Seabolt Real Estate’s Chesnutt House Voted the 2021 National Winner of the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt

Exquisite Queen Anne Victorian home overlooking Forsyth Park takes top honors in a competitive category featuring historic homes across the country

Photos Courtesy Seabolt Real Estate/ Chesnutt House, 701 Whitaker St.

Seabolt Real Estate’s Chesnutt House Voted the 2021 National Winner of the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt

…it’s truly humbling to have one of our listings voted as the national winner of the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt,” said Seabolt Real Estate founder and Broker Elaine Seabolt. “We’ve always known that Savannah has some of the most stunning homes in the nation and believe the Hostess City is unmatched in its beauty, charm and architectural excellence.”

Seabolt Real Estate, the exclusive coastal Georgia affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, announces that the Chesnutt House on 701 Whitaker St. in Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District, recently won the Homes with a History category in the renowned HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2021.

The Chesnutt House was listed by Associate Broker Staci Donegan for the Homes with a History category of HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt back in July. Out of the 66 finalists in the House Hunt with eight categories, the Chesnutt House won the House with History category, and it’s not hard to see why. At the close of public voting on August 4, the Chesnutt House had earned the most votes in the Homes with a History category and was named the winner as well as an HGTV fan favorite.

“The Chesnutt House is a museum-quality historic home with stunning Victorian architecture and a premier location directly across from Forsyth Park,” said Donegan, the home’s listing agent and Seabolt Real Estate’s 2020 Agent of the Year. “I’m pleased that my clients had this amazing opportunity to showcase their home on the national stage and am truly thankful to the Savannah community for their support.”

Each year, the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt showcases extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Beachfront Homes, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Downtown Dwellings, Homes with a History, Outdoor Escapes, and Waterside Homes. All finalists are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®.

Sitting right across from the scenic Forsyth Park, the elegant 1897 Queen Anne Victorian home greets visitors with a charming veranda, twin copper-roofed belvederes framed by wisteria and lovely green entryway planting. Past the door lie exquisite original fireplaces, Moorish fretwork, stained glass windows, oak trim and sweeping parlors.

Interior of the Chesnutt House

Stunning its visitors with not only it’s grand interior, the Chesnutt House continues to enchant its guests with a perfect quaint swimming pool to cool off in the summer, garage parking and a private walled courtyard at the back of the house swathed in gorgeous vines.

With all of these amazing features, it’s no wonder it won its category. This is a fantastic win for Seabolt Real Estate’s founder and Broker Elaine Seabolt, who’s been raising the standard of luxury real estate in Savannah, Ga. since 2006, representing buyers and sellers at every price point. Built on a legacy of integrity and a commitment to exceeding client expectations, Seabolt Real Estate boasts an accomplished team of agents who understand that buying a home is one of the most important decisions a person will make over the course of their life. The firm works to earn client trust, one transaction at a time.

Under the leadership of founder and Broker Elaine Seabolt, Seabolt Real Estate has earned the respect of clients across Georgia and around the world. Privately owned but affiliated with all major global networks, Seabolt Real Estate has had numerous properties featured in The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesMansion Global, HGTV and other top media outlets.

Pool and courtyard of the Chesnutt House


Founded in 2006 by broker Elaine Seabolt, Seabolt Real Estate has earned a reputation as Savannah’s premier luxury real estate firm and serves as the exclusive coastal Georgia affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate. Specializing in the sale of residential and commercial properties, Seabolt Real Estate has an accomplished team of professional agents and is the only residential brokerage firm in Savannah offering five internationally recognized and renowned exclusive luxury real estate affiliations. Learn more:

Elaine Seabolt / Photo Blake Crosby

Staci Donegan