This Florida-inspired home is rambling, bright, and spacious. Windows fill most of the rear wall of the barrel-vaulted living room. An eating bar rims a curvilinear work island that boosts the kitchen’s abundant cupboard and counter space. The sumptuous owners’ suite is on the main floor. A rec room and more bedrooms are upstairs.
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Large Jacksonville both stately and sunny
Rambling, bright and spacious, the Jacksonville is a Florida-inspired home with a distinctively European flavor. Arches and stucco give it that sunny ambiance, while the entry columns, wrought iron handrails, stone veneer wainscoting and multi-paned windows are more continental.
Windows fill most of the rear wall in the two-story, barrel-vaulted living room at the core. A large home entertainment center is on one side, next to a wood-burning fireplace. On the opposite side, double doors offer access to the partially covered patio, and a wide arched opening leads into the bright kitchen and nook.
Counters and cupboards wrap around three sides of the kitchen. A curvilinear work island adds more of both, plus an eating bar and prep sink. Triple sliders in the nook make patio dining a snap. Laundry appliances are nearby, close to a large walk-in pantry, small half-bath, and direct access to the roomy garage.
Den and dining room are to the right and left of the dramatic two-story foyer, where stairs on the left lead up to the second floor. The elegant and spacious owners suite fills the rest of the right wing. In addition to its luxurious private bathroom, commodious walk-in closet, and sitting area, the suite has double doors that open onto a private, covered patio with plenty of room for a hot tub.
Three more bedrooms are upstairs in the Jacksonville, along with two full bathrooms and a vaulted recreation room. The recreation room features a gas fireplace, full service beverage bar, and an exercise room with full bath. Another stairway leads up from near the kitchen. A nostalgic claw foot tub is the focal point of the window-bright tub room linked to bedroom two. This wing links to a deep, multi-windowed bonus room over the garage. A balcony/loft connects the two upper wings.