WHY IT WORKED: In Jacksonville, Fla., most of the luxury condo buildings are located at the beach or miles away along the St. John's River. Deerwood Place Condominiums is the first luxury mid-rise to be built on the Southside, in the heart of the city's newer business and entertainment district.

  • The gated community features a pool, a fitness center, a clubhouse with a summer kitchen, and private storage units.
  • The best-selling, 2,025-square-foot Elmwood plan offers three bedrooms and a large, central family room that opens to the dining area, the kitchen, the owner's suite, and the balcony.
  • Energy-saving features include R-30 ceiling insulation for top-floor units; double-paned, insulated windows; and great room, bedroom, and balcony ceilings prewired for fans.PROJECT CREDITSProject: Deerwood Place Condominiums, Jacksonville, Fla.; Sales started: December 2004; Sales through April 2006: 100; Units planned: 190; Price: $260,000 to $550,000; Unit size: 1,423 to 2,962 square feet; Builder/Developer/Land planner: Beazer Homes USA, Jacksonville; Architect/Interior designer: Beazer Homes USA, Atlanta

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