Homes With History: Federal Townhouse in Savannah, Ga.

This Federal-style home in Savannah, Ga., was built back in 1853 and has since been the residence of a number of high-profile individuals, including August Coppola, brother of director Francis Ford Coppola. Though much of the home has been opened and renovated, it still features exposed beam ceilings, brick walls and antique furniture.

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Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Federal-Style Townhouse in Savannah, Ga.

Stroll through the streets of Savannah, Ga., and be treated to views of manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and historic homes like this Federal-style townhouse on East Jones Street.
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Street View of Federal-Style Townhouse

Because this townhouse sits so close to the street, the landscape architects used shrubs to create a wall for privacy. This makes the entrance to the first floor feel secluded as well.
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Front Porch With Bright Red Door

With a 3,992-square-foot floor plan, three floors, and three bedrooms and two baths, this townhouse gives its owners plenty of room to stretch out. The first level can be treated as a guest space, while concrete steps lead to the main entrance pictured here.
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Traditional Entry With Tall Ceilings

That bright red door swings open to reveal an entryway with high ceilings and exposed brick walls. A stained glass window serves as an eye-catching focal point and gives the home a sense of history, too.

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Entry Boasts Star-Studded History

Constructed in 1853, this beautiful Federal-style home has been the residence of a number of high profile individuals, including August Coppla, brother of director Francis Ford Coppola. Can't you just picture the family walking these halls or gathering in the kitchen?

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Hallway Includes Bright Red Runner

A bright red area rug not only complements the front door, but also guides visitors down the hall. Here, a powder room gives guests a space to freshen up before dinner.

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Living Room Features Exposed Brick

Taking a right off the hallway leads guests into a spacious living room. With its exposed beam ceilings, brick walls and traditional-style furniture, the space feels true to the 1850s.

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Sash Windows Offer Natural Light

On the opposite wall, two floor-to-ceiling sash windows fill the living room with natural light. Meanwhile, traditional armchairs and an exquisite sofa ensure that there's plenty of room for friends around the coffee table.

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Fireplaces Keep Living Room Cozy

On chilly autumn nights, twin fireplaces keep the living room nice and cozy. The chandeliers work together, too, to illuminate the space for late-night chats or reading.

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Living Room Flows Into Dining Area

Tall ceilings not only make the living room feel grand, but also draw the eye into the dining area. The exposed wood beams above offer a cool visual contrast to the elegant furnishings as well.

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Traditional Dining Room

For easy entertaining, a door connects the dining room to the kitchen. An arched window opens to the kitchen as well, with a counter that can be used to hold extra plates and dishes.

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Chic Lighting in Formal Dining Room

With a chandelier and two sconces on either side of the cabinet, the formal dining room is also bright and balanced. In turn, the owners will feel at ease as they enjoy dinner with friends and family.
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Formal Dining Space With Chandelier

Because the living space flows right into the dining room, the designers used two large rugs to visually delineate the two zones. With a wood table layered on top and six chairs all around, this space is ready for formal occasions.
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Cabinet Doubles as Visual Display

Behind the dining set, a dark wood cabinet showcases the owners' prized possessions. These items, like books and busts of historical figures, can make for great topics of conversation at dinner.

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Contemporary Kitchen With Eat-In Counter

Naturally, this contemporary kitchen includes an eat-in counter. Two wooden stools create an intimate spot for sharing breakfast and sipping coffee, while larger meals can be taken in the dining room.

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Gray Backsplash Creates Cohesion

That steel gray subway tile extends from the sink to the stove, and so helps the kitchen to feel as cohesive as possible. The gray hue also complements the stainless appliances, and so further ties the space together.

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Gray Tile Makes for Edgy Backsplash

This kitchen eschews the standard white backsplash in favor of one that's far edgier: steel gray. Notice how the subway tile both adds intrigue to the space and makes the window and shelves pop.

