The Old South and Savannah are synonymous. If you’re going to experience the city, you may as well do it in the grand manner of times past.
The genteel lifestyle and hospitality of the South truly come alive here—in the architecture, the streetscapes, the gardens and all things cultural. Even the cemeteries evoke the past, a la Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In such a city, it makes sense to visit one of the grandes dames—not the living, breathing variety, but the ones whose walls could tell a thousand stories. Here is a sampling of the historic mansions offered for lease by Luxury Living Savannah.
The Wedding Cake Mansion—The Wedding Cake Mansion is named for its elaborate white bay window with stained glass and white ornamental ironwork. The mansion has undergone a three-million dollar renovation and has earned historical certification. It is located on Savannah’s Monterey Square, of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil fame. This 1869 2nd Empire Baroque home features a main house with four- to five-bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a formal living and dining room, a gourmet kitchen and courtyard with fountain.
The Forsyth Park Mansion—The Forsyth Park Mansion has undergone a painstaking renovation, which restored the home to its original grandeur, created one of Savannah’s finest and largest private gardens, and earned the mansion its historic certification. It has four bedrooms, five baths, porches galore and a lovely garden.
The Washington Square House—Two blocks from the popular River Street, the circa 1790 Washington Square House retained much of its original details throughout its renovation. The staircase, heart pine floors and plaster ceiling medallions are all original.
There are more gems in Luxury Living’s collection, each meticulously restored and lovingly maintained, with all the little luxuries one would expect. Guests who book a four-night stay at Luxury Living Savannah will receive the fifth night free between Nov. 1 and Feb. 28. (Blackout dates include Thanksgiving and Dec. 20 through Jan. 3.)
The Wedding Cake Mansion exterior and (below) interiors