NEW LISTING! Riverfront Dream in Jacksonville, FL!

If you’ve been dreaming of a home with fantastic architecture and wide river views for under 1 Million — you’ve just gotten lucky! Located at 2111 River Blvd. in the Riverside neighborhood of Jacksonville, FL, this home is within walking distance to Memorial Park and the many great shops and restaurants of Five Points. The main house is nearly 3,000 SF and has 5 Bedrooms/3Baths and loads of storage. It’s an entertainer’s dream with large front and back decks that offer unparalleled views of the St. John’s River are unparalleled.

The home is zoned CRO which means that you can convert the home into a duplex or…….even tear it down and build multi-family units on the property. The home is located on a double lot that runs street to street – from River Blvd. through to St. John’s Avenue.

You can keep the main house and subdivide the back lot if desired. There are so many possibilities! Click on the link for a full detail of the property and lots of pictures and call Allison Steilberg at 904-252-5181 for a private showing.




JUST SOLD! Riverfront Home in Historic Avondale

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The perfect riverfront home for outdoor living just sold at 1900 Edgewood Avenue! The backyard included amazing water views, stunning view of the downtown Jacksonville skyline from the dock, large open grassy areas and gardens, a huge covered flagstone patio, and covered dock with a boathouse and Jet-ski lift. Not to mention this home was only a quick stroll away from the wonderful shoppes and delicious restaurants of Avondale.

Details Included:

  • 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths
  • 4,054 sq. ft.
  • sold at $1,550,000

We are selling plenty of fabulous homes just like this one — please visit our website and call or text us at (904) 252 – 5181, today!




Estate Living on the St. Johns River in Ortega

4115 Ortega Blvd. Amazing Riverfront Estate
4115 Ortega Blvd. Amazing Riverfront Estate
4115 Ortega Blvd Hi-Res Allison Picks-22
Covered Riverfront Terrace

I’ve just listed an amazing luxury Riverfront Estate in one of the most prestigious residential districts in Jacksonville, FL – Ortega. This Mediterranean home was meticulously designed and created for the homeowners with an open concept which allows for easy every day living and also incredible entertaining options.

The epitome of elegance, yet inviting and warm, every detail of this home was thoughtfully planned from the tree lined entrance to the pair of palm trees on the back lawn framing the view of the St. Johns River. If you’re seeking the best of the best, please click here to see the full listing for this property or call me for a private tour!

Great Condo in Historic Avondale!

Beau Rivage Condo
Beau Rivage Condo

The Powell Steilberg Team has just listed a great riverfront condo in the heart of Historic Avondale. Full amenity building with riverfront pool, full time concierge & security. Ground floor unit has lots of windows and natural light, wood floors, large rooms and more! Walk right outside and enjoy the wonderful amenties of this popular building in Jacksonville, FL.

One of a Kind Mediterranean Riverfront Estate Home Becomes Available

3644 Richmond Street, Historic Avondale, Jacksonville, FL
3644 Richmond Street, Historic Avondale, Jacksonville, FL
Formal Living Room with Custom Cypress Ceilings - A Very Special Detail
Formal Living Room with Custom Cypress Ceilings - A Very Special Detail
Riverfront Swimming Pool with a Downtown Skyline View
Riverfront Swimming Pool with a Downtown Skyline View

It’s rare when you find both a piece of history and a totally turn key renovated home. 3644 Richmond Street in Historic Avondale offers just that. Start with an estate sized lot with over 150 feet of riverfront, add a totally renovated 1926 Marsh and Saxelbye home with shimmering riverfront pool and separate guest house, and you’ve got a one of a kind property located within minutes of downtown Jacksonville.

Purchased in the summer of 2009, the owners lived in the house for a year to get a feel for what they wanted to do. Then, they moved out and a total renovation began. C.F. Knight, Inc. a custom home builder and remodeler was chosen for the job and the work took nearly a year to complete. The property was renovated from stem to stern and included a new redesigned custom kitchen, all new windows, all new baths, new dock, boat house, boat lift and more! Take a peek at the video for 3644 Richmond Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205 and enjoy!

Stunning Skyline View from this Gorgeous Riverfront Home!

If it’s not great enough to just live on the River in Jacksonville, FL, how about living on the River with a stunning downtown skyline view? 4155 Venetia Blvd. has beautiful downtown skyline views by day but the nighttime views of the skyline are simply spectacular! Just reduced to $1,350,000 it’s one of the best Riverfront buys on the market today — get in before it’s gone!

Shimmering Riverfront Pool for 4155 Venetia Blvd. in Ortega
Shimmering Riverfront Pool for 4155 Venetia Blvd. in Ortega
Incredible View of the Florida Yacht Club and Downtown Skyline View
Incredible View of the Florida Yacht Club and Downtown Skyline View

Timuquana Country Club - One of the Best Golf Courses in Florida!
Timuquana Country Club - One of the Best Golf Courses in Florida!
  • Located in One of Jacksonville’s best neighborhoods – Ortega
  • Newer Construction – Built in 1995
  • Twelve Foot Ceilings
  • Views of the St. John’s River from nearly every room
  • Deep Covered Porch for Year Round Outdoor Entertainment
  • Shimmering Riverfront Swimming Pool
  • Pella Windows
  • Kitchen Open to the Family Room
  • Library with Fireplace
  • Luxury Master Suite with His and Hers Walk In Closets
  • Luxury Master Bath with Jacuzzi Tub, Large Walk-in Shower and Double Vanities
  • Separate Guest Bedroom Area with Private Bath
  • Storage Galore
  • Walking Distance to Timuquana Country Club

Stunning Riverfront home in Historic Avondale Comes on the Market!

