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This contemporary home was constructed amidst an established neighborhood in the historic coastal village of St. Augustine,Florida. This modest size home, 2,400 sqft. , was designed specifically to take advantage of this rare location on a plot size of 47' x 151'.
Engineered and designed to the latest hurricane standards, the home features two spacious bedrooms with en-suite baths, open floor plan with custom kitchen, large living area and dining room, light filled office, tropical backyard oasis with an amazing pool and spa, and the unbelievable roof top sky deck with wet bar.
The exterior of this home is meticulously crafted of hardwood siding, cement panels, and copper. The hardwood siding is fastened using over 8,000 stainless steel screws. All exterior finishes are incredibly durable and low maintenance.
You first enter the large entry hallway which is the perfect area to display your artworks with all the necessary wall space and lighting. Basalt stone flooring is used in the hallway and throughout this level. At the front of the house, the rich dining room (13'x15') features unique lighting and wall treatments as well as a built in wine chiller to complement your meals. Passing the powder room, you enter the kitchen and living area. The high end custom kitchen (13'x11') features zebra wood cabinetry, Icy Flower soapstone countertops, a hidden walk in pantry (6'x6'), and Miele appliances. The kitchen also has a bar to entertain at and flows seamlessly into the spacious living area (22'x20'). Three ten foot high pivoting glass doors open the living room directly to the tropical pool oasis. The 10 meter long pool is perfect for swimming laps or a refreshing game of water volleyball. The pool utilizes a chlorine free filtration system to make the experience that much more enjoyable. The perfectly integrated gas heated spa is the ultimate in relaxation complete with a possibly ancient hand carved buddha head fountain! Landscaping is composed of a variety of tropical palms, giant timber bamboo, and a selection of citrus trees. This oasis is a year around enjoyable space for entertaining and relaxing.
Upstairs you will find two spacious bedrooms each with large en suite baths. The large master bedroom (20'x20') features rich cumaru wood floors and amazing views of the pool area. The bedroom is complemented by the spacious master bath (19'x8') with a luxurious asian inspired soaking tub and overhead rain shower. A well located hidden laundry area (6m2) combines great functionality with ample storage and a built in refrigerator to keep the champagne chilled. The second bedroom (18'x13') has amazing water views and private porch (10'x5') for enjoying the breezes. The large en suite bath (12'x6') has a clean modern elegance with white stone finishes and an incredible walk in shower. A natural light filled office area (12'x10') with a cantilevered daybed/window seat is also located on this level.
The custom floating stairs lead you to the unbelievable roof top sky deck (43'x13') with panoramic views of the azure blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal waterway. From the sky deck you can experience beautiful sun and moon rises over the water, watch sailboat races in the bay, enjoy breathtaking sunsets and incredible star filled night skies . The large built – in wet bar, stainless steel grill and removable shade canopy make the skydeck area perfect for cooking and entertaining day or night.