Featured Palm Coast House of the Week: 11-14-2014

This 4,272 square foot Mediterranean home in the San Gabriel neighborhood of Hammock Dunes has five bedrooms and 4.5 baths. It features a guest house and a two-story screened courtyard.

15 San Gabriel Lane, Palm Coast, FL - Hammock DunesPalm Coast, FL – November 14, 2014 – GoToby.com’s featured House of the Week is in the private community of Hammock Dunes. Built in 1999, it has five bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The Mediterranean home features a two-story screened courtyard with a heated pool, spa and separate guest house. There are glass French doors across the entire length of the home on the first level with a lanai overlooking Lake San Gabriel. The second level balcony, accessed through glass French doors, offers views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The interior features Travertine and hardwood floors, 12 ½ foot ceilings and a chef’s kitchen with a prep area that includes an ice maker, wine cooler and separate sink. The kitchen is equipped with a brand new Viking 48” Professional refrigerator plus a double oven, double drawer dishwasher and granite countertops. The dining room includes a built-in crystal/china wall unit.

The first-floor master suite has its own private patio overlooking the lake. The master bath features a soaking tub, separate shower and entrance to the spa. The walk-in closet has built-ins by California Closet.

15 San Gabriel Lane, Palm Coast, FL - Hammock DunesThe fenced yard is professionally landscaped. The home is equipped with electric storm shutters and security cameras. The stone paver driveway leads to a three-car garage with a built-in 48” refrigerator and utility sink. There’s walk-in storage above the garage.

15 San Gabriel Lane is co-listed for $1,250,000 by:

About Hammock Dunes

A recent bulletin from the Hammock Dunes Owners’ Association offers a great overview of the residents of the Hammock Dunes community.

Bulletin 007

A number of interesting facts came to light in our 2014 survey of the residents living in Hammock Dunes. This Bulletin will focus on a three areas — where people came from that purchased in Hammock Dunes, the career status of these purchasers and a special view of Florida purchasers.

Area of Origination

The current distribution of respondents regarding their area of residence prior to buying in Hammock Dunes followed the previous patterns as shown below:  

  • Northeast USA – 38%
  • Southeast USA – 35%
  • Midwest USA – 17%
  • West & Southwest USA – 6%
  • International – 4%

As a side note over 20% of the purchasers previous residence was in the State of Florida (many still maintain another residence in Florida).

Career Status

 31% of Hammock Dunes residents are either fully or part time employed, while 69% are retired.  At the time that these residents purchased in Hammock Dunes 54% were employed while 46% were retired.

Florida Purchasers

Several interesting aspects of our Florida residents: 1) 52% are currently employed while 48% are retired; 2) 68% of these individuals came from Central Florida, ‘the Orlando Corridor’, of which well over half remain employed; 3) of the remaining residents 17% are from South Florida, 13% from North Florida and 2% from the Panhandle of Florida (approximately half of these individuals remain employed).

In summary, when you have passed through Hammock Dunes, you have probably seen many of its residents engaged in sporting, recreational and social activities.  You may have even thought ‘what a great place to retire’.  It appears though that many people have concluded that it’s a wonderful place to be even prior to retirement!

15 San Gabriel Lane, Palm Coast, FL - Google Earth

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  1. George Edward Chuddy
    George Edward Chuddy says:

    John Olmsbee Simonds

    John Olmsbee Simonds

    Perhaps this additional information below may enhance this listing for prospective buyers and used for upcoming future listings.

    The Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Palm Coast, Inc. was done by the late John Simonds, a partner in the firm of Environmental Planning & Design, offices were located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Miami Lakes, Florida. He/they were retained by I.T.T. Community Development Corporation as a consultant in the development of a comprehensive land use plan for Palm Coast.

    Environmental Planning & Design can be seen today for those interested by googling Environmental Planning and Design.

    A Guide to the John Ormsbee Simonds Collection for those interested can be viewed at U.F.- Special Manuscripts / Guides / Simonds.

    Below is a brief narrative about the John Oldmsbee Simonds in U.F. Special Collections:

    The John Ormsbee Simonds

    Landscape Architecture

    Collection is currently being

    arranged and described and will be

    made fully available to Special and

    Area Studies Collections researchers

    in upcoming months. —–>Simonds is

    recognized internationally as a leading

    landscape architect, urban planner,

    and environmental thinker.<----He and his firm, Environmental Planning and Design (EPD) of Pittsburgh, are responsible for planning over eighty communities and four new towns in the United States. In addition to a distinguished career as a practitioner, he also is a renowned educator and the author of numerous publications, including the influential 1961 book, Landscape Architecture. The collection is comprised of landscape designs by Simonds, his writings and speeches, photographs, audiovisual recordings, planning reports, and project files. --->A large

    number of the projects are based in

    Florida, including a major

    park system for Collier

    County and urban planning

    for several communities and

    new towns.<---- In addition, Simonds donated several boxes of his favorite reference monographs and journals, many of which will be added to the holdings of the Architecture and Fine Arts library. Although a basic inventory of the collection has existed for over a year, the materials have never been processed completely and access has been limited. The processing activities are made possible by the support of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Bob Grist, chair of the department. Two graduate students, Brenda Curtis and Nicole Hawkins, have been appointed to physically arrange the collection, and Associate Professor Kay Williams is volunteering her time to provide subject expertise and assist with the identification and description of materials. In addition, all three will assist in the selection of drawings, photographs, and other items for digitization so that materials can be made available to patrons via the Internet. It is hoped that this collaboration will be the first of many such projects between the Libraries and Landscape Architecture. John Nemmers Special Collections

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