December 15, 2022 • Savannah

Historic Neoclassical Estate Listed for $1.15M

Realtors┬« Stewart Marshall and Matt Brown of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty have listed c. 1917 property 332 Savannah Avenue in Statesboro, Georgia. The 8,417-square-foot estate, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed by Georgia-born architect Edward C. Hosford, who also designed the Bulloch County Courthouse. Known as the Donehoo-Brannen-Nesmith Mansion, the twenty-room estate’s namesake owners frequently opened up the Neoclassical home as a community gathering place. 

With unmatched grandeur among residential homes in the area, the brick mansion played host to weddings in the roaring twenties, a program for local youth in the 1940s, and even the Statesboro High School Freshman-Sophomore proms in the 1950s. From the commanding front facade framed by Greek columns to the expansive ballroom, the mansion is rife with opportunities for a new visionary to continue this Statesboro legacy.

“The mansion is truly a bastion of small-town Southern life,” says listing agent Stewart Marshall. “Throughout the years, its owners and the home have played a critical role in Statesboro history.”

Matt Brown, co-list agent and Statesboro native, agrees, “The original owner, Dr. J.E. Donehoo, contributed to the 1906 successful bid for what is now Georgia Southern University, one of Statesboro’s most significant economic generators.” 

Beyond the noteworthy history, the 1.79-acre estate offers a new owner ten bedrooms, six bathrooms, sweeping porches, private courtyard gardens, and a swimming pool. Exquisite craftsmanship is on display throughout the home, particularly in the curved staircase, high tray ceilings, and extensive moldings.

 “This would make an incredible single-family home or a beautiful bed and breakfast,” says Marshall. “Centrally located in Statesboro, with easy access to Savannah, this is a once-in-a-lifetime property.”

332 Savannah Avenue is exclusively listed by Stewart Marshall and Matt Brown. Learn more at

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