Cement block houses on St. George Island
Ok, I always take it as a sign when I hear several requests for the same thing over a short period of time, and this time it's... "All I really want is one of those little old-fashioned low cement block houses, on the ground so I don't have to worry about either steps or an elevator."
Seems folks like that sense of Old Florida charm, and typically the location of these homes is excellent - on or just across the street from the beach.
They've been there forever, weathered all the storms, must be doing something right, right?
So, if this strikes a chord with you, please post a response to this blog, and let me know what it is that you like about them... The old-fashioned class? The lack of pretension? Safety? Your aching knees? What?
And, to get your juices flowing, I've posted the MLS photos of a selection of these type houses that are currently offered for sale on St. George Island by various brokers on the island.
The top one is right across the street from the beach, asking $549,000, and reporting a yearly rental income of over $31,000. Hard to beat the view...
The second one is right on the bay, with good deep water,asking $449,000, and open to offers. If fishing is your thing, this one should ring a few bells.
The bottom one is beach front, and looks like something from Columbus GA instead of St. George, but the views are phenomenal - you have to walk into it to believe it. Situated on one of the highest lots on the island, it has huge glass windows all along the front, with as good a view as anything on pilings, I'm telling you. This one is a sleeper for sure. And, it has a basement - the only one on the island, never been wet, doesn't smell musty a bit - hard to believe, but true. They are also open to offers.
So, if I need to start a post just on these ground-level classic Florida bungalow houses, let me know, would you??
Post your reply below - it's easy, as long as you can read the little wavy letters....