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Making a Historic Home Modern, A 1902 Jacksonville Example

Older homes can have lots of charm and character. One way to really highlight the craftsmanship is to embrace the contrast between the traditional and modern. That juxtaposition creates an enticing interior while also retaining the warmth of historical detailing.

A cedar shake exterior with a gracious porch sitting on four acres of waterfront land is the perfect example of timeless architecture.

In the dining room, a tufted-leather couch is a little bit rock and roll with the vintage flag pattern. Additionally, the black and chrome transparent chairs allow for the beauty of the built-in bar to really be seen.

The living room pairs a traditional rug with clean-lined sofas and the jewel of the room, a bright modern deer painting. The extra large scale and the deep black background provide both depth and beauty.

There is nothing more southern than a large porch and outdoor wicker furniture.  A gracious couch with contemporary squared-off arms is an inviting invitation for today’s generation to sit for a spell.

To really embrace the future, take advantage of a large gravel driveway and install modern technology. This property has an electric car charging station.

A newly built dock with two boat lifts and fish cleaning station is the ideal way to add value to a property and offer some recreational fun. With this addition, the history and beauty of the land can be enjoyed with today’s toys.

To find out more on this unique and historic property for sale on the Intracoastal by Gwinn Volen of Keller Williams Luxury International, check out

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