectural treasure, which is considered notable by the Historic Savannah Foundation, welcomes visitors with its twin copper-roofed belvederes and elegant veranda accented with a forest green porch swing. Wisteria vines beautifully frame the front porch and the northern side of the home with dazzling purple blossoms every spring.Original oak front doors facing Forsyth Park open onto a spacious foyer defined by soaring ceilings, stained glass windows, hardwood floors and rich oak trim. The main floor of this spectacular Victorian home offers plenty of space for entertaining. Two sweeping parlors, a spacious dining room and a large den are accented by stunning fireplaces, chandeliers and three sets of working 10-foot-tall pocket doors. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the park, providing exceptional views. Also on the main floor, a restored kitchen features heart pine countertops and wood cabinets with plenty of storage. A gas range is ideal for cooking, while a gas grill on the back deck is perfect for cookouts. The wooden deck and brick courtyard overlook a sparkling in-ground pool surrounded by high, ivy-covered walls and adorned with decorative fountains. This remarkably private sanctuary is perfect for cocktail parties or relaxing afternoons by the pool. Marble steps lead to a climate-controlled cellar, which doubles as a workshop or potting shed and offers convenient access to storage and pool equipment.Ascend the home's grand wooden staircase (or the private carpeted back stairs) to access the bedrooms on the home's second floor, which include seven closets. Bedrooms feature solid wood doors with working transom windows, high ceilings, hardwood flooring, ceiling fans and stunning views. Bathrooms include a large claw-foot tub, original marble floors and tile accents.From the second floor, carpeted stairs lead to a quiet third-floor guest suite, which includes a large living area, full bath and ample closet space. A large, adjacent walk-in attic storage area with high ceilings provides plenty of room to store large items. This exceptional property truly offers the best of historic Savannah living in a prime location with unrivaled access to Forsyth Park. Plus, enjoy the best of downtown Savannah's dining, shopping and amenities, all of which are located within easy walking distance of the Chesnutt House.LIST OF FEATURES: Freestanding 5 BR/3.5BA, three-story Queen Anne Victorian home on prime location overlooking Forsyth Park Lovingly restored interiors with period details, high ceilings, rare unpainted wood trim details and abundant natural light Two parlors and dining room with original pocket doors, fireplaces and architectural details intact Kitchen with heart pine countertops, custom cabinets, Kitchen Aid stainless steel refrigerator, GE microwave convection oven and gas range and Kitchen Aid dishwasher Dining room with wood-burning fireplace and Italian crystal chandelier Original door handles, hinges and fireplace mantels and surrounds Hardwood floors 7 working fireplaces (6 wood-burning, 1 gas) Spectacular covered front porch with double copper-roofed belvederes Private brick courtyard with in-ground pool, fountains, wood deck, in-line gas grill and one-car garage that doubles as a pool house for parties and entertaining Laundry room on main floor Wet bar Den Security system Smoke/fire detectors 3 gas-fired furnaces 3 electric HVAC systems Copper gutters Large attic storage Climate-controlled cellar that doubles as a workshop or potting shed One-car garage/finished space adjacent to the pool, suitable for entertaining Additional off-street parking
701 Whitaker Street, Savannah, Georgia, United States
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