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The Residences at Barnett

Specified by Landrum & Brown, Jacksonville, FL


Jacksonville, FL



Wall Base




FloorScore Certified


NovaFloor Serenbe LVT, Flexco Base Sculptures


Dixie Contract Carpet, Jacksonville, FL

The Situation

This project features the conversion of the historic Barnett National Bank Building, built in 1926. This iconic building in downtown Jacksonville sat empty, vacant, abandoned for approximately 30 years. The top floors had so much standing water and exposure to the elements that plants were growing inside the building. It was to be transformed into a multi-use building with retail, hospitality and a bank on the lower floors – and renamed The Residences at Barnett. The building was a shell with nothing on the floor and a giant hole running down the center of the building from the top floor to the bottom floor, which is 18 stories.

The Solution

The architect came to us looking for the right LVT to be installed in the multi-family portion of the project.  It needed to be high quality and the visual had to work with the existing exposed brick walls in the units. The preservation of the brick was part of a required percentage of the building needed to qualify for the historical government grant. NovaFloor by Novalis, in Serenbe Plank was selected and the results are stunning! Flexco Base Sculptures was also used throughout the building – on the lower floors which house retail and hospitality spaces, in classrooms for UNF’s downtown campus, and within all the residential units, which make up the majority of the building.

The Outcome

A beautiful, historic building is brought back to life in Jacksonville! The images speak for themselves.  It is the most dramatic transformation of a space we have ever seen and definitely one of our favorite case studies.

“One of my recently completed projects (a gem of a building) in Jacksonville, Florida is the Barnett National Bank Adaptive Re-Use Project. Last week, the Jacksonville AIA Chapter did a tour of the building and let me tell you, the floors look awesome. I was very impressed, as were the hundreds of other Architects visiting the building for the first time. Emi had been a tremendous help along every step of the way. Our firm highly values her expertise and great attitude and we just want to thank you all at CFD for everything you guys do for us. P.S. We plan on submitting this project in the Historic Revitalization category for the IIDA NFL Chapter 2020 Illuminate Awards competition.”
Brian Couch, L & B
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