The name is visible over the entrance as you approach the building in the historic Riverside neighborhood. The Charron, 2016-18 Herschel Street, Jacksonville, Florida.
This little building has simple, but elegant features...
...and an eye-catching lion's head centered over its name.
There are four one-bedroom apartments, each 900 square feet. The building was renovated in 2003. According to the owner, the apartments feature vintage elements such as original hardwood floors and unique built-in banquettes in the kitchen with under seat storage. Here's a peak inside the front door.
The building is not heavily decorated. There is brick trim around the windows...
Up top, a shaped parapet sets off the front of the building.
Here's another vintage feature that is seen in many similar buildings in the neighborhood-- window boxes. As you can see from the Poinsettias, the building was decorated for Christmas when I took this picture last year.
Each of the units has a garage in the back of the building. There is also a garage apartment.
Some of the simplest buildings are the most pleasing. This one definitely works for me.
The Charron is just around the corner from the center of the 5-Points shopping district and may stores and restaurants. Memorial Park and the St. Johns River are a pleasant two-block walk away.