This breathtaking riverfront estate was the home of noted philanthropists Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, former owners of the NFL franchise, Jacksonville Jaguars. Situated on nearly four acres of land, the main residence features more than 14,000 square feet of living space, including six bedrooms, six bathrooms, 3 powder rooms, a two-story foyer with Italian marble floors and a graceful curving entrance stairway. The property, which also includes a caretaker’s cottage and a carriage house, extends 243 feet along the magnificent St. Johns River, with a full length concrete bulkhead and a pressure-treated walkway leads to the boat dock with hoist, plus a gazebo for enjoying breathtaking sunsets.
Continuing their legendary generosity, the Weavers have donated this home to an advised fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. Once sold, the proceeds for the home will be used to benefit deserving nonprofit organizations. In addition, upon the successful close of the home at full price, the Weavers will establish a $1 million endowed fund at The Community Foundation for the buyer(s). The buyer(s) will name the fund, advise all grants from the fund, and name successor advisors to the fund.
Beginning with an electronic security gate, the long, paved driveway is set off by a brick banding and parking pad. An artesian fed lagoon with controllable water level meanders the length of the front yard. Skillful landscaping enhances the natural beauty with seasonal color and tree lighting.
The Main Residence is entered past a pair of nearly life size bronze lions. There are 6 bedrooms in the main house. The master and one guest bedroom are on the first level. All guest rooms have private luxury baths. Upstairs guestrooms can be reached by any of three staircases. Most have direct access to a wide covered balcony overlooking the sweeping lawn and river.
The residence incldues a variety of luxury spaces. Including grand foyer, living rooms, walk in wet bar, library, media den, butler pantry, game room, excercise rooms, and indoor pool area.
A Pressure Treated Dock with hoist and a draft of approximately 5’ at low tide provides for boating enjoyment at the owner’s chosen level. There is also a gazebo at the end of the dock where even a landlubber can experience the river and its many moods.