Dock on the St. Johns River for 3554 Richmond Street
Dock on the St. Johns River for 3554 Richmond Street


Fantastic Two Story Red Brick Georgian Home comes on the market in Historic Avondale!  Click here to see this lovely renovated home that’s located on perhaps one of the most desirable streets in the Heart of Avondale. Richmond Street is great for a lot of reasons. It’s a “true neighborhood” where children play, people walk their dogs and ride their bikes and the neighbors know each other. It’s also an incredible spot because you are only two blocks from the Shoppes of Avondale where you can walk up to get a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, buy a new dress, a gift for a friend or get a haircut at the brand new “old fashioned” barbershop that just opened. Or, if you’d rather stay in, then enjoy a beautiful riverfront view from nearly any room in the house. Gather some friends for dinner and everyone can hang out in the open “cook’s kitchen” or take the boat out for a sunset cruise and enjoy the sparkling lights of downtown Jacksonville as day becomes night. The possibilities are endless. Call us today for a showing of this lovely home in Jacksonville, FL!

Foreclosure on McGirts Blvd. in Ortega neighborhood of Jacksonville, FL

4250 McGirts Blvd. - Exterior Front
4250 McGirts Blvd. - Exterior Front

If you’ve been patiently waiting to snag a great real estate deal, then your wait has ended. The house located at 4250 McGirts Blvd, is a foreclosure and an amazing buy. Reduced by another $20K today to the incredible price of only $909K, this is the best buy on the St. John’s river right now. Listed by Duval Realty, the house is over 4,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 4 and a half baths, huge fireplace, screened in porch, large laundry room, big piece of property, three car garage and a private dock, this house is a steal.

It does need some updating, but at this price, there’s plenty of room built in for the needed repairs.  In my opinion, just changing the exterior color to a more neutral tan with white trim would totally transform this house and give it immediate equity.

4250 McGirts Blvd. - Private Dock with Boat Lift
4250 McGirts Blvd. - Private Dock with Boat Lift

The neighborhood of Ortega is a wonderful place where you can walk, ride bikes, send your kids to school and get to your job downtown in just minutes. The naval air station is also minutes away and then there’s the Super Target – a place we all love to go!

4250 McGirts Blvd. - Back of House showing Large Yard
4250 McGirts Blvd. - Back of House showing Large Yard

Please call us immediately at 904-252-5181 for a showing appointment – this last price reduction is sure to make this one go.

Let’s Make A Deal! Incredible Price Reduction On A Waterfront Foreclosure In Ortega!

5028 Yacht Club Road

For anyone reading this who’s been waiting for “the deal”, you can find it at the waterfront (yes, I did say waterfront) home located at 5028 Yacht Club Road in the exclusive neighborhood of Ortega in Jacksonville, FL.

 Just reduced last night from $1,495,000 to $1,250,000 this waterfront home is now priced at only $281 per square foot. There have only been 6 waterfront sales in Ortega and Ortega Forest in the last year and only two in Ortega. To see these homes, click here.

5028 Yacht club - kitchen


5028 yacht club - pool







 The home was built in 2007 and has approx. 4445 square feet with 4br and 4.5ba. It’s got all the bells and whistles that today’s buyers seek — three car garage, granite and stainless appliances in the kitchen and an outdoor summer kitchen complete with covered terrace and waterfront swimming pool. The house is in foreclosure.

In this market, sometimes it’s hard to know a deal when you see one –a neighborhood expert knows the area and knows great values when they pop up  – this is one of them so don’t delay.

 If you’d like to schedule an appointment to see this house, please call me or Caroline. We’d be happy to make the arrangements.

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Average Sale Price of Ortega Waterfront Up 12% from 2008!

4561 Ortega Blvd
4561 Ortega Blvd.

I ran a quick statistical analysis this m0rning to see how waterfront sales in Ortega this year compared to the sales from 2008.The figures below represent a year to date look and do not include sales from 12/3 – 12/31/09.

In 2008, there were 10 waterfront sales for a total volume of $15,188,073 making the average sale $1,518,807. This number included a little house on Country Club Road that backed up to a “duck pond” — which can’t really be considered waterfront.

In 2009, there have only been 6 waterfront sales with a total volume of $10,290,000 making the average sale $1,715,000 — that’s an increase of 12% over 2008. Does that mean that the price of your home is worth 12% more now that it was in 2008?  Unfortunately, no.

 It is true that the average sale price is up 12%, but this figure is misleading. We all know that the price of waterfront property has dropped by hundreds of thousands of dollars  and sometimes by as much as million! So, while this is a legitimate and factual statistic, it just goes to show that not all data points to the real truth of the matter. You must have an experience realtor who knows the local market to interpret the statistics for you and give you the real truth about the value of your waterfront house in Jacksonville.

To see the list of waterfront homes that sold in 2008, click here.

To see the list of Ortega waterfront homes that have sold in 2009, click here.

Thanks for reading! Please join me for my next discussion of real estate in the Ortega, Avondale and Riverside neighborhoods.