Cora Bett Thomas Realty and Christie's Great Estates Showcase Columbia Place Condominiums

Posted by Jennifer Abshire — September 24, 2006

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Guests from Savannah, Florida, the Carolinas, New York and Aspen were the first to see the stunning furnished condominiums at Columbia Place this week at a special Open House reception hosted by Cora Bett Thomas Realty and Christie’s Great Estates. The unveiling was top tier from start to finish. Imagine Savannah’s finest architectural details complemented with sophisticated design, incredible décor and breathtaking views and you will envision Columbia Place. Guests were treated to fine wines and lavish canapés as they toured extra large living rooms opening to kitchen and dining areas that tout Subzero, Wolf and Gagganau appliances. Marble islands, complemented with dramatic lighting and custom cabinetry, displayed food presentations from the Kehoe House and The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Hutchinson Island developer John McCleskey and his wife, Kay, raved over the details -- large marble baths, high ceilings, fireplaces and gated underground parking. Other Savannah residents were interested in the privacy, security and all of the services offered by the Kehoe House and The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Owners can select from a menu of services from the delivery of fine champagne, butler served dinners, housekeeping and use of the Spa and Fitness Center at the Mansion. Sales associates Stephanie Wilson-Evans, Alyson Arnold and Patricia Bishop led tours of the exquisite homes late into the evening. The exclusive listing agent for the Columbia Place is Cora Bett Thomas Realty, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates. Built by the Kessler Collection, the force behind The Mansion on Forsyth Park and top resorts like Beaver Creek Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo. and the Westin Grand Bohemian in Orlando, Fla., Columbia Place offers condominiums with extraordinary amenities, all conveniently located in the heart of Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District. This gated enclave at 310 E. State Street serves as the new epicenter of luxury living in Savannah. The open house, which attracted approximately 75 guests, offered a sneak preview of this exciting new community of 10 exquisite condominiums. Beginning September 24, Columbia Place will host weekly open houses, which are open to the public, every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. “Columbia Place is already redefining the concept of premium real estate in the Savannah area,” said Cora Bett Thomas, founder and CEO of Cora Bett Thomas Realty Company, the exclusive listing company for these exquisite residences. “We are thrilled to offer the unparalleled opulence and timeless charm of Columbia Place to our distinguished clients The classic style of the residences at Columbia Place recalls the grand mansions of old Savannah, yet these two- and three-bedroom condominiums boast all of the modern amenities of elegant urban living including state-of-the-art kitchens, wireless Internet systems and much more. “Columbia Place offers a lifestyle unlike any other condominium community in Savannah,” said The Kessler Collection’s president and CEO Richard C. Kessler. “The gracious style of the South truly comes to life in these elegant, refined living spaces.” Columbia Place’s signature amenities include classical European architecture, imported hardwood floors, ornate interior detailing, artisan moldings and open floor plans. Each condominium features an open-air balcony and courtyard access, as well as fireplaces, high-end kitchen appliances and elevator service to all floors. Covered parking and a secure gated entry system also serve as highlights at Savannah’s newest address for lavish living. Located adjacent to the renowned Kehoe House and Davenport House, Columbia Place appeals to discerning world travelers who appreciate being just steps away from world-class destinations like the beautifully-restored Lucas Theatre, historic River Street and downtown venues for the critically-acclaimed Savannah Music Festival. Residences with spectacular city views start in the $900,000s. Two condominiums have already sold and one is currently under contract. For more information about Columbia Place, please call Cora Bett Thomas, Stephanie Wilson-Evans, or Patricia Bishop at (912) 233-6000. ABOUT CORA BETT THOMAS REALTY With listings for the area’s finest residential and commercial properties, Cora Bett Thomas Realty, is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates and a longtime member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, The Board of Regents, Leading Estates of the World and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (formerly RELO), and Luxury Portfolio. The firm dominates the luxury real estate market along the Georgia and South Carolina coast, with offices based in Savannah, Ga. and Bluffton, S.C. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Cora Bett Thomas, the company features an expert team of agents who specialize in historic homes, luxury condominiums, commercial real estate, investment property, land and waterfront property. Connect Savannah readers recently voted Cora Bett Thomas Realty the “Best Real Estate Company.” For additional information, please visit online or call 912.233.6000. ABOUT THE KESSLER COLLECTION The Kessler Collection includes: the all-suite Beaver Creek Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; the historic AAA Four-Diamond Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Fla.; the AAA Four-Diamond Celebration Hotel in Celebration, Fla.; the AAA Four-Diamond Westin Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando, Fla.; the enchanting Doubletree Castle Hotel in Orlando, Fla.; Sheraton Studio City in Orlando, Fla.; Sheraton Safari Hotel - an affiliated property, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; the chic and luxurious Mansion on Forsyth Park; Savannah, Ga.; historic Kehoe House in Savannah, Ga.; Columbia Place luxury condominiums, Savannah, Ga.; and Grand Bohemian Hotel, St. Petersburg, Fla. - scheduled to open 2007. For additional information, please visit online or call 407.996.9999.

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