Historic House Listings

Three blocks from St. John’s River. Circa 1900 in Florida. $235,000

March 26, 2019

Lavinia’s Place was built in 1900. Such a charming home in Palatka, Florida. Situated just three blocks from St. John’s Riverfront. Located in the downtown business district, also known as the Southern Historic Area. A nice front porch and stained glass front door welcome you to this home. Ash wood floors downstairs and original heart pine floors upstairs. The home has Tiffany stained glass light fixtures. One room that definitely needs work is the kitchen. There seems to be no order to it. Within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,210 square feet. $243,000 New price: $235,000

From the Zillow listing:


Located in the heart of the downtown business district of the gracious town of Palatka, this enchanting home, circa 1900, will simply delight you. A wide, chair- rocking porch welcomes you, along with the stunning, custom stained glass front door. Lovingly maintained throughout the years, this 2210 square foot home is a rich blend of classic features combined with carefully updated features to allow for total enjoyment of it’s historic charm while having today’s conveniences. It is filled with character and detail with ashe wood floors downstairs, original pine floors upstairs, French doors, transoms, a yummy, luxurious master bath, a soaring entrance and stair rail, gorgeous stained glass tiffany-like light fixtures, tankless gas water heater and 3 spacious bedrooms (2 are non-conforming), 2 kitchen areas, and a darling garden shed/workshop and much more to please your senses. The uniqueness of this home location and layout allows for a variety of options, including single family residence, rental of both levels or just one level, or even a comfortable home-office set up, as it is ADA compatible. Situated in the affectionately known southern historic area, this home is 3 blocks from the majestic St. Johns River, a public park and boat ramp. Enjoy walking to churches, shops, restaurants, and other quaint establishments. Only a 30 minute commute to St. Augustine, or a 45 minute drive to Gainesville. Live life at a slower pace in this sweet little town in your own piece of splendid history.
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