Not only is this cottage totally adorable, it’s steeped in history! The marshfront cottage was built by Henry Ford around 1930 and is located on the Ford Plantation (which is now a private sporting club) near Savannah, Georgia. The old building was supposed to be torn down, but new owners loved the history and the charming bones so much that they enlisted Jim Strickland of the architectural firm Historical Concepts to save the home! Wouldn’t you love to live here?? The beautiful view, all those live oak trees, and a delightful interior oozing with character and history?! You can read the neat story behind the home and see more photos by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn in this article from Coastal Living. For some seriously crazy ‘before’ shots, (I see why it was going to be torn down!) check this out! And for more impressive rehabs/renovations/additions by Historical Concepts, head here!
And I can’t mention Historical Concepts without giving a shout-out to their fabulous book Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House…it’s one of my favorites!