Large, open floor plans, high ceilings, and minimal interior walls are a few of the reasons that people are so drawn to loft-style condominiums. While traditional apartments offer a more standard interior layout with walls, doors, closets, loft-style spaces give residents the chance to truly make their space their own. Loft-style condos often feature large or floor-to-ceiling windows and tend to provide residents with more space, which can be used for living, storage, or for work. For Jacksonville residents who prefer a loft-style space to a more traditional apartment, there are several buildings that are worth consideration. Whether you’re an artist in search of a studio or simply seeking an open living space, Jacksonville has a loft-style building to meet your needs.
Situated in the East Bay area of Downtown Jacksonville, Churchwell Lofts live occupy the History Dry Goods Building, in which residents can enjoy authentic loft details, like exposed brick and wood beams. Units feature tons of natural light, thanks to the large windows, and each unit comes with access to a private gated parking facility. Condos at Churchwell Lofts are priced in the mid $200s through the high $300s, and residents have the added luxury of living in an incredibly walkable neighborhood, with coffee shops, bars, music venues, restaurants, and shopping all within a few blocks of the building. Most alluring for some, Churchwell Lofts is pet friendly.
Home Street Lofts
Only a five minute walk from the south bank of the St. Johns’ River, Home Street Lofts occupies a historic building in the heart of Jacksonville. Residents can take comfort in the fact that the building is secured by a passcode, and lots of nightlife, dining, and entertainment is only steps outside the front door. Units offer the true feel of an artist’s loft, complete with exposed brick, exposed ceilings, piping, and polished concrete floors. Residents also gain the added benefit of easy access to I-95 for those times when they’re ready to escape the city and head to the beach or out of town altogether. Home Street Lofts contains twelve units, and prices fall in the $500s.
1661 N. Riverside
The Riverside neighborhood is one of the most popular in the Jacksonville area, largely due to the breathtaking views it offers of the St. Johns River. 1661 N. Riverside is the ideal location within the neighborhood, not only due to the walkability of the area, but because it is home to one, two, and three-bedroom lofts and as well as traditional townhomes. Lofts are complete with exposed ceilings, stained concrete floors, and balconies that overlook the community. With retail shops on the ground floor and residents up above, 1661 N. Riverside was designed to be a modern urban village in the heart of Jacksonville. Home prices at 1661 N. Riverside fall between the mid $300s and the high $600s.
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1951 Market Condominiums
Situated in Jacksonville’s historic Springfield district, 1951 Market occupies a converted schoolhouse dating back to 1924 and offers an engaging blend of loft-style living with Parisian details. Units feature copious amounts of exposed brick, airy floor plans, sky-high ceilings, large windows to let loads of daylight in. 1951 Market offers gate parking and the whole building is pet-friendly. Living at 1951 Market means that there are endless opportunities to enjoy local restaurants and breweries as well as a buzzing nightlife scene, all within walking distance. Residents interested in putting roots down at 1951 Market can expect to pay anywhere between the mid $100s and the high $200s for a condo.
The Chelsea Lofts
Located in the heart of Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood, The Chelsea Lofts is a loft-style condo building that was built in 2007. The Chelsea’s loft apartments feature chic, industrial finishes and because it only has a total of twenty units, The Chelsea Lofts offers the close community feel of a smaller building. Each unit comes with its own private balcony, French doors, ten-foot ceilings, exposed ductwork, and custom stained concrete floors. Most impressively, The Chelsea Lofts has won four awards for historically compatible development and construction. Homes range from just over 1,000 square feet to 1,600 square feet and are priced in the high $200s.
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