Terry ParkerHigh School
Perched high on a large lot, with no hurricane damage, come see this stately and elegant riverfront property in Arlington Estates! Pull into the driveway, enter your code to open the impressive wrought-iron gates, and travel down the slope to this impeccably built 5 bedroom/5 bath home boasting 5532 sq. ft with 1.07 acres and approximately 90 feet of river frontage! Built in 2007 (Appraiser website have age and size incorrectly) with stunning architectural details and finishes which harken back to when architects were truly ''master builders,'' and when design and construction were more tightly integrated. An imported Italian tile roof complemented with an additional octagon copper turret, 3 HVAC's and 4 water heaters. Stepping through the leaded-glass front door with side lights and transom, you will be greeted with ¾ Santos Mahogany floors flowing hout the main floor, landings and stairs. 10 foot ceilings, 10 inch baseboards and three -piece dentil crown molding adorn the home. At the left of the entry is the distinguished office with rich, custom-built bookcases, stained and encased windows, stained wainscoting and crown molding, recessed lighting and disguised floor plugs. To the right is the inviting dining room with recessed lighting, chandelier, white wainscoting, chair rails with picture frame molding and recessed area for displaying your treasured art piece. The dining room is enhanced with an impressive wood tray ceiling. The gourmet kitchen will be the envy of all your friends - custom cabinetry throughout with endless drawers, another stained wood tray ceiling, recessed lighting, and an oversized island/breakfast table complete with wine chiller and warming drawer. In addition, Zodiac counters, farm sink and top of the line appliances check out the Thermador range/oven and Sub Zero refrigerator as well as kitchen planning/work center complete with miniature TV! The laundry room provides a multitude of storage options with floor to ceiling cabinetry, zodiac counters, dual sink and tile floors. The Gathering/Living room is located just off the kitchen with access to the covered porch, rich wood floors, dentil molding and one option for where you can view the most beautiful sunsets in Jacksonville. A small powder room boasting a pedestal sink, marble-tiled shower and floors. The enormous Great/Family room is an astounding 789 square feet with opulent wood floors, molding, encased windows, wood burning fireplace (with gas line option), custom wood mantle, ceiling fan and bay windows proudly displaying views of the yard rolling to the river. The second level has the primary suite and two guest bedrooms, one with a river view and the other with a garden view, and both generously sized. These rooms both all have en-suite baths and mimic the same architectural wonders found on the first floor - from impressive molding to prized marble floors to resplendent river views. The Primary bathroom is equipped with a marble-tiled shower, marble floors, jetted jacuzzi tub and a stained glass accent window with oversized vanities and lots of cabinet space. Finally, there's the 3rd level (with 2 more bedrooms - closet systems remain with home) where you can use your imagination to configure this spacious area to your family's needs. Ceiling fans, encased windows, dormer storage enclosures and one full bath. Could be a movie theater, a work room, play room, or just extra space! The "Turret Room" is astounding with rich mahogany flooring and an octagonal wood ceiling and chandelier - all with an incredible view of the St. John's river. Pull the stairs down and climb up to the roof terrace to view the intermittent celebration fireworks or simply just to take in nature's uninterrupted beauty! The backyard slopes gently to the river - path between the two houses and the dock (as/is - damaged during the hurricanes) is solely owned by 2012. Mature trees offer shade and a quiet place to sit. Blossoming garden full of colorful flowers and the ability to pick fresh lemons, limes and papayas! Plenty of room to add a pool and a myriad of other possibilities! Small dog, Baxi, may be home for showings. Please give him treats to suspend his barks at the delight of seeing you! Some furniture may be available for purchase separately.