My wife really wanted to see this home based on the reviews here in Trip Advisor and I have to say, I was quite intrigued and pleasantly surprised by the incredible technological advances in the home.
First off, if you are going to be in Savannah for a few days or you want to tour multiple sites like this home and the Telfair Art Museum, ask for a multi-site pass. This is a better deal than purchasing admission per site. They actually didn't tell us this when we bought the tickets, we found out later at the Telfair Museum.
This was the first home built by William Jay in the United States and he used this home as a showcase of technological advances that are quite stunning when you consider when this home was built. Indoor plumbing with showers, baths and indoor toilets were the first of their kind in Savannah. The tour has done a nice job cutting away some of the foundation down below so you can clearly see how the large 5,000 gallon cistern in the basement works. To the right is a kitchen that housed a coal fired range, much safer than wood fireplaces. The huge shower / bath area is exposed on the left side.
Interior, the skylight touch in the dining room is absolutely, incredibly stunning even to this day. I've never seen anything like it. The indoor bridge upstairs is quite unique as well, affording more headroom for the staircase below.
This is a beautiful home that's definitely worth checking out and for those of you who like to see "how things work" this is a neat showcase of technology that paved the way for all the conveniences we have in our lives today.
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