''Villa Alexandria'' known as The Carl S. Swisher Estate has been the home of current owner's for more than 30 years. Exemplifying the Spanish Eclectic or Mediterranean Revival style as well as an Italian Villa, it is filled with original and timeless features. Original tile flooring and exposed cypress trusses, decking and vigas. Situated on a high bluff capturing gorgeous St Johns River views from almost every room. The windows are mostly original cypress with roll down copper screens. In 1999 the owner's undertook a major renovation adding a large game room replicating the beams and cypress windows in other areas of home. The architects were recognized nationally and won an Historic Preservation award. The kitchen also completely renovated during this same period (See More Remarks offers custom cabinetry, breakfast bar, 2 built in refrigerators, separate freezer, gas stove, double ovens, walk in pantry + storage and room for large breakfast table. Enjoy relaxing in the Family Room/Library leading from kitchen & game room which also includes a fireplace. This room features a coffered ceiling & walls of built in shelving. Located off Formal Living Room is a Bar/Cigar Room featuring a custom designed bar w/carved lions (symbols of San Marco). Pottery sconces on the wall are original to the home. Step outside to the loggia on the coral floor also original to the home. Master Bedroom and 4 others are located on the 2nd floor. A guest suite and bath are conveniently located on first floor. Master Bedroom features 2 entrances, a fireplace and captivating views of St Johns River. The master bath was completely renovated offering a generously sized walk in closet with built ins. Leading from bath is an exercise room. A detached apartment including 7th bedroom & 5th bath is located over the garage. A beautiful courtyard, fountain and green house are visible from game room and covered walkway leading from garage... The outdoor terrace is the perfect place for entertaining or enjoying the beautiful sunsets. The pool is located on a lower terrace near the river. A walkway leading from Loggia to dock & river is original to the home... A rare opportunity to own a part of Jacksonville's history and this premier home in the highly sought after San Marco neighborhood. Current owner will be downsizing to a new home built on a separate lot adjoining the property.
Listing courtesy of BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY.