Mediterranean-style architecture can be found throughout the Jacksonville area, across properties of all sizes. Drawing references from the Spanish Renaissance, the Italian Renaissance, and Moorish architecture among others, Mediterranean-style architecture made its way to coastal regions as a result of a rise in popularity in the early 20th century. You’ll find homes, hotels, commercial structures, and apartment buildings in several neighborhoods that have adopted this gorgeous architectural style.
The lovely San Marco community is perhaps best well-known for being an historic neighborhood just a short distance away from Downtown Jacksonville. Part of that history includes Mediterranean-style architecture, which can be found in the likes of the San Marco Place Condominiums, which range from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet all the way to The Carl S. Swisher Estate, also known as Villa Alexandria, which is over 8,000 square feet. The streets of San Marco are reminiscent of the business district of Venice, Italy, and the restaurants follow suit. Located on the Southbank of the St. John’s River, San Marco combines contemporary coastal design with historical Mediterranean style.
A new home community, Tamaya brings the Mediterranean to Jacksonville. Homes in Tamaya range from 1,800 to 4,000 square feet, and the Mediterranean influences are one of its greatest draws. Prices in Tamaya begin in the $500s, and that price tag packs a tremendous amount of value. Tamaya is a gated community with home sites that are lakefront and residents are only six miles away from the beach with access to some of the best schools in the area. Residents can enjoy the Tamaya Residents Club, which is home to over 10,000 square feet of shared amenities. At Tamaya, old world charm blends seamlessly with modern luxury.
Queens Harbour Yacht & Country Club
Perhaps one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Jacksonville, the Queens Harbour Yacht & Country Club is home to some of the most opulent Mediterranean-style homes in the area. Houses featuring Mediterranean-style architecture begin at approximately $2 million and range from 3,000 to 7,000 square feet. It’s difficult to imagine a more serene and luxurious place to live, and the waterfront views are unmatched. The Queen’s Harbour waterfront community is gated and bounced on three sides by the St. Johns River. Enjoy golf and dining at the country club, and with a Clubcorp membership, you can take advantage of over 200 clubs, resorts, and spas around the world.
Esplanade at Town Center
The Esplanade at Town Center is a gorgeous Mediterranean-style gated community of condominiums lush with upscale shopping, delicious restaurants, and amenities reminiscent of a world-class resort. Esplanade offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, and the square footage ranges anywhere from 550 to 1,400 square feet. Prices begin around $200k depending on the size and layout, but for all that you get as a resident, it seems like quite a steal. Affordable luxury is within reach at Esplanade.
La Terrazza brings luxury to the waterfront with its Mediterranean-style single-family semi-custom villa homes built with materials from all around the world. It boasts a gated entry and features covered boat docks, so it’s easy as can be to get out on the St. Johns River. Prices for homes in La Terrazza start around $600k, and the sizes range between 1,000 and 3,000 square feet. Homes feature anywhere from two to five bedrooms, and the romantic architecture is further enhanced by gorgeous outdoor courtyards, loggias, and balconies.
One of the more established neighborhoods in Jacksonville, Ortega Shores is home to various architecture styles, including Mediterranean-style homes, and has been since the 1960s. Ortega Shoes falls on the more affordable side of the single-family home spectrum with home prices ranging from the high $300s to the mid-$700s. You can expect to find homes between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet, and most homes have between 3 to 4 bedrooms and 3 to 4 bathrooms. Ortega Shores is known for its peaceful waterfront views, allowing you to stay close to the urban heart of Jacksonville while still being able to head home to a quiet, sleepy community. With the beach as close by as the city, Ortega Shoes gives you the best of both worlds.Posted by Brad Officer on