Home of the Week: A Historic Home on Ft. George Island
Built in 1877 by John Stewart and eventually occupied by renowned Spanish American War leader Admiral Blue – this $1,495,000 million dollar residence is steeped in history. Let’s join listing agent Cara Ameer for a look at this wonderful 6 bedroom home.
The Admiral Blue home is an exquisite retreat on the sunny shores of Ft. George Island – a well regarded area that was host to notable families who would migrate from the north to escape the harsh winters. The home in of itself reminds you of the class and sophistication of old Florida, yet the home was meticulously renovated over a three year period.
The 6,000 square foot residence features rooms that flow from one to the next – from a sizable foyer perfect for greeting guests on over to a grand dining room, stately office and bedrooms with their very own screened-in porches. Being located on a four mile stretch of historic landmarks and views of the water, the home makes good use of its privileged location by offering up phenomenal views from its sprawling veranda.
Many a garden party was had in the outdoor terrace during the 1800s and I have no doubt that that tradition lives on today. Entertaining at home is just one of the ways you can enjoy yourself on Ft. George island. The prestigious stretch of Florida coast is “secluded, hushed, undisturbed and serene”, but it is also just minutes away from beaches, shopping, an airport and some of northeast Florida’s finest restaurants.