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The John Gorrie a condominium Receives Grand Aurora Award for Adaptive Reuse Multi-Family Renovation

August 20th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

The John Gorrie a condominium, one of Jacksonville’s premier condo communities located in the Riverside Avondale neighborhood, and Gordon’s Castle, LLC were recently recognized at the 2012 AURORA Awards with a GRAND AURORA Award in the “Remodeling, Rehabilitation or Historical Renovation” division. The GRAND AURORA award is presented to the best in category within 11 Southern states.

The AURORA Awards is a design competition recognizing excellence in residential construction for multi-family and single-family projects in a number of categories across the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Now in its 33rd year, the AURORA Awards program is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), one of two regional trade shows recognized by and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

The John Gorrie a condominium also recently received awards for Outstanding Multi-Family Renovation from Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) and Adaptive Reuse from the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC).

“We are thrilled for the recognition that The John Gorrie has received from these prominent organizations for the hard work and dedication to preserving one of Riverside’s most cherished landmarks,” said project owner Delores Barr Weaver.

Great lengths were taken to modernize the buildings to today’s housing standards while preserving its historical architecture and ambience. During the renovation, more than 81 miles of electrical wire, 78 separate air-conditioning units and 25,000 concrete pavers were used to complete the building. Original wood flooring was retained where possible, but nearly 30,000 square feet of new wood flooring was also installed. The two buildings combined boast a total of 725 new exterior windows.

More information regarding The John Gorrie a condominium is available here.

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