Northeast Florida is a region with some of the state's richest history. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the state, and has plenty of houses that represent the many different periods this city has seen. Gainesville is home to one of the oldest colleges in the state, the University of Florida, which has existed in its current form since 1906. As such Gainesville may be the oldest college town in Florida, and nearby homes reflect the years of college history it has seen. Jacksonville, too has seen many years of habitation, and the beautiful district of Avondale is home to a variety of historic homes representing many different styles. This list is just a small sampling of the history available for you to own in those three cities and beyond. Houses here were built before 1930 and are listed in order from least expensive to most.
Year Built: 1909
This 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home in Avondale comes with so much character and original details including the beautiful wood floors. It also has many recent updates including a kitchen with the best of everything.
Year Built: 1888
This 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home was built in 1888 by Captain James Bell overlooking Plaza of Fort San Carlos and the Amelia River. In 1988 it was featured in the movie, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.
Year Built: 1925
This Mediterranean revival style home is known as Villa Arbolada and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, beautiful original details, a large pool, and stunning views of the St. Johns River.
Year Built: 1925
This unique home was the former home and studio of famous sculptor, Adrian Pillars. With 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, it has tons of historic charm with original features, but it also has plenty of modern comforts as well.
Year Built: 1889
This house, known as the Swann-Kelly house, is the perfect combination of spaciousness and historic notoriety. It has been featured in books, magazines, and a movie in 1996: All She Ever Wanted. Placed on 3 city lots, it contains a main house with 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and a carriage house with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
Year Built: 1929
This home, known as the Tigert-Barrow house, has been home to two University of Florida Presidents, so it is a part of Gator history. It has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an attached carriage house, an updated kitchen, and tons of extra space within walking distance from tons of shops and restaurants.
Year Built: 1925
This Tudor Revival house, designed by Marsh & Saxelbye, is located in the Avondale district only a couple of blocks from the Shoppes of Avondale. It has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an elevator, and a guest house above the detached garage.
Year Built: 1904
This beautiful and unique home has everything you want in your historic house. It has tons of original features such as stained glass windows, but it has been updated over the past 13 years to make sure it has the best in modern comfort.
Year Built: 1887
This Queen Anne Victorian style home is locally known as The Hibbard House. The interior has incredible examples of woodworking craftsmanship all throughout. The 4 bedroom/4 bathroom house is in Historic Downtown Saint Augustine, within walking distance of all of the charming restaurants and shops in the area.
Year Built: 1930
This Tudor-style home was designed by renowned architect, Mellen Greeley in 1930. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and it sits on nearly an acre of riverfront property within view of Downtown Jacksonville.
Year Built: 1928
This Mediterranean Revival home sits on the St. Johns River in San Marco. It was featured in Jacksonville's Architectural Heritage: Landmarks for the Future and is a Historic Landmark awarded by the Jacksonville Historic Landmarks Commission. It has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a boat dock, a beautiful pool, and so many other amazing features.