An ''Exclusive Retreat'' is no longer a concept. It's an address: 200 Vale Drive, St. Augustine, Florida. This former ICI model home, the Stonebridge III floor plan is located in the private, gated community of Palencia and has five bedrooms, four and a half baths and 4,273 square feet of living space. Two additional rooms can function as an office space and bonus room or as additional bedrooms. Renovated five years ago by the present owners, they added a Guest house, ''Casita'' a stunning saltwater pool and spa, summer kitchen area, an outdoor half bath and outdoor shower. Tropical landscaping is meticulously maintained and complements every feature of the home. This multi-generational home displays a sense of sophistication, yet is extremely comfortable, inviting and livable.Intelligently designed with the master bedroom on the main level leading out to the lanai and pool area, it is flanked by windows and natural sunlight. The master bath is elegantly designed with his and her sink areas, a separate commode, a jetted tub and glass shower doors opening to an expansive standing shower.
Leisure and elegance meet in the living room with hard wood floors, crown molding, shuttered window treatments and a stately fireplace. Adjacent is the kitchen which faces the serene backyard overlooking the 13 Fairway.
The spacious eat-in gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances features a fully integrated refrigerator, granite countertops, island seating and a cozy breakfast room overlooking the pool. The laid-back window treatments and organic light streaming through the windows keep the view top of mind.
The large formal dining room area is more than capable of hosting a gracious dinner party.
A cozy office/den located on the first floor has an adjacent full bathroom and can be used as an in law-suite or a ground floor second bedroom.
The home's expansive second floor features a large bonus room with a wet bar, a built-in library and three guest suites with adjoining baths.
A fully equipped summer kitchen with plenty of seating at the bar and outdoor tables can be an informal cozy retreat or an entertainment venue that welcomes gatherings large and small.
An oversized 3-car side entry garage with ample storage is complimented by a very long paved driveway capable of accommodating many guests.
A meandering walkway featuring a soothing waterfall, welcomes you. This home sits on a quiet street of magnificent homes and has every imaginable upgrade. The attention to detail is unmatched. Located in the desirable enclave of Palencia, equipped with exclusive amenities and close to A-rated schools with easy access to I-95, St. Augustine and Jacksonville.
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Listing information last updated on August 14th, 2020 at 7:08pm EDT.