Rare Residence Appears on the Market for $1.6M in Jacksonville, Florida

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A Tudor Revival home is a rare find in the Sunshine State.

The residence, in a historic area of Jacksonville, FL, was built in 1927 and is listed for $1.65 million.

It was no surprise to the listing agent that offers came in quickly.

“It’s an historic masterpiece and historic treasure that has been very beautifully and impeccably preserved by the current sellers,” explains listing agent Roberta Gjeloshaj, with One Sotheby’s International Realty. “Imagine if the walls could talk. They have stories.”

Exterior(Jordan McIntyre/ New Listing Real Estate Media)
Dining area(Jordan McIntyre/ New Listing Real Estate Media)
Historic designation(Jordan McIntyre/ New Listing Real Estate Media)

Historic home

Local architect Mellon Greeley originally designed the 4,000-square-foot home for Frank Holt, a lawyer who wanted a Tudor design.

The award-wining architect also designed the Government House in St. Augustine, the Church of the Good Shepherd, and St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonville, among other commercial and residential projects.

The sellers purchased the five-bedroom and three-bath home in 2001 and began a costly and extensive restoration.

“They refinished the original floors, changed the windows, preserved the wood around the house,” Gjeloshaj says, adding that those wood features are her favorite thing about the house. “They refinished everything and [took it] to the condition it is today. [This house] takes my breath away. Pictures don’t do it justice. The architecture, the charm, the way the sellers preserved the house, it’s unbelievable.”

Kitchen(Jordan McIntyre/ New Listing Real Estate Media)
Living space(Jordan McIntyre/ New Listing Real Estate Media)

Many of the walls are wood covered, and archways connect some of the main living spaces.

“The detail work around the house is completely incredible,” Gjeloshaj says.

Outside, the locale is just as pleasing. The home is close to the St. John’s River in the historic Avondale area.

“Avondale is an historic city, and this is what they’re known for; but this home really stands out from the rest,” Gjeloshaj says. “Everything is walking distance to shops down to the river, and you have multiple parks around.”

Outdoor space(Jordan McIntyre/ New Listing Real Estate Media)
Bathroom(Jordan McIntyre/ New Listing Real Estate Media)
Bedroom(Jordan McIntyre/ New Listing Real Estate Media)

The sellers raised five children in the 4,000-square-foot abode, and Gjeloshaj says the buyers will most likely be a young family wanting a house with a history.

Within 24 hours of the home’s listing, offers rolled in—including one from a potential buyer who declared herself “obsessed,” according to Gjeloshaj.

She adds, “This home is totally unique. It’s extraordinary. It’s actually something that is [a] piece of history.”

Entry(Jordan McIntyre/ New Listing Real Estate Media)
Exterior(Jordan McIntyre/ New Listing Real Estate Media)

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