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Location: Savannah, Georgia
When we think of the architecture of Savannah, Georgia, we usually envision regal homes in historic styles like Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek and Gothic Revival, and Italianate. So spotting this midcentury modern house (located in the suburban neighborhood of Magnolia Park) was a pleasant surprise.
Built in 1955 by architect-builder John Ahern, who was inspired by the work of Joseph Eichler, the 2,200-square-foot residence has been well maintained and carefully restored over the years—even winning a couple of awards including the Historic Savannah Foundation President’s Award.
A broadly pitched roof with deep overhangs tops the home, while brick, wood, and breeze blocks make up the facade. Inside, a bright and airy open floorplan with soaring beamed ceilings comprises a large living room with a wall of sliding glass doors opening onto the pool patio and a brick hearth, a dining area with stone tile flooring, and an updated kitchen that preserved the original in-wall oven.
Three spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms with original tiling round out the private quarters, while a contemporary concrete pool, terrace, lawn—plus an elevated, corrugated metal-sheathed detached office complete the property. Located at 5507 Woodland Drive, it’s offered at $415,000.
Courtesy of Engel & Voelkers