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New! | $340,000 | Executive Home with European Flair, with Half Acre Lot in Florida’s #1 School District! | 545 Willow Walk Place

Tucked away on a quiet, leafy road, 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.

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You’ll find 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, a whole half acre—personal and private—overlooking the forest preserve that embraces the home.

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.

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From SA Realty Broker, Sean Hess

Secret Neighborhood! | $239,900 | Over Half Acre Lot! | 341 Crystal Lake Drive

Pleasantly hidden away, this home and its big, big lot are located in Prairie Lakes, one of the last truly secret nooks in St. Augustine. While still close enough for you to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the tourist district, its approach is on a route favored by cyclists on their way to the surrounding countryside.

The home? The très chic master bedroom is complimented by a tray ceiling (très tray anyone?), with a master bath that includes two big wash basins and garden tub that just begs you to fill it with hot, soapy water and relax in its depths. After you towel off you can unwind with a fresh grind of dark (or medium) roast,  enjoyed from the warmth of your breakfast nook—or breakfast bar—in a home kitchen that’s bathed in sunlight. The family room is open, with red accents. Red can be a too-strong a color in some homes but it works here, elegant in the way a red carpet is elegant. And what does this red carpet home still need? Why it needs you, my dear!

Two guest bedrooms round out this home’s interior. A small but sufficient covered porch opens up to the large yard in the back. This backyard is fenced, and the lot is a shade over a half acre; which brings us to value. A home on a half-acre lot in St. Augustine generally sells for over $300,000. I told you this neighborhood was a secret! Click here to learn more.

Pool Home! | $310,000 | 5016 Shore Drive

This is a cheerful, wonderfully appointed custom home with a lovely fireplace, living areas, and gorgeous master bathroom. Here are two unique things you should know about it:
First, this is a 4 bedroom home. The fourth bedroom is actually its own attached apartment, with its own kitchen, and its own living room, and (!!!) its own separate entrance! I know, wow! It’s the perfect place to have an office, or to house guests, or for an elderly parent to live independently.
Second, this home is privacy hidden in plain sight. It’s a pretty house, made of brick, but an unassuming one. If you were to drive by you’d have no idea that beyond that big circular drive it hid a pool, a separate apartment, 2 large exterior storage areas and a separate workshop. A bit like a super hero’s secret base, except in St. Augustine South. Click here to see video of it.
My favorite part of the home is the covered patio off of the pool. It is screened, along with the pool, to encourage all-seasons use. It’s an ideal place to lounge while the kids are swimming in the day, or an intimate place for al fresco dining late or chilly-evening conversation. The pool area is fully fenced to make it even more private.
Should you purchase this home you’ll also be admired for the home’s proximity to Intracoastal Park (which is a short walk around the corner).  Click here to find out more!

Commercial Marina and Boat Yard! | $8.5 Million | 256 Riberia Street (Historic District)

The Spires Family has made this San Sebastian River location into St. Augustine’s only “Palm Beach” standards boat yard and marina, meaning a facility that boasts exceptional work quality, and is neat, orderly, and clean. With more than ample indoor space for large vessels and the owner’s meticulous eye to quality, this space excels in every marine aspect. State of the art marina with 45 slips and zoned industrial, this area of downtown St. Augustine includes a winery, a craft distillery, and numerous great restaurants. A very short distance to the heart of the Historic District itself, the possibilities for this location are exciting. Condominiums with boat slips? A resort hotel on the water? How will you transform this location? It’s time to explore your dream on the salt water today! Click here to find out more.

Historic Commercial Waterfront! | $1.5 Million | 415 S Ponce De Leon Blvd (US 1)

For 100 years boats have utilized the San Sebastian river. This 1.6 acre property on the San Sebastian–almost touching our landmark city entrance sign–awaits being brought into modern age. The Sarris family, St. Augustine’s original shrimp boat building family, is now offering this parcel which has served them since the 1930s. Expansive views exist on both fronts of Oyster Creek and the San Sebastian with shrimp boats passing daily, and to the east a view of downtown St. Augustine in the distance. Click here to find out more.

On closer examination one can’t help but notice the commercial possibilities of this location, with it having one of the highest traffic counts in our city (exceeding 40,000 cars daily). Additionally, in 1960 the Sarris family had the foresight to purchase from the state of Florida the submerged land rights to this parcel. You can now utilize some of St. Augustine’s best maritime heritage and history which exists on this little jewel, and just imagine what your contribution utilizing this unique water & land space will be. The spot is currently underutilized with two small businesses: It awaits, what will you do with it? How will you re-imagine this amazing location?

Beach Home & Business! | $399,000 | 5092 A1A South

Two living quarters plus office or business space located on St Augustine Beach just a short walk to the ocean. Property sits on a high traffic street with plenty of potential for business as well as a residence plus small apartment to lease as an income producer. Great location, great potential, and a great price! Click here to see more.

Historic District! | $619,000 | 7 Aviles Street | SOLD

Under contract in 9 days and sold in under 50 … the seller was impressed (click here to read her testimonial)! For current Historic District homes for sale click here. The Original Historic District Home: The Oldest Block on the Oldest Street in the Oldest City! When the English landed in Jamestown, Aviles Street was already undergoing urban renewal. Can you transform this space and breathe fresh air into a location that’s nearly 450 years young (the structure is a mere 140 years old, dating from the 1880s)? Originally the city’s one-story jail, this structure has been added to over the years, and a second story was created then expanded. And lucky you! Hang out on your 2nd story terrace and watch the comings and goings of tourists and locals alike as they stroll brick-lined Aviles Street. Or make a quick escape to your two rear patios (one screened, one open, both nearly 30-feet wide). You can live and work here, too. Your car won’t be a burden, with 2-big garages, extra parking, and an easy exit to lightly traveled Charlotte Street. Currently a business on the 1st floor and a residence on the 2nd, zoning allows for a residence, multifamily, and commercial uses. Live upstairs and work below? Start a B&B? How will you elevate the character and quality of this location? Offered At: $619,000.  Click here to see more!

St. Augustine Beach! | $329,000 | 1452 Makarios Drive | SOLD!

An inspiring upscale home located in St. Augustine Beach! This two-bedroom getaway in the Makarios community is sold completely furnished with decorator quality furniture and bedding (any electronics are sold separately), with Kronos Swiss flooring of exquisite craftsmanship throughout. Natural beauty at the entrance leads to a bright and beachy foyer. A breakfast bar with bar stools in a tidy row overlook a divine kitchen. A full size mirror in the dining room brings in lovely light. Restful and comfortable spaces make for bedrooms that are just dreamy. Privacy rich patio with intimate green space, a 1-car garage, and, oooh! The prettiest community pool you’ll ever see. You’ll be so inspired by this sublime beach home you’ll feel as if you’re on vacation, even when you’re not! Offered At: $329,000. Click here to see more!

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