Pioneer entrepreneur David Yulee Levy would have been proud of the claw-footed tub, the wainscoting and chair rails, the stained glass and the gleaming hardwood floors that distinguish this intriguing bit of Fernandina Beach real estate.
FERNANDINA BEACH, FL (PRWEB) November 07, 2012
It doesn’t happen every day. The antebellum home, the historic home, the home with the charm and values of the past but upgraded to 21st-century levels, is almost as rare as a blue moon. Yet blue moons do rise from time to time, and a house like the one at 221 N. 3rd in the Fernandina Beach Historic District does, every once in a great while, come on the market.
From first glance, it’s hard not to be impressed by this century-old residence. Sea-blue paint, wide wraparound porches with hand-carved details, the sweep of a palm-bordered lawn and the seaworthy touch of a top-floor cupola all reflect the unique beauty and colorful past of this special area, designated as historic by the U.S. government. Pioneer entrepreneur David Yulee Levy would have been proud of the claw-footed tub, the wainscoting and chair rails, the stained glass and the gleaming hardwood floors that distinguish this intriguing bit of Fernandina Beach real estate. Today’s buyers, on the other hand, will hone in on the kitchen with its granite countertops and cherry cabinets, its center island and its trendy pendant lighting.
From the entry, the visitor’s eye is swept into the living room and its original fireplace. Crown molding and schoolhouse lamps further the impression of a bygone and more leisurely time. A home like this should have a formal dining room, and 221 N. 3rd comes through with an open, angled space ideal for small get-togethers as well as large holiday feasts.
The downstairs master bedroom features plantation shutters and heart pine hardwood floors. Inside the master bath, exquisite stained glass provides privacy for the claw-footed tub that stands adjacent to the modern shower. Matching stained glass covers a convenient door to the outside. Other bedrooms also contain shutters, hardwood, and ceiling fans.
On the porch, the urge to grab a chair and watch the world go by becomes almost irresistible. The low-maintenance back yard is ideal for entertaining, while the detached two-car garage provides plenty of storage room.
Those seeking to buy or sell upscale properties on Amelia Island or anywhere in Yulee or Nassau Counties know to count on local leaders Prudential Chaplin Williams for the area’s best service and most seasoned real estate professionals. Call them for detailed information on 221 N. 3rd Street or any of their other coastal properties.
About Chaplin Williams
Prudential Chaplin Williams Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage serving all of North East Florida and headquartered on Amelia Island. Chaplin Williams Rentals is a full-service professional property management company also located on Amelia Island, Florida. Both companies were established by owners, Dee Chaplin and Hugh Williams. For more information, visit Prudential Chaplin Williams Realty online at http://www.chaplinwilliams.com or call 904-261-9311. Call Chaplin Williams Rentals at 904-261-0604 or visit http://www.chaplinwilliamsrentals.com