Today was the last day for the Holiday Island Tour on Jekyll Island here in Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia. And the last Holiday Island tour was today at 3:00 - I managed to arrive for the 1:00 tour - this is well within a deadline for me.
View from Jekyll to the Sidney Lanier Bridge from Historic District
It will take many posts to share everything I saw today but I wanted to start with Mistletoe Cottage which was so festively decorated. Please note that the State of Georgia will not let you photograph the inside of this beautifully restored home.
Mistletoe Cottage is also known as the Claflin/Porter Cottage. Originally constructed in 1900 for Henry Porter, a manufacturer of locomotives and a graduate of Brown University. Porter was very active in many charitable organizations but was closely tied to the Y.M.C.A.
The home's style is considered a Dutch Colonial Revival. The home was purchased from the Porter Estate in 1824 by John Clafin.
One of the interesting facts I learned on the Holiday Tour was that homes during this time place the front door on the side of the house.
The entire 240 acre Historic District was decorated festively for Christmas. Christmas trees and live greenery was everywhere - even mistletoe.
For more information on our area, visit The Golden Isles Blog.
Visit Chapman Realty's website for more information on homes in our area.
Julie E. Chapman, New Home Consultant
Lennar Homes, LLC
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