Over the years, Avondale has evolved into one of Northeast Florida’s most desired communities, offering residents trendy shopping opportunities and charming neighborhoods adorned with homes that sit on shady tree-lined streets. Coupling architectural design elements with modern conveniences, Avondale draws the eye to the homes’ exterior but most people don’t realize that it’s the inside of the homes that have a story of their own to tell. Beyond the front doors lies some of Avondale’s greatest gems. From unique art pieces to restored items found in the home’s attic, the real estate experts at Prudential Network Realty share why it is really what’s on the inside that counts.
“Avondale is like a great book,” said Prudential Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer. “The outside of the book entices the reader, but it’s the inside, filled with character, details and surprises, that keeps the reader interested.”
Did you know…1453 Belvedere Avenue is a true work of art?
Art comes in many forms, but for this home, it comes in the form of beautiful stained-glass windows. So put away your paintings and store bought frames because the decorating has already been taken care of for you. One of the former owners, a stained-glass artisan by trade, designed and fabricated the stained and lead glass windows to fit specifically to the home’s sunroom.
“One of the greatest features of a historical home is that intricate details implemented by former owners will be passed down for years to come,” said Sheron Willson, broker/manager of Prudential Network Realty’s Avondale office. “The beautiful stained-glass windows are unique and one-of-a-kind.”
Did you know…1456 Avondale Avenue features restored cabinets discovered in the home’s attic?
That’s right. When rummaging through the home which was built in 1924, the homeowners came across old cabinets that had been left in the attic. Wanting to incorporate pieces of the home’s history, they used the lead glass doors as cabinets in the kitchen.
“These homeowners, like many in the area, value the history that came with the home,” said Willson. “This is a perfect example of how one man’s forgotten items can be another man’s treasure.”
Did you know…3011 Riverside Avenue was once holy ground?
Built in 1906, this home served as the manse for First Presbyterian Church downtown when Rev. A. C. Holt opened his home for church services so that the community would have somewhere to worship. Continuing the tradition, for the past 10 years the current homeowners have hosted a community outreach for the Riverside United Church of Christ, singing for those enjoying the Luminaire during December.
“Avondale offers residents more than just a neighborhood,” said Willson. “Residents are given the opportunity to be a part of a community and a place where people care about one another. This home has always provided that and will continue to do so for many years to come.”
Prudential Network Realty’s Avondale office was recently acknowledged with a Round Table Award for the third consecutive year which recognizes the team’s knowledge and dedication to the community. The Avondale Realtors continue to contribute in positioning Prudential Network Realty as an industry leader; ranking No. 1 in the area for many years with the area’s most experienced real estate professionals.
“Avondale offers a glimpse into the past while incorporating a very cool vibe,” said Christy Budnick, executive vice president of residential real estate, Prudential Network Realty. “Buyers have an incredible selection of home types and prices, from large waterfront homes to bungalows and condos. It is a special place where neighbors are friends and everyone appreciates the community’s history.”
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- Prudential Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer and Christy Budnick, executive vice president of residential real estate, Prudential Network Realty
- 1453 Belvedere Avenue Exterior – Prudential Network Realty’s Elizabeth Meux, (904) 388-5005
- 1453 Belvedere Avenue Stained Glass
- 1456 Avondale Avenue Exterior – Prudential Network Realty’s Elizabeth Meux, (904) 388-5505
- 1456 Avondale Avenue Kitchen Cabinets
- 3011 Riverside Avenue Exterior – Prudential Network Realty’s Elizabeth Meux and Claire Autrey, (904) 388-5005
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