Historic renovation done to absolute perfection! Set along one of St. Augustine's most photographed locations, facing tree-lined St. George St. to the front & overlooking tranquil Lake Maria Sanchez to the rear, this stunning home with a detached lake house over the garage will knock your socks off! Step out your front door to stroll through the Nation's Oldest City's Historic District with its European feel to wonderful local restaurants, shops, art galleries, music festivals, and ballet performances.
Originally designed for the patriarch of Chicago's Stege Brewing family in 1902 by acclaimed architect Frederick Henderich, it is one of only a select few homes remaining today with distinctive palm tree porch columns. The home's current owners enlisted the help of one of St. Augustine's leading experts in historic renovation- Len Weeks- to reimagine the entire space for today's living. The result - a stunning contemporary "SoHo urban loft" created with extraordinary vision, no expense spared on imported materials, unique lighting, and one-of-a-kind repurposed architectural salvage details sourced from historically significant properties. The fireplace mantel was pulled from the Henry Flagler-era Casa Monica Hotel building.
Recent additions like the amazing kitchen with Miele and Thermador appliances blend seamlessly with historic features. The entire roof of the main home was raised by several feet and completely reframed to create a remarkable master suite encompassing the expanse of the second floor. To the rear of the main home (a two-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath structure) sits a gorgeous detached 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath lakefront cottage atop the three-car garage, perfect for additional space when friends and family visit or each structure can be rented separately with a 30-day minimum.
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