Owens-Thomas House

sights / Architecture

Owens-Thomas House information

Location
Savannah , USA
Address
124 Abercorn St
More information
www.telfair.org
Prices
adult/senior/child $20/18/free
Opening hours
noon-4pm Sun-Mon, 10am-4:30pm Tue-Sat
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Completed in 1819 by British architect William Jay, this gorgeous villa exemplifies English Regency-style architecture, which is known for its symmetry.

The guided tour is fussy, but it delivers interesting trivia about the spooky 'haint blue' ceiling paint in the slaves' quarters (made from crushed indigo, buttermilk and crushed oyster shells) and the number of years by which this mansion preceded the White House in getting running water (nearly 20).