123 SOUTH 6TH STREET
The Scroggin Home
Built in 1903 by harbor pilot George A. Latham, this home features rare restored, double-galleried, wrap-around porches with heart of pine floors and a renovated kitchen. Lynn and Jeff Scroggin have lived in the home since 2018 which was once used as a duplex with a unit on each floor accessed by an outside staircase. They have incorporated a lighthouse motif decor which highlights the original owner’s family who worked for three generations at the Amelia Island Lighthouse.
318 SOUTH 6TH STREET
The Gallardo Home
This single-story cottage was built in 1948 and then rebuilt in 2004 with the exception of the front and side walls. The renovation retained the original charming flavor on the exterior while modernizing and enlarging the inside. One of the highlights of this home are the gardens which include two cactus gardens, tropical plants and a small pond with a shade garden. In early 2020, a small greenhouse was completed which houses orchids and begonias and a variety of ongoing experiments.
19 NORTH 5TH STREET
The Young Home
The new Lofts on 5th are located in what was once the education building for the First Baptist Church prior to its move to 8th Street. The Young family were members of the First Baptist Church and their children attended Sunday School where their new home is now located. The staircase that leads to the private rooftop garden is made from pews that were located in the education building. Currently under construction, the luxury Lofts on 5th will be open in time for the Holiday Home Tour.
114 SOUTH 2ND STREET
The Mateer Home
The Mateers are both artists and avid art collectors. Their home is decorated with a vast collection of art representing everything from the abstract to animation and includes prints by Andy Warhol, Peter Max, and Joan Miro. Local artists are also featured including William Maurer, James Draper, Sandra Baker-Hinton, and Joe Winston. This not to be missed townhome is located next to City Hall and showcases one of the newest additions to the vibrant historic district.
315 CEDAR STREET
The Schultz Home
Called “The Captain’s Rest,” the location for this home was chosen for its close proximity to downtown. The owners are avid foodies who love to cook and entertain, which influenced the first floor features of a wine cellar, wet bar with a river sink (designed after an oyster on the half shell), and open floor plan. With the proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway they decided to add the third floor “observation lounge” complete with a coffee bar and balcony. The view looking out on the waterway gives the house a modern coastal captain’s appeal.