19th Century Italianate Monterey Square Townhome
Welcome home to 9 West Gordon, an important 19th Century Italianate Townhome facing Monterey Square. This beautiful historic home has been lovingly restored with all the modern touches and amenities. Some of the impressive highlights include wonderful triple parlors, huge rooms, nine noteworthy fireplaces, beautiful original details, an open kitchen with island, elevator, screened porches, huge master, gleaming Heart of Pine floors throughout, garage and two additional apartments, great for extended family, guests or a small business.
The main house offers three bedrooms, two baths and a powder room; the separate garden level apartment offers two bedrooms and two baths; and the charming carriage house apartment includes one bedroom and one bath. Facing directly onto Savannah's most desirable Monterey Square and steps to Forsyth Park, this home is in the best location.
Immediately upon entry, the time-honored details of this gracious showplace transport you to a bygone era. The front parlor draws your attention to a high ceiling, vintage light fixture, impressive woodwork and captivating fireplace with exquisite wood mantle and surround. Enjoy all this plus a view of the square.
The heart of any home is the kitchen, and this sunny south facing gourmet treasure offers old world charm with fully equipped modern amenities. Some of the many highlights include the sizable island with seating, large pantry, pot filler over the stove, hood vent, wrought iron chandelier and refrigerator with cabinet front panels. Through an archway, and accentuated by charming brick walls, is the adjacent breakfast room for enjoying casual meals. Off the breakfast room is a screened porch, the perfect spot to sip mint juleps.
Continue to the formal dining room where gracious entertaining will be yours amidst the high ceilings, elegant chandelier, impressive fireplace and wood mouldings. This formal dining room, a Savannah tradition, is larger than most in the Landmark District due in part to the width of the rooms.
Retire to the third fireplaced parlor room that whispers, "relax" from the gorgeous wood floors to the soaring ceiling. The craftsmanship displayed in the fireplace surround and hearth is impeccable.
Ascend the grand staircase (there is another rear stair as well) to the upper bedroom level. Eye-catching details delight you on the way, including excellent wainscoting and beautifully polished floors. The master is a suite retreat boasting a fireplace, high ceiling, ornate chandelier, plenty of room for your king size and sitting room furniture, and private spa-like bath with whirlpool clawfoot tub, separate shower and extensive double vanity. This is one of the larger master bedrooms in the district, with extra space and light from the home's small ell bump out. The master also features a screened porch with a southern exposure overlooking Forsyth Park.
Both main house secondary bedrooms also include fireplaces, wood floors and high ceilings, and the second full bath includes a clawfoot tub. The front bedroom overlooks the square with great light on two sides. There is also a wrought iron balcony with the best views in Historic Savannah overlooking Historic Monterey Square. Pocket windows double as doorways without the need for swinging French doors.
Outside, relax in the storybook courtyard. This Savannah courtyard has been carefully managed with a secret drip system allowing for easy maintenance in all seasons. Here we have opportunities for gardening year round. Container gardening with a flare! Serenity is the mood of the enclosed loggia -- the perfect setting for a quiet afternoon of reading or visiting with friends. In summer evenings and throughout most of the year, families and friends gather round here to sing, laugh and share Savannah's southern cheer. This special outside room includes brick accents, a refreshing ceiling fan, recessed lighting and a rare historic soapstone sink, always enjoying a useful place in Savannah Townhomes, and this one is perfectly preserved. Savannah houses are on quaint lanes so bringing in groceries to the loggia's elevator makes it all easy-breezy.
Curb appeal galore and low-maintenance hard coat stucco finish over solid masonry construction makes this your home for once in a lifetime. Proudly standing amongst Savannah's most treasured Historic Homes, the completely restored 9 West Gordon Street has been a happy household ever since and has added to countless locals' and visitors' happy Savannah experiences. This is your rare opportunity to own a piece of Savannah History!
We invite you to contact us today for a private showing.
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