Gators legend Steve Spurrier is selling his Florida home for $5.8 million. Here's a tour.
Crescent Beach property features five bedrooms, elevator and three-car garage
One of the most expensive properties in St. Johns County, owned by a Florida football legend, is for sale.
Steve Spurrier, former head football coach at the University of Florida, listed his five-bedroom home at 7630 A1A S. in Crescent Beach for $5.8 million.
The 7,723-square-foot waterfront house sits on 2.58 acres and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and the property connects to the Intracoastal Waterway on the other side. A balcony wraps around most of the second story, providing sweeping views of sparkling blue water from almost every angle.
Downstairs, a large living area is lined with windows that give close-up views of the plant life growing on the dunes. A long wooden walkway leads directly to the beach.
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Spurrier grew up visiting beaches with his family and wanted his own beachside home, he told The Record. He first visited Crescent Beach in 1965.
“There wasn’t hardly a house on the beach," he said.
Spurrier, whose main residence is in Gainesville, started building the 7630 A1A South home about 10 years ago. By then he had already purchased property in the area; condos he owned have since been passed along to family, he said.
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Spurrier, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1966 as quarterback at UF, spent a dozen seasons coaching the Gators and led the team to six SEC championships and a national title, in addition to coaching other college teams, and an NFL playing career.
Spurrier is still in the process of moving. Many photos and mementos from his career filled his office and adorned other parts of the home on a recent visit ― including game footballs, with scores written on them, stacked on top of a fireplace mantel.
His daughter Lisa King, who is also the property's listing agent, led a tour of the home this week, and said she's shown the property several times. While her dad is well-known, especially in Florida, apparently not everyone who has looked at the property is a football fan.
“It’s funny: When I showed the house, people were like, 'Is he a legend?' … . And I didn’t say I was his daughter, so I was kind of like, 'Yeah, I think he’s a legend,'" she said.
A few of the amenities include:
- A chef's kitchen with three ovens and a wine fridge
- A master suite with a sitting room and dual master baths
- An elevator
- A sauna
- A three-car garage with a two-bedroom, two-bath in-law suite on top
Crescent Beach family escape
Crescent Beach and the house have provided a getaway for Spurrier and his family during his busy career and in retirement. He's now an ambassador for the University of Florida, and he's got a number of projects he's working on. Among other things, he plans to launch a restaurant in Gainesville that will display his memorabilia, including some items he had stored in the beach house, King said.
He has four children and 14 grandchildren, and all of them have enjoyed visiting the area, eating elaborate meals cooked by Spurrier's wife, Jerri, and celebrating July 4th on the beach ― the family has agreed to always get together on that day, Spurrier's daughter Amy Moody said.
“That house has just been the perfect vessel for everyone to be a part of togetherness," she said.
Spurrier had originally planned to retire there, and he referred to the house as "The Last Resort," Moody said. A sign with that name leaned against the front of the house on Monday.
But plans changed.
"It's just a little too big," he said.
Spurrier is building another home in Flagler County, but he plans to keep visiting Crescent Beach.
“We’re not leaving Crescent Beach. Don’t get me wrong," he said.