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20 West Jones Street renovation wins Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Award

Greenline Architecture on May 17, 2019 received recognition from the Historic Savannah Foundation for the renovation of 20 West Jones Street, completed under its residential extension, Homeline Architecture.

Nestled beneath the lush canopy of live oaks on Jones Street, the building was originally constructed circa 1849 for James Kerr in the Greek Revival vernacular style, typical of Savannah townhouses built during the mid-19th century boom. The renovation is one of unparalleled luxury—offering meticulously restored details such as high ceilings, original moldings, fireplace mantles and oversized windows.

When Homeline began the current project, the existing house was a total of 6,500+ square feet. The new owner wanted to add to the rear of the house and rebuild the carriage house. The additions to the structure resulted in a total square footage of 9,500+ square feet. The addition and overall renovation serve to better accommodate the residents’ needs while retaining the contributing structure’s historic fabric, character and integrity. The design and rear addition successfully added to the house the owner’s requirements in a way that did not compromise the historic appearance from the street.

Kuhn Construction Company served as the project’s contractor.


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