Executive Home with a European Flair, in the school district ranked #1 in the state. From Sean Hess, Broker, SA Realty.
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Offered at $340,000. Please email Sean.Hess.Brk@gmail.com or text 904-386-8327 for your private showing.
Tucked away on a quiet, leafy road in the #1 school district in the state, this executive home with European flair will be your antidote for today’s cookie cutter designs.
For a home buyer looking for a great academic experience, St Johns County schools are the top performer in the state and draw rave reviews from parents. And here’s the best part: at $340,000 you won’t have to sacrifice financially.
Entering the home from circular drive and a stylish portico, you’re greeted with color and style. This home is large with a design so well-thought that big rooms feel intimate and comfortable.
The kitchen is the heart of this home, balancing utility with design, a space that reflects the home’s aesthetic and sets the stage for elegant gatherings. With a double oven and lots of counter space, preparing meals for get-togethers either large or simple has never been easier.
You’ll find the same comfort, balance, and design ethos in the sleeping areas. Three of the four bedrooms have their own bath (a master bathroom, two en suite bathrooms, plus a powder room on the first floor). And for those who care for aging parents or a family member with a disability, you’ll find the downstairs en suite bedroom accommodating, with thresholds large enough for walkers and wheelchairs, and a shower with a seating area and multiple grab bars.
Finding a place to do homework is an easy assignment here. The 4th bedroom is currently utilized as an office. It has a built in desk with lots of room to spread out, and a French-style pocket door that will shut out distractions and noise; in short, it’s the perfect study room.
If you entertain frequently you will adore the outdoor pergola, extended decks, and walled courtyard that will allow guests to spread out and chat. If you entertain infrequently you’ll love these same spaces; they will be your oasis—personal and private—overlooking the forest preserve that embraces the home.
The builder of this home holds a degree in fine arts and architecture, and currently is a professor of architecture at the Florence Institute of Design (FIDI) in Florence, Italy. He built this home for his mother. Do you know what happens when you build a home for your mother? You do everything right the first time, and you do it with the highest quality materials. The home is filled with this deft touch: window casings and aprons, extra-wide thresholds, French-style doors, chandelier medallions, high ceilings (a pantry with 9-foot ceilings-mais oui!), and subtle bump-outs that add intimacy to larger spaces. The seller has augmented the outdoor space with plaster reliefs inspired by Greek metopes, and pediment appliques above doorways on the interior.
The fireplaces (there are two) are in the living room and—an especially European touch—in the master bedroom. Both have elegant marble hearths, and the living room fireplace is perfect spot for that prized portrait; flanked by built-ins there is plenty of space to display all of your cherished souvenirs and memories.
There’s even a second-floor loft, a comfortable space that could fit a pool table or small home theater.
No matter where you roam, be it around the world or just around town, this is home. An enduring space where you’ll always be relaxed and feel welcome.