Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates

Historic Corner Lot – 215 West Charlton Street

Built for John Sturdevant and his family in 1846, Sturdevant House is situated on a rare, double lot that is also a corner lot overlooking Pulaski Square.  It was built to last for his heirs using imported mahogany bannisters, Egyptian black & gold mantles, & locally forged ironwork.  Local lumber mills crafted heart of pine into stunning, wide plank floors that are as glossy today as they were when they were installed. The scale of the home is large, with high ceilings, long hallways, and tall windows optimized to provide maximize light, breezes, and park views.

In the 1960’s, a large scale renovation saw the installation of pink, Georgia granite steps, modern air conditioning, and eventually a saltwater pool, recently heated to provide year round enjoyment.

Today, the home remains a private residence behind gardens, mature crepe myrtles, and a back yard completely surrounded by a tall, tabby wall for the ultimate in privacy. The home still has commanding views of Pulaski Square and the side garden, however the home now sports a fabulous, new kitchen, beautiful exterior decks, three stop elevator, and covered parking.

Though the first floor can easily be incorporated into the rest of the home, it is currently being used as a registered, short term vacation rental with sufficient income to cover most, if not all of the home’s property taxes and maintenance.  It is complete with a modern kitchen, two bathrooms, dining area, living room, and laundry room.  It also has its own gated entrance off of Tattnall Street.  If you do not plan to live in Savannah full time, you may be pleased to know that the home has a second, registered short term vacation rental certificate for the top three floors.  So if desired, the entire home can be rented out for maximum income during your absence.


Life in Pulaski Ward is social, outgoing, and busy.  Residents socialize weekly in Pulaski Square at 5:30, sharing cocktails & can·a·pés and the latest in town happenings.  When it’s time for dinner, you are a stone’s throw from some of the district’s most popular restaurants, such as Noble Fare, The Crystal Beer Parlor, Frali Gourmet, The Gryphon Tea Room, and many others.  Savannah Coffee Roasters produces fabulous brew that provides many visitors and locals alike with a morning treat or afternoon pick-me-up.  If you prefer to cook at home, you can pick up amazing salmon or aged beef from Smith Brothers™Gourmet Market and grill out at home.   


It is not uncommon to see a movie or television show being filmed nearby as the Landmark Historic District is a huge draw for the movie industry.  Hugh Jackman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Will Smith, and Liam Hemsworth have all recently filmed in Savannah, with many either filming downtown nearby or being spotted eating in various restaurants downtown.  The Grey on MLK is a popular viewing spot during filming.

Pet owners keep Pulaski Square and its surrounding sidewalks busy throughout the day while joggers head to Forsyth Park early morning or late afternoon to keep in shape.  If this all seems overwhelming, don’t worry.  You’ll be surprised how quiet and peaceful it is in the back yard while floating in the pool.


The very things that attracted John Sturdevant in 1846 are just as attractive today:  the home’s location, its neighbors, Pulaski Square, the double lot on a corner, and the ability to walk everywhere downtown.   The walled yard and saltwater pool are just icing on the cake.

Though the home has been well cared for over the years, there is still sufficient room for a new owner to leave their mark.  If you want to find out how, call for an appointment.


  • Double, Corner Lot
  • Walled yard with heated, saltwater pool
  • 2 Vacation Rental Certificates
  • 2 Car Off Street Parking
  • Overlooks Pulaski Square
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Jim Johnston

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