Savannah, GA – Ardsley Park/Chatham Crescent Historic District – Took a trip to Savannah last month, and finally ventured out of the historic downtown area! Heading south of downtown, I visited Ardsley Park and Chatham Crescent, two adjacent, but very distinct neighborhoods. Ardsley Park was laid out as one of the first automobile neighborhoods in the early 1900s, and has a grid pattern with small squares similar to downtown Savannah. Chatham Crescent is also a 100 year old neighborhood, it’s got a series of circular parks and is laid out in a Beaux Arts style that was very popular at the time. It’s just east of Ardsley and a good bit bigger, around 174 acres. These neighborhoods are definitely worth a visit when you’re in Savannah!
There’s a good variety of homes throughout the area, and I found several ivy-covered homes that caught my eye.
It’s such a change from the older historic parts of Savannah, with many fine townhomes. And the trees – live oaks with Spanish Moss, it’s said that about 5,000 trees were planted in Chatham Crescent when it was laid out. More ivy here!
This one caught my eye right away. Built in 1910, it’s got so much curb appeal! This grand home, La Maison Blanche, was designed by architect Olaf Otto built around 1913. This one is for sale and the pictures of the interior are equally impressive.
One thing I loved walking around this neighborhood was the variety of homes – and the different colors. Here’s one that caught my eye right away:
The ivy covered houses always get my attention – and I had to stop and get a picture of this one!
Now this is one big house here, impressive columns! This one was built 1910 and is just over 5,000 square feet.
After the hustle and bustle of downtown Savannah, this neighborhood is quite a contrast.
There are beautiful old homes everywhere you turn in these neighborhoods!
Savannah’s First Automobile Suburb
Yes, another ivy covered house. I just couldn’t get over how many there were in Ardsley Park!
As always, thanks so much for coming along on this neighborhood tour! Appreciate you reading the blog!