• 545 Willow Walk Place

  • Executive home with European flair.

  • Circular drive and pretty portico.

  • You’re greeted in the foyer with color and style.

  • Balancing utility with design, the kitchen sets the stage for elegant gatherings.

  • With a double oven and lots of counter space…

  • …preparing for gatherings has never been easier.

  • Pantry with 9-foot ceilings, mais oui!

  • Dining room: Large but with an intimate feel.

  • Chandelier medallion, a luxury touch.

  • First floor en suite bedroom.

  • First floor en suite showing French doors and wide bath threshold.

  • Grab bars in en suite bath shown from seat in shower.

  • Living room reminiscent of a country estate.

  • Notice fireplace’s marble hearth.

  • Big furniture is not a problem here.

  • Plenty of space to display all of your cherished souvenirs and memories.

  • Terrace off living room overlooks preserve.

  • The only thing missing?

  • …You, and perhaps a cocktail.

  • Powder room showing understair storage.

  • Master Suite with European flair–a fireplace with marble hearth.

  • Master Bath: tres luxe.

  • Third en suite bedroom includes bath.

  • En suite bath for third bedroom.

  • 4th bedroom, currently used as office would be a great study room.

  • 4th bedroom includes desk (removable) with lots of space to spread out homework.

  • Perfect. Extra. Space. (Loft.)

  • A comfortable space that could fit a pool table or small home theater.

  • Second floor landing showing loft and master bedroom.

  • Outside (pergola in background).

  • If you entertain frequently you will adore the outdoor pergola.

  • This will be your oasis—personal and private.

  • Three extended decks…

  • …embraced by the surrounding forest preserve.

  • Looking at the rear of the home from the far deck.

  • Entrance to the walled courtyard.

  • Oasis of privacy.

  • A place for guests to spread out and chat, or for little ones to play in safety.

  • Plaster relief inspired by Greek metopes.

  • You’ll love this space.

  • No matter how far you roam, this is home.

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Size, Price, and Location

This executive home with European flair is located at 545 Willow Walk Place in St. Augustine, Florida (32086), and is listed by the property appraisers office as 2603 square feet (heated-and-cooled). This is a 2-story home and is offered for $340,000. The lot is approximately 22,000 square feet (one-half acre, more or less). Buyer to verify all measurements.

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths (1 disabled ready), 1 Half Bath

The residence includes 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths and 1 half bath.

The downstairs en suite bedroom (13 x 12) is accommodating for those with disabilities, with double (French) doors that swing wide, a  bath threshold large enough (35 inches wide) for walkers and wheelchairs, and a shower with a seating area and multiple grab bars.

The half bath (a powder room) is also on the first floor.

You’ll find the master bedroom (14 x 15) on the second floor. There are two especially European touches here—a fireplace in the master bedroom, and a glamorous tub for lounging (no shower) in the master bath. The offset double vanities are 6″ higher than standard. The master bath also includes a linen closet, a large, walk-in closet.

The third bedroom (11 x 10) is an en suite on the second floor, with its own bath (a tub / shower combo).

And for any scholars in your family, finding a place to do homework is an easy assignment as the 4th bedroom (12 x 11) 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.

Kitchen and Dining

The kitchen (17 x 13)  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 both large and simple has never been easier. A walk-in pantry is graced with 9-foot ceilings (mais oui!)

The formal dining room (15 x 15) has a subtle bump-out, the ideal place for a small buffet that won’t hamper anyone’s seating arrangement. A gorgeous crystal chandelier that hangs beneath a plaster medallion a the focal point in the room.

Living Area & Connected Outdoor Terrace

The living room (17 x 13) is a relaxing space with a fireplace that is the perfect spot for that prized portrait; flanked by built-ins there is plenty of space to display all of your cherished souvenirs and memories. Connected to the living room via a set of French doors is an impressive, open terrace (16 x 5). The outdoor terrace overlooks the preserve forest that embraces the home.

4th Bedroom: The Perfect Office, Homework, or Study Room

Finding a place to do homework is an easy assignment here. The 4th bedroom (12 x 11) 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.


Loft

The second-floor loft (14 x 11) is a comfortable space that could fit a pool table or small home theater. It sits at the second floor landing, which measures 13 x 3 on the stair side, and 12 x 6 on the loft side, making it an excellent space for an oversized desk or chaise that may not otherwise have a home.

Pergola, Outside Decks, & Walled Courtyard

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 pergola is 18 x 12 and tiled; decks and a wooden walk wrap behind the home and connect it to the walled courtyard (19 x 14). The courtyard is squared concrete, with curved gates. The courtyard sports plaster reliefs inspired by Greek metopes.

In the courtyard, in my opinion, you could read while the little ones play around you, all of you secure behind the high walls and sturdy gates.

Lot and Pool Possibilities

Sitting on a half acre (approximate), the 22,000 square foot* lot is tucked between a forested preserve area and a bend in the leafy, tree-lined Willow Walk Place.

This is not the place to move if you are looking to build a pool. While it is certainly possible to put one here, the slope of the forest behind the home would likely make a pool cost prohibitive.

*According to an appraisal done in 2016.

Parking, Drive, and Disabled Access

This home has a huge double-car garage, and each vehicle has its own 8.5-foot wide door.

The circular drive is generous and has plenty of room if a ramp were needed for the portico (15 inches high from grade). For disabled persons the easiest entry is currently from the garage to the kitchen, which involves a 3 inch concrete lip and no steps (the entry door is 29.5 inches wide here).

ADA features in lower master bath are as follows: 36 inch bath threshold (34 inch effective with door), 5 foot wide bedroom threshold, doors swing in, grab rails in shower (3), seat in shower, lever handles on doors. Additionally the lower story powder room threshold is 32 inches wide.

Schools

This home is currently zoned for Otis Mason Elementary, Gamble Rogers Middle School, and Pedro Menendez High School. Otis Mason’s young readers won the county-wide Battle of the Books in 2015 and were runner up in 2016. Gamble Rogers offers programs for students to earn high-school credit early, and Pedro Menendez offers the coveted International Baccalaureate (IB) program for early college credit. In addition Pedro Menendez’s magnet programs include Academies for Medical & Health Careers, Architecture & Building Sciences, the Vystar Academy of Business & Finance, and Digital Design.

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. St. Johns County Schools have been rated the best public schools in the state for much of the last decade. High school and middle school students zoned for the district above can also apply to the magnet programs and academies at the district’s other schools.

This home is also close to the private St. Johns Academy (K-8) and St. Joseph Academy (high school).

Buyers to verify all school zoning.

Design Elements

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. The home is filled with his deft touch: window casings and aprons, extra-wide thresholds, cut-glass lighting, French-style doors, chandelier medallions, high ceilings, engineered wood flooring, marble hearths, 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.

Extra Storage

There is extra storage under the stairs, and attic storage in the garage.

Utilities, Trash, & Recycling

Electricity averages $110-115 a month and water averages $20-25 a month. The irrigation system has its own well. Trash and recycling day is Thursday, yard waste is picked up on Friday. Trash, yard waste, recycling are all paid annually as part of property tax bill ($222 a year total for the last tax year).

Elegant, Executive, with European Flair, what would you like to know about this lovely home?

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545 Willow Walk Place

Executive Home with a European Flair, in the school district ranked #1 in the state. From Sean Hess, Broker, SA Realty.

Meet Sean Hess.

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.

Find out More

Use the contact form at bottom of the page or contact Sean Hess direct at Sean@StAugTeam.com (email) or call/text 904-386-8327.