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“Located on one of Savannah’s most beautiful and famous streets,” as the listing puts it, this 1921 brick home is hardly short on space.
In fact, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus three fully finished floors encompassing 4,012 square feet, it easily rivals many of those found in Atlanta’s most upscale neighborhoods.
Architectural details range from high ceilings and extensive molding to pocket doors and plantation shutters, with hardwoods, plenty of fireplaces, and that charming front porch.
Outside, the manicured lawn is surrounded by plenty of native azaleas, sitting in the shadows of live oaks that drip with Spanish moss.
Behind the house, a one-car garage with guest quarters upstairs sits in the fenced backyard, which also includes an electric gate entry.
A few minutes south from Historic Downtown Savannah beyond Forsyth Park, Ardsley Park contains many gorgeous, older homes, although a bit younger than those found closer to the city’s famous squares.
Because the current asking price of $650,000 buys so much less in most of Atlanta these days, at first glance this home comes across as quite the bargain.
Upon closer examination, though, it seems this may be a less-than-desirable spot in Savannah to call home, at least right now. The home was originally listed in 2016 for $789,900 and has continued to drop in price ever since.
In addition, according to several local news stations in Savannah, property crimes—think burglary and car theft—are on the rise in this neighborhood.
That being the case, this house may come with much more than advertised.
- 538 E. Victory Drive, Savannah [Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty]