NATURE HOME FOR SALE – SPRUCE CREEK FLY-IN

Magnolia House

2610 SPRUCE CREEK BLVD

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Updates:
May 19th 2021 –
– Added a topographical map showing the floodplain areas after a question from a caller.
– Added the lot size (0.59 acres) under the property specs.

Thank you for your interest in my home.

First question answered: No I am not a realtor, and at this stage I am selling my home privately (as of May 6th 2021).

The second question that most people ask about my home is if it’s a hangar home. The answer is no, it is not. My home is one of the approx 750 homes in the Spruce Creek Fly-In that have no taxiway access, no hangar attached, and no way to build a hangar on the lot. (There are approx 1,500 homes in the Spruce Creek Fly-In, half of those are hangar homes and half are not.)

However there is always hangar space being offered by owners of hangar homes in Spruce Creek who have space in their hangars or who don’t own an aircraft, and the community also has numerous tie-downs which are available for monthly or annual rent at reasonable prices. (One of the reasons owners rent out their hangars is to help pay for the property taxes that come along with having a hangar on your property. It’s a good idea to check the property taxes on any house you are thinking of buying here in Spruce Creek, as they might be considerably higher versus many suburbs ’up north’ from what I’ve seen, but especially if you have a hangar.) There are also large commercial hangars that come up for rent from time to time if you have a larger aircraft.

If you’re looking for a hangar home with wide open spaces and just a couple of ceremonial palm trees planted in the front yard, then my property won’t fit your requirements. My home is a ‘nature home’ as they are called in our community, located in the NE corner of the Spruce Creek Fly-In. It has a beautiful view into the forest (which can never be built on) and is surrounded by mature trees. If you love nature, would like to hear the sounds of owls calling in the night and occasionally seeing deer in your back yard, and if the idea of a charming house in the woods captures your heart, with a runway and the entire aviation community right behind you, all just 20 minutes from the beach, then my home will definitely be worth a look. It does need some work though, see below for more info on that.

Description of the home
The home is a 3 or 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2-car garage multi-level wood-frame home on a wooded lot facing the Spruce Creek forest (lot size will be posted here shortly).
The open plan living area comprises of two lounges (on different levels) –
The lower lounge includes a genuine wood burning fireplace, built-in shelving around it with cupboards and small bar with sink to one side, laminated flooring, large wall-to-ceiling windows looking into the forest and a door leading to the lower deck.
The tiled, upper open plan dining area overlooks the lower living area.
The upper living area includes a vaulted ceiling and wide open feel.
The u-shaped workplace kitchen has lots of built-in cupboards (including pantry cupboard), overhead lighting, a breakfast nook and a screened-in deck off the nook which looks out towards the forest area.
Two bedrooms with built-in closets, with an open space between them (suitable for a sewing/craft area or small office), and a separate bathroom with tub shower, toilet & hand-basin counter/cupboard unit, are located upstairs.
The main bedroom with en-suite bathroom is located downstairs, with a vaulted ceiling, adjoining walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with dual & separated he/she sinks with skylight above the ladies vanity area, large tiled shower, Jacuzzi bathtub, and separate enclosed toilet. Large sliding doors lead out from the bedroom to the upper deck.
Another enclosed office/bedroom with built-in shelving and sliding doors leading to the deck is located downstairs, as is the third full guest bathroom with large shower, toilet & hand-basin counter/cupboard unit.
Two back decks on two different levels, face the forest.
A separate laundry room with utility sink connects the interior passage to the garage.
Flooring is a mixture of wood laminate (lower lounge and nook on 2nd level), hardwood (in master bedroom) and tile flooring downstairs. The carpet which was on the stairs, upper passageway and in the two upper bedrooms, has been removed; those floor areas are ready for your choice of flooring.
The home has vaulted & dropped ceilings featured throughout.
The two-car garage includes some perimeter heavy-weight fitted shelving and retractable stairs leading up to a reasonably sized bare-bones attic (suitable for storage only).
The entire front garden is irrigated with a well-pump water system.

Property Specifications:
Square Feet Living Area: 2,112 sq ft
Main building: 1,778 sq ft
Porch, Screened Finished: 40 sq ft
Wood Deck: 384 sq ft (built 1999)
Finished Garage: 498 sq ft
Porch, Open Finished: 78 sq ft
Upper Story, Finished: 334 sq ft
Total Building Area: 3,112 sq ft
Lot size (per Zillow, subject to confirmation): 0.59 Acres / 25700 sq feet / 0.2387645 hectare
Click here to view property information on the Volusia Country Property appraiser website.

POA fee & Property Taxes:
Annual 2021 POA fees (for all homes in Spruce Creek): $1,550.
Annual County Property Taxes: approx $3,600.
City taxes: None (outside Port Orange city limits).

Work Required:
The house needs work, including the following – deck repairs, and repainting inside and out; the roof will probably need replacing soon (although I’ve never had leaks and I get up there and check it three times per year myself), the trees need trimming (two also need to be removed), and the front & back yards need quite a bit of work. I am getting some of this work done now, prior to selling.
The interior (3 x bathrooms and kitchen) are all the original 1986 installation (plain white formica counter tops, white particle board cupboards), and two bathrooms and the kitchen are wallpapered; they all show signs of reasonable wear. It’s likely that most new owners will want to upgrade these areas, although it is all perfectly livable as it is, especially if the purchase is being considered for a rental. If I don’t get a suitable offer for the home after I have done my “basic clean up”, then I will do more renovation work and adjust the price accordingly.

