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Jax Daily Record Monday, Dec. 4, 201711:00 AM EST

The top 10 highest-priced home sales of the year

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Homes along Ponte Vedra Boulevard dominate list.
by: Andrew Warfield Staff Writer

It was a big year for beachfront property sales as homes along Ponte Vedra Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach dominated 2017’s top 10 home sales by closing price. Here are this year’s most expensive homes sold through Nov. 15, according to Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service data.

1) 2400 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach

Closed: Feb. 24

Price listed: $8,900,000

Price sold: $8,350,000

Listing agent: Susan Fort and Tyler Ackland, Ponte Vedra Club Realty

Bedrooms: 7 

Full baths: 6

Half baths: 2 

Heated square feet: 9,242 

Year built: 1935

Oceanfront: 300 feet

MLS description highlights: This oceanfront estate ''Harlow House'' is like no other. The home sits on a 300-foot oceanfront lot that is lushly landscaped and offers total privacy behind the gated entrance. Quality construction built to last with concrete block and cast stone exterior, meticulously maintained throughout, with approximately 2-year-old slate roof. You are welcomed by a grand foyer with winding staircase, a formal living room and dining room, a music room, large kitchen and butler’s pantry, luxurious master bedroom and bathroom with private dressing room, four guest suites, a private study or family room with wood burning fireplace.

2) 831 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach

Closed: March 31

Price Listed: $5,600,000

Price Sold: $5,100,000

Listing Agent: Kim Martin-Fisher, Coldwell Banker Vanguard

Bedrooms: 6 

Full baths: 6

Half baths: 2 

Heated square feet: 7,987 

Year built: 1996

Oceanfront: 200 feet

MLS description highlights: This grand oceanfront estate is located on 1.03 acres with a private gated entry. Enter to soaring ceilings, extensive amounts of woodwork/mouldings and pecan wood floors. First-and second-floor master suites, large guest suites, a kitchen for gathering with a fireplace. Custom cabinets and top-of-the-line Viking oven, dishwasher, warming drawer, wine cooler. Ocean views at 21-feet above sea level. Walls of windows and impact-resistant doors, two oceanfront balconies and an 822-square-foot guest house with bamboo floors, mahogany tongue-and-groove and beamed ceiling, sauna, steam shower, Jacuzzi tub and morning kitchen. A spa/hot tub is located on the lanai of the guest house. The grounds include a loggia, fire pit, pizza oven and private Ipe wood beach walkover.

3) 895 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach

Closed: April 21

Price listed: $5,195,000

Price sold: $4,700,000

Listing Agent: Elizabeth Hudgins, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Bedrooms: 5

Full baths: 5

Half baths: 2 

Heated square feet: 8,956 

Year built: 1998

Oceanfront: 200 feet

MLS description highlights: The first floor private master suite has a marble fireplace, two very large walk-in closets, two marble vanities and a raised Jacuzzi tub. The upstairs north end has a large family room, wet bar, three bedrooms and theater room or sixth bedroom. An expansive open deck faces the ocean. In addition to the home’s spectacular location, there is a 50-foot oceanfront pool with a private beach walkover. The kitchen area boasts two wine closets and large walk-in pantry. The mirrored ocean-facing exercise room has an adjacent wet bar and steam shower.

4) 517 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach

Closed: March 31

Price listed: $4,395,000

Price sold: $4,000,000

Listing agent: Kim Martin-Fisher, Coldwell Banker Vanguard

Bedrooms: 5

Full baths: 4

Half baths: 2 

Heated square feet: 4,711 

Year built: 1991

Oceanfront: 100 feet

MLS description highlights: Oceanfront between the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and the Lodge & Club, this home has one of the highest elevations in the 500 block. Updated throughout the years with three bedrooms downstairs, a private staircase to the master suite and an oceanfront balcony, a large master bath and huge master closet. A fifth bedroom/bonus room with a full bath is located off the open kitchen with a prep island, breakfast bar and courtyard for outdoor dining. A short stroll to either of the clubs and easy access to Butler Boulevard and shopping.

5) 133 Beach Ave., Atlantic Beach

Closed: April 27

Price listed: $4,390,000

Price sold: $3,900,000

Listing agent: Jan Shields, Watson Realty

Bedrooms: 5

Full baths: 6

Half baths: None 

Heated square feet: 6,667 

Detached heated square feet: 1,764

Year built: 2004

Oceanfront: 80 feet

MLS description highlights: Solid oak floor and marble floors. Living room, dining room and ocean room overlooking the beach, gourmet kitchen with cozy eat-in area with fireplace. Four bedroom suites, two downstairs and two upstairs all with fireplaces. Grand staircase to library/family room and  separate in-law or guest suite. Hydraulic elevator in both main house and apartment. Covered porches the entire length of first and second floors. Two-car garage. Large backyard with oceanfront gazebo. Two-bedroom apartment with two-car garage and separate utilities and address.

