Sotheby's International Realty - Pensacola, FL

Tristan de Luna y Arellano governed a Spanish Colonial settlement on the shores of Pensacola Bay- the first for Europeans in what is now the United States. Archaeologists have recently uncovered artifacts on the site of the represented property indicating it was the home of the Luna settlement, and this property contains what is believed to be the town center of the settlement. The property includes a newer construction home with approximately 4000 square feet, two living spaces, and upscale finishes. The charm of Spanish oaks frames the home on a bluff near Pensacola Bay, within view of the site where Luna’s shipwrecked fleet lies under the waters of the bay. The represented property has significant value for the history of the United States and the Spanish Colonial era. Archaeologists have been granted owner access to only a small portion of the entire property, directly under the footprint of the home, yet several items of extreme historical and scientific significance have been recovered. The value of the knowledge gained from this site helps tell the story of this ancient expedition on the spot of America’s first European settlement, inhabited six years before the founding of St. Augustine and forty-eight years before the founding of Jamestown. The ideal purchaser will have utmost respect for the significance of this property while utilizing it as a primary home, bed and breakfast with historical theme, or donating portions of the property to the University for tax advantages. This one of a kind offering allows the purchaser a rare opportunity to own the spot where America began.