SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - One hundred years after it first opened its doors, Savannah’s largest historic mansion has been restored to its original glory.
A celebratory ribbon-cutting and grand re-opening of the “Armstrong Kessler Mansion” was held Friday. The unveiling of the artfully restored National Historic Landmark, located at the north end of Forsyth Park, comes after one-and-a-half-years of renovations.
Savannah native and luxury hotelier Richard Kessler purchased the 25,000 square-foot mansion back in 2017. He restored the property to once again serve as a private residence - with help from designer Chuck Chewning and architect Christian Sottile.
“Very historic day for me personally and the City of Savannah," Kessler said. "This place, the Armstrong House, has been an iconic place - a place of education, a home, the place of antique shop, it’s been a place of a law firm - and now it’s way the full circle back into a home again. It’s been my honor to purchase it and make it into what it is today.”
Kessler plans to live in the mansion as well as host celebrities and high-end private events.
You can learn more about the history of the home and the restoration by clicking here.