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AZEK® Makes Lasting Impression on Historic Savannah Home

Traditional Home magazine opted for an interesting design challenge with its choice for the 2017 Southern Style Now Showhouse. Far from a cookie-cutter new construction project, the Greek Revival home nestled away in Savannah's Landmark Historic District is listed on the National Historic Registry. Built in 1854, the 5,500 square foot home retains much of its original glory, including marble fireplaces, plaster mouldings, and heart pine floors.


At one point the residence had been divided into four apartments, but its meticulous renovation to become the Southern Style Now Showhouse entailed restoring it back into a single family home.  The design team also brought welcome new additions by transforming the space above the garage into a rooftop deck and connecting it to the main residence with a custom skybridge. These new features were a perfect opportunity for AZEK® Building Products to tell a compelling story and add tastefully modern amenities to this treasured vintage residence.


“With a historic home, material choice is always an important consideration. AZEK materials literally provided the bridge between the 160 year old house and the new rooftop deck,” said Matthew Allan, Developer of the Showhouse and founder of Matthew Allan Real Estate. “Any concerns about using a modern decking surface disappeared when we saw the durability, flexibility, and visual compatibility of AZEK’s products.”


AZEK Deck’s Vintage Collection® complements AZEK’s Evolutions Rail® Contemporary in Black with round Aluminum Balusters to create the stunning outdoor space. All of these high-quality building products are 100% Smarter Than Wood, which means they are low-maintenance and stand up incredibly well to the outdoor elements.


Whether you are a professional designer, historic home enthusiast, or just someone who loves to soak in beautiful sights, visiting the 2017 Southern Style Now Showhouse would make for a memorable trip. The four-level home, located at 20 West Taylor Street, overlooks charming Monterey Square. Public tour dates are expected to run until December 1st, but be sure to purchase tickets before heading to the home as the end date is subject to change. This impeccable home is open for tours Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., plus Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. General admission tickets cost $32.84 and can be purchased here.