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Location: Savannah, Ga.
The Skinny: Situated right at the head of Savannah's famed Forsyth Park, this urban mansion is one of the best examples of historic restoration available in America today. Built in 1857 for lawyer and Confederate general William F. Brantley—who, by the way, was later murdered in a family feud—the 9,700-square-foot manse was renovated over two years, starting in 2007. Tastefully updated and immaculately presented, the five-bedroom, seven-bath home is nearly perfect, save for the overwrought kitchen and the over-the-top master bath. Still, the brilliant parlor and the broad park-view porches make up for those small missteps and help to justify the $5.25M price tag, a $3.325M price hike since the last time the place sold, prior to the renovation, back in 2005.
· 20 W Gaston St [Zillow]