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A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« on: August 21, 2008, 05:00:00 AM »
A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts



Here is a sneak peek inside Downtown Jacksonville's first authentic loft condominium development and the latest addition to the Bay Street Entertainment District.

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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 07:50:38 AM »
Whose to say that we aren't sophisticated here in J-ville ;) I LOVE the original fabric of this building wit' the painted sign, to the brick interior. Hopefully the Churchwell Lofts will fill up quickly. Great pics Lake. :)

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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 08:04:54 AM »
I think the architect did very good on this one.  I was sceptical of the roof top addition, but I like the end result.  Outside of some minor issues, I like it.  Good job!  Let's get something really cool to fill in the first floor retail...

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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 09:21:15 AM »
They are very nice, but WAY over priced...  Thats why there not sold out yet.  I remember calling several years ago when they first went for sale, since then they have only sold a couple...  amazing, if the developers werent so greedy, they would sell.... with an average house hold income in jacksonville at around $50k, nobody can even come close to affording anything downtown.......   its ridiculous if you ask me!

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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008, 09:29:40 AM »
Gorgeous.

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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008, 09:57:02 AM »
::: drool :::

I wish I could even afford the 1 bedroom. LOVE IT.

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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008, 10:07:31 AM »
Very nice... it will fill in despite the price... eventually. :)
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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2008, 11:07:52 AM »
Very Cool!  If I was single (no kids) I would be all over it. I hope they move fast!

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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008, 11:27:19 AM »
Progress...Impressive, most impressive.
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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008, 12:33:36 PM »
Very very nice.

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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2008, 01:00:36 PM »
I toured the building and several units a couple months ago, just as they were putting the finishing touches on the units.  I agree that they are very nice, but the price is probably not where it needs to be to sell quickly.  Aside from the pricing, my only gripes were as follows...the floors are original and there is little to no sound-deadening material added, so you can hear footsteps above your head from other units...not good.  I'd hate to hear what a TV or stereo playing upstairs would sound like.  The funky granite on the breakfast bars/kitchen islands is not to my taste (reddish orange swirl?) and detracts from the otherwise subtle and clean lines of the spaces.  Also, the lack of on-site parking is not ideal.  Monthly dues are pretty high too (don't remember the exact figures), which makes affordability an even bigger issue.  Not sure who they're trying to market to (Jaguars players?  Wealthy single professionals?  Hip empty-nesters?) but overall it is a very nicely appointed project.
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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2008, 02:00:37 PM »
Trevett-Mock has become part of this historic landmark.  They are a savy Real Estate Group who has a successful track record throughout the Southeast.  Note that 1 Bedrooms are now priced from $250,000, 2 bedrooms from $385,000 and top of the line, 2 story penthouses from $699,000.  As for sound transference, the developers have already addressed the issue.  The parking lot is gated and within steps from the residential entrance on Market St.  The monthly dues are consistent, if not lower than most other projects downtown.  If you have any questions about the lofts, either use the contact information from the article or feel free to ask me.

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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2008, 02:21:38 PM »
Can you elaborate on how the sound transference was addressed?  I have no doubt the monthly dues are in line with the market, I admit I don't fully comprehend how they are computed, but if an HOA budget is in place and is available to the public showing how the fees were determined then there shouldn't be an issue.  Hopefully my list of gripes didn't come across to negatively...I really do like the project, but I feel it's only fair that the people interested hear the positives and the negatives from a neutral source.

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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2008, 02:34:00 PM »
Can you elaborate on how the sound transference was addressed?

Buyers have a choice in either going with exposed beams in their unit or dropped ceilings:

Dropped ceiling


Exposed ceiling
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Re: A Look Inside: The Churchwell Lofts
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2008, 03:02:34 PM »
dropped ceiling in a loft?