Built in 1893 by Landon Addison Thomas Jr. and his wife, Minnie Fleming Thomas, the Thomas-Clay house is one of the cannot miss homes in the Summerville Historic District. Mrs. Thomas named the home “Cloister Garth” because of its gardens. The blend of Queen Anne and Colonial Revival architectural styles create a unique home with walls made of stone, brick, and wood and a red clay tile roof. Also included on the three acre property are numerous service areas, gardens, accessory buildings, and garden rooms. The front entrance has a grand porte cochère which is connected at a slight angle to the front porch and on the other side of the house there is a large sun porch. The house remained in the same family for over a century, but was recently purchased by the Church of the Good Shepherd in 2019. Over its existence, the home has hosted notable visitors such as President William Howard Taft and Supreme Court Justice Joseph Rucker Lamar. The Gilded Age mansion needs a new owner with the means to return it to its place as one of Summerville’s showplaces.
Listing Price: $1,300,000.00