Sea View to offer beach cottages in quaint neighborhood setting


Looking out over St. Augustine Beach’s newest community, development project manager Matt McGarvey talks about Sea View being something special.

“Real estate developers are effectively the entrepreneurs that make a new neighborhood come to life,” McGarvey said. “Developers are like an orchestra conductor. They don’t play any instruments, they just direct the performance.”.The son of a developer, McGarvey has grown up in the business since his days at the College of Charleston and early experience with eight-unit condo development in Ponte Vedra.

“We get the necessary approvals to build with the help of the Generation Homes team, architects and engineers,” McGarvey said. “We are developers who love design and natural landscaping, and care deeply about one of our greatest assets, the environment.”

Sea View will feature distinct coastal style homes, some on a cul-de-sac, resort-style pool in an amenities center and a pocket park. Homes will be available in May.

Residents can bike to the beach and take advantage of all that coastal ambiance while being close to historic St. Augustine, shopping and dining.

With prices starting at $414,400, Generation Homes at Sea View features designer kitchens with white Shaker cabinets, dove tail soft close drawers, 42-inch upper cabinets and crown molding. Kitchen countertops are available in a variety of color selections and choice of edges. Upgraded Bosch Stainless Steel appliances include quiet dishwasher, smooth top range with oven, microwave above the range vented outside and garbage disposal.

“It’s very exciting to watch it come together,” McGarvey said. “We are focused on delivering a true beach community in one of the most sought-after and convenient locations.”

Generation Homes President Cora Johnston noted that Sea View has just 23 home sites for an intimate neighborhood setting.

“We are excited about being able to meet the continuing demand for coastal living with this kind of quaint neighborhood,” Johnston said.