The Residences at Barnett
Specified by Landrum & Brown, Jacksonville, FL
LVT / LVP
NovaFloor Serenbe LVT, Flexco Base Sculptures
Dixie Contract Carpet, Jacksonville, FL
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 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.
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.