$ 1,095,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#GC515237
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountySUWANNEE
  • AreaBranford
  • NeighborhoodSanta Fe River Estates
  • Zip32008
  • StyleCabin,Elevated
  • Year Built2013
  • Taxes$ 2716
  • Price$ 1,095,000
  • Bedrooms2
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage1272
  • Lot Size10.22 Acres
Data Source:
Stellar MLS
Property Description

Welcome to "The River House of Many Stories". A summer holiday visit to the log cabin of Abe Lincoln inspired a five-year-old boy, the owner, to one day build a home that expressed such strength and simplicity. Later, as an adult and drawing from 40 years of river living, the owner chose an expansive tract of land on the Santa Fe River that would capture the beauty and respect the power of the river and her teeming wildlife. The cabin design itself is a nod to the sublime gifts of nature: The views of majestic trees that seem to pierce the sky, the luminous light that shines through grand windows beneath soaring ceilings, the pageantry of wood species that comprise almost every surface of this unexpectedly nuanced home. Each piece of wood was personally curated and brought together in harmony like a wooden quilt. There's native cypress, basswood, hickory, cedar, oak, pine, lighter stump, and apart from a few chinaberry cabinets, much of the wood in the home was harvested from the property. Many wood pieces were collected over 35 years and have their own story - like the trim of the bedroom doors which was reclaimed from a 200-year-old dock submerged in the deep waters of the Savannah harbor; or the impressive front door with its beautiful stained-glass window bought at an antique auction house. The handmade door measures 39 by 93 inches and took four strong men to hang it; or the 3-D dual-star parquet piece set in the floor of the great room - a last-minute rescue from a stately home scheduled for demolition. A special aspect of the property is that the house is nestled on more than 10 acres of semi-wildness with 336 ft of beguiling riverbank, a rarity in today's increasingly crowded world. This property comprises two 5-acre lots, one of which is vacant and buildable. Imagine creating a riverfront compound to share with family and friends. This home lives large due to its distinctive design. It features two bedroom-suites, each with full baths, walk-in closets, and a private screened porch. The bedrooms are smartly positioned on opposite ends of the home with a great room in the middle. The commanding fireplace is made of Tennessee river rock with inlays of arrow heads and shark and wild boar teeth. The two glass sides of the fireplace were configured to heat the view deck that runs the length of the home, thus allowing you to lounge outside in comfort during North Florida's winters. There's also a room that combines a ¾ bathroom, laundry, and HVAC, and near the front door is an ADA-compliant elevator. A floating dock and a screened-in cabana adorn the 336 feet of riverfront. So, go on, indulge your playful side with swimming, boating, snorkeling, kayaking and the like. Or relax in peaceful quiet and fish from your dock. Or just meander through the winding trails of your private forest, breathing in the sweet river air. Of special note, there are airports, shopping, entertainment, and dining nearby. And from the deck of your elevated masterpiece of nature's finest wood, listen closely. You might hear the Santa Fe River whispering her soul-lifting secrets as she weaves the fabric of river life, and you begin your new story.

Elementary School High School
Branford Elementary School Branford High School
Price History
7/31/2023 Listed $1,195,000
1/31/2024 9% - $1,095,000

