Everyone talks about the luxury of beachfront living, but we often find ourselves more inclined toward St. Augustine’s other waterfront lifestyle. Don’t get us wrong – the beach has some serious charm, but a home on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway offers a peacefulness and privacy that you won’t always get along the seashore. Case-in-point? The elegant, Southern plantation home at 3048 4th Street. A little off the beaten path of Vilano Beach, this home sits on a large lot of lush landscape lined with mature trees that perfectly shade the space from that occasionally-overwhelming Florida sun. It’s a home that invites you in from the moment you step on the property.
Three stories enveloped by wrap-around porches give off a grand but still comfortable air. Boasting 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and an oversized 2-car garage, all 3,851 square feet are ideal for entertaining. From the expansive and well-appointed kitchen to the rooftop terrace to the saltwater pool, this home certainly encourages a little Southern hospitality (believe me, your neighbors will be begging to visit). The entire property is offered at $799,000.
Here’s what we love about it…
A HOME BUILT FOR ENTERTAINING
The kitchen features dark granite countertops, plenty of cabinet space, stylish wood floors, and an island that’s perfect for meal prepping or even just a quiet breakfast. The kitchen overlooks a casual living space that’s illuminated by natural light. This coastal living room is trimmed with board-on-batten paneling, crown moulding and stylish light fixtures. You can just picture the family gathered after a day on the beach or friends holding cocktails before they retire to the adjacent formal dining room for dinner.
MASTER SUITES ON THE UPPER FLOORS
Walk up the stairs or take the wood-paneled elevator to the upper floors where you can explore the four master suites. Family/sitting rooms, in-suite bathrooms, and walk-in closets are featured in each of the four rooms, and two of the suites are fully-equipped with wet bars (a morning cup of coffee or evening cocktail, anyone?). Tray ceilings grace the third floor suites, while a deep, jetted soaking tub is located on the second floor. All of the suites also have access to the wrap-around porches – which you can reach, as well, from an exterior staircase. Lazy summer afternoons or mild fall evenings have never looked so inviting.
OUTDOOR LIVING AT ITS FINEST
Before a trip to the backyard, step out onto the rooftop terrace – an enchanting space (and my personal favorite feature of the house) that will call to you to admire the sunrise, work on your tan in the afternoon, or find some peace in the evening.
In the backyard, meet the space that you’ll practically live in all summer. This 30×36 screened-in enclosure houses the saltwater pool, hot tub, and a gas fire pit surrounded with stone pavers. Dine al fresco with friends or find some peace and quiet while you listen to the sounds of the sea nearby. We’re feeling a little calmer just thinking about it. This Southern plantation home can be everything to everyone – from a source of fun and festivity while you entertain your friends and family to a peaceful retreat when you just need a little respite. Welcome home. For all the details on 3048 4th Street, click to view the complete listing here.
To see the listing in person, contact Realtor Noah Bailey of Noah Bailey Group at (904) 540-2902.