City holds open house for Coquina Cottage

After strong demand, the city of St. Augustine is holding an open house for an old cottage on Coquina Avenue. 

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A home that will be given away by the City of St. Augustine was open Monday for tours.

After strong demand, city leaders are taking proposals for the ownership and relocation of the old cottage located at 91 Coquina Ave. It's a one-story wooden frame house that dates back to the 1940s.

The house will come "as is" with a $5,000 stipend to help pay relocation and preservation costs. However, the acquiring owner will need to pay additional relocation expenses.

An open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday provided a look at the 960-square-foot interior space that's divided into a parlor room, kitchen, office, bathroom and three bedrooms.

The property around the cottage will be used for a public park and to help deal with flooding issues.

Proposals to take ownership of the home will be accepted until June 28.

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