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Located in the Beach Institute neighborhood of Savannah's Landmark Historic District, the Elizabeth Mirault House was built ca 1861. Of Haitian descent, Elizabeth's parents immigrated to Savannah from Saint Domingue during the Haitian Revolution of the 1790s. Elizabeth's husband, Simon Mirault was a brick mason and constructed the neighboring house for her daughter two years later. On the interior, an exposed brick party wall remains.

Suffering from water intrusion and rot at the window sills, the aging of a standing seam metal roof, and a poorly constructed rear addition, the new owners executed a complete renovation of the house in 2020 to include the installation of new true divided light wood windows where needed, the expansion of a second story half bath into a full bath, and the refinishing of retained historic finishes throughout. 

The house is now a single family rental property. Programs utilized include the State Historic Tax Credit, State Tax Freeze, and Federal Historic Tax Credit. All work was designed to meet local historic district Certificate of Appropriateness standards.

The Elizabeth Mirault House Rehabilitation was the recipient of a 2021 Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Award.

Project Team: Waters Building & Design, Hansen Architects, Ethos Preservation

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