39 Magnolia Avenue
St Augustine, FL 32084
MLS Number: 153888
Property Status: Sold
Property Type: Single Family
Price: $830,000
Year Built: 1935
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Lot Size: .71 ac.
Living Area: 4425 sq. ft.
Property Features: Attached garage, Auto-sprinkler, Central air, Central heat, Family room, Fireplace, In-law suite, Patio, Porch, Range, Refrigerator, Wet bar, Workshop

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Cell: 904.669.0691


A perpetual favorite on of our most beloved streets, this Monterey Colonial Revival has been stopping traffic since it was first built for Dr White in 1935. A custom home, built slowly and thoughtfully, it remains a one-of-kind in St Augustine to this day. An extensive renovation inside and out 10 years ago has brought this residence gracefully into the present. A first floor addition from the 70s adds a separate residential wing allowing for multi-generational living with privacy. Presiding from an estate lot with two magnolias anchoring the front, this house has presence.

A wide foyer divides public rooms with living room to the left and formal dining on the right. Cypress beams span the ceiling and a woodburning fireplace is waiting for cool weather. A small library lined with bookshelves is tucked in back next to a small game room where many games of chess and poker were won and lost. The original wet bar is still in use and a small corner hearth kept players warm.

To suit the era, the Mission-style kitchen is clad in wood and copper with an exposed brick wall. It opens to a generous dining room, butler’s pantry and a sweet little room with a splendid ceiling – a perfect out-of-the-way office.

A treetop master upstairs has windows on 3 sides, 2 walk-in closets and a vintage bath. A second back bedroom has a separate dressing room and shares a vintage bath with the front bedroom.

Back downstairs, a 3/4 bath is close to kitchen and back deck. A mud room by the garage offers storage and leads to the addition. A large room dedicated to crafts and hobbies, it comes with double sink and opens to back and side yards. Step down to the laundry room, basic kitchen and the best Florida room ever. Three walls of windows looking at the grounds and trees – what a party spot! A 4th bedroom with 1/2 bath makes this a full-service suite.

A long pavered patio, pergola and curved deck take advantage of the sunshine and there’s room to add a pool and more garages. It’s a gem.


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