The Manhattan Penthouse in Jacksonville Beach

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Jacksonville Beach is on A1A, bordered to the north by Atlantic Beach, and to the south by Ponte Vedra.  “Jax Beach,” as the locals call it, is a beachside sweet spot.  The beaches to the south and east of A1A are protected preserves.  There is no chance a residential tower or tacky souvenir shop will ever pop up and block your stellar view.

It’s known simply as the Manhattan Penthouse (unit 912) in the most prestigious building, The Metropolitan Building, along A1A in these parts of Florida.  Built in 2006, The Metropolitan set a new standard in beach condos.

The Manhattan Penthouse is a cool, cosmopolitan, contemporary unit with floor-to-ceiling glass windows.  The 11-foot ceilings give the feel and look of a loft, as the Manhattan moniker would suggest.  Open and airy, the 2,800-square-foot floor plan has four bedrooms and four baths.  This is a perfect arrangement for living and hosting guests at the beach.

Unit 912 is recently updated and absolutely impeccable.  The new neutral design palette is definitely on trend.  The floors, tile, cabinets, and surfaces draw from native elements in a relaxed, contemporary casual style.

The condo has panoramic views of both the city and Jacksonville Beach. Dual ocean-view  balconies are perfectly placed to enjoy sun or shade, and make the most of the ocean breezes.

The Manhattan Penthouse has a functional gourmet kitchen, with an open bar for entertaining or dining.

The crisp modern décor is continued into the luxurious bathrooms.

The spacious bedrooms feature the stunning Atlantic views as well.

Ample closet space, built-in storage, and functional laundry really mean the Manhattan was designed to be more than a beach condo.

The Metropolitan Building is a secure, guarded building.  The Manhattan Penthouse has two parking spaces in a street-level garage.

The Metropolitan Building is within walking distance of the most popular dining destinations in all of greater Jacksonville.  Starbucks is close, but local coffee addicts swear by The Bold Bean.  If you feel the need, the need for speed, Jacksonville has a large military presence.  Many of the pubs, bars, cafes, and hangouts are frequented by service members. TacoLu is wildly popular, as is Poe’s Tavern, a literary themed traditional pub.  Never fear: Jax Beach is tamer than South Beach, but lively and vibrant during the season.

Oh, and ever wondered what those “Salt Life” decals are?  The brand started in Jax Beach.  Gear up, from your new penthouse.

The Manhattan Penthouse is listed a $1.399 million by Woodow Ahn of Coldwell Banker, 904-491-2893.