fixer upper

c.1923 Fixer Upper Florida Bungalow 30 Minutes to Beach $45K ~ Sold

4426 Springfield Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32206   $45,000 ~ Sold

OHU50K NOTES

The owner is motivated to sell this fixer upper bungalow quickly. Located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, the c.1923 bungalow has many original features just waiting for restoration. Note the wrap-around porch, breakfast nook, fireplace, built-ins and arched doorways.

Brentwood

Brentwood is a historic urban community with a vast collection of architecturally significant residential structures, primarily dominated by bungalows. Before the first quarter of the 20th century, the area was sparsely populated.

On May 3, 1901, within eight hours, a fire destroyed 2,300 buildings located on 148 Jacksonville blocks causing an estimated 15 million in property damage.  While seven people lost their lives, 8,677 people were left homeless. The destruction caused by the fire ushered in a renewal of growth in the city referred to as the Jacksonville Renaissance (1901 – 1920). Scores of new subdivisions were platted, Brentwood being one of them, with the land for the subdivision being purchased by the Brentwood Realty Company in 1913.

Today most of Jacksonville has a dismal crime rate.  In Florida, where prices are usually much higher, for homeowners Jacksonville is one of those places where there exists a trade-off between low prices/close beaches and crime.

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REALTOR COMMENTS

Motivated seller Bring all offers. Unique 2 bedroom 2 bath fixer upper home in Brentwood with tons of interesting architectural features. Wrap around porch, built-in shelves and benches, built-in breakfast nook and more all on a nice corner lot. Located close to shopping, schools, parks, interstate access and a short drive to downtown Jacksonville.
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With sweat equity and cash, our featured house today (above left) could resemble the restored Brentwood home (above right).

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