General Features

Interior Features Accessibility Features,Built in Features,Cathedral Ceiling(s),Ceiling Fans(s),Dumbwaiter,Eating Space In Kitchen,High Ceiling(s),Living Room/Dining Room Combo,Open Floorplan,Primary Bedroom Main Floo
Sewer PEP-Holding Tank,Septic Tank
Heating Central,Heat Pump,Propane
Cooling Central Air,Humidity Control
Utilities BB/HS Internet Available,Electricity Available,Electricity Connected,Phone Available,Propane,Street Lights,Underground Utilities,Water Connected
Roof Metal
Appliances Convection Oven,Dishwasher,Dryer,Freezer,Gas Water Heater,Ice Maker,Microwave,Range,Range Hood,Refrigerator,Washer,Water Filtration System,Water Purifier,Water Softener
Exterior Features Dog Run,French Doors,Lighting,Outdoor Shower,Rain Barrel/Cistern(s),Rain Gutters,Storage
Zoning SFR
Patio/Porch Features Covered,Deck,Front Porch,Rear Porch,Screened
Architectural Style Cabin,Elevated
Security Features Closed Circuit Camera(s),Fire Alarm,Security Gate,Security Lights,Security System,Security System Owned,Smoke Detector(s)
Construction Materials Log,Wood Frame
Pets Allowed Yes
Year Built 2013
View Garden,Trees/Woods,Water
Levels One
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Tax Year 2022
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Waterfront Features River Front
Community Features Deed Restrictions,Horses Allowed
Accessibility Accessible Bedroom,Accessible Common Area,Accessible Doors,Accessible Elevator Installed,Accessible Entrance,Accessible Kitchen,Accessible Central Living Area,Exterior Wheelchair Lift
County Suwannee
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Energy Efficient Appliances,HVAC,Insulation,Thermostat,Water Heater,Windows
Facing Direction North
Garage Y/N No
Green Indoor Air Quality HVAC Filter MERV 8+,Moisture Control,No Smoking-Interior Buildg,No/Low VOC Cabinets/Counters,No/Low VOC Flooring,No/Low VOC Paint/Finish,Non Toxic Pest Control,Ventilation
Other Structures Cabana,Kennel/Dog Run,Outhouse,Shed(s),Storage
Total Rooms 13
Status Active
Directions Coming from High Springs or Fort White stay on Highway 27 to US 129S,go east on 288th St,south on 53rd Dr,right (NOT left) on 292nd,property on left. Google maps directions are correct until the last
High School Branford High School
Buyer Agent Compensation 3%
Body of Water Santa Fe River
Senior Community Y/N No
MLS Area 32008 - Branford
Lot Size Square Feet 445109
Private Pool No
Waterfront Y/N Yes
Carport Spaces 2
Carport Y/N Yes
Street Name 292nd
Elementary School Branford Elementary School
Property Attached Y/N Yes
Tax Annual Amount 2716
Property Condition Completed
Public Remarks Welcome to The River House of Many Stories . A summer holiday visit to the log cabin of Abe Lincoln inspired a five-year-old boy,the owner,to one day build a home that expressed such strength and si
Lease Considered Y/N No
Days on Market 210
Builder Name Doug Porch Construction
Standard Status Active
Tax Lot 2,3
Legal Description LEG LOTS 2 & 3 SANTA FE RIVER EST ORB 618 P 13 & 14 WD YR 97 ORB 1847 P 341-42 WD YR 2015 ORB 2274 P 236-37 QCD YR 2021
Water View River
Water Access Type Beach,River

Interior Features

Flooring Ceramic Tile,Parquet,Reclaimed Wood,Hardwood
Furnished Y/N Furnished
Fireplace Features Gas,Living Room,Non Wood Burning,Outside,Stone,Ventless
Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Window Features Aluminum Frames,Double Pane Windows,Drapes,ENERGY STAR Qualified Windows,Impact Glass/Storm Windows,Insulated Windows,Shutters,Thermal Windows
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Street Suffix TERRACE
Laundry Features Inside,Laundry Room
Total Bedrooms 2
LivingAreaSource Public Records
Total Baths 4
Living Area Units Square Feet

Exterior Features

Fencing Barbed Wire,Fenced,Wire,Wood
Parking Features Boat,Circular Driveway,Covered,Driveway,Golf Cart Parking,Ground Level,Off Street,Under Building
Lot Features Cul-De-Sac,FloodZone,Landscaped,Level,Oversized Lot,Private,Street Dead-End,Zoned for Horses
Water Source Private
Lot Size Area 10.2183
Foundation Details Slab,Stilt/On Piling
Building Area Total 1272
Lot Size Acres 10.22
Road Surface Type Paved,Limerock
Lot Size Units Acres
Covered Spaces 2
Road Frontage Type Street Dead-End,Street Paved
Open Parking Y/N Yes


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 32008

AVG $560K
AVG $2,452
AVG 723
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1991

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