MLS® ID: 180767
17 Cincinnati Ave
St Augustine, FL, 32084 $388,000
In a city known for its richly varied architectural beauty, 17 Cincinnati Ave has long stood out as a singular jewel in St Augustine's crown. One of only three such historic cottages built by Alderman Benjamin Pacetti between 1904 - 1910, it's the sole house that retained residential use and much original detail. A perpetual eye-catcher and traffic-stopper with its specialized concrete block construction and elegant brick arches over front windows with decorative bands of multicolored panes. Check out the narrative on page 63 in the Houses of St Augustine and learn a little about the history, the builder and the first resident. Much of the original detail is still intact, including plaster crown moulding which graces the 10'6 ceilings and the stained glass windows that overlook the front lawn. A wonderful 17' x 17'6 screened porch has the private garden and courtyard as its backdrop. Loved through the years by its various owners, this gem has never looked finer than today. Polished wood floors complement a soft color palette enhanced by the diffused natural lights that streams in the tall windows. The kitchen, circa 2016, is simply lovely with cream cabinetry, earth-tone granite counters and a set of glass-front cupboards so you can display your favorite dishes. Galley-style, it offers an abundance of storage and workspace set in a timeless design that suits modern day needs and honors the spirit of the house. Two comfortable bedrooms flank the hall bath where you'll find a claw foot tub with the best "feet." A walk-in shower is tucked behind the door and the pedestal sink is original and a perpetual classic. Two pergolas - one acting as a carport and another as shade for the container garden, offer an elegant outdoor architectural element. Detached concrete block garage has a half bay workshop and there's a half bath too. Running street to alley, the property has room for gardeners and a water feature if desired. We think you're going to like it here!