4 Southern Homes You Would Love to Own Now!



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For centuries, the eyes of the world have turned to the South when it comes to lavish homes. Our palatial estates and waterfront riverhouses have set the trend for style and raised the bar for sophisticated comfort. We asked a few of our area’s finest realtors for a private showing of their most stunning properties.  

Live where the opulence of Tuscany meets the eternal charms of waterfront living.

Resplendent with continental elegance within, and boasting a mesmerizing waterfront frontage location, this private oasis of riverfront charm offers fresh enchantment everywhere you look. Set on the Wilmington River, you can watch the water go by from the Tuscan style outdoor living spaces, from the deck of the sparkling swimming pool with its babbling waterfall, the dockhouse or anywhere in the house, really. Thanks to inspired architecture, that river view is seemingly everywhere, from the spacious formal dining room to the exquisite master suite - best viewed from your private wrap porch, naturally.

 But what good is extravagance if it can’t be enjoyed with friends? You’ll find three elegantly appointed guest rooms throughout the villa, as well as blissful accommodations in a separate guest suite with kitchenette for long-term guests. When you’re ready to entertain them all, you can unwind in the massive two-story gallery room or come together over a gourmet meal prepared in the spacious chef’s kitchen with dual cooking and prep stations and easy access to the dining room. Set behind a private gate and boasting dazzling views of the Wilmington River, this magnificent villa seamlessly blends European luxury with classic Lowcountry charm.

1736 Wilmington Island Rd. Savannah 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath,
7,340 ft.2   | $2,490,000 | 1736Wilmington.com
Contact Liza DiMarco | 805.450.3795 | ldimarco@corabettthomas.com
Cora Bett Thomas realty 13 East York Street  | Savannah, Ga | 912.233.6000

 

Life in the lowcountry is simply better. The simpler you keep it, the better it gets.

Truly living the good life means being able to relax, unwind and simply enjoy the effortless joy that comes with soaking in the sunshine. Find out how good the good life can be in this quintessential Lowcountry home set on the banks of the Half Moon River. Offering 3,200 square feet of sprawling Lowcountry living, this home is the perfect retreat for those looking for the good life on the water. Its unique open floor plan creates a brilliant flow towards the expansive outdoor deck. It’s here you can take in sweeping views of the river as it hugs the eastern edge of Wilmington Island.


Among the many updated amenities you’ll find throughout this c.1978 waterfront compound, perhaps none serves as the hub of the home more than the exquisite entertaining kitchen and dining area. Boasting reclaimed countertops and state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances, this space offers plentiful room for the whole family to come together. And that’s just one of this home’s dazzling features, from the private mother-in-law suite to the wide-plank hardwood floors, cozy fireplace in the informal living room and the 850-foot dock and dock house. It’s the definition of Lowcountry luxe. And it’s how you can make the good life yours.

14 Sandy Creek Rd, Savannah 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths,  3,200 ft.2  | $799,000
Contact b.moody | 912.844.HOME  | bmoody@corabettthomas.com
Contact Dylan McKie | 972.978.4168  | dmckie@corabettthomas.com
Cora Bett Thomas Realty | 13 East York Street  | Savannah, Ga | 912.233.6000

 

This waterfront oasis mixes luxury vacation atmosphere and southern relaxation into a stunning home

Awash in Southern elegance and defined by superior craftsmanship, this waterfront Wilmington Island home revels in beauty and architectural intrigue through its open spaces and mesmerizing water views. More than an acre of land surrounding this picturesque Southern manor let you truly immerse yourself in the natural grandeur of Wilmington Island, with lush landscaping in the front and a back view gazing out over a 50-foot-long lap pool toward the sparkling waters of the river beyond.

That lush natural setting can be enjoyed year-round on a spacious rear veranda boasting gas grill, brick firepit and outdoor fireplace. And when you want to see those waters first hand, chase that horizon from the covered deck with seating, floating dock and covered boat lift. Wilmington Island is a gem of the Georgia coast, and this lush home gives you the perfect way to bask in its glory.


The majestic outdoors deserve an equally majestic interior, and this home’s exquisite décor rises to that challenge. Light and airy, the open floor plan allows for lush natural light to illuminate an inspired space. Shiplap accent walls and exposed timbers speak to a refined sense of rusticism, while the chef’s style kitchen hints at the high-end luxury that awaits at every turn. Whether it’s the craftsmanship of the great room’s built-in bookshelves or the choice materials like the marble counters in the master suite, no detail has gone unnoticed.

Offering the ultimate in Southern living, this Wilmington Island home is the ultimate expression of the new South: surrounded by natural beauty, but with an eye on luxury. 

928 Wilmington Island Rd. 4 Bedrooms, 5 Full Baths, 4,000ft.2 | $2,500,000 
Contact Judy Nease | 912.356.5001 | 912.661.1574 | judycnease.com | judynease@bellsouth.net
Cora Bett Thomas Realty | 13 East York St, Savannah 31401

A gated waterfront southern paradise

Embrace the blissful outdoor charms of Coastal Savannah among the 2.2 riverfront acres of this spectacular Richardson Creek retreat, replete with the utmost in casually elegant décor and bursting with amenities. The expansive backyard oasis encompasses a glistening salt water pool and spa, with outdoor cook house, bar and fire pit leading down among lush landscaping toward a majestic deep water dock. After all, why live on a pristine waterway if you can’t get out and enjoy it?

The interior of the home is equally dazzling, with stylish design choices framing pure Lowcountry luxe. Current owner Jamie Deen ensured no expense was spared in crafting the ultimate gourmet kitchen, with professional-grade range, pot filler, spacious center island and dual prep sinks. And the master suite astounds with serene views of the water and spa-like en suite boasting a massive walk-in shower. The sense of refinement and relaxation continues throughout the main house, where you’ll also find two additional bedrooms and baths, plus a sophisticated library with floor-to-ceiling shelves.

Beyond the main house on the private gated grounds, you’ll also find a guest house, detached 4.5 car garage and storage barn. A masterpiece of sophisticated Southern living, this Richardson Creek retreat sets the bar for style, luxury and charm. And it can be yours for $1,495,000 through listing agent Elaine Seabolt. Visit seaboltbrokers.com to learn more.

1 Penrose Drive, Savannah. 4 Bedrooms, 7 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath 4,733ft.2 | $1,495,000 | 2.210 Acres
Contact Elaine Seabolt | 912.233.6609 | 912.224.7511 | seaboltbrokers.com | eseabolt@seaboltbrokers.com 

Seabolt Brokers | 24 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah 31401

 

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