The John Gorrie Receives Award from Riverside Avondale Preservation
The John Gorrie a condominium, one of Jacksonville's premier
condo communities located in the Riverside Avondale neighborhood,
recently received an award for Outstanding Multi-Family Renovation
from Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP). The award recognizes
the work of Delores Barr Weaver, who led the project, Gordon's
Castle, the contractor, and Rob Overly, the architect, for the
restoration and renovation of the former John Gorrie Junior High
School into condominium homes. Given its historical significance,
the size of the building and its surrounding site, the renovation
of John Gorrie Junior High School is an important component of the
continued revitalization of the Riverside Avondale neighborhood and
a monument to the rich architectural heritage of the area.
"We are honored to be recognized by RAP for our part in helping
to preserve the history and architecture of the Riverside Avondale
neighborhood," said Delores Barr Weaver. "We are confident that the
former John Gorrie Junior High will continue to have a significant
impact on the community in its new role as The John Gorrie a
Residents of The John Gorrie a condominium enjoy a lifestyle
steeped in local flavors, vibrant art, trendy shopping and cultural
ambience. Available homes include studios, one- and two-bedroom
condominiums, and two-story townhomes ranging in size from 800
square feet to 1,800 square feet. Select residences at The John
Gorrie a condominium, highlight original architectural details
including Palladian windows, soaring ceilings, a combination of old
and new hardwood floors, and exposed brick walls. In addition to
the unique historical features, the homes also include modern
luxuries such as stainless steel GE appliances, CaesarStone
countertops, gourmet kitchens and pedestal sinks in the bathrooms.
The restored original private courtyard provides residents with a
tranquil outdoor gathering space.
For more information regarding the John Gorrie a condominium,
call (904) 383-3688 or visit www.TheJohnGorrie.com.