Description of 2488 Den St, ST AUGUSTINE - MLS# 1201679
Designed to capture the natural beauty of the lake and golf course, this exquisite custom-built home by Jerry Linder showcases elegant architectural details, refined style, and a graceful open floor plan. A brilliant combination of large living spaces and cozy nooks, this thoughtfully designed floor plan has a wonderful flow for entertaining. No detail forgotten from the extensive moldings, wooden cased windows, and arched details, all the way down to the brass Baldwin door hardware and escutcheon plates. Set on almost a 1/2 acre estate lot towards the end of Den Street with a gorgeous lake-to-golf course view in the back and a preserve across the street, you'll fall in love with every detail found in this home.
Upon entering through eight-foot double entry doors, you're greeted by soaring 30-foot ceilings and a dazzling chandelier nestled in a plaster architectural dome. A spacious lobby grants access to the formal dining room with a custom step ceiling with arched details and the formal living room with a spectacular arched window bank with chunky casement moldings, which frame the stunning lake to golf course views upon entering the home. The arch detail is carried throughout the house, marrying each space together, a subtle but elegant design addition.
A butler's pantry and a dry bar tie the formal living spaces in with an astonishingly large gourmet kitchen that opens to a giant family room with vaulted ceilings centered by a gas fireplace. Custom built-ins bookend the fireplace, and large picture windows frame a gorgeous view. The gourmet-inspired kitchen debuts custom cabinetry, tons of drawers, a new KitchenAid gas cooktop, double ovens, a warming drawer, and a newer dishwasher. A large window gives you a pretty view while doing dishes in the double-bowl stainless steel sink. A casual dining space accompanies the kitchen and family room with another picture window where you can enjoy the view at breakfast or supper.
A large covered patio is through sliding doors with a newly extended open-air space and new tile. The newly fenced backyard extends along both sides of the home with plenty of room for fido. A handsome library with built-in bookcases and a bay window with wooden plantation shutters is the perfect space to make an office or settle in for a deserved quiet time.
The downstairs primary suite is massive and hosts a grand picture window with tremendous views and a French door with access to the covered patio where you can take in the sunrise. The primary ensuite bathroom boasts a vaulted ceiling, two large vanities, two oversized closets with a cedar-lined wall, a jacuzzi tub, and a huge walk-in shower. Also downstairs, you'll find a guest suite with a private ensuite bath on the east wing of the home, a full guest bath with access to the patio, a powder bath, and a huge laundry room with a sink, counter space, and storage cabinets.
Upstairs, two guest bedrooms, a guest bathroom, a pocket office, and a gorgeous bonus room with a built-in media cabinet create the perfect place to escape or for your overnight guests to enjoy their privacy. The bonus room has French doors that lead to a generous balcony where perhaps the best views in the neighborhood can be enjoyed. A 300-square-foot office/media room/private escape was added over the garage with a "secret" staircase to get there. Storage is no issue here; a walk-up attic over the garage is a great place to store holiday decor. There's also a finished walk-in storage room upstairs. The oversized three-car garage is clean and orderly. A HUGE pantry wraps the corner under the staircase and will accommodate all your dry storage needs for the kitchen. In addition, many coat closets and linen closets are around the home providing ample storage space.
Additional features include extensive crown molding, built-in speakers, exterior painted (2022), a central vacuum system, a new roof (2019), a new Trane AC system (2022), new LVP floors in the study, primary suite, and the dining room, two new water heaters, and more!
Enjoy no CDD fees in King and Bear! Drive your golf cart or bike ride to several club amenities, including a fitness cottage, junior Olympic-sized heated lap pool, tennis courts, and several "pocket parks," including Heritage Oak Park. Play a round of golf on the King and Bear Championship Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Indeed you'll fall in love with this community!