Contemporary Downtown Home with Private Courtyard

69 Abbott Street
St Augustine, FL 32084
MLS Number: 231714
Property Status: Sold
Property Type: Recently Sold
Price: $1,000,000
Year Built: 1900
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Lot Size: .17 ac.
Living Area: 2,585 sq. ft.
Property Features: Bedroom downstairs, Central air, Central heat, Covered porch, Disposal, Downstairs master, Dryer, Electric heat, Fire pit/ring, Florida room, Fully fenced, Garage, Green features, Microwave, Parking spaces - 6+, Patio, Porch, Range, Refrigerator, Storage, Washer, Wet bar

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At first glance you spy a sweet downtown cottage with a colorful front garden but take note that behind this classic façade lies an outstanding 2,000SF contemporary home and on the other side of that electric gate, a fantastically private and large walled courtyard with tiered deck, spa, atrium and seating areas. Every inch was touched, each detail thoughtfully considered, expertly executed and the house delivers on all the promises it makes.

Cool white color palette, espresso wood floors, all softly illuminated by natural light team up to make your stress level disappear. Leave your shoes and worries at the door and try on your new life. Living, dining and sunroom span the width of the house. Open stairway is an artful combination of dark wood and metal with a small sunny alcove behind it.

The kitchen is an architectural jewel designed to seamlessly combine beautiful form and thoughtful function to create an inspired place for your culinary muse. A wealth of cabinets, an abundance of prep space, a working island with seating for 4 – dinner at home will always be a special occasion and hosting friends a regular event when they discover where you live. Kitchen opens to deck and an outdoor paradise we’ll explore shortly.

Meanwhile, en-suite main bedroom is downstairs – a supremely peaceful retreat. The bathroom is what you love about your favorite boutique hotel – casually elegant cabinetry, natural stone sinks, a deep shower with 2 heads, built-in shelving for linens and towels. Outfitted walk-in keeps everything organized and out of sight.

At the foot of the stairs, there’s a 1/2 bath with washer/dryer hidden behind an opaque glass door. Sunlit loft upstairs is great flex space – office, small home gym, playroom for the littles – you decide. 2 bedrooms share a hall bath where there’s another double-headed shower. Back bedroom has an exterior stair leading to deck so guests can steal away to the spa for a soak without going through the house.

This home is such an exciting experience but wait, because there’s another magical discovery outside. It’s almost impossible to find generously sized outdoor areas with real privacy in our beloved historic city neighborhoods. Welcome to impossible! Between the kitchen deck and 2-car garage, there’s another dedicated parking spot for the beach jeep. The rest of the courtyard is all about fun and sun. 2-tiered deck has a built-in spa with waterfall and gas firepit and there’s seating for all your friends and family. The atrium is icing on the cupcake – 525SF of pure enjoyment with a gathering room behind the wall of windows looking out to the decks. Split rock bar with smooth stone surface seats a handful of people while the other 2 counters hold 3 beverage coolers, sink and shelving for all your party needs. Still to come is yet another fabulous bathroom with shower and stone sink.

Let’s talk parking – the circular drive in front and regular drive outside the gate can hold 3-4 cars. Behind the electric gate you can park another 3 in dedicated spots in garage and beach buggy stall. Need more for a gathering, you’ve got it.

Remember at the beginning, I told you there was so much waiting behind the front door – well, this is only a small taste. Tucked between the Mission to the north and the Fort to the south, it’s an easy stroll from the front door to San Marco Ave, dotted with indie retail, ice cream, eateries and coffee shops and then on to the center of downtown. Art, live music, innovative food and drink, architectural treasures spanning centuries, scenic beauty along the Intracoastal – we think you are going to like it here.

Irene Arriola Real Estate, Inc.
81 King Street, Suite B Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Email: [email protected] | Office phone: 904.829.2002
Cell phone: 904.669.0691 | Fax: 904.829.2029