172 Avenida Menendez, SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL


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About 172 Avenida Menendez

Welcome to The Rovira-Hernandez House on Avenida Menendez in historic Downtown St. Augustine. With the original structure dating back to 1754, this property is full of history; notable owners include Charles Gobert and Alexander Hamilton. Parts of the downstairs structure, specifically the age of the coquina, make this one of the few original Spanish Colonial homes still standing. Positioned on the Mantazas River waterfront with eastern facing balcony views of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and the marina, visitors enter the large walled courtyard through a picketed wrought iron gate. From the garden, idyllic views of the waterway are framed by native palm trees, while a brick walkway leads to the property’s entrance and outdoor living area. The intimate setting is perfect for entertaining and hosting events. Entering the large foyer, custom wood ceiling details catch the eye. This traditional entryway is large enough to be used as a small reading room or as an entertaining area for cocktail hour or other social events. From the foyer, a grand staircase leads to the second floor while multiple cased openings carry you into the living room. Appointed with a fireplace and many windows, this gathering area serves as the heart of the home, setting a tone of warmth and expansiveness. A chefs kitchen is off of the living area, featuring a dining space and exterior doors that lead to the outdoor dining area and to the butler’s entrance off of Marine Street Climbing the wooden staircase to the second floor, you’re greeted by a sunlit landing with true to the era, large windows that take you out to the large balcony. The home’s bedrooms and a bathroom complete the second floor. The center room that serves as a third bedroom features a fireplace with brick surround, vaulted wooden ceilings, and a door to the western facing balcony. The beauty of this room invites many ideas for use, another cozy spot for family gatherings, a library, or even a place for entertainment. A hidden staircase leads to the third floor and attic. The space has a window with outstanding eastern views, and could be converted to a sleeping area or home office. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of history in one of Florida’s most iconic cities .Owner is offering Financing to a qualified buyer with an acceptable offer and terms. Call the listing agents for more details.

Features of 172 Avenida Menendez

MLS® # GC520673
Price $1,499,900
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2.00
Full Baths 1
Half Baths 1
Square Footage 2,327
Acres 0.09
Year Built 1754
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Status Active

Community Information

Address 172 Avenida Menendez
Area Saint Augustine
County St Johns
State FL
Zip Code 32084


Is Waterfront Yes
Waterfront Intracoastal Waterway, River Front
Has Pool No


Interior Features Eat-in Kitchen, High Ceilings, PrimaryBedroom Upstairs, Window Treatments
Appliances Dryer, Electric Water Heater, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Heating Central
Cooling Central Air
Fireplace Yes
Fireplaces Masonry


Exterior Features Balcony, Courtyard, Private Mailbox, Sidewalk, Storage
Roof Metal
Foundation Other, Pillar/Post/Pier, Slab

Additional Information

Date Listed March 30th, 2024
Days on Market 108
Zoning A
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

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