Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty brokers sale of historic Gingerbread House
Architectural gem will remain available for weddings and other special events
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – The iconic Gingerbread House is changing hands, but brides-to-be dreaming about having the romantic home as a wedding venue can breathe easy. The architectural gem will remain available as a premier wedding site and special event venue.
The Gingerbread House was purchased for $837,500 by SJ Management Group LLC., whose owners include Savannah resident Jacob Thompson and Steve Gareleck. Listing agents are Franklin Williams and Chris White of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. The selling agent is Richie Sturgess of Savannah Realty.
“The Gingerbread House is one of the buildings that always comes to mind when people think of Savannah,” said Williams, a Savannah native and past board member of the Historic Savannah Foundation. “It’s a very special part of Savannah, definitely one of its architectural gems.”
Built in 1899 by Cord Asendorf, The Gingerbread House is one of the finest examples of Steamboat Gothic architecture in the country. Its delicate, elaborate gingerbread carpentry details have ensured it is one of the most photographed buildings in Savannah.
A centerpiece of the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District, The Gingerbread House has always been a crucial part of the revitalization of the neighborhood. The former owners, Herb and Jan Galloway, are retiring out of town. Herb Galloway purchased the home in 1978. Look for Gingerbread House on Facebook for venue information.
Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region’s top property management departments. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 52 Calhoun St. in Bluffton, S.C.
For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit http://www.celiadunnsir.com. To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.
(LEFT to RIGHT) Chris White and Franklin Williams of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, stand in front of the historic downtown home with previous owner Herbert Gallaway and new owner, Jacob Thompson and Richie Sturgess of Savannah Realty.