Showcase Home: 1146 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island
A true Mediterranean Villa is within walking distance of the beach and the village. Built in 1953, the home at 1146 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island, has just been renovated by one of the island's premier custom builders, Daryl Ray.

While maintaining the original Sea Island style of stucco and tiled roof, the home now has all of the conveniences of new construction. There is no carpet, only Mediterranean tile and wide plank hardwoods.

The kitchen has new cabinetry, a five-burner gas stove and granite counters. There are formal living and dining rooms and a guest suite on the main level. There are two bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bath and a bonus area on the second level. There are two additional bedrooms, bath and balcony on the third level.

The most unique feature of this home is the private courtyards, one with a lion's head fountain.

A remarkable, one-of-kind property, the home has almost 4,000 square feet and is priced at $795,000. For an appointment, call Janice Jones from Signature Properties Group at 634-9995 or 222-1902.