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Historic Lakeside Victorian



320 St George Street
St Augustine, FL 32084
MLS Number: 222089
Property Status: Sold
Price: $2,285,000
Year Built: 1899
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Lot Size: .26 ac.
Living Area: 4,106 sq. ft.
Property Features: Central air, Central heat, Covered porch, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Electric heat, Fireplace, Florida room, Full fence, In-law suite, Lake, Microwave, Off-street parking, Porch, Range, Refrigerator, Security system, Vaulted Ceiling, Washer, Waterview



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Cell: 904.669.0691
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Description:

Life on the south end of St George St is a welcome chance to slow down and savor the simple joys imbued in this historic residential district. Think sidewalks for walking, mailbox chats with neighbors, frequent front and back porch parties under the live oak canopy – it’s the antidote to hustle and bustle. 320 St George St has presided over this blissful scene from its lake-view perch since the 1890s and has long been considered a prized downtown Victorian. With over 4,000SF across 3 stories and 1,000SF of porches, there is ample room for everyone to happily claim their favorite spot. Homes along the lake enjoy some of the most generous yards in the city and 320 is no exception. Equal parts of sun and shade keep the bountiful lemon tree heavy with fruit amidst native landscaping providing a lush green palette.

A sunlit foyer anchors the first floor, with living, dining and sun rooms surrounding it and everywhere there is a sense of quiet and calm. Honey-hued pine floors, 10′ ceilings and classic mouldings are original features wonderfully intact. Unlike the typical Victorian, the rooms here are all large, gracious and welcoming, with an easy circular flow. 5 sets of French doors open to the 500SF covered wraparound porch overlooking the deep yard and Lake Maria Sanchez just beyond. Snowy white egrets, blue herons and the occasional ibis provide a daily bird show as they keep a keen eye out for a fish snack. Rocking chairs and binoculars are a must have for birdwatching and wait till you see the fiery sunsets over the lake. It’s common to find the neighbors watching the sun go down together and engaging in a friendly photo competition.

Measuring 26′ x 12′, the eat-in kitchen spills out to the porch for al fresco meals at any time of day. Tucked between a lovely formal dining room (don’t miss the French wallpaper with its delicate design) and the living room, this kitchen will easily handle gatherings of any size as you create the first of many memorable feasts. Laundry/mud room off the kitchen adds great pantry storage within easy reach.

Pass the half bath as you climb the curved stair and turn left to the primary suite. A sunny sitting room, window-lined bedroom, private bath and closet offer a serene retreat at the end of the day. Both rooms open up to a wonderful sun deck and and even better view of the lake. A split plan on this floor, there are 2 additional bedrooms and hall bath on the north side.

A marvelous surprise is waiting on the 3rd floor. Formerly an attic, a skillful redesign created a wonderfully bright and spacious suite with bath and Juliet balcony. With 14′ vault at the ceiling peak and an innovative design, this treetop loft is highly coveted space for a myriad of uses.

In a city rich with architectural gems, 320 St George is a singular jewel. Lovingly  preserved details keep the character alive while thoughtful renovations allow for comfortable modern living. Stroll along the lake en route to discovering the Oldest City’s historic buildings and scenic beauty. Culture and culinary offerings are waiting to be seen, heard and tasted and then it’s home again to watch the moon rise from the porch.

Lived in and loved by the same extended family for over 20 years, it’s time for new memories to be made and a new history to be recorded. Welcome – we think you are going to like it here.

 

Irene Arriola Real Estate, Inc.
81 King Street, Suite B Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Email: arriola.irene@gmail.com | Office phone: 904.829.2002
Cell phone: 904.669.0691 | Fax: 904.829.2029