Memories of Skidaway

Courtesy of Pat Hackney

Pat and Howard Hackney (shown at right) were the first to get Natural Gas in The Landings at their residence on Chatuachee Crossing. 

They purchased a lot on Milledge Lane in 1977, when they moved to the area, for Howard to join Gulfstream's Flight Department. Prest Landing was not paved at the time, and there were fewer than 150 homes. The Hackneys never built on the lot but instead purchased an existing home (Chatuachee Crossing) in 1979.

In 1987, they started a major home renovation and built a gourmet kitchen. The kitchen took a year to plan and complete and included five commercial gas cooktops, each with 20,000 BTUs; a commercial Custom Cooper Hood, antique Chinese Tiles purchased by Howard in China; and a Georgia Pink Marble Pastry Center with Savannah Grey Brick surround. This was during the cooking and home entertainment wave of the 80s. The kitchen also boasted heart pine floors, custom cherry cabinets, and beveled glass.

Pat was the Home Economist for the University of Georgia Extension Office and provided kitchen planning information and seminars to many Savannah homeowners during the 80s and 90s. The Hackney's kitchen was featured in several media publications and was the setting for numerous charity dinners and gatherings for friends.

The Hackneys sold the house in 1995 and now live in Oakridge. It is their understanding that the kitchen on Chatuachee Crossing still is just as it was designed.

 

 

Pat Hackney was the Home Economist for the University of Georgia Extension Office and provided kitchen planning information and seminars to many Savannah homeowners during the 80s and 90s.