About This 1869 Second Empire For Sale In Savannah Georgia
Nestled in a prime location overlooking picturesque Monterey Square, the legendary Wedding Cake Mansion offers the ultimate in luxury in the heart of the National Historic Landmark District. This iconic 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath home features elevator access to all floors and boasts distinctive architecture as well as magnificent interiors defined by sumptuous details, A++ renovations and sophisticated appointments.
Near Bull Street and Forsyth Park, the Wedding Cake Mansion boasts ornamental ironwork, rounded bay windows facing the square, spectacular city views, decorative plasterwork and intricate moldings. Bright, airy interiors with high ceilings, a large skylight and plenty of natural light create an inspired cosmopolitan environment. Winner of a Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Award, this four-story home has five en suite bedrooms upstairs, two-bedroom garden-level apartment and a freestanding one-bedroom, one-bath carriage house. With a classic raised stoop entry crafted from Georgia pink marble and stucco exterior, this stunning home includes a wide range of historic features, including original plaster moldings and medallions, heart pine floors, functional transom windows and original wainscoting.
The interiors have great flow for entertaining and have been expertly restored. Originally built in 1869, this stylish Second Empire Baroque treasure has been lovingly restored to its former glory and has earned historic certification for its period-appropriate renovations. Ornate stained glass details and antique crystal chandeliers add to the ambiance of this breathtaking residence. Dripping with glamour and Old-World style, the grand double parlor on the first floor of the main house sports high ceilings, hardwood floors, silk curtains, original pocket doors, crystal chandeliers and elegant appointments.
The gourmet kitchen features a commercial-grade Electrolux gas stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator with Parisian-inspired detailing, farmhouse-style sink, lighted glass-front cabinets and a large dine-in area with cove ceilings and parquet wood floors. French doors open to a private, screened, covered veranda.
On the second floor of the main house, a spacious master suite with hypoallergenic air tub and stone shower for two offers commanding views as well as his and hers closets and a dressing room/sitting room that can easily serve as a home office. The master-level floor also includes a second en suite bedroom with incredible period details and a luxurious double slipper soaking tub.
The third floor of the main house is home to a three bedrooms with en suite baths plus a fully equipped kitchen, bedroom, ample storage, veranda access and dramatic city views. This floor can be used as an in-law suite for an au pair or as a stand-alone apartment with kitchen. Highlights include Italian mosaics, hand-painted murals and handcrafted stained glass. Antique vanities, original decorative fireplaces, custom window treatments and carved plaster moldings combine to create a rich atmosphere of European-inspired elegance in the heart of historic Savannah. En suite bedrooms include fireplaces, transom windows and lavish baths with top-quality stone and marble.
A brick-accented courtyard with fountain, second-floor screened porch and third-floor veranda offer ideal outdoor spaces to relax. A two-bedroom, two-bath garden-level apartment features a full kitchen, living room, original wainscoting/judge’s paneling, high ceilings, private outdoor space and separate entrance in addition to interior access from the main house. A freestanding one-bedroom, one-bath carriage house has a full kitchen, frosted art glass privacy windows, living room and high ceilings.
The garden-level apartment and carriage house offer ample space for guests and can double as income-producing rentals. Non-owner occupied short-term vacation rental permits are currently in place. Large garage parking on-site for two oversized vehicles.