Sea View, a new beach cottage community located on scenic A1A in St. Augustine Beach, recently celebrated its grand opening.
The enclave of 28 home sites is the latest project by Generation Homes, a coastal home builder distinguished for its creative designs, quality finishes and attention to detail and customers.
“It’s cute,” said Frey, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Premier Properties. “They have pastel colors – beachy blues, yellows and turquoises. And the homes all have front porches. That’s what really makes it. Everybody likes front porches.”
Realtors who got the first peak at models in Sea View said they liked the light airy feeling created by the tall ceilings, large windows and door sidelights.
The coastal style is very popular with home buyers right now, said Christy Ridgely of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty. And, Generation Homes is a builder she likes.
“It’s just a feeling you get when you walk inside,” Ridgely said. “They have a lot of finishes you would ordinarily see in more expensive homes.’”
There are cased windows and doors, crown molding and bead board, some of the most in-demand finishes in beach homes today.
Just blocks from the beach, the 1,700 to 2,300 square-foot three- and four-bedroom homes start at $389,990.
Generation Homes recently built larger homes at Sea Colony and Beach Haven in Palm Coast.
The company wanted to bring the same upscale features used in those homes to the smaller neighborhood of Sea View, said company president Cora Johnston.
“Our goal was to attract Baby Boomers, who may be downsizing, but who don’t want to give up the kind of home they’re used to,” she said.
Another goal was to create a low maintenance home. So, houses feature Hardie Color Plus siding, which is Hardie board with baked-in color applied at the factory.
Porches are built with Trex composite decking and vinyl railings – no painting is needed. And, there’s just enough low-water landscaping to give the homes a finished look.
Sea View is the inaugural project of developer Matt McGarvey, who joins his father, veteran developer Jay McGarvey, at McGarvey Residential Communities.
The challenge, Matt McGarvey said, was to get a layout that had just the right size and number of lots. The developer settled
on 50-foot-wide home sites.
“We were looking for a certain flavor,” McGarvey said. “Not a community with big huge beach houses, but something cute and fun where somebody could relax.”
Sea View is located on the narrow, southern portion of St. Augustine Beach, an area known as “the island.” There’s not a lot of land there left to be developed, Frey said.
“I don’t know if they’ll be able to do many more like this. We were happily surprised when this went in. The 28 lots should disappear quickly,” Johnston added. “We have homes today, but one year from now, there may not be anything.”
Sea View includes a community pool and pocket park. There are no CDD fees.
Sea View includes homes are thoughtfully designed by acclaimed local architects Rob Florez and Michael Stauffer.
Generation Homes builds custom homes in premier communities along the First Coast from Ponte Vedra Beach to Hammock Beach, including Vilano Beach, Flagler Beach, Beach Haven, Anastasia Dunes, Magnolia Dunes, Marsh Creek, Sea Colony, Sea Grove, and Whispering Oaks and on coastal private lots.
To learn more, contact Elaine Raynor (904) 584-0038 or Jenni Johnston (904) 806-3398.