$250,000 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath | 706 Square Feet
Darling c.1930 cottage in Thomas Square! This home has been meticulously restored from top to bottom with details throughout that accent the original character and charm. From the tall ceilings, original fireplaces, painted wood floors, detailed trim, and updated systems- you’ll continue to fall in love long after you’ve moved in! The formal dining room and spacious living area each feature their own fireplace and an elegant light fixture. While the stylish and efficient European kitchen boasts marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a stunning accent wall- perfectly blending old and new. Both bedrooms offer plenty of storage space, while your renovated bathroom comes complete with a subway tile shower and sleek vanity. Out back you’ll find your fully fenced private courtyard garden, perfect for those lazy afternoons. All of this conveniently located near Savannah favorites like Bull Street Taco, Purrvana Cafe, and just minutes from all Downtown has to offer!
Features & Upgrades
- Listed at $250,000
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- 706 Square Feet
- Built in 1930
- Darling Cottage
- Completely Restored
- New Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC and roof!
- Painted Hardwood Floors
- Tall Ceilings
- Detailed Trim
- Original Fireplaces
- Elegant Light Fixtures
- Formal Dining Room
- Spacious Living Room
- Storage in Both Bedrooms
- Renovated Bathroom:
- Subway Tile Tub/Shower
- Sleek Vanity
- Stylish & Efficient European Style Kitchen
- Stainless Steel Appliances
- Stunning Accent Wall
- Fully Fenced Yard
- Privacy Fence
- Trendy Thomas Square Community
- Near all Downtown Savannah has to offer!
Location! Thomas Square!
Thomas Square has become the hottest, hippest neighborhood in Savannah with the likes of Foxy Loxy Café, The Vault, Cotton and Rye, Atlantic and so many others. Revitalization and a well organized, long established neighborhood association have added great structure to the existing neighborhood fabric. This Midtown location has easy access to Victory Drive, the Drayton/Whitaker Corridor, 37th Street Connector and the Truman Parkway to ensure quick travel to all parts of town. Can’t really go wrong with this one as this area is about to really “blow up” in the best of ways.
While it now sits in the heart of midtown, Thomas Square was Savannah’s first suburb, where a post-Civil War middle class sought modern convenience, spacious homes and a reasonable streetcar commute into the city.
Suburb suggests a certain sameness, a certain predictable design and uniformity. However, the streets in the Thomas Square neighborhood show an area with a patchwork quilt of uses and restorations. Some areas have tree-lined streets, bricked sections of road, historically land-scaped medians, “door yard” gardens and stately Victorian homes painstakingly restored by investors or long-time residents.
HISTORY & HOME STYLES
In 1875, much of the land east of Bull Street and south of Anderson was laid out in farm lots and sparsely developed, according to records from the Historic Savannah Foundation. There was a dairy. Railroad workers built the Savannah and Albany line. The Georgia Infirmary served the medical needs of former slaves.
In 1883, the city limits were extended south from Anderson to 42nd Street and Estill Avenue, now Victory Drive. That move formed the north and south borders of Thomas Square. In 1888, streetcars began running to the area and with them, eventually, electricity for homes. Between 1890 and 1920, development in Thomas Square hit its period of greatest growth. Savannah’s growing middle and upper classes needed more space and bigger homes and headed south to Thomas Square.
But progress keeps moving. In the 1930s and ’40s, the same suburban expansion that founded Thomas Square abandoned the neighborhood to pursue new modernism farther south. As a consequence, the old neighborhood suffered. Occupied homes and buildings fell into disrepair. Others were simply abandoned.
For a time, Thomas Square attracted no one at all. But by the late 1950s, renovation of downtown properties sparked urban renewal across Savannah. Upper- and middle-class families who had once fled now returned to the city’s older, urban neighborhoods. With them slowly came a new urban concept: gentrification.
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