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Recessed Lights, Windows Brighten Kitchen

While recessed lights brighten the kitchen from above, walls of windows fill the space with natural light. In turn, the room feels incredibly inviting.
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Breakfast Nook Enjoys Views of Backyard

When they don't want to eat at the island, the owners can head into this charming little breakfast nook. Here, a round table with two chairs enjoys sunlight and views of the backyard.
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Kitchen Includes Stainless Appliances

Though the home largely retains pieces of its past, the kitchen has been newly renovated. The space now includes smooth tile floors, warm wood cabinetry, stainless appliances and recessed lighting.

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Guest Space Boasts Living Area, Bedroom

From the kitchen, guests can follow the stairs to the first floor. Here, a mint green sectional defines the living room, while a doorway leads into the guest bedroom.
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Living Space With Exposed Beam Ceilings

Though the family room is eclectic in style, the designers used orange pillows to complement the armchair and tie the space together. The wood coffee table works the same way -- it's both functional and complements the exposed beam ceiling.

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Cozy and Comfortable Furnishings

A brick fireplace both anchors this family room and promises to keep it cozy year-round. Meanwhile, a large sofa and bright orange armchair give the owners plenty of room to stretch out.

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Guest Space Includes Access to Courtyard

To ensure that guests feel at home, this living space comes with its own sectional, TV, dining table and private access to an exterior courtyard.
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Private Patio With Dining Area

Sliding glass doors open to the courtyard, where stone pavers create a traditional patio area. The space includes a dining set and water fountain as well.

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Fountain Provides Soothing Ambient Sound

That water fountain isn't just visually appealing -- it also provides some soothing ambient sound. With this feature in their backyard, the owners will forget they live in the middle of the city.

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Overhead View of Quiet Courtyard

Looking out from the second floor treats the owners to views of the back courtyard. Notice how tons of plants all around make the space feel quiet and secluded.
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Raised Deck Soaks Up Sunshine, Fresh Air

A raised deck is a wonderful addition to this historic home in Savannah, Ga., as it gives the owners room to enjoy sunshine and fresh air. Two red chairs add a nice pop of color.
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Hallway Features Eclectic Artwork

An antique tapestry and funky chandelier set the tone for the home's third floor, creating an easy-going and eclectic atmosphere. As they head down the hall, guests will find a cozy reading corner and two bedrooms.
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Eclectic and Comfortable Reading Corner

With a pink chandelier, faux-antelope head, stacks of books, zebra-print rug and two plush velvet sofas, this reading corner is both whimsical and totally comfortable. It would be so easy to get lost in a book with so many imaginative pieces around you!
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Outdoor Space Overlooks Historic District

With views of historic homes and Spanish moss, this little outdoor space fully embraces its idyllic surroundings. A green area rug softens the deck, while two wicker chairs invite the owners to sit and share a glass of wine at sunset.
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Traditional Blue Guest Bedroom

Taking a left off the hallway leads guests into this spare bedroom, which comes with a large bed, two nightstands, a dresser and a desk for work. An area rug softens the floors below.
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Blue Guest Bedroom With Chandelier

Pale blue walls make for a dreamy display in this second bedroom. A chandelier brightens the space and draws interest to the ceiling, while a large bed gives the owners' a comfy space to land.
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Eclectic Master Suite With Regal Touches

Eclectic though it may be, this master suite is fit for royalty! Here, a gold headboard and pillows featuring the Union Jack add a regal touch to the bed, which is complemented by a crystal chandelier and red velvet chairs.
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Master Suite Includes Brick Walls, Fireplace

Exposed brick works overtime in the master bedroom, both adding raw texture to the space and giving the room a sense of history. A small brick fireplace complements the walls and keeps the suite cozy, too.
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Beautiful Blue Treatment in Master Bathroom

Stepping into the master bathroom reveals a beautiful blue tile treatment in the shower and on the floors. Arched ceilings make the space feel nice and open, while a door fills the bathroom with natural light.
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