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1885 Fairbanks House B&B In Fernandina Beach Sold For $1.93M

Jacksonville Daily Record
The Fairbanks House at 227 S. Seventh St. in Fernandina Beach.

Owners of the historic Fairbanks House in Fernandina Beach sold the bed-and-breakfast Sept. 28 for $1.93 million.

George R. and Susan Fairbanks built the house in 1885 at 227 S. Seventh St. in what is now the Fernandina Beach historic district, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

The Fairbanks House Bed and Breakfast site describes the property as a villa with five guest rooms and four suites, private cottages and pool “featuring Adirondack chairs, native plants, soaring oaks, fifty-foot magnolias, fragrant jasmine arbors and a butterfly garden.”

“The oversized rooms and suites are furnished some with kitchens and multiple beds – are furnished with a blend of today’s comforts and yesterday’s beauty. Gourmet breakfast, daily social hours, and freshly baked cookies,” says

Fairbanks, from Watertown, New York, moved to Fernandina in 1842. He was an attorney, developer in the citrus industry, historian, newspaper editor of the Florida Mirror, soldier in the Confederate Army, history author,  politician and assisted in founding the Historical Society of Florida. 

Seller Fairbanks House Inc., led by William and Theresa Hamilton, bought the 1-acre property comprising two parcels in 1997 for $1 million. 

FYRE Holdings II LLC, a registered Delaware limited liability company whose agent is based in  California, is the buyer.

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