Davis Shores Waterfront Contemporary

205 Coquina Avenue
St Augustine, FL 32080
MLS Number: 223004
Property Status: Under contract
Price: $1,850,000
Year Built: 1961
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Lot Size: .28 ac.
Living Area: 3,660 sq. ft.
Property Features: Attached garage, Auto-sprinkler, Bedroom downstairs, Central air, Central heat, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dock, Dryer, Electric heat, Fireplace, Fixtures, Florida room, Garden, Gas Fireplace, Gas range, Green features, Microwave, Patio, Porch/screened, Refrigerator, Shed, Washer, Wet bar

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Magic happens when a mid-century fortress seamlessly fuses with a contemporary addition. Comfortable living gets elevated to enviable living. Sweeping views of a tidal creek meandering towards the river are captured from almost every room. 3rd floor sunroom and wraparound deck are front row seats for fiery sunsets and to catch the lights of the downtown skyline. With over 3,600SF of living space, a quarter acre of land and a dock to launch your kayak exploration of the creek, there is room for everyone you love and for everything you love to do.

Front door opens to an expansive living/dining room on the left and family room to the right. Original terrazzo floors run through the main part of the house with a beautiful nod to this favorite mid-century feature. Gas fireplace is nestled in a corner making an intimate nook for chilly evenings. Circular flow makes daily living and entertaining so easy as you move from one gathering room to the next and then out to the patio. Centrally located, the big kitchen opens to every common room. Cabinets and counterspace are plentiful and 2 or more can work together creating memorable meals. A butler’s pantry and micro workstation provide additional storage and a good place for house management.

Family room and dining room flank the kitchen and you can easily expand the table for large groups thanks to the size and openness of the area. If room for a billiard table is your desire, the family room is just the spot as you can see from the photos. 3 original bedrooms run down the south side of the house. En-suite plus the 2nd bedroom enjoy water views and a vintage bathroom serves bedrooms #2 and #3 as well as dinner guests.

The Florida room is a favorite with everyone – two walls of windows under a recently discovered wood and beamed ceiling and a place for all sorts of recreation and relaxation. Overlooking the creek in two directions, your view includes a parade of egrets, herons, ibis and anhingas as they fly back and forth across the water. A wet bar with beverage fridge and custom stair-step shelving complete this welcoming place. The hickory steps with double landings are a work of art. Designed to allow natural light to flow through, the delicate grain in the wood is a thing of beauty. Bear right at the top and experience the studio. Enjoying exposures in all 4 directions, this is a coveted room for a painter. If your artistic passions are elsewhere, there’s no better place for a quiet evening at home or hosting a small group of close friends as the setting sun sinks below the horizon and you watch the marsh grasses change color. Any time of day, this is an inspiring spot. A wall of cabinetry includes sink and beverage fridge so everything is within easy reach.

Owners’ suite is across the landing – a peaceful retreat day or night enjoying vistas of the water and historic downtown. Generously sized with ample space for a seating area by the windows, the diffused sunshine softly bathes the room with natural light. Contemporary soaking tub beckons after a long day of fun or choose the huge jetted shower instead.

Follow the steps up to the 3rd floor sun room. With windows on all 4 sides, this crow’s nest overlooks everything around it. Outside, the Ipe wood deck wraps around to offer a bird’s eye perspective of the creek, river and city skyline. Coffee with the sunrise, cocktails as the moon comes up and everything in between can be enjoyed up here.

Back down on earth, there’s a covered lanai off the Florida room and a 275SF patio for al fresco get-togethers. Across the deep lawn, a 20′ x 12′ dock with 8′ x 10′ extension for kayak storage, invites creek front dining and perhaps a bit of fishing. A lower floating dock makes daily kayaking a snap. The garden embraces the back of the house and leads you to the south side where a sheltered flagstone patio is adjacent to the small screened room off the living room. A masonry wall with custom metal gate makes this outdoor section completely private.

Last but not least, car enthusiasts will love the car lifts in the garage along with the oversized driveway. A generator keeps things humming, impact glass windows run throughout, fine details emerge everywhere you look – the list is mighty so come see it for yourself. A magical place indeed – 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: | Office phone: 904.829.2002
Cell phone: 904.669.0691 | Fax: 904.829.2029