6) 352 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach

Closed: Sept. 29

Price listed: $3,989,000

Price sold: $3,750,000

Listing agent: Kim Martin-Fisher, Coldwell Banker Vanguard

Bedrooms: 5

Full baths: 5

Half baths: None 

Heated square feet: 5,847 

Year built: 1994

Oceanfront: No (golf course lot)

MLS description highlights: Located one block from Ponte Vedra Inn & Club on a corner lot with beach access across the street, this newly renovated and updated home is the finest in coastal living. Enter from the large front porch to wide-planked antique white oak floors throughout the house. Five hundred-plus bottle wine capacity built-in coolers, tongue-and-groove beamed ceilings, all new baths, new kitchen, marble pool deck and updated pool, custom sound system, four fireplaces, three first-floor ensuite bedrooms and a sizable second floor master suite complete with a sitting room plus a balcony overlooking the pool. A completely new kitchen opens to the family room/den. Above the side-entry, three-car garage is a guest suite with a sitting area, kitchenette and a balcony overlooking the Ocean Course. Newer systems and an exceptional beach lifestyle.

7) 4231 Duval Drive, Jacksonville Beach

Closed: June 6

Price listed: $3,895,000

Price sold: $3,750,000

Listing agent: Clare Berry, Berry & Co.

Bedrooms: 6

Full baths: 6

Half baths: 1 

Heated square feet: 4,330 

Year built: 1938

Oceanfront: 90 feet

MLS description highlights: On an oversized, 90-foot-wide oceanfront homesite within a mile of Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Wood walls, floors and ceilings and graciously sized rooms recall this home's 1930s roots. The 29-foot-wide ocean view Florida room feels midcentury, with beamed cathedral ceilings. Oceanfront pool, 1,200-square-foot deck and sizable pavilion equal elegant entertaining. Expansive beach views and privacy are yours. Four guest bedrooms have baths ensuite. Downstairs, there is a secluded media room plus sixth bedroom/office. Fine birch cabinets, walk-in pantry and top-quality equipment fill the kitchen. 

8) 350 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach

Closed: Nov. 3

Price listed: $4,100,000

Price sold: $3,700,000

Listing agent: Lisa Sandifer, of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices

Bedrooms: 7

Full baths: 7

Half baths: 2

Heated square feet: 5,591

Year built: 1938

Oceanfront: No (golf course lot)

MLS description highlights: Completely renovated and decorator- designed home across the street from the Atlantic Ocean on the third green of the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Ocean course in the backyard. Private country clubs are steps steps away to the north and the south. Main house has six bedrooms, 6.5 baths. 1,000-square-foot guest house off of the Olympic-size saltwater pool/spa with slide has one bedroom and 1.5 baths.

9) 515 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach

Closed: Aug. 15

Price listed: $3,950,000

Price sold: $3,500,000

Listing agent: Elizabeth Hudgins, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Bedrooms: 4

Full baths: 4

Half baths: 1 

Heated square feet: 3,170 

Year built: 1935

Oceanfront: 100 feet

MLS description highlights: This original beach home has been lovingly maintained and has expansive ocean views, paver courtyard driveway and hurricane shutters. Located close to the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.

10) 1923 Beach Ave., Atlantic Beach

Closed: June 5

Price listed: $3,595,000

Price sold: $3,495,000

Listing agent: Missy Dekay, Watson Realty

Bedrooms: 6

Full baths: 7

Half baths: None 

Heated square feet: 4,200 

Year built: 1935

Oceanfront: 50 feet

MLS description highlights: Perched atop Atlantic Beach’s highest dune, this cedar shake classic coastal cottage is the ultimate in “East Coast cool!” Completely gutted and rebuilt by a top coastal contractor in 2011, this sun-splashed, four-bedroom/four-bath residence and its two bedroom/three-bath carriage house embody a light-hearted brand of chic that fits perfectly with Atlantic Beach’s laid back, family- and surfer-friendly beach community. Sweeping ocean views, breezy porches and dazzling light are the hallmarks of the property. Ocean blue and white decorative hues set the beachy tone for the fresh interiors while the open kitchen/family/dining space is beautifully appointed and thoughtfully designed for casual beach living and entertaining. Soak up the rays or lounge in the shade on the balcony.

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