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Jewel of the St. John's - 740 County Rd 13

Kea Blalock

Originally from Indiana, Kea Blalock has made St Augustine her home since 1977 taking full advantage of coastal living...

Originally from Indiana, Kea Blalock has made St Augustine her home since 1977 taking full advantage of coastal living...

Sep 28 4 minutes read

740 County Rd 13

740 County Rd 13. 3BR, 2.5BA, 2402sq/ft, riverfront retreat with screened porch, deck, doc...

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Welcome to the river! 740 County Rd 13 is an idyllic, private retreat on the river abounding with charm, character, and class. This two bed/two and a half bath 2402sq/ft home’s key word is versatility. Tucked away against the verdant greenery of the untouched woods and shaded by stunning Floridian oaks, this home is wonderfully serene. Large, sensible white tile follows your journey from the foyer through the home to the lovely French doors opening out onto the screened-in porch and exposed deck. The tile continues through the spacious kitchen, featuring gleamingly pristine stone countertops, spacious cabinets, and matching island. Recess lighting above the counter tops provide plenty of light to craft by. Connected to the kitchen are the downstairs half-bath, and the current laundry room, which could easily be converted to a third bedroom.

Outside, the home features a large two-car garage, and a covered driveway. The enormous front windows wash the grand living room in natural light, and a rustic stone fireplace anchors the space between them. The living room itself features vaulted ceilings and a great deal of space for all its future residents’ beloved treasures. The grand room is spacious enough that it could be used as both the living and dining area.

“My mother always asks herself where will she put the Christmas tree when first walking into a home. If you’re anything like her, at 740 County Rd 13, a new space for the tree could be found every year without tiring of its placement.” – Brian Taylor

The second key word that defines this home is efficiency. It features two AC systems, and two osmosis water filtration systems to keep your water pure and tasty. Previous owners reported that their FPL bill was on average only $105 a month.

Downstairs, the grand master suite features recess shelving above the bathroom door, and attached master bath suite with walk-in shower, dual-sink stone-topped vanity, and a jetted tub. The second master suite is located up the honey-colored staircase, past a spacious loft landing that would make an ideal library, office space, or home gym. The second master bedroom features a sizeable walk-in closet and attached bath suite with combination shower/tub. 

To see the loft and second master suite, check out the 740 County Rd 13 Gallery!

Out back, the screened porch boasts a picturesque view of woodland greenery. The porch opens onto an exposed wood deck, and a second screened-in room that was originally used as an aviary. This home’s ample deck and patio space provides incredible opportunity to entertain, and guests are sure to love the views. The second screened room could be used for indoor gardening, pets, or even a personal art studio. The possibilities are limitless in this home.

The true gem of 740 County Rd 13 is located just a short stroll across the street, to the home’s very own private dock stretching several hundred feet out onto the peaceful St. John’s River. Newly rebuilt, the sturdy dock was the only part of the property damaged by the storms that have visited the area in recent years. The dock features a shed with electricity and a boat lift capable of up to 6,000 pound lift.  At 740 County Rd 13, there is no better way to end the day than out on the dock, watching the sun set over the river with a fishing pole in hand and an ice-cold glass beside you.

Give us a call and come on out to 740 County Road 13! Your river retreat awaits!

To see more of this stunning river jewel, check out our gallery here!

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