Estate of the Day: $6.7 Million Historic Mills B. Lane House in Savannah, Georgia


Overlooking Savannah’s picturesque Forsyth Park in the Historic Landmark District, the Mills B. Lane House, c.1907 is a Georgian Revival jewel ($6,750,000). The iconic home is known for its Corinthian columns, “Swan’s neck” pediment, grand shuttered windows with splayed lintels, parquet floors, and period moldings with 29 handpainted murals adorning the grand entrance hall. Handsome pocket doors open to two formal parlors, a ballroom-size dining room, and an intimate library with built in bookshelves, all with French doors revealing the poolside garden veranda. The estate features a gourmet chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry and commercial grade luxury appliances, lower-floor wine and billiards rooms and spa, four third-floor bedrooms—one the luxurious master suite—and a fourth-floor suite. An elevator adds to the modern convenience of this immaculate home. The terrace and in ground pool along with pool house afford a private oasis in the heart of Savannah’s celebrated downtown neighborhood.

Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia. Established in 1773, it is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. It is now the fifth largest city in Georgia and the third largest metropolitan area. Each year it attracts millions of visitors to its cobble stoned streets, parks such as Forsyth Park shaded by century old oak trees covered in Spanish moss, horse-drawn carriages and historic antebellum architecture. Savannah’s vibrant downtown area includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian District and 22 park-like squares. It is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Currently, Savannah is home to nearly 30 Fortune 500 companies, six university systems, major medical facilities and the Georgia Ports of Authority. It is becoming a favored locale to the entertainment industry.


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