The two-story Frame Vernacular residence at 135 Marine Street was constructed between 1894 and 1899 and is one of the earlier houses in this neighborhood. The original house was moved, renovated and expanded in 2016 into the stunning trophy property it is now. Located within walking distance to everything in Historic St. Augustine, this home provides gracious living on the water. From historic doors once owned by Aristotle Onassis to iron Koi stair posts from Betsy Roosevelt Whitney, this home is filled with delightful surprises. Offered fully furnished (except artwork), the thoughtfully planned design is evident throughout. The kitchen is a culinary masterpiece, planned for chefs who really love to cook. Right off the kitchen is a Kalamazoo Grill, allowing for gas, wood & charcoal grilling. The features of this home include 11.9′ Elevation, Control 4 Lighting/AV system, wine cellar, solar system, generator, elevator, heated pool, low-profile lifting dock, garage apartment and much more. (Main home is 4,972 SF under air, Guest apt is 720 SF.)
Features and FAQs on 135 Marine St, St Augustine, FL
Architectural Specialty Features and History
Purchased at Demolition Depot and Irreplaceable Artifacts, NYC
Two sets of doors, designed and created by Renzo Mongiardino for the NYC apartment of Aristotle Onasis. One set is bullet proof.
Mongiardino was one of the most sought after interior designers of the jet society in the 1960’s and 1970’s, creating sumptuous classic interiors for clients including Marie-Helene and Guy de Rothschild, Gianni Versace, Lee Radziwell, and Valentino Garavani.
The panels in the coffered ceiling were created following the same design and executed by C&F designs Co.
Koi Stair Posts
Also purchased at Demolition Depot and Irreplaceable Artifacts, NYC.
These iron Koi came from the estate of Betsy Roosevelt Whitney and John Hay Whitney. Betsy was one of the famous Cushing sisters. They were like movie stars, setting trends and fashions, leading glamorous lives. Their marriages catapulted them into a world of wealth and power. Betsy married James Roosevelt and as FDR’s daughter-in-law, became his unofficial hostess at the White House. When her marriage to Jimmy Roosevelt ended she became Mrs. Whitney, one of the richest women in the world. It was conveyed to the owners, that Mrs. Whitney loved these koi so much that she had them pulled out of one of her previous homes to be installed in the home she was residing in.
(some info taken from “The Sisters” by David Grafton)
Ex Nihilo Working Model (Den sculpture)
Dimensions: 61″ x 83 1/2″ x 11″
Medium: Cast Marble
“Ex Nihilo” means “Out of Nothing” it was created by the great sculptor Frederick Hart. The original is in the typanum over the central doors in the west facade of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. It depicts God’s creation of mankind (four men, four women) out of nothingness.
Ex Nihilo, working model, is one third the size of the full-scale stone sculpture This Ex Nihilo Working Model is the edition numbered 55/65. (#41/65 is currently on 1st dibs for $98,000)
The master door This 1930’s Spanish revival style door was originally was from Buenos Aires and incorporated into the design
The wine cellar Art Deco door was a 1930s door from an old bank in NYC.
The elevator indicator is from 1900 and is cast iron and brass was also from NYC
9.8 Kw EnPhase Solar System with 40 panels resulting in electric bills of $220 average per month
Control4 AV and Lighting System throughout
28kWh, 522 AmpHr simpliphi Lithium Battery backup and Generac Generator (Model: G0070422 22 KW (92A))
Heated, salt water pool with hot tub, waterfall feature and tanning ledge
#20k Low Profile Dock and separate floating dock
Kalamazoo Gas, Wood and Charcoal Grill
4 AC units
Block first floor construction
Hurricane impact windows and doors
Rhino flooring and Garage Living Cabinets in the garage
Low maintenance landscaping and hardscaping with irrigation
Breakfast bar garage
Sub-Zero glass front Refrigerator, Wolf Range and Pot-Filler Faucet
Gas hot water Instahot, hot water heaters
Fully Furnished (outside of artwork, two furniture pieces in the studio and two table lamps)
Large Parcel Drop Box
Main House is 4,972 SF under air
Apartment is 720 SF under air
2 Car Garage and room for at least 6 more in the driveway
Updated on January 3, 2022 at 7:37 pm