The New York Times‘ Property Values section is at again, this time looking at homes around the country priced at approximately $475,000. Being from the Chicago area originally myself, I’d love to tour the Lake View condo featured in the Times’ piece. But then I remember the snow, and the wind blowing of Lake Michigan, and I’ll stick with what I’ve got down here in Ponte Vedra.
So, let’s what’s on the market right now at around $475,ooo…
St. Augustine, Florida
How Much: $474,900
Size: 3,615 s.f.
Price per Square Foot: $131.37
Setting: Palencia is a 1,450-acre master planned community conveniently located between downtown Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Amenities include an Arthur Hills-designed golf course, tennis courts, clubhouse, fitness center and more. The community is a nice mix of large estate homes, smaller garden homes, condominiums and even some commercial space. This home is in the Sebastian Square neighborhood.
Inside: As the home is still under construction, any potential buyer still has time to make some decisions regarding decor/upgrades. The home already includes granite counters, an island kitchen, grand 2-story foyer, decorative tile inlays in master shower and more.
Outdoor space: A split 3-car garage offers an ideal solution for extra storage, and the backyard is private and serene. Palencia is a natural gas community.
St. Augustine, Florida
What: 3 BED/2 BATH Home in Marsh Creek Country Club
How Much: $474,000
Size: 2,351 s.f.
Price Per Square Foot: $201.62
Setting: Marsh Creek Country Club is a golf course community on St. Augustine’s Anastasia Island. The golf course itself was designed by PGA Tour professional Mark McCumber and residents enjoy easy access to area beaches, dining and entertainment venues and downtown St. Augustine.
Inside: Lots of upgrades distinguish this home, including a custom mantel over the fireplace, slate floors, commercial-grade stainless steel kitchen appliances and more.
Outdoor Space: Situated on a private preserve lot, the home is surrounded by natural, native landscaping. In back, a screened pool is the centerpiece, offering a tranquil space to relax and unwind.
What: 4 BED/2 – 2 BATH Home in Historic Avondale
How Much: $475,000
Size: 3,424 s.f.
Price per Square Foot: $138.73
Setting: The historic Avondale neighborhood sits along the St. Johns River just west of downtown Jacksonville. Residents have access to lots of local independent shops and restaurants, as well as entertainment venues.
Inside: This 2-story home was built in 1927 and includes hardwood floors, high baseboards, French doors, brick fireplace with wood mantel and an updated kitchen with granite counter tops.
Outdoor Space: A large front porch is a great place to enjoy summer breezes, or step out back to the private pool. There’s also a cabana with office above, and a second-story balcony overlooking the pool.
Information courtesy of NEFMLS