Isaiah Davenport House in Savannah
image via the Davenport House Museum website
Savannah is dreamy in the Fall. Its beautiful all of the time, but is especially lovely in the Fall. I had the privilege of touring this historic house last October. It was built in 1820 by master builder Isaiah Davenport, who was originally from New England. He built the house for his family, and also to show folks in Savannah what he could build - it was his show house. The architecture is Federal in style, imitating the architecture of neoclassical Scottish architect Robert Adam (1728-1792) and his brothers- hence the style is also called Adam style.
The house was almost demolished in 1955, but it was the first house that the Historic Savannah Foundation saved.
above, The Davenport house pre-restoration
image via sojournal.us
detail of the dormers from Bluffton.edu
The back of the house.
Entrance Hall, above, and staircase below, from the Davenport museum website
Davenport was showing off what he could build, and so the interior of the house has many beautiful features like the staircase above.
If you're in Savannah, this historic house is a must see!