House Value:
My neighbor on the north side (#2608) purchased his home in October 2020 for $399,000 already renovated and upgraded (view on Zillow). My home is slightly less in area under air, but still has tons of space, and our lots are almost the same size (his is 0.60 acres, mine is 0.59). I’m offering my property at $300K with the idea that a purchaser essentially has $100K to work with for renovations and still end up with a home that is not over capitalized for this market.

Why I’m moving:
I’ve lived here for 17 years and loved it, but with my children gone it’s time for me to downsize and start a new life with my partner elsewhere.

View photos below:
Please scroll down to see photos below which show the house as it was a number of years ago. After I finish cleaning it up, I will take & upload new photos. The trees have grown significantly during the 17 years since we bought the property, and I’ve had to take a number of them down for safety. There are two or three that still need to be addressed.

Any questions contact me at – iflyxl2-lift at yahoo.com
Thanks for looking!

Find out more about our community below the photos –

Azalea beds, south west corner of the home. –CLICK TO VIEW FULL-SIZE IMAGE, CLICK YOUR BACK BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE.
Upper back deck off the main bedroom and office, with east-facing forest view, 2004. CLICK TO VIEW FULL-SIZE IMAGE, CLICK YOUR BACK BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE.
Back garden area, 2007. – CLICK TO VIEW FULL-SIZE IMAGE, CLICK YOUR BACK BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE.
Bougainvillea bush in back garden, 2007. – CLICK TO VIEW FULL-SIZE IMAGE, CLICK YOUR BACK BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE.
From street view, 2004. – CLICK TO VIEW FULL-SIZE IMAGE, CLICK YOUR BACK BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE.
Living room area, facing front door, 2004. – CLICK TO VIEW FULL-SIZE IMAGE, CLICK YOUR BACK BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE.
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Google view of the Spruce Creek Fly-In air park community, my home is at the top right corner, CLICK TO VIEW FULL-SIZE IMAGE, CLICK YOUR BACK BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE.
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About the Spruce Creek Fly-In Community:

Spruce Creek Fly-In Air Park Community, Port Orange, Florida. Click image to view full size. Photo credit to https://www.fly-in.com/


If you haven’t heard of the Spruce Creek Fly-In ‘air park’ residential community, I firmly believe that this is the best fly-in community in the world, no kidding! Please do some searching online to see for yourself, or check out these articles online –
Wired.com – The Rarefied Air of Spruce Creek
Airspacemag.com – The People and Planes of Spruce Creek
AmusingPlanet.com – Spruce Creek: Where Everybody Owns an Airplane
– You can also find out more about our community on the Spruce Creek POA website – http://www.scpoa.com/

No other fly-in community comes close to what we have to offer here in Spruce Creek, mainly due to the sheer size of the development and all the benefits that this number of residents offers a community. I call “The Creek” (as we residents call it) the still-undiscovered gem of American air parks, because only about half of the pilots I come across in my travels have ever heard of it.

The Spruce Creek Fly-In comprises of no less than 1,500 homes in 34 different sub-divisions, of which approx. 750 are hangar homes. Hangar homes have hangars adjacent to the home with direct access to the runway via a network of 14 miles of paved taxiways. For most hangar homes the runway is a short 5 minute taxi away from their hangar. (Hangar homes typically sell for $550K to $5 million).

We have a 4,000′ hard surface lighted runway with instrument approach ( 7FL6 ), and we are an uncontrolled airport. However we are located underneath the Class C airspace of Daytona Beach International airport and pilots can easily get assistance from them at any time if required. About 650 aircraft from ultralights to helicopters and Citation jets are based here, with a very active EAA Chapter ( https://eaa288.org ).
For complete information about our airport, visit the airport page on our Spruce Creek POA website here – http://www.scpoa.com/airportindex/

The community has numerous lakes, walking and running paths, a children’s playground, two entrances (north and south), and a great group of approximately 4,500 residents from all over the world who call the Spruce Creek Fly-In home. Whether your interests are aviation related or something else, you will find a group of folks here to share your passion with. Some of the activities and groups include:

Things to do:

Learn to Fly
Golf on the golf course
Swimming
Tennis
Fishing
Canoeing

Bicycling
Jogging/Walking
Community Social Events
Garden Club
Bridge
Mahjong

Club & Activities:

Spruce Creek Country Club
Spruce Creek Flying Club
Spruce Creek RV Club
Sunday Bikers
Travel Club
Art Group

Bridge Club
Garden & Nature Club
Lunch Bunch
Quilting Group
Reading Group
Skiing Club

Our community is located 20 minutes from some of the best beaches in Florida, one hour from Orlando International airport (MCO), and is a very well run, well organized development.

An optional 18 hole golf club & course is also contained within the Spruce Creek Fly-In development, but this is a separate legal entity and homeowners in Spruce Creek are not responsible for the taxes, maintenance or other costs related to the operations of the Country Club, unless they choose to become a member. Check out the country club’s website for more info – https://www.sprucecreekclub.com

Thanks for your interest, feel free to contact me with any questions –
iflyxl2-lift at yahoo.com

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