Circa 1900: A very charming classic cottage that was originally built by Lucy Abbott on her mansion property in the next block and moved to its present site on new foundation in 1989. The home is situated on the largest lot on the block with a mature Live Oak tree in the centerline of the front door that shades the entire front yard, porch and driveway. The substantial back yard has room to expand the house or build a pool, garage and/or guest cottage and gardens. A magnificent 20-year-old towering Timber bamboo grove stands approximately 75+ feet high centered at the rear of the property, usually swaying with the wind. The front porch is full width with a deep overhang and is everyone's favorite sitting-reading-socializing spot. Inside there is 1,120 sf of living space with 11' 5" ceilings in the front 3 rooms with good natural light throughout. There is an exposed brick chimney in the central living room and a through-window to the kitchen, large dining room to the right, and a deep bedroom to the left. Both the living and dining rooms open to the kitchen so entertaining is easy and everyone stays connected. Double windows and double French doors at the rear of the kitchen give eastern light and provide open access to the screened-in porch that overlooks the back yard. There's a casual dining space under the windows or enjoy dining al fresco on the screened porch. The bedrooms run front to back along the left side of the house with good-sized rooms and an updated bath in between and the rear bedroom has its own door to the bathroom. Outside, the back yard is dotted with clusters of mature trees, landscaping and the bamboo grove and there's plenty of room for gardening. There are so many Old Town attractions in walking distance close by that you'll never run out of daily lifestyle choices. The coveted Abbott Tract neighborhood is bordered by the centuries old fort to the south, the Mission Nombre de Dios Chapel and 200' high Cross to the north and the historic gateway to Old Town is just a couple of blocks away. You can launch your kayak just 2 short blocks walk down Locust Street at Water Street and you're already among some tiny islands in Matanzas Bay and the fort is just 3 blocks south. This property is zoned RS-2 which allows for weekly short-term rentals, presenting an excellent investment opportunity in Historic St. Augustine.