JACKSONVILLE, Fla., August 21, 2020 –NAI Hallmark, a leading commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm in Jacksonville announces the sale of the historic Thomas Porter House mansion located at 510 North Julia Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (the “Property”) on behalf of the seller, Porter House, LLC. The Property, which is situated on 1.5 acres, was originally developed by renowned architect Henry Klutho in 1902 and restored in 1981. JWB Real Estate Capital purchased the property for $2,605,000. NAI Hallmark will retain leasing and property management services for the Property on behalf of JWB.
“We are enthusiastic about JWB buying this property given their commitment to enhancing the building while maintaining its historic charm,” said Keith Goldfaden, managing partner of NAI Hallmark. “This acquisition further demonstrates JWB’s commitment to revitalizing downtown Jacksonville and we are excited for what all they have planned.”
The four-story Classic Colonial-style mansion boasts 16,000 square feet of professional office space, a grand 2-story portico with six (6) Corinthian columns, a serpentine balcony and coffered ceiling. Designed by architect Henry John Klutho after the Great Fire of 1901, the Property was restored in 1981 preserving many of the original features. In an effort to revitalize one of the few remaining historical mansions in Jacksonville, the new owner, JWB Real Estate Capital, has many planned improvements in mind such as landscaping, installing an exterior lift, updating staircases, and updating restrooms to bring the building up to ADA and modern quality standards.
“We believe in downtown, and we believe that the key to downtown revitalization is in clustering development,” said Alex Sifakis, president of JWB Real Estate Capital. “Being able to purchase a whole city block and a historic Klutho building, one block away from our recent investments in the Seminole Building and the Federal Reserve Building, just made a lot of sense for us. With our purchase, this area now has almost 5 contiguous city blocks with redevelopment in the works.”
For more information regarding the sale of the historic Thomas Porter House mansion located at 510 North Julia Street in Jacksonville, Florida, or any questions relating to investment sales assets, leasing brokerage or property management, please contact at NAI Hallmark at +1 904 363 9002.