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 It’s the stuff of nightmares, but the payoff is worth it. Riverside and Avondale, and its patchwork of historic homes in every shape, condition and price, is a hotbed for buyers who are prepared to transform a charming vintage house into a modern, functional, worry free home.

But successful projects require a surgical approach. One surprise will uncover more surprises. In this enterprise, surprises equal dollars.  But when you’re done, there’s nothing more satisfying.  Riverside and Avondale offer a lot of opportunities to show your talents.

Rule #1: Keep the character.

Renovation creep can overtake a project. Before you know it, your sacrificing minute design details and architectural features you decide don’t make a real difference in the

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We're happy to present the newest Bloom Realty listing - 1492 Avondale Ave. This spacious historic home sits on an over-sized corner lot.

 

The kitchen has been updated with new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, tile flooring, and granite countertops.

With 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and an open floor plan, there is plenty of space to get comfortable. The large 1st floor master includes a bonus sitting room. The guest bedrooms also offer plenty of space. Additionally, you'll find a study/flex room upstairs that offer decent privacy.

 

The front porch is 40 feet wide and the massive front and back yard offer endless possibilities for entertainment. 

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Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) recently announced a Speaker Series for 2020. Topics include streetcars, Ottis Toole, resiliency in historic neighborhoods, and growing your own food. 

On February 20, Robert W. Mann will take attendees "back to a time when Jacksonville once had the largest streetcar system in Florida and [will chronicle] the story behind Florida's bygone streetcar epoch and the dramatic history of city builders, financiers, organized labor, civil rights, fire, fever, nabobs, and railway men". The free event will be held at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. Doors will open at 5:30pm, and the program will be from 6-7pm. Learn more and check for event updates here.

On April 16, Tim Gilmore will present on

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We're excited to share that our newest listing, 3886 Eloise Street, went under contract in just four days! We still wanted to feature this gorgeous renovation in Avondale.

The updates on this move-in ready home include new electric,new HVAC, new plumbing, new roof, and restored original hardwoods.

 

Enjoy open concept living and entertain in this beautiful kitchen which features shaker style cabinetry, quartz countertops, marble backsplash, and a large farmhouse sink.

 

The master en suite features vaulted ceilings, a double sink vanity, frameless glass shower and a walk in closet.

Presented by Glenn Chandler | 904.504.6267 | Glenn@bloomrealty.com

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Riverside Avondale Preservation recently announced the date for their 2020 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 20 from 7-8:30pm at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 1100 Stockton Street. 

The annual meeting will include announcing the 2020 Preservation Award Winners, as well as a special presentation from Dr. Wayne Wood. He will be sharing the first lecture of an eight-part series entitled the Riverside Avondale Historic Institute; this presentation will be on "The History of Riverside". 

Visit the event page to stay up to date on event details.

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This beautifully renovated bungalow is on a huge lot in Murray Hill. Built in 1941, this bungalow features 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. All of the systems have been updated, and the 3.5'' oak floors have been beautifully refinished.

The kitchen features a large farm sink, stainless steel Samsung appliance package, white shaker cabinets, and Carrara marble countertops.

 

The bathroom features new beadboard wainscoting, Pottery Barn medicine cabinet mirror, new subway tile, marble hex floor, refinished original tub, new Kohler Memoirs toilet and sink.

 

All of the exterior doors have been replaced and the windows are newer. The yard is fully fenced and larger than average, with 160' to the rear fence.

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We're thrilled to present our newest listing; welcome home to 3336 Oak Street in beautiful Avondale! This stately brick historic home has the best of both worlds: 1920s charm with modern convenience in mind. 

As you walk through the home, you'll notice the incredible natural light throughout each room.

The gourmet kitchen features marble countertops and quality stainless steel appliances. 


The main home has three spacious bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, plus two beautiful sunrooms that create additional space for a playroom, cozy den, or home office. 

It's easy to unwind in the spa like bathroom in the owner's suite, with double vanities and a spacious shower.

You'll find a lovely guest suite above the

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There are two upcoming workshops that are focusing on tree care. While they are being hosted in Riverside Avondale, the information shared will be beneficial for all Jacksonville residents. 

The first workshop is occurring on Saturday, January 11th and is focused on pruning young trees. The event will run from 9:30-10:30am, and is hosted by Friends of Boone Park South and Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP). According to the event description, "the best way to prevent structural failure of trees during storms is to maintain them properly. This workshop will offer hands on demonstrations of pruning techniques for homeowners with young trees. Participants will be able to use the information presented to prune their own trees, or be informed so they

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Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council (SPAR) will be hosting two historic preservation workshops in the first quarter of 2020. 

The first workshop is COA and Siding Repair, and will be held on January 21. According to the event page, attendees will "learn about [the COA] process, what requires a COA and what does not, and how to be most efficient with your time when it comes to renovating a historic property" as well as "the guidelines the Jacksonville Planning and Development Department uses to determine the appropriateness of repairing and replacing siding in Historic Districts". Registration for this event is available here. Sign-in will begin at 5:30pm, and the workshop will run from 6-7pm. 

 

The second workshop will be

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We're back for another 3 Reasons to Love - our blog series highlighting Jacksonville's urban core small businesses. We're happy to feature Momni Boutique in Murray Hill, a shop offering hand selected pieces for women of all ages.

3 Reasons to Love Momni Boutique

1. Did you also know they offer alterations? The business started as an alterations shop in 2009, and has evolved into the boutique you can visit on Edgewood Avenue. This means you can get a custom fit on your purchase from the boutique, as well as alterations on pieces you already own!

2. Momni Boutique is a fantastic place for gifts! From trendy earrings to Jacksonville inspired pieces, there's always something unique to give. 

3. The Momni Boutique Spring

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