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The John Gorrie a condominium Welcomes All Residents…Especially the Furry Ones

September 30th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

We have all heard the saying “Dogs are man’s best friend,” but for David Kattreh, this is more than just a saying – it is reality. When Kattreh began looking for a place to purchase, he had a definite wish list. One of the items was an ideal environment for his four-legged roommate, five-year-old boxer Mick.

“Finding a pet-friendly community was one of the most important things for me,” said Kattreh, who has been inseparable from Mick ever since he brought him home as a six-week-old puppy. “The John Gorrie was appealing right from the beginning, with everything from stunning architecture, an interesting history and one-of-a-kind residences, to its incredibly welcoming environment for Mick.”

In fact, Mick is the first non-human resident at The John Gorrie, and the experience has exceeded Kattreh’s expectations. In typical dog fashion, Mick spends a lot of time people-watching. The floor to ceiling windows in Kattreh’s condominium unit that overlook Stockton Street are the ideal vantage point for both Mick and Kattreh to observe neighbors walking and biking to local restaurants and shopping venues. The two also go on frequent jaunts around neighborhood, another of Mick’s favorite pastimes.

“I moved here from downtown, so I appreciate the green space around the condominium and how pet-oriented the entire area is,” said Kattreh. “Mick and I have a great route that we walk all the time – a loop to the duck pond, through 5 Points and Memorial Park, then along the riverbank and back to the condominium. The John Gorrie is located right in the heart of the vibrant Riverside/Avondale area, and everyone is very active around here because there are so many shops, restaurants and things to do within walking distance.”

Each condominium unit in The John Gorrie has a special history of its own and unique architectural elements and features that reflects its use when the buildings were a school. For example, Kattreh’s unit was formerly part of the auditorium mezzanine and, in addition to its beautiful windows, has an arched ceiling and original period plaster molding. Other architectural elements at The John Gorrie include exposed brick walls, original hardwood floors and fan windows.

The John Gorrie offers studios, one- and two-bedroom residences and two-story townhomes. All residences have been modernized and offer contemporary amenities such as stainless steel GE appliances, CaesarStone countertops, gourmet kitchens and pedestal bathroom sinks. Residents have access to a custom fitness center, elevators, private gated parking and a resident reading room with Wi-Fi internet access.

For more information about how you can be part of The John Gorrie community, call (904) 383-3688 or visit www.TheJohnGorrie.com.

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