172 Cordova Street
St Augustine, FL 32084
MLS Number: 134702
Property Status: Sold
Property Type: Condominium
Price: $230,000
Year Built: 1935
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Property Features: Central air, Central heat, Covered porch, Dishwasher

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Cell: 904.669.0691


This building dates back to the late 1800s when it was servants’ quarters for Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel (now Flagler College). It became the Lakeside Apartments in the 1940s and remained an apartment building for over 60 years. Renovated in the 21st century, 12 condos now enjoy a stellar location 3 blocks from the plaza and a stone’s throw to Lake Maria Sanchez. The current owners have created a living space that rivals apartments in NYC or found on the pages of Dwell and Metropolitan Home.

One of only two units which came with a 121SF closet accessed from the lobby, this 1,126 “salon” now has two bedrooms and two baths. Urban dwellers and sailors will take appreciative note of how every inch has been used with equal attention to form and function. A built-in cabinet in the hall hides electronics and office supplies while the glass shelves above it create a two-way display to the dining room. Bookshelves surround the living room windows creating storage and display without taking up extra room. Living and dining rooms, bedrooms and the hall have oak floors while the kitchen has 18″ tile with a stone finish set on the diagonal. “Tea-stained” wooden cabinets and self-closing drawers with a beadboard pattern line the kitchen and dark granite counters have a softly rolled edge. Tiled backsplashes have tiny granite inserts which sparkle with the light. KitchenAid appliances include a whisper-quiet dishwasher, microwave and convection oven with warming drawer and smooth surface cooktop. Stainless GE French door refrigerator has a freezer drawer and there’s a pantry closet.

The master bedroom’s walls have wainscot and frame moldings which add another dimension to your art. Clad in soft grey and white marble, the master bathroom will change your attitude. Small octagon tiles with sparkling black inserts decorate the floor while the 9′ high shower is dressed in subway tile, listellos and a chair rail molding cut from marble. A semi-circular wooden vanity holds a limestone vessel sink and the antique French doors with mirrored panes hide another closet. The second bedroom has an outfitted walk-in closet and the hall bath has built-in cabinets behind a decorative wall piece. A small covered porch has a large planter and shelves for your in-town vegetable garden.  There’s a secured lobby entrance from the street and a back porch entry.  A lush green lawn has several seating areas with views of the lake and the flower garden.  To see it is to believe it.


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