Owens-Thomas House

sights / Architecture

Owens-Thomas House information

Savannah , USA
Address
Street 124 Abercorn St
More information
www.telfair.org
Prices
adult/child $15/5
Opening hours
noon-5pm Mon, 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, 1-5pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

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 slave's 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).