2021-“Cloister Garth” Thomas-Clay House, 933 Milledge Road
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