Handsome Ardsley Park Home
Ardsley Park & 15 East 44th Street
A trio of historic neighborhoods in Savannah, Georgia rank among the most picturesque in the United States. Ardsley Park, Chatham Crescent, and Ardmore are well known for their unique layouts and varied architectural styles, as well as lush shrubbery and the moss-draped oaks that have become a trademark of Savannah’s charm.
The development of Ardsley Park and Chatham Crescent began around 1910 as the advent of the automobile allowed more Savannahians to move to the “suburbs.” Neighboring Ardmore, to the south of Ardsley Park and Chatham Crescent, came later, during the 1920s.
The entire area was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. For decades the neighborhoods have been home to some of Savannah’s most prominent families. Former residents include media mogul Ted Turner and the University of Georgia bulldog mascot owned by Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler.
The historic home at 15 East 44th Street was originally constructed in 1918 – along with the two neighboring houses (to the east and left side) – by a businessman associated with the railroad. It’s said that this home was a part of his daughter’s dowry.
Renovations since original construction include the addition of the second bathroom upstairs in what was likely originally a porch, updates to all baths and to the kitchen and most recently, the complete office renovation in what was formerly a side porch as well as the updates to the entryway on the back carriage house. The office renovation included new flooring, lighting and shelving along with the addition of French doors opening onto a new deck into the back yard. The back carriage house updates included the addition of French doors as well as the brick walkway and sitting area integrating the larger back patio with the separate carriage house structure.
Features & Upgrades
- Offered at $550,000
- 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
- 2,899 square feet
- Entry foyer
- Living Room with Fireplace
- Formal Dining Room
- Sunroom / Home Office
- Eat-in Kitchen with Large Pantry
- Bonus Room / Den
- Hardwood Floors
- Great Natural Light
- Fenced Yard
- Brick Patio
- Detached Studio
Location! Location! Location!
Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent is a large, highly intact residential area developed, beginning in 1910 as two adjacent planned subdivisions. The plan of Ardsley Park, a regular grid with landscaped squares, is extremely important to the fabric of historic Savannah as it is a twentieth century variant of Oglethorpe’s original city plan.
In 1985, Ardsley Park and Chatham Crescent were named to the National Register of Historic Places under the collective name of Ardsley Park. Ardsley Park’s central location, its physical beauty and strong property values positions it as one of Savannah’s most desirable communities. Thanks to a strong and active neighborhood association as well other community-minded residents Ardsley regularly lands on “Best of…” lists in local publications. The various parks, broad streetscapes, and lush canopy encourage walking, biking and running. Waters Avenue and Abercorn are direct routes both Downtown and to the Southside and Victory Drive is a straight shot to the Islands. So, Downtown is only ten minutes away and one can be on Tybee Island in about twenty minutes. Also, Ardsley Park abuts the Ardmore community, home to red-hot Habersham Village with its shops, restaurants and bars as well as diamond-shaped Hull Park, which has become a popular, kid-friendly recreational site.
The nearby distractions of a stunning and historic city, the promise of its beaches and Low Country, and a unique urban environment and fabric find Ardsley Park situated at the apex of all things that rate “Best of..” in Savannah.