A custom metal gate from renowned Savannah blacksmith Ivan Bailey marks the entrance to Holley Jaakkola's garden, which features so many unique Southern plant and tree species it has been documented by Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian Institution.
This classic stairwell has all the character it should have. Wainscoting, sconces, crown molding and a large chandelier are all right where they should be. Even the perfect entry table and floral arrangement are in place.
Guests are greeted the moment they reach the entry stairs with colorful zigzag step tiles that play off of the blue trim of the house. The custom Dutch door, flanked by a pair of oversized wall lanterns, creates the opportunity to open up the top half allowing in the cool ocean breeze.