51 Carrera St.
This house was originally built in 1925 and was located originally three blocks to the south, at the corner of Riberia and king streets. The St. Augustine City directory of 1949 shows it to be the home of the Bernstein family. For a time after that it was owned by the Puckett family. Between 1953 and 1957 the structure was moved to its present site-the corner of Riberia and Carrera streets. It’s north-south orientation remains the same as it was on king and Riberia streets. The house was used as apartments for a time.
The renovation and re-construction was brought to its present grandeur in 1996 upon which time i, Jack Antonio completed a total gut out of the interior, removed walls and opened up the home with flowing archways and updated all the plumbing and electrical. Inside work includes the superb craftsmanship of new cypress wood, installation of handcrafted ornamental wood baseboard, trimming out of all windows and doors with a skilled craftsman on the job site to best replicate the early 1900’s with a natural stained finish. The installation of beams for re-construction of new walls and heart pine wood flooring which was installed where necessary, sanded and refinished for a bright new look. All 3.5 baths were completely updated with ceramic wall and floor tile, solid wood cabinetry and accommodated with warm fixtures throughout. The kitchen has custom solid wood cherry cabinetry and is accented with white tile and a triple cast iron ceramic sink. One of my favorite fixtures is that of the exterior front entrance which was from the Lions Bridge and included 150 pieces to repair to its original look. The exterior walls were finished with a synthetic stucco which is famous for its elasticity and is the most modern way to stucco homes to resist cracking. The existing roof was removed and a new roof installed. The porch was replaced with terracotta type tiles to best replicate the era. New Anderson wooden windows were installed throughout this home, and finally, the landscape was brought together to accent our new home for myself and family to enjoy for years to come. This project was brought to recognition and appreciated by the city of St. Augustine and its neighbors.
14 Sevilla St.,
Downtown Historic St. Augustine
Built in 2009, this attractive two unit apartment includes over 700sf of living space and has been built above a cement block, two car garage and spacious carport. The exterior features are cement hardiboard lap siding with all vinyl windows and fiber glass exterior doors. The handrails, spindles and columns have been installed to best match that of the original bed and breakfast which has the spindles in the upper part of the porch area to best replicate that era. The upper deck has a wraparound porch which is most commonly recognized in this historic district. The exterior stucco has been applied with two coats of cement to the cement block walls. A synthetic stucco finish was applied for the advantage of elasticity against any stucco cracking. The interior has all natural oak wooden cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms. All natural tongue and groove floors have been installed to add to its warm and cozy atmosphere.
164 Martin Luther King
Built in 2005, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Victorian home is located in historic downtown
St. Augustine. It has 1628 square feet of living area and is walking distance to Flagler College and all the historic sightseeing. It is complimented with 441 square feet of 4 large covered porches upstairs and down to enjoy relaxing. It has hardie board siding, metal roof, beautiful wood floors and custom wood cabinetry and trim, ceramic tile throughout. A tankless hot water heater system supplied with propane was installed for energy cost savings.