OK, let’s revisit The New York Times “What you get for…” feature, this time looking at what you get for $750,000.
What: 6 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath chateau-style home in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville
How Much: $725,000
Size: 4,664 s.f.
Per Square Foot: $155.45
Setting: Built in 1976, this “country French chateau” style home sits on a large corner lot surrounded by a mature trees and lush landscaping. Mandarin is south of Jacksonville proper, along the banks of the St. Johns River. The area is known for its live oak trees, draped in Spanish moss, and it was called a tropical paradise by Harriett Beecher Stowe.
Inside: Italian tile and a large curving staircase greet you in the foyer, while the family room opens to the covered porch. There’s a separate living area with full kitchen upstairs that can serve as a guest or in-law suite, and plenty of windows keep the home bright and open.
Outdoor Space: The large private lot is surrounded by mature oaks, and an in-ground pool makes an excellent centerpiece. Covered porch is a great space for entertaining and large balcony overlooks the property.
South Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
How Much: $750,000
Size: 1,454 (approximately 2,500 s.f. available when finished out)
Per Square Foot: $515.82 (at 1,454 s.f.), $300 (at 2,500 s.f.)
Setting: Beachfront with views of the Atlantic Ocean. To the west, enjoy a view of the unspoiled Guana Tolomato Reserve.
Inside: 2nd floor (1,454 s.f.) was remodeled in 2001 and maximizes the ocean view. Open floor plan includes 18″ ceramic tile and a large master suite with ocean views. Downstairs currently has drywall/plumbing installed, but can be customized to new owner’s taste.
Outdoor Space: Enjoy the ocean view and sea breezes from the large deck.
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
What: 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath condo at the beach
How Much: $745,000
Size: 3,041 s.f.
Per Square Foot: $244.99
Setting: Oceania is a gated oceanfront condominium community in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. In addition to the condo’s amenities, residents are just steps from the beach, as well as all the dining, shopping and entertainment in Jax Beach.
Inside: Double unit on the south end has 2 fireplaces, 2 wet bars, granite counters, hardwood floors and fabulous ocean views.
Outdoor Space: With approximately 60′ of ocean view balcony, there’s no need to go anywhere else.
All listing date courtesy of Northeast Florida MLS.