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  • Florida
Price £945,000
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Property Description

Traditional Floridastyle five bedroom, two storey, two and a half bath family home with attached double garage and large enclosed pool and spa. Includes a separate studio, perfect for artist, writer, or private office. Set amid 5 acres of woodland in the very desirable North City neighborhood of St. Augustine, the oldest European city in America (established 1565).

St. Augustine is less than an hour's drive from Jacksonville airport (JAX) in North East Florida, an area offering milder weather than other parts of Florida. The land itself is unique. There is no other parcel this large inside the city limits. It is quiet and secluded with no through traffic and overlooks a private pond rich in wildlife. St. Augustine is the county seat of St. Johns County, home to some of the highest scoring schools in Florida.

Friends who come to stay say it is the most restful place they have ever visited and we can honestly say that everyone who sees this piece of land seems to fall in love with it; the spreading live oaks draped in Spanish moss, the mature hickory and magnolia trees and tall pines provide a genuine taste of old Florida. Indeed, there is an artesian well on the property that is less than fifteen hundred yards from Ponce de Leon's original "fountain of youth."

History is all around you here, from the magnificent Castillo de San Marcos, about a mile and half to the south, throughout downtown, where many buildings date from the sixteen and seventeen hundreds, to the magnificent structures erected by the industrialist Henry Flagler. And then there is Fort Mose, less than a mile to the north, the first free black settlement in North America. Both the castle and Fort Mose are National Monuments.

Your options with this property are almost unlimited. Whether you make the existing home your own or occupy it while building the mansion of your dreams overlooking the marsh, or plan your own microneighborhood of upscale homes, you will be tempted to heed the call of the soft sand beaches of Vilano (2 miles away) and the excellent fishing which is all around you. Put in your boat at the nearby dock and you have easy access to the Intracoastal and the Atlantic. Roll your kayak to the end of the road and paddle to encounters with dolphin and manatee.

Heading further afield you are within 30 minutes of several toprated golf courses and shopping centers. A fifty minute drive puts you in the parking garage at Jacksonville International Airport. You can also fly out of St. Johns County airport (located three miles north of the property, this first class regional airport can handle everything from sea planes to jumbo jets). We could go on, but it is probably more efficient for you to take a look around the web site at www.staugy.com.

Bedrooms : 5
Swimming Pool : yes
Heating : central
Website : www.staugy.com
Furnished : no.

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