Historic Sanford Charm

  • Sold Price $585,500
  • $579,900/Price Listed
704 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford FL 32771
Historic Sanford Charm
704 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford FL 32771
  • Sold Price $585,500
  • $579,900/Price Listed


Welcome to 704 S Palmetto Avenue! Step into history with this charming 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom historic home in the heart of downtown Sanford’s Residential Historic District. The main house exudes character and offers modern comforts, while a separate 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom guest house provides passive income or flexibility for additional guests. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this unique property, blending timeless architecture with contemporary living.

The charming curb appeal features updated landscaping, majestic oak trees, and a wrap-around front porch. A spacious foyer and living area welcome you home and lead seamlessly into the dining room. The cozy floor plan creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Original hardwood flooring and tall baseboards enhance the craftsmanship. The wavy glass of the wood-framed windows highlights the home’s architectural character and lasting beauty. The kitchen boasts modern luxury with updated flooring, wood cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. Additional shelving conveys with purchase to maximize storage space. A touch of quintessential charm is found in the screen door leading to the backyard.

Upstairs, the engineered hardwood flooring guides you to two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The primary bedroom impresses with built-in cabinetry and a custom shoe closet, ensuring ample storage. Its tastefully updated en suite features neutral tiles, a granite-top vanity, and a spacious walk-in shower. The second bedroom surprises with a walk-in closet, a rare find in a historic home. The upstairs laundry closet currently functions as an additional walk-in closet. The guest bathroom maintains classic charm with neutral finishes, while an extra storage closet completes the upstairs layout. This home seamlessly blends historic allure with modern convenience.

Step into the tranquility of the paved courtyard, where Florida-friendly plants breathe new life into the landscape. The backyard is both a charming and functional outdoor space. The area becomes a perfect spot for grilling and hosting friends and family during summer. As winter arrives, smores and hot chocolate can take center stage on chilly evenings. This versatile outdoor haven seamlessly transitions through the seasons, providing an ideal entertaining space year-round.

The guest house has undergone a thoughtful renovation, featuring ceramic tile, fresh paint, and a fully equipped kitchen. A discreet closet conceals the stackable washer and dryer, leading to a small, private patio for added convenience. Upstairs, the spacious bedroom offers a walk-in closet and a full bathroom, ensuring comfort and functionality. Guests can savor moments of relaxation on the balcony, enjoying a cup of coffee amidst the charm of this renovated retreat. The guest house operates on a separate electric meter, facilitating the ease of rental.

Discover the allure of this picturesque block nestled within the historic district. You can walk, bike, or golf cart to Sanford’s vibrant downtown, known for its entertainment events, dining, breweries, and the riverwalk along beautiful Lake Monroe.

A transferable termite bond is in place for the buyer’s peace of mind. Roof 2017. Main house A/C 2017. Guest house A/C 2017. Main house electric water heater 2017. Guest house tankless electric water heater. PVC/CPVC Plumbing. Updated Electrical.


  • MLS ID: O6180318
  • Price: Sold Price $585,500
  • Home Size: 2150 Sq Ft
  • Lot Size: 5148 Sq Ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Half Bathroom(s): 1
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking/Garage Type: On-street parking
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Property Status: Sold
  • Middle School: Markham Woods Middle
  • High School: Seminole High
  • Date Listed: 02/22/2024
  • Date Sale Complete: 04/02/2024
  • Address 704 S Palmetto Ave
  • City Sanford
  • State Florida
  • ZIP/Postal Code 32771
  • County Seminole County

  • O6180318
  • MLS ID
  • Single Family Home
  • Property Type
  • 3
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Bathrooms
  • 1
  • Half Bathroom(s)
  • 2150
  • Sq Ft
  • 1920
  • Year Built
  • 5148
  • Lot Sq